The table below looks at the statistics for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 533 498 515
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +17
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 108 134 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 1.60% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 82 66
Median daily rate £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £291 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.17% -10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Median hourly rate £25.13 £40.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.18% +180.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £41.00 £39.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.13 £40.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-37.18% +180.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8602 8400 7333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.48% 15.01% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4565 3897
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 474 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IP Telephony as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IP Telephony
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 103 £350 +8.52% 26
London -37 31 £410 +26.15% 7
South East -16 24 £350 - 3
South West +10 13 £359 -0.41% 2
North West -7 11 £325 +44.44% 6
West Midlands - 11 £210 - 1
City of London +37 10 £365 +121.21% 1
Hampshire +11 8 £350 -6.66% 1
Southampton +23 7 £350 -6.66%
Berkshire 0 7 £475 +2.70%
East of England -3 7 £188 -26.03%
Manchester -6 7 £331 +47.22% 5
Gloucestershire - 6 £375 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £210 - 1
Oxfordshire +11 4 £345 +7.81%
Yorkshire +2 4 - - 6
Wales +9 3 - -
Bedfordshire +7 3 £164 +63.75%
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £700 +68.67%
Wiltshire +2 3 £250 -
Merseyside +2 3 £325 - 1
Cambridge 0 3 £700 -
Bristol -1 3 £365 +1.38% 1
Reading - 3 - -
Banbury - 3 £345 -
East Grinstead - 3 £325 -
Chippenham - 3 £250 -
West Sussex - 3 £325 - 1
Derbyshire +10 2 £363 +104.22%
East Midlands +4 2 £363 +104.22% 1

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 155 (70.78%) Cisco
2 110 (50.23%) WAN
3 100 (45.66%) LAN
4 81 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (36.99%) Firewall
5 70 (31.96%) Wireless
6 67 (30.59%) ITIL
7 56 (25.57%) Windows
8 51 (23.29%) CCNP
9 50 (22.83%) CCNA
10 45 (20.55%) Microsoft
11 44 (20.09%) Data Centre
12 43 (19.63%) Telecoms
13 39 (17.81%) Active Directory
14 37 (16.89%) VPN
14 37 (16.89%) Cisco IPT
15 35 (15.98%) Network Security
16 33 (15.07%) Project Management
17 31 (14.16%) CheckPoint
18 30 (13.70%) MPLS
18 30 (13.70%) VMware
19 27 (12.33%) Security Cleared
20 26 (11.87%) Cisco ASA
20 26 (11.87%) Finance
20 26 (11.87%) DNS
21 24 (10.96%) PRINCE2
21 24 (10.96%) SolarWinds
21 24 (10.96%) Windows 7
21 24 (10.96%) Video Conferencing
22 23 (10.50%) MS Exchange

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (10.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.57%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.20%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.91%) CMS
7 2 (0.91%) IIS
7 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.85%) MS Office
3 5 (2.28%) MS Project
4 3 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.83%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) IaaS
2 2 (0.91%) PaaS
2 2 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (50.23%) WAN
2 100 (45.66%) LAN
3 81 (36.99%) Firewall
4 70 (31.96%) Wireless
5 37 (16.89%) Cisco IPT
5 37 (16.89%) VPN
6 35 (15.98%) Network Security
7 30 (13.70%) MPLS
8 26 (11.87%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (11.87%) DNS
9 23 (10.50%) VoIP
10 22 (10.05%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (9.59%) DHCP
12 16 (7.31%) Unified Communications
13 15 (6.85%) VLAN
14 14 (6.39%) Internet
14 14 (6.39%) TCP/IP
15 13 (5.94%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (5.48%) SAN
17 11 (5.02%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 43 (19.63%) Telecoms
2 26 (11.87%) Finance
3 8 (3.65%) Legal
4 6 (2.74%) Law
4 6 (2.74%) Retail
5 5 (2.28%) Advertising
6 4 (1.83%) Banking
7 3 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) French Language
8 2 (0.91%) Games
8 2 (0.91%) German Language
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (30.14%) Network Engineer
2 38 (17.35%) Analyst
3 33 (15.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (9.13%) Support Engineer
6 17 (7.76%) Support Analyst
7 16 (7.31%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (6.85%) Infrastructure Support
8 15 (6.85%) Network Analyst
9 14 (6.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (5.94%) Architect
10 13 (5.94%) Voice Engineer
11 12 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (5.48%) Security Engineer
12 11 (5.02%) Project Manager
13 10 (4.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 9 (4.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
14 9 (4.11%) Network Architect
15 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Manager
15 8 (3.65%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.65%) XMPP
2 3 (1.37%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.91%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.96%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (5.02%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.74%) Handset
5 6 (2.74%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.37%) iPad
7 3 (1.37%) NHS
7 3 (1.37%) Statistics
8 2 (0.91%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.91%) FMCG
8 2 (0.91%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.46%) Eurex
9 1 (0.46%) Fintech
9 1 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.57%) Windows
2 24 (10.96%) Windows 7
3 22 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (8.68%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.20%) Android
8 4 (1.83%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.83%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.37%) Unix
9 3 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.91%) Linux
10 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.91%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (30.59%) ITIL
2 33 (15.07%) Project Management
3 24 (10.96%) PRINCE2
4 19 (8.68%) ITIL V3
5 15 (6.85%) Migration
5 15 (6.85%) Network Management
6 14 (6.39%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.02%) Network Design
7 11 (5.02%) Service Management
7 11 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (4.57%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (3.65%) Change Management
9 8 (3.65%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.65%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.74%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (2.74%) MODAF
10 6 (2.74%) Presales
10 6 (2.74%) TOGAF
10 6 (2.74%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.02%) SQL
2 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (23.29%) CCNP
3 50 (22.83%) CCNA
4 27 (12.33%) Security Cleared
5 19 (8.68%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.22%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (7.31%) CCIE
8 11 (5.02%) Degree
9 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.74%) PMI Certification
10 5 (2.28%) PMP
10 5 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.83%) APMP
11 4 (1.83%) MCP
11 4 (1.83%) MCSE
12 3 (1.37%) MCDST
12 3 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.91%) CCVP
13 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.91%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) SLA
2 7 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.37%) QA
6 2 (0.91%) GxP
7 1 (0.46%) BS7799
7 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.11%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.74%) UAG
4 6 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.91%) Firmware
6 2 (0.91%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.46%) Squid
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.46%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) XenApp
7 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (6.85%) Cisco UCCX
2 12 (5.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (4.11%) SCCM
4 7 (3.20%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (2.74%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.37%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.37%) Nagios
7 3 (1.37%) SmoothWall
7 3 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.91%) Cacti
8 2 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.91%) SCOM
8 2 (0.91%) WSUS
9 1 (0.46%) AppManager
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.46%) Opsview
Vendors
1 155 (70.78%) Cisco
2 45 (20.55%) Microsoft
3 31 (14.16%) CheckPoint
4 30 (13.70%) VMware
5 24 (10.96%) SolarWinds
6 22 (10.05%) Avaya
6 22 (10.05%) Citrix
6 22 (10.05%) HP
7 18 (8.22%) Nortel
8 16 (7.31%) Siemens
9 13 (5.94%) Meraki
10 10 (4.57%) F5
11 7 (3.20%) Riverbed
12 6 (2.74%) BT
12 6 (2.74%) Mitel
13 5 (2.28%) CA
13 5 (2.28%) Dell
13 5 (2.28%) IBM
13 5 (2.28%) Intel Security
13 5 (2.28%) Nokia