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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IP Telephony
Rank 442 467 425
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -42
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 146 104 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 1.50% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 53 64
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £178 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £504 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £16.10 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £37.50 £33.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +29.41%

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
8001 6942 7932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4556 3776 3852
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 £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 423 676
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 2014.

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 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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 +23 138 £338 +12.50% 42
London +16 53 £400 +23.07% 13
South East -17 38 £350 +12.00% 7
City of London +26 17 £225 -45.45% 3
Hampshire -13 16 £335 +57.76% 2
East of England +5 13 £256 +55.15% 5
South West -24 9 £400 +45.45% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £330 - 5
Surrey +3 8 - - 2
West Midlands +1 8 £218 - 6
Essex - 8 £257 - 2
Wiltshire -8 6 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 6 £196 - 2
Berkshire -4 5 £400 +23.07% 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £100 -
North West -18 4 £475 +80.95% 3
West Yorkshire - 4 £360 - 4
Cheshire +6 3 £525 -
York - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £250 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £319 - 1
Leeds - 3 £300 - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Hertfordshire +3 2 £208 - 3
East Sussex 0 2 £400 +10.34%
Edinburgh -13 2 £235 - 1
Milton Keynes -14 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -17 2 - -
Scotland -18 2 £235 -32.85% 1
Wales - 2 £438 - 1

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

1 191 (65.19%) Cisco
2 122 (41.64%) LAN
3 121 (41.30%) WAN
4 103 (35.15%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (32.76%) Firewall
6 74 (25.26%) Windows
7 67 (22.87%) ITIL
8 65 (22.18%) CCNA
9 64 (21.84%) MPLS
10 61 (20.82%) Telecoms
11 60 (20.48%) VoIP
12 58 (19.80%) Finance
13 57 (19.45%) Wireless
13 57 (19.45%) Microsoft
14 54 (18.43%) VPN
15 48 (16.38%) Internet
16 46 (15.70%) Cisco IPT
17 45 (15.36%) CCNP
17 45 (15.36%) Avaya
18 43 (14.68%) CheckPoint
19 40 (13.65%) OSPF
20 39 (13.31%) Migration
21 38 (12.97%) BGP
21 38 (12.97%) Video Conferencing
22 36 (12.29%) TCP/IP
23 34 (11.60%) HP
23 34 (11.60%) VMware
23 34 (11.60%) VLAN
24 33 (11.26%) Unified Communications
25 30 (10.24%) Juniper

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 26 (8.87%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (3.07%) Lync
4 7 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) CMS
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (8.19%) MS Office
2 9 (3.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.68%) SaaS
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (41.64%) LAN
2 121 (41.30%) WAN
3 96 (32.76%) Firewall
4 64 (21.84%) MPLS
5 60 (20.48%) VoIP
6 57 (19.45%) Wireless
7 54 (18.43%) VPN
8 48 (16.38%) Internet
9 46 (15.70%) Cisco IPT
10 40 (13.65%) OSPF
11 38 (12.97%) BGP
12 36 (12.29%) TCP/IP
13 34 (11.60%) VLAN
14 33 (11.26%) Unified Communications
15 28 (9.56%) DNS
15 28 (9.56%) DHCP
16 25 (8.53%) PBX
17 22 (7.51%) Multicast
18 20 (6.83%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (6.83%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (20.82%) Telecoms
2 58 (19.80%) Finance
3 13 (4.44%) Retail
4 11 (3.75%) Banking
5 6 (2.05%) Back Office
6 5 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.71%) Electronics
6 5 (1.71%) Legal
7 3 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (23.21%) Network Engineer
2 39 (13.31%) Architect
2 39 (13.31%) Analyst
3 24 (8.19%) Voice Engineer
4 20 (6.83%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.46%) Support Engineer
6 15 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.12%) Support Analyst
6 15 (5.12%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (4.78%) Network Support
8 13 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.10%) VoIP Engineer
10 11 (3.75%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (3.75%) Security Architect
11 9 (3.07%) Network Analyst
11 9 (3.07%) Desktop Support
12 8 (2.73%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (2.73%) IT Support
12 8 (2.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 7 (2.39%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.05%) HTML
2 5 (1.71%) XMPP
3 3 (1.02%) CSS
3 3 (1.02%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) JSON
4 1 (0.34%) WCF
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) .NET
4 1 (0.34%) ODBC
4 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.97%) Video Conferencing
2 23 (7.85%) Blackberry
3 21 (7.17%) IVR
4 14 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.37%) Handset
6 4 (1.37%) CESG
7 3 (1.02%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.02%) AS400
8 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.68%) iPhone
8 2 (0.68%) iSeries
8 2 (0.68%) SecurID
8 2 (0.68%) PKI
9 1 (0.34%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.34%) iPad
9 1 (0.34%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 74 (25.26%) Windows
2 29 (9.90%) Windows 7
3 24 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.78%) Linux
6 13 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (4.10%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.73%) CentOS
10 6 (2.05%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.71%) Android
12 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.34%) Fedora
13 1 (0.34%) UNIX
13 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.87%) ITIL
2 39 (13.31%) Migration
3 27 (9.22%) Network Design
4 25 (8.53%) Project Management
5 23 (7.85%) Network Management
6 19 (6.48%) Service Delivery
6 19 (6.48%) Network Monitoring
7 17 (5.80%) Kalman Filter
8 15 (5.12%) PRINCE2
8 15 (5.12%) Network Architecture
9 14 (4.78%) Change Management
9 14 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.10%) Incident Management
10 12 (4.10%) Load Balancing
11 11 (3.75%) Service Management
12 10 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (3.07%) Change Control
14 8 (2.73%) Business Continuity
14 8 (2.73%) Telemarketing
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.44%) SQL
2 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
2 6 (2.05%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.71%) C
4 2 (0.68%) Java
5 1 (0.34%) C#
5 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (35.15%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (22.18%) CCNA
3 45 (15.36%) CCNP
4 21 (7.17%) CCIE
5 20 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (6.14%) MCSE
7 16 (5.46%) Security Cleared
8 11 (3.75%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.75%) MCP
8 11 (3.75%) CCDP
9 8 (2.73%) CCIP
10 7 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.05%) A+ Certification
11 6 (2.05%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.05%) Degree
12 3 (1.02%) CCSE
12 3 (1.02%) CCVP
12 3 (1.02%) CCDA
12 3 (1.02%) ISEB
12 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
1 5 (1.71%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.73%) Firmware
4 5 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.02%) XenServer
5 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.68%) Snort
6 2 (0.68%) Squid
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (3.07%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.39%) Cisco IPCC
4 6 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.37%) SCCM
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.34%) WSUS
8 1 (0.34%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.34%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.34%) Nagios
8 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 191 (65.19%) Cisco
2 57 (19.45%) Microsoft
3 45 (15.36%) Avaya
4 43 (14.68%) CheckPoint
5 34 (11.60%) HP
5 34 (11.60%) VMware
6 30 (10.24%) Juniper
7 17 (5.80%) Citrix
8 14 (4.78%) F5
9 12 (4.10%) Nokia
9 12 (4.10%) Mitel
10 11 (3.75%) SonicWALL
10 11 (3.75%) NetApp
11 10 (3.41%) Remedy
11 10 (3.41%) McAfee
11 10 (3.41%) Siemens
11 10 (3.41%) Verint
12 9 (3.07%) Genesys
13 8 (2.73%) IBM
13 8 (2.73%) Dell
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