Period
to 25 September 2020

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 25 September 2020 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 284 340 422
Rank change year-on-year +56 +82 -32
Contract jobs citing VoIP 206 577 541
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.71% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.85% 5.43% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 364 323
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £130 £151 £130
90th Percentile £575 £513 £588
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 51
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -8.75% +19.01%
10th Percentile £16.78 £15.23 £12.20
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.75 £111.25
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £19.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.57% -3.20% +19.01%

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 3,519 10,634 12,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.62% 13.17% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,054 6,529 7,636
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £211 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 518 644
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +31.25% +10.01%
10th Percentile £14.02 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.50 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +37.50% +5.26%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in England

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VoIP in England.

Daily rate trend for VoIP in England

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VoIP in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VoIP in England

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VoIP in England.

Hourly rate trend for VoIP in England

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VoIP in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020. 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 +111 58 £400 +23.08% 17
Midlands +93 45 £500 +61.29% 18
South East +87 39 £304 +1.17% 28
West Midlands +83 34 £550 +46.67% 8
South West +121 28 £400 +14.29% 13
North of England +51 25 £181 -39.51% 21
North West +42 22 £179 -20.32% 14
East of England +65 11 £320 -14.67% 7
East Midlands +43 11 £250 -13.04% 10
Yorkshire +49 3 £278 -26.00% 5
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, 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 97 (47.09%) Cisco
2 81 (39.32%) Microsoft
3 71 (34.47%) WAN
4 69 (33.50%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (30.58%) Windows
6 59 (28.64%) LAN
6 59 (28.64%) Firewall
7 57 (27.67%) Active Directory
8 55 (26.70%) CCNP
9 46 (22.33%) Telecoms
9 46 (22.33%) Skype
10 44 (21.36%) Security Cleared
10 44 (21.36%) VMware
11 41 (19.90%) Azure
12 40 (19.42%) CCNA
13 39 (18.93%) VPN
14 35 (16.99%) Oracle
15 32 (15.53%) ITIL
16 31 (15.05%) DNS
17 30 (14.56%) Windows 10
18 29 (14.08%) Office 365
18 29 (14.08%) BGP
19 27 (13.11%) CCIE
19 27 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 26 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (12.62%) MPLS
21 25 (12.14%) DV Cleared
21 25 (12.14%) Unified Communications
22 24 (11.65%) Windows Server
23 23 (11.17%) Migration

