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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 297 276 288
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing VoIP 408 472 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.81% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.93% 5.93% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 280 223
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £185 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 53 66
Median hourly rate £41.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -8.88%

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -24 371 £375 +7.14% 142
London -16 130 £375 -6.25% 45
South East +21 93 £375 +7.14% 30
North West +26 55 £413 +3.12% 21
West Midlands -16 34 £300 +2.20% 12
Manchester +14 33 £400 +25.00% 12
South West -3 27 £265 -0.93% 8
City of London +11 23 £350 -17.64% 11
Solihull +13 20 - - 3
Hampshire +9 20 £340 -9.33% 9
Berkshire -16 19 £475 +23.37% 2
Scotland +22 16 £263 +5.00% 2
Surrey +3 16 £400 +14.28% 6
Southampton +16 14 £400 +6.66% 5
Wales +13 13 £415 +50.90% 2
South Wales +19 12 £415 +50.90% 2
East of England -8 12 £194 -22.50% 7
Edinburgh +23 11 £319 +59.37%
Merseyside +9 10 £425 - 2
Middlesex +9 10 £450 +9.75%
West Sussex +4 10 £375 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -23 10 £339 +23.40% 11
Bristol +5 9 £275 +5.76% 2
Lancashire +18 8 £525 -15.66% 2
Newport +14 8 £415 +29.68% 2
Wiltshire +2 8 - -
Kent - 8 £195 - 1
West Yorkshire -1 7 £357 -20.25% 7
Salford - 7 £498 - 1
Camberley - 7 - - 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 409 (51.19%) Cisco
2 296 (37.05%) WAN
3 289 (36.17%) LAN
4 281 (35.17%) Firewall
5 250 (31.29%) Windows
6 231 (28.91%) Cisco Certification
7 176 (22.03%) Microsoft
8 166 (20.78%) CCNP
8 166 (20.78%) Active Directory
9 160 (20.03%) TCP/IP
10 152 (19.02%) Wireless
11 145 (18.15%) CCNA
12 141 (17.65%) VPN
13 132 (16.52%) Data Centre
14 130 (16.27%) Security Cleared
15 125 (15.64%) ITIL
16 121 (15.14%) Windows Server
17 118 (14.77%) VMware
18 117 (14.64%) SC Cleared
19 110 (13.77%) Telecoms
20 107 (13.39%) CheckPoint
21 98 (12.27%) MPLS
22 95 (11.89%) Linux
22 95 (11.89%) DNS
23 89 (11.14%) Network Security
24 85 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
24 85 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
25 82 (10.26%) Juniper
26 81 (10.14%) Finance
27 76 (9.51%) SQL

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 64 (8.01%) Skype for Business
2 57 (7.13%) MS Exchange
3 39 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (2.25%) Apache
7 16 (2.00%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.75%) IIS
10 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.38%) Quickr
12 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.25%) nginx
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
12 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 64 (8.01%) MS Office
2 59 (7.38%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) MS Project
6 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.63%) Office 365
2 19 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.38%) Google Apps
6 10 (1.25%) OneDrive
7 8 (1.00%) SaaS
8 6 (0.75%) PaaS
8 6 (0.75%) Trello
9 4 (0.50%) Yammer
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.38%) GitHub
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.25%) Slack
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 296 (37.05%) WAN
2 289 (36.17%) LAN
3 281 (35.17%) Firewall
4 160 (20.03%) TCP/IP
5 152 (19.02%) Wireless
6 141 (17.65%) VPN
7 98 (12.27%) MPLS
8 95 (11.89%) DNS
9 89 (11.14%) Network Security
10 85 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
10 85 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
11 74 (9.26%) Unified Communications
12 72 (9.01%) DHCP
13 69 (8.64%) OSPF
14 66 (8.26%) BGP
15 52 (6.51%) SNMP
16 51 (6.38%) Skype
17 50 (6.26%) EIGRP
17 50 (6.26%) PBX
17 50 (6.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.25%) Redis
2 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.63%) Big Data
5 4 (0.50%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.38%) MySQL
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.25%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) DB2
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (2.88%) Eclipse
2 22 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (2.75%) StarTeam
2 22 (2.75%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.13%) GCC
3 9 (1.13%) Subversion
4 8 (1.00%) GDB
4 8 (1.00%) Trac
5 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.13%) JIRA
6 1 (0.13%) Travis CI
General
1 110 (13.77%) Telecoms
2 81 (10.14%) Finance
3 20 (2.50%) Banking
3 20 (2.50%) Retail
4 12 (1.50%) Military
5 10 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.88%) Billing
6 7 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.88%) Legal
7 6 (0.75%) Back Office
8 5 (0.63%) Local Government
9 4 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.50%) Games
9 4 (0.50%) Marketing
9 4 (0.50%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.38%) Law
10 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) French Language
11 2 (0.25%) iGaming
11 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (24.41%) Network Engineer
2 105 (13.14%) Architect
3 85 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 68 (8.51%) Analyst
5 67 (8.39%) Voice Engineer
6 64 (8.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 64 (8.01%) VoIP Engineer
7 63 (7.88%) Support Engineer
8 34 (4.26%) Network Architect
9 33 (4.13%) Firewall Engineer
9 33 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
10 30 (3.75%) IT Support
11 28 (3.50%) Project Manager
11 28 (3.50%) Support Analyst
