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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK
Rank 245 328 278
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -50
Contract jobs citing VoIP 409 336 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.66% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 4.55% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 201 232
Median daily rate £374 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 30
Median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.21% +15.00%

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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
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 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 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 +61 378 £375 - 139
South East +61 128 £370 -5.12% 39
London +29 119 £380 +1.33% 42
Berkshire +39 41 £387 +71.88% 4
North West +40 37 £375 +7.14% 16
East of England +13 32 £250 -18.36% 5
Manchester +33 28 £413 +15.78% 11
Hampshire +1 28 £385 -3.75% 19
Surrey +25 25 £405 +15.71% 6
Reading +20 24 £363 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 22 £230 -
Milton Keynes - 21 £230 -
West Midlands -5 19 £395 +125.71% 18
South West +12 17 £450 +38.46% 5
Essex +14 16 £250 +2.04%
Camberley - 16 £325 - 1
Scotland +32 15 £250 -16.66% 3
Birmingham +5 13 £410 +134.28% 7
City of London -6 11 £325 -10.95% 4
East Midlands -2 10 £320 -28.88% 3
Southampton -6 10 £385 -3.75% 8
Wales +10 9 £425 +21.42% 1
Salford - 9 £450 - 1
Cheshire +27 8 £338 +22.72% 3
South Wales +20 8 £425 +21.42%
Yorkshire +12 8 £188 -64.28% 11
Hook +7 8 £384 -21.87%
Suffolk -7 8 £218 -43.87%
Wiltshire +10 7 £663 +80.27%
Glasgow +10 7 £212 -22.90% 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 417 (51.61%) Cisco
2 279 (34.53%) WAN
3 264 (32.67%) LAN
4 250 (30.94%) Firewall
5 237 (29.33%) Cisco Certification
6 224 (27.72%) Windows
7 166 (20.54%) Telecoms
8 158 (19.55%) Microsoft
9 152 (18.81%) CCNA
10 151 (18.69%) CCNP
10 151 (18.69%) TCP/IP
11 148 (18.32%) VPN
12 136 (16.83%) Active Directory
13 132 (16.34%) Linux
14 116 (14.36%) VMware
14 116 (14.36%) Data Centre
15 115 (14.23%) ITIL
16 114 (14.11%) Security Cleared
17 103 (12.75%) Wireless
18 101 (12.50%) SC Cleared
19 100 (12.38%) DNS
20 91 (11.26%) Finance
21 90 (11.14%) CheckPoint
21 90 (11.14%) MPLS
21 90 (11.14%) Unified Communications
22 83 (10.27%) Migration
23 82 (10.15%) PBX
23 82 (10.15%) Unix
24 74 (9.16%) MS Office
24 74 (9.16%) 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 60 (7.43%) Skype for Business
2 55 (6.81%) MS Exchange
3 35 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 34 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (1.24%) Apache
7 10 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.87%) Apache Qpid
8 7 (0.87%) Confluence
8 7 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.62%) IIS
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 3 (0.37%) Quickr
12 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.25%) JBoss
12 2 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (9.16%) MS Office
2 54 (6.68%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.68%) Office 365
2 26 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.49%) SaaS
4 11 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.11%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.74%) G Suite
6 6 (0.74%) PaaS
6 6 (0.74%) Yammer
7 5 (0.62%) IaaS
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.37%) GitHub
8 3 (0.37%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.37%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.25%) Slack
10 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 279 (34.53%) WAN
2 264 (32.67%) LAN
3 250 (30.94%) Firewall
4 151 (18.69%) TCP/IP
5 148 (18.32%) VPN
6 103 (12.75%) Wireless
7 100 (12.38%) DNS
8 90 (11.14%) MPLS
8 90 (11.14%) Unified Communications
9 82 (10.15%) PBX
10 73 (9.03%) Wi-Fi
11 69 (8.54%) DHCP
12 67 (8.29%) Internet
13 61 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
14 60 (7.43%) Network Security
15 56 (6.93%) VLAN
16 52 (6.44%) Ethernet
17 50 (6.19%) Skype
18 48 (5.94%) OSPF
19 41 (5.07%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.36%) Redis
3 6 (0.74%) MySQL
4 5 (0.62%) Big Data
5 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.25%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (3.71%) GCC
2 22 (2.72%) GDB
2 22 (2.72%) Subversion
2 22 (2.72%) Trac
3 16 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.61%) Eclipse
5 9 (1.11%) JIRA
6 8 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 8 (0.99%) CMake
6 8 (0.99%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.87%) GoogleTest
7 7 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (0.87%) Valgrind
8 6 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.62%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.12%) Travis CI
General
1 166 (20.54%) Telecoms
2 91 (11.26%) Finance
3 24 (2.97%) Banking
4 16 (1.98%) Retail
5 11 (1.36%) Back Office
6 10 (1.24%) Legal
7 9 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.87%) Military
9 5 (0.62%) Local Government
10 4 (0.50%) Front Office
10 4 (0.50%) Law
11 3 (0.37%) Advertising
11 3 (0.37%) Automotive
11 3 (0.37%) Billing
11 3 (0.37%) German Language
11 3 (0.37%) Marketing
11 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 169 (20.92%) Network Engineer
2 98 (12.13%) Analyst
3 87 (10.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 83 (10.27%) Architect
5 59 (7.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 57 (7.05%) VoIP Engineer
7 52 (6.44%) Project Manager
