Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 302 311
Rank change year-on-year -83 +9 +1
Contract jobs citing VoIP 574 799 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.83% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 5.36% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 456 522
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £138 £179 £185
90th Percentile £497 £566 £506
UK median daily rate £340 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -9.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 68 81
England median hourly rate £16.81 £27.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +34.15% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.88 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £33.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -50.38% +62.20% +2.50%

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 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -56 214 £350 -12.50% 29
South East -44 153 £375 - 34
Midlands +17 71 £306 -18.33% 11
North of England -2 66 £275 -33.33% 22
West Midlands +18 56 £298 -14.27% 4
North West -37 47 £400 -5.88% 15
East of England -22 45 £208 -16.80% 4
South West -31 21 £190 -41.09% 6
Yorkshire +12 15 £275 -22.26% 6
East Midlands +5 15 £319 -17.74% 7
North East +63 4 £115 - 1
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 283 (49.30%) Cisco
2 203 (35.37%) LAN
3 192 (33.45%) WAN
3 192 (33.45%) Firewall
4 191 (33.28%) Windows
5 160 (27.87%) Microsoft
6 137 (23.87%) Active Directory
7 136 (23.69%) VPN
8 112 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
9 111 (19.34%) Telecoms
10 109 (18.99%) VMware
11 105 (18.29%) Windows Server
12 98 (17.07%) DNS
13 95 (16.55%) ITIL
14 84 (14.63%) Linux
14 84 (14.63%) TCP/IP
15 78 (13.59%) Data Centre
16 73 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
16 73 (12.72%) DHCP
16 73 (12.72%) Wi-Fi
17 72 (12.54%) MPLS
18 71 (12.37%) Finance
19 69 (12.02%) CCNP
19 69 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
20 68 (11.85%) CCNA
21 65 (11.32%) Wireless
22 62 (10.80%) Avaya
23 61 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
24 59 (10.28%) Project Management
25 58 (10.10%) MS Exchange

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 58 (10.10%) MS Exchange
1 58 (10.10%) Skype for Business
2 29 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.57%) CMS
7 8 (1.39%) SAS
8 7 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.05%) Apache
10 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.52%) IIS
11 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.35%) nginx
12 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 73 (12.72%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.54%) Office 365
2 28 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.22%) SaaS
5 6 (1.05%) G Suite
5 6 (1.05%) IaaS
6 5 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (0.87%) PaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 203 (35.37%) LAN
2 192 (33.45%) Firewall
2 192 (33.45%) WAN
3 136 (23.69%) VPN
4 98 (17.07%) DNS
5 84 (14.63%) TCP/IP
6 73 (12.72%) DHCP
6 73 (12.72%) Wi-Fi
7 72 (12.54%) MPLS
8 65 (11.32%) Wireless
9 58 (10.10%) Network Security
10 56 (9.76%) PBX
11 53 (9.23%) BGP
11 53 (9.23%) Cisco ASA
12 50 (8.71%) Skype
13 48 (8.36%) OSPF
13 48 (8.36%) VLAN
14 44 (7.67%) SAN
14 44 (7.67%) Unified Communications
15 41 (7.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.87%) EDRMS
4 4 (0.70%) MS Access
4 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.35%) Redis
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.17%) Big Data
7 1 (0.17%) MySQL
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.74%) GCC
1 10 (1.74%) GDB
1 10 (1.74%) Subversion
1 10 (1.74%) Trac
2 6 (1.05%) JIRA
3 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.70%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.35%) FishEye
5 2 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.35%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.17%) webpack
General
1 111 (19.34%) Telecoms
2 71 (12.37%) Finance
3 23 (4.01%) Banking
4 13 (2.26%) Retail
5 8 (1.39%) Back Office
6 6 (1.05%) Legal
7 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.52%) French Language
8 3 (0.52%) Front Office
8 3 (0.52%) Law
9 2 (0.35%) Automotive
9 2 (0.35%) Electronics
9 2 (0.35%) German Language
9 2 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 98 (17.07%) Network Engineer
2 63 (10.98%) Cisco Engineer
3 62 (10.80%) Analyst
4 52 (9.06%) Architect
5 49 (8.54%) Project Manager
6 42 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 37 (6.45%) Voice Engineer
9 33 (5.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 30 (5.23%) Telecoms Engineer
11 23 (4.01%) IT Support
11 23 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
12 22 (3.83%) Support Analyst
12 22 (3.83%) VoIP Engineer
13 21 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (3.14%) Cisco Voice Engineer
14 18 (3.14%) IT Manager
14 18 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.96%) Service Analyst
