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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 324 282 290
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +8
Contract jobs citing VoIP 378 420 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.77% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.37% 5.21% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 237 209
Median daily rate £375 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £155 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +20.58%

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
8648 8054 7036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.80% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5245 4486 3835
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 469 398
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -45 340 £375 +17.18% 144
London -21 126 £400 +23.07% 45
South East -51 73 £369 +18.95% 31
South West +18 49 £375 +25.00% 11
Berkshire -24 29 £475 +66.66% 4
North West -6 27 £475 +58.33% 10
West Midlands -9 25 £385 +16.22% 12
Hampshire 0 23 £375 -13.79% 6
Wales +26 18 £340 +23.63% 3
City of London +24 18 £388 +14.81% 11
South Wales +17 17 £333 +49.43% 3
Manchester -12 16 £800 +185.71% 9
East of England -20 16 £300 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire +14 15 £325 +30.00% 17
Wiltshire +4 13 £375 -21.05%
Somerset - 13 £300 - 3
Salisbury - 11 £375 -
Cardiff +5 9 £333 +49.43% 1
Taunton - 9 £300 -
Birmingham +8 8 £385 +18.46% 2
Gloucestershire +1 8 £225 -53.36%
Cheshire -6 8 £350 -30.00%
Leeds +5 7 £425 +277.77% 10
West Yorkshire 0 7 £425 +21.42% 11
Belfast - 7 - -
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
County Antrim - 7 - -
Oxfordshire +4 6 £275 -23.87% 4
South Yorkshire 0 6 £221 -6.84% 4
Harrow -6 6 £420 +40.00%

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 419 (57.55%) Cisco
2 307 (42.17%) WAN
3 288 (39.56%) LAN
4 264 (36.26%) Firewall
5 253 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
6 195 (26.79%) Windows
7 168 (23.08%) CCNP
8 165 (22.66%) Wireless
9 137 (18.82%) ITIL
10 134 (18.41%) CCNA
11 130 (17.86%) TCP/IP
12 126 (17.31%) Microsoft
13 120 (16.48%) Active Directory
14 117 (16.07%) MPLS
15 116 (15.93%) Security Cleared
16 114 (15.66%) VPN
17 112 (15.38%) Telecoms
18 101 (13.87%) VMware
19 97 (13.32%) DNS
20 96 (13.19%) Data Centre
21 95 (13.05%) Windows Server
22 92 (12.64%) SC Cleared
23 91 (12.50%) CheckPoint
24 81 (11.13%) Avaya
25 79 (10.85%) Cisco ASA
26 78 (10.71%) Linux
27 77 (10.58%) Network Security
28 73 (10.03%) DHCP
28 73 (10.03%) BGP
29 71 (9.75%) Project Management

