Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 396 294 324
Rank change year-on-year -102 +30 -22
Contract jobs citing VoIP 519 744 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.83% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 5.48% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 422 462
England median daily rate £335 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.67% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £131 £173 £180
90th Percentile £500 £550 £506
UK median daily rate £338 £375 £359
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.53% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 55 57
England median hourly rate £16.45 £27.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.17% +34.15% +2.50%
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £44.60 £41.50 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -41.82% +37.50% -

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 12,609 13,589 13,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 15.14% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,845 8,294 8,142
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £218 £213
90th Percentile £589 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 671 859
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -62 215 £350 -12.50% 79
South East -85 147 £350 -6.67% 55
North of England -28 51 £300 -29.41% 66
Midlands -7 49 £250 -27.95% 34
West Midlands +3 39 £245 -31.66% 18
East of England -24 34 £130 -48.00% 23
North West -50 30 £350 -17.65% 35
South West -9 18 £245 -23.44% 36
Yorkshire +23 15 £275 +37.50% 23
East Midlands -3 10 £275 -17.29% 16
North East +60 6 £165 - 8
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 255 (49.13%) Cisco
2 190 (36.61%) Windows
3 154 (29.67%) WAN
3 154 (29.67%) Microsoft
4 152 (29.29%) LAN
5 147 (28.32%) Active Directory
5 147 (28.32%) Firewall
6 125 (24.08%) VPN
7 112 (21.58%) VMware
8 110 (21.19%) Windows Server
9 104 (20.04%) Telecoms
10 101 (19.46%) Cisco Certification
11 97 (18.69%) DNS
12 93 (17.92%) ITIL
13 78 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
14 75 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 73 (14.07%) DHCP
16 70 (13.49%) TCP/IP
17 68 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
17 68 (13.10%) Data Centre
18 64 (12.33%) CCNA
18 64 (12.33%) CCNP
19 63 (12.14%) Linux
20 61 (11.75%) MPLS
21 60 (11.56%) PBX
22 59 (11.37%) MS Exchange
23 58 (11.18%) Finance
23 58 (11.18%) Office 365
24 57 (10.98%) Network Security
25 56 (10.79%) Avaya

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 59 (11.37%) MS Exchange
2 51 (9.83%) Skype for Business
3 28 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (3.66%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.12%) Apache
8 10 (1.93%) IIS
9 8 (1.54%) SAS
10 6 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.16%) CMS
11 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.39%) nginx
14 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 78 (15.03%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.18%) Office 365
2 30 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.16%) Mimecast
3 6 (1.16%) SaaS
4 5 (0.96%) G Suite
4 5 (0.96%) IaaS
4 5 (0.96%) PaaS
5 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 154 (29.67%) WAN
2 152 (29.29%) LAN
3 147 (28.32%) Firewall
4 125 (24.08%) VPN
5 97 (18.69%) DNS
6 73 (14.07%) DHCP
7 70 (13.49%) TCP/IP
8 61 (11.75%) MPLS
9 60 (11.56%) PBX
10 57 (10.98%) Network Security
11 49 (9.44%) SAN
12 48 (9.25%) Wi-Fi
13 47 (9.06%) Cisco ASA
14 46 (8.86%) Skype
15 41 (7.90%) VLAN
15 41 (7.90%) Wireless
16 40 (7.71%) BGP
17 33 (6.36%) OSPF
18 32 (6.17%) EIGRP
18 32 (6.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.96%) EDRMS
3 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) GCC
1 8 (1.54%) GDB
1 8 (1.54%) Subversion
1 8 (1.54%) Trac
2 6 (1.16%) JIRA
3 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.77%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.39%) FishEye
5 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.19%) webpack
General
1 104 (20.04%) Telecoms
2 58 (11.18%) Finance
3 16 (3.08%) Banking
4 11 (2.12%) Retail
5 6 (1.16%) Legal
6 4 (0.77%) Back Office
7 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.39%) Automotive
8 2 (0.39%) Electronics
8 2 (0.39%) Front Office
8 2 (0.39%) Law
8 2 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) German Language
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 79 (15.22%) Network Engineer
2 67 (12.91%) Analyst
3 46 (8.86%) Architect
4 44 (8.48%) Cisco Engineer
5 42 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 37 (7.13%) Support Engineer
7 36 (6.94%) Project Manager
8 31 (5.97%) Voice Engineer
9 29 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (5.59%) Support Analyst
10 25 (4.82%) VoIP Engineer
11 24 (4.62%) Telecoms Engineer
12 23 (4.43%) Service Analyst
12 23 (4.43%) Service Desk Analyst
12 23 (4.43%) Windows Engineer
13 22 (4.24%) IT Support
14 21 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 19 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (3.28%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.89%) XMPP
2 12 (2.31%) Web Services
