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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 258 289 280
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -9
Contract jobs citing VoIP 457 426 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.77% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 5.38% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 278 267
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 53
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -

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
7501 7924 8326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.31% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4493 4661 4760
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 478 454
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +28 418 £400 +3.22% 129
South East +45 126 £375 -3.53% 34
London -9 120 £350 -9.67% 35
North West +51 72 £450 +5.88% 16
Manchester +41 48 £438 +25.00% 9
Berkshire +31 44 £413 -2.94% 8
East of England +9 36 £250 -31.74% 6
Hampshire +7 27 £340 -15.00% 13
South West +10 25 £323 +3.20% 5
Reading +12 24 £400 -20.00% 2
West Midlands -11 22 £455 +82.00% 16
Surrey +23 20 £185 -43.07% 4
Essex +16 18 £250 -3.84% 1
Salford - 18 £450 -
Scotland +15 16 £238 -13.63%
City of London -3 16 £200 -50.00% 7
Milton Keynes +30 14 £300 - 3
Buckinghamshire +26 14 £300 -14.28% 5
Southampton -5 14 £350 -12.50% 10
Camberley - 13 - - 2
Birmingham -4 12 £455 +101.30% 3
Maidenhead +12 9 £450 - 2
South Wales +10 9 £425 +54.54% 1
Lancashire +3 9 £600 -8.04% 4
Suffolk +3 9 £160 -58.70% 1
Wales -4 9 £425 +54.54% 1
Wiltshire - 9 £650 -
Cheshire +22 8 £338 -22.85% 2
West Sussex +15 8 £375 +7.14%
Merseyside +6 8 £400 -11.11% 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 428 (48.97%) Cisco
2 295 (33.75%) LAN
3 292 (33.41%) WAN
4 283 (32.38%) Firewall
5 266 (30.43%) Windows
6 246 (28.15%) Cisco Certification
7 179 (20.48%) VPN
8 172 (19.68%) Microsoft
9 165 (18.88%) TCP/IP
10 164 (18.76%) Telecoms
11 163 (18.65%) CCNP
12 157 (17.96%) Active Directory
13 154 (17.62%) CCNA
14 148 (16.93%) Security Cleared
15 140 (16.02%) Data Centre
16 136 (15.56%) Wireless
17 134 (15.33%) SC Cleared
18 131 (14.99%) Linux
19 125 (14.30%) VMware
20 113 (12.93%) DNS
21 112 (12.81%) ITIL
22 109 (12.47%) CheckPoint
23 104 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
24 96 (10.98%) Network Security
25 95 (10.87%) Windows Server
26 93 (10.64%) Unified Communications
27 85 (9.73%) Finance
28 81 (9.27%) Unix
28 81 (9.27%) Cisco ASA
29 80 (9.15%) DHCP

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 66 (7.55%) Skype for Business
2 49 (5.61%) MS Exchange
3 45 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.60%) Apache
5 14 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.69%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.57%) Apache Qpid
8 5 (0.57%) Confluence
9 4 (0.46%) IIS
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.34%) Quickr
11 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.11%) Jetty
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (8.92%) MS Office
2 60 (6.86%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (7.67%) Office 365
2 24 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.83%) OneDrive
4 13 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (1.37%) G Suite
6 11 (1.26%) SaaS
7 8 (0.92%) PaaS
8 7 (0.80%) Yammer
9 6 (0.69%) Trello
10 5 (0.57%) IaaS
11 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.34%) GitHub
11 3 (0.34%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.23%) Slack
13 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 295 (33.75%) LAN
2 292 (33.41%) WAN
3 283 (32.38%) Firewall
4 179 (20.48%) VPN
5 165 (18.88%) TCP/IP
6 136 (15.56%) Wireless
7 113 (12.93%) DNS
8 104 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
9 96 (10.98%) Network Security
10 93 (10.64%) Unified Communications
11 81 (9.27%) Cisco ASA
12 80 (9.15%) DHCP
12 80 (9.15%) MPLS
13 79 (9.04%) PBX
14 75 (8.58%) Internet
15 59 (6.75%) VLAN
16 57 (6.52%) Skype
17 52 (5.95%) IP Telephony
17 52 (5.95%) OSPF
18 50 (5.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.37%) Redis
3 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (0.69%) Big Data
4 6 (0.69%) MySQL
4 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.23%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 22 (2.52%) Eclipse
1 22 (2.52%) GCC
2 18 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
3 16 (1.83%) GDB
3 16 (1.83%) StarTeam
3 16 (1.83%) Subversion
3 16 (1.83%) Trac
3 16 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.37%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.69%) CMake
5 6 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.57%) GoogleTest
6 5 (0.57%) JIRA
6 5 (0.57%) Valgrind
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.11%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 164 (18.76%) Telecoms
2 85 (9.73%) Finance
3 20 (2.29%) Retail
4 19 (2.17%) Banking
5 15 (1.72%) Military
6 13 (1.49%) Back Office
7 9 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.92%) Legal
9 7 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.69%) Local Government
11 4 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.46%) Billing
11 4 (0.46%) Games
11 4 (0.46%) Law
12 3 (0.34%) Automotive
12 3 (0.34%) Front Office
12 3 (0.34%) German Language
12 3 (0.34%) Marketing
12 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 185 (21.17%) Network Engineer
2 108 (12.36%) Architect
3 87 (9.95%) Analyst
4 84 (9.61%) Cisco Engineer
5 62 (7.09%) Voice Engineer
6 61 (6.98%) VoIP Engineer
7 60 (6.86%) Support Engineer
8 59 (6.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 41 (4.69%) Network Architect
10 37 (4.23%) Software Engineer
11 36 (4.12%) Project Manager
12 33 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 30 (3.43%) Support Analyst
14 28 (3.20%) Network Security Engineer
14 28 (3.20%) Security Engineer
15 26 (2.97%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
15 26 (2.97%) Telephony Engineer
