Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 232 219
Rank change year-on-year -45 -13 -32
Contract jobs citing VoIP 106 132 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.82% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.13% 4.80% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 78 116
South East median daily rate £375 £385 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +6.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £135 £247 £175
90th Percentile £545 £475 £487
England median daily rate £338 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 10
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -41.18% +119.35%
10th Percentile £20.50 £17.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £118.75 £47.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% -22.00% +21.95%

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 2,565 2,749 3,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.07% 16.98% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,348 1,518 2,109
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 177 213
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £48.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +4 54 £401 +0.13% 18
Berkshire -5 38 £423 +5.63% 7
Surrey -16 24 £256 -33.44% 7
Hampshire -42 17 £250 -35.06% 11
Oxfordshire +12 15 £375 +108.33% 4
West Sussex +2 7 £525 +32.91% 1
Kent +14 2 £201 -26.08% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - - 7
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South East region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 47 (44.34%) Cisco
2 30 (28.30%) Windows
3 29 (27.36%) WAN
3 29 (27.36%) Telecoms
4 28 (26.42%) Active Directory
4 28 (26.42%) LAN
5 26 (24.53%) Microsoft
6 25 (23.58%) ITIL
7 22 (20.75%) Unified Communications
8 21 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (18.87%) Project Management
9 20 (18.87%) Firewall
10 19 (17.92%) VPN
11 18 (16.98%) IP Telephony
12 17 (16.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (16.04%) VMware
12 17 (16.04%) CCNA
12 17 (16.04%) MPLS
13 15 (14.15%) CCNP
13 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (13.21%) WFM
14 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (13.21%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (12.26%) Windows Server
15 13 (12.26%) Ethernet
15 13 (12.26%) Wireless
16 12 (11.32%) Internet
16 12 (11.32%) Avaya
16 12 (11.32%) Windows 7
17 11 (10.38%) DHCP

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 5 (4.72%) IIS
1 5 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.83%) Apache
2 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.83%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.89%) CMS
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.49%) Office 365
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.94%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.36%) WAN
2 28 (26.42%) LAN
3 22 (20.75%) Unified Communications
4 20 (18.87%) Firewall
5 19 (17.92%) VPN
6 18 (16.98%) IP Telephony
7 17 (16.04%) MPLS
8 13 (12.26%) Ethernet
8 13 (12.26%) Wireless
9 12 (11.32%) Internet
10 11 (10.38%) DHCP
10 11 (10.38%) IPsec
11 10 (9.43%) DNS
11 10 (9.43%) PBX
12 9 (8.49%) BGP
12 9 (8.49%) OSPF
12 9 (8.49%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (7.55%) Network Security
13 8 (7.55%) PSTN
13 8 (7.55%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.89%) MySQL
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) GCC
1 5 (4.72%) GDB
2 4 (3.77%) JIRA
3 3 (2.83%) Subversion
3 3 (2.83%) Trac
4 1 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 29 (27.36%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.38%) Finance
3 2 (1.89%) Legal
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (17.92%) Project Manager
2 11 (10.38%) Analyst
3 10 (9.43%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.49%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Architect
5 7 (6.60%) IT Support
5 7 (6.60%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Unified Communications Manager
6 6 (5.66%) Consultant
6 6 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Telephony Manager
6 6 (5.66%) Voice Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) IT Technician
7 5 (4.72%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.72%) Telephony Project Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) 802.1X
1 5 (4.72%) STL
2 3 (2.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (0.94%) COM
4 1 (0.94%) SOAP
4 1 (0.94%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) IVR
2 10 (9.43%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (8.49%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.72%) PMI
5 4 (3.77%) CCTV
5 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.83%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.89%) BYOD
7 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.89%) IPTV
7 2 (1.89%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.89%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.89%) User Experience
7 2 (1.89%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.30%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.32%) Windows 7
4 11 (10.38%) Linux
5 8 (7.55%) Android
5 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.77%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.83%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) ITIL
2 20 (18.87%) Project Management
3 17 (16.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (13.21%) WFM
5 10 (9.43%) Service Delivery
6 9 (8.49%) Migration
6 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.60%) Data Management
7 7 (6.60%) High Availability
7 7 (6.60%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.60%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 6 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (5.66%) Risk Management
9 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.72%) Network Architecture
9 5 (4.72%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.72%) Time Management
10 4 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.77%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) SQL
2 5 (4.72%) C++
3 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.04%) CCNA
3 15 (14.15%) CCNP
4 9 (8.49%) Degree
5 8 (7.55%) CCIE
6 7 (6.60%) CCDP
6 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.72%) PMI Certification
7 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.77%) CCENT
8 4 (3.77%) CCIP
8 4 (3.77%) CCSA
8 4 (3.77%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.83%) MCITP
9 3 (2.83%) MCSE
9 3 (2.83%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.89%) CCSP
10 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.60%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.77%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.89%) vSphere
6 1 (0.94%) Firmware
6 1 (0.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (7.55%) SCCM
3 6 (5.66%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (3.77%) Cacti
5 2 (1.89%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.94%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.94%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.94%) SCOM
6 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 47 (44.34%) Cisco
2 26 (24.53%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.04%) VMware
4 12 (11.32%) Avaya
5 10 (9.43%) Juniper
6 9 (8.49%) SolarWinds
7 7 (6.60%) Aruba
7 7 (6.60%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.66%) Citrix
8 6 (5.66%) HP
9 5 (4.72%) Apple
9 5 (4.72%) GENBAND
9 5 (4.72%) Verint
10 4 (3.77%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.77%) Qualys
11 3 (2.83%) Oracle
12 2 (1.89%) BMC
12 2 (1.89%) Civica
12 2 (1.89%) NetApp
12 2 (1.89%) Tandberg