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 22 (10.68%) Skype for Business
2 16 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.91%) IIS
4 5 (2.43%) JBoss
4 5 (2.43%) NetWeaver
4 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.43%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.97%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 19 (9.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.49%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.90%) Azure
2 29 (14.08%) Office 365
3 13 (6.31%) AWS
4 12 (5.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.85%) SaaS
6 8 (3.88%) IaaS
6 8 (3.88%) PaaS
7 6 (2.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.97%) BIME
9 2 (0.97%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.97%) Twilio
10 1 (0.49%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.49%) G Suite
10 1 (0.49%) GCP
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (34.47%) WAN
2 59 (28.64%) Firewall
2 59 (28.64%) LAN
3 46 (22.33%) Skype
4 39 (18.93%) VPN
5 31 (15.05%) DNS
6 29 (14.08%) BGP
7 26 (12.62%) MPLS
8 25 (12.14%) Unified Communications
9 22 (10.68%) EIGRP
9 22 (10.68%) OSPF
9 22 (10.68%) TCP/IP
10 21 (10.19%) DHCP
11 18 (8.74%) Wireless
12 17 (8.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (7.28%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (7.28%) Cisco ISE
14 14 (6.80%) Ethernet
14 14 (6.80%) Internet
15 13 (6.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.91%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (2.91%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (2.91%) DB2
2 6 (2.91%) MySQL
3 5 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.43%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.46%) JIRA
2 3 (1.46%) Redmine
3 2 (0.97%) MSI
4 1 (0.49%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (22.33%) Telecoms
2 21 (10.19%) Finance
3 18 (8.74%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.40%) Marketing
5 6 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.43%) Legal
6 5 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.94%) Electronics
8 3 (1.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.97%) Billing
9 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.97%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Military
10 1 (0.49%) Police
Job Titles
1 51 (24.76%) Network Engineer
2 33 (16.02%) Architect
3 27 (13.11%) Analyst
4 24 (11.65%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (6.31%) Technical Architect
6 12 (5.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (5.83%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (5.83%) Service Analyst
7 11 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.85%) Network Support
8 10 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Telecoms Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Programme Manager
10 8 (3.88%) Voice Engineer
11 7 (3.40%) Cisco Analyst
11 7 (3.40%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 7 (3.40%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.43%) Middleware
1 5 (2.43%) SAP Basis
2 4 (1.94%) LDAP
2 4 (1.94%) XMPP
3 2 (0.97%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.49%) REST
4 1 (0.49%) SOAP
4 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.85%) NHS
1 10 (4.85%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.40%) IVR
4 7 (3.40%) PKI
4 7 (3.40%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.43%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.46%) CCTV
7 3 (1.46%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.46%) Handset
8 2 (0.97%) Frameworx
8 2 (0.97%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.97%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.58%) Windows
2 30 (14.56%) Windows 10
3 24 (11.65%) Windows Server
4 18 (8.74%) Linux
5 11 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.37%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.88%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.91%) Unix
10 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.94%) Check Point GAiA
12 3 (1.46%) Android
12 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.97%) AIX
14 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.49%) OpenWrt
14 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.53%) ITIL
2 26 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.17%) Migration
4 21 (10.19%) TOGAF
5 20 (9.71%) Project Management
6 19 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (9.22%) Service Delivery
6 19 (9.22%) Service Management
7 16 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (7.28%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (7.28%) Project Delivery
9 13 (6.31%) Problem Management
9 13 (6.31%) Zachman Framework
10 12 (5.83%) Application Virtualisation
10 12 (5.83%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 12 (5.83%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 12 (5.83%) Network Design
10 12 (5.83%) PRINCE2
11 11 (5.34%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (5.34%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.77%) Python
1 16 (7.77%) SQL
2 9 (4.37%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.88%) C
4 5 (2.43%) VBA
5 4 (1.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.46%) C++
6 3 (1.46%) Java
7 2 (0.97%) C#
7 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.49%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 69 (33.50%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (26.70%) CCNP
3 44 (21.36%) Security Cleared
4 40 (19.42%) CCNA
5 27 (13.11%) CCIE
6 25 (12.14%) DV Cleared
7 19 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (7.77%) SC Cleared
9 15 (7.28%) CISSP
10 14 (6.80%) CCIE Collaboration
11 13 (6.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (5.83%) CCDA
13 11 (5.34%) CCDP
14 8 (3.88%) Degree
15 6 (2.91%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 6 (2.91%) MCSE
16 5 (2.43%) BC Cleared
16 5 (2.43%) Oracle Certification
17 4 (1.94%) CCIP
18 3 (1.46%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.43%) COBIT
2 5 (2.43%) GDPR
3 4 (1.94%) QA
3 4 (1.94%) SLA
4 3 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (27.67%) Active Directory
2 27 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.43%) Docker
4 5 (2.43%) XenApp
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.49%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (5.34%) WSUS
3 10 (4.85%) SCCM
4 7 (3.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (3.40%) SCOM
5 5 (2.43%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (2.43%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.94%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.46%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.46%) Netcool
7 3 (1.46%) SafeCom
7 3 (1.46%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.97%) MaaS360
9 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.49%) Nagios
9 1 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 97 (47.09%) Cisco
2 81 (39.32%) Microsoft
3 44 (21.36%) VMware
4 35 (16.99%) Oracle
5 22 (10.68%) Citrix
6 21 (10.19%) SolarWinds
7 20 (9.71%) Juniper
8 18 (8.74%) CheckPoint
9 15 (7.28%) Dell
10 12 (5.83%) Avaya
10 12 (5.83%) F5
10 12 (5.83%) McAfee
11 11 (5.34%) Apple
11 11 (5.34%) Splunk
12 10 (4.85%) HP
12 10 (4.85%) SAP
13 6 (2.91%) Meraki
13 6 (2.91%) Mitel
13 6 (2.91%) WatchGuard
14 5 (2.43%) Palo Alto