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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 292 280 302
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing VoIP 447 454 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.80% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.10% 5.70% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 258 192
Median daily rate £363 £375 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £517 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 56 49
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+58.53% +2.50%

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
8769 7967 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5350 4544 3991
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -20 393 £375 - 151
London -53 124 £400 - 57
South East +2 89 £375 - 35
South West +15 50 £322 -13.10% 12
West Midlands -7 41 £325 -8.77% 12
Hampshire +22 39 £375 -3.22% 13
North West +21 35 £325 +8.33% 9
Berkshire -6 32 £338 -3.57% 2
Wales +41 27 £340 +30.76% 2
South Wales +34 25 £365 +40.38% 2
Southampton +21 24 £375 -3.22% 8
East of England +4 24 £280 -6.83% 9
City of London +27 23 £410 -8.88% 11
Manchester -3 23 £438 +45.83% 5
Yorkshire -5 19 £360 -20.00% 12
Solihull - 17 - - 1
Somerset - 15 £300 - 1
Wiltshire -2 14 £363 -23.68% 4
Leeds +9 13 £360 -17.71% 6
West Yorkshire +3 13 £360 -17.71% 8
Newport - 13 £390 - 1
Scotland -7 12 £250 +38.88% 1
Essex +8 9 £300 -29.41% 1
Warwickshire +3 8 £215 - 4
Reading -3 8 £425 +52.46% 1
Bedfordshire +9 7 £320 +6.66%
Bristol -3 7 £331 +176.04% 4
Surrey -15 7 £360 -0.68% 5
Taunton - 7 £300 - 1
Devon +13 6 £250 -18.69%

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 477 (57.47%) Cisco
2 332 (40.00%) WAN
3 317 (38.19%) LAN
4 300 (36.14%) Firewall
5 287 (34.58%) Cisco Certification
6 232 (27.95%) Windows
7 205 (24.70%) CCNP
8 202 (24.34%) Wireless
9 160 (19.28%) CCNA
10 157 (18.92%) Security Cleared
11 155 (18.67%) Active Directory
12 150 (18.07%) TCP/IP
13 146 (17.59%) Microsoft
14 140 (16.87%) ITIL
15 139 (16.75%) SC Cleared
16 132 (15.90%) VPN
17 131 (15.78%) MPLS
18 129 (15.54%) CheckPoint
19 122 (14.70%) Data Centre
20 117 (14.10%) VMware
21 116 (13.98%) Telecoms
22 113 (13.61%) Windows Server
23 109 (13.13%) Network Security
24 107 (12.89%) Cisco ASA
25 103 (12.41%) DNS
26 86 (10.36%) BGP
27 84 (10.12%) OSPF
27 84 (10.12%) Juniper
28 83 (10.00%) DHCP
28 83 (10.00%) Wi-Fi