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 59 (8.10%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.81%) Skype for Business
3 29 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (3.02%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.51%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.37%) IIS
9 9 (1.24%) Apache
10 7 (0.96%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.69%) JBoss
12 3 (0.41%) CMS
12 3 (0.41%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.14%) Magnolia
14 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 43 (5.91%) MS Office
2 38 (5.22%) MS Excel
3 29 (3.98%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.36%) Office 365
2 16 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (0.96%) SaaS
5 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.41%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.41%) Yammer
7 2 (0.27%) GitHub
7 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.27%) IaaS
7 2 (0.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 307 (42.17%) WAN
2 288 (39.56%) LAN
3 264 (36.26%) Firewall
4 165 (22.66%) Wireless
5 130 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 117 (16.07%) MPLS
7 114 (15.66%) VPN
8 97 (13.32%) DNS
9 79 (10.85%) Cisco ASA
10 77 (10.58%) Network Security
11 73 (10.03%) BGP
11 73 (10.03%) DHCP
12 70 (9.62%) OSPF
13 55 (7.55%) EIGRP
13 55 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
14 46 (6.32%) SNMP
15 40 (5.49%) SAN
15 40 (5.49%) Unified Communications
16 36 (4.95%) VLAN
17 35 (4.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.34%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (0.69%) MySQL
5 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.27%) OLTP
7 2 (0.27%) SQLite
8 1 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (1.65%) Eclipse
2 12 (1.65%) StarTeam
2 12 (1.65%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.41%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.27%) JIRA
6 2 (0.27%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Gradle
7 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 112 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 64 (8.79%) Finance
3 25 (3.43%) Retail
4 16 (2.20%) Legal
5 13 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.65%) Banking
7 11 (1.51%) Back Office
8 8 (1.10%) Front Office
9 7 (0.96%) Law
9 7 (0.96%) Military
10 6 (0.82%) Local Government
11 4 (0.55%) Advertising
11 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.55%) Billing
11 4 (0.55%) Games
11 4 (0.55%) Marketing
11 4 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.55%) Publishing
12 3 (0.41%) Electronics
12 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 236 (32.42%) Network Engineer
2 87 (11.95%) Cisco Engineer
3 72 (9.89%) Architect
4 71 (9.75%) Support Engineer
5 66 (9.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 55 (7.55%) VoIP Engineer
7 53 (7.28%) Analyst
8 52 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
9 38 (5.22%) Project Manager
10 33 (4.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 33 (4.53%) Senior Network Engineer
11 32 (4.40%) Firewall Engineer
12 28 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 27 (3.71%) Network Support
13 27 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
14 25 (3.43%) Cisco Voice Engineer
14 25 (3.43%) Consultant
15 24 (3.30%) Voice Network Engineer
16 23 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.02%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.65%) Web Services
3 8 (1.10%) Middleware
4 6 (0.82%) XMPP
5 5 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.69%) XML
6 4 (0.55%) RFC 2833
7 3 (0.41%) HTML
7 3 (0.41%) jQuery
8 2 (0.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.27%) FreeSWITCH
8 2 (0.27%) iOS SDK
8 2 (0.27%) JSON
8 2 (0.27%) LAMP
8 2 (0.27%) MAPI
8 2 (0.27%) SOAP
8 2 (0.27%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.14%) Twisted
9 1 (0.14%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.26%) IVR
4 27 (3.71%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.43%) Blackberry
6 16 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (2.06%) Handset
8 14 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.65%) Statistics
10 10 (1.37%) Smartphone
11 9 (1.24%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.82%) CESG
12 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.69%) Clustering
13 5 (0.69%) iPad
13 5 (0.69%) NHS
13 5 (0.69%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.55%) Cryptography
14 4 (0.55%) FMCG
14 4 (0.55%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 195 (26.79%) Windows
2 95 (13.05%) Windows Server
3 78 (10.71%) Linux
4 53 (7.28%) Windows 7
4 53 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (5.63%) Unix
7 29 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (2.75%) Solaris
9 17 (2.34%) Android
10 15 (2.06%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.92%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.51%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.24%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.96%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.82%) CentOS
15 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.55%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (18.82%) ITIL
2 71 (9.75%) Project Management
3 50 (6.87%) Network Design
4 46 (6.32%) Change Management
5 42 (5.77%) Migration
6 36 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
7 32 (4.40%) Network Management
7 32 (4.40%) Service Delivery
8 30 (4.12%) High Availability
8 30 (4.12%) Load Balancing
9 29 (3.98%) PRINCE2
9 29 (3.98%) Service Management
10 28 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 21 (2.88%) ITSM
12 20 (2.75%) Software Engineering
13 19 (2.61%) CRM
13 19 (2.61%) Incident Management
13 19 (2.61%) Requirements Management
13 19 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (7.28%) SQL
2 25 (3.43%) C
3 21 (2.88%) C++
4 20 (2.75%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.06%) C#
6 11 (1.51%) Python
7 10 (1.37%) Perl
8 7 (0.96%) Java
8 7 (0.96%) Ruby
9 5 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.69%) PHP
9 5 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.14%) Erlang
11 1 (0.14%) Korn
11 1 (0.14%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.14%) Tcl
11 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 253 (34.75%) Cisco Certification
2 168 (23.08%) CCNP
3 134 (18.41%) CCNA
4 116 (15.93%) Security Cleared
5 92 (12.64%) SC Cleared
6 50 (6.87%) CCIE
7 48 (6.59%) Degree
8 40 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (4.95%) MCSE
10 31 (4.26%) CCDP
11 14 (1.92%) CCVP
12 12 (1.65%) CCDA
13 8 (1.10%) CCENT
13 8 (1.10%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.10%) MCP
14 7 (0.96%) CCNP Voice
14 7 (0.96%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.82%) PMP
16 5 (0.69%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.42%) SLA
2 8 (1.10%) JSP 440
3 7 (0.96%) QA
4 5 (0.69%) HIPAA
4 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.27%) DICOM
5 2 (0.27%) HL7
5 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.27%) RMADS
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.47%) XenApp
4 13 (1.79%) vSphere
5 11 (1.51%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.96%) Brightmail
8 7 (0.96%) XenServer
9 4 (0.55%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.55%) UAG
10 3 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.27%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.27%) zsh
12 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 37 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 26 (3.57%) SCCM
3 17 (2.34%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (2.20%) WSUS
5 14 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
6 13 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
7 12 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.24%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.96%) Puppet
9 7 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (0.82%) Ansible
10 6 (0.82%) Cacti
10 6 (0.82%) Nagios
10 6 (0.82%) Salt
11 5 (0.69%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.69%) Control-M
11 5 (0.69%) MIMEsweeper
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.69%) SCOM
11 5 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 419 (57.55%) Cisco
2 126 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 101 (13.87%) VMware
4 91 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 81 (11.13%) Avaya
6 71 (9.75%) Juniper
7 61 (8.38%) HP
8 59 (8.10%) Citrix
9 39 (5.36%) F5
10 37 (5.08%) Fortinet
11 31 (4.26%) Remedy
12 30 (4.12%) Mitel
13 28 (3.85%) Oracle
14 26 (3.57%) Palo Alto
15 23 (3.16%) Aruba
15 23 (3.16%) NICE Systems
16 22 (3.02%) BT
16 22 (3.02%) Symantec
17 20 (2.75%) Dell
18 19 (2.61%) Apple
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