Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 395 405 306
Rank change year-on-year +10 -99 +3
Contract jobs citing VoIP 591 558 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.59% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 4.30% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 338 438
England median daily rate £356 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% -9.33% -
10th Percentile £140 £133 £175
90th Percentile £559 £500 £547
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +2.94% -9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 65
England median hourly rate £20.32 £16.81 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.93% -38.89% +34.15%
10th Percentile £14.91 £10.85 £11.60
90th Percentile £115.00 £45.60 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £16.81 £29.61
% change year-on-year +22.85% -43.25% +44.44%

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 12,456 12,963 14,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.98% 13.64% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,576 8,065 8,747
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 649 731
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.45 £11.67
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.03 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +10 220 £313 -10.71% 68
South East -8 145 £375 +7.14% 60
North of England +6 83 £375 +7.14% 59
Midlands -15 66 £350 +21.74% 49
East of England +4 43 £244 +8.94% 27
North West -17 42 £375 -9.09% 35
Yorkshire +7 34 £340 +23.64% 18
South West -18 33 £400 +110.53% 40
West Midlands -41 32 £388 +37.78% 35
East Midlands +26 31 £313 - 14
North East +1 7 £375 +127.27% 6
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 299 (50.59%) Cisco
2 239 (40.44%) Windows
3 218 (36.89%) Firewall
4 217 (36.72%) WAN
5 201 (34.01%) LAN
6 176 (29.78%) Cisco Certification
7 167 (28.26%) Active Directory
8 149 (25.21%) VPN
9 148 (25.04%) Microsoft
10 125 (21.15%) Wireless
11 114 (19.29%) ITIL
12 111 (18.78%) Office 365
13 110 (18.61%) CCNP
14 109 (18.44%) TCP/IP
15 103 (17.43%) DNS
16 91 (15.40%) DHCP
17 89 (15.06%) VMware
18 88 (14.89%) MPLS
19 85 (14.38%) Telecoms
20 84 (14.21%) Windows Server
21 81 (13.71%) Data Centre
22 80 (13.54%) Security Cleared
22 80 (13.54%) CCNA
23 78 (13.20%) OSPF
24 71 (12.01%) Cisco ASA
25 70 (11.84%) BGP
26 69 (11.68%) Linux
27 66 (11.17%) SolarWinds
28 63 (10.66%) Windows 7
28 63 (10.66%) Network Security

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 49 (8.29%) MS Exchange
2 40 (6.77%) Skype for Business
3 19 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.86%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.52%) IIS
8 8 (1.35%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.68%) CMS
10 3 (0.51%) Apache
10 3 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.17%) Confluence
12 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (8.12%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 111 (18.78%) Office 365
2 55 (9.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.03%) IaaS
5 10 (1.69%) SaaS
6 9 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.52%) PaaS
7 4 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.51%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.34%) G Suite
9 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.17%) Firebase
10 1 (0.17%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) iTunes
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 218 (36.89%) Firewall
2 217 (36.72%) WAN
3 201 (34.01%) LAN
4 149 (25.21%) VPN
5 125 (21.15%) Wireless
6 109 (18.44%) TCP/IP
7 103 (17.43%) DNS
8 91 (15.40%) DHCP
9 88 (14.89%) MPLS
10 78 (13.20%) OSPF
11 71 (12.01%) Cisco ASA
12 70 (11.84%) BGP
13 63 (10.66%) Network Security
14 57 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
15 52 (8.80%) IPsec
16 49 (8.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 47 (7.95%) Internet
18 44 (7.45%) VLAN
18 44 (7.45%) WLAN
19 42 (7.11%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.03%) MySQL
3 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.34%) Big Data
5 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.34%) DB2
6 1 (0.17%) DataStage
6 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.17%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Burp Suite
1 11 (1.86%) JIRA
1 11 (1.86%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.18%) GDB
3 5 (0.85%) Subversion
3 5 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.68%) Valgrind
4 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.51%) GCC
6 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.34%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.17%) Gradle
7 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.17%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (14.38%) Telecoms
2 39 (6.60%) Finance
3 32 (5.41%) Retail
4 17 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.37%) Legal
6 12 (2.03%) Banking
6 12 (2.03%) French Language
7 11 (1.86%) Italian Language
7 11 (1.86%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.52%) Law
9 5 (0.85%) Marketing
9 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.68%) Billing
10 4 (0.68%) Electronics
10 4 (0.68%) German Language
10 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (0.68%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 136 (23.01%) Network Engineer
2 63 (10.66%) Analyst
3 52 (8.80%) Support Engineer
4 45 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 44 (7.45%) Architect
6 37 (6.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 32 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 31 (5.25%) Desktop Support
9 30 (5.08%) Consultant
9 30 (5.08%) IT Support
10 29 (4.91%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 26 (4.40%) Project Manager
12 24 (4.06%) IT Engineer
12 24 (4.06%) Service Analyst
13 22 (3.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 22 (3.72%) Network Architect
14 21 (3.55%) Developer
14 21 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.38%) Network Consultant
16 18 (3.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.08%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.52%) HTML
3 8 (1.35%) JSON
3 8 (1.35%) XMPP
4 7 (1.18%) Ajax
4 7 (1.18%) CGI
5 6 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.02%) LDAP
5 6 (1.02%) Web Services
6 5 (0.85%) Node.js
6 5 (0.85%) React
6 5 (0.85%) XML
7 4 (0.68%) FreeSWITCH
7 4 (0.68%) STL
7 4 (0.68%) VXML
8 2 (0.34%) CSS
8 2 (0.34%) CSS3
8 2 (0.34%) HTML5
8 2 (0.34%) Middleware
8 2 (0.34%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.71%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.37%) Handset
7 12 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (2.03%) SCADA
8 11 (1.86%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.86%) iPad
8 11 (1.86%) Wiki
9 9 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.52%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.18%) Cyberattack
10 7 (1.18%) IVR
10 7 (1.18%) Media Streaming
10 7 (1.18%) NHS
10 7 (1.18%) PKI
11 6 (1.02%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 239 (40.44%) Windows
2 84 (14.21%) Windows Server
3 69 (11.68%) Linux
4 63 (10.66%) Windows 7
5 62 (10.49%) Windows 10
6 41 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (5.25%) Unix
9 20 (3.38%) Apple iOS
10 19 (3.21%) Android
10 19 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (2.37%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.86%) Kali Linux
13 9 (1.52%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.51%) CentOS
17 3 (0.51%) Check Point GAiA
17 3 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (19.29%) ITIL
2 55 (9.31%) Network Monitoring
3 52 (8.80%) Network Design
4 43 (7.28%) Project Management
5 39 (6.60%) Network Architecture
6 36 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (5.58%) Migration
8 32 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 30 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (5.08%) Incident Management
10 29 (4.91%) Load Balancing
10 29 (4.91%) Service Delivery
10 29 (4.91%) Service Management
11 27 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (4.23%) Patch Management
13 23 (3.89%) Computer Science
13 23 (3.89%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (3.89%) Network Management
14 22 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (3.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.41%) C
2 26 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.06%) Python
3 24 (4.06%) SQL
4 20 (3.38%) C#
5 15 (2.54%) C++
6 14 (2.37%) Java
6 14 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.20%) Ruby
8 12 (2.03%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.86%) Lua
10 8 (1.35%) Perl
11 7 (1.18%) Embedded C
12 5 (0.85%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.51%) PHP
14 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.34%) VBScript
15 1 (0.17%) Java 8
15 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 176 (29.78%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (18.61%) CCNP
3 80 (13.54%) CCNA
3 80 (13.54%) Security Cleared
4 55 (9.31%) SC Cleared
5 53 (8.97%) Degree
6 48 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (5.41%) CCIE
8 25 (4.23%) MCSE
9 21 (3.55%) DV Cleared
10 15 (2.54%) MCSA
11 13 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.03%) CCDP
13 11 (1.86%) OSCE
14 9 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (1.02%) CCSA
17 6 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.89%) SLA
2 9 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.52%) QA
3 4 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.51%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.17%) GPG13
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 53 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.54%) vSphere
5 11 (1.86%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.35%) XenApp
7 7 (1.18%) Firmware
7 7 (1.18%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.85%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.68%) KVM
9 4 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.17%) NFS
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (6.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (6.09%) SCCM
3 22 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (2.71%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (2.54%) FortiGate
6 12 (2.03%) Nessus
7 11 (1.86%) Nmap
8 10 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
9 8 (1.35%) QRadar
10 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.18%) SCOM
11 6 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.51%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.51%) Ansible
13 3 (0.51%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.51%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.51%) Terraform
13 3 (0.51%) vMotion
Vendors
1 299 (50.59%) Cisco
2 148 (25.04%) Microsoft
3 89 (15.06%) VMware
4 66 (11.17%) SolarWinds
5 58 (9.81%) Citrix
6 56 (9.48%) CheckPoint
7 43 (7.28%) Mitel
8 39 (6.60%) Avaya
9 36 (6.09%) Apple
10 35 (5.92%) Juniper
11 29 (4.91%) HP
11 29 (4.91%) Meraki
12 28 (4.74%) Palo Alto
13 22 (3.72%) Riverbed
14 21 (3.55%) Fortinet
15 19 (3.21%) F5
16 17 (2.88%) NetApp
17 13 (2.20%) Oracle
18 12 (2.03%) Forcepoint
19 11 (1.86%) BT