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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Soft Phone
Rank 643 622 584
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -38
Contract jobs citing Softphone 8 2 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.004% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.025% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 14
Median daily rate £363 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 - £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - -
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
8480 8003 7116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5139 4435 3863
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 457 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +29.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -4 6 £400 - 1
North West - 3 £325 -
Scotland - 2 £85 -
Cheshire - 2 £388 -
London -11 1 £438 -
South West - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -

Softphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Unified Communications
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Skype
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) Handset
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) PCoIP
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) SCCM
4 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) IVR
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall
6 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi

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 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Unified Communications
2 4 (30.77%) Skype
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) PCoIP
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) 3G
5 1 (7.69%) 4G
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (7.69%) ISDN
5 1 (7.69%) NAS
5 1 (7.69%) OpenScape
5 1 (7.69%) PSTN
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
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%) SCCM Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Product Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Product Owner
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Handset
2 2 (15.38%) IVR
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
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
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
3 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) APMG
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
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%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Avaya
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) Facebook
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) NICE Systems
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec