Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 392 442 352
Rank change year-on-year +50 -90 +7
Contract jobs citing VoIP 499 488 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 3.91% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 275 346
England median daily rate £373 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.37% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £177 £147 £170
90th Percentile £525 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £363 £338 £375
% change year-on-year +7.41% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 63 32
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.44 £11.38
90th Percentile £47.50 £32.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.68
% change year-on-year - -11.80% -30.23%

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 10,490 12,496 11,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.63% 13.47% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,533 7,737 7,254
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £586
UK median daily rate £430 £424 £411
% change year-on-year +1.42% +3.15% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 683 654
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.50% -20.40%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.49 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.64% -7.21% -16.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
South East +65 151 £325 -7.14% 23
London -19 138 £375 +10.29% 23
North of England +41 88 £400 +23.08% 22
North West +31 54 £388 +10.71% 14
Midlands +17 49 £314 +33.51% 8
South West -25 40 £350 +12.00% 10
East of England +6 33 £375 +85.19% 7
Yorkshire +18 32 £463 +54.17% 6
East Midlands +40 27 £260 -25.71% 3
West Midlands -1 22 £375 +64.84% 5
North East +10 2 £190 -11.63% 2
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 212 (42.48%) Cisco
2 190 (38.08%) Firewall
3 189 (37.88%) WAN
4 185 (37.07%) LAN
5 180 (36.07%) Windows
6 133 (26.65%) VPN
7 125 (25.05%) Cisco Certification
8 123 (24.65%) Microsoft
9 121 (24.25%) TCP/IP
10 119 (23.85%) Active Directory
11 102 (20.44%) Telecoms
12 100 (20.04%) Office 365
13 98 (19.64%) CCNP
14 91 (18.24%) Data Centre
15 82 (16.43%) Wireless
16 80 (16.03%) Windows 10
17 78 (15.63%) ITIL
18 74 (14.83%) Citrix
18 74 (14.83%) Security Cleared
19 73 (14.63%) BGP
20 72 (14.43%) CheckPoint
21 71 (14.23%) OSPF
22 68 (13.63%) Network Monitoring
23 66 (13.23%) CCNA
24 64 (12.83%) Linux
25 61 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
25 61 (12.22%) SC Cleared
26 60 (12.02%) DNS
27 57 (11.42%) VMware
28 56 (11.22%) MPLS

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 39 (7.82%) Skype for Business
2 19 (3.81%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.00%) Confluence
6 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.80%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.80%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.40%) CMS
7 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) Apache
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.80%) Shockwave
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 100 (20.04%) Office 365
2 38 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.21%) SaaS
5 12 (2.40%) PaaS
6 11 (2.20%) IaaS
7 9 (1.80%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.40%) G Suite
9 5 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (0.80%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 190 (38.08%) Firewall
2 189 (37.88%) WAN
3 185 (37.07%) LAN
4 133 (26.65%) VPN
5 121 (24.25%) TCP/IP
6 82 (16.43%) Wireless
7 73 (14.63%) BGP
8 71 (14.23%) OSPF
9 61 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
10 60 (12.02%) DNS
11 56 (11.22%) MPLS
12 55 (11.02%) Network Security
13 54 (10.82%) DHCP
14 49 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (8.82%) Unified Communications
16 43 (8.62%) Skype
17 40 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
17 40 (8.02%) IPsec
18 38 (7.62%) Multicast
19 34 (6.81%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.20%) MS Access
3 1 (0.20%) MySQL
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (2.81%) JIRA
2 4 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.40%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.40%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Hudson
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) WinDbg
General
1 102 (20.44%) Telecoms
2 37 (7.41%) Finance
3 12 (2.40%) Banking
4 11 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.60%) Retail
6 7 (1.40%) Legal
7 5 (1.00%) Electronics
7 5 (1.00%) Marketing
8 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Military
10 2 (0.40%) International Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Law
10 2 (0.40%) Local Government
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 114 (22.85%) Network Engineer
2 69 (13.83%) Analyst
3 52 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 42 (8.42%) Architect
5 31 (6.21%) Cisco Engineer
6 25 (5.01%) Project Manager
7 24 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (4.81%) Support Analyst
8 23 (4.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 21 (4.21%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (4.01%) Service Analyst
11 19 (3.81%) Desktop Support
11 19 (3.81%) IT Support
