Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 414 402 336
Rank change year-on-year -12 -66 -32
Contract jobs citing VoIP 547 526 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.58% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.37% 4.20% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 321 420
England median daily rate £343 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £160 £177
90th Percentile £588 £513 £532
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 43 47
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.81 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.01% -32.78% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.30 £11.40
90th Percentile £96.30 £47.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.81 £32.50
% change year-on-year +19.01% -48.29% +58.54%

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 12,527 12,536 15,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.32% 13.80% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,637 7,632 9,485
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 678 717
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.01% -25.80% +22.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +14 222 £380 +4.83% 60
South East -19 116 £335 -13.27% 32
North of England -22 70 £375 -7.69% 70
East of England +12 55 £188 -13.39% 19
Midlands -39 54 £300 -25.00% 26
North West -27 43 £370 -10.30% 43
West Midlands -56 35 £220 -45.00% 15
South West +4 29 £338 +33.00% 23
Yorkshire -14 21 £413 +26.92% 21
East Midlands +13 19 £338 +5.88% 11
North East -6 6 £375 -16.67% 6
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 261 (47.71%) Cisco
2 215 (39.31%) Windows
3 202 (36.93%) WAN
4 179 (32.72%) LAN
5 170 (31.08%) Active Directory
6 163 (29.80%) Firewall
7 146 (26.69%) Cisco Certification
8 136 (24.86%) Microsoft
9 121 (22.12%) ITIL
10 120 (21.94%) Office 365
11 111 (20.29%) VMware
12 102 (18.65%) VPN
13 96 (17.55%) DNS
14 93 (17.00%) CCNA
15 91 (16.64%) MPLS
16 90 (16.45%) CCNP
17 85 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 83 (15.17%) Telecoms
19 82 (14.99%) DHCP
20 79 (14.44%) Data Centre
21 76 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
22 73 (13.35%) TCP/IP
22 73 (13.35%) Windows Server
22 73 (13.35%) Security Cleared
23 69 (12.61%) Wireless
24 67 (12.25%) Microsoft Office
24 67 (12.25%) Mitel
25 63 (11.52%) Network Security
26 62 (11.33%) Windows 7
27 61 (11.15%) Linux

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 (10.05%) Skype for Business
2 54 (9.87%) MS Exchange
3 22 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.38%) Apache
6 12 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.65%) IIS
8 7 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.37%) JBoss
11 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.18%) CMS
12 1 (0.18%) Confluence
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.18%) nginx
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (12.25%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Line 50
1 2 (0.37%) Sage X3
1 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.18%) Maximo
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 120 (21.94%) Office 365
2 35 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.46%) OneDrive
5 7 (1.28%) SaaS
6 5 (0.91%) PaaS
7 4 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.73%) IaaS
7 4 (0.73%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) G Suite
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
9 1 (0.18%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 202 (36.93%) WAN
2 179 (32.72%) LAN
3 163 (29.80%) Firewall
4 102 (18.65%) VPN
5 96 (17.55%) DNS
6 91 (16.64%) MPLS
7 82 (14.99%) DHCP
8 76 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
9 73 (13.35%) TCP/IP
10 69 (12.61%) Wireless
11 63 (11.52%) Network Security
12 60 (10.97%) Skype
13 47 (8.59%) PBX
14 46 (8.41%) OSPF
15 41 (7.50%) Internet
16 38 (6.95%) BGP
16 38 (6.95%) Cisco ASA
17 35 (6.40%) Ethernet
18 32 (5.85%) IPsec
18 32 (5.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.28%) MySQL
4 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.55%) Power BI
5 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.37%) Big Data
6 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.37%) DB2
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.18%) DataStage
7 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.18%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.28%) JIRA
2 4 (0.73%) GCC
2 4 (0.73%) GDB
3 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.37%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.18%) Selenium
4 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 83 (15.17%) Telecoms
2 58 (10.60%) Finance
3 20 (3.66%) Retail
4 11 (2.01%) Banking
5 10 (1.83%) French Language
5 10 (1.83%) Law
5 10 (1.83%) Legal
6 9 (1.65%) Italian Language
6 9 (1.65%) Spanish Language
7 7 (1.28%) German Language
8 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Front Office
11 2 (0.37%) Marketing
11 2 (0.37%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 104 (19.01%) Network Engineer
2 77 (14.08%) Analyst
3 51 (9.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 50 (9.14%) Support Engineer
5 49 (8.96%) Architect
6 43 (7.86%) Support Analyst
7 35 (6.40%) Desktop Support
8 30 (5.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 28 (5.12%) IT Support
10 27 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
