Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 214 259
Rank change year-on-year +85 +45 -22
Contract jobs citing VoIP 31 137 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.99% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.43% 5.58% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 71 73
Median daily rate £310 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% -12.16% -1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £143 £141
90th Percentile £462 £610 £545
England median daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -1.54% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £24.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.43% - -21.35%
10th Percentile £18.38 £15.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £30.93 £26.10 £128.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +19.01%

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 700 2,453 2,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.29% 17.79% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 1,367 1,430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £210 £201 £212
90th Percentile £575 £571 £575
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 144 118
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +68.42% +33.80%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.58 £12.74
90th Percentile £59.03 £82.50 £50.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year +27.27% +41.86% +3.66%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VoIP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VoIP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for VoIP in the South East

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VoIP in the South East over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VoIP in the South East

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VoIP in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for VoIP in the South East

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VoIP in the South East over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 +83 16 £350 +14.29% 6
Berkshire +80 11 £200 -38.46% 1
Hampshire +42 8 £315 -3.08% 2
Surrey +71 5 £200 -61.90% 2
Buckinghamshire +43 4 £400 +153.97%
West Sussex +41 2 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire +28 1 - - 5
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 19 (61.29%) Cisco
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
3 13 (41.94%) WAN
4 12 (38.71%) MPLS
5 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (32.26%) DNS
6 10 (32.26%) LAN
6 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
7 9 (29.03%) CCNP
8 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
8 8 (25.81%) BGP
8 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (22.58%) VPN
9 7 (22.58%) Juniper
9 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
10 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
10 6 (19.35%) SNMP
11 5 (16.13%) DSL
11 5 (16.13%) CCNA
11 5 (16.13%) SSL
11 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
11 5 (16.13%) Azure
11 5 (16.13%) AWS
11 5 (16.13%) F5
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (16.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (12.90%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence

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 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) AWS
1 5 (16.13%) Azure
2 3 (9.68%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 13 (41.94%) WAN
3 12 (38.71%) MPLS
4 10 (32.26%) DNS
4 10 (32.26%) LAN
5 8 (25.81%) BGP
5 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (22.58%) VPN
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (19.35%) SNMP
8 5 (16.13%) DSL
8 5 (16.13%) SSL
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (12.90%) DHCP
9 4 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (12.90%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (12.90%) VLAN
10 3 (9.68%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (9.68%) Ethernet
10 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Geospatial Data
General
1 10 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Network Support
3 5 (16.13%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Design Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (9.68%) Open Source Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) VoIP Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.23%) Junior
6 1 (3.23%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) FreeSWITCH
1 3 (9.68%) WebRTC
2 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Driving Licence
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) CCTV
3 1 (3.23%) Handset
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) SCADA
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Check Point GAiA
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
1 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (9.68%) Break/Fix
2 3 (9.68%) High Availability
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Network Management
2 3 (9.68%) Open Source
2 3 (9.68%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.45%) Network Design
3 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Process Management
3 2 (6.45%) Product Roadmap
3 2 (6.45%) Project Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.23%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (29.03%) CCNP
3 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (16.13%) CCNA
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) BC Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) CCDP
6 2 (6.45%) CCIP
7 1 (3.23%) CCDA
7 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Kamailio
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
3 7 (22.58%) Juniper
4 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
5 5 (16.13%) F5
6 4 (12.90%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) Meraki
6 4 (12.90%) WatchGuard
7 2 (6.45%) Huawei
8 1 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (3.23%) Aruba
8 1 (3.23%) Empirix
8 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.23%) Mitel
8 1 (3.23%) VMware
8 1 (3.23%) Zscaler