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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 285 273 291
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing VoIP 437 501 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.16% 6.25% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 281 213
Median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £488 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 57
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.75 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £48.25 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £20.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -16.32%

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
8468 8013 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.66% 13.94% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 4567 4493
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 468
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.53 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.66% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -27 382 £363 +2.11% 116
London -51 137 £375 -6.25% 32
South East +11 91 £375 - 35
North West +13 39 £310 -4.61% 17
South West -3 35 £325 -12.16% 5
Hampshire +25 34 £375 -3.22% 5
West Midlands -14 34 £300 -15.78% 9
Southampton +23 27 £375 -3.22% 3
City of London +13 26 £350 -22.22% 5
Manchester 0 26 £318 +5.83% 13
East of England +10 24 £280 +11.80% 6
Wales +25 23 £390 +11.42%
Berkshire -7 23 £338 -3.57% 5
South Wales +30 21 £390 +11.42%
Solihull +8 17 - - 1
Scotland +13 15 £250 +38.88% 4
Newport +7 14 £415 +29.68%
Wiltshire +3 13 £363 -
Surrey -5 12 £400 +10.34% 9
Yorkshire -27 12 £354 +36.05% 6
Edinburgh +12 10 £281 +155.68% 2
Bristol +5 10 £275 -31.25% 2
Essex +12 9 £280 -22.89%
Middlesex +6 9 £450 +21.62%
West Yorkshire +4 9 £357 +1.96% 5
Reading +9 8 £475 +40.74% 3
Leeds +2 8 £360 +2.85% 5
Kent +11 6 £193 -14.44%
Merseyside +10 6 £413 +3.12% 1
Liverpool +9 6 £413 +3.12% 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 448 (55.51%) Cisco
2 322 (39.90%) WAN
3 312 (38.66%) LAN
4 290 (35.94%) Firewall
5 259 (32.09%) Cisco Certification
6 230 (28.50%) Windows
7 193 (23.92%) CCNP
8 177 (21.93%) Wireless
9 160 (19.83%) Active Directory
10 156 (19.33%) Microsoft
10 156 (19.33%) TCP/IP
11 147 (18.22%) CCNA
12 132 (16.36%) VPN
13 129 (15.99%) ITIL
13 129 (15.99%) Security Cleared
14 126 (15.61%) Data Centre
15 120 (14.87%) CheckPoint
16 119 (14.75%) SC Cleared
17 118 (14.62%) Windows Server
18 112 (13.88%) MPLS
19 111 (13.75%) VMware
20 106 (13.14%) Telecoms
21 102 (12.64%) DNS
21 102 (12.64%) Cisco ASA
22 98 (12.14%) Network Security
23 84 (10.41%) Finance
23 84 (10.41%) Juniper
24 82 (10.16%) Avaya
25 80 (9.91%) Wi-Fi
26 79 (9.79%) OSPF

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 55 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 51 (6.32%) Skype for Business
3 35 (4.34%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (1.98%) Apache
7 13 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.74%) IIS
10 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.37%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.25%) Quickr
12 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.12%) nginx
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 60 (7.43%) MS Office
2 57 (7.06%) MS Excel
3 26 (3.22%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.12%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.82%) Office 365
2 19 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.24%) Google Apps
6 9 (1.12%) OneDrive
7 7 (0.87%) SaaS
8 6 (0.74%) Trello
9 5 (0.62%) GitHub
10 4 (0.50%) PaaS
10 4 (0.50%) Yammer
11 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.12%) CloudBees
13 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.12%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 322 (39.90%) WAN
2 312 (38.66%) LAN
3 290 (35.94%) Firewall
4 177 (21.93%) Wireless
5 156 (19.33%) TCP/IP
6 132 (16.36%) VPN
7 112 (13.88%) MPLS
8 102 (12.64%) Cisco ASA
8 102 (12.64%) DNS
9 98 (12.14%) Network Security
10 80 (9.91%) Wi-Fi
11 79 (9.79%) OSPF
12 76 (9.42%) BGP
12 76 (9.42%) Unified Communications
13 73 (9.05%) DHCP
14 62 (7.68%) SNMP
15 55 (6.82%) EIGRP
16 48 (5.95%) Internet
17 43 (5.33%) VLAN
18 41 (5.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.50%) MySQL
6 3 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.25%) SQLite
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.12%) Big Data
8 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.12%) DB2
8 1 (0.12%) MS Access
8 1 (0.12%) QlikView
8 1 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (2.85%) Eclipse
2 22 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (2.73%) StarTeam
2 22 (2.73%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.50%) GCC
3 4 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.50%) Subversion
4 3 (0.37%) GDB
4 3 (0.37%) Trac
5 2 (0.25%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.12%) JIRA
6 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 106 (13.14%) Telecoms
2 84 (10.41%) Finance
3 21 (2.60%) Retail
4 18 (2.23%) Banking
5 13 (1.61%) Military
6 11 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.87%) Billing
8 7 (0.87%) Legal
9 6 (0.74%) Back Office
9 6 (0.74%) Games
10 5 (0.62%) Marketing
10 5 (0.62%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.50%) Local Government
12 3 (0.37%) Law
12 3 (0.37%) Publishing
13 2 (0.25%) Advertising
13 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 233 (28.87%) Network Engineer
2 93 (11.52%) Architect
3 92 (11.40%) Cisco Engineer
4 80 (9.91%) Voice Engineer
5 64 (7.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 64 (7.93%) Support Engineer
6 60 (7.43%) Analyst
