The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IP Telephony skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IP Telephony
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 516 474
Rank change year-on-year +9 -42  
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 69 108 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 1.47% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 69 78
Median daily rate £400 £350 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +24.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £285
% change year-on-year +0.71% +21.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -43.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.44 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.38% -43.75%  

IP Telephony is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6071 7371 7304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.46% 14.75% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 4476 4043
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
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 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 308 406
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

IP Telephony
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing IP Telephony as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IP Telephony in England

IP Telephony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IP Telephony in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IP Telephony in England

IP Telephony
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IP Telephony in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IP Telephony in England

IP Telephony
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IP Telephony in England

IP Telephony
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
London +17 22 £420 +13.51% 12
South East +10 11 £375 +7.14% 3
East Midlands 0 9 £300 -17.24% 2
Yorkshire +17 8 £525 +191.66% 4
East of England 0 5 £412 +64.90% 2
North West +23 4 £300 -7.69% 3
South West -6 4 £348 -3.06% 1
West Midlands +18 3 £288 +12.74% 1
North East -10 3 £613 +88.46%
Midlands - 1 - -
IP Telephony
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 93 (62.84%) Cisco
2 56 (37.84%) LAN
3 48 (32.43%) WAN
4 47 (31.76%) Firewall
5 46 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (29.73%) Microsoft
7 40 (27.03%) VoIP
8 37 (25.00%) Windows
8 37 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 36 (24.32%) Active Directory
10 32 (21.62%) CCNA
11 30 (20.27%) Cisco IPT
12 28 (18.92%) ITIL
13 26 (17.57%) Telecoms
13 26 (17.57%) CCNP
13 26 (17.57%) Unified Communications
13 26 (17.57%) Cisco CUCM
14 25 (16.89%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (16.89%) VMware
15 24 (16.22%) VPN
15 24 (16.22%) Juniper
16 23 (15.54%) Wireless
16 23 (15.54%) Video Conferencing
17 22 (14.86%) MS Office
18 21 (14.19%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (14.19%) Network Security
19 20 (13.51%) DNS
20 19 (12.84%) Cisco Nexus
20 19 (12.84%) Windows Server
21 18 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure

IP Telephony
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (6.76%) MS Exchange
1 10 (6.76%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.38%) IIS
3 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) Site Server
Applications
1 22 (14.86%) MS Office
2 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.35%) Office 365
3 2 (1.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (37.84%) LAN
2 48 (32.43%) WAN
3 47 (31.76%) Firewall
4 40 (27.03%) VoIP
5 30 (20.27%) Cisco IPT
6 26 (17.57%) Unified Communications
7 25 (16.89%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (16.22%) VPN
9 23 (15.54%) Wireless
10 21 (14.19%) Network Security
10 21 (14.19%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (13.51%) DNS
12 19 (12.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (11.49%) DHCP
13 17 (11.49%) MPLS
14 15 (10.14%) SAN
15 14 (9.46%) TCP/IP
16 9 (6.08%) BGP
16 9 (6.08%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (4.73%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) MySQL
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (17.57%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.14%) Finance
3 5 (3.38%) Banking
4 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.35%) Electronics
6 2 (1.35%) Games
6 2 (1.35%) Marketing
6 2 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.35%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Local Government
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (27.70%) Network Engineer
2 28 (18.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (16.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Analyst
5 16 (10.81%) Voice Engineer
6 14 (9.46%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.43%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 10 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (6.76%) Voice Network Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) C# Developer
9 9 (6.08%) Developer
9 9 (6.08%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.41%) Architect
10 8 (5.41%) Cloud Developer
10 8 (5.41%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.73%) IT Support
11 7 (4.73%) Network Specialist
11 7 (4.73%) Telephony Engineer
12 6 (4.05%) Avaya Engineer
12 6 (4.05%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) Web Services
2 6 (4.05%) CSS
3 5 (3.38%) .NET
4 4 (2.70%) HTML
5 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.03%) HTML5
5 3 (2.03%) Middleware
5 3 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.35%) REST
6 2 (1.35%) WebRTC
6 2 (1.35%) XMPP
7 1 (0.68%) Ajax
7 1 (0.68%) jQuery
7 1 (0.68%) JSON
7 1 (0.68%) OpenID
7 1 (0.68%) SOAP
7 1 (0.68%) XACML
7 1 (0.68%) XML
7 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 23 (15.54%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.08%) IVR
4 8 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.38%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.03%) Handset
8 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.35%) Clustering
8 2 (1.35%) Life Science
8 2 (1.35%) NHS
8 2 (1.35%) PMI
8 2 (1.35%) Replication
9 1 (0.68%) BYOD
9 1 (0.68%) CCTV
9 1 (0.68%) CMDB
9 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.00%) Windows
2 19 (12.84%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.11%) Linux
4 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.73%) Unix
5 7 (4.73%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.03%) AIX
9 3 (2.03%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.03%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.35%) Android
10 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) ITIL
2 15 (10.14%) Migration
3 13 (8.78%) Project Management
3 13 (8.78%) Service Delivery
4 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
5 9 (6.08%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.73%) TDD
8 6 (4.05%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.05%) Network Design
8 6 (4.05%) Server Building
8 6 (4.05%) Service Management
8 6 (4.05%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.05%) WFM
9 5 (3.38%) Cisco ICM Scripting
9 5 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.38%) Email Migration
9 5 (3.38%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.38%) Network Management
9 5 (3.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.08%) C#
2 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.73%) C
4 5 (3.38%) C++
5 4 (2.70%) SQL
6 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (21.62%) CCNA
3 26 (17.57%) CCNP
4 11 (7.43%) JNCIA
5 10 (6.76%) CCIE
6 9 (6.08%) CCDP
7 7 (4.73%) CCDA
8 6 (4.05%) CCVP
8 6 (4.05%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.05%) Security Cleared
9 5 (3.38%) MCSE
9 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.70%) Degree
11 3 (2.03%) MCDST
11 3 (2.03%) MCP
12 2 (1.35%) CCNP Voice
12 2 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.35%) MCITP
12 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.76%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.38%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.03%) KVM
7 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.35%) Firmware
8 2 (1.35%) vSphere
8 2 (1.35%) XenApp
8 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (17.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (10.14%) SCCM
3 11 (7.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (5.41%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (4.05%) WSUS
6 5 (3.38%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (3.38%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (2.70%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.03%) Cisco CME
8 3 (2.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.35%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.35%) Nagios
9 2 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.68%) Cacti
10 1 (0.68%) DameWare
10 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 93 (62.84%) Cisco
2 44 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 25 (16.89%) VMware
4 24 (16.22%) Juniper
5 17 (11.49%) Citrix
5 17 (11.49%) HP
6 16 (10.81%) Avaya
7 14 (9.46%) F5
8 12 (8.11%) CheckPoint
9 11 (7.43%) Meraki
9 11 (7.43%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.08%) Nokia
11 8 (5.41%) Dell
11 8 (5.41%) Verint
12 7 (4.73%) Nortel
12 7 (4.73%) Xamarin
13 6 (4.05%) Brocade
13 6 (4.05%) Mitel
13 6 (4.05%) Polycom
14 5 (3.38%) IronPort
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