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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK / England
Rank 302 312 283
Rank change year-on-year +10 -29  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 292 335 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.68% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.83% 4.62% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 209 216
Median daily rate £385 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £288
% change year-on-year +10.71% +21.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 25
Median hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.53% +85.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -56.25% +102.53%  

VoIP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6049 7248 7261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.66% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4383 4012
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.15% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 308 405
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VoIP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in England

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 106 £375 -10.71% 39
South East +9 88 £394 +12.50% 32
North West +16 24 £450 +40.62% 22
West Midlands +17 19 £335 -25.55% 19
Yorkshire +24 18 £325 -26.96% 10
East of England +3 15 £285 +58.33% 9
South West -15 15 £400 +6.66% 5
East Midlands +1 3 £413 +37.50% 6
North East - 1 - - 5
VoIP
UK

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 366 (52.81%) Cisco
2 230 (33.19%) WAN
3 211 (30.45%) Firewall
4 204 (29.44%) LAN
5 202 (29.15%) Windows
6 198 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 159 (22.94%) Telecoms
8 138 (19.91%) Microsoft
9 132 (19.05%) CCNA
10 130 (18.76%) Active Directory
11 121 (17.46%) CCNP
12 115 (16.59%) TCP/IP
13 110 (15.87%) VPN
13 110 (15.87%) ITIL
14 109 (15.73%) Linux
15 106 (15.30%) VMware
15 106 (15.30%) Security Cleared
16 91 (13.13%) SC Cleared
16 91 (13.13%) DNS
17 86 (12.41%) Unified Communications
18 85 (12.27%) Migration
19 82 (11.83%) Data Centre
20 81 (11.69%) Wireless
21 78 (11.26%) PBX
22 73 (10.53%) Finance
23 72 (10.39%) Cisco CUCM
24 70 (10.10%) Windows 7
24 70 (10.10%) Unix
24 70 (10.10%) CheckPoint
25 69 (9.96%) MS Office

