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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Soft Phone
UK
Rank 594 608 607
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Softphone 1 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.020% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.14% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £225 £240 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +37.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £240 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -28.57%

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 2 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 1 £225 -28.00%
London +5 1 £225 -2.17%

Softphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 (75.00%) VoIP
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Android
3 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Symposium
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) C
4 4 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Games
4 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 4 (33.33%) Office 365
4 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) Threat Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server

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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) VoIP
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Symposium
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) Skype
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) CTI
5 1 (8.33%) PBX
5 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Web Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Telephony Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Developer
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Android
1 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
1 4 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 4 (33.33%) Open Source
1 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (33.33%) Threat Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C
1 4 (33.33%) C++
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) Objective-C
1 4 (33.33%) Python
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) BT
3 1 (8.33%) GENBAND
3 1 (8.33%) Polycom