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 28 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Soft Phone
Rank 642 635 612
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs citing Softphone 9 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.14% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £363 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £315 -
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -
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
8772 7949 7641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.93% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5364 4556 4058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 9 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 28 July 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 -15 7 £325 -10.34% 2
North West - 4 £325 -
London +1 2 - - 1
Scotland -4 2 £400 +26.98%
Cheshire - 2 £388 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Chiswick - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Dundee - 1 £400 -

Softphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (56.25%) Avaya
2 5 (31.25%) VoIP
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Wireless
3 4 (25.00%) Handset
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (18.75%) SCCM
4 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
4 3 (18.75%) PCoIP
4 3 (18.75%) Skype
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Unix
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) C++

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 (18.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) VoIP
2 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (18.75%) PCoIP
3 3 (18.75%) Skype
3 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) 3G
5 1 (6.25%) 4G
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) ISDN
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) OpenScape
5 1 (6.25%) PSTN
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Avaya Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) IP Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Handset
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) IVR
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
1 3 (18.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
3 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
3 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
3 1 (6.25%) Service Design
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) C++
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) Objective-C
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) APMG
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Avaya
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) BT
3 1 (6.25%) Cadence
3 1 (6.25%) Facebook
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) NICE Systems
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec