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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 532 579 490
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -89
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 124 75 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 0.96% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 35 101
Median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £125 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £455 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 2
Median hourly rate £16.38 £17.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £11.15 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £27.30 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £24.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-33.83% +41.42%

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
8319 7836 8554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.70% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5068 4501 4724
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 546 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 September 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
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 September 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 +59 115 £380 +26.66% 25
London +16 45 £410 +2.50% 6
South East +31 27 £400 +33.33% 5
Hampshire +25 18 £400 +3.22% 2
North West +18 11 £330 +29.41% 5
City of London +20 10 £450 -7.69% 1
East of England +12 10 £348 +15.83% 1
Manchester +1 9 £330 +169.38% 5
Southampton +20 8 £400 +3.22%
West Midlands -22 8 £210 - 3
Yorkshire +12 6 £340 - 2
East Midlands -1 6 £240 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 5 £380 - 2
Derbyshire +1 4 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £320 -
Berkshire +5 3 £350 +59.09%
Scotland +4 3 £235 +22.87%
Bracknell -5 3 £350 -
Bolton - 3 £400 -
Belfast - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £350 - 1
Crawley - 3 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
South West +8 2 - - 2
Motherwell +7 2 £235 +22.87%
North Lanarkshire +4 2 £235 +22.87%
Cheshire +4 2 £303 -28.82%
Bedfordshire -6 2 - -
Essex - 2 - - 1

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 167 (68.16%) Cisco
2 93 (37.96%) WAN
2 93 (37.96%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (37.96%) Firewall
3 91 (37.14%) Windows
4 89 (36.33%) LAN
5 83 (33.88%) Microsoft
6 75 (30.61%) Wireless
7 72 (29.39%) Active Directory
8 71 (28.98%) CCNP
9 65 (26.53%) ITIL
10 58 (23.67%) VMware
11 54 (22.04%) Cisco ASA
12 52 (21.22%) Windows Server
13 50 (20.41%) Finance
14 47 (19.18%) HP
15 46 (18.78%) CCNA
16 44 (17.96%) Citrix
17 42 (17.14%) VoIP
17 42 (17.14%) MS Exchange
17 42 (17.14%) CheckPoint
18 41 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
18 41 (16.73%) Data Centre
19 40 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (15.51%) MS Excel
21 36 (14.69%) SLA
22 34 (13.88%) MPLS
23 32 (13.06%) VPN
23 32 (13.06%) Cisco IPT
24 30 (12.24%) CCIE