6 60 (7.43%) VoIP Engineer
7 38 (4.71%) Firewall Engineer
8 37 (4.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 30 (3.72%) Network Architect
10 29 (3.59%) Security Engineer
10 29 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (3.47%) Cisco Voice Engineer
11 28 (3.47%) Network Security Engineer
11 28 (3.47%) Voice Network Engineer
12 27 (3.35%) Project Manager
12 27 (3.35%) Support Analyst
13 26 (3.22%) IT Support
14 24 (2.97%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.08%) 802.1X
2 15 (1.86%) XMPP
3 6 (0.74%) Middleware
3 6 (0.74%) Web Services
4 4 (0.50%) XML
5 3 (0.37%) .NET
5 3 (0.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (0.37%) HTML
5 3 (0.37%) STL
6 2 (0.25%) COM
6 2 (0.25%) iOS SDK
6 2 (0.25%) JSON
6 2 (0.25%) LAMP
6 2 (0.25%) SOAP
7 1 (0.12%) EDI
7 1 (0.12%) MAPI
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.12%) VXML
7 1 (0.12%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.12%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 126 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.70%) IVR
3 35 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (2.85%) Smartphone
6 22 (2.73%) Blackberry
6 22 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.60%) Handset
8 13 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.36%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.24%) CESG
11 9 (1.12%) Clustering
11 9 (1.12%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.12%) PKI
12 8 (0.99%) FMCG
12 8 (0.99%) iPad
12 8 (0.99%) iPhone
13 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.74%) BYOD
14 6 (0.74%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 230 (28.50%) Windows
2 118 (14.62%) Windows Server
3 72 (8.92%) Linux
4 60 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (6.32%) Windows 7
6 46 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (3.47%) Unix
8 22 (2.73%) Android
9 21 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.35%) Windows 10
11 16 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 15 (1.86%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.24%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.12%) Solaris
15 4 (0.50%) CentOS
15 4 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (15.99%) ITIL
2 73 (9.05%) Migration
3 69 (8.55%) Project Management
4 51 (6.32%) Change Management
5 40 (4.96%) Network Design
6 39 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 33 (4.09%) Change Control
9 31 (3.84%) Network Monitoring
10 30 (3.72%) Service Delivery
10 30 (3.72%) Software Engineering
11 29 (3.59%) Network Management
12 28 (3.47%) OO
12 28 (3.47%) Requirements Management
13 27 (3.35%) PRINCE2
14 25 (3.10%) UML
15 24 (2.97%) High Availability
16 22 (2.73%) OOA/OOD
16 22 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
16 22 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (9.54%) SQL
2 40 (4.96%) C++
3 30 (3.72%) C
4 20 (2.48%) C#
5 19 (2.35%) Java
5 19 (2.35%) Python
6 16 (1.98%) PowerShell
7 15 (1.86%) Perl
8 13 (1.61%) Ruby
9 12 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.50%) Embedded C++
10 4 (0.50%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.37%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.12%) Fortran
13 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.12%) R
13 1 (0.12%) Tcl
13 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 259 (32.09%) Cisco Certification
2 193 (23.92%) CCNP
3 147 (18.22%) CCNA
4 129 (15.99%) Security Cleared
5 119 (14.75%) SC Cleared
6 59 (7.31%) CCIE
7 44 (5.45%) CCDP
8 35 (4.34%) Degree
9 24 (2.97%) CCVP
10 23 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (1.98%) MCSE
12 14 (1.73%) JNCIA
13 11 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.99%) CCDA
14 8 (0.99%) JNCIP
15 7 (0.87%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.74%) CCSE
16 6 (0.74%) CISSP
17 5 (0.62%) CCENT
17 5 (0.62%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.20%) SLA
2 12 (1.49%) QA
3 11 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.24%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.25%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.25%) DICOM
7 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.25%) HL7
7 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
System Software
1 160 (19.83%) Active Directory
2 59 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.86%) XenApp
6 12 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.49%) vSphere
7 10 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.37%) XenServer
12 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.25%) Brightmail
12 2 (0.25%) Firmware
12 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.25%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 49 (6.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (4.46%) Cisco UCCX
3 33 (4.09%) SCCM
4 21 (2.60%) FortiGate
5 17 (2.11%) Cisco UCCE
6 14 (1.73%) Puppet
7 13 (1.61%) Nagios
7 13 (1.61%) SCOM
7 13 (1.61%) WSUS
8 12 (1.49%) Ansible
8 12 (1.49%) Cacti
8 12 (1.49%) Salt
9 11 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.24%) SmokePing
11 9 (1.12%) Backup Exec
11 9 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
13 6 (0.74%) SmoothWall
14 3 (0.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 448 (55.51%) Cisco
2 156 (19.33%) Microsoft
3 120 (14.87%) CheckPoint
4 111 (13.75%) VMware
5 84 (10.41%) Juniper
6 82 (10.16%) Avaya
7 62 (7.68%) Citrix
8 57 (7.06%) F5
9 54 (6.69%) HP
10 52 (6.44%) Palo Alto
11 50 (6.20%) Mitel
12 47 (5.82%) Fortinet
13 27 (3.35%) Remedy
14 25 (3.10%) NICE Systems
15 23 (2.85%) Riverbed
16 22 (2.73%) Coverity
16 22 (2.73%) Dell
16 22 (2.73%) Nortel
17 20 (2.48%) Intel Security
17 20 (2.48%) SolarWinds
South East
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago