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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK
Rank 277 307 289
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -18
Contract jobs citing VoIP 363 368 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.71% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.32% 4.86% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 224 224
Median daily rate £370 £355 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 26
Median hourly rate £20.00 £32.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.93% +87.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £43.40 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +114.28%

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
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +41 332 £370 +5.71% 128
South East +29 117 £340 -2.85% 28
London +31 106 £375 -6.25% 45
Berkshire +31 35 £374 +25.54% 3
Hampshire -11 32 £330 -5.71% 9
North West +11 31 £413 +17.85% 15
Manchester +11 26 £450 +24.13% 9
Reading +13 22 £400 +34.45% 1
Surrey +26 21 £405 +15.71% 5
Yorkshire +26 18 £200 -63.63% 3
West Midlands -6 18 £383 -15.00% 22
Wales +17 16 £408 +5.16% 4
Buckinghamshire - 16 £170 - 4
Milton Keynes - 15 £170 - 2
East of England +3 14 £255 +27.81% 4
South West +2 14 £393 +30.83% 7
Camberley - 14 £325 - 1
Salford - 13 £525 -
Hook +2 12 £320 -34.89%
South Wales +24 11 £420 +5.00% 4
South Yorkshire +11 11 £463 +320.45% 1
Scotland +30 10 £250 -16.83% 1
Birmingham +7 10 £266 +52.14% 7
Southampton -12 10 £325 -13.33% 3
Sheffield +8 8 £500 +354.54%
City of London -2 8 £223 -42.58% 8
East Midlands -7 8 £333 -14.19% 4
West Sussex - 7 £444 -
Glasgow +8 6 £249 -9.45%
Bristol +6 6 £339 +4.15% 2

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 422 (51.65%) Cisco
2 276 (33.78%) WAN
3 258 (31.58%) LAN
4 246 (30.11%) Firewall
5 231 (28.27%) Windows
6 227 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 171 (20.93%) Telecoms
8 165 (20.20%) Microsoft
9 159 (19.46%) CCNA
10 151 (18.48%) TCP/IP
11 148 (18.12%) VPN
12 147 (17.99%) Linux
13 141 (17.26%) CCNP
14 133 (16.28%) Active Directory
15 129 (15.79%) Security Cleared
16 117 (14.32%) VMware
17 116 (14.20%) ITIL
18 113 (13.83%) SC Cleared
19 99 (12.12%) Data Centre
20 95 (11.63%) Unified Communications
21 92 (11.26%) Unix
21 92 (11.26%) Wireless
22 89 (10.89%) Migration
23 87 (10.65%) DNS
24 86 (10.53%) PBX
25 85 (10.40%) Finance
26 82 (10.04%) MPLS
27 81 (9.91%) CheckPoint
27 81 (9.91%) Cisco CUCM
28 76 (9.30%) Apple

