The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 327 281 275
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 375 443 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.78% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 5.24% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 249 232
Median daily rate £375 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £291 £278
% change year-on-year
+28.75% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 24
Median hourly rate £38.50 £20.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.80% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £14.10 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £27.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+119.51% +24.24%

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
8552 8454 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.90% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5174 4601 3863
Median daily rate £388 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 467 403
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VoIP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VoIP within the UK.

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VoIP within the UK.

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VoIP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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 -43 339 £375 +25.00% 152
London -24 134 £420 +35.48% 41
South East -53 89 £350 +9.37% 32
Hampshire +18 39 £361 -23.94% 4
South West +24 38 £375 +25.00% 19
North West -1 31 £375 +66.66% 12
Berkshire -34 24 £438 +52.17% 9
Southampton +32 22 £360 -0.68% 2
City of London +28 17 £429 +38.30% 10
West Midlands -13 17 £450 +38.46% 26
Manchester -5 16 £588 +161.11% 8
East of England -16 16 £300 +20.00% 6
Wales +10 15 £375 +134.37% 3
Wiltshire +8 12 £375 - 1
Harrow -1 12 £420 +40.00%
Gloucestershire +7 11 £133 -72.53% 2
Cheshire +3 11 £300 - 2
South Wales +2 11 £375 +68.53% 2
Salisbury - 11 £375 -
Coventry -1 9 £450 - 1
Northern Ireland +12 7 - -
County Antrim +12 7 - -
Belfast +10 7 - -
Yorkshire -9 7 £256 +2.50% 12
Scotland -26 7 £280 -10.40% 4
Gloucester +7 6 £128 -74.50%
Birmingham +5 6 £385 +18.46% 5
Bristol +2 6 £400 +95.12% 6
Norwich -1 6 - -
Norfolk -2 6 - -

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP 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 VoIP.

1 410 (57.58%) Cisco
2 310 (43.54%) WAN
3 289 (40.59%) LAN
4 260 (36.52%) Firewall
5 244 (34.27%) Cisco Certification
6 186 (26.12%) Windows
7 169 (23.74%) CCNP
8 166 (23.31%) Wireless
9 125 (17.56%) ITIL
10 122 (17.13%) Security Cleared
11 113 (15.87%) CCNA
11 113 (15.87%) Active Directory
11 113 (15.87%) TCP/IP
11 113 (15.87%) VPN
12 112 (15.73%) MPLS
13 111 (15.59%) Microsoft
14 103 (14.47%) Telecoms
15 101 (14.19%) Data Centre
16 100 (14.04%) DNS
17 97 (13.62%) SC Cleared
18 94 (13.20%) VMware
19 85 (11.94%) Windows Server
20 84 (11.80%) CheckPoint
21 83 (11.66%) Linux
21 83 (11.66%) Cisco ASA
21 83 (11.66%) Network Security
22 77 (10.81%) Avaya
23 73 (10.25%) DHCP
24 68 (9.55%) HP
25 67 (9.41%) Project Management