8 51 (6.31%) Support Engineer
9 45 (5.57%) Voice Engineer
10 36 (4.46%) Software Engineer
11 30 (3.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 29 (3.59%) Support Analyst
13 28 (3.47%) Network Architect
14 26 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (3.09%) Network Analyst
16 23 (2.85%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
17 22 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
17 22 (2.72%) C++ Software Engineer
17 22 (2.72%) Network Support
18 20 (2.48%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.21%) ELK Stack
2 29 (3.59%) STL
3 22 (2.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 14 (1.73%) 802.1X
5 13 (1.61%) XMPP
6 10 (1.24%) RESTful
6 10 (1.24%) Web Services
7 8 (0.99%) CSS
8 7 (0.87%) J2EE
8 7 (0.87%) XML
9 5 (0.62%) Middleware
10 3 (0.37%) .NET
10 3 (0.37%) HTML
10 3 (0.37%) RFC 2833
11 2 (0.25%) HTML5
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.25%) SAML
11 2 (0.25%) WebRTC
12 1 (0.12%) VXML
12 1 (0.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 116 (14.36%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.57%) IVR
4 29 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
5 26 (3.22%) Blackberry
6 23 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.85%) Smartphone
7 20 (2.48%) Cyber Attack
7 20 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 19 (2.35%) Clustering
9 16 (1.98%) Handset
10 13 (1.61%) iPad
10 13 (1.61%) Statistics
11 12 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (1.36%) Replication
13 10 (1.24%) iPhone
13 10 (1.24%) PKI
14 9 (1.11%) Fat Client
14 9 (1.11%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.87%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 224 (27.72%) Windows
2 132 (16.34%) Linux
3 82 (10.15%) Unix
4 70 (8.66%) Windows Server
5 66 (8.17%) Windows 7
6 52 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.97%) Android
9 19 (2.35%) Windows 10
10 15 (1.86%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.73%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.61%) Solaris
13 12 (1.49%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.24%) CentOS
15 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (14.23%) ITIL
2 83 (10.27%) Migration
3 74 (9.16%) Project Management
4 72 (8.91%) Network Design
5 55 (6.81%) Patch Management
6 48 (5.94%) PRINCE2
7 44 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 41 (5.07%) Network Monitoring
8 41 (5.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 40 (4.95%) Vulnerability Management
10 38 (4.70%) Software Engineering
11 37 (4.58%) High Availability
12 35 (4.33%) Cybersecurity
13 34 (4.21%) Service Management
14 29 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (3.59%) OO
15 26 (3.22%) Case Management
15 26 (3.22%) Service Delivery
16 25 (3.09%) Information Security
17 24 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.20%) C++
2 40 (4.95%) SQL
3 22 (2.72%) Python
4 20 (2.48%) C
5 17 (2.10%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.24%) Perl
6 10 (1.24%) Ruby
7 8 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.87%) C#
8 7 (0.87%) Java
9 6 (0.74%) VBScript
10 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.12%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 237 (29.33%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (18.81%) CCNA
3 151 (18.69%) CCNP
4 114 (14.11%) Security Cleared
5 101 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 70 (8.66%) CCIE
7 41 (5.07%) CISSP
8 39 (4.83%) Degree
9 35 (4.33%) SANS
10 34 (4.21%) CCVP
10 34 (4.21%) SSCP
11 27 (3.34%) CCDP
11 27 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (1.61%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.61%) MCITP
12 13 (1.61%) MCSE
13 12 (1.49%) MCSA
14 11 (1.36%) CCDA
14 11 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (1.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.96%) SLA
2 8 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.87%) QA
4 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 136 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 62 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.61%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.49%) XenApp
6 9 (1.11%) vSphere
7 7 (0.87%) Docker
8 6 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.50%) Firmware
10 4 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.37%) KVM
11 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.25%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.25%) Xen
13 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 73 (9.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (4.95%) Cisco UCCX
3 35 (4.33%) QRadar
4 28 (3.47%) Cisco UCCE
5 26 (3.22%) SCCM
6 13 (1.61%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.36%) Kibana
7 11 (1.36%) logstash
7 11 (1.36%) SCOM
8 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.24%) Nessus
8 10 (1.24%) Nexpose
8 10 (1.24%) Nmap
9 9 (1.11%) Nagios
9 9 (1.11%) Puppet
10 8 (0.99%) Ansible
11 6 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.74%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.62%) SCSM
12 5 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 417 (51.61%) Cisco
2 158 (19.55%) Microsoft
3 116 (14.36%) VMware
4 90 (11.14%) CheckPoint
5 68 (8.42%) Avaya
6 65 (8.04%) Citrix
7 56 (6.93%) Apple
8 55 (6.81%) Juniper
9 45 (5.57%) F5
10 39 (4.83%) Splunk
11 35 (4.33%) HP
12 29 (3.59%) IBM
12 29 (3.59%) Mitel
13 25 (3.09%) Google
14 24 (2.97%) LogRhythm
15 21 (2.60%) Fortinet
15 21 (2.60%) Intel Security
16 20 (2.48%) Palo Alto
17 18 (2.23%) Aruba
18 17 (2.10%) Oracle
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