VoIP
Top Related 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 53 (7.65%) Skype for Business
2 48 (6.93%) MS Exchange
3 38 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.02%) Confluence
6 13 (1.88%) Apache Qpid
6 13 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (1.44%) IIS
9 7 (1.01%) Apache
10 6 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.58%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.29%) JBoss
14 2 (0.29%) Jetty
14 2 (0.29%) nginx
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
14 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 69 (9.96%) MS Office
2 57 (8.23%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.29%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.14%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.35%) Office 365
2 31 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.16%) SaaS
4 14 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.44%) IaaS
6 7 (1.01%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.87%) OneDrive
7 6 (0.87%) Yammer
8 5 (0.72%) PaaS
9 3 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.43%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.29%) G Suite
10 2 (0.29%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 230 (33.19%) WAN
2 211 (30.45%) Firewall
3 204 (29.44%) LAN
4 115 (16.59%) TCP/IP
5 110 (15.87%) VPN
6 91 (13.13%) DNS
7 86 (12.41%) Unified Communications
8 81 (11.69%) Wireless
9 78 (11.26%) PBX
10 69 (9.96%) DHCP
11 65 (9.38%) MPLS
12 61 (8.80%) Network Security
13 51 (7.36%) Cisco ASA
14 49 (7.07%) Wi-Fi
15 45 (6.49%) Internet
16 44 (6.35%) Ethernet
16 44 (6.35%) OSPF
17 42 (6.06%) SAN
18 41 (5.92%) Skype
19 39 (5.63%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.44%) Redis
3 7 (1.01%) MySQL
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.72%) dBASE
5 5 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (3.17%) GCC
1 22 (3.17%) GDB
1 22 (3.17%) Subversion
1 22 (3.17%) Trac
2 17 (2.45%) JIRA
3 15 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.02%) Bitbucket
4 14 (2.02%) CMake
4 14 (2.02%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.88%) GoogleTest
6 11 (1.59%) Valgrind
7 3 (0.43%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.43%) VTune
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.29%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.29%) Xcode
General
1 159 (22.94%) Telecoms
2 73 (10.53%) Finance
3 20 (2.89%) Banking
4 15 (2.16%) Legal
5 14 (2.02%) Retail
6 10 (1.44%) Back Office
6 10 (1.44%) Law
7 8 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.87%) Front Office
8 6 (0.87%) Local Government
9 5 (0.72%) Automotive
10 3 (0.43%) Advertising
10 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.43%) French Language
10 3 (0.43%) German Language
10 3 (0.43%) Military
10 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 146 (21.07%) Network Engineer
2 86 (12.41%) Analyst
3 58 (8.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 48 (6.93%) Project Manager
5 45 (6.49%) Architect
6 38 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 35 (5.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 34 (4.91%) Voice Engineer
9 30 (4.33%) VoIP Engineer
10 27 (3.90%) Support Analyst
11 25 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (3.46%) Developer
13 23 (3.32%) Network Analyst
13 23 (3.32%) Software Engineer
14 22 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (3.17%) C++ Software Engineer
15 19 (2.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 18 (2.60%) Consultant
16 18 (2.60%) Desktop Support
16 18 (2.60%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.33%) Elastic Stack
2 29 (4.18%) STL
3 22 (3.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 19 (2.74%) XML
5 14 (2.02%) Web Services
6 12 (1.73%) XMPP
7 11 (1.59%) CSS
7 11 (1.59%) RESTful
8 9 (1.30%) HTML
9 8 (1.15%) .NET
10 7 (1.01%) 802.1X
11 5 (0.72%) WAP
12 4 (0.58%) Android SDK
12 4 (0.58%) iOS SDK
12 4 (0.58%) J2EE
12 4 (0.58%) Middleware
13 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.43%) WCF
13 3 (0.43%) WebRTC
13 3 (0.43%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (6.78%) IVR
3 33 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 23 (3.32%) Blackberry
5 22 (3.17%) Smartphone
6 18 (2.60%) Handset
7 17 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.31%) Cyber Attack
8 16 (2.31%) Driving Licence
8 16 (2.31%) iPad
9 12 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (1.73%) iPhone
10 11 (1.59%) Clustering
11 8 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.15%) Replication
12 7 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 202 (29.15%) Windows
2 109 (15.73%) Linux
3 70 (10.10%) Unix
3 70 (10.10%) Windows 7
4 62 (8.95%) Windows Server
5 57 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (3.32%) Windows 10
8 20 (2.89%) Android
9 17 (2.45%) Windows XP
10 14 (2.02%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.59%) Mac OS X
11 11 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.44%) Solaris
13 8 (1.15%) CentOS
14 7 (1.01%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (15.87%) ITIL
2 85 (12.27%) Migration
3 66 (9.52%) Project Management
4 57 (8.23%) Network Design
5 50 (7.22%) Patch Management
6 41 (5.92%) PRINCE2
7 38 (5.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 36 (5.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 34 (4.91%) Network Monitoring
10 33 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (4.76%) Validation
11 30 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (4.33%) High Availability
12 28 (4.04%) Service Management
13 27 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (3.46%) Software Engineering
15 22 (3.17%) Case Management
15 22 (3.17%) Cross-Platform Development
15 22 (3.17%) Mentoring
15 22 (3.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.62%) C++
2 28 (4.04%) SQL
3 26 (3.75%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.17%) Python
5 16 (2.31%) VBScript
6 15 (2.16%) Perl
6 15 (2.16%) Ruby
7 14 (2.02%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.73%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.30%) C#
9 9 (1.30%) Java
10 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.72%) C
12 4 (0.58%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 198 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (19.05%) CCNA
3 121 (17.46%) CCNP
4 106 (15.30%) Security Cleared
5 91 (13.13%) SC Cleared
6 56 (8.08%) CCIE
7 44 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (5.19%) CISSP
9 34 (4.91%) SANS
10 33 (4.76%) SSCP
11 28 (4.04%) Degree
12 24 (3.46%) CCDP
12 24 (3.46%) MCITP
12 24 (3.46%) MCSA
13 22 (3.17%) MCSE
14 19 (2.74%) DV Cleared
15 17 (2.45%) CCVP
16 9 (1.30%) CCDA
17 8 (1.15%) JNCIP
18 7 (1.01%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.18%) SLA
2 7 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.43%) PMO
6 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.29%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.29%) QA
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 130 (18.76%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.74%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.88%) Docker
5 12 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.44%) vSphere
7 8 (1.15%) XenApp
8 4 (0.58%) Firmware
9 3 (0.43%) KVM
9 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.43%) Xen
9 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 72 (10.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 38 (5.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 33 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
4 32 (4.62%) SCCM
5 31 (4.47%) QRadar
6 11 (1.59%) SCOM
7 10 (1.44%) Kibana
7 10 (1.44%) logstash
7 10 (1.44%) Nessus
7 10 (1.44%) Nexpose
7 10 (1.44%) Nmap
8 9 (1.30%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.30%) Nagios
9 8 (1.15%) Puppet
10 7 (1.01%) Ansible
10 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.72%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 366 (52.81%) Cisco
2 138 (19.91%) Microsoft
3 106 (15.30%) VMware
4 70 (10.10%) CheckPoint
5 59 (8.51%) Apple
6 57 (8.23%) Citrix
7 54 (7.79%) Avaya
8 46 (6.64%) F5
9 37 (5.34%) HP
9 37 (5.34%) Juniper
10 34 (4.91%) Splunk
11 28 (4.04%) Google
12 27 (3.90%) NetApp
13 21 (3.03%) IBM
13 21 (3.03%) LogRhythm
13 21 (3.03%) Remedy
14 18 (2.60%) Oracle
14 18 (2.60%) Verint
15 15 (2.16%) Fortinet
15 15 (2.16%) Intel Security
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