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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 511 486 487
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 109 126 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 1.65% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 73 48
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£325 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £474 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £293 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 10
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.75 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -25.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £14.13 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £21.25 £57.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £17.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+26.97% -30.69%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -36 104 £306 -5.03% 44
London -16 44 £325 -13.33% 15
South East -14 28 £388 +35.96% 8
East of England +10 18 £270 +9.09% 1
Berkshire +21 17 £220 - 2
City of London -13 11 £421 +12.20% 4
Essex -1 8 £265 -
Hampshire -11 7 £388 +24.00% 1
Wiltshire +2 6 - - 3
South West -6 6 - - 3
Harlow - 5 £264 -
Southampton - 5 £388 -
Bracknell - 4 £650 -
Reading - 4 £220 -
Bedfordshire +12 3 £300 - 1
West Midlands +5 3 - - 4
Norfolk - 3 £188 -
Chelmsford - 3 £363 -
Birmingham +4 2 - - 1
Glasgow +4 2 - - 3
Surrey -4 2 £338 +22.72% 2
Swindon -6 2 - - 2
Scotland -12 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire -26 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -27 2 - - 3
North East -29 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Denbighshire - 2 £413 -
Sunderland - 2 - -
North Wales - 2 £413 -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 175 (71.14%) Cisco
2 88 (35.77%) Cisco Certification
3 81 (32.93%) WAN
4 78 (31.71%) LAN
5 72 (29.27%) Windows
6 70 (28.46%) Firewall
7 67 (27.24%) Cisco IPT
8 64 (26.02%) Microsoft
9 60 (24.39%) VoIP
10 53 (21.54%) ITIL
11 47 (19.11%) CCNP
12 44 (17.89%) Active Directory
13 43 (17.48%) Wireless
14 42 (17.07%) CCNA
15 38 (15.45%) MS Office
15 38 (15.45%) Telecoms
16 35 (14.23%) Data Centre
17 34 (13.82%) PBX
17 34 (13.82%) TCP/IP
18 33 (13.41%) MPLS
18 33 (13.41%) Finance
18 33 (13.41%) VMware
19 30 (12.20%) VPN
20 29 (11.79%) OSPF
20 29 (11.79%) BGP
20 29 (11.79%) Unified Communications
21 26 (10.57%) Windows 7
22 25 (10.16%) Citrix
23 24 (9.76%) MS Exchange
24 23 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 24 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.50%) Lync
3 10 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.44%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.03%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (15.45%) MS Office
2 19 (7.72%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.44%) MS Project
4 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (32.93%) WAN
2 78 (31.71%) LAN
3 70 (28.46%) Firewall
4 67 (27.24%) Cisco IPT
5 60 (24.39%) VoIP
6 43 (17.48%) Wireless
7 34 (13.82%) PBX
7 34 (13.82%) TCP/IP
8 33 (13.41%) MPLS
9 30 (12.20%) VPN
10 29 (11.79%) OSPF
10 29 (11.79%) BGP
10 29 (11.79%) Unified Communications
11 23 (9.35%) Network Security
12 19 (7.72%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (7.72%) EIGRP
13 17 (6.91%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (5.28%) SAN
15 12 (4.88%) ISDN
15 12 (4.88%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (15.45%) Telecoms
2 33 (13.41%) Finance
3 6 (2.44%) Banking
4 5 (2.03%) Legal
5 4 (1.63%) Retail
6 3 (1.22%) Law
6 3 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.81%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 54 (21.95%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.01%) Analyst
3 20 (8.13%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.91%) Support Engineer
4 17 (6.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (5.69%) Support Analyst
5 14 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (4.88%) Administrator
7 11 (4.47%) Architect
8 10 (4.07%) IT Support
9 9 (3.66%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.66%) Service Analyst
9 9 (3.66%) Network Analyst
9 9 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (3.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (3.25%) VoIP Engineer
11 7 (2.85%) Network Specialist
11 7 (2.85%) Voice Engineer
11 7 (2.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (2.85%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.44%) XMPP
2 3 (1.22%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.81%) HTML
3 2 (0.81%) COM
4 1 (0.41%) CSS
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.23%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.35%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (8.94%) IVR
4 18 (7.32%) Blackberry
5 10 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.85%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.85%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.44%) Eurex
7 6 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.44%) Handset
8 4 (1.63%) NHS
9 3 (1.22%) Replication
10 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.81%) CMDB
10 2 (0.81%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.41%) iPad
11 1 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 72 (29.27%) Windows
2 26 (10.57%) Windows 7
3 23 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (5.69%) Windows XP
5 11 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.07%) Android
7 9 (3.66%) Linux
8 7 (2.85%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.03%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.03%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.22%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.81%) AIX
11 2 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.41%) HPUX
12 1 (0.41%) Solaris
12 1 (0.41%) UNIX
12 1 (0.41%) SUSE
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.54%) ITIL
2 21 (8.54%) Project Management
3 17 (6.91%) Service Delivery
4 16 (6.50%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.10%) Network Management
6 11 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (4.47%) Migration
7 10 (4.07%) Network Design
8 9 (3.66%) Service Management
9 7 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (2.85%) Business Continuity
9 7 (2.85%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.85%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.44%) Change Management
10 6 (2.44%) Fault Management
10 6 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.03%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.03%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (2.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.32%) SQL
2 4 (1.63%) VBA
3 3 (1.22%) C
4 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 88 (35.77%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (19.11%) CCNP
3 42 (17.07%) CCNA
4 21 (8.54%) Degree
5 14 (5.69%) Security Cleared
6 13 (5.28%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.28%) CCIE
7 12 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (4.88%) CCVP
8 10 (4.07%) MCSE
9 6 (2.44%) CCDP
10 5 (2.03%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.63%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.63%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.63%) MCTS
11 4 (1.63%) MCP
11 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.69%) SLA
2 6 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.41%) TickIT
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 44 (17.89%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.03%) XenApp
5 4 (1.63%) vSphere
6 2 (0.81%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.41%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.41%) Firmware
7 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (7.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (6.91%) Cisco IPCC
3 16 (6.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 12 (4.88%) Cisco UCCE
5 9 (3.66%) SCCM
6 4 (1.63%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (1.63%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.22%) WSUS
8 2 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.41%) SCOM
9 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 175 (71.14%) Cisco
2 64 (26.02%) Microsoft
3 33 (13.41%) VMware
4 25 (10.16%) Citrix
5 21 (8.54%) Avaya
6 18 (7.32%) Juniper
7 16 (6.50%) HP
8 14 (5.69%) Apple
9 13 (5.28%) CheckPoint
10 12 (4.88%) Verint
11 9 (3.66%) Nortel
12 8 (3.25%) F5
13 7 (2.85%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.85%) Oracle
14 6 (2.44%) CA
14 6 (2.44%) NetApp
14 6 (2.44%) Lotus
14 6 (2.44%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.44%) Acme Packet
15 5 (2.03%) BT
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