12 17 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
13 16 (3.21%) Consultant
13 16 (3.21%) IT Analyst
14 15 (3.01%) Network Architect
14 15 (3.01%) Security Analyst
15 14 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (3.41%) Qt
3 16 (3.21%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.20%) VXML
5 5 (1.00%) LDAP
6 4 (0.80%) Flash
7 3 (0.60%) Web Services
8 2 (0.40%) Node.js
8 2 (0.40%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.20%) .NET
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.20%) COM
9 1 (0.20%) POSIX
9 1 (0.20%) WAP
9 1 (0.20%) XMPP
9 1 (0.20%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 91 (18.24%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.61%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (5.41%) Cyberattack
4 26 (5.21%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.21%) IVR
7 13 (2.61%) Handset
8 12 (2.40%) iPhone
8 12 (2.40%) User Experience
9 9 (1.80%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.80%) iPad
9 9 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (1.80%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.60%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.60%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.40%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.20%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 180 (36.07%) Windows
2 80 (16.03%) Windows 10
3 64 (12.83%) Linux
4 34 (6.81%) Windows 7
5 33 (6.61%) Unix
6 32 (6.41%) Windows Server
7 27 (5.41%) Android
8 17 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (3.01%) Apple iOS
10 14 (2.81%) Mac OS
11 13 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (2.20%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.20%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.00%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.00%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.60%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.40%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.63%) ITIL
2 68 (13.63%) Network Monitoring
3 48 (9.62%) Migration
4 38 (7.62%) Open Source
5 37 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 35 (7.01%) Patch Management
7 34 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (6.21%) Project Management
9 29 (5.81%) SIEM
9 29 (5.81%) Vulnerability Management
10 28 (5.61%) Incident Management
10 28 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 28 (5.61%) Network Design
10 28 (5.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 27 (5.41%) Case Management
11 27 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (5.01%) Information Security
13 24 (4.81%) Network Management
14 23 (4.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.41%) C++
2 21 (4.21%) C
3 20 (4.01%) Bash Shell
4 19 (3.81%) Python
5 12 (2.40%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.80%) SQL
7 6 (1.20%) Java
7 6 (1.20%) Ruby
8 4 (0.80%) C#
9 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.40%) Lua
9 2 (0.40%) Perl
9 2 (0.40%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.40%) VBScript
10 1 (0.20%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.20%) PHP
10 1 (0.20%) R
10 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (25.05%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (19.64%) CCNP
3 74 (14.83%) Security Cleared
4 66 (13.23%) CCNA
5 61 (12.22%) SC Cleared
6 39 (7.82%) CCIE
7 17 (3.41%) Degree
8 15 (3.01%) CCDP
8 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.40%) MCSE
10 10 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (2.00%) CISSP
11 9 (1.80%) CCDA
12 8 (1.60%) BC Cleared
13 7 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.20%) SSCP
15 5 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (1.00%) SANS
16 4 (0.80%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.22%) SLA
2 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.80%) GDPR
4 3 (0.60%) COBIT
4 3 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 119 (23.85%) Active Directory
2 43 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.81%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.80%) vSphere
5 7 (1.40%) Firmware
5 7 (1.40%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.00%) XenApp
7 4 (0.80%) Docker
7 4 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (7.01%) SCCM
2 28 (5.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (3.61%) QRadar
4 16 (3.21%) Cisco UCCX
5 12 (2.40%) Cisco UCCE
6 11 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.80%) Jamf Pro
8 8 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (1.20%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.20%) Nagios
11 5 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.80%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.80%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.80%) PaperCut
12 4 (0.80%) SCOM
12 4 (0.80%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.40%) Cacti
Vendors
1 212 (42.48%) Cisco
2 123 (24.65%) Microsoft
3 74 (14.83%) Citrix
4 72 (14.43%) CheckPoint
5 57 (11.42%) VMware
6 50 (10.02%) Apple
7 36 (7.21%) HP
8 35 (7.01%) SolarWinds
9 34 (6.81%) F5
10 31 (6.21%) Avaya
10 31 (6.21%) Juniper
11 28 (5.61%) Splunk
12 27 (5.41%) AlienVault
13 26 (5.21%) McAfee
14 24 (4.81%) Palo Alto
15 19 (3.81%) IBM
16 17 (3.41%) NetApp
17 16 (3.21%) Google
17 16 (3.21%) Mitel
18 15 (3.01%) Aruba