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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 307 267 294
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +27
Contract jobs citing VoIP 390 452 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.82% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 5.70% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 249 196
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £172 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £502 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £331 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.16% +14.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 48 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.35 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+40.24% +24.24%

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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -39 349 £375 +5.63% 131
London -45 124 £400 +6.66% 38
South East -27 77 £375 - 24
South West +12 40 £322 +3.70% 15
Hampshire +23 32 £375 -4.76% 4
North West +2 30 £375 +25.00% 14
West Midlands -22 30 £348 -9.15% 9
Berkshire -18 27 £338 +1.88% 1
East of England -6 24 £300 +44.57% 11
City of London +21 22 £425 - 7
Wales +35 20 £365 +40.38% 1
South Wales +29 19 £365 +40.38% 1
Manchester -11 18 £438 +45.83% 11
Southampton +24 16 £375 -3.22% 2
Yorkshire +6 15 £330 -26.66% 9
Somerset - 15 £300 - 1
Newport - 10 £390 -
Essex +4 9 £300 -29.41%
Wiltshire -2 9 £375 -21.05% 4
Bedfordshire +11 8 £320 +13.27% 1
Warwickshire - 8 £215 -
Taunton - 8 £300 - 1
Birmingham 0 7 £370 +208.33% 1
Leeds -1 7 £400 +14.28% 4
West Yorkshire -5 7 £400 +14.28% 6
Surrey -13 7 £360 +20.00% 8
Cheshire +8 6 £325 -35.00% 1
Devon +7 6 £250 -18.69%
Reading -12 6 £425 +36.00% 1
Twickenham - 6 £400 -

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 443 (58.14%) Cisco
2 328 (43.04%) WAN
3 306 (40.16%) LAN
4 288 (37.80%) Firewall
5 271 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
6 215 (28.22%) Windows
7 189 (24.80%) CCNP
8 183 (24.02%) Wireless
9 148 (19.42%) CCNA
10 142 (18.64%) TCP/IP
10 142 (18.64%) ITIL
11 140 (18.37%) Active Directory
12 132 (17.32%) Security Cleared
13 130 (17.06%) Microsoft
14 126 (16.54%) MPLS
15 121 (15.88%) CheckPoint
16 116 (15.22%) SC Cleared
17 115 (15.09%) Telecoms
18 113 (14.83%) VPN
19 110 (14.44%) VMware
19 110 (14.44%) Data Centre
20 107 (14.04%) Windows Server
21 101 (13.25%) Network Security
21 101 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
22 92 (12.07%) DNS
23 87 (11.42%) Avaya
24 80 (10.50%) BGP
25 77 (10.10%) OSPF
25 77 (10.10%) Project Management
26 75 (9.84%) Finance

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 (7.22%) MS Exchange
2 45 (5.91%) Skype for Business
3 29 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.44%) Apache
7 11 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.18%) IIS
10 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.66%) JBoss
13 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.39%) CMS
14 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (6.17%) MS Office
2 45 (5.91%) MS Excel
3 31 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.12%) Office 365
2 19 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.92%) SaaS
6 4 (0.52%) Yammer
7 2 (0.26%) GitHub
7 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.13%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 328 (43.04%) WAN
2 306 (40.16%) LAN
3 288 (37.80%) Firewall
4 183 (24.02%) Wireless
5 142 (18.64%) TCP/IP
6 126 (16.54%) MPLS
7 113 (14.83%) VPN
8 101 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
8 101 (13.25%) Network Security
9 92 (12.07%) DNS
10 80 (10.50%) BGP
11 77 (10.10%) OSPF
12 73 (9.58%) DHCP
13 65 (8.53%) Wi-Fi
14 62 (8.14%) EIGRP
15 57 (7.48%) Unified Communications
16 53 (6.96%) SNMP
17 42 (5.51%) H.323
18 40 (5.25%) SAN
19 39 (5.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.10%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
5 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.26%) MySQL
6 2 (0.26%) OLTP
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.26%) SQLite
7 1 (0.13%) Big Data
7 1 (0.13%) DB2
7 1 (0.13%) MS Access
7 1 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (2.76%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (2.62%) Eclipse
2 20 (2.62%) StarTeam
2 20 (2.62%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.26%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.26%) JIRA
6 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 115 (15.09%) Telecoms
2 75 (9.84%) Finance
3 28 (3.67%) Retail
4 15 (1.97%) Banking
5 14 (1.84%) Legal
5 14 (1.84%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.31%) Military
7 7 (0.92%) Back Office
8 6 (0.79%) Billing
9 5 (0.66%) Law
10 4 (0.52%) Advertising
10 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.52%) Games
10 4 (0.52%) Marketing
10 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.52%) Publishing
11 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.39%) Front Office
11 3 (0.39%) Local Government
12 2 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 251 (32.94%) Network Engineer
2 89 (11.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 77 (10.10%) Support Engineer
4 71 (9.32%) Architect
5 64 (8.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 62 (8.14%) Voice Engineer
7 53 (6.96%) VoIP Engineer
8 50 (6.56%) Analyst
9 45 (5.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 39 (5.12%) Firewall Engineer
11 37 (4.86%) Project Manager
12 28 (3.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 28 (3.67%) Senior Network Engineer
13 27 (3.54%) Consultant
13 27 (3.54%) Network Support
13 27 (3.54%) Voice Network Engineer
14 25 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 25 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 23 (3.02%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.94%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.84%) XMPP
3 11 (1.44%) Web Services
4 8 (1.05%) Middleware
5 5 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.66%) XML
6 3 (0.39%) HTML
7 2 (0.26%) COM
7 2 (0.26%) iOS SDK
7 2 (0.26%) JSON
7 2 (0.26%) LAMP
7 2 (0.26%) MAPI
7 2 (0.26%) SOAP
8 1 (0.13%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.13%) EDI
8 1 (0.13%) HTML5
8 1 (0.13%) jQuery
8 1 (0.13%) RFC 2833
8 1 (0.13%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.13%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 110 (14.44%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.25%) IVR
3 31 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.36%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.36%) Handset
6 16 (2.10%) Smartphone
7 15 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.05%) iPad
9 8 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.79%) PKI
10 6 (0.79%) Statistics
11 5 (0.66%) BYOD
11 5 (0.66%) CESG
11 5 (0.66%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.52%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.52%) Informatics
12 4 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 215 (28.22%) Windows
2 107 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 71 (9.32%) Linux
4 58 (7.61%) Windows 7
5 53 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (4.72%) Unix
8 23 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.49%) Solaris
10 16 (2.10%) Android
10 16 (2.10%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.84%) Windows 10
12 12 (1.57%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.18%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.79%) CentOS
14 6 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (18.64%) ITIL
2 77 (10.10%) Project Management
3 54 (7.09%) Migration
4 46 (6.04%) Change Management
5 43 (5.64%) Network Design
6 40 (5.25%) Network Management
7 35 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
8 34 (4.46%) Service Delivery
9 32 (4.20%) Load Balancing
10 30 (3.94%) PRINCE2
11 29 (3.81%) High Availability
11 29 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
12 28 (3.67%) Service Management
13 27 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (3.54%) Requirements Management
14 25 (3.28%) Software Engineering
15 24 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (3.15%) UML
16 23 (3.02%) OO
17 21 (2.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 70 (9.19%) SQL
2 31 (4.07%) C
3 28 (3.67%) C++
4 24 (3.15%) C#
5 19 (2.49%) PowerShell
6 12 (1.57%) Perl
6 12 (1.57%) Python
7 10 (1.31%) Java
7 10 (1.31%) Ruby
8 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.26%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.26%) Embedded C++
9 2 (0.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.13%) Korn
10 1 (0.13%) Tcl
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 271 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (24.80%) CCNP
3 148 (19.42%) CCNA
4 132 (17.32%) Security Cleared
5 116 (15.22%) SC Cleared
6 50 (6.56%) Degree
7 49 (6.43%) CCIE
8 37 (4.86%) CCDP
9 28 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (2.76%) MCSE
11 13 (1.71%) CCVP
12 10 (1.31%) CCDA
13 9 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.92%) CCENT
14 7 (0.92%) CCNP Voice
14 7 (0.92%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.92%) JNCIA
14 7 (0.92%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.79%) CCSE
15 6 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.56%) SLA
2 10 (1.31%) JSP 440
2 10 (1.31%) QA
3 9 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.66%) HIPAA
4 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.26%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.26%) DICOM
5 2 (0.26%) HL7
5 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.26%) RMADS
6 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
System Software
1 140 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.36%) XenApp
4 14 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.71%) vSphere
6 12 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.57%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.18%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.92%) Brightmail
10 7 (0.92%) XenServer
11 5 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.52%) UAG
13 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.13%) NFS
14 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (6.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 29 (3.81%) SCCM
3 18 (2.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 18 (2.36%) FortiGate
4 14 (1.84%) Cisco UCCE
4 14 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (1.84%) WSUS
5 12 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (1.31%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.31%) Puppet
6 10 (1.31%) SCOM
7 9 (1.18%) Ansible
7 9 (1.18%) Cacti
7 9 (1.18%) Nagios
7 9 (1.18%) Salt
8 8 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.92%) SmokePing
9 7 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.66%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 443 (58.14%) Cisco
2 130 (17.06%) Microsoft
3 121 (15.88%) CheckPoint
4 110 (14.44%) VMware
5 87 (11.42%) Avaya
6 73 (9.58%) Juniper
7 58 (7.61%) Citrix
7 58 (7.61%) F5
8 54 (7.09%) HP
9 43 (5.64%) Fortinet
10 42 (5.51%) Palo Alto
11 34 (4.46%) Mitel
12 31 (4.07%) Remedy
13 30 (3.94%) Oracle
14 24 (3.15%) Symantec
15 23 (3.02%) NICE Systems
16 22 (2.89%) Aruba
17 21 (2.76%) BT
17 21 (2.76%) Riverbed
18 20 (2.62%) Coverity
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £12 - £14 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £28,982 to £37,768 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group
Rate: £100 - 250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago