The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for IP Telephony skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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.

IP Telephony
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 123 142
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19  
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 8 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.60% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 3.43% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 0
Median daily rate £370 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £328 £310
% change year-on-year +14.50% +5.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.83 £22.22
% change year-on-year +104.03% -6.25%  

IP Telephony is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 416 525 361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.54% 17.62% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 337 216
Median daily rate £370 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 31
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

IP Telephony
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing IP Telephony as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IP Telephony in the South West

IP Telephony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IP Telephony in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IP Telephony in the South West

IP Telephony
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IP Telephony in the South West

IP Telephony
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +10 3 - -
Bristol -6 3 £370 +1.36% 1
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
Devon - 1 £350 -
IP Telephony
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) HP
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 8 (66.67%) Unified Communications
4 7 (58.33%) Network Management
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco IPT
4 7 (58.33%) IronPort
4 7 (58.33%) Wireless
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (58.33%) VPN
4 7 (58.33%) IBM
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (58.33%) CA
4 7 (58.33%) MPLS
5 5 (41.67%) Nokia
5 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
5 5 (41.67%) FWSM
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
7 3 (25.00%) PPP
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) Unix
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange

IP Telephony
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (66.67%) Unified Communications
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco IPT
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 7 (58.33%) MPLS
3 7 (58.33%) VPN
3 7 (58.33%) Wireless
4 5 (41.67%) FWSM
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) BGP
6 3 (25.00%) NAS
6 3 (25.00%) OSPF
6 3 (25.00%) PPP
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
7 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) VAX
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) HP
2 8 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 7 (58.33%) CA
3 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (58.33%) IBM
3 7 (58.33%) IronPort
4 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
4 5 (41.67%) Nokia
5 3 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) McAfee
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Sun