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 (6.63%) MS Exchange
2 50 (6.02%) Skype for Business
3 33 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.57%) Apache
8 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.84%) IIS
11 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.72%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.60%) JBoss
13 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.36%) CMS
14 2 (0.24%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.12%) nginx
15 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 57 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 55 (6.63%) MS Office
3 34 (4.10%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.48%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.02%) Office 365
2 21 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.08%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.96%) OneDrive
7 7 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.72%) SaaS
8 6 (0.72%) Trello
9 4 (0.48%) PaaS
9 4 (0.48%) Yammer
10 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.24%) GitHub
12 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.12%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 332 (40.00%) WAN
2 317 (38.19%) LAN
3 300 (36.14%) Firewall
4 202 (24.34%) Wireless
5 150 (18.07%) TCP/IP
6 132 (15.90%) VPN
7 131 (15.78%) MPLS
8 109 (13.13%) Network Security
9 107 (12.89%) Cisco ASA
10 103 (12.41%) DNS
11 86 (10.36%) BGP
12 84 (10.12%) OSPF
13 83 (10.00%) DHCP
13 83 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
14 69 (8.31%) Unified Communications
15 62 (7.47%) EIGRP
16 60 (7.23%) SNMP
17 43 (5.18%) SAN
18 40 (4.82%) Ethernet
18 40 (4.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
4 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.24%) MySQL
7 2 (0.24%) OLTP
7 2 (0.24%) SQLite
8 1 (0.12%) Big Data
8 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.12%) DB2
8 1 (0.12%) MS Access
8 1 (0.12%) QlikView
8 1 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
2 25 (3.01%) Eclipse
2 25 (3.01%) StarTeam
2 25 (3.01%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.24%) Android Studio
5 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.24%) JIRA
6 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 116 (13.98%) Telecoms
2 81 (9.76%) Finance
3 30 (3.61%) Retail
4 17 (2.05%) Banking
5 14 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.45%) Military
7 10 (1.20%) Legal
8 6 (0.72%) Billing
8 6 (0.72%) Games
8 6 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.60%) Law
9 5 (0.60%) Marketing
10 4 (0.48%) Advertising
10 4 (0.48%) Back Office
10 4 (0.48%) Publishing
11 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.36%) Local Government
11 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 256 (30.84%) Network Engineer
2 88 (10.60%) Architect
3 85 (10.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 76 (9.16%) Voice Engineer
5 71 (8.55%) Support Engineer
6 61 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 58 (6.99%) Analyst
8 52 (6.27%) VoIP Engineer
9 47 (5.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 39 (4.70%) Firewall Engineer
11 37 (4.46%) Project Manager
12 31 (3.73%) Voice Network Engineer
13 28 (3.37%) Cisco Voice Engineer
13 28 (3.37%) Network Architect
14 27 (3.25%) Support Analyst
15 26 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
16 24 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
17 23 (2.77%) Network Support
18 22 (2.65%) Security Engineer
18 22 (2.65%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.34%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.57%) XMPP
3 8 (0.96%) Middleware
4 7 (0.84%) Web Services
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.60%) XML
6 3 (0.36%) .NET
6 3 (0.36%) HTML
7 2 (0.24%) COM
7 2 (0.24%) iOS SDK
7 2 (0.24%) JSON
7 2 (0.24%) LAMP
7 2 (0.24%) MAPI
7 2 (0.24%) SOAP
8 1 (0.12%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.12%) EDI
8 1 (0.12%) HTML5
8 1 (0.12%) VXML
8 1 (0.12%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.12%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 122 (14.70%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.06%) IVR
3 33 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
5 21 (2.53%) Smartphone
6 20 (2.41%) Blackberry
6 20 (2.41%) Handset
7 13 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.20%) CESG
8 10 (1.20%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.08%) iPad
10 7 (0.84%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.84%) iPhone
11 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.72%) PKI
11 6 (0.72%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.60%) BYOD
12 5 (0.60%) Clustering
12 5 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 232 (27.95%) Windows
2 113 (13.61%) Windows Server
3 74 (8.92%) Linux
4 59 (7.11%) Windows 7
5 58 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (3.98%) Unix
8 22 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (2.17%) Android
9 18 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 16 (1.93%) Windows 10
11 15 (1.81%) Solaris
12 10 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.20%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.96%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.48%) CentOS
15 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (16.87%) ITIL
2 82 (9.88%) Project Management
3 67 (8.07%) Migration
4 49 (5.90%) Change Management
5 43 (5.18%) Network Design
6 42 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (4.70%) Network Management
8 38 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
9 32 (3.86%) Requirements Management
10 31 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 30 (3.61%) PRINCE2
11 30 (3.61%) Software Engineering
12 29 (3.49%) Service Delivery
13 28 (3.37%) High Availability
13 28 (3.37%) OO
13 28 (3.37%) UML
14 27 (3.25%) Change Control
14 27 (3.25%) Load Balancing
15 25 (3.01%) OOA/OOD
15 25 (3.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (8.92%) SQL
2 38 (4.58%) C++
3 31 (3.73%) C
4 26 (3.13%) C#
5 19 (2.29%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.93%) Java
6 16 (1.93%) Python
7 14 (1.69%) Perl
8 12 (1.45%) Ruby
9 11 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.48%) Embedded C++
11 3 (0.36%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.24%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.24%) PHP
12 2 (0.24%) VBScript
13 1 (0.12%) Korn
13 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.12%) R
13 1 (0.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 287 (34.58%) Cisco Certification
2 205 (24.70%) CCNP
3 160 (19.28%) CCNA
4 157 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 139 (16.75%) SC Cleared
6 51 (6.14%) CCIE
7 49 (5.90%) Degree
8 44 (5.30%) CCDP
9 28 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (2.53%) MCSE
11 14 (1.69%) CCVP
12 13 (1.57%) JNCIA
13 10 (1.20%) CCDA
14 9 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.96%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.96%) JNCIP
16 7 (0.84%) CCNP Voice
16 7 (0.84%) CCSE
17 6 (0.72%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.75%) SLA
2 10 (1.20%) JSP 440
2 10 (1.20%) QA
3 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.60%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.24%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.24%) DICOM
6 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.24%) HL7
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 155 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 63 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.29%) XenApp
5 16 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.57%) vSphere
8 12 (1.45%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.33%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.60%) XenServer
11 4 (0.48%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.48%) Brightmail
11 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.48%) UAG
12 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.12%) Docker
13 1 (0.12%) iptables
13 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 47 (5.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 37 (4.46%) SCCM
3 22 (2.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 21 (2.53%) FortiGate
5 15 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (1.81%) WSUS
6 14 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
7 13 (1.57%) Puppet
8 12 (1.45%) SCOM
9 11 (1.33%) Ansible
9 11 (1.33%) Cacti
9 11 (1.33%) Nagios
9 11 (1.33%) Salt
10 10 (1.20%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (1.08%) SmokePing
12 6 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
13 5 (0.60%) BladeLogic
13 5 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 477 (57.47%) Cisco
2 146 (17.59%) Microsoft
3 129 (15.54%) CheckPoint
4 117 (14.10%) VMware
5 84 (10.12%) Juniper
6 80 (9.64%) Avaya
7 61 (7.35%) F5
8 60 (7.23%) Citrix
9 57 (6.87%) HP
10 50 (6.02%) Palo Alto
11 49 (5.90%) Mitel
12 43 (5.18%) Fortinet
13 30 (3.61%) Remedy
14 27 (3.25%) Oracle
15 25 (3.01%) Coverity
15 25 (3.01%) NICE Systems
16 24 (2.89%) Dell
17 22 (2.65%) Aruba
17 22 (2.65%) Riverbed
17 22 (2.65%) Symantec
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
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Rate: £9.15 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
onezeero.
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day £400-500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Red10
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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