12 27 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
12 27 (3.38%) Security Engineer
13 26 (3.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
14 25 (3.13%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
14 25 (3.13%) Software Engineer
15 24 (3.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.38%) 802.1X
2 19 (2.38%) ELK Stack
3 14 (1.75%) XMPP
4 12 (1.50%) Web Services
5 8 (1.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 8 (1.00%) RESTful
5 8 (1.00%) STL
6 5 (0.63%) .NET
6 5 (0.63%) J2EE
6 5 (0.63%) Middleware
7 4 (0.50%) CSS
8 2 (0.25%) COM
8 2 (0.25%) HTML
8 2 (0.25%) VXML
8 2 (0.25%) XML
9 1 (0.13%) CSS3
9 1 (0.13%) HTML5
9 1 (0.13%) LAMP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.13%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 132 (16.52%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.13%) IVR
3 31 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
4 30 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.00%) Blackberry
6 22 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.63%) Handset
7 21 (2.63%) Smartphone
8 18 (2.25%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.00%) Clustering
10 11 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.38%) iPad
10 11 (1.38%) iPhone
10 11 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.13%) CESG
11 9 (1.13%) Cyber Attack
11 9 (1.13%) FMCG
12 8 (1.00%) PKI
13 7 (0.88%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 250 (31.29%) Windows
2 121 (15.14%) Windows Server
3 95 (11.89%) Linux
4 54 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (6.63%) Windows 7
6 45 (5.63%) Unix
7 41 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (3.13%) Windows 10
9 22 (2.75%) Android
10 21 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.88%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.75%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.25%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.13%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.75%) Solaris
16 4 (0.50%) CentOS
17 3 (0.38%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
18 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (15.64%) ITIL
2 73 (9.14%) Migration
3 64 (8.01%) Project Management
4 48 (6.01%) Network Design
5 46 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
6 39 (4.88%) Patch Management
7 38 (4.76%) Change Management
7 38 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 35 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (4.26%) Change Control
10 32 (4.01%) Software Engineering
11 31 (3.88%) OO
11 31 (3.88%) PRINCE2
12 28 (3.50%) Service Delivery
13 26 (3.25%) Requirements Management
13 26 (3.25%) UML
14 25 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (2.88%) TOGAF
16 22 (2.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (9.51%) SQL
2 44 (5.51%) C++
3 27 (3.38%) C
4 26 (3.25%) Python
5 19 (2.38%) C#
5 19 (2.38%) Java
6 17 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 14 (1.75%) Perl
8 13 (1.63%) Ruby
9 12 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.50%) Embedded C++
10 4 (0.50%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.38%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.13%) Fortran
13 1 (0.13%) Korn
13 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.13%) PHP
13 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 231 (28.91%) Cisco Certification
2 166 (20.78%) CCNP
3 145 (18.15%) CCNA
4 130 (16.27%) Security Cleared
5 117 (14.64%) SC Cleared
6 51 (6.38%) CCIE
7 35 (4.38%) CCDP
7 35 (4.38%) Degree
8 23 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (2.75%) CCVP
9 22 (2.75%) CISSP
10 17 (2.13%) MCSE
11 16 (2.00%) SANS
11 16 (2.00%) SSCP
12 12 (1.50%) JNCIA
13 11 (1.38%) CCDA
13 11 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.00%) JNCIP
15 7 (0.88%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.13%) SLA
2 11 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.25%) JSP 440
3 10 (1.25%) QA
4 6 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.25%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) DICOM
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
System Software
1 166 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 62 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.13%) XenApp
5 13 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.25%) vSphere
8 8 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.88%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
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%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.25%) XenServer
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 44 (5.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 37 (4.63%) SCCM
3 29 (3.63%) Cisco UCCX
4 22 (2.75%) FortiGate
5 19 (2.38%) QRadar
6 15 (1.88%) SCOM
7 14 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
7 14 (1.75%) Puppet
8 12 (1.50%) Nagios
9 11 (1.38%) Ansible
9 11 (1.38%) Cacti
9 11 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.38%) Salt
9 11 (1.38%) WSUS
10 10 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (1.25%) SmokePing
11 9 (1.13%) Kibana
11 9 (1.13%) logstash
12 8 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (0.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 409 (51.19%) Cisco
2 176 (22.03%) Microsoft
3 118 (14.77%) VMware
4 107 (13.39%) CheckPoint
5 82 (10.26%) Juniper
6 67 (8.39%) Avaya
7 64 (8.01%) Citrix
8 57 (7.13%) Mitel
9 55 (6.88%) Palo Alto
10 54 (6.76%) F5
11 42 (5.26%) HP
12 37 (4.63%) Apple
13 35 (4.38%) Fortinet
14 26 (3.25%) IBM
15 25 (3.13%) Intel Security
16 22 (2.75%) Coverity
16 22 (2.75%) Riverbed
17 21 (2.63%) Aruba
17 21 (2.63%) Splunk
18 20 (2.50%) SolarWinds
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