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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 541 471 501
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +30
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 89 137 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.65% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 94 47
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £215 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £306 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £18.00 £14.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.00 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.04%

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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
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 £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -48 87 £300 -7.69% 15
London -22 36 £256 -31.66% 3
South East -37 22 £338 +8.00% 3
East of England +11 12 £300 - 2
Berkshire +8 11 £220 -12.00%
City of London +7 9 £475 +26.66%
North West -26 8 £340 -32.00% 4
Hampshire 0 6 £388 +29.70%
Bedfordshire +15 5 £300 -
Essex -1 5 £283 -
Southampton - 5 £388 -
South West -1 4 - -
Wiltshire -7 4 - -
Manchester -17 4 £125 - 4
Bracknell - 4 £650 -
West Midlands +7 3 - - 3
Surrey -9 3 £338 +8.00%
Uxbridge - 3 £111 -
Reading - 3 £220 -
Chelmsford - 3 £363 -
Luton +13 2 £300 -
Birmingham +9 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes -8 2 £300 -2.04%
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £300 -2.04%
Cheshire -16 2 £425 -15.00%
North East -32 2 - -
Sunderland - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Bedford - 2 £300 -
Harlow - 2 £265 -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 149 (72.33%) Cisco
2 78 (37.86%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (31.07%) WAN
4 59 (28.64%) LAN
5 58 (28.16%) Firewall
6 55 (26.70%) Cisco IPT
7 52 (25.24%) VoIP
7 52 (25.24%) Windows
8 50 (24.27%) Microsoft
9 45 (21.84%) ITIL
10 39 (18.93%) CCNP
10 39 (18.93%) Active Directory
11 37 (17.96%) CCNA
12 35 (16.99%) Wireless
12 35 (16.99%) Telecoms
13 32 (15.53%) Finance
13 32 (15.53%) MPLS
14 30 (14.56%) MS Office
15 28 (13.59%) BGP
15 28 (13.59%) VMware
15 28 (13.59%) Data Centre
16 27 (13.11%) Unified Communications
16 27 (13.11%) TCP/IP
17 23 (11.17%) PBX
17 23 (11.17%) OSPF
17 23 (11.17%) Citrix
18 21 (10.19%) VPN
18 21 (10.19%) IVR
18 21 (10.19%) Network Security
19 20 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (9.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.40%) Lync
4 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (14.56%) MS Office
2 15 (7.28%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.91%) MS Project
4 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (31.07%) WAN
2 59 (28.64%) LAN
3 58 (28.16%) Firewall
4 55 (26.70%) Cisco IPT
5 52 (25.24%) VoIP
6 35 (16.99%) Wireless
7 32 (15.53%) MPLS
8 28 (13.59%) BGP
9 27 (13.11%) Unified Communications
9 27 (13.11%) TCP/IP
10 23 (11.17%) OSPF
10 23 (11.17%) PBX
11 21 (10.19%) VPN
11 21 (10.19%) Network Security
12 18 (8.74%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (7.77%) EIGRP
14 15 (7.28%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (6.31%) ISDN
16 12 (5.83%) Multicast
17 11 (5.34%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (16.99%) Telecoms
2 32 (15.53%) Finance
3 7 (3.40%) Banking
4 5 (2.43%) Retail
4 5 (2.43%) Legal
5 4 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Law
7 2 (0.97%) Local Government
7 2 (0.97%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (23.30%) Network Engineer
2 21 (10.19%) Analyst
3 18 (8.74%) Project Manager
4 16 (7.77%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (5.34%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.37%) Architect
8 8 (3.88%) Desktop Support
8 8 (3.88%) Consultant
8 8 (3.88%) Network Specialist
8 8 (3.88%) VoIP Engineer
9 7 (3.40%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (3.40%) IT Support
9 7 (3.40%) Unified Communications Manager
9 7 (3.40%) Telephony Engineer
10 6 (2.91%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (2.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (2.91%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.91%) XMPP
2 3 (1.46%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.97%) HTML
3 2 (0.97%) COM
4 1 (0.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.19%) IVR
3 15 (7.28%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (4.85%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.37%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.88%) Thin Client
6 8 (3.88%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.91%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.91%) Handset
7 6 (2.91%) Eurex
8 5 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.43%) NHS
9 3 (1.46%) Replication
10 2 (0.97%) CMDB
10 2 (0.97%) PDA
10 2 (0.97%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.49%) Statistics
11 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.49%) iPad
11 1 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.24%) Windows
2 20 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (9.71%) Windows 7
3 16 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (5.83%) Android
5 11 (5.34%) Windows XP
5 11 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.88%) Linux
7 5 (2.43%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.46%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.97%) AIX
10 1 (0.49%) HPUX
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.49%) CentOS
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.84%) ITIL
2 20 (9.71%) Service Delivery
3 18 (8.74%) Project Management
4 15 (7.28%) Network Management
5 10 (4.85%) PRINCE2
5 10 (4.85%) Migration
6 9 (4.37%) Network Design
7 8 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.88%) Service Management
8 7 (3.40%) Change Management
8 7 (3.40%) Fault Management
8 7 (3.40%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (2.91%) ITIL V3
9 6 (2.91%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.43%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.43%) Risk Management
10 5 (2.43%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.43%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.31%) SQL
2 3 (1.46%) C
3 2 (0.97%) Java
3 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (37.86%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (18.93%) CCNP
3 37 (17.96%) CCNA
4 19 (9.22%) Degree
5 16 (7.77%) CCIE
6 15 (7.28%) CCVP
7 13 (6.31%) Security Cleared
8 12 (5.83%) SC Cleared
9 9 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (3.40%) MCSE
11 5 (2.43%) CCDP
12 4 (1.94%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.46%) MCP
14 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.97%) MCITP
15 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.49%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.77%) SLA
2 5 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) TickIT
System Software
1 39 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.43%) XenApp
4 4 (1.94%) vSphere
4 4 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.97%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.49%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (7.28%) Cisco IPCC
2 13 (6.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (5.83%) Cisco UCCX
4 9 (4.37%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (3.40%) SCCM
6 4 (1.94%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.46%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.46%) WSUS
7 3 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.97%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 149 (72.33%) Cisco
2 50 (24.27%) Microsoft
3 28 (13.59%) VMware
4 23 (11.17%) Citrix
5 20 (9.71%) Avaya
6 16 (7.77%) Juniper
7 13 (6.31%) HP
8 12 (5.83%) Verint
9 11 (5.34%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.37%) Apple
11 8 (3.88%) F5
12 6 (2.91%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.91%) Acme Packet
12 6 (2.91%) CA
12 6 (2.91%) NetApp
13 5 (2.43%) Blue Coat
14 4 (1.94%) BT
14 4 (1.94%) Nortel
14 4 (1.94%) Riverbed
15 3 (1.46%) Veeam