The table below looks at the statistics for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 520 537 479
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -58
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 131 108 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.50% 1.35% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 52 73
Median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 5
Median hourly rate £20.83 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.02% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £22.22 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +41.07%

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
8740 7972 7525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.19% 14.00% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4547 3993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IP Telephony as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 122 £355 +13.60% 25
London +9 53 £415 +27.69% 8
South East +8 23 £363 -6.45% 7
West Midlands -21 12 £220 -
City of London +47 11 £400 -4.93% 3
Hampshire +7 11 £400 +3.22%
East of England +10 10 £330 +20.00% 2
Southampton +13 9 £400 +3.22%
North West +9 9 £280 -34.11% 6
South West -1 9 £358 - 1
Bedfordshire +9 8 £365 +21.66%
Manchester - 6 £285 - 3
Bristol - 5 £360 -
West Yorkshire +7 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -1 4 - - 1
Kent - 4 £135 - 6
Scotland -1 3 £235 - 1
Bracknell -11 3 £344 -47.11%
Berkshire -14 3 £344 +56.25%
Wakefield - 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £235 -
Motherwell - 3 £235 -
Bedford +5 2 £400 +33.33%
Wiltshire -8 2 £250 -
Birmingham -13 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £263 - 1
County Antrim - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Rochester - 2 £148 -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 170 (71.73%) Cisco
2 104 (43.88%) WAN
3 101 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (42.19%) Firewall
5 95 (40.08%) LAN
6 81 (34.18%) Wireless
7 72 (30.38%) CCNP
8 67 (28.27%) Windows
9 64 (27.00%) ITIL
10 55 (23.21%) Active Directory
11 54 (22.78%) Microsoft
12 52 (21.94%) CCNA
13 50 (21.10%) Cisco ASA
14 45 (18.99%) Finance
15 44 (18.57%) Data Centre
16 42 (17.72%) VMware
17 41 (17.30%) HP
18 39 (16.46%) MPLS
18 39 (16.46%) CheckPoint
19 38 (16.03%) VoIP
20 36 (15.19%) Cisco IPT
21 35 (14.77%) VPN
21 35 (14.77%) SLA
22 34 (14.35%) Network Security
23 33 (13.92%) Telecoms
24 31 (13.08%) Security Cleared
24 31 (13.08%) Windows Server
25 29 (12.24%) MS Exchange
25 29 (12.24%) SC Cleared
25 29 (12.24%) SolarWinds

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (3.38%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.27%) IIS
6 3 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.42%) CICS
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.91%) MS Office
3 4 (1.69%) MS Project
4 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.64%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) IaaS
2 3 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (43.88%) WAN
2 100 (42.19%) Firewall
3 95 (40.08%) LAN
4 81 (34.18%) Wireless
5 50 (21.10%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (16.46%) MPLS
7 38 (16.03%) VoIP
8 36 (15.19%) Cisco IPT
9 35 (14.77%) VPN
10 34 (14.35%) Network Security
11 25 (10.55%) DHCP
12 24 (10.13%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (9.28%) Cisco IOS
13 22 (9.28%) Unified Communications
14 21 (8.86%) DNS
15 19 (8.02%) SAN
16 18 (7.59%) Internet
16 18 (7.59%) TCP/IP
17 16 (6.75%) FWSM
18 14 (5.91%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.42%) DB2
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 45 (18.99%) Finance
2 33 (13.92%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.38%) Legal
4 7 (2.95%) Retail
5 4 (1.69%) Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Law
7 2 (0.84%) French Language
7 2 (0.84%) Games
7 2 (0.84%) German Language
7 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (29.11%) Network Engineer
2 36 (15.19%) Analyst
3 30 (12.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 25 (10.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 25 (10.55%) Security Engineer
5 24 (10.13%) Support Engineer
6 22 (9.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 16 (6.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.91%) Architect
9 14 (5.91%) Network Analyst
10 13 (5.49%) Infrastructure Support
11 12 (5.06%) Firewall Engineer
11 12 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (5.06%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (4.22%) Desktop Support
13 9 (3.80%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.38%) Infrastructure Manager
14 8 (3.38%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.27%) XMPP
2 2 (0.84%) ODBC
2 2 (0.84%) WAP
3 1 (0.42%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.57%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.59%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (6.33%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.69%) Handset
6 4 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.27%) Statistics
7 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.84%) AS400
8 2 (0.84%) BYOD
8 2 (0.84%) CCTV
8 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.84%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.84%) NHS
8 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.27%) Windows
2 31 (13.08%) Windows Server
3 24 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (9.70%) Windows 7
4 23 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.22%) Android
7 8 (3.38%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.11%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.69%) Linux
10 3 (1.27%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (1.27%) Unix
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.42%) CentOS
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (27.00%) ITIL
2 25 (10.55%) PRINCE2
2 25 (10.55%) Project Management
3 19 (8.02%) Migration
4 18 (7.59%) Service Delivery
5 17 (7.17%) Network Management
6 16 (6.75%) Mentoring
7 15 (6.33%) ITIL V3
8 14 (5.91%) Service Management
9 11 (4.64%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.64%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (4.22%) Fault Management
11 8 (3.38%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.38%) Server Building
12 7 (2.95%) Email Migration
12 7 (2.95%) Identity Management
12 7 (2.95%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 7 (2.95%) Network Design
12 7 (2.95%) Presales
12 7 (2.95%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.38%) SQL
2 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 101 (42.62%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (30.38%) CCNP
3 52 (21.94%) CCNA
4 31 (13.08%) Security Cleared
5 29 (12.24%) SC Cleared
6 23 (9.70%) CCIE
7 18 (7.59%) Degree
7 18 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.38%) JNCIP
9 7 (2.95%) CCSE
9 7 (2.95%) JNCIE
10 6 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.53%) MCP
11 5 (2.11%) MOS
11 5 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.69%) MCSE
12 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.27%) CCDP
13 3 (1.27%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (14.77%) SLA
2 7 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.84%) GxP
4 2 (0.84%) QA
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.33%) VMware ESX
4 13 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.38%) vSphere
6 6 (2.53%) UAG
7 4 (1.69%) XenApp
8 3 (1.27%) Firmware
8 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.27%) MetaFrame
8 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.84%) XenServer
10 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.42%) Squid
Systems Management
1 24 (10.13%) SCCM
2 15 (6.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (5.91%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (4.22%) Nagios
5 9 (3.80%) Cacti
5 9 (3.80%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (2.95%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (2.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (2.95%) OpenView
7 6 (2.53%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (2.53%) SCOM
8 4 (1.69%) WSUS
9 3 (1.27%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.27%) DameWare
9 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.27%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.84%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.42%) AppManager
11 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.42%) Opsview
Vendors
1 170 (71.73%) Cisco
2 54 (22.78%) Microsoft
3 42 (17.72%) VMware
4 41 (17.30%) HP
5 39 (16.46%) CheckPoint
6 29 (12.24%) SolarWinds
7 27 (11.39%) Citrix
8 23 (9.70%) Avaya
9 19 (8.02%) F5
10 18 (7.59%) Juniper
11 17 (7.17%) Nortel
12 12 (5.06%) Dell
13 11 (4.64%) Meraki
14 9 (3.80%) Palo Alto
14 9 (3.80%) Siemens
15 8 (3.38%) IBM
16 7 (2.95%) CA
16 7 (2.95%) Nokia
16 7 (2.95%) Riverbed
16 7 (2.95%) Splunk
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