3 8 (1.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (1.54%) STL
4 6 (1.16%) 802.1X
5 5 (0.96%) LAMP
6 4 (0.77%) .NET
6 4 (0.77%) JTAPI
6 4 (0.77%) RFC 2833
6 4 (0.77%) TAPI
7 2 (0.39%) REST
7 2 (0.39%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.19%) CSS3
8 1 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) jQuery
8 1 (0.19%) Node.js
8 1 (0.19%) React
8 1 (0.19%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.10%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.62%) Clustering
4 23 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.05%) Blackberry
6 18 (3.47%) PKI
7 16 (3.08%) Replication
8 15 (2.89%) Public Cloud
9 14 (2.70%) IVR
9 14 (2.70%) Smartphone
10 13 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.93%) NHS
11 10 (1.93%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.73%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.54%) RSA SecurID
14 7 (1.35%) Computer Science
14 7 (1.35%) Fat Client
14 7 (1.35%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.96%) iPad
15 5 (0.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 190 (36.61%) Windows
2 110 (21.19%) Windows Server
3 68 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (12.14%) Linux
5 54 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (9.06%) Windows 7
7 35 (6.74%) Windows 10
8 21 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.31%) Android
10 12 (2.31%) Apple iOS
10 12 (2.31%) CentOS
11 7 (1.35%) Unix
11 7 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.77%) Debian
12 4 (0.77%) Fedora
12 4 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.92%) ITIL
2 46 (8.86%) Migration
2 46 (8.86%) Project Management
3 31 (5.97%) PRINCE2
4 30 (5.78%) Incident Management
4 30 (5.78%) Service Management
5 28 (5.39%) Service Delivery
6 26 (5.01%) Network Monitoring
7 23 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (4.43%) Load Balancing
7 23 (4.43%) Patch Management
8 20 (3.85%) Information Security
9 19 (3.66%) Data Management
9 19 (3.66%) DevOps
9 19 (3.66%) High Availability
9 19 (3.66%) Mentoring
10 18 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.47%) Change Management
10 18 (3.47%) Configuration Management
10 18 (3.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.13%) SQL
2 33 (6.36%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.89%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.31%) C++
4 12 (2.31%) Python
5 5 (0.96%) C
5 5 (0.96%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.96%) Perl
6 4 (0.77%) VB
7 3 (0.58%) C#
8 2 (0.39%) PHP
8 2 (0.39%) VBScript
9 1 (0.19%) Java
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 101 (19.46%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (12.33%) CCNA
2 64 (12.33%) CCNP
3 51 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (7.13%) Security Cleared
5 33 (6.36%) MCSE
6 28 (5.39%) Degree
7 27 (5.20%) CCIE
8 18 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (2.89%) SC Cleared
10 14 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.93%) CCVP
12 8 (1.54%) CCENT
13 6 (1.16%) CCDP
13 6 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.16%) MCITP
13 6 (1.16%) MCSA
13 6 (1.16%) MCTS
13 6 (1.16%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.59%) SLA
2 17 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.96%) PMO
5 4 (0.77%) GDPR
5 4 (0.77%) PA-DSS
6 2 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.39%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) ECSS
7 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 147 (28.32%) Active Directory
2 75 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (9.63%) Hyper-V
4 32 (6.17%) vSphere
5 25 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.08%) Samba
6 16 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (2.50%) XenApp
8 7 (1.35%) FreeRADIUS
9 5 (0.96%) XenServer
10 4 (0.77%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.77%) iptables
10 4 (0.77%) Postfix
10 4 (0.77%) Squid
10 4 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.39%) KVM
12 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (5.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (3.47%) SCCM
3 12 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.31%) WMI
4 11 (2.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (2.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (1.54%) Cisco UCCE
6 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (1.54%) Nagios
6 8 (1.54%) SCOM
7 6 (1.16%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.16%) Nessus
7 6 (1.16%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.16%) WSUS
8 5 (0.96%) Cacti
8 5 (0.96%) Nmap
9 4 (0.77%) Opsview
10 3 (0.58%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.58%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 255 (49.13%) Cisco
2 154 (29.67%) Microsoft
3 112 (21.58%) VMware
4 56 (10.79%) Avaya
5 50 (9.63%) Citrix
6 49 (9.44%) Juniper
7 40 (7.71%) Mitel
8 38 (7.32%) HP
9 33 (6.36%) CheckPoint
9 33 (6.36%) SolarWinds
10 26 (5.01%) Apple
11 22 (4.24%) F5
12 21 (4.05%) NetApp
13 20 (3.85%) Fortinet
14 17 (3.28%) Red Hat
15 16 (3.08%) Splunk
16 13 (2.50%) BT
17 11 (2.12%) GENBAND
17 11 (2.12%) Nortel
17 11 (2.12%) Siemens