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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 429 473 417
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -56
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 143 86 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.33% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 52
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£331 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £186 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £421 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 9
Average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £23.50 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £36.10 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +27.90%

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +36 129 £331 +10.41% 28
London +22 44 £365 +23.72% 14
South East +3 32 £359 -1.03% 3
City of London +20 17 £365 -2.66% 6
South West -3 17 £338 -3.57%
East of England +2 14 £255 +54.54% 1
Wiltshire +6 11 £190 -55.29%
Berkshire +4 11 £300 -25.46%
Essex +18 10 £257 - 1
West Midlands +10 10 £218 - 3
Surrey +7 8 £343 +24.54%
Yorkshire -3 6 £300 -7.69% 6
Hampshire -15 6 £368 +145.00%
Wolverhampton - 6 £196 - 1
Scotland -12 5 £313 -10.71% 1
North Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
Bristol - 5 £363 -
Hertfordshire 0 3 £208 -
North West 0 3 £440 +193.33%
York - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Birmingham - 3 £300 -
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh - 3 £325 -
Manchester -3 2 £440 +193.33%
Swindon -9 2 £190 -55.29%
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £273 -42.63% 1
East Midlands +15 1 £300 +36.36% 1
Glasgow -2 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -4 1 £300 -7.69% 3

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 209 (72.07%) Cisco
2 122 (42.07%) LAN
3 120 (41.38%) WAN
4 107 (36.90%) Cisco Certification
5 106 (36.55%) Firewall
6 77 (26.55%) MPLS
7 69 (23.79%) ITIL
8 68 (23.45%) Windows
9 67 (23.10%) VPN
10 65 (22.41%) VoIP
10 65 (22.41%) CCNA
10 65 (22.41%) Wireless
11 60 (20.69%) Microsoft
12 53 (18.28%) Cisco IPT
13 50 (17.24%) Telecoms
14 48 (16.55%) CheckPoint
15 47 (16.21%) CCNP
16 45 (15.52%) Internet
16 45 (15.52%) Finance
17 44 (15.17%) Avaya
18 43 (14.83%) OSPF
19 42 (14.48%) BGP
20 40 (13.79%) Juniper
21 39 (13.45%) TCP/IP
21 39 (13.45%) Video Conferencing
22 35 (12.07%) VLAN
23 34 (11.72%) HP
24 31 (10.69%) Unified Communications
25 29 (10.00%) DHCP
25 29 (10.00%) DNS

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.52%) Lync
3 12 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.69%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (6.55%) MS Office
2 9 (3.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.03%) SaaS
3 2 (0.69%) IaaS
3 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (42.07%) LAN
2 120 (41.38%) WAN
3 106 (36.55%) Firewall
4 77 (26.55%) MPLS
5 67 (23.10%) VPN
6 65 (22.41%) VoIP
6 65 (22.41%) Wireless
7 53 (18.28%) Cisco IPT
8 45 (15.52%) Internet
9 43 (14.83%) OSPF
10 42 (14.48%) BGP
11 39 (13.45%) TCP/IP
12 35 (12.07%) VLAN
13 31 (10.69%) Unified Communications
14 29 (10.00%) DHCP
14 29 (10.00%) DNS
15 24 (8.28%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (7.93%) ISDN
17 22 (7.59%) Network Security
18 21 (7.24%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 45 (15.52%) Finance
3 10 (3.45%) Banking
4 9 (3.10%) Retail
5 6 (2.07%) Back Office
6 5 (1.72%) Law
6 5 (1.72%) Legal
6 5 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Electronics
8 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (24.83%) Network Engineer
2 44 (15.17%) Analyst
3 36 (12.41%) Architect
4 25 (8.62%) Voice Engineer
5 21 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 19 (6.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (5.86%) Network Support
7 17 (5.86%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.14%) VoIP Engineer
10 12 (4.14%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.79%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (3.79%) Applications Engineer
12 8 (2.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 8 (2.76%) IT Support
12 8 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (2.76%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (2.76%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.07%) HTML
2 5 (1.72%) XMPP
3 3 (1.03%) Web Services
4 2 (0.69%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) .NET
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) ODBC
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.45%) Video Conferencing
2 23 (7.93%) Blackberry
3 20 (6.90%) IVR
4 13 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.72%) Handset
7 4 (1.38%) CESG
8 3 (1.03%) AS400
8 3 (1.03%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.69%) iSeries
9 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.69%) PKI
9 2 (0.69%) SecurID
9 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.34%) ASIC
10 1 (0.34%) DTV
10 1 (0.34%) PMI
10 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 68 (23.45%) Windows
2 24 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (6.21%) Windows 7
5 16 (5.52%) Linux
6 12 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (3.79%) CentOS
8 10 (3.45%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.07%) UNIX
10 5 (1.72%) Android
10 5 (1.72%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.69%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Fedora
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (23.79%) ITIL
2 29 (10.00%) Migration
3 25 (8.62%) Network Design
4 23 (7.93%) Network Management
5 22 (7.59%) Project Management
6 20 (6.90%) Change Management
7 19 (6.55%) Service Delivery
7 19 (6.55%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (4.14%) Network Architecture
10 11 (3.79%) CRM
10 11 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (3.79%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.45%) Load Balancing
11 10 (3.45%) Service Management
11 10 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.45%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.10%) Configuration Management
12 9 (3.10%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.21%) SQL
2 6 (2.07%) T-SQL
2 6 (2.07%) C
2 6 (2.07%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.69%) Java
4 1 (0.34%) C#
4 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (36.90%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (22.41%) CCNA
3 47 (16.21%) CCNP
4 22 (7.59%) CCIE
5 21 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (6.55%) MCSE
7 13 (4.48%) Security Cleared
8 11 (3.79%) MCP
9 10 (3.45%) SC Cleared
10 9 (3.10%) CCDP
11 8 (2.76%) CCIP
12 7 (2.41%) A+ Certification
12 7 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (2.07%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.72%) Degree
15 4 (1.38%) CCSE
16 3 (1.03%) CCVP
17 2 (0.69%) HP APS
17 2 (0.69%) CCENT
17 2 (0.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (1.72%) PCI DSS
1 5 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 22 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.79%) Firmware
4 5 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.38%) XenServer
6 2 (0.69%) Squid
6 2 (0.69%) Snort
6 2 (0.69%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (8.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (4.14%) FortiGate
2 12 (4.14%) Cisco IPCC
3 8 (2.76%) SCCM
4 7 (2.41%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (2.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Intune
6 3 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.69%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) Nagios
8 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.34%) WSUS
8 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 209 (72.07%) Cisco
2 60 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 48 (16.55%) CheckPoint
4 44 (15.17%) Avaya
5 40 (13.79%) Juniper
6 34 (11.72%) HP
7 29 (10.00%) VMware
8 18 (6.21%) Mitel
8 18 (6.21%) Nokia
9 14 (4.83%) F5
10 13 (4.48%) Remedy
10 13 (4.48%) McAfee
11 12 (4.14%) SonicWALL
12 11 (3.79%) IBM
12 11 (3.79%) Blue Coat
13 10 (3.45%) NetApp
14 9 (3.10%) Nortel
14 9 (3.10%) Citrix
14 9 (3.10%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.76%) Verint
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