The table below looks at the statistics for Softphone skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Softphone over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Soft Phone
Rank 637 629 599
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -30
Contract jobs citing Softphone 6 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.012% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.069% 0.087% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Median daily rate £363 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8718 8059 7220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 14.38% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5279 4535 3866
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 479 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

Softphone
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Softphone as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Softphone within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Softphone Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softphone within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 -9 4 £325 -10.34%
North West - 3 £325 -
Cheshire - 2 £388 -
Scotland - 2 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Dundee - 1 £400 -

Softphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Softphone 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 Softphone.

1 9 (69.23%) Avaya
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) Handset
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (23.08%) PCoIP
3 3 (23.08%) Skype
3 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
3 3 (23.08%) SCCM
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) PSTN
5 1 (7.69%) MS Project
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris

Softphone
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 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
1 4 (30.77%) Wireless
2 3 (23.08%) PCoIP
2 3 (23.08%) Skype
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) 3G
4 1 (7.69%) 4G
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) ISDN
4 1 (7.69%) NAS
4 1 (7.69%) OpenScape
4 1 (7.69%) PSTN
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Avaya Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) IP Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) SCCM Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Product Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Product Owner
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Telephony Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
1 3 (23.08%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Management
2 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
2 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
2 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
2 1 (7.69%) Service Design
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) APMG
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Avaya
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) BT
3 1 (7.69%) Cadence
3 1 (7.69%) Facebook
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) NICE Systems
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec