The table below looks at the statistics for Softphone skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Softphone over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Soft Phone
Rank - 564 -
Contract jobs citing Softphone 0 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.028% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Average daily rate
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- £371 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Softphone
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Softphone within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Softphone Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Softphone
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Softphone within the UK.

Softphone Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Softphone
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Softphone within the UK.

Softphone Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Softphone
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softphone within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
South West - - - -
England - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Softphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Softphone 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 Softphone.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) MS Access
3 5 (41.67%) Lotus
3 5 (41.67%) IBM Notes
3 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) VBA
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
3 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) XMPP
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (33.33%) Lync
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Softphone
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Softphone 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 Softphone. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) IBM Notes
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (33.33%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) MindAlign
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) PBX
2 2 (16.67%) CTI
2 2 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (8.33%) SCCP
3 1 (8.33%) GSM
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MS Access
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Publishing
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Architect
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
1 5 (41.67%) XMPP
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) IVR
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) OOD
3 2 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Password Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) VBA
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Lotus
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (16.67%) Nortel
3 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (16.67%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) Genesys
4 1 (8.33%) Tandberg
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba