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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Soft Phone
Rank 638 664 641
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -23
Contract jobs citing Softphone 11 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.010% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.076% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £500 £315 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% +152.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 £315 £125
% change year-on-year
+56.74% +152.00%
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
8193 7947 8558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4557 4739
Median daily rate £400 £377 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 552 480
Median hourly rate £27.09 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 12 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 25 September 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 +34 10 £500 +5.26%
London +6 5 £500 +5.26%
North West - 5 £494 -
Lancashire - 3 £513 -
Blackpool - 3 £513 -
Scotland +16 1 £400 +26.98%
Chiswick - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £525 -
Dundee - 1 £400 -
Cheshire - 1 £475 -
Warrington - 1 £475 -
Peel - 1 £525 -

Softphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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%) VoIP
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Avaya
3 6 (37.50%) SCCM
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Threat Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (25.00%) Open Source
4 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Android
4 4 (25.00%) Games
4 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 4 (25.00%) Symposium
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (25.00%) C
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP

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
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) VoIP
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) Symposium
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) PCoIP
3 3 (18.75%) Skype
4 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Avaya Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IP Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Handset
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (25.00%) Android
2 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
1 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Threat Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
2 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (6.25%) Service Design
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
1 4 (25.00%) C++
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
1 4 (25.00%) Python
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Avaya
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Cadence