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 3 months to 22 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)
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 189 167
Rank change year-on-year -1 -22  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 60 82 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.91% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 4.58% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 53
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £210 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £331
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Median hourly rate £21.13 £32.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +109.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.50 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.43% +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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1336 1791 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.20% 19.85% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 990 901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 124 115
Median hourly rate £22.38 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.88% +28.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire +4 25 £388 +3.33% 6
Berkshire +3 15 £625 +85.18% 8
West Sussex +18 7 £395 +17.03% 1
Surrey +5 7 £381 +5.90% 5
Oxfordshire -9 3 £135 -50.90% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 2 - - 2
Kent - 1 £180 - 1
VoIP
England

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

1 94 (65.28%) Cisco
2 56 (38.89%) Firewall
3 53 (36.81%) WAN
3 53 (36.81%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (31.94%) Telecoms
5 37 (25.69%) CCNP
6 36 (25.00%) LAN
7 31 (21.53%) Data Centre
8 29 (20.14%) CCNA
9 26 (18.06%) VPN
9 26 (18.06%) Linux
9 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
10 25 (17.36%) LTE
11 24 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
11 24 (16.67%) Network Security
11 24 (16.67%) MPLS
12 22 (15.28%) CheckPoint
12 22 (15.28%) ITIL
12 22 (15.28%) SC Cleared
12 22 (15.28%) F5
13 21 (14.58%) Wireless
14 18 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 17 (11.81%) Ethernet
15 17 (11.81%) CCIE
15 17 (11.81%) PBX
15 17 (11.81%) Windows
15 17 (11.81%) Unified Communications
16 16 (11.11%) Active Directory
16 16 (11.11%) Network Design
17 15 (10.42%) Migration

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 9 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 9 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.86%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.08%) Apache
3 3 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (38.89%) Firewall
2 53 (36.81%) WAN
3 36 (25.00%) LAN
4 26 (18.06%) VPN
5 25 (17.36%) LTE
6 24 (16.67%) MPLS
6 24 (16.67%) Network Security
7 21 (14.58%) Wireless
8 17 (11.81%) Ethernet
8 17 (11.81%) PBX
8 17 (11.81%) Unified Communications
9 15 (10.42%) DNS
10 14 (9.72%) BGP
10 14 (9.72%) Diameter Protocol
11 13 (9.03%) Asterisk PBX
11 13 (9.03%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (9.03%) GSM
11 13 (9.03%) RANAP
11 13 (9.03%) RTP
11 13 (9.03%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.08%) MS Access
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) GCC
1 13 (9.03%) GDB
1 13 (9.03%) Subversion
1 13 (9.03%) Trac
2 2 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 46 (31.94%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.94%) Finance
3 7 (4.86%) Banking
4 4 (2.78%) Back Office
5 2 (1.39%) German Language
5 2 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) French Language
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 15 (10.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (9.03%) C++ Software Engineer
3 13 (9.03%) Project Manager
3 13 (9.03%) Software Engineer
4 11 (7.64%) Analyst
4 11 (7.64%) Architect
5 10 (6.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Consultant
6 9 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 8 (5.56%) Lead Architect
8 7 (4.86%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (4.86%) Network Consultant
8 7 (4.86%) NOC Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Telecoms Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Network Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (9.03%) STL
2 8 (5.56%) XML
3 3 (2.08%) Web Services
4 2 (1.39%) .NET
4 2 (1.39%) WAP
5 1 (0.69%) REST
5 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.53%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.42%) IVR
3 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.86%) BBC
4 7 (4.86%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.47%) CESG
5 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.47%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.78%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.08%) CCTV
8 2 (1.39%) EPoS
8 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.69%) Clustering
9 1 (0.69%) CMDB
9 1 (0.69%) e-Health
9 1 (0.69%) IPTV
9 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.69%) NHS
9 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.06%) Linux
2 17 (11.81%) Windows
3 13 (9.03%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.64%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.08%) Unix
8 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.28%) ITIL
2 16 (11.11%) Network Design
3 15 (10.42%) Migration
4 13 (9.03%) Cross-Platform Development
4 13 (9.03%) Multithreading
4 13 (9.03%) OO
4 13 (9.03%) Software Engineering
5 12 (8.33%) High Availability
6 10 (6.94%) Project Management
7 9 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.56%) Workflow
9 7 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.86%) Network Management
9 7 (4.86%) Open Source
10 6 (4.17%) WFM
11 5 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.47%) Validation
12 4 (2.78%) Product Management
12 4 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.72%) C++
2 10 (6.94%) VBScript
3 8 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.08%) SQL
5 2 (1.39%) C
5 2 (1.39%) Python
6 1 (0.69%) Java
6 1 (0.69%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (36.81%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (25.69%) CCNP
3 29 (20.14%) CCNA
4 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
5 22 (15.28%) SC Cleared
6 17 (11.81%) CCIE
7 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (6.25%) MCITP
9 8 (5.56%) MCSA
10 7 (4.86%) CCDP
10 7 (4.86%) Degree
11 4 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (2.78%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.78%) PMP
12 3 (2.08%) MCSE
13 2 (1.39%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.39%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.39%) Master's Degree
13 2 (1.39%) MCTS
13 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) PMO
1 5 (3.47%) SLA
2 4 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (10.42%) Cisco UCCE
3 11 (7.64%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (2.08%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.08%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.39%) Nagios
5 2 (1.39%) Netcool
5 2 (1.39%) SCOM
6 1 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.69%) SCCM
6 1 (0.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 94 (65.28%) Cisco
2 22 (15.28%) CheckPoint
2 22 (15.28%) F5
3 18 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 13 (9.03%) Avaya
4 13 (9.03%) VMware
5 12 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 12 (8.33%) Juniper
5 12 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 12 (8.33%) Remedy
6 8 (5.56%) NetApp
7 7 (4.86%) Rackspace
7 7 (4.86%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.86%) Riverbed
7 7 (4.86%) Virgin Media
8 6 (4.17%) Brocade
9 5 (3.47%) HP
9 5 (3.47%) Verint
10 4 (2.78%) Aastra
10 4 (2.78%) Apple
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