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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Soft Phone
Rank 637 645 633
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Softphone 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.017% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.083% 0.12% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £450 £320 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £403 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £315 -
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -
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
8468 8013 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.66% 13.94% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 4567 4493
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 468
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.53 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.66% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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
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 6 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 August 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 +7 6 £500 +25.00% 2
London -13 5 £500 +25.00%
Scotland +5 1 £400 +26.98%
Dundee - 1 £400 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Softphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (42.86%) VoIP
1 6 (42.86%) Avaya
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 4 (28.57%) Games
3 4 (28.57%) Objective-C
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) C
3 4 (28.57%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (28.57%) Android
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (28.57%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Mathematics

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 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (21.43%) PCoIP
2 3 (21.43%) Skype
3 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) 3G
4 1 (7.14%) 4G
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 4 (28.57%) Games
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) SCCM Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Avaya Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IP Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Handset
4 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
1 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
1 4 (28.57%) Open Source
1 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Dependency Management
4 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
4 1 (7.14%) Service Design
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C
1 4 (28.57%) C++
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) Objective-C
1 4 (28.57%) Python
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) APMG
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Avaya
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Cadence
3 1 (7.14%) Facebook
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec