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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IP Telephony
Rank 468 488 466
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -22
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 138 91 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 1.28% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 47 61
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £181 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £250
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 17
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.46 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £26.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.04% +50.00%

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +30 131 £325 -4.41% 33
London +26 49 £375 +12.78% 14
South East +1 40 £299 -12.77% 7
Kent - 15 £350 - 2
Yorkshire +15 14 £275 -33.33% 3
City of London +21 12 £375 -3.22% 4
Hampshire -7 12 £299 -9.46% 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £275 -
Sheffield - 8 £275 -
North West -6 7 £500 +2.56% 3
East of England -21 6 £300 +4.34% 2
West Sussex +5 5 £275 -59.22%
North East -17 5 £294 -
Surrey +1 4 £313 -30.55% 3
Swindon -5 4 £470 -
Wiltshire -15 4 £470 - 1
South West -38 4 £470 -6.00% 1
Cheshire - 4 £500 -
West Yorkshire +5 3 £360 -12.72% 2
East Midlands +2 3 £300 +14.28% 2
Berkshire +2 2 £250 -4.76%
West Midlands -13 2 £320 -11.72% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £306 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
Essex - 2 - -
Luton - 2 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £315 -
Bradford - 2 £360 - 2
Dover - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +18 1 £338 +28.57%

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 130 (53.06%) Cisco
2 95 (38.78%) WAN
3 88 (35.92%) LAN
4 82 (33.47%) Windows
5 75 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (29.80%) Microsoft
7 69 (28.16%) Firewall
8 65 (26.53%) Finance
9 52 (21.22%) CCNA
10 49 (20.00%) ITIL
11 48 (19.59%) Avaya
12 46 (18.78%) Windows 7
13 45 (18.37%) Active Directory
14 41 (16.73%) MPLS
14 41 (16.73%) VPN
15 40 (16.33%) MS Exchange
16 39 (15.92%) VMware
17 37 (15.10%) Cisco IPT
18 35 (14.29%) Telecoms
18 35 (14.29%) Wireless
19 33 (13.47%) MS Office
20 32 (13.06%) VoIP
21 30 (12.24%) Citrix
22 29 (11.84%) Blackberry
23 28 (11.43%) Migration
23 28 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
24 27 (11.02%) Cisco CUCM
24 27 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
24 27 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
25 26 (10.61%) Internet

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 40 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.12%) Lync
4 8 (3.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.45%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.22%) IIS
7 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (13.47%) MS Office
2 16 (6.53%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (38.78%) WAN
2 88 (35.92%) LAN
3 69 (28.16%) Firewall
4 41 (16.73%) MPLS
4 41 (16.73%) VPN
5 37 (15.10%) Cisco IPT
6 35 (14.29%) Wireless
7 32 (13.06%) VoIP
8 26 (10.61%) Internet
9 25 (10.20%) PBX
10 23 (9.39%) Unified Communications
11 20 (8.16%) DNS
12 19 (7.76%) SAN
13 18 (7.35%) TCP/IP
14 17 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (6.12%) H.323
16 14 (5.71%) BGP
16 14 (5.71%) DHCP
17 13 (5.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.22%) SQL Server
General
1 65 (26.53%) Finance
2 35 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.67%) Banking
4 6 (2.45%) Law
5 5 (2.04%) Retail
5 5 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.04%) Legal
5 5 (2.04%) Back Office
6 4 (1.63%) French Language
6 4 (1.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Military
7 1 (0.41%) Front Office
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.55%) Analyst
2 35 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 26 (10.61%) Support Analyst
4 21 (8.57%) Voice Engineer
5 18 (7.35%) Network Support
6 16 (6.53%) Architect
7 15 (6.12%) Project Manager
7 15 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.12%) Desktop Support
7 15 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) Administrator
9 12 (4.90%) Network Administrator
9 12 (4.90%) Cisco Support
10 11 (4.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 11 (4.49%) Desktop Analyst
10 11 (4.49%) Network Analyst
11 10 (4.08%) Consultant
12 9 (3.67%) Engineering Manager
12 9 (3.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.71%) XMPP
2 4 (1.63%) .NET
3 2 (0.82%) CSS
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.41%) XML
4 1 (0.41%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.84%) Blackberry
2 24 (9.80%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (4.49%) IVR
4 9 (3.67%) iPhone
5 6 (2.45%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.45%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.63%) CESG
8 2 (0.82%) iPad
8 2 (0.82%) Open Source
8 2 (0.82%) PKI
8 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.82%) NHS
9 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.41%) DTV
9 1 (0.41%) SecurID
9 1 (0.41%) e-Health
9 1 (0.41%) AS400
9 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 82 (33.47%) Windows
2 46 (18.78%) Windows 7
3 28 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (4.90%) Windows XP
6 11 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.63%) Android
7 4 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.41%) AIX
10 1 (0.41%) Linux
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.00%) ITIL
2 28 (11.43%) Migration
3 26 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (10.20%) Project Management
5 19 (7.76%) PRINCE2
6 17 (6.94%) Network Design
7 14 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (5.31%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.31%) Load Balancing
9 12 (4.90%) Service Management
10 10 (4.08%) Test Automation
11 9 (3.67%) WFM
11 9 (3.67%) Waterfall
11 9 (3.67%) Network Management
12 8 (3.27%) Change Control
12 8 (3.27%) Incident Management
12 8 (3.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.27%) System Testing
13 7 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.04%) SQL
3 2 (0.82%) VB
4 1 (0.41%) C
4 1 (0.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 75 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (21.22%) CCNA
3 27 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (9.80%) CCNP
5 20 (8.16%) MCSE
6 14 (5.71%) Degree
7 11 (4.49%) CCIE
7 11 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (4.08%) MCP
9 8 (3.27%) Security Cleared
10 6 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (2.45%) CCDP
11 4 (1.63%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.22%) ISEB
12 3 (1.22%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (1.22%) CCVP
12 3 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.82%) MCDST
13 2 (0.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.86%) SLA
2 7 (2.86%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 45 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.67%) Terminal Services
4 7 (2.86%) vSphere
5 3 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.22%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.82%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 27 (11.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.90%) OPNET
3 11 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (4.08%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (1.22%) SCCM
6 2 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.41%) WSUS
7 1 (0.41%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 130 (53.06%) Cisco
2 73 (29.80%) Microsoft
3 48 (19.59%) Avaya
4 39 (15.92%) VMware
5 30 (12.24%) Citrix
6 25 (10.20%) HP
7 23 (9.39%) CheckPoint
8 16 (6.53%) Juniper
9 15 (6.12%) Siemens
9 15 (6.12%) SolarWinds
10 10 (4.08%) Verint
10 10 (4.08%) Acme Packet
10 10 (4.08%) F5
10 10 (4.08%) Genesys
11 8 (3.27%) NetApp
12 7 (2.86%) Dell
12 7 (2.86%) Symantec
12 7 (2.86%) Nokia
12 7 (2.86%) Empirix
13 6 (2.45%) ProCurve
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