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 42 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 14 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (3.67%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.04%) IIS
6 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.41%) CICS
7 1 (0.41%) CMS
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (15.51%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.76%) MS Office
3 3 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) MS Project
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.67%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.76%) Office 365
2 11 (4.49%) IaaS
2 11 (4.49%) SaaS
3 5 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (37.96%) Firewall
1 93 (37.96%) WAN
2 89 (36.33%) LAN
3 75 (30.61%) Wireless
4 54 (22.04%) Cisco ASA
5 42 (17.14%) VoIP
6 34 (13.88%) MPLS
7 32 (13.06%) Cisco IPT
7 32 (13.06%) VPN
8 28 (11.43%) Unified Communications
9 26 (10.61%) Cisco IOS
10 23 (9.39%) TCP/IP
11 22 (8.98%) DNS
11 22 (8.98%) Network Security
12 21 (8.57%) DHCP
12 21 (8.57%) SAN
13 20 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (7.76%) VLAN
15 16 (6.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (6.53%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.63%) JIRA
1 4 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (20.41%) Finance
2 27 (11.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.08%) Marketing
4 4 (1.63%) Banking
5 3 (1.22%) Retail
6 2 (0.82%) French Language
6 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (25.31%) Network Engineer
2 36 (14.69%) Analyst
3 31 (12.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 27 (11.02%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.98%) Architect
5 22 (8.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 22 (8.98%) Security Engineer
6 19 (7.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (6.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 16 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (6.12%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (5.31%) Desktop Support
10 13 (5.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 13 (5.31%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.90%) Infrastructure Support
12 11 (4.49%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (4.49%) Network Analyst
13 10 (4.08%) Telephony Manager
14 9 (3.67%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.63%) 802.1X
1 4 (1.63%) XMPP
2 3 (1.22%) Core Data
3 2 (0.82%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.73%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.35%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.27%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.04%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.04%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.63%) IVR
7 3 (1.22%) BYOD
7 3 (1.22%) CCTV
7 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.22%) Handset
7 3 (1.22%) NHS
8 2 (0.82%) AS400
8 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.82%) Statistics
9 1 (0.41%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 91 (37.14%) Windows
2 52 (21.22%) Windows Server
3 41 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (9.80%) Windows 7
6 23 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.12%) Linux
8 12 (4.90%) Android
8 12 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.08%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.04%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.63%) Unix
12 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X Server
12 3 (1.22%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.41%) CentOS
14 1 (0.41%) Fedora
14 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.53%) ITIL
2 26 (10.61%) Migration
3 24 (9.80%) PRINCE2
3 24 (9.80%) Project Management
4 21 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 18 (7.35%) Service Delivery
5 18 (7.35%) TOGAF
6 16 (6.53%) Service Management
7 12 (4.90%) Mentoring
7 12 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (4.08%) Fault Management
8 10 (4.08%) Network Management
8 10 (4.08%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.67%) ITIL V3
10 8 (3.27%) Business Transformation
10 8 (3.27%) Change Management
10 8 (3.27%) Email Migration
10 8 (3.27%) Server Building
11 7 (2.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.08%) SQL
2 7 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.41%) C
3 1 (0.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 93 (37.96%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (28.98%) CCNP
3 46 (18.78%) CCNA
4 30 (12.24%) CCIE
5 20 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 20 (8.16%) Security Cleared
6 18 (7.35%) Degree
7 15 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.67%) CCDP
9 8 (3.27%) JNCIP
10 7 (2.86%) CCSE
10 7 (2.86%) JNCIE
10 7 (2.86%) MCP
10 7 (2.86%) MOS
11 6 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.45%) MCSE
11 6 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.63%) ISEB
12 4 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (14.69%) SLA
2 11 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 72 (29.39%) Active Directory
2 40 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (7.35%) VMware ESX
5 14 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 13 (5.31%) XenDesktop
7 12 (4.90%) XenServer
8 10 (4.08%) vSphere
9 6 (2.45%) XenApp
10 4 (1.63%) Firmware
11 3 (1.22%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.82%) UAG
13 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.41%) Squid
13 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (11.02%) SCCM
2 19 (7.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (5.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 14 (5.71%) SolarWinds Orion
4 10 (4.08%) Cacti
4 10 (4.08%) Nagios
5 8 (3.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (2.86%) OpenView
7 6 (2.45%) Cisco UCCE
7 6 (2.45%) SCOM
8 5 (2.04%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.04%) WSUS
9 3 (1.22%) DameWare
9 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.82%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.41%) AppManager
11 1 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 167 (68.16%) Cisco
2 83 (33.88%) Microsoft
3 58 (23.67%) VMware
4 47 (19.18%) HP
5 44 (17.96%) Citrix
6 42 (17.14%) CheckPoint
7 26 (10.61%) Avaya
8 25 (10.20%) SolarWinds
9 19 (7.76%) Juniper
10 18 (7.35%) F5
11 16 (6.53%) Dell
12 15 (6.12%) Nortel
13 12 (4.90%) Red Hat
14 9 (3.67%) hybris
14 9 (3.67%) Palo Alto
14 9 (3.67%) SAP
15 8 (3.27%) Bloomberg
15 8 (3.27%) LANDesk
15 8 (3.27%) Meraki
16 7 (2.86%) Apple
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