Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 232 195
Rank change year-on-year -21 -37 +18
Contract jobs citing VoIP 127 138 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.85% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.80% 4.89% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 87 120
South East median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% - -
10th Percentile £135 £138 £224
90th Percentile £525 £575 £488
England median daily rate £350 £353 £375
% change year-on-year -0.85% -5.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 24
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £24.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% -28.68% +119.35%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.50 £14.99
90th Percentile £128.25 £58.75 £41.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.81 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.01% -32.78% +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 2,646 2,824 3,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.08% 17.36% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,391 1,557 1,794
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 154 220
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -26.98% +9.56%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.12 £46.12 £48.53
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +19 53 £375 +25.00% 18
Berkshire +5 35 £401 +25.65% 4
Hampshire -32 34 £250 -28.57% 14
Surrey -43 24 £145 -65.88% 5
Oxfordshire +16 18 £260 +2.97% 7
West Sussex -3 13 £413 +10.00% 8
East Sussex - 3 £600 - 3
Kent +1 1 - - 5
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 63 (49.61%) Cisco
2 49 (38.58%) WAN
3 43 (33.86%) LAN
4 39 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (29.92%) Firewall
6 37 (29.13%) Windows
6 37 (29.13%) Active Directory
7 35 (27.56%) Microsoft
8 34 (26.77%) ITIL
9 32 (25.20%) MPLS
10 28 (22.05%) Telecoms
11 26 (20.47%) CCNA
12 25 (19.69%) VPN
12 25 (19.69%) Data Centre
13 23 (18.11%) CCNP
13 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (15.75%) DNS
15 19 (14.96%) VMware
15 19 (14.96%) Video Conferencing
16 18 (14.17%) DHCP
17 17 (13.39%) Network Design
17 17 (13.39%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (13.39%) Office 365
18 16 (12.60%) Wireless
19 15 (11.81%) CheckPoint
19 15 (11.81%) CCIE
20 14 (11.02%) TCP/IP
20 14 (11.02%) Avaya
21 13 (10.24%) Juniper
21 13 (10.24%) OSPF

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 10 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.51%) IIS
2 7 (5.51%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.36%) CMS
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.57%) Apache
5 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.39%) Office 365
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 49 (38.58%) WAN
2 43 (33.86%) LAN
3 38 (29.92%) Firewall
4 32 (25.20%) MPLS
5 25 (19.69%) VPN
6 20 (15.75%) DNS
7 18 (14.17%) DHCP
8 17 (13.39%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (12.60%) Wireless
10 14 (11.02%) TCP/IP
11 13 (10.24%) OSPF
12 12 (9.45%) EIGRP
12 12 (9.45%) Network Security
13 11 (8.66%) BGP
13 11 (8.66%) PBX
14 10 (7.87%) VLAN
15 9 (7.09%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (7.09%) IPsec
16 8 (6.30%) Internet
17 7 (5.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.57%) MySQL
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) GCC
1 4 (3.15%) GDB
2 3 (2.36%) JIRA
3 2 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 28 (22.05%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.30%) Finance
3 6 (4.72%) Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Military
6 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (25.20%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.60%) Analyst
3 13 (10.24%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Desktop Support
4 12 (9.45%) IT Support
5 11 (8.66%) Consultant
5 11 (8.66%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) Systems Integrator
7 7 (5.51%) IT Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Implementation Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Network Support
8 6 (4.72%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Architect
9 5 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) STL
2 2 (1.57%) .NET
2 2 (1.57%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.79%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.69%) Data Centre
2 19 (14.96%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.51%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.72%) BBC
4 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.36%) CCTV
6 3 (2.36%) IPTV
6 3 (2.36%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.57%) BYOD
7 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.57%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.79%) CMDB
8 1 (0.79%) iPhone
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.13%) Windows
2 13 (10.24%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.66%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.09%) Windows 10
5 8 (6.30%) Android
5 8 (6.30%) Linux
6 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.36%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (2.36%) Unix
8 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) ITIL
2 17 (13.39%) Network Design
3 11 (8.66%) Change Management
3 11 (8.66%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (7.87%) Migration
4 10 (7.87%) Network Architecture
5 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (6.30%) Project Management
7 7 (5.51%) Asset Management
7 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.51%) Network Management
7 7 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.72%) Business Transformation
8 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.72%) Data Management
8 6 (4.72%) High Availability
8 6 (4.72%) Time Management
9 5 (3.94%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.09%) SQL
2 4 (3.15%) C++
3 2 (1.57%) C
3 2 (1.57%) PHP
3 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.47%) CCNA
3 23 (18.11%) CCNP
3 23 (18.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (11.81%) CCIE
5 13 (10.24%) MCSE
6 12 (9.45%) Degree
7 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
8 9 (7.09%) CCDP
9 8 (6.30%) MCSA
9 8 (6.30%) Network+ Certification
9 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
10 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.72%) MCITP
11 5 (3.94%) A+ Certification
12 4 (3.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.57%) CCSP
14 2 (1.57%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) SLA
2 6 (4.72%) QA
3 2 (1.57%) GDPR
3 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.79%) GPG13
System Software
1 37 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.57%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) SCCM
2 9 (7.09%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.15%) SCOM
4 3 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.36%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.57%) Cacti
5 2 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.57%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.57%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.57%) PaperCut
6 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (49.61%) Cisco
2 35 (27.56%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.96%) VMware
4 15 (11.81%) CheckPoint
5 14 (11.02%) Avaya
6 13 (10.24%) Juniper
6 13 (10.24%) SolarWinds
7 10 (7.87%) F5
8 9 (7.09%) Mitel
8 9 (7.09%) Oracle
9 8 (6.30%) Forcepoint
9 8 (6.30%) Riverbed
10 6 (4.72%) HP
10 6 (4.72%) Palo Alto
10 6 (4.72%) Rackspace
10 6 (4.72%) Virgin Media
11 5 (3.94%) Citrix
11 5 (3.94%) GENBAND
12 4 (3.15%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (3.15%) Meraki