11 24 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 24 (4.39%) Network Architect
12 23 (4.20%) Project Manager
13 21 (3.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (3.84%) Service Analyst
14 20 (3.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 20 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
15 17 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 17 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
16 15 (2.74%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.74%) LDAP
3 11 (2.01%) XMPP
4 9 (1.65%) HTML
5 7 (1.28%) Ajax
5 7 (1.28%) CGI
5 7 (1.28%) JSON
6 5 (0.91%) STL
7 4 (0.73%) LAMP
7 4 (0.73%) Middleware
8 2 (0.37%) .NET
8 2 (0.37%) CSS
8 2 (0.37%) CSS3
8 2 (0.37%) HTML5
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.37%) Web Services
9 1 (0.18%) Node.js
9 1 (0.18%) React
9 1 (0.18%) SOAP
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (14.44%) Data Centre
2 42 (7.68%) Video Conferencing
3 33 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.38%) PKI
7 12 (2.19%) Handset
7 12 (2.19%) Smartphone
8 11 (2.01%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.01%) iPad
9 10 (1.83%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.65%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.65%) IVR
11 8 (1.46%) iPhone
12 7 (1.28%) Media Streaming
12 7 (1.28%) NHS
13 6 (1.10%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.10%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.10%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 215 (39.31%) Windows
2 73 (13.35%) Windows Server
3 62 (11.33%) Windows 7
4 61 (11.15%) Linux
5 54 (9.87%) Windows 10
6 41 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (4.94%) Android
8 27 (4.94%) Apple iOS
9 25 (4.57%) Unix
10 14 (2.56%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.46%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (1.28%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.10%) Solaris
14 5 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.55%) AIX
15 3 (0.55%) CentOS
15 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (22.12%) ITIL
2 38 (6.95%) Migration
2 38 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (6.76%) Network Design
3 37 (6.76%) Project Management
4 36 (6.58%) Incident Management
5 34 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 30 (5.48%) Service Management
7 29 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
8 26 (4.75%) Network Management
9 25 (4.57%) Network Architecture
10 24 (4.39%) Load Balancing
11 23 (4.20%) Service Delivery
12 22 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (3.84%) PRINCE2
13 21 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (3.66%) Change Management
14 20 (3.66%) Configuration Management
15 19 (3.47%) Asset Management
15 19 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.48%) PowerShell
2 24 (4.39%) SQL
3 20 (3.66%) C
4 14 (2.56%) Python
5 12 (2.19%) C++
6 10 (1.83%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.28%) Embedded C
7 7 (1.28%) Java
8 3 (0.55%) C#
8 3 (0.55%) PHP
9 2 (0.37%) Ruby
9 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.37%) VBScript
10 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 146 (26.69%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (17.00%) CCNA
3 90 (16.45%) CCNP
4 73 (13.35%) Security Cleared
5 44 (8.04%) SC Cleared
6 41 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (5.85%) Degree
8 21 (3.84%) CCIE
9 19 (3.47%) DV Cleared
10 17 (3.11%) MCSE
11 16 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (2.93%) MCSA
12 11 (2.01%) CCDP
13 10 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (1.46%) CCSP
14 8 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.46%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (1.28%) CCIP
15 7 (1.28%) CCSA
16 6 (1.10%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.57%) SLA
2 7 (1.28%) QA
3 4 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.37%) GDPR
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.18%) GPG13
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (31.08%) Active Directory
2 85 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.94%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.29%) vSphere
5 14 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.91%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.91%) XenApp
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.55%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.37%) Firmware
12 2 (0.37%) iptables
12 2 (0.37%) Postfix
12 2 (0.37%) Samba
12 2 (0.37%) Squid
12 2 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (7.13%) SCCM
2 23 (4.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (2.74%) FortiGate
4 13 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (2.19%) Cisco UCCX
6 11 (2.01%) AirWatch
7 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.28%) Puppet
9 6 (1.10%) Ansible
9 6 (1.10%) Opsview
9 6 (1.10%) SCOM
10 5 (0.91%) Salt
10 5 (0.91%) SCSM
11 4 (0.73%) Nessus
11 4 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.37%) Cacti
13 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 261 (47.71%) Cisco
2 136 (24.86%) Microsoft
3 111 (20.29%) VMware
4 67 (12.25%) Mitel
5 53 (9.69%) Citrix
6 45 (8.23%) CheckPoint
7 43 (7.86%) SolarWinds
8 41 (7.50%) Avaya
9 33 (6.03%) Apple
9 33 (6.03%) Juniper
10 31 (5.67%) HP
11 29 (5.30%) Meraki
12 20 (3.66%) BT
12 20 (3.66%) F5
13 19 (3.47%) Red Box
14 17 (3.11%) Oracle
15 14 (2.56%) Aruba
16 13 (2.38%) Polycom
17 12 (2.19%) Veeam
18 11 (2.01%) Aastra