The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 June 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.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 146 117
Rank change year-on-year +47 -29  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 18 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.82% 0.17% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.26% 0.88% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 12
Median daily rate £151 £325 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.69% +80.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £153 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £345 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £331
% change year-on-year -1.40% +7.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £28.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.60% +40.24%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 248 569 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.25% 19.34% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 286 118
Median daily rate £363 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.84% +13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 17
Median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VoIP in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in Scotland

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in Scotland

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Scotland

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Aberdeen - 7 £151 -
Dundee - 3 £110 -
Edinburgh +16 2 £338 +55.17% 2
Glasgow 0 2 - -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £160 -
Falkirk -2 1 £313 -10.71%
Stirling - 1 £300 -
VoIP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) SLA
3 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (32.00%) SCCM
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) VMware
7 6 (24.00%) WAN
7 6 (24.00%) Apple
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (20.00%) PABX
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (16.00%) Replication
9 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.00%) C
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (16.00%) Skype for Business
9 4 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland

VoIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) WAN
2 5 (20.00%) PABX
3 4 (16.00%) Skype
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (8.00%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (8.00%) Telepresence
4 2 (8.00%) VSAT
5 1 (4.00%) DWDM
5 1 (4.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) IPv6
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) OSPF
5 1 (4.00%) SDH
5 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.00%) WLAN
5 1 (4.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Customer Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Customer Support Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) VoIP Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (12.00%) Information Security
3 3 (12.00%) Network Design
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (8.00%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) IT Strategy
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (4.00%) Process Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) QMS
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CCNA
2 3 (12.00%) CCNP
2 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
3 2 (8.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
4 1 (4.00%) CISA
4 1 (4.00%) CISM
4 1 (4.00%) CRISC
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) SLA
2 4 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (8.00%) QA
4 1 (4.00%) COBIT
4 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.00%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) Apple
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper