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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 545 531 492
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -39
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 111 118 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.45% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 66 67
Median daily rate £355 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £159 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £423 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 5
Median hourly rate £22.75 £21.61 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.27% +37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.89 £14.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £21.61 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +38.30%

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
8646 8141 7058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.75% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5244 4531 3855
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 474 399
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -17 106 £355 +9.23% 32
London -26 30 £418 +28.46% 12
South East -7 22 £359 +2.50% 5
South West +5 16 £359 -0.41% 1
North West +5 10 £325 +103.12% 5
East of England 0 10 £259 -1.24% 1
West Midlands - 10 £210 - 2
City of London +29 8 £400 +63.26% 1
Bedfordshire +3 7 £259 -
Berkshire -9 7 £475 +2.70%
Bristol +4 6 £365 +1.38% 1
Manchester -9 6 £331 +107.03% 4
Yorkshire +11 5 - - 4
Hampshire -8 5 £381 - 3
Gloucestershire - 5 £375 -
Oxfordshire +13 4 £345 +7.81%
Chippenham -1 4 £250 -
Wiltshire -3 4 £250 -
Birmingham - 4 £210 -
Wales +15 3 - -
Southampton +14 3 £381 -
Reading +4 3 - -
West Yorkshire +2 3 - - 3
Merseyside 0 3 £325 -
West Sussex - 3 £325 - 1
Banbury - 3 £345 -
East Grinstead - 3 £325 -
Derbyshire +15 2 £363 +104.22%
Derby +9 2 £363 +104.22%
Cambridgeshire +9 2 - -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 159 (75.36%) Cisco
2 98 (46.45%) WAN
3 89 (42.18%) LAN
4 81 (38.39%) Firewall
5 79 (37.44%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (33.18%) Wireless
7 67 (31.75%) ITIL
8 51 (24.17%) CCNP
9 50 (23.70%) Windows
10 49 (23.22%) CCNA
11 42 (19.91%) Active Directory
12 40 (18.96%) Microsoft
12 40 (18.96%) Data Centre
13 39 (18.48%) Cisco IPT
14 36 (17.06%) VPN
14 36 (17.06%) CheckPoint
14 36 (17.06%) Telecoms
15 33 (15.64%) MPLS
15 33 (15.64%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (15.17%) VMware
17 31 (14.69%) HP
18 30 (14.22%) Project Management
18 30 (14.22%) SolarWinds
19 29 (13.74%) Network Security
20 27 (12.80%) Finance
21 26 (12.32%) Citrix
22 22 (10.43%) DNS
22 22 (10.43%) VoIP
22 22 (10.43%) Security Cleared
22 22 (10.43%) Video Conferencing

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 21 (9.95%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.27%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.95%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) CICS
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.16%) MS Office
3 4 (1.90%) MS Project
4 3 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Office 365
2 2 (0.95%) IaaS
2 2 (0.95%) PaaS
2 2 (0.95%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 98 (46.45%) WAN
2 89 (42.18%) LAN
3 81 (38.39%) Firewall
4 70 (33.18%) Wireless
5 39 (18.48%) Cisco IPT
6 36 (17.06%) VPN
7 33 (15.64%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (15.64%) MPLS
8 29 (13.74%) Network Security
9 22 (10.43%) DNS
9 22 (10.43%) Unified Communications
9 22 (10.43%) VoIP
10 21 (9.95%) DHCP
11 19 (9.00%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (7.11%) VLAN
14 14 (6.64%) FWSM
14 14 (6.64%) Internet
15 13 (6.16%) SAN
16 12 (5.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) DB2
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 36 (17.06%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.80%) Finance
3 8 (3.79%) Legal
4 6 (2.84%) Law
4 6 (2.84%) Retail
5 5 (2.37%) Advertising
5 5 (2.37%) Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Back Office
7 2 (0.95%) French Language
7 2 (0.95%) Games
7 2 (0.95%) German Language
8 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (30.33%) Network Engineer
2 35 (16.59%) Analyst
3 32 (15.17%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (10.43%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (8.06%) Network Analyst
7 16 (7.58%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (7.11%) Infrastructure Support
9 14 (6.64%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (6.64%) Security Engineer
9 14 (6.64%) Voice Engineer
10 11 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (5.21%) Architect
11 10 (4.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.27%) Cisco Voice Engineer
13 7 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 7 (3.32%) Firewall Engineer
13 7 (3.32%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.79%) XMPP
2 2 (0.95%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.95%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.96%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.43%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.27%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.32%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.32%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.37%) Handset
6 3 (1.42%) NHS
6 3 (1.42%) Statistics
7 2 (0.95%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.95%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.95%) iPad
7 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Eurex
8 1 (0.47%) Fintech
8 1 (0.47%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 50 (23.70%) Windows
2 20 (9.48%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.06%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.32%) Android
8 3 (1.42%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.42%) Unix
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.95%) Linux
9 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (31.75%) ITIL
2 30 (14.22%) Project Management
3 20 (9.48%) Network Management
3 20 (9.48%) PRINCE2
4 18 (8.53%) ITIL V3
5 15 (7.11%) Migration
5 15 (7.11%) Service Delivery
6 10 (4.74%) Mentoring
7 9 (4.27%) Network Design
7 9 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (4.27%) Problem Management
8 8 (3.79%) Service Management
9 7 (3.32%) Change Management
9 7 (3.32%) Presales
10 6 (2.84%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.84%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (2.84%) MODAF
10 6 (2.84%) Server Building
10 6 (2.84%) TOGAF
10 6 (2.84%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.27%) SQL
2 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 79 (37.44%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (24.17%) CCNP
3 49 (23.22%) CCNA
4 22 (10.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (7.58%) CCIE
7 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
8 13 (6.16%) Degree
9 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.95%) CCVP
10 2 (0.95%) ISEB
10 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.95%) MCP
10 2 (0.95%) MCSA
10 2 (0.95%) MCSE
10 2 (0.95%) MOS
11 1 (0.47%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.06%) SLA
2 7 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.95%) GxP
4 2 (0.95%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) BS7799
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (19.91%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.21%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.84%) UAG
4 6 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.42%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.95%) Firmware
6 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.95%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.47%) Squid
7 1 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (7.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 12 (5.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (5.69%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (4.27%) SCCM
4 7 (3.32%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (2.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (2.37%) Nagios
5 5 (2.37%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.90%) Cacti
7 3 (1.42%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.42%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.47%) AppManager
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.47%) Opsview
9 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 159 (75.36%) Cisco
2 40 (18.96%) Microsoft
3 36 (17.06%) CheckPoint
4 32 (15.17%) VMware
5 31 (14.69%) HP
6 30 (14.22%) SolarWinds
7 26 (12.32%) Citrix
8 21 (9.95%) Avaya
9 20 (9.48%) Nortel
10 16 (7.58%) Siemens
11 14 (6.64%) F5
12 12 (5.69%) Meraki
13 10 (4.74%) CA
13 10 (4.74%) IBM
13 10 (4.74%) Nokia
14 9 (4.27%) IronPort
15 7 (3.32%) Riverbed
16 6 (2.84%) Juniper
16 6 (2.84%) Mitel
17 5 (2.37%) Dell
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