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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 517 460 499
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +39
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 109 152 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 1.97% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 76 48
Average daily rate £325 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £158 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £440 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.96 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £26.50 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -34.78%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -39 101 £350 +16.66% 40
London -5 34 £365 +0.68% 9
Yorkshire -12 18 £325 -10.34% 2
South East +3 16 £488 +37.32% 15
Hampshire +10 10 £488 +26.21% 7
East of England -3 10 £325 +27.45% 3
West Yorkshire -5 9 £550 +51.72% 1
City of London +23 7 £365 +36.44% 4
South West -5 7 £368 +8.88% 4
Southampton - 7 £488 - 4
Hertfordshire +10 6 £375 +80.72% 1
Leeds -9 6 £563 +55.17% 1
North West -18 6 £243 +7.77% 5
North East -15 5 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £180 -
East Midlands -13 4 £400 +105.12%
North Yorkshire +4 3 £325 - 1
Berkshire 0 3 £325 +8.33%
Bristol -2 3 £375 +3.44% 2
Scotland -6 3 £275 -12.00% 1
Sheffield - 3 £284 -
Cleveland - 3 £325 -
Uxbridge - 3 £123 -
Birmingham -3 2 £140 -53.33%
Cheshire -5 2 £225 - 1
Derbyshire -12 2 £400 +33.33%
Wiltshire -13 2 £250 +31.57%
West Midlands -19 2 £140 -45.89% 1
Manchester -19 2 £260 +15.55% 4
Middlesbrough - 2 £325 - 1

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 128 (65.98%) Cisco
2 74 (38.14%) WAN
3 68 (35.05%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (35.05%) LAN
4 66 (34.02%) Firewall
5 53 (27.32%) ITIL
6 52 (26.80%) CCNA
7 49 (25.26%) Wireless
8 45 (23.20%) Telecoms
8 45 (23.20%) Cisco IPT
9 44 (22.68%) Windows
10 40 (20.62%) Microsoft
11 36 (18.56%) Data Centre
12 35 (18.04%) CCNP
13 33 (17.01%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (15.98%) Active Directory
14 31 (15.98%) VPN
15 27 (13.92%) Network Security
16 25 (12.89%) VoIP
17 24 (12.37%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (11.86%) VMware
19 22 (11.34%) MS Exchange
19 22 (11.34%) Project Management
19 22 (11.34%) Security Cleared
19 22 (11.34%) Windows 7
20 21 (10.82%) CheckPoint
20 21 (10.82%) MPLS
21 20 (10.31%) Video Conferencing
22 18 (9.28%) MS Office
22 18 (9.28%) SQL Server

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.09%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.03%) CMS
7 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (9.28%) MS Office
2 14 (7.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.55%) MS Project
4 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Maximo
2 1 (0.52%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (38.14%) WAN
2 68 (35.05%) LAN
3 66 (34.02%) Firewall
4 49 (25.26%) Wireless
5 45 (23.20%) Cisco IPT
6 33 (17.01%) Wi-Fi
7 31 (15.98%) VPN
8 27 (13.92%) Network Security
9 25 (12.89%) VoIP
10 24 (12.37%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (10.82%) MPLS
12 15 (7.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (7.73%) DNS
13 12 (6.19%) Unified Communications
14 11 (5.67%) VLAN
15 10 (5.15%) TCP/IP
15 10 (5.15%) WLAN
16 9 (4.64%) DHCP
17 8 (4.12%) Internet
17 8 (4.12%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 45 (23.20%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.15%) Finance
3 7 (3.61%) Law
4 6 (3.09%) Legal
5 5 (2.58%) Advertising
6 4 (2.06%) Retail
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) German Language
7 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (25.26%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.98%) Analyst
3 22 (11.34%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (8.76%) Support Analyst
5 15 (7.73%) Project Manager
6 14 (7.22%) Voice Engineer
7 13 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.19%) Network Analyst
9 11 (5.67%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 10 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 9 (4.64%) Architect
12 8 (4.12%) IT Support
12 8 (4.12%) Telecoms Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) Telecoms Technician
13 7 (3.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 7 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.09%) XMPP
2 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.03%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.56%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.31%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.64%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.12%) CCTV
4 8 (4.12%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.12%) SCADA
4 8 (4.12%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.06%) Handset
6 4 (2.06%) iPad
6 4 (2.06%) IVR
7 3 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.55%) NHS
8 2 (1.03%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.03%) FMCG
8 2 (1.03%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.68%) Windows
2 22 (11.34%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.64%) Android
6 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.09%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.58%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.06%) Linux
9 3 (1.55%) Unix
10 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.32%) ITIL
2 22 (11.34%) Project Management
3 16 (8.25%) Migration
4 14 (7.22%) PRINCE2
5 12 (6.19%) Network Design
6 11 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.64%) Network Management
7 9 (4.64%) Service Management
8 8 (4.12%) ITIL V3
8 8 (4.12%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.61%) Fault Management
10 5 (2.58%) Change Management
10 5 (2.58%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.58%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.58%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.58%) Web Filtering
11 3 (1.55%) Asset Management
11 3 (1.55%) Functional Testing
11 3 (1.55%) Load Balancing
11 3 (1.55%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.67%) SQL
2 1 (0.52%) C
2 1 (0.52%) Python
2 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (35.05%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (26.80%) CCNA
3 35 (18.04%) CCNP
4 22 (11.34%) Security Cleared
5 15 (7.73%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.70%) CCIE
7 12 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.09%) Degree
9 6 (3.09%) MCSE
9 6 (3.09%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.58%) APMP
10 5 (2.58%) MCP
10 5 (2.58%) PMP
11 4 (2.06%) CCVP
12 3 (1.55%) MCDST
12 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.03%) MCSA
14 1 (0.52%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.28%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.03%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) BS7799
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (15.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.58%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.58%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.03%) vSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 7 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.09%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (3.09%) SCCM
4 5 (2.58%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.03%) SCOM
7 1 (0.52%) AppManager
7 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.52%) Nagios
7 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.52%) Opsview
7 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (65.98%) Cisco
2 40 (20.62%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.86%) VMware
4 21 (10.82%) CheckPoint
5 16 (8.25%) Siemens
6 15 (7.73%) Citrix
7 14 (7.22%) Avaya
7 14 (7.22%) SolarWinds
8 10 (5.15%) HP
9 8 (4.12%) BT
9 8 (4.12%) F5
9 8 (4.12%) Nortel
10 7 (3.61%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.09%) Apple
11 6 (3.09%) CA
11 6 (3.09%) IBM
12 5 (2.58%) Nokia
13 4 (2.06%) iManage
13 4 (2.06%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.06%) IronPort
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