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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 483 488 459
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -29
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 113 107 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.54% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 70 39
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£325 £278 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £119 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Average hourly rate £22.22 £15.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.07% -58.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.00 £116.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £15.63 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -56.59%

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
7758 6968 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.16% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 3782 3405
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 384 542
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -18 104 £325 +16.07% 39
London -16 43 £325 -13.33% 13
South East +8 27 £363 +29.46% 11
East of England +14 19 £262 +35.22% 4
City of London +8 16 £325 -13.33% 5
Berkshire +11 9 £463 - 4
Hampshire +4 7 £381 +38.63% 3
Kent +7 6 £350 - 2
Essex -4 6 £260 +85.35%
Yorkshire -16 6 £200 -
Bedfordshire - 5 - -
South West +13 4 £360 -23.40% 4
Scotland -1 4 £158 -37.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £178 - 1
Harlow - 4 £257 -
Hertfordshire -11 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -13 3 £425 -
Suffolk - 3 - -
Ipswich - 3 - -
Surrey +12 2 £370 +28.69% 1
Bristol +9 2 £360 - 2
Wiltshire +2 2 - - 2
Glasgow -2 2 £158 -
Southampton -5 2 £381 -
North West -22 2 £160 -36.00% 5
North Wales - 2 £413 -
Wales - 2 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £415 -
Denbighshire - 2 £413 -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 196 (73.96%) Cisco
2 85 (32.08%) WAN
3 84 (31.70%) LAN
4 83 (31.32%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (28.68%) Firewall
6 72 (27.17%) Cisco IPT
7 71 (26.79%) Windows
8 64 (24.15%) Wireless
9 60 (22.64%) VoIP
9 60 (22.64%) Microsoft
10 55 (20.75%) ITIL
11 48 (18.11%) VPN
11 48 (18.11%) MPLS
12 45 (16.98%) CCNP
13 43 (16.23%) CCNA
14 41 (15.47%) VMware
15 38 (14.34%) Telecoms
15 38 (14.34%) TCP/IP
16 37 (13.96%) Active Directory
16 37 (13.96%) Avaya
16 37 (13.96%) Data Centre
17 34 (12.83%) PBX
18 33 (12.45%) HP
18 33 (12.45%) OSPF
19 32 (12.08%) MS Office
20 30 (11.32%) Juniper
20 30 (11.32%) Finance
20 30 (11.32%) Unified Communications
21 29 (10.94%) MS Exchange
22 28 (10.57%) BGP

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.06%) Lync
3 14 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.64%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.89%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.75%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) JBoss
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (12.08%) MS Office
2 15 (5.66%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.26%) MS Project
4 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (32.08%) WAN
2 84 (31.70%) LAN
3 76 (28.68%) Firewall
4 72 (27.17%) Cisco IPT
5 64 (24.15%) Wireless
6 60 (22.64%) VoIP
7 48 (18.11%) VPN
7 48 (18.11%) MPLS
8 38 (14.34%) TCP/IP
9 34 (12.83%) PBX
10 33 (12.45%) OSPF
11 30 (11.32%) Unified Communications
12 28 (10.57%) BGP
13 21 (7.92%) Network Security
14 19 (7.17%) VLAN
15 18 (6.79%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (6.79%) DNS
16 17 (6.42%) EIGRP
16 17 (6.42%) Cisco ICM
17 16 (6.04%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.38%) DB2
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 38 (14.34%) Telecoms
2 30 (11.32%) Finance
3 5 (1.89%) Banking
4 3 (1.13%) Law
5 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (20.75%) Network Engineer
2 42 (15.85%) Analyst
3 24 (9.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (7.55%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.42%) Architect
6 16 (6.04%) Network Analyst
6 16 (6.04%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.66%) Network Support
8 13 (4.91%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (4.91%) Voice Engineer
9 12 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.53%) Administrator
10 11 (4.15%) Service Analyst
10 11 (4.15%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.77%) Desktop Support
11 10 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.40%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 9 (3.40%) IT Support
13 8 (3.02%) Telephony Engineer
13 8 (3.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.51%) XMPP
2 3 (1.13%) Web Services
3 2 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) Middleware
4 1 (0.38%) .NET
4 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.96%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.19%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (6.42%) IVR
4 15 (5.66%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.02%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.89%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.51%) Eurex
8 4 (1.51%) Handset
8 4 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) CMDB
10 2 (0.75%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) PMI
10 2 (0.75%) NHS
11 1 (0.38%) AS400
11 1 (0.38%) GIS
11 1 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 71 (26.79%) Windows
2 23 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (8.30%) Windows 7
4 20 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (4.91%) Linux
6 11 (4.15%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.40%) CentOS
7 9 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.26%) UNIX
9 5 (1.89%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.51%) Android
10 4 (1.51%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.75%) Solaris
13 1 (0.38%) HPUX
13 1 (0.38%) SUSE
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.75%) ITIL
2 19 (7.17%) Project Management
2 19 (7.17%) Network Management
3 17 (6.42%) Service Delivery
4 15 (5.66%) PRINCE2
5 14 (5.28%) Network Design
6 12 (4.53%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (3.77%) Change Management
8 9 (3.40%) CRM
8 9 (3.40%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.02%) Load Balancing
9 8 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.02%) Migration
10 7 (2.64%) E-Commerce
10 7 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (2.64%) Service Management
10 7 (2.64%) Business Continuity
10 7 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.92%) SQL
2 5 (1.89%) C
3 4 (1.51%) VBA
4 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 83 (31.32%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (16.98%) CCNP
3 43 (16.23%) CCNA
4 15 (5.66%) Degree
5 13 (4.91%) CCIE
6 12 (4.53%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (4.15%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.77%) MCSE
9 9 (3.40%) A+ Certification
9 9 (3.40%) CCVP
10 6 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.26%) MCP
10 6 (2.26%) CCDP
11 5 (1.89%) CCSE
11 5 (1.89%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.51%) MCTS
12 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 3 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 7 (2.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.26%) SLA
3 5 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) TickIT
5 1 (0.38%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.38%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (13.96%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.40%) Firmware
4 6 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.89%) XenServer
6 4 (1.51%) XenApp
6 4 (1.51%) vSphere
7 3 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.75%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.38%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (8.30%) Cisco IPCC
2 21 (7.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (4.91%) SCCM
4 11 (4.15%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (4.15%) Cisco UCCE
5 9 (3.40%) FortiGate
6 7 (2.64%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.51%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.13%) Windows Intune
8 3 (1.13%) WSUS
9 2 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.75%) SCOM
9 2 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 196 (73.96%) Cisco
2 60 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 41 (15.47%) VMware
4 37 (13.96%) Avaya
5 33 (12.45%) HP
6 30 (11.32%) Juniper
7 24 (9.06%) CheckPoint
8 18 (6.79%) Citrix
9 14 (5.28%) NetApp
10 13 (4.91%) Nortel
10 13 (4.91%) Blue Coat
11 12 (4.53%) Verint
11 12 (4.53%) Mitel
11 12 (4.53%) Oracle
12 11 (4.15%) Remedy
12 11 (4.15%) Apple
13 10 (3.77%) F5
13 10 (3.77%) Nokia
14 9 (3.40%) IBM
14 9 (3.40%) SolarWinds
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