Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 146 239
Rank change year-on-year -93 +93 -54
Contract jobs citing VoIP 141 239 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 1.57% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 8.03% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 130 104
South East median daily rate £350 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £183 £213
90th Percentile £570 £488 £500
England median daily rate £325 £375 £369
% change year-on-year -13.33% +1.69% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 5
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £41.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.41% +25.19% +64.49%
10th Percentile £10.93 £19.70 £14.50
90th Percentile £57.56 £41.50 £103.50
England median hourly rate £16.41 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -38.09% +29.27% +2.50%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,832 2,976 3,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.44% 19.51% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,519 1,740 1,813
South East median daily rate £398 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £161 £230 £228
90th Percentile £563 £550 £519
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 197 215
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -30.77% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.33 £12.10
90th Percentile £44.50 £48.75 £52.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.61%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VoIP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in the South East

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in the South East

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in the South East

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in the South East

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VoIP in the South East

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley -67 53 £300 -19.68% 18
Surrey -26 43 £475 +23.38% 9
Berkshire -47 30 £351 -12.25% 5
Hampshire -20 19 £135 -60.29% 9
Oxfordshire +6 17 £140 -47.17% 3
West Sussex -1 16 £350 -6.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -47 6 £170 -35.85% 10
Middlesex -5 4 £538 +19.44%
Kent -20 3 £130 -33.33% 9
Sussex - 1 - -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 63 (44.68%) Cisco
2 51 (36.17%) Windows
3 50 (35.46%) Microsoft
4 47 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 44 (31.21%) Firewall
6 34 (24.11%) VMware
7 33 (23.40%) Network Security
8 32 (22.70%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (21.99%) Telecoms
10 30 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (19.15%) LAN
12 26 (18.44%) VPN
13 25 (17.73%) WAN
13 25 (17.73%) TCP/IP
13 25 (17.73%) CCNA
13 25 (17.73%) Windows Server
14 24 (17.02%) Linux
15 23 (16.31%) ITIL
16 22 (15.60%) CCNP
16 22 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (14.18%) PBX
17 20 (14.18%) DNS
17 20 (14.18%) Hyper-V
18 19 (13.48%) DHCP
18 19 (13.48%) Citrix
18 19 (13.48%) Finance
18 19 (13.48%) IP Telephony
19 18 (12.77%) Wireshark
19 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
19 18 (12.77%) Office 365

VoIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (5.67%) SAS
3 8 (5.67%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.26%) Apache
4 6 (4.26%) IIS
5 4 (2.84%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.77%) Office 365
2 12 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (31.21%) Firewall
2 33 (23.40%) Network Security
3 27 (19.15%) LAN
4 26 (18.44%) VPN
5 25 (17.73%) TCP/IP
5 25 (17.73%) WAN
6 20 (14.18%) DNS
6 20 (14.18%) PBX
7 19 (13.48%) DHCP
7 19 (13.48%) IP Telephony
8 18 (12.77%) Wireshark
9 15 (10.64%) Wireless
10 14 (9.93%) HTTP
10 14 (9.93%) IPsec
11 13 (9.22%) Unified Communications
12 12 (8.51%) Asterisk PBX
12 12 (8.51%) RTP
13 11 (7.80%) GGSN
13 11 (7.80%) SGSN
13 11 (7.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (5.67%) GCC
1 8 (5.67%) GDB
1 8 (5.67%) Subversion
1 8 (5.67%) Trac
2 6 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (1.42%) FishEye
3 2 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.42%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (21.99%) Telecoms
2 19 (13.48%) Finance
3 3 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Automotive
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) French Language
4 1 (0.71%) German Language
4 1 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (20.57%) Architect
2 16 (11.35%) Project Manager
3 14 (9.93%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (9.22%) Technical Architect
5 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Telecoms Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Security Architect
7 9 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.38%) Support Technician
8 8 (5.67%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) IT Support
8 8 (5.67%) Network Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Telecoms Software Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Active Directory Support
9 7 (4.96%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.96%) Mitel Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Mitel VoIP Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (5.67%) STL
2 5 (3.55%) Web Services
3 4 (2.84%) JTAPI
3 4 (2.84%) LDAP
3 4 (2.84%) RFC 2833
3 4 (2.84%) TAPI
4 2 (1.42%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Public Cloud
2 9 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.67%) Clustering
4 6 (4.26%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.55%) IVR
5 5 (3.55%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.42%) CCTV
7 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.42%) FMCG
7 2 (1.42%) PKI
7 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.71%) CMDB
8 1 (0.71%) NHS
8 1 (0.71%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.17%) Windows
2 25 (17.73%) Windows Server
3 24 (17.02%) Linux
4 17 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.09%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.96%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.84%) Android
8 4 (2.84%) Debian
8 4 (2.84%) Fedora
8 4 (2.84%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.42%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.71%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.71%) VMS
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.31%) ITIL
2 17 (12.06%) TOGAF
3 15 (10.64%) PRINCE2
4 14 (9.93%) Data Management
5 12 (8.51%) Incident Management
5 12 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (7.80%) Change Management
7 10 (7.09%) High Availability
7 10 (7.09%) Project Management
7 10 (7.09%) Service Delivery
7 10 (7.09%) Service Management
8 9 (6.38%) Configuration Management
8 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.38%) Software Engineering
9 8 (5.67%) Cross-Platform Development
9 8 (5.67%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.67%) Multithreading
9 8 (5.67%) Network Architecture
9 8 (5.67%) OO
10 7 (4.96%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.80%) C++
2 10 (7.09%) SQL
3 6 (4.26%) Python
4 4 (2.84%) C
4 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.84%) VB
5 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.13%) Perl
6 2 (1.42%) C#
6 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.71%) Java
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (22.70%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (17.73%) CCNA
3 22 (15.60%) CCNP
3 22 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (12.06%) MCSE
5 13 (9.22%) CCIE
6 11 (7.80%) Degree
7 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.13%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.13%) PMP
10 2 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.42%) MCSA
10 2 (1.42%) MCTS
11 1 (0.71%) CCENT
11 1 (0.71%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.84%) PA-DSS
2 4 (2.84%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.84%) SLA
3 3 (2.13%) PMO
4 1 (0.71%) ECSS
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 47 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 30 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.18%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.09%) vSphere
5 8 (5.67%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.71%) zsh
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.84%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (2.84%) Nagios
3 4 (2.84%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.42%) SCCM
5 1 (0.71%) Cacti
5 1 (0.71%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (44.68%) Cisco
2 50 (35.46%) Microsoft
3 34 (24.11%) VMware
4 19 (13.48%) Citrix
5 12 (8.51%) Avaya
5 12 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 11 (7.80%) HP
6 11 (7.80%) SolarWinds
7 10 (7.09%) F5
8 8 (5.67%) 3PAR
9 7 (4.96%) Mitel
10 6 (4.26%) NetApp
11 5 (3.55%) Juniper
11 5 (3.55%) Meraki
12 4 (2.84%) Ericsson
12 4 (2.84%) GENBAND
12 4 (2.84%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.13%) Apple
13 3 (2.13%) Huawei
13 3 (2.13%) MobileIron