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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IP Telephony
Rank 456 465 465
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 151 109 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 1.53% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 50 62
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £184 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £462 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £360 £260
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.60 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £26.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +20.83%

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
8412 7118 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.48% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4643 3883 4097
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 696
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +7 139 £350 +1.44% 47
London +18 57 £375 +10.29% 25
South East +9 41 £344 +5.76% 10
City of London +31 18 £375 -3.22% 11
Yorkshire +15 16 £275 -31.25% 4
Kent - 16 £350 - 3
North West 0 9 £475 - 3
Hampshire -10 9 £285 -13.63% 2
Surrey - 7 £350 - 2
Cheshire - 6 £500 -
West Yorkshire -4 4 £360 -10.00% 2
Scotland -9 4 - - 2
South West -39 4 £470 - 2
North East - 4 £350 -
Swindon 0 3 £470 -
Berkshire -4 3 £250 -29.82% 2
Wiltshire -10 3 £470 -
West Midlands -14 3 £425 +11.47% 1
West Sussex - 3 £271 -
East Midlands -1 2 £255 +27.50%
Leeds -4 2 - - 1
Manchester -13 2 £275 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 £338 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £315 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £338 -
Bradford - 2 £360 - 1
Dover - 2 - - 1
East Grinstead - 2 £271 -
East of England - 2 £325 - 1
Warwickshire -11 1 - -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 135 (52.12%) Cisco
2 100 (38.61%) WAN
3 92 (35.52%) LAN
4 80 (30.89%) Firewall
5 79 (30.50%) Windows
6 75 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (27.03%) Finance
8 68 (26.25%) Microsoft
9 50 (19.31%) CCNA
10 48 (18.53%) ITIL
11 46 (17.76%) Avaya
11 46 (17.76%) MPLS
12 44 (16.99%) Windows 7
13 42 (16.22%) Telecoms
14 41 (15.83%) Active Directory
14 41 (15.83%) Cisco IPT
15 40 (15.44%) VPN
16 38 (14.67%) MS Exchange
17 36 (13.90%) Migration
18 35 (13.51%) MS Office
18 35 (13.51%) VoIP
19 34 (13.13%) Internet
19 34 (13.13%) VMware
20 33 (12.74%) Wireless
21 31 (11.97%) CheckPoint
22 28 (10.81%) Citrix
22 28 (10.81%) Blackberry
22 28 (10.81%) CCNP
23 26 (10.04%) Project Management
24 24 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 38 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.47%) Lync
4 8 (3.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.32%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.77%) IIS
9 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (13.51%) MS Office
2 14 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 100 (38.61%) WAN
2 92 (35.52%) LAN
3 80 (30.89%) Firewall
4 46 (17.76%) MPLS
5 41 (15.83%) Cisco IPT
6 40 (15.44%) VPN
7 35 (13.51%) VoIP
8 34 (13.13%) Internet
9 33 (12.74%) Wireless
10 24 (9.27%) PBX
11 23 (8.88%) Unified Communications
12 22 (8.49%) BGP
13 21 (8.11%) DNS
14 20 (7.72%) DHCP
14 20 (7.72%) TCP/IP
15 18 (6.95%) SAN
15 18 (6.95%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (6.18%) Multicast
17 15 (5.79%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 70 (27.03%) Finance
2 42 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.86%) Banking
4 8 (3.09%) Retail
5 7 (2.70%) Law
6 6 (2.32%) Legal
6 6 (2.32%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.93%) Back Office
7 5 (1.93%) Electronics
8 3 (1.16%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (17.76%) Analyst
2 41 (15.83%) Network Engineer
3 26 (10.04%) Support Analyst
4 22 (8.49%) Architect
4 22 (8.49%) Project Manager
5 21 (8.11%) Voice Engineer
6 16 (6.18%) Network Support
6 16 (6.18%) Desktop Support
7 15 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (4.25%) Cisco Support
9 11 (4.25%) Administrator
10 10 (3.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 10 (3.86%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (3.47%) Communications Manager
11 9 (3.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) Engineering Manager
11 9 (3.47%) Network Analyst
11 9 (3.47%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.86%) XMPP
2 2 (0.77%) CSS
3 1 (0.39%) Web Services
3 1 (0.39%) XML
3 1 (0.39%) ODBC
3 1 (0.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 24 (9.27%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (3.47%) IVR
3 9 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.70%) iPhone
5 6 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.54%) CESG
7 3 (1.16%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.77%) NHS
8 2 (0.77%) SecurID
8 2 (0.77%) PKI
8 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.39%) e-Health
9 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.39%) ASIC
9 1 (0.39%) AS400
9 1 (0.39%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 79 (30.50%) Windows
2 44 (16.99%) Windows 7
3 24 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (4.25%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.93%) Android
8 4 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (1.54%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.16%) Linux
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.39%) Fedora
11 1 (0.39%) UNIX
11 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.53%) ITIL
2 36 (13.90%) Migration
3 26 (10.04%) Project Management
4 24 (9.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (8.11%) Network Design
6 20 (7.72%) PRINCE2
7 14 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 14 (5.41%) Network Management
7 14 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (5.02%) Service Delivery
9 11 (4.25%) Change Management
9 11 (4.25%) Service Management
9 11 (4.25%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (4.25%) Network Architecture
10 9 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.09%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.09%) Change Control
12 7 (2.70%) Waterfall
12 7 (2.70%) Line Management
12 7 (2.70%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.32%) SQL
2 4 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.16%) VB
4 2 (0.77%) Java
5 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (19.31%) CCNA
3 28 (10.81%) CCNP
4 23 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (6.56%) MCSE
6 10 (3.86%) CCIE
6 10 (3.86%) MCP
6 10 (3.86%) Degree
7 8 (3.09%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.32%) CCDP
9 4 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.16%) ISEB
10 3 (1.16%) Avaya Certification
11 2 (0.77%) CCVP
11 2 (0.77%) CCDA
11 2 (0.77%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.70%) QA
3 6 (2.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 41 (15.83%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.70%) Terminal Services
4 6 (2.32%) vSphere
5 4 (1.54%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.77%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.77%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 24 (9.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.47%) OPNET
3 8 (3.09%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.16%) SCCM
6 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.39%) Nagios
7 1 (0.39%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.39%) WSUS
7 1 (0.39%) SCOM
7 1 (0.39%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 135 (52.12%) Cisco
2 68 (26.25%) Microsoft
3 46 (17.76%) Avaya
4 34 (13.13%) VMware
5 31 (11.97%) CheckPoint
6 28 (10.81%) Citrix
7 24 (9.27%) HP
8 19 (7.34%) Juniper
9 14 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 13 (5.02%) Siemens
11 12 (4.63%) F5
12 10 (3.86%) Acme Packet
13 8 (3.09%) Verint
13 8 (3.09%) NetApp
13 8 (3.09%) Nokia
13 8 (3.09%) Genesys
13 8 (3.09%) Dell
14 7 (2.70%) EMC
14 7 (2.70%) Symantec
15 6 (2.32%) ProCurve
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