Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VoIP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VoIP over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 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.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 373 339
Rank change year-on-year -48 -34 -46
Contract jobs citing VoIP 519 549 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 4.56% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 335 437
England median daily rate £340 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.69% +2.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £137 £175 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 40
England median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -22.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.48 £11.50
90th Percentile £36.43 £61.33 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £33.60
% change year-on-year - -40.48% +63.90%

VoIP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,589 12,036 15,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 13.76% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,761 7,285 9,554
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £211 £225
90th Percentile £600 £583 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 695 691
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.10 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.73% -21.36% +19.05%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VoIP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in England

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in England

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in England

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in England

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VoIP in England

VoIP
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 VoIP within the England region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -27 211 £350 -1.41% 71
South East -44 111 £350 -9.39% 41
North of England -37 67 £375 -11.76% 47
Midlands -24 46 £288 -29.23% 17
East of England +15 44 £200 -20.00% 22
North West -36 40 £363 -14.71% 31
South West +6 38 £325 -10.34% 22
West Midlands -37 34 £235 -43.03% 11
Yorkshire -11 27 £413 - 14
East Midlands +3 12 £350 -12.50% 6
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 248 (47.78%) Cisco
2 192 (36.99%) Windows
3 167 (32.18%) WAN
4 162 (31.21%) LAN
5 154 (29.67%) Active Directory
6 146 (28.13%) Firewall
7 135 (26.01%) Cisco Certification
8 124 (23.89%) Microsoft
9 118 (22.74%) VMware
10 111 (21.39%) ITIL
11 110 (21.19%) Office 365
12 97 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 94 (18.11%) VPN
14 88 (16.96%) CCNP
15 85 (16.38%) CCNA
16 80 (15.41%) DNS
17 79 (15.22%) MPLS
18 78 (15.03%) Telecoms
19 69 (13.29%) DHCP
19 69 (13.29%) Skype
20 68 (13.10%) Windows Server
21 67 (12.91%) Finance
22 66 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
22 66 (12.72%) Security Cleared
23 65 (12.52%) Skype for Business
24 63 (12.14%) TCP/IP
25 60 (11.56%) Data Centre
26 57 (10.98%) Project Management
27 56 (10.79%) Wireless
28 55 (10.60%) Wi-Fi

