Period
to 18 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 229 161
Rank change year-on-year -18 -68 +53
Contract jobs citing VoIP 139 148 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.89% 0.89% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.46% 5.44% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 77 109
South East median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £181 £137 £191
90th Percentile £523 £513 £478
England median daily rate £370 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +13.85% -13.33% -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 24
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £24.13 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.53% -12.27% -25.68%
10th Percentile £29.38 £11.45 £19.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.12 £41.50
England median hourly rate £22.04 £21.00 £23.43
% change year-on-year +4.96% -10.35% +20.13%

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 2,547 2,721 3,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.28% 16.36% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,386 1,411 1,737
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £219 £161 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £424 £413
% change year-on-year +0.24% +2.79% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 147 202
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -8.13% -42.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.86 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.90 £49.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% -10.42%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +13 56 £375 +7.14% 27
West Sussex +15 40 £400 +14.29% 9
Berkshire -13 36 £400 -4.76% 15
Hampshire -16 20 £365 +151.72% 15
Oxfordshire +22 12 £375 +134.38% 5
Surrey -29 12 £358 -24.74% 6
East Sussex 0 11 £450 +38.46% 3
Buckinghamshire +32 8 £185 -20.43% 7
Kent +9 1 £250 +92.31% 10
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 90 (64.75%) Cisco
2 70 (50.36%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (43.88%) LAN
3 61 (43.88%) Firewall
4 60 (43.17%) WAN
5 54 (38.85%) VPN
6 52 (37.41%) CCNP
7 45 (32.37%) TCP/IP
8 42 (30.22%) Wireless
9 41 (29.50%) CheckPoint
9 41 (29.50%) Data Centre
10 40 (28.78%) BGP
10 40 (28.78%) Microsoft
11 39 (28.06%) Citrix
11 39 (28.06%) OSPF
11 39 (28.06%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (25.18%) SolarWinds
12 35 (25.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (25.18%) iSCSI
13 34 (24.46%) Load Balancing
13 34 (24.46%) IPsec
13 34 (24.46%) Active Directory
14 32 (23.02%) SAN
14 32 (23.02%) MPLS
15 29 (20.86%) CCNA
15 29 (20.86%) Network Monitoring
16 28 (20.14%) FCoE
16 28 (20.14%) Windows
17 26 (18.71%) ITIL
18 25 (17.99%) VRRP

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 (10.07%) Skype for Business
2 12 (8.63%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.19%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.16%) CMS
4 3 (2.16%) IIS
5 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.63%) Office 365
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.16%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.44%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 61 (43.88%) Firewall
1 61 (43.88%) LAN
2 60 (43.17%) WAN
3 54 (38.85%) VPN
4 45 (32.37%) TCP/IP
5 42 (30.22%) Wireless
6 40 (28.78%) BGP
7 39 (28.06%) Cisco ASA
7 39 (28.06%) OSPF
8 35 (25.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (25.18%) iSCSI
9 34 (24.46%) IPsec
10 32 (23.02%) MPLS
10 32 (23.02%) SAN
11 28 (20.14%) FCoE
12 25 (17.99%) HSRP
12 25 (17.99%) Multicast
12 25 (17.99%) VRRP
13 23 (16.55%) NAS
14 18 (12.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) JIRA
1 2 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.72%) GCC
2 1 (0.72%) GDB
2 1 (0.72%) Hudson
General
1 23 (16.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.32%) Banking
3 4 (2.88%) Billing
3 4 (2.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.16%) Advertising
4 3 (2.16%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (33.81%) Network Engineer
2 24 (17.27%) Consultant
3 13 (9.35%) Analyst
4 12 (8.63%) Network Consultant
5 10 (7.19%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.76%) IT Support
7 8 (5.76%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) IT Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (3.60%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.88%) IT Consultant
11 4 (2.88%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.32%) VXML
2 2 (1.44%) Web Services
3 1 (0.72%) COM
3 1 (0.72%) LDAP
3 1 (0.72%) STL
3 1 (0.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.35%) IVR
4 11 (7.91%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (7.91%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (4.32%) BBC
6 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.16%) RIA
8 2 (1.44%) BYOD
8 2 (1.44%) CESG
8 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.44%) Clustering
8 2 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.44%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.44%) NHS
8 2 (1.44%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.72%) iPhone
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.14%) Windows
2 12 (8.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.04%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.60%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.88%) Linux
6 4 (2.88%) Unix
7 2 (1.44%) Android
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.46%) Load Balancing
2 29 (20.86%) Network Monitoring
3 26 (18.71%) ITIL
4 17 (12.23%) Mentoring
5 15 (10.79%) Change Control
6 14 (10.07%) Network Optimisation
7 13 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (8.63%) Network Design
9 11 (7.91%) High Availability
10 9 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (5.76%) Network Management
11 8 (5.76%) WFM
12 7 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (4.32%) Asset Management
13 6 (4.32%) IT Strategy
13 6 (4.32%) Network Architecture
13 6 (4.32%) Project Management
14 5 (3.60%) Migration
14 5 (3.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.91%) SQL
2 3 (2.16%) C
3 1 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 70 (50.36%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (37.41%) CCNP
3 29 (20.86%) CCNA
4 18 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (11.51%) CCIE
5 16 (11.51%) MCSE
6 13 (9.35%) Degree
7 7 (5.04%) CCDP
7 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.32%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.16%) MCSA
11 2 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.44%) MCITP
11 2 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.44%) VCP6
11 2 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.72%) CCDA
12 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.60%) SLA
3 4 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.16%) GDPR
5 2 (1.44%) QA
6 1 (0.72%) GPG13
6 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (24.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.32%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.16%) vSphere
5 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (11.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (10.07%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (7.19%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (5.04%) SCCM
5 5 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (2.16%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (2.16%) SCOM
6 3 (2.16%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.16%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.44%) Nagios
7 2 (1.44%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.44%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 90 (64.75%) Cisco
2 41 (29.50%) CheckPoint
3 40 (28.78%) Microsoft
4 39 (28.06%) Citrix
5 35 (25.18%) SolarWinds
6 24 (17.27%) NetApp
6 24 (17.27%) VMware
7 15 (10.79%) Avaya
8 13 (9.35%) F5
9 10 (7.19%) Juniper
10 9 (6.47%) Riverbed
11 6 (4.32%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.32%) Rackspace
11 6 (4.32%) Sonus
11 6 (4.32%) Virgin Media
12 5 (3.60%) Meraki
13 4 (2.88%) Acme Packet
13 4 (2.88%) Dell
13 4 (2.88%) Dell Compellent
13 4 (2.88%) HP