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 72 (8.81%) Skype for Business
2 59 (7.22%) MS Exchange
3 45 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.71%) Confluence
7 13 (1.59%) Apache Qpid
7 13 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.10%) Apache
9 9 (1.10%) IIS
10 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.86%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.73%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.49%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 3 (0.37%) Jetty
14 3 (0.37%) Mongrel
14 3 (0.37%) nginx
14 3 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 72 (8.81%) MS Office
2 57 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.12%) Office 365
2 31 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.59%) SaaS
4 12 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.86%) OneDrive
5 7 (0.86%) PaaS
6 6 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.73%) IaaS
6 6 (0.73%) Yammer
7 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.49%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.37%) G Suite
9 3 (0.37%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.37%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.24%) Slack
11 1 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 276 (33.78%) WAN
2 258 (31.58%) LAN
3 246 (30.11%) Firewall
4 151 (18.48%) TCP/IP
5 148 (18.12%) VPN
6 95 (11.63%) Unified Communications
7 92 (11.26%) Wireless
8 87 (10.65%) DNS
9 86 (10.53%) PBX
10 82 (10.04%) MPLS
11 69 (8.45%) DHCP
12 67 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
13 63 (7.71%) Network Security
14 59 (7.22%) Skype
15 56 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
16 53 (6.49%) Internet
17 50 (6.12%) VLAN
18 49 (6.00%) Ethernet
19 45 (5.51%) OSPF
20 44 (5.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.20%) Redis
3 5 (0.61%) Big Data
3 5 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.61%) dBASE
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (0.49%) MySQL
4 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.24%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (4.04%) GCC
2 24 (2.94%) GDB
2 24 (2.94%) Subversion
2 24 (2.94%) Trac
3 23 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.08%) JIRA
5 16 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.71%) Bitbucket
6 14 (1.71%) CMake
7 13 (1.59%) GoogleTest
8 11 (1.35%) Eclipse
8 11 (1.35%) Valgrind
9 4 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.37%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.37%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.37%) VTune
General
1 171 (20.93%) Telecoms
2 85 (10.40%) Finance
3 26 (3.18%) Banking
4 17 (2.08%) Retail
5 13 (1.59%) Legal
6 12 (1.47%) Back Office
7 7 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.73%) Front Office
9 5 (0.61%) Law
9 5 (0.61%) Local Government
9 5 (0.61%) Military
10 3 (0.37%) Advertising
10 3 (0.37%) Automotive
10 3 (0.37%) French Language
10 3 (0.37%) German Language
10 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 158 (19.34%) Network Engineer
2 105 (12.85%) Analyst
3 82 (10.04%) Cisco Engineer
4 71 (8.69%) Architect
5 54 (6.61%) Project Manager
6 53 (6.49%) VoIP Engineer
7 50 (6.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 45 (5.51%) Support Engineer
9 37 (4.53%) Software Engineer
9 37 (4.53%) Voice Engineer
10 32 (3.92%) Support Analyst
11 26 (3.18%) Developer
11 26 (3.18%) Network Architect
12 25 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 25 (3.06%) Network Analyst
13 24 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
13 24 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (2.69%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
14 22 (2.69%) Security Analyst
15 21 (2.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
2 31 (3.79%) STL
3 24 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 19 (2.33%) XML
5 18 (2.20%) RESTful
6 17 (2.08%) CSS
7 16 (1.96%) Web Services
8 12 (1.47%) XMPP
9 10 (1.22%) HTML
10 9 (1.10%) J2EE
11 8 (0.98%) .NET
11 8 (0.98%) 802.1X
12 4 (0.49%) Android SDK
12 4 (0.49%) iOS SDK
12 4 (0.49%) Middleware
13 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.37%) Servlets
13 3 (0.37%) WCF
13 3 (0.37%) WebRTC
13 3 (0.37%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 55 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (6.36%) IVR
4 30 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
5 27 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.06%) Blackberry
6 25 (3.06%) Cyber Attack
7 22 (2.69%) Handset
7 22 (2.69%) Smartphone
8 20 (2.45%) Clustering
9 19 (2.33%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.84%) iPad
11 13 (1.59%) Replication
12 12 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (1.35%) iPhone
14 9 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
15 8 (0.98%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.98%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 231 (28.27%) Windows
2 147 (17.99%) Linux
3 92 (11.26%) Unix
4 74 (9.06%) Windows 7
5 70 (8.57%) Windows Server
6 56 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (3.06%) Android
9 18 (2.20%) Windows XP
10 16 (1.96%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.84%) Windows 10
11 15 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.47%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.35%) Solaris
14 10 (1.22%) CentOS
15 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (14.20%) ITIL
2 89 (10.89%) Migration
3 72 (8.81%) Network Design
4 69 (8.45%) Patch Management
5 66 (8.08%) Project Management
6 56 (6.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 54 (6.61%) Network Monitoring
7 54 (6.61%) Vulnerability Management
8 47 (5.75%) PRINCE2
9 46 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
10 38 (4.65%) Software Engineering
11 34 (4.16%) High Availability
12 33 (4.04%) Case Management
12 33 (4.04%) Validation
13 32 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (3.79%) Service Management
15 30 (3.67%) Information Security
16 28 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
16 28 (3.43%) OO
17 27 (3.30%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.53%) C++
2 36 (4.41%) SQL
3 28 (3.43%) PowerShell
3 28 (3.43%) Python
4 17 (2.08%) C
5 14 (1.71%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.71%) Perl
5 14 (1.71%) Ruby
5 14 (1.71%) VBScript
6 12 (1.47%) C#
6 12 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.10%) Java
8 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.49%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.12%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 227 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (19.46%) CCNA
3 141 (17.26%) CCNP
4 129 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 113 (13.83%) SC Cleared
6 72 (8.81%) CCIE
7 52 (6.36%) CISSP
8 49 (6.00%) SANS
9 48 (5.88%) SSCP
10 40 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (4.65%) Degree
12 29 (3.55%) CCDP
12 29 (3.55%) CCVP
13 22 (2.69%) MCITP
13 22 (2.69%) MCSA
14 18 (2.20%) MCSE
15 15 (1.84%) DV Cleared
16 13 (1.59%) CCDA
17 11 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 8 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.04%) SLA
2 8 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.49%) QA
5 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 133 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 65 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 15 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.59%) Docker
6 11 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.35%) XenApp
7 8 (0.98%) vSphere
8 5 (0.61%) Firmware
8 5 (0.61%) pfSense
8 5 (0.61%) Snort
9 4 (0.49%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.49%) Xen
9 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.37%) KVM
10 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 81 (9.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 49 (6.00%) QRadar
3 43 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 37 (4.53%) Cisco UCCE
5 26 (3.18%) SCCM
6 18 (2.20%) Kibana
6 18 (2.20%) logstash
7 12 (1.47%) FortiGate
8 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (1.35%) SCOM
9 10 (1.22%) Nessus
9 10 (1.22%) Nexpose
9 10 (1.22%) Nmap
10 9 (1.10%) Puppet
10 9 (1.10%) RSA enVision
11 7 (0.86%) Nagios
11 7 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.73%) Ansible
12 6 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
12 6 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 422 (51.65%) Cisco
2 165 (20.20%) Microsoft
3 117 (14.32%) VMware
4 81 (9.91%) CheckPoint
5 76 (9.30%) Apple
6 64 (7.83%) Avaya
7 59 (7.22%) Citrix
8 52 (6.36%) Splunk
9 51 (6.24%) F5
10 46 (5.63%) Juniper
11 42 (5.14%) IBM
12 39 (4.77%) LogRhythm
13 34 (4.16%) HP
14 31 (3.79%) Google
15 27 (3.30%) Mitel
16 24 (2.94%) NetApp
17 20 (2.45%) Oracle
18 19 (2.33%) Fortinet
18 19 (2.33%) Intel Security
19 18 (2.20%) Remedy
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