Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 179 233
Rank change year-on-year -43 +54 -39
Contract jobs citing VoIP 154 222 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 1.33% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.27% 7.01% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 132 122
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £135 £214 £220
90th Percentile £545 £488 £489
England median daily rate £345 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -8.00% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 8
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £35.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.66% +86.84% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.50 £17.55 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.17 £41.50 £74.25
England median hourly rate £16.81 £27.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -38.89% +34.15% +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 2922 3169 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.50% 18.93% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1804 1905
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 221 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -39 52 £325 -18.75% 9
Surrey -2 50 £425 +9.68% 2
Hampshire -8 38 £326 -13.00% 5
Berkshire -19 35 £338 -16.92% 2
Oxfordshire +10 12 £325 -10.34% 2
West Sussex -4 10 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire -40 5 £170 -43.33% 5
Middlesex -2 2 £450 -
Kent -18 1 £363 +85.90% 3
Sussex - 1 - -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 South East region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 74 (48.05%) Cisco
2 53 (34.42%) Firewall
3 52 (33.77%) Microsoft
4 45 (29.22%) Windows
4 45 (29.22%) Telecoms
5 44 (28.57%) WAN
6 41 (26.62%) Active Directory
7 37 (24.03%) LAN
7 37 (24.03%) Network Security
8 35 (22.73%) Linux
9 34 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (20.13%) VMware
11 29 (18.83%) VPN
12 26 (16.88%) CCNA
13 25 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (14.94%) CCNP
14 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
14 23 (14.94%) PBX
14 23 (14.94%) ITIL
15 22 (14.29%) PRINCE2
15 22 (14.29%) LTE
16 21 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (13.64%) DNS
17 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
17 20 (12.99%) Project Management
17 20 (12.99%) IPsec
17 20 (12.99%) Finance
17 20 (12.99%) Windows Server
18 19 (12.34%) Data Centre
19 18 (11.69%) F5

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 14 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.19%) SAS
4 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.60%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.30%) Apache
6 2 (1.30%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.39%) Office 365
2 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (34.42%) Firewall
2 44 (28.57%) WAN
3 37 (24.03%) LAN
3 37 (24.03%) Network Security
4 29 (18.83%) VPN
5 23 (14.94%) PBX
5 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
6 22 (14.29%) LTE
7 21 (13.64%) DNS
8 20 (12.99%) IPsec
9 15 (9.74%) IP Telephony
9 15 (9.74%) MPLS
9 15 (9.74%) RTP
9 15 (9.74%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (9.09%) Asterisk PBX
10 14 (9.09%) DHCP
11 13 (8.44%) Ethernet
11 13 (8.44%) GGSN
11 13 (8.44%) SGSN
12 12 (7.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.95%) MS Access
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) GCC
1 10 (6.49%) GDB
1 10 (6.49%) Subversion
1 10 (6.49%) Trac
2 6 (3.90%) JIRA
3 2 (1.30%) FishEye
3 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.30%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 45 (29.22%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.99%) Finance
3 5 (3.25%) Back Office
4 2 (1.30%) French Language
4 2 (1.30%) German Language
4 2 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.78%) Architect
2 22 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 17 (11.04%) Network Engineer
3 17 (11.04%) Telecoms Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (7.79%) Software Engineer
5 12 (7.79%) Technical Architect
6 10 (6.49%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (6.49%) Telecoms Software Engineer
7 9 (5.84%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.84%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.19%) Security Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Consultant
9 6 (3.90%) Security Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (6.49%) STL
2 5 (3.25%) Web Services
3 4 (2.60%) JTAPI
3 4 (2.60%) RFC 2833
3 4 (2.60%) TAPI
4 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.65%) CSS
4 1 (0.65%) CSS3
4 1 (0.65%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) HTML5
4 1 (0.65%) jQuery
4 1 (0.65%) LAMP
4 1 (0.65%) Node.js
4 1 (0.65%) React
4 1 (0.65%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.65%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.34%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.49%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.55%) Clustering
5 6 (3.90%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.90%) IVR
6 5 (3.25%) CESG
6 5 (3.25%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.95%) NHS
8 3 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.30%) FMCG
9 2 (1.30%) PKI
10 1 (0.65%) BBC
10 1 (0.65%) CCTV
10 1 (0.65%) Replication
10 1 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 45 (29.22%) Windows
2 35 (22.73%) Linux
3 20 (12.99%) Windows Server
4 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.49%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.90%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.60%) Android
8 4 (2.60%) Debian
8 4 (2.60%) Fedora
8 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.60%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.30%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.65%) VMS
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.94%) ITIL
2 22 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 20 (12.99%) Project Management
4 14 (9.09%) High Availability
4 14 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 13 (8.44%) Data Management
5 13 (8.44%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 11 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 10 (6.49%) Cross-Platform Development
7 10 (6.49%) OO
7 10 (6.49%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.49%) Service Management
8 9 (5.84%) Change Management
8 9 (5.84%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.84%) Load Balancing
8 9 (5.84%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.84%) Network Design
9 8 (5.19%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.09%) C++
2 10 (6.49%) SQL
3 8 (5.19%) Python
4 6 (3.90%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.25%) C
6 4 (2.60%) Perl
6 4 (2.60%) VB
7 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.95%) C#
7 3 (1.95%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.65%) Java
8 1 (0.65%) Ruby
8 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (16.88%) CCNA
3 23 (14.94%) CCNP
4 21 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (10.39%) MCSE
6 12 (7.79%) Degree
7 11 (7.14%) CCIE
8 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
9 5 (3.25%) PMI Certification
9 5 (3.25%) PMP
9 5 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.30%) MCITP
11 2 (1.30%) MCSA
11 2 (1.30%) MCTS
12 1 (0.65%) CCDA
12 1 (0.65%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.90%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.90%) PMO
3 4 (2.60%) PA-DSS
4 2 (1.30%) SLA
5 1 (0.65%) ECSS
5 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 41 (26.62%) Active Directory
2 25 (16.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.74%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.84%) vSphere
5 7 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
7 1 (0.65%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.60%) Nagios
3 4 (2.60%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.95%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.65%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (48.05%) Cisco
2 52 (33.77%) Microsoft
3 31 (20.13%) VMware
4 18 (11.69%) Citrix
4 18 (11.69%) F5
5 13 (8.44%) Avaya
6 12 (7.79%) SolarWinds
7 11 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 10 (6.49%) HP
9 8 (5.19%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.55%) 3PAR
10 7 (4.55%) Brocade
10 7 (4.55%) Ericsson
10 7 (4.55%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.90%) Meraki
11 6 (3.90%) NetApp
12 4 (2.60%) GENBAND
13 3 (1.95%) MobileIron
13 3 (1.95%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.95%) Veeam