The table below looks at the statistics 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 496 480 486
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 117 116 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 1.59% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 43
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £118 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £278 £291
% change year-on-year
+10.36% -4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Average hourly rate £21.61 £17.88 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.89% -33.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £14.25 £14.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £21.25 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £15.63 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -42.12%

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
7765 7290 7080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.16% 13.78% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4374 3937 3592
Average daily rate £363 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 393 529
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.66 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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 -17 113 £320 +6.66% 31
London -19 44 £325 -7.14% 11
South East -9 33 £388 +40.90% 5
East of England +12 21 £265 +7.07% 1
Berkshire +29 18 £463 -
City of London -7 11 £408 +12.62% 4
Hampshire +4 9 £388 +24.00%
Essex -4 9 £265 +89.28%
Harlow - 6 £262 -
Wiltshire +7 5 - - 3
South West -11 5 - - 4
Yorkshire -20 5 £200 - 2
Southampton - 5 £388 -
Bracknell - 4 £650 -
Bedfordshire +6 3 £300 -
Chelmsford -11 3 £363 +158.92%
West Yorkshire -21 3 £425 - 2
Suffolk - 3 - -
Norfolk - 3 £188 -
Ipswich - 3 - -
West Midlands +4 2 - -
Reading +3 2 £220 -
Swindon -2 2 - - 2
Surrey -4 2 £400 +45.45% 1
North East -25 2 - -
North Wales - 2 £413 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £413 -
Sunderland - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £188 -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 192 (71.64%) Cisco
2 93 (34.70%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (32.46%) WAN
4 83 (30.97%) LAN
5 81 (30.22%) Firewall
6 74 (27.61%) Windows
7 72 (26.87%) Cisco IPT
8 68 (25.37%) Microsoft
9 62 (23.13%) VoIP
10 54 (20.15%) Wireless
11 51 (19.03%) ITIL
11 51 (19.03%) CCNP
12 48 (17.91%) MPLS
13 46 (17.16%) Active Directory
14 45 (16.79%) CCNA
15 44 (16.42%) Telecoms
16 42 (15.67%) VPN
17 39 (14.55%) TCP/IP
17 39 (14.55%) MS Office
18 38 (14.18%) Data Centre
19 37 (13.81%) Finance
19 37 (13.81%) PBX
20 36 (13.43%) VMware
20 36 (13.43%) Unified Communications
21 35 (13.06%) OSPF
21 35 (13.06%) BGP
22 31 (11.57%) Avaya
23 27 (10.07%) Juniper
24 25 (9.33%) MS Exchange
24 25 (9.33%) Windows 7

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 25 (9.33%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.46%) Lync
3 10 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.24%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.75%) IIS
9 1 (0.37%) JBoss
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (14.55%) MS Office
2 19 (7.09%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.24%) MS Project
4 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (32.46%) WAN
2 83 (30.97%) LAN
3 81 (30.22%) Firewall
4 72 (26.87%) Cisco IPT
5 62 (23.13%) VoIP
6 54 (20.15%) Wireless
7 48 (17.91%) MPLS
8 42 (15.67%) VPN
9 39 (14.55%) TCP/IP
10 37 (13.81%) PBX
11 36 (13.43%) Unified Communications
12 35 (13.06%) OSPF
12 35 (13.06%) BGP
13 22 (8.21%) Network Security
13 22 (8.21%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (7.84%) EIGRP
15 18 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
16 15 (5.60%) Internet
16 15 (5.60%) SAN
17 14 (5.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.37%) DB2
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 44 (16.42%) Telecoms
2 37 (13.81%) Finance
3 5 (1.87%) Banking
4 4 (1.49%) Retail
4 4 (1.49%) Law
4 4 (1.49%) Legal
5 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.37%) German Language
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Local Government
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (22.01%) Network Engineer
2 39 (14.55%) Analyst
3 22 (8.21%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.09%) Support Engineer
5 17 (6.34%) Cisco Engineer
6 15 (5.60%) Architect
7 14 (5.22%) Network Analyst
8 13 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 12 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.48%) Administrator
10 11 (4.10%) Network Support
11 10 (3.73%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (3.73%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.73%) IT Support
12 9 (3.36%) Voice Engineer
12 9 (3.36%) Desktop Support
13 8 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (2.99%) Unified Communications Manager
13 8 (2.99%) Network Specialist
13 8 (2.99%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.61%) XMPP
2 2 (0.75%) HTML
2 2 (0.75%) COM
3 1 (0.37%) Web Services
3 1 (0.37%) Middleware
3 1 (0.37%) .NET
3 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.33%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (8.21%) IVR
4 20 (7.46%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.61%) Eurex
6 7 (2.61%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.61%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.24%) Handset
8 3 (1.12%) Replication
8 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.75%) PMI
9 2 (0.75%) NHS
9 2 (0.75%) CMDB
9 2 (0.75%) iPad
9 2 (0.75%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.37%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 74 (27.61%) Windows
2 25 (9.33%) Windows 7
3 23 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (8.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (4.85%) Windows XP
6 12 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.36%) Linux
8 7 (2.61%) Android
9 6 (2.24%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.87%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.12%) AIX
11 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.75%) UNIX
12 2 (0.75%) Solaris
12 2 (0.75%) CentOS
12 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.03%) ITIL
2 23 (8.58%) Project Management
3 20 (7.46%) Service Delivery
4 19 (7.09%) Network Management
5 16 (5.97%) PRINCE2
6 13 (4.85%) Network Design
7 12 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.10%) Migration
9 8 (2.99%) Service Management
10 7 (2.61%) Business Continuity
10 7 (2.61%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.61%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.61%) Load Balancing
11 6 (2.24%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (2.24%) Change Management
11 6 (2.24%) Configuration Management
12 5 (1.87%) Project Planning
12 5 (1.87%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.72%) SQL
2 4 (1.49%) VBA
3 3 (1.12%) C
4 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 93 (34.70%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (19.03%) CCNP
3 45 (16.79%) CCNA
4 19 (7.09%) Degree
5 14 (5.22%) CCIE
6 13 (4.85%) Security Cleared
7 12 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.48%) CCVP
7 12 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (3.73%) MCSE
9 6 (2.24%) CCDP
10 5 (1.87%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.87%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (1.49%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.49%) MCTS
11 4 (1.49%) MCP
12 3 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.48%) SLA
2 6 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.87%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.37%) TickIT
5 1 (0.37%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 46 (17.16%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.24%) XenApp
3 6 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.49%) vSphere
5 2 (0.75%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.75%) XenServer
5 2 (0.75%) Firmware
5 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (6.34%) Cisco UCCX
2 17 (6.34%) Cisco IPCC
3 13 (4.85%) SCCM
4 12 (4.48%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (2.61%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (1.49%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.12%) WSUS
7 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.75%) SCOM
8 2 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.75%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 192 (71.64%) Cisco
2 68 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 36 (13.43%) VMware
4 31 (11.57%) Avaya
5 27 (10.07%) Juniper
6 24 (8.96%) Citrix
7 23 (8.58%) HP
8 18 (6.72%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.85%) Apple
9 13 (4.85%) Verint
10 12 (4.48%) Nortel
11 10 (3.73%) Blue Coat
11 10 (3.73%) SolarWinds
12 9 (3.36%) Mitel
12 9 (3.36%) Nokia
12 9 (3.36%) Oracle
13 8 (2.99%) IBM
13 8 (2.99%) CA
13 8 (2.99%) F5
14 6 (2.24%) Acme Packet