The table below looks at the statistics for VXML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VXML over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VoiceXML (VXML)
Rank 587 588 534
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -54
Contract jobs citing VXML 10 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.020% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.067% 0.074% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14917 14887 12863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.33% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9662 9655 8037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 219 349
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

VXML
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VXML within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

VXML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VXML
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VXML within the UK.

VXML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VXML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VXML within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

VXML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VXML
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VXML within the UK.

VXML Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VXML
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VXML within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 7 £550 +37.50% 5
West Midlands - 7 £550 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £550 - 1
Swansea - 3 £419 -
Wales - 3 £419 -
West Wales - 3 £419 -
Telford - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -

VXML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VXML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VXML.

1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco ICM
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco UCCE
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) IVR
4 4 (28.57%) H.323
4 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 4 (28.57%) SAP CRM
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
4 4 (28.57%) CRM
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) Verint
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) SOA
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) MySQL
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 3 (21.43%) CCNP
5 3 (21.43%) CCIP
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Avaya
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement

VXML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VXML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VXML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) Confluence
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco ICM
2 4 (28.57%) H.323
3 3 (21.43%) MPLS
4 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.14%) PABX
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Voice Specialist
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Voice Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
1 3 (21.43%) JSON
1 3 (21.43%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) IVR
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 3 (21.43%) SOA
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) CCIP
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco UCCE
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) SAP
2 4 (28.57%) Verint
3 3 (21.43%) Avaya
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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