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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IP Telephony
UK
Rank 506 512 473
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -39
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 89 106 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.46% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 71 72
Median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £160 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £13.35 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £35.50 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +1 82 £356 +9.61% 24
London +10 26 £375 +75.43% 9
South East +18 23 £315 -35.38% 6
Berkshire +7 12 £394 -21.25% 1
East Midlands +11 9 £338 -15.62%
Hampshire +15 8 £315 -35.38% 3
Nottinghamshire - 7 £375 -
Reading +12 6 £363 -27.50% 1
West Midlands -2 6 - - 2
Basingstoke - 6 £315 - 2
Birmingham +4 5 - -
Yorkshire +2 5 £525 +48.93% 3
East of England +1 5 £188 -42.30% 1
Nottingham - 5 £375 -
Scotland +28 4 £225 +91.48%
City of London -6 4 £375 +25.00% 2
North West +18 3 £450 +100.00%
South West +5 3 £285 -21.10% 1
South Yorkshire -6 3 £386 +114.58% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £225 -
West Yorkshire +10 2 £550 -2.22% 2
Bedfordshire +6 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 - -
Leeds 0 2 £550 -4.34% 2
Sheffield 0 2 £500 +76.21% 1
Wiltshire -2 2 £285 +14.00%
Uxbridge -3 2 - -
North East -22 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £406 -
Cardiff - 2 £406 -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 109 (59.56%) Cisco
2 82 (44.81%) Microsoft
3 74 (40.44%) Windows
4 71 (38.80%) LAN
5 62 (33.88%) WAN
6 61 (33.33%) Firewall
7 58 (31.69%) Active Directory
8 53 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (26.78%) Windows Server
10 47 (25.68%) ITIL
11 45 (24.59%) Wireless
11 45 (24.59%) VMware
12 43 (23.50%) VoIP
13 37 (20.22%) Citrix
13 37 (20.22%) Data Centre
14 36 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (19.13%) CCNA
16 34 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 32 (17.49%) CCNP
17 32 (17.49%) MS Excel
18 30 (16.39%) MS Exchange
18 30 (16.39%) Avaya
18 30 (16.39%) Finance
19 29 (15.85%) Unified Communications
20 28 (15.30%) Cisco ASA
21 26 (14.21%) HP
22 25 (13.66%) TCP/IP
22 25 (13.66%) MS Office
22 25 (13.66%) CheckPoint
22 25 (13.66%) Cisco IPT

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 30 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.74%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (3.28%) IIS
6 5 (2.73%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
8 1 (0.55%) Site Server
Applications
1 32 (17.49%) MS Excel
2 25 (13.66%) MS Office
3 3 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.92%) SAP hybris
2 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.10%) Office 365
1 13 (7.10%) SaaS
2 12 (6.56%) IaaS
3 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 71 (38.80%) LAN
2 62 (33.88%) WAN
3 61 (33.33%) Firewall
4 45 (24.59%) Wireless
5 43 (23.50%) VoIP
6 29 (15.85%) Unified Communications
7 28 (15.30%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (13.66%) Cisco IPT
8 25 (13.66%) TCP/IP
9 24 (13.11%) DNS
10 20 (10.93%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (10.38%) DHCP
11 19 (10.38%) VPN
12 18 (9.84%) Network Security
12 18 (9.84%) SAN
13 16 (8.74%) NetScaler
14 14 (7.65%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (7.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (7.65%) MPLS
14 14 (7.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) MySQL
3 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.19%) JIRA
1 4 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (16.39%) Finance
2 20 (10.93%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.01%) Marketing
4 3 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.09%) Electronics
5 2 (1.09%) Games
5 2 (1.09%) Legal
5 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.09%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) French Language
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (21.86%) Network Engineer
2 25 (13.66%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (12.02%) Analyst
4 21 (11.48%) Architect
4 21 (11.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (10.93%) Project Manager
6 19 (10.38%) Support Engineer
7 13 (7.10%) Infrastructure Manager
7 13 (7.10%) Voice Engineer
8 11 (6.01%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.46%) Desktop Support
9 10 (5.46%) IT Support
10 9 (4.92%) SAP Architect
10 9 (4.92%) VoIP Engineer
11 8 (4.37%) Business Architect
11 8 (4.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (4.37%) Telephony Manager
