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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Soft Phone
Rank 573 563 522
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Contract jobs citing Softphone 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.079% 0.015% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £157 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+187.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £157 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Perl
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Solaris
2 4 (44.44%) LDAP
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (44.44%) Bloomberg
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 4 (44.44%) MindAlign
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Lync
2 4 (44.44%) Unified Communications
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) iPad
3 3 (33.33%) Android
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) French Language
3 3 (33.33%) Altiris
3 3 (33.33%) LiveLink
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi

Softphone
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) MindAlign
1 4 (44.44%) Lync
2 3 (33.33%) LiveLink
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LDAP
1 4 (44.44%) Unified Communications
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) PBX
3 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
1 2 (22.22%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) iPad
2 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Solaris
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Bloomberg
3 3 (33.33%) Altiris
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Avaya