The first table below looks at the demand for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IP Telephony
Rank 458 474 477
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 133 96 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 1.38% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 50 46
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£316 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £143 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £473 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £291 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.42% -16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 13
Average hourly rate £17.88 £25.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.20% +68.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.18 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £57.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £25.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-37.62% +74.13%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7498 6937 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 3575 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 477 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IP Telephony Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK.

IP Telephony Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

IP Telephony Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IP Telephony
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK.

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IP Telephony
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 126 £320 +3.22% 43
London +26 61 £375 +2.04% 18
South East +2 37 £285 +20.00% 15
City of London +34 16 £375 -9.09% 9
Hampshire -12 12 £313 +120.69% 4
West Sussex +5 8 £280 -58.48% 2
East of England -17 8 £248 -14.65% 2
Kent - 7 £350 - 3
Surrey -4 6 £275 -38.88% 3
Yorkshire - 6 £360 - 2
Swindon -1 4 £470 -
Wiltshire -2 4 £470 -
South West -32 4 £470 +17.50%
West Yorkshire - 4 £360 - 1
East Grinstead - 4 £278 -
North West -12 3 - - 2
Scotland -14 3 £250 -32.43% 2
Essex - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £248 - 1
Watford - 3 £248 -
Basingstoke +12 2 £325 +158.34% 2
Merseyside +4 2 - -
Berkshire +2 2 - -
Bedfordshire -19 2 £300 +3.44%
Liverpool - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £274 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Bradford - 2 £360 - 1
Luton - 2 £300 -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IP Telephony also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IP Telephony.

1 104 (46.64%) Cisco
2 88 (39.46%) Windows
3 86 (38.57%) WAN
4 78 (34.98%) LAN
5 63 (28.25%) Microsoft
6 57 (25.56%) Finance
7 56 (25.11%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (23.77%) Avaya
9 52 (23.32%) Active Directory
10 47 (21.08%) ITIL
11 45 (20.18%) Firewall
11 45 (20.18%) Windows 7
12 44 (19.73%) MS Exchange
13 43 (19.28%) CCNA
13 43 (19.28%) VMware
14 38 (17.04%) Disaster Recovery
14 38 (17.04%) MS Office
14 38 (17.04%) MPLS
15 37 (16.59%) VoIP
15 37 (16.59%) VPN
16 33 (14.80%) Telecoms
17 32 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (13.45%) Project Management
19 28 (12.56%) Citrix
20 27 (12.11%) Blackberry
20 27 (12.11%) HP
20 27 (12.11%) Cisco IPT
20 27 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2010
21 25 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (11.21%) PBX

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IP Telephony also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IP Telephony. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (19.73%) MS Exchange
2 27 (12.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (5.83%) Lync
4 10 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.69%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 38 (17.04%) MS Office
2 13 (5.83%) MS Excel
3 12 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.14%) MS Project
5 6 (2.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 86 (38.57%) WAN
2 78 (34.98%) LAN
3 45 (20.18%) Firewall
4 38 (17.04%) MPLS
5 37 (16.59%) VoIP
5 37 (16.59%) VPN
6 27 (12.11%) Cisco IPT
7 25 (11.21%) PBX
8 22 (9.87%) Unified Communications
8 22 (9.87%) Wireless
9 17 (7.62%) SAN
10 14 (6.28%) DNS
10 14 (6.28%) Internet
11 13 (5.83%) H.323
11 13 (5.83%) TCP/IP
12 12 (5.38%) BGP
12 12 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (4.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (4.48%) Extranet
14 10 (4.48%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.35%) SQL Server
General
1 57 (25.56%) Finance
2 33 (14.80%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.04%) Banking
4 6 (2.69%) Law
5 5 (2.24%) Retail
5 5 (2.24%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.24%) Legal
6 4 (1.79%) French Language
7 2 (0.90%) Electronics
7 2 (0.90%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (21.52%) Analyst
2 21 (9.42%) Support Analyst
3 20 (8.97%) Network Engineer
3 20 (8.97%) Project Manager
4 16 (7.17%) Network Support
4 16 (7.17%) Voice Engineer
5 15 (6.73%) Desktop Support
6 14 (6.28%) Administrator
7 13 (5.83%) Architect
7 13 (5.83%) Network Administrator
8 12 (5.38%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.93%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (4.93%) Desktop Analyst
9 11 (4.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Network Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Cisco Support
10 10 (4.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.73%) XMPP
2 4 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.45%) CSS
3 1 (0.45%) Web Services
3 1 (0.45%) XML
3 1 (0.45%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.11%) Blackberry
2 23 (10.31%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (7.17%) iPhone
4 13 (5.83%) IVR
5 9 (4.04%) Fat Client
5 9 (4.04%) Thin Client
6 8 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.79%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) Open Source
9 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) e-Health
9 1 (0.45%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 88 (39.46%) Windows
2 45 (20.18%) Windows 7
3 25 (11.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.62%) Windows XP
5 12 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.59%) Android
6 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.14%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.45%) AIX
9 1 (0.45%) Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.08%) ITIL
2 38 (17.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (13.45%) Project Management
4 24 (10.76%) PRINCE2
5 22 (9.87%) Migration
6 17 (7.62%) Network Design
7 16 (7.17%) Service Management
8 12 (5.38%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.38%) WFM
8 12 (5.38%) Test Automation
9 11 (4.93%) System Testing
9 11 (4.93%) Load Balancing
9 11 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (4.93%) Waterfall
9 11 (4.93%) BCP
10 10 (4.48%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (4.48%) Performance Testing
10 10 (4.48%) Matrix Management
11 8 (3.59%) Information Security
12 7 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.48%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.79%) SQL
3 2 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (25.11%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (19.28%) CCNA
3 24 (10.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (8.07%) CCNP
4 18 (8.07%) MCSE
5 15 (6.73%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (6.28%) Degree
7 8 (3.59%) MCP
8 7 (3.14%) CCIE
9 6 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (2.69%) Security Cleared
10 5 (2.24%) CCDP
11 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.35%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.90%) CCVP
13 2 (0.90%) MCDST
13 2 (0.90%) MCITP
13 2 (0.90%) ISEB
13 2 (0.90%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (3.14%) SLA
3 6 (2.69%) QA
4 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (23.32%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.04%) Terminal Services
4 6 (2.69%) vSphere
5 3 (1.35%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 23 (10.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (5.83%) OPNET
3 11 (4.93%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (1.35%) SCCM
5 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.45%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.45%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 104 (46.64%) Cisco
2 63 (28.25%) Microsoft
3 53 (23.77%) Avaya
4 43 (19.28%) VMware
5 28 (12.56%) Citrix
6 27 (12.11%) HP
7 16 (7.17%) Siemens
8 14 (6.28%) SolarWinds
9 13 (5.83%) Verint
9 13 (5.83%) Genesys
9 13 (5.83%) BT
10 12 (5.38%) Juniper
11 10 (4.48%) Mitel
11 10 (4.48%) Empirix
11 10 (4.48%) CheckPoint
11 10 (4.48%) Acme Packet
12 9 (4.04%) Nortel
13 8 (3.59%) McAfee
14 7 (3.14%) F5
14 7 (3.14%) Symantec
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Rate: £16 - £19 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum 12 month fixed term contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £100 to £100 per day 12 Month rolling contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Aldershot
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago