Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 179 223
Rank change year-on-year -79 +44 -51
Contract jobs citing VoIP 119 193 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 1.25% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 6.53% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 99 108
South East median daily rate £350 £384 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.85% +9.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £140 £170 £175
90th Percentile £538 £475 £500
England median daily rate £338 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 8
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £34.25 £34.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.61% -1.79% -12.81%
10th Percentile £10.85 £19.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.70 £75.13
England median hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.78% -6.25% +23.08%

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 2,598 2,955 3,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.51% 19.18% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,336 1,700 2,069
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 187 205
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% -40.08% +9.17%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.80 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.80 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.76 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.09% -14.00% +13.64%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 25 April 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 -45 61 £400 +18.52% 33
Berkshire -26 41 £420 +5.00% 13
Surrey -38 26 £481 +25.00% 8
West Sussex +2 15 £350 -11.39% 1
Oxfordshire -13 15 £153 -8.96% 12
Hampshire -46 6 £384 - 13
Kent +8 5 £130 -32.47% 6
Buckinghamshire -38 5 £140 -47.17% 8
Middlesex -1 2 £538 +43.33%
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 58 (48.74%) Cisco
2 35 (29.41%) Windows
3 33 (27.73%) Telecoms
4 28 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 27 (22.69%) Project Management
5 27 (22.69%) Unified Communications
6 26 (21.85%) WAN
6 26 (21.85%) LAN
7 23 (19.33%) ITIL
7 23 (19.33%) VPN
7 23 (19.33%) Firewall
7 23 (19.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 22 (18.49%) IP Telephony
9 21 (17.65%) VMware
9 21 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (15.97%) CCNA
11 18 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
11 18 (15.13%) Windows Server
12 17 (14.29%) PBX
12 17 (14.29%) WFM
13 16 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (13.45%) Linux
14 15 (12.61%) PRINCE2
14 15 (12.61%) IPsec
14 15 (12.61%) VLAN
15 14 (11.76%) Wireshark
15 14 (11.76%) Citrix
16 13 (10.92%) CCNP

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 7 (5.88%) IIS
1 7 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.04%) Apache
3 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.52%) CMS
4 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) Office 365
2 3 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.84%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.69%) Unified Communications
2 26 (21.85%) LAN
2 26 (21.85%) WAN
3 23 (19.33%) Firewall
3 23 (19.33%) VPN
4 22 (18.49%) IP Telephony
5 17 (14.29%) PBX
6 15 (12.61%) IPsec
6 15 (12.61%) VLAN
7 14 (11.76%) Wireshark
8 13 (10.92%) DHCP
8 13 (10.92%) Wireless
9 12 (10.08%) MPLS
9 12 (10.08%) Network Security
10 11 (9.24%) CTI
10 11 (9.24%) Ethernet
10 11 (9.24%) Internet
11 10 (8.40%) Asterisk PBX
11 10 (8.40%) DNS
11 10 (8.40%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (6.72%) JIRA
2 7 (5.88%) GCC
2 7 (5.88%) GDB
3 6 (5.04%) Subversion
3 6 (5.04%) Trac
4 1 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 33 (27.73%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.24%) Finance
3 3 (2.52%) Legal
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Automotive
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Project Manager
2 13 (10.92%) Architect
3 10 (8.40%) Support Technician
3 10 (8.40%) Unified Communications Manager
4 9 (7.56%) IT Support
5 8 (6.72%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
6 7 (5.88%) Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Mitel Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Mitel VoIP Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) VoIP Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Desktop Support Technician
7 6 (5.04%) Desktop Technician
7 6 (5.04%) IT Support Technician
7 6 (5.04%) IT Technician
7 6 (5.04%) Server Support
7 6 (5.04%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.04%) Telephony Manager
7 6 (5.04%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) STL
2 6 (5.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (4.20%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.36%) JTAPI
4 4 (3.36%) LDAP
4 4 (3.36%) RFC 2833
4 4 (3.36%) TAPI
4 4 (3.36%) Web Services
4 4 (3.36%) XMPP
5 1 (0.84%) .NET
5 1 (0.84%) COM
5 1 (0.84%) SOAP
5 1 (0.84%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) IVR
2 6 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.20%) PMI
4 4 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.36%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.52%) CCTV
5 3 (2.52%) Clustering
5 3 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.84%) CMDB
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.84%) RIA
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (29.41%) Windows
2 18 (15.13%) Windows Server
3 16 (13.45%) Linux
4 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.20%) Android
7 4 (3.36%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (3.36%) Debian
7 4 (3.36%) Fedora
7 4 (3.36%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.68%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.84%) Solaris
9 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) Project Management
2 23 (19.33%) ITIL
3 17 (14.29%) WFM
4 16 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (12.61%) PRINCE2
6 13 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.40%) High Availability
8 9 (7.56%) Migration
8 9 (7.56%) Service Delivery
9 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Transformation
10 7 (5.88%) ITIL V3
10 7 (5.88%) Presales
10 7 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.04%) Commercial Awareness
11 6 (5.04%) Cross-Platform Development
11 6 (5.04%) Incident Management
11 6 (5.04%) OO
11 6 (5.04%) Risk Management
11 6 (5.04%) Virtual Environments
12 5 (4.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.88%) C++
2 4 (3.36%) SQL
3 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (15.97%) CCNA
3 13 (10.92%) CCNP
3 13 (10.92%) Degree
4 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.72%) CCIE
6 7 (5.88%) PMI Certification
7 6 (5.04%) MCSE
7 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (4.20%) CCDP
8 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (3.36%) CCENT
9 4 (3.36%) CCSA
9 4 (3.36%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.52%) CCIP
10 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.68%) MCTS
11 2 (1.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.36%) PA-DSS
4 3 (2.52%) SLA
5 2 (1.68%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.92%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.36%) VirtualBox
4 4 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.36%) vSphere
5 3 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.84%) Firmware
6 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (19.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (8.40%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.36%) Cacti
3 4 (3.36%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.52%) SCCM
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.84%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 58 (48.74%) Cisco
2 28 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 21 (17.65%) VMware
4 14 (11.76%) Citrix
5 12 (10.08%) Avaya
6 9 (7.56%) Juniper
7 8 (6.72%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.72%) HP
8 7 (5.88%) Mitel
8 7 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.04%) Aruba
10 5 (4.20%) Verint
11 4 (3.36%) Apple
11 4 (3.36%) NetApp
11 4 (3.36%) Qualys
11 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.52%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.52%) MobileIron
13 2 (1.68%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.68%) Tandberg