VoIP
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 59 (8.29%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.06%) Skype for Business
3 32 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 17 (2.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (1.83%) IIS
8 12 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.84%) Apache
11 6 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.56%) CMS
12 4 (0.56%) JBoss
13 3 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.28%) nginx
14 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.14%) lighttpd
15 1 (0.14%) Node.js
15 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (6.88%) MS Office
2 29 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 23 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.76%) Office 365
2 17 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.42%) SaaS
5 3 (0.42%) Yammer
6 2 (0.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.28%) IaaS
6 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 310 (43.54%) WAN
2 289 (40.59%) LAN
3 260 (36.52%) Firewall
4 166 (23.31%) Wireless
5 113 (15.87%) TCP/IP
5 113 (15.87%) VPN
6 112 (15.73%) MPLS
7 100 (14.04%) DNS
8 83 (11.66%) Cisco ASA
8 83 (11.66%) Network Security
9 73 (10.25%) DHCP
10 63 (8.85%) Wi-Fi
11 61 (8.57%) BGP
12 57 (8.01%) OSPF
13 55 (7.72%) SAN
14 44 (6.18%) EIGRP
15 41 (5.76%) H.323
16 38 (5.34%) SNMP
17 35 (4.92%) VLAN
18 32 (4.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.53%) Oracle Database
2 18 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (0.98%) OLTP
4 7 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (0.84%) MySQL
5 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.28%) SQLite
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) QlikView
8 1 (0.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (0.98%) Eclipse
2 7 (0.98%) StarTeam
2 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.42%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.28%) JIRA
7 1 (0.14%) Gradle
7 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 103 (14.47%) Telecoms
2 64 (8.99%) Finance
3 27 (3.79%) Retail
4 13 (1.83%) Legal
5 12 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.54%) Back Office
7 10 (1.40%) Banking
8 9 (1.26%) Front Office
8 9 (1.26%) Law
9 8 (1.12%) Military
10 6 (0.84%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.70%) Advertising
11 5 (0.70%) Local Government
11 5 (0.70%) Marketing
12 4 (0.56%) Electronics
12 4 (0.56%) Games
12 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.42%) Billing
13 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 228 (32.02%) Network Engineer
2 80 (11.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 75 (10.53%) Architect
4 68 (9.55%) Support Engineer
5 59 (8.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 56 (7.87%) Analyst
7 53 (7.44%) VoIP Engineer
8 45 (6.32%) Voice Engineer
9 43 (6.04%) Senior Network Engineer
10 41 (5.76%) Project Manager
11 36 (5.06%) Firewall Engineer
12 35 (4.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 31 (4.35%) Consultant
14 29 (4.07%) Network Support
15 26 (3.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 26 (3.65%) Cisco Voice Engineer
15 26 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (3.37%) Voice Network Engineer
17 22 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
17 22 (3.09%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.37%) 802.1X
2 18 (2.53%) Web Services
3 7 (0.98%) XMPP
4 6 (0.84%) Middleware
5 5 (0.70%) RFC 2833
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (0.56%) XML
7 3 (0.42%) HTML
7 3 (0.42%) jQuery
8 2 (0.28%) .NET
8 2 (0.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.28%) CSS
8 2 (0.28%) FreeSWITCH
8 2 (0.28%) iOS SDK
8 2 (0.28%) JSON
8 2 (0.28%) MAPI
8 2 (0.28%) SOAP
8 2 (0.28%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.14%) LAMP
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 101 (14.19%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 21 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.97%) Statistics
7 13 (1.83%) IVR
7 13 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.12%) BYOD
8 8 (1.12%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.84%) CESG
9 6 (0.84%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (0.84%) iPad
9 6 (0.84%) NHS
10 5 (0.70%) Handset
10 5 (0.70%) PKI
11 4 (0.56%) Clustering
11 4 (0.56%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 186 (26.12%) Windows
2 85 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 83 (11.66%) Linux
4 57 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (7.87%) Windows 7
6 51 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (5.90%) Unix
8 27 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (2.95%) Solaris
10 19 (2.67%) Android
11 17 (2.39%) Windows XP
12 13 (1.83%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.40%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.12%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.84%) CentOS
15 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.70%) Windows 10
17 3 (0.42%) Debian
17 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (17.56%) ITIL
2 67 (9.41%) Project Management
3 47 (6.60%) Change Management
4 46 (6.46%) Network Design
5 40 (5.62%) Migration
5 40 (5.62%) Service Delivery
6 39 (5.48%) Service Management
7 36 (5.06%) High Availability
8 35 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (4.92%) Network Management
9 32 (4.49%) Load Balancing
9 32 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
10 27 (3.79%) PRINCE2
10 27 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (2.95%) ITSM
12 20 (2.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (2.67%) Time Management
14 18 (2.53%) CRM
14 18 (2.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (6.88%) SQL
2 20 (2.81%) C
3 19 (2.67%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.11%) C++
5 11 (1.54%) C#
6 9 (1.26%) Python
7 7 (0.98%) Java
7 7 (0.98%) Perl
8 6 (0.84%) PHP
9 5 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.70%) Ruby
10 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.28%) VBA
12 1 (0.14%) Erlang
12 1 (0.14%) Korn
12 1 (0.14%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.14%) Tcl
12 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 244 (34.27%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (23.74%) CCNP
3 122 (17.13%) Security Cleared
4 113 (15.87%) CCNA
5 97 (13.62%) SC Cleared
6 51 (7.16%) CCIE
7 49 (6.88%) Degree
8 37 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 34 (4.78%) MCSE
10 30 (4.21%) CCDP
11 11 (1.54%) CCVP
12 10 (1.40%) CCDA
12 10 (1.40%) CCENT
13 8 (1.12%) MCP
14 6 (0.84%) CCNP Voice
14 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.70%) CCSE
15 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.70%) JNCIA
15 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.43%) SLA
2 5 (0.70%) QA
3 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.42%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.42%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) DICOM
5 2 (0.28%) HL7
5 2 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.28%) RMADS
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 113 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 57 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.39%) XenApp
4 15 (2.11%) vSphere
5 13 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.98%) Brightmail
7 7 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.98%) XenServer
8 6 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.56%) UAG
10 3 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.28%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.28%) KVM
11 2 (0.28%) zsh
12 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 43 (6.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (3.65%) SCCM
3 17 (2.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 15 (2.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 13 (1.83%) WSUS
6 8 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.70%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.70%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.70%) Puppet
9 4 (0.56%) Ansible
9 4 (0.56%) Control-M
9 4 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.56%) Salt
10 3 (0.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 410 (57.58%) Cisco
2 111 (15.59%) Microsoft
3 94 (13.20%) VMware
4 84 (11.80%) CheckPoint
5 77 (10.81%) Avaya
6 68 (9.55%) HP
7 59 (8.29%) Citrix
8 57 (8.01%) Juniper
9 32 (4.49%) Fortinet
10 31 (4.35%) Remedy
11 30 (4.21%) Oracle
12 29 (4.07%) F5
13 24 (3.37%) Mitel
13 24 (3.37%) Palo Alto
14 23 (3.23%) NICE Systems
15 20 (2.81%) Dell
16 19 (2.67%) Apple
16 19 (2.67%) Aruba
16 19 (2.67%) Symantec
17 18 (2.53%) BT
Taunton, Somerset
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Rate: £250.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Ilford, Essex
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
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Rate: £650 - £690 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: NEG
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