11 8 (4.37%) Telephony Project Manager
12 7 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.73%) CSS
1 5 (2.73%) XMPP
2 4 (2.19%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.64%) Core Data
4 1 (0.55%) Ajax
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) HTML5
4 1 (0.55%) jQuery
4 1 (0.55%) JSON
4 1 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.55%) OpenID
4 1 (0.55%) REST
4 1 (0.55%) SAML
4 1 (0.55%) SOAP
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.55%) XACML
4 1 (0.55%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.22%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.38%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (6.01%) Blackberry
4 9 (4.92%) Smartphone
5 8 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.83%) IVR
7 6 (3.28%) Handset
8 5 (2.73%) CCTV
9 4 (2.19%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.19%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.64%) BYOD
10 3 (1.64%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.64%) NHS
11 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.09%) iPad
11 2 (1.09%) PMI
11 2 (1.09%) Replication
12 1 (0.55%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 74 (40.44%) Windows
2 49 (26.78%) Windows Server
3 34 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (13.11%) Linux
5 17 (9.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (7.10%) Windows 7
6 13 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.56%) Android
8 8 (4.37%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.83%) Unix
10 5 (2.73%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.19%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.64%) Mac OS X Server
12 3 (1.64%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.55%) CentOS
14 1 (0.55%) Fedora
14 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (25.68%) ITIL
2 23 (12.57%) Project Management
3 20 (10.93%) Service Delivery
4 18 (9.84%) Migration
5 17 (9.29%) TOGAF
6 16 (8.74%) PRINCE2
7 12 (6.56%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.01%) Service Management
9 9 (4.92%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.37%) Business Transformation
10 8 (4.37%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.37%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.83%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (3.83%) Server Building
12 6 (3.28%) Email Migration
12 6 (3.28%) ITIL V3
12 6 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (3.28%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.28%) Supplier Management
12 6 (3.28%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.28%) SQL
2 4 (2.19%) C
3 1 (0.55%) C#
3 1 (0.55%) C++
3 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (19.13%) CCNA
3 32 (17.49%) CCNP
4 17 (9.29%) CCIE
5 15 (8.20%) CCDP
6 8 (4.37%) Degree
7 7 (3.83%) CCDA
7 7 (3.83%) CCVP
7 7 (3.83%) MOS
8 6 (3.28%) JNCIA
8 6 (3.28%) MCSE
8 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.19%) MCP
11 3 (1.64%) APMP
11 3 (1.64%) ISEB
11 3 (1.64%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.65%) SLA
2 9 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (31.69%) Active Directory
2 36 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.57%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (10.38%) Hyper-V
5 16 (8.74%) XenDesktop
6 12 (6.56%) XenServer
7 11 (6.01%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (6.01%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.83%) XenApp
9 6 (3.28%) vSphere
10 4 (2.19%) Firmware
11 3 (1.64%) KVM
12 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (12.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (10.93%) SCCM
3 15 (8.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (4.37%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (4.37%) WSUS
5 4 (2.19%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.64%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.64%) Cacti
6 3 (1.64%) Cisco CME
6 3 (1.64%) Nagios
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.55%) DameWare
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.55%) SCOM
8 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 109 (59.56%) Cisco
2 82 (44.81%) Microsoft
3 45 (24.59%) VMware
4 37 (20.22%) Citrix
5 30 (16.39%) Avaya
6 26 (14.21%) HP
7 25 (13.66%) CheckPoint
8 23 (12.57%) Dell
9 18 (9.84%) Juniper
10 13 (7.10%) Red Hat
11 12 (6.56%) F5
11 12 (6.56%) SAP
11 12 (6.56%) SolarWinds
12 10 (5.46%) Apple
13 9 (4.92%) hybris
14 8 (4.37%) Genesys
15 7 (3.83%) LANDesk
15 7 (3.83%) Nortel
15 7 (3.83%) Toshiba
16 6 (3.28%) Meraki
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