The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 530 520
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10  
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 65 124 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 1.42% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 63 63
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £143 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.83 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.03% +8.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.83 £21.00
% change year-on-year +104.03% -0.80%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

IP Telephony
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

IP Telephony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IP Telephony in the UK

IP Telephony
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IP Telephony over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IP Telephony in the UK

IP Telephony
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IP Telephony in the UK

IP Telephony
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -27 65 £375 +11.11% 29
South East +14 21 £406 +19.04% 2
London -19 20 £375 -9.63% 14
Kent +3 9 £425 +214.81%
Berkshire +27 8 £625 +42.04%
East of England -1 8 £485 +46.96% 1
South West -6 8 £370 +4.22% 1
Dartford - 5 £425 -
Yorkshire +30 4 £413 - 3
North West +16 3 £163 -32.08% 5
Manchester +15 3 £163 +20.74% 5
Dorset +10 3 - -
Bristol -5 3 £370 +1.36% 1
Bedfordshire -12 3 £500 +51.51%
Reading +20 2 £130 -
Hampshire +8 2 £388 -8.82% 1
Luton -6 2 £510 +264.28%
City of London -8 2 £375 -6.25% 3
Slough - 2 £638 -
Wokingham - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Colchester - 2 £325 -
Portsmouth - 2 £388 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £525 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire +15 1 £325 - 2
West Midlands +10 1 £415 +97.61% 1
Surrey +8 1 £413 +217.30% 1
Swindon +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 88 (62.86%) Cisco
2 56 (40.00%) LAN
2 56 (40.00%) Firewall
3 54 (38.57%) WAN
4 44 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (27.86%) Microsoft
6 37 (26.43%) ITIL
6 37 (26.43%) Cisco IPT
7 33 (23.57%) Network Security
7 33 (23.57%) Windows
8 32 (22.86%) Active Directory
8 32 (22.86%) VoIP
9 31 (22.14%) VPN
10 29 (20.71%) Wireless
11 28 (20.00%) CCNP
11 28 (20.00%) CCNA
12 27 (19.29%) Data Centre
13 26 (18.57%) DNS
14 25 (17.86%) DHCP
14 25 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
16 23 (16.43%) MPLS
17 22 (15.71%) HP
17 22 (15.71%) Unified Communications
18 21 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (15.00%) Juniper
19 20 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
20 19 (13.57%) Project Management
20 19 (13.57%) Telecoms

IP Telephony
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (12.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.00%) IIS
3 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Office 365
2 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) G Suite
4 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (40.00%) Firewall
1 56 (40.00%) LAN
2 54 (38.57%) WAN
3 37 (26.43%) Cisco IPT
4 33 (23.57%) Network Security
5 32 (22.86%) VoIP
6 31 (22.14%) VPN
7 29 (20.71%) Wireless
8 26 (18.57%) DNS
9 25 (17.86%) DHCP
9 25 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (16.43%) MPLS
12 22 (15.71%) Unified Communications
13 21 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (6.43%) BGP
16 8 (5.71%) IPsec
17 7 (5.00%) TCP/IP
18 6 (4.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 19 (13.57%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.71%) Finance
3 5 (3.57%) Banking
4 4 (2.86%) Back Office
5 3 (2.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.71%) German Language
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (27.86%) Network Engineer
2 22 (15.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (13.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 14 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 12 (8.57%) Voice Engineer
6 11 (7.86%) Analyst
7 10 (7.14%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 10 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Network Specialist
8 9 (6.43%) Voice Network Engineer
9 8 (5.71%) Architect
9 8 (5.71%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Cloud Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Administrator
11 6 (4.29%) Windows Administrator
11 6 (4.29%) Xamarin Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Designer
12 5 (3.57%) Systems Integrator
12 5 (3.57%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) .NET
2 7 (5.00%) Web Services
3 6 (4.29%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.86%) CSS
5 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.14%) HTML
5 3 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.43%) HTML5
6 2 (1.43%) Middleware
7 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.71%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.71%) React
7 1 (0.71%) REST
7 1 (0.71%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.29%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.00%) IVR
6 6 (4.29%) PKI
7 5 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.57%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.14%) VAX
9 2 (1.43%) Clustering
9 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.43%) Life Science
10 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.71%) BYOD
10 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.71%) iPhone
10 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.57%) Windows
2 13 (9.29%) Linux
2 13 (9.29%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.43%) Unix
4 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.86%) CentOS
7 4 (2.86%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.14%) AIX
8 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.14%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.71%) Android
10 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.71%) VyOS
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.43%) ITIL
2 19 (13.57%) Project Management
3 14 (10.00%) Migration
4 12 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.71%) Network Design
6 8 (5.71%) Network Management
7 7 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.00%) TDD
8 6 (4.29%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.29%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.29%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.29%) WFM
9 5 (3.57%) Functional Testing
9 5 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.71%) C
1 8 (5.71%) C#
2 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.29%) SQL
4 4 (2.86%) C++
5 3 (2.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (20.00%) CCNA
2 28 (20.00%) CCNP
3 13 (9.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.71%) Degree
5 8 (5.71%) JNCIA
5 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.29%) CISSP
7 5 (3.57%) CCDP
7 5 (3.57%) MCSE
8 3 (2.14%) CCDA
8 3 (2.14%) CCIE
8 3 (2.14%) CCVP
8 3 (2.14%) MCP
9 2 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.43%) ISEB
9 2 (1.43%) MCDST
9 2 (1.43%) MCITP
10 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.86%) PMO
2 4 (2.86%) QA
3 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) RMADS
System Software
1 32 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.43%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.71%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (6.43%) SCCM
3 8 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (5.71%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (5.71%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (5.00%) WSUS
5 5 (3.57%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.43%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.43%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.43%) Nagios
7 2 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.71%) Cacti
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (62.86%) Cisco
2 39 (27.86%) Microsoft
3 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
4 22 (15.71%) HP
5 21 (15.00%) Juniper
6 18 (12.86%) VMware
7 17 (12.14%) F5
8 13 (9.29%) SolarWinds
9 10 (7.14%) Citrix
9 10 (7.14%) Mitel
10 9 (6.43%) Avaya
10 9 (6.43%) Verint
11 8 (5.71%) CA
11 8 (5.71%) IBM
11 8 (5.71%) IronPort
11 8 (5.71%) Meraki
11 8 (5.71%) Nokia
12 7 (5.00%) Blue Coat
12 7 (5.00%) Riverbed
12 7 (5.00%) Xamarin
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