Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 228 169
Rank change year-on-year -13 -59 +49
Contract jobs citing VoIP 143 147 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 0.88% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.12% 5.06% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 89 132
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £140 £130 £195
90th Percentile £588 £535 £488
England median daily rate £350 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +1.45% -8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 29
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -51.22% +164.52%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.50 £17.20
90th Percentile £40.50 £46.17 £41.50
England median hourly rate £20.32 £16.81 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.93% -38.89% +34.15%

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 2,794 2,908 3,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.44% 17.36% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,576 1,767
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.50% +1.33%
10th Percentile £208 £171 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 151 193
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.82% -32.00% +0.50%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.88 £11.55
90th Percentile £47.76 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +7.48%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +8 53 £375 +20.00% 23
Berkshire -2 37 £375 +11.11% 11
Hampshire -17 36 £343 +5.38% 13
West Sussex -8 20 £413 +17.86% 5
Surrey -49 20 £145 -67.78% 7
Oxfordshire +12 15 £260 +2.97% 4
East Sussex - 14 £450 - 4
Buckinghamshire +18 1 - - 8
Kent +1 1 - - 4
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 82 (57.34%) Cisco
2 62 (43.36%) WAN
2 62 (43.36%) LAN
3 57 (39.86%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (38.46%) Firewall
5 42 (29.37%) ITIL
6 40 (27.97%) VPN
6 40 (27.97%) MPLS
7 37 (25.87%) Microsoft
8 36 (25.17%) Windows
9 35 (24.48%) Active Directory
10 34 (23.78%) CCNP
11 32 (22.38%) TCP/IP
12 31 (21.68%) CCNA
12 31 (21.68%) Wireless
13 30 (20.98%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (20.28%) VMware
15 28 (19.58%) OSPF
15 28 (19.58%) Data Centre
16 27 (18.88%) BGP
17 26 (18.18%) CheckPoint
18 24 (16.78%) Telecoms
18 24 (16.78%) SolarWinds
19 23 (16.08%) DNS
20 22 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (15.38%) IPsec
21 19 (13.29%) iSCSI
21 19 (13.29%) Network Monitoring
22 18 (12.59%) Network Security
22 18 (12.59%) Network Design

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 (6.99%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.50%) IIS
3 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.10%) CMS
5 2 (1.40%) Apache
5 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.40%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.89%) Office 365
2 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.40%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 62 (43.36%) LAN
1 62 (43.36%) WAN
2 55 (38.46%) Firewall
3 40 (27.97%) MPLS
3 40 (27.97%) VPN
4 32 (22.38%) TCP/IP
5 31 (21.68%) Wireless
6 30 (20.98%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (19.58%) OSPF
8 27 (18.88%) BGP
9 23 (16.08%) DNS
10 22 (15.38%) IPsec
11 19 (13.29%) iSCSI
12 18 (12.59%) Network Security
13 17 (11.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (11.89%) DHCP
13 17 (11.89%) EIGRP
14 13 (9.09%) SAN
15 12 (8.39%) FCoE
16 10 (6.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.40%) MySQL
3 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.10%) GCC
1 3 (2.10%) GDB
1 3 (2.10%) JIRA
2 2 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 24 (16.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.20%) Banking
2 6 (4.20%) Finance
3 4 (2.80%) Billing
3 4 (2.80%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (2.10%) Retail
5 2 (1.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Military
6 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.99%) Consultant
3 14 (9.79%) Analyst
4 12 (8.39%) Network Consultant
5 10 (6.99%) IT Engineer
5 10 (6.99%) IT Support
6 9 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.29%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.59%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.59%) Systems Integrator
8 7 (4.90%) IT Analyst
8 7 (4.90%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.20%) Implementation Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.20%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Architect
10 5 (3.50%) Network Support
10 5 (3.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) STL
1 3 (2.10%) VXML
2 2 (1.40%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.40%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) COM
3 1 (0.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.58%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.19%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.29%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.20%) BBC
7 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.80%) IVR
9 3 (2.10%) CCTV
9 3 (2.10%) IPTV
9 3 (2.10%) Video on Demand
10 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.40%) RIA
11 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.70%) BYOD
11 1 (0.70%) CMDB
11 1 (0.70%) iPhone
11 1 (0.70%) NHS
11 1 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (25.17%) Windows
2 16 (11.19%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.29%) Linux
3 9 (6.29%) Windows 10
3 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.90%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.80%) Android
6 4 (2.80%) Unix
7 3 (2.10%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.37%) ITIL
2 19 (13.29%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (12.59%) Network Design
4 14 (9.79%) Load Balancing
5 10 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (6.99%) Network Architecture
5 10 (6.99%) Network Management
5 10 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (6.29%) Change Management
6 9 (6.29%) Project Management
7 7 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (4.90%) High Availability
7 7 (4.90%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.90%) Migration
8 6 (4.20%) Business Transformation
8 6 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.50%) Asset Management
9 5 (3.50%) BCP
9 5 (3.50%) DevOps
9 5 (3.50%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (2.80%) C
3 3 (2.10%) C++
4 2 (1.40%) PHP
5 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (39.86%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (23.78%) CCNP
3 31 (21.68%) CCNA
4 22 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (11.19%) Degree
6 15 (10.49%) CCIE
7 14 (9.79%) MCSE
8 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 10 (6.99%) SC Cleared
10 8 (5.59%) MCSA
10 8 (5.59%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (4.90%) CCDP
11 7 (4.90%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.50%) A+ Certification
13 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (2.80%) MCITP
13 4 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.40%) CCENT
14 2 (1.40%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.40%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) QA
2 6 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.20%) SLA
3 4 (2.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.70%) GPG13
System Software
1 35 (24.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.40%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.90%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (4.90%) SCCM
3 5 (3.50%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (2.80%) SCOM
5 3 (2.10%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (2.10%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.40%) Cacti
6 2 (1.40%) Nagios
6 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.40%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 82 (57.34%) Cisco
2 37 (25.87%) Microsoft
3 29 (20.28%) VMware
4 26 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 24 (16.78%) SolarWinds
6 16 (11.19%) Citrix
7 13 (9.09%) Avaya
8 12 (8.39%) Juniper
9 9 (6.29%) F5
9 9 (6.29%) Mitel
9 9 (6.29%) Oracle
9 9 (6.29%) Palo Alto
9 9 (6.29%) Riverbed
10 8 (5.59%) Forcepoint
10 8 (5.59%) NetApp
11 6 (4.20%) HP
11 6 (4.20%) Rackspace
11 6 (4.20%) Virgin Media
12 5 (3.50%) Meraki
13 4 (2.80%) Dell Compellent