Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 476 371 345
Rank change year-on-year -105 -26 +70
Contract jobs citing VoIP 307 198 462
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 4.59% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 137 301
10th Percentile £150 £155 £155
25th Percentile £200 £213 £208
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £365 £340
Median % change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% -8.11%
75th Percentile £500 £460 £438
90th Percentile £600 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 33
10th Percentile £12.48 £16.23 £13.07
25th Percentile £13.38 £16.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.11% - +5.71%
75th Percentile £40.94 £57.50 £21.88
90th Percentile £76.16 £65.75 £33.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £18.80
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.26% +4.44%

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 7,791 4,317 8,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.15% 12.40% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,170 2,756 5,540
10th Percentile £205 £200 £183
25th Percentile £363 £315 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £413
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £515
90th Percentile £700 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.71% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 220 466
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.97 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.62 £16.02 £15.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.85% +54.76% +16.67%
75th Percentile £46.16 £50.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £62.85 £58.00 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £21.38
% change year-on-year -37.10% +63.63% +18.75%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -133 121 £414 +3.44% 55
South East -37 59 £350 +21.74% 39
Midlands -49 48 £375 -6.25% 39
West Midlands -37 35 £375 -13.04% 25
South West -42 25 £320 -14.67% 16
North of England -51 24 £263 - 54
East of England -40 23 £378 +29.06% 12
East Midlands -27 12 £190 -24.00% 14
North West -46 11 £210 +12.00% 26
Yorkshire -33 9 £428 +42.50% 21
North East -1 4 £140 - 7
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 120 (39.09%) Windows
2 115 (37.46%) Active Directory
3 104 (33.88%) Microsoft 365
4 103 (33.55%) Microsoft
5 102 (33.22%) Cisco
6 86 (28.01%) Social Skills
7 70 (22.80%) Windows 10
8 68 (22.15%) WAN
8 68 (22.15%) LAN
9 63 (20.52%) Telecoms
10 60 (19.54%) ITIL
11 58 (18.89%) VMware
12 53 (17.26%) Firewall
13 51 (16.61%) Service Management
13 51 (16.61%) Microsoft Office
14 48 (15.64%) VPN
15 47 (15.31%) SCCM
16 43 (14.01%) DNS
16 43 (14.01%) Migration
16 43 (14.01%) Windows Server
17 41 (13.36%) Linux
17 41 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (12.38%) Azure
19 37 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
20 36 (11.73%) TCP/IP
21 35 (11.40%) DHCP
21 35 (11.40%) Wi-Fi
21 35 (11.40%) Public Sector
22 33 (10.75%) ITSM
22 33 (10.75%) Cisco Certification

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 24 (7.82%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.49%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.93%) JBoss
3 9 (2.93%) NetWeaver
3 9 (2.93%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.93%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.63%) CMS
4 5 (1.63%) SAS
5 4 (1.30%) Confluence
5 4 (1.30%) IIS
6 3 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.65%) Apache
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 51 (16.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 104 (33.88%) Microsoft 365
2 38 (12.38%) Azure
3 20 (6.51%) OneDrive
4 11 (3.58%) AWS
5 10 (3.26%) IaaS
5 10 (3.26%) PaaS
5 10 (3.26%) SaaS
6 9 (2.93%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 9 (2.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 7 (2.28%) GCP
8 5 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.63%) Google Workspace
9 4 (1.30%) Azure Monitor
9 4 (1.30%) Stackdriver
10 3 (0.98%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 68 (22.15%) LAN
1 68 (22.15%) WAN
2 53 (17.26%) Firewall
3 48 (15.64%) VPN
4 43 (14.01%) DNS
5 36 (11.73%) TCP/IP
6 35 (11.40%) DHCP
6 35 (11.40%) Wi-Fi
7 29 (9.45%) Wireless
8 28 (9.12%) WebEx
9 25 (8.14%) Skype
9 25 (8.14%) VLAN
10 21 (6.84%) 4G
11 20 (6.51%) MPLS
11 20 (6.51%) Network Security
11 20 (6.51%) PBX
11 20 (6.51%) SD-WAN
12 18 (5.86%) 5G
13 17 (5.54%) Unified Communications
14 15 (4.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.21%) MySQL
3 11 (3.58%) DB2
4 9 (2.93%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (2.93%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.33%) GitLab
2 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 86 (28.01%) Social Skills
2 63 (20.52%) Telecoms
3 35 (11.40%) Public Sector
4 24 (7.82%) Finance
5 13 (4.23%) Banking
6 12 (3.91%) Billing
7 10 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.26%) Local Government
7 10 (3.26%) Organisational Skills
8 7 (2.28%) Military
9 6 (1.95%) Presentation Skills
10 5 (1.63%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.63%) Marketing
11 4 (1.30%) Back Office
11 4 (1.30%) Law
12 3 (0.98%) Electronics
12 3 (0.98%) Police
13 2 (0.65%) International Banking
13 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (13.68%) Architect
2 41 (13.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 40 (13.03%) Support Engineer
