Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 338 404 386
Rank change year-on-year +66 -18 -51
Contract jobs citing VoIP 573 567 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.59% 4.58% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 339 344
England median daily rate £330 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -0.14% -6.53%
10th Percentile £151 £133 £153
90th Percentile £531 £578 £500
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 44
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.01% -32.78%
10th Percentile £15.20 £12.20 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.20 £113.50 £60.93
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year -5.00% +19.01% -38.89%

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 10,242 12,367 12,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.20% 13.22% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,250 7,479 7,719
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £194 £200 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 594 653
England median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.19 £12.25 £11.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +57.89% -1.30% -16.30%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +50 184 £355 -5.33% 105
South East +45 146 £325 -10.96% 96
North of England +79 111 £285 -22.97% 55
North West +51 71 £199 -46.28% 36
Midlands +54 61 £350 +12.00% 44
East of England +16 43 £375 +57.89% 25
Yorkshire +49 35 £356 +9.62% 13
East Midlands +36 31 £305 -6.15% 20
West Midlands +27 30 £375 +36.36% 24
South West -15 27 £365 -3.95% 48
North East +16 5 £369 -1.60% 6
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 258 (45.03%) Cisco
2 208 (36.30%) Firewall
3 199 (34.73%) Windows
4 184 (32.11%) LAN
5 182 (31.76%) WAN
6 154 (26.88%) Active Directory
7 142 (24.78%) Microsoft
8 141 (24.61%) Cisco Certification
9 133 (23.21%) Office 365
10 115 (20.07%) ITIL
11 110 (19.20%) VPN
12 107 (18.67%) CCNP
12 107 (18.67%) Windows 10
13 102 (17.80%) TCP/IP
14 91 (15.88%) Telecoms
15 90 (15.71%) DNS
16 82 (14.31%) MPLS
17 75 (13.09%) Wi-Fi
18 74 (12.91%) CCNA
18 74 (12.91%) Network Security
19 71 (12.39%) Data Centre
20 70 (12.22%) DHCP
21 69 (12.04%) Wireless
22 68 (11.87%) BGP
23 66 (11.52%) Citrix
24 65 (11.34%) CheckPoint
25 63 (10.99%) Linux
26 62 (10.82%) Windows Server
27 56 (9.77%) OSPF
27 56 (9.77%) Skype

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 55 (9.60%) Skype for Business
2 46 (8.03%) MS Exchange
3 41 (7.16%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (2.27%) IIS
6 8 (1.40%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.52%) JBoss
7 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.35%) CMS
8 2 (0.35%) Confluence
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.17%) Apache
9 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 47 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 133 (23.21%) Office 365
2 52 (9.08%) Azure
3 26 (4.54%) AWS
4 14 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.40%) G Suite
6 7 (1.22%) IaaS
6 7 (1.22%) SaaS
7 6 (1.05%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.05%) OneDrive
7 6 (1.05%) Yammer
8 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.70%) PaaS
8 4 (0.70%) Twilio
9 3 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.35%) iTunes
10 2 (0.35%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.35%) Slack
10 2 (0.35%) Trello
11 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 208 (36.30%) Firewall
2 184 (32.11%) LAN
3 182 (31.76%) WAN
4 110 (19.20%) VPN
5 102 (17.80%) TCP/IP
6 90 (15.71%) DNS
7 82 (14.31%) MPLS
8 75 (13.09%) Wi-Fi
9 74 (12.91%) Network Security
10 70 (12.22%) DHCP
11 69 (12.04%) Wireless
12 68 (11.87%) BGP
13 56 (9.77%) OSPF
13 56 (9.77%) Skype
14 53 (9.25%) Cisco ASA
15 49 (8.55%) Ethernet
16 41 (7.16%) Cisco IOS
17 40 (6.98%) Unified Communications
18 36 (6.28%) VLAN
19 31 (5.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.52%) MySQL
6 2 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.35%) DB2
6 2 (0.35%) Informix
6 2 (0.35%) MS Access
6 2 (0.35%) Power BI
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (3.14%) JIRA
2 7 (1.22%) ClearQuest
3 6 (1.05%) ClearCase
3 6 (1.05%) Redmine
3 6 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.52%) JUnit
5 3 (0.52%) Mockito
5 3 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.52%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.35%) AppScan
6 2 (0.35%) GDB
6 2 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) Hudson
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
7 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (15.88%) Telecoms
2 39 (6.81%) Finance
3 34 (5.93%) Public Sector
4 10 (1.75%) Banking
5 9 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.40%) Billing
6 8 (1.40%) Retail
7 6 (1.05%) Advertising
8 5 (0.87%) Legal
8 5 (0.87%) Local Government
9 4 (0.70%) Electronics
9 4 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
11 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 138 (24.08%) Network Engineer
2 75 (13.09%) Support Engineer
3 58 (10.12%) Analyst
4 47 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 38 (6.63%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (6.11%) Project Manager
8 33 (5.76%) Architect
8 33 (5.76%) Desktop Support
9 30 (5.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 26 (4.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 23 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (4.01%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (3.32%) Developer
12 19 (3.32%) Network Security Engineer
12 19 (3.32%) Security Engineer
12 19 (3.32%) Support Analyst
12 19 (3.32%) VoIP Engineer
13 18 (3.14%) IT Support
13 18 (3.14%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.79%) Qt
2 15 (2.62%) Web Services
3 11 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 7 (1.22%) REST
5 5 (0.87%) Apache Flex
5 5 (0.87%) CCXML
5 5 (0.87%) GraphQL
5 5 (0.87%) JSON
5 5 (0.87%) LDAP
5 5 (0.87%) Middleware
5 5 (0.87%) VXML
5 5 (0.87%) XML
6 4 (0.70%) Node.js
7 3 (0.52%) .NET
7 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.52%) XMPP
8 2 (0.35%) FreeSWITCH
9 1 (0.17%) Flash
9 1 (0.17%) POSIX
9 1 (0.17%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.39%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.46%) Video Conferencing
3 25 (4.36%) Blackberry
3 25 (4.36%) Handset
4 21 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.32%) iPhone
6 14 (2.44%) IVR
6 14 (2.44%) User Experience
7 12 (2.09%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.57%) NHS
8 9 (1.57%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.40%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.40%) iPad
10 7 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.87%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (0.87%) PKI
11 5 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.87%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 199 (34.73%) Windows
2 107 (18.67%) Windows 10
3 63 (10.99%) Linux
4 62 (10.82%) Windows Server
5 52 (9.08%) Windows 7
6 44 (7.68%) Android
7 36 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (3.14%) Mac OS
10 17 (2.97%) Unix
11 13 (2.27%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (1.05%) FreeBSD
14 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.70%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.52%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.17%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.07%) ITIL
2 55 (9.60%) Migration
3 47 (8.20%) Project Management
4 46 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 38 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 35 (6.11%) Incident Management
8 32 (5.58%) Network Design
8 32 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
9 31 (5.41%) Project Delivery
10 27 (4.71%) Load Balancing
10 27 (4.71%) Service Management
11 26 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (4.19%) Software Engineering
14 23 (4.01%) Problem Management
15 21 (3.66%) Change Management
15 21 (3.66%) High Availability
16 18 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (3.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.06%) SQL
2 26 (4.54%) C
2 26 (4.54%) Python
3 24 (4.19%) C++
4 16 (2.79%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.79%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.22%) Java
7 6 (1.05%) Embedded C
8 5 (0.87%) Embedded C++
8 5 (0.87%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.70%) C#
9 4 (0.70%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.52%) Ruby
10 3 (0.52%) VBScript
11 2 (0.35%) Perl
12 1 (0.17%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) Tcl
12 1 (0.17%) VB
12 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (24.61%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (18.67%) CCNP
3 74 (12.91%) CCNA
4 42 (7.33%) Security Cleared
5 39 (6.81%) CCIE
6 25 (4.36%) Degree
7 24 (4.19%) SC Cleared
8 21 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (2.79%) MCSE
10 15 (2.62%) CISSP
11 11 (1.92%) CCDP
12 9 (1.57%) CCIP
12 9 (1.57%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.22%) BC Cleared
14 7 (1.22%) CCSA
14 7 (1.22%) CCSE
15 5 (0.87%) CCENT
15 5 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.81%) SLA
2 8 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.87%) QA
4 3 (0.52%) GDPR
4 3 (0.52%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 154 (26.88%) Active Directory
2 38 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.49%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.27%) XenApp
5 10 (1.75%) Firmware
6 7 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.05%) ISA Server
7 6 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.05%) vSphere
8 4 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.35%) iptables
10 2 (0.35%) Kamailio
10 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.35%) Xen
11 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 38 (6.63%) SCCM
2 25 (4.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 24 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (2.97%) AirWatch
5 12 (2.09%) Jamf Pro
5 12 (2.09%) SCOM
6 10 (1.75%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.22%) Nagios
9 6 (1.05%) WSUS
10 5 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.87%) PaperCut
11 4 (0.70%) Ansible
11 4 (0.70%) Iperf
12 3 (0.52%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.52%) Cacti
12 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.52%) Nessus
13 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 258 (45.03%) Cisco
2 142 (24.78%) Microsoft
3 66 (11.52%) Citrix
4 65 (11.34%) CheckPoint
5 54 (9.42%) VMware
6 42 (7.33%) F5
6 42 (7.33%) Juniper
7 39 (6.81%) SolarWinds
8 38 (6.63%) Avaya
9 36 (6.28%) Palo Alto
10 30 (5.24%) Apple
11 21 (3.66%) Mitel
12 18 (3.14%) Fortinet
13 17 (2.97%) HP
13 17 (2.97%) Meraki
14 16 (2.79%) Aruba
15 14 (2.44%) BT
15 14 (2.44%) Riverbed
15 14 (2.44%) ServiceNow
16 13 (2.27%) Dell