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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 438 504 436
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -68
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 148 89 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 1.27% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 51 58
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£266 £360 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.04% +25.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £360 £263
% change year-on-year
-26.80% +37.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +34.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.00 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+56.86% +34.24%

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
8097 6983 7096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.90% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 3617 3461
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 419 593
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +44 134 £263 -27.08% 28
London +35 66 £284 -22.26% 7
South East -2 22 £340 -20.93% 6
City of London +21 20 £159 -59.29% 2
East of England +18 17 £250 -7.40% 3
South West +2 11 £338 -28.19%
Scotland -11 9 £270 -23.40% 1
Essex +14 7 £255 -5.55%
Bedfordshire - 7 £100 -
East Midlands -2 6 £90 -59.09% 2
Berkshire -4 6 £300 -37.50%
North West -20 6 £225 -10.00% 4
Buckinghamshire - 6 £238 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £238 -
Wiltshire +1 5 £190 -59.57%
Bristol -1 5 £355 -
Yorkshire -5 5 £313 -3.84% 4
Manchester -12 5 £225 -18.18% 1
Kent - 4 £350 - 2
Hertfordshire +6 3 - - 2
Surrey +2 3 £343 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 3 £425 +30.76% 3
Hampshire -5 3 £315 - 1
Glasgow -6 3 £158 - 1
Leeds -8 3 £425 +30.76%
Luton - 3 £100 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - - 1

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 227 (77.74%) Cisco
2 114 (39.04%) WAN
3 113 (38.70%) LAN
4 102 (34.93%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (31.85%) Firewall
6 83 (28.42%) VoIP
7 81 (27.74%) Windows
8 71 (24.32%) ITIL
9 69 (23.63%) CCNA
10 68 (23.29%) VPN
11 65 (22.26%) Wireless
11 65 (22.26%) Cisco IPT
12 64 (21.92%) Microsoft
13 60 (20.55%) MPLS
14 54 (18.49%) Telecoms
15 49 (16.78%) CCNP
16 46 (15.75%) TCP/IP
17 45 (15.41%) OSPF
18 41 (14.04%) VMware
19 39 (13.36%) Avaya
20 38 (13.01%) Video Conferencing
21 37 (12.67%) VLAN
22 36 (12.33%) Juniper
22 36 (12.33%) HP
23 33 (11.30%) CheckPoint
23 33 (11.30%) PBX
23 33 (11.30%) Unified Communications
24 32 (10.96%) BGP
25 30 (10.27%) Active Directory
26 29 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 25 (8.56%) MS Exchange
1 25 (8.56%) Lync
2 12 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.71%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.34%) IIS
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (8.56%) MS Office
2 15 (5.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.03%) SaaS
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (39.04%) WAN
2 113 (38.70%) LAN
3 93 (31.85%) Firewall
4 83 (28.42%) VoIP
5 68 (23.29%) VPN
6 65 (22.26%) Wireless
6 65 (22.26%) Cisco IPT
7 60 (20.55%) MPLS
8 46 (15.75%) TCP/IP
9 45 (15.41%) OSPF
10 37 (12.67%) VLAN
11 33 (11.30%) PBX
11 33 (11.30%) Unified Communications
12 32 (10.96%) BGP
13 23 (7.88%) Internet
14 22 (7.53%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (7.53%) Network Security
15 21 (7.19%) ISDN
15 21 (7.19%) DNS
16 20 (6.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 54 (18.49%) Telecoms
2 23 (7.88%) Finance
3 9 (3.08%) Banking
4 5 (1.71%) Retail
5 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.37%) Legal
6 3 (1.03%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Billing
7 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (23.97%) Network Engineer
2 47 (16.10%) Analyst
3 27 (9.25%) Architect
4 26 (8.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (6.51%) Voice Engineer
6 18 (6.16%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.16%) Network Support
7 17 (5.82%) Network Analyst
8 16 (5.48%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.45%) VoIP Engineer
11 12 (4.11%) Service Analyst
12 11 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (3.77%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.77%) Applications Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) IT Support
13 10 (3.42%) Administrator
14 9 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.08%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.05%) XMPP
1 6 (2.05%) HTML
2 4 (1.37%) Web Services
3 2 (0.68%) .NET
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) SOAP
4 1 (0.34%) JSON
4 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.01%) Video Conferencing
2 26 (8.90%) IVR
3 16 (5.48%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.05%) Handset
6 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.03%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.68%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.68%) Eurex
7 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.68%) iSeries
7 2 (0.68%) AS400
8 1 (0.34%) GIS
8 1 (0.34%) Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) PMI
8 1 (0.34%) SecurID
8 1 (0.34%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 81 (27.74%) Windows
2 29 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (6.51%) Windows 7
6 18 (6.16%) Linux
7 13 (4.45%) Windows XP
7 13 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.11%) CentOS
9 6 (2.05%) UNIX
10 5 (1.71%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.71%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.03%) AIX
11 3 (1.03%) Solaris
11 3 (1.03%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) SUSE
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.32%) ITIL
2 22 (7.53%) Network Management
3 21 (7.19%) Network Design
3 21 (7.19%) Project Management
4 19 (6.51%) Service Delivery
5 16 (5.48%) Migration
6 13 (4.45%) PRINCE2
6 13 (4.45%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (4.11%) CRM
7 12 (4.11%) Change Management
8 11 (3.77%) Business Continuity
9 10 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (3.42%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.42%) Configuration Management
9 10 (3.42%) E-Commerce
10 9 (3.08%) Load Balancing
11 8 (2.74%) Telemarketing
11 8 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.74%) Service Management
12 7 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.56%) SQL
2 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
2 6 (2.05%) C
2 6 (2.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.37%) VBA
4 1 (0.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 102 (34.93%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (23.63%) CCNA
3 49 (16.78%) CCNP
4 18 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (5.14%) CCIE
5 15 (5.14%) MCSE
6 14 (4.79%) Security Cleared
7 12 (4.11%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.42%) A+ Certification
9 9 (3.08%) CCDP
9 9 (3.08%) Degree
10 8 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (2.74%) CCVP
11 7 (2.40%) CCIP
11 7 (2.40%) MCP
11 7 (2.40%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.71%) CCSE
13 4 (1.37%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.74%) Dodd-Frank
1 8 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.03%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) TickIT
5 1 (0.34%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
System Software
1 30 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.11%) Firmware
4 5 (1.71%) XenServer
4 5 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.37%) vSphere
6 3 (1.03%) XenApp
6 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.68%) Squid
7 2 (0.68%) Snort
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (9.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (6.85%) Cisco IPCC
3 13 (4.45%) FortiGate
4 12 (4.11%) SCCM
5 11 (3.77%) Cisco UCCE
5 11 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (2.40%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.03%) WSUS
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.68%) SCOM
9 2 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 227 (77.74%) Cisco
2 64 (21.92%) Microsoft
3 41 (14.04%) VMware
4 39 (13.36%) Avaya
5 36 (12.33%) Juniper
5 36 (12.33%) HP
6 33 (11.30%) CheckPoint
7 18 (6.16%) Mitel
8 14 (4.79%) Nortel
8 14 (4.79%) McAfee
9 13 (4.45%) Remedy
9 13 (4.45%) Nokia
9 13 (4.45%) IBM
10 12 (4.11%) F5
10 12 (4.11%) Oracle
10 12 (4.11%) Citrix
10 12 (4.11%) Blue Coat
11 11 (3.77%) NetApp
11 11 (3.77%) Verint
12 9 (3.08%) Apple
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