4 36 (11.73%) Analyst
5 33 (10.75%) Desktop Support
6 32 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (7.49%) Network Engineer
8 22 (7.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 21 (6.84%) IT Engineer
10 17 (5.54%) IT Support
10 17 (5.54%) Project Manager
11 16 (5.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 16 (5.21%) Service Analyst
12 14 (4.56%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 13 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.91%) Voice Engineer
15 11 (3.58%) Desktop Engineer
16 10 (3.26%) SCCM Engineer
17 9 (2.93%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.51%) XMPP
2 10 (3.26%) Middleware
3 9 (2.93%) SAP Basis
4 5 (1.63%) Web Services
4 5 (1.63%) XML
5 3 (0.98%) .NET
5 3 (0.98%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.65%) HTML
6 2 (0.65%) J2EE
6 2 (0.65%) SAML
7 1 (0.33%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.33%) CSS
7 1 (0.33%) JSON
7 1 (0.33%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) SOAP
7 1 (0.33%) Spring
7 1 (0.33%) STL
7 1 (0.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.89%) CCTV
2 14 (4.56%) Handset
3 13 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.23%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (3.91%) PKI
5 10 (3.26%) NHS
6 8 (2.61%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.61%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.28%) BYOD
7 7 (2.28%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.28%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.63%) User Experience
10 4 (1.30%) Fibre Optics
10 4 (1.30%) IPTV
10 4 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.98%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 120 (39.09%) Windows
2 70 (22.80%) Windows 10
3 43 (14.01%) Windows Server
4 41 (13.36%) Linux
5 21 (6.84%) Windows 7
6 19 (6.19%) Mac OS
7 18 (5.86%) Android
8 14 (4.56%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (3.58%) AIX
10 11 (3.58%) Unix
11 10 (3.26%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (2.28%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.98%) Debian
13 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.33%) CentOS
14 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (19.54%) ITIL
2 51 (16.61%) Service Management
3 43 (14.01%) Migration
4 41 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (10.75%) ITSM
6 27 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (8.47%) TOGAF
8 23 (7.49%) Data Protection
9 19 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (5.54%) Change Management
12 16 (5.21%) CRM
12 16 (5.21%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (5.21%) Problem Management
13 15 (4.89%) Disk Encryption
13 15 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (4.89%) Project Management
14 14 (4.56%) Decision-Making
15 13 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (4.23%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.82%) PowerShell
1 24 (7.82%) SQL
2 15 (4.89%) VB
2 15 (4.89%) VBScript
3 10 (3.26%) Python
4 6 (1.95%) Bash
4 6 (1.95%) C
5 3 (0.98%) AWK
5 3 (0.98%) sed
6 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.65%) Perl
6 2 (0.65%) PHP
6 2 (0.65%) VBA
7 1 (0.33%) C#
7 1 (0.33%) C++
7 1 (0.33%) Java
7 1 (0.33%) Ruby
7 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 28 (9.12%) SC Cleared
4 20 (6.51%) CCNA
5 16 (5.21%) CCNP
5 16 (5.21%) Degree
5 16 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.26%) CCIE
7 9 (2.93%) DBS Check
8 8 (2.61%) CISSP
9 6 (1.95%) MCP
10 5 (1.63%) CISM
10 5 (1.63%) CRISC
11 4 (1.30%) MCSA
11 4 (1.30%) MCSE
12 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.98%) MCITP
13 2 (0.65%) CCVP
13 2 (0.65%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.56%) SLA
2 10 (3.26%) GDPR
3 9 (2.93%) COBIT
3 9 (2.93%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.63%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 115 (37.46%) Active Directory
2 37 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.14%) BitLocker
4 12 (3.91%) Docker
4 12 (3.91%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.30%) XenApp
6 3 (0.98%) vSphere
7 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.33%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.33%) OpenSIPS
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.33%) Xen
8 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (15.31%) SCCM
2 15 (4.89%) AppManager
3 13 (4.23%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 10 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (2.28%) XenMobile
6 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.63%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.63%) Terraform
7 5 (1.63%) WSUS
8 4 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.30%) Puppet
9 3 (0.98%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.65%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.65%) QRadar
10 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 103 (33.55%) Microsoft
2 102 (33.22%) Cisco
3 58 (18.89%) VMware
4 28 (9.12%) Citrix
5 22 (7.17%) Oracle
6 21 (6.84%) ServiceNow
7 15 (4.89%) Ivanti
8 14 (4.56%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.23%) Polycom
10 12 (3.91%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.58%) Apple
11 11 (3.58%) Google
12 10 (3.26%) SAP
13 9 (2.93%) Avaya
13 9 (2.93%) Dell
13 9 (2.93%) Forcepoint
13 9 (2.93%) Software AG
14 7 (2.28%) jetNEXUS
14 7 (2.28%) Xerox
15 6 (1.95%) Dynatrace