15 17 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.83%) XMPP
2 12 (2.09%) Web Services
3 10 (1.74%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 10 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (1.74%) STL
4 5 (0.87%) LAMP
5 4 (0.70%) .NET
5 4 (0.70%) JTAPI
5 4 (0.70%) RFC 2833
5 4 (0.70%) TAPI
6 2 (0.35%) REST
7 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.17%) CSS3
7 1 (0.17%) HTML5
7 1 (0.17%) jQuery
7 1 (0.17%) Node.js
7 1 (0.17%) React
7 1 (0.17%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.17%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.70%) Clustering
3 24 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (3.31%) Blackberry
7 17 (2.96%) PKI
7 17 (2.96%) Replication
8 16 (2.79%) IVR
8 16 (2.79%) Private Cloud
9 13 (2.26%) Public Cloud
10 12 (2.09%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.92%) NHS
12 10 (1.74%) Cyber Attack
12 10 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
13 9 (1.57%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.57%) Smartphone
14 7 (1.22%) Driving Licence
15 6 (1.05%) PMI
16 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 191 (33.28%) Windows
2 105 (18.29%) Windows Server
3 84 (14.63%) Linux
4 61 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (7.67%) Windows 7
5 44 (7.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (5.57%) Windows 10
7 20 (3.48%) Unix
8 16 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.92%) CentOS
11 6 (1.05%) Android
12 5 (0.87%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.70%) Debian
13 4 (0.70%) Fedora
13 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.55%) ITIL
2 59 (10.28%) Project Management
3 56 (9.76%) Migration
4 41 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 37 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (5.75%) Network Monitoring
7 28 (4.88%) Information Security
8 27 (4.70%) Network Management
9 26 (4.53%) Incident Management
9 26 (4.53%) Patch Management
10 25 (4.36%) Service Management
11 23 (4.01%) High Availability
12 22 (3.83%) Load Balancing
13 21 (3.66%) Network Design
13 21 (3.66%) Open Source
13 21 (3.66%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.14%) DevOps
15 17 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (2.96%) Change Management
15 17 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.84%) SQL
2 25 (4.36%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.96%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.79%) Python
5 14 (2.44%) C++
6 9 (1.57%) Perl
7 7 (1.22%) C
8 4 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.70%) VB
9 3 (0.52%) C#
9 3 (0.52%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) Java
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (12.02%) CCNP
3 68 (11.85%) CCNA
4 46 (8.01%) Security Cleared
5 43 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (5.23%) CCIE
6 30 (5.23%) Degree
7 28 (4.88%) MCSE
8 17 (2.96%) CCVP
8 17 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (2.96%) SC Cleared
9 15 (2.61%) PMI Certification
10 12 (2.09%) PMP
11 11 (1.92%) CCNP Voice
11 11 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.74%) SSCP
13 9 (1.57%) CISSP
13 9 (1.57%) SANS
14 8 (1.39%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.36%) SLA
2 16 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.39%) PMO
4 4 (0.70%) GDPR
4 4 (0.70%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.35%) MiFID
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) ECSS
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 137 (23.87%) Active Directory
2 69 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.70%) vSphere
5 26 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.61%) Samba
7 13 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (2.26%) XenApp
8 8 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.22%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.70%) iptables
10 4 (0.70%) NFS
10 4 (0.70%) Postfix
10 4 (0.70%) Squid
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.35%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (3.66%) Cisco UCCX
3 19 (3.31%) SCCM
4 17 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (2.26%) Cisco UCCE
6 12 (2.09%) Nessus
6 12 (2.09%) Nmap
7 11 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (1.92%) WMI
8 10 (1.74%) QRadar
9 8 (1.39%) Nagios
9 8 (1.39%) Nexpose
9 8 (1.39%) SCOM
10 7 (1.22%) Cacti
10 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.22%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.87%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 283 (49.30%) Cisco
2 160 (27.87%) Microsoft
3 109 (18.99%) VMware
4 62 (10.80%) Avaya
5 50 (8.71%) Citrix
6 49 (8.54%) Juniper
7 45 (7.84%) SolarWinds
8 41 (7.14%) Mitel
9 38 (6.62%) HP
10 37 (6.45%) F5
11 34 (5.92%) CheckPoint
12 31 (5.40%) Apple
13 26 (4.53%) Fortinet
14 23 (4.01%) Splunk
15 21 (3.66%) NetApp
16 18 (3.14%) Brocade
16 18 (3.14%) Red Hat
17 17 (2.96%) McAfee
18 15 (2.61%) BT
19 14 (2.44%) Dell