16 25 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 25 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
16 25 (2.86%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.89%) ELK Stack
2 24 (2.75%) 802.1X
3 21 (2.40%) STL
4 16 (1.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 11 (1.26%) Web Services
5 11 (1.26%) XMPP
6 10 (1.14%) RESTful
7 7 (0.80%) CSS
7 7 (0.80%) J2EE
8 5 (0.57%) .NET
9 3 (0.34%) Middleware
9 3 (0.34%) RFC 2833
10 2 (0.23%) VXML
11 1 (0.11%) COM
11 1 (0.11%) CORBA
11 1 (0.11%) HTML
11 1 (0.11%) SAML
11 1 (0.11%) Servlets
11 1 (0.11%) WAP
11 1 (0.11%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 140 (16.02%) Data Centre
2 40 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
3 34 (3.89%) IVR
4 31 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.20%) Blackberry
5 28 (3.20%) Smartphone
6 25 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.29%) Clustering
7 20 (2.29%) Cyber Attack
8 14 (1.60%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.60%) iPad
8 14 (1.60%) PKI
9 13 (1.49%) iPhone
10 12 (1.37%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.37%) Statistics
10 12 (1.37%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.26%) CESG
11 11 (1.26%) Handset
12 10 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 266 (30.43%) Windows
2 131 (14.99%) Linux
3 95 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 81 (9.27%) Unix
5 65 (7.44%) Windows 7
6 56 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (2.86%) Android
9 22 (2.52%) Windows 10
10 17 (1.95%) Windows XP
11 16 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.26%) Solaris
14 8 (0.92%) CentOS
14 8 (0.92%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.34%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (12.81%) ITIL
2 79 (9.04%) Migration
2 79 (9.04%) Project Management
3 69 (7.89%) Network Design
4 64 (7.32%) Patch Management
5 50 (5.72%) Network Monitoring
6 45 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (4.81%) PRINCE2
8 41 (4.69%) Software Engineering
8 41 (4.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 40 (4.58%) Vulnerability Management
10 37 (4.23%) Service Management
11 36 (4.12%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (3.89%) OO
13 32 (3.66%) Service Delivery
14 27 (3.09%) Case Management
14 27 (3.09%) Change Control
14 27 (3.09%) High Availability
15 25 (2.86%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 62 (7.09%) SQL
2 50 (5.72%) C++
3 27 (3.09%) C
3 27 (3.09%) Python
4 20 (2.29%) PowerShell
5 16 (1.83%) C#
6 15 (1.72%) Java
7 13 (1.49%) Perl
8 12 (1.37%) Ruby
9 6 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.46%) Embedded C++
10 4 (0.46%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.34%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.11%) Fortran
12 1 (0.11%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.11%) R
12 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 246 (28.15%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (18.65%) CCNP
3 154 (17.62%) CCNA
4 148 (16.93%) Security Cleared
5 134 (15.33%) SC Cleared
6 58 (6.64%) CCIE
7 44 (5.03%) Degree
8 41 (4.69%) CISSP
9 35 (4.00%) SANS
10 34 (3.89%) SSCP
11 31 (3.55%) CCVP
12 30 (3.43%) CCDP
13 25 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (1.83%) MCSE
15 15 (1.72%) CCDA
16 11 (1.26%) DV Cleared
17 9 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (1.03%) JNCIP
18 8 (0.92%) DBS Check
18 8 (0.92%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.35%) SLA
2 9 (1.03%) QA
3 8 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.92%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 157 (17.96%) Active Directory
2 69 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.49%) XenApp
6 9 (1.03%) vSphere
7 8 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.69%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.57%) Docker
10 5 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.34%) Firmware
11 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.23%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.23%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.23%) Xen
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 63 (7.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 39 (4.46%) Cisco UCCX
3 35 (4.00%) QRadar
4 29 (3.32%) SCCM
5 21 (2.40%) Cisco UCCE
5 21 (2.40%) FortiGate
6 17 (1.95%) SCOM
7 14 (1.60%) Puppet
8 13 (1.49%) Nagios
9 12 (1.37%) Ansible
10 11 (1.26%) Kibana
10 11 (1.26%) logstash
11 10 (1.14%) Nessus
11 10 (1.14%) Nexpose
11 10 (1.14%) Nmap
12 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.92%) WSUS
14 6 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
14 6 (0.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 428 (48.97%) Cisco
2 172 (19.68%) Microsoft
3 125 (14.30%) VMware
4 109 (12.47%) CheckPoint
5 79 (9.04%) Citrix
6 73 (8.35%) Avaya
7 69 (7.89%) Juniper
8 56 (6.41%) Apple
9 47 (5.38%) F5
10 46 (5.26%) Mitel
11 43 (4.92%) Palo Alto
12 40 (4.58%) HP
13 37 (4.23%) Splunk
14 30 (3.43%) IBM
15 27 (3.09%) Google
15 27 (3.09%) Intel Security
16 24 (2.75%) LogRhythm
17 23 (2.63%) Fortinet
17 23 (2.63%) SolarWinds
18 21 (2.40%) Aruba
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South East London
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Berkshire
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London
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City, London
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Rate: £400.00 per day
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Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Rate: £350.00 - £397.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
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Greater Manchester
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
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Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum (Pro Rata)
Posted: 16 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
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