VoIP
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 65 (12.52%) Skype for Business
2 51 (9.83%) MS Exchange
3 21 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.50%) Apache
6 10 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.93%) IIS
7 7 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.39%) CMS
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.39%) JBoss
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) Confluence
11 1 (0.19%) nginx
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Line 50
1 2 (0.39%) Sage X3
1 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Maximo
2 1 (0.19%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 110 (21.19%) Office 365
2 29 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.35%) IaaS
4 7 (1.35%) SaaS
5 5 (0.96%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.96%) PaaS
6 4 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.39%) G Suite
8 2 (0.39%) OpenDNS
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 167 (32.18%) WAN
2 162 (31.21%) LAN
3 146 (28.13%) Firewall
4 94 (18.11%) VPN
5 80 (15.41%) DNS
6 79 (15.22%) MPLS
7 69 (13.29%) DHCP
7 69 (13.29%) Skype
8 63 (12.14%) TCP/IP
9 56 (10.79%) Wireless
10 55 (10.60%) Network Security
10 55 (10.60%) Wi-Fi
11 47 (9.06%) PBX
11 47 (9.06%) Unified Communications
12 40 (7.71%) BGP
13 37 (7.13%) IPsec
14 36 (6.94%) Ethernet
14 36 (6.94%) OSPF
15 28 (5.39%) SAN
16 27 (5.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.77%) MySQL
3 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.58%) Power BI
4 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) DataStage
6 1 (0.19%) DB2
6 1 (0.19%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.96%) GCC
1 5 (0.96%) GDB
1 5 (0.96%) JIRA
2 3 (0.58%) Subversion
2 3 (0.58%) Trac
3 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.19%) Hudson
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
General
1 78 (15.03%) Telecoms
2 67 (12.91%) Finance
3 14 (2.70%) Retail
4 13 (2.50%) Banking
5 7 (1.35%) Legal
6 6 (1.16%) French Language
7 5 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.96%) German Language
7 5 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.96%) Italian Language
7 5 (0.96%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.77%) Local Government
8 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) International Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (19.46%) Network Engineer
2 71 (13.68%) Analyst
3 41 (7.90%) Support Engineer
4 40 (7.71%) Architect
5 39 (7.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 36 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 36 (6.94%) Support Analyst
7 32 (6.17%) Desktop Support
8 24 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
9 22 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 21 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 20 (3.85%) IT Support
11 20 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
12 19 (3.66%) Service Analyst
13 18 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (3.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 16 (3.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 15 (2.89%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.50%) LDAP
3 12 (2.31%) XMPP
4 5 (0.96%) STL
5 4 (0.77%) LAMP
6 3 (0.58%) .NET
6 3 (0.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (0.58%) Middleware
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.39%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.19%) Ajax
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.19%) COM
8 1 (0.19%) HTML
8 1 (0.19%) JSON
8 1 (0.19%) SOAP
8 1 (0.19%) VXML
8 1 (0.19%) WCF
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.19%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.56%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.13%) Video Conferencing
3 35 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.05%) IVR
5 14 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.31%) PKI
7 11 (2.12%) Handset
7 11 (2.12%) iPad
8 10 (1.93%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.35%) NHS
10 7 (1.35%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.16%) AS400
11 6 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.16%) iPhone
11 6 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.96%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.96%) PMI
12 5 (0.96%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 192 (36.99%) Windows
2 68 (13.10%) Windows Server
3 51 (9.83%) Linux
4 48 (9.25%) Windows 7
5 46 (8.86%) Windows 10
6 40 (7.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (6.36%) Android
7 33 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (4.82%) Apple iOS
9 20 (3.85%) Unix
10 13 (2.50%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.35%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.35%) Solaris
11 7 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.16%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.96%) Check Point GAiA
14 4 (0.77%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.58%) AIX
16 1 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (21.39%) ITIL
2 57 (10.98%) Project Management
3 37 (7.13%) Incident Management
3 37 (7.13%) Service Management
4 34 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (5.78%) PRINCE2
7 29 (5.59%) Migration
8 27 (5.20%) Network Management
9 26 (5.01%) Service Delivery
10 19 (3.66%) Network Design
11 18 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (3.47%) High Availability
11 18 (3.47%) Information Security
11 18 (3.47%) Network Architecture
12 17 (3.28%) Capacity Management
12 17 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (3.28%) Patch Management
13 16 (3.08%) ITIL V3
13 16 (3.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 30 (5.78%) SQL
3 14 (2.70%) Python
4 12 (2.31%) C
5 6 (1.16%) C++
6 5 (0.96%) Java
7 3 (0.58%) PHP
8 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) C#
9 1 (0.19%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 135 (26.01%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (16.96%) CCNP
3 85 (16.38%) CCNA
4 66 (12.72%) Security Cleared
5 34 (6.55%) SC Cleared
6 29 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (5.20%) Degree
8 24 (4.62%) CCIE
8 24 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (3.08%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.31%) MCSE
11 11 (2.12%) CCDP
12 10 (1.93%) MCSA
13 9 (1.73%) CCIP
14 8 (1.54%) CCSP
14 8 (1.54%) MCP
15 7 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.35%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.16%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.78%) SLA
2 6 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.58%) GxP
4 3 (0.58%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (29.67%) Active Directory
2 97 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.47%) vSphere
5 13 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.93%) XenApp
6 10 (1.93%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.16%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.77%) Firmware
9 4 (0.77%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.39%) iptables
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.39%) Postfix
11 2 (0.39%) Samba
11 2 (0.39%) Squid
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 39 (7.51%) SCCM
2 24 (4.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (3.66%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.12%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.93%) Opsview
6 7 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.35%) SCOM
7 6 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
7 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.16%) Puppet
8 5 (0.96%) Ansible
8 5 (0.96%) Cacti
8 5 (0.96%) Salt
8 5 (0.96%) SCSM
9 4 (0.77%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.77%) Nessus
9 4 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.58%) TrustSec
11 2 (0.39%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 248 (47.78%) Cisco
2 124 (23.89%) Microsoft
3 118 (22.74%) VMware
4 55 (10.60%) Citrix
4 55 (10.60%) Mitel
5 36 (6.94%) Juniper
6 31 (5.97%) CheckPoint
6 31 (5.97%) HP
7 30 (5.78%) Avaya
8 29 (5.59%) SolarWinds
9 28 (5.39%) Apple
10 23 (4.43%) Meraki
11 17 (3.28%) Aruba
11 17 (3.28%) BT
12 16 (3.08%) Polycom
12 16 (3.08%) Red Box
13 15 (2.89%) Dell
14 14 (2.70%) F5
15 13 (2.50%) Veeam
16 12 (2.31%) Tandberg