Period
to 21 May 2019

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 6 months to 21 May 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.

IP Telephony
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 700 721 674
Rank change year-on-year +21 -47 +14
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 145 165 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.23% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 108 100
UK median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £169 £256
90th Percentile £538 £611 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £372
% change year-on-year -2.50% +7.45% +7.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 9
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -22.22% +4.65%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.14 £14.60
90th Percentile £25.67 £38.03 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.44
% change year-on-year +28.57% +0.36% -18.90%

IP Telephony 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,404 13,467 12,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.54% 13.38% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,037 8,344 7,705
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +2.42% +3.13%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £209
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 738 736
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £19.06 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.52% -7.02% -18.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year -7.89% -4.52% -20.40%

IP Telephony
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IP Telephony as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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 16 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 6 months to 21 May 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
England +17 133 £390 +11.43% 9
UK excluding London +7 87 £390 -2.50% 5
London +38 57 £400 +14.29% 4
South East +16 38 £460 +36.30% 4
North of England +25 16 £251 -59.80% 1
Midlands +20 14 £353 +17.50%
East Midlands +31 9 £196 -34.58%
Scotland +34 8 £550 +37.50%
North West +28 7 £251 -59.80% 1
North East +14 7 £425 -32.00%
West Midlands +9 5 £390 -
East of England +8 4 £394 +0.96%
South West -26 4 £450 +28.57%
Yorkshire +6 2 £138 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £465 -
Wales -4 1 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony 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 with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 90 (62.07%) Cisco
2 67 (46.21%) Windows
3 61 (42.07%) WAN
4 59 (40.69%) Microsoft
4 59 (40.69%) LAN
4 59 (40.69%) Firewall
5 47 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (28.28%) Active Directory
6 41 (28.28%) ITIL
7 40 (27.59%) Citrix
8 37 (25.52%) Windows 10
9 36 (24.83%) Office 365
10 35 (24.14%) Wireless
11 32 (22.07%) CCNA
12 31 (21.38%) SCCM
13 30 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
13 30 (20.69%) CCNP
13 30 (20.69%) CheckPoint
14 29 (20.00%) VPN
15 28 (19.31%) Internet
16 26 (17.93%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (17.24%) Video Conferencing
17 25 (17.24%) DNS
18 24 (16.55%) TCP/IP
18 24 (16.55%) MPLS
18 24 (16.55%) Telecoms
18 24 (16.55%) Cisco CUCM
18 24 (16.55%) Unified Communications
19 23 (15.86%) VMware
19 23 (15.86%) Microsoft Office

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 20 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 11 (7.59%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.21%) IIS
5 4 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.69%) GroupWise
Applications
1 23 (15.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.38%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 36 (24.83%) Office 365
2 30 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.14%) IaaS
4 6 (4.14%) PaaS
5 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.38%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (42.07%) WAN
2 59 (40.69%) Firewall
2 59 (40.69%) LAN
3 35 (24.14%) Wireless
4 29 (20.00%) VPN
5 28 (19.31%) Internet
6 26 (17.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 25 (17.24%) DNS
8 24 (16.55%) MPLS
8 24 (16.55%) TCP/IP
8 24 (16.55%) Unified Communications
9 23 (15.86%) VoIP
10 21 (14.48%) BGP
10 21 (14.48%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (13.10%) Cisco IPT
11 19 (13.10%) OSPF
12 16 (11.03%) DHCP
13 15 (10.34%) Network Security
14 14 (9.66%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (9.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (4.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Hudson
1 2 (1.38%) JIRA
1 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (16.55%) Telecoms
2 18 (12.41%) Finance
3 8 (5.52%) Legal
4 6 (4.14%) Multimedia
4 6 (4.14%) Publishing
4 6 (4.14%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (23.45%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.48%) Architect
3 14 (9.66%) Support Engineer
4 13 (8.97%) Analyst
5 12 (8.28%) Consultant
5 12 (8.28%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.59%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) Network Architect
8 9 (6.21%) IT Support
8 9 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Support Analyst
9 8 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (3.45%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.45%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) VXML
2 2 (1.38%) XMPP
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.24%) Video Conferencing
2 22 (15.17%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.21%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.52%) IVR
6 6 (4.14%) CLARiiON
6 6 (4.14%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.07%) CCTV
8 3 (2.07%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.07%) PKI
8 3 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.07%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.38%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.38%) Handset
9 2 (1.38%) RIA
9 2 (1.38%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.21%) Windows
2 37 (25.52%) Windows 10
3 20 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 11 (7.59%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.90%) Mac OS X
6 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.76%) Linux
8 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.69%) Android
9 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.69%) Unix
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.28%) ITIL
2 17 (11.72%) Migration
3 15 (10.34%) Network Design
4 13 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (8.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.59%) Email Migration
6 11 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (6.21%) Server Building
7 9 (6.21%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.52%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (5.52%) PRINCE2
8 8 (5.52%) Time Management
8 8 (5.52%) WFM
9 7 (4.83%) High Availability
9 7 (4.83%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.83%) Network Management
10 6 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.14%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (4.14%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.28%) SQL
2 5 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.69%) C
3 1 (0.69%) Perl
3 1 (0.69%) Python
3 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (22.07%) CCNA
3 30 (20.69%) CCNP
4 15 (10.34%) CCIE
5 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.21%) MCSA
6 9 (6.21%) MCSE
7 8 (5.52%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (5.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (5.52%) MOS
8 7 (4.83%) Degree
9 6 (4.14%) Security Cleared
10 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (2.07%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (2.07%) CCIE Service Provider
12 3 (2.07%) CCSP
12 3 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (2.07%) HND
12 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.97%) SLA
2 7 (4.83%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) COBIT
4 1 (0.69%) GDPR
4 1 (0.69%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.03%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.21%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (4.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.76%) Firmware
6 4 (2.76%) XenApp
6 4 (2.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (21.38%) SCCM
2 24 (16.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (9.66%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (6.21%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (4.83%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (2.07%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (2.07%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.69%) Nagios
8 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 90 (62.07%) Cisco
2 59 (40.69%) Microsoft
3 40 (27.59%) Citrix
4 30 (20.69%) CheckPoint
5 23 (15.86%) VMware
6 18 (12.41%) SolarWinds
7 15 (10.34%) Avaya
8 13 (8.97%) Apple
8 13 (8.97%) F5
8 13 (8.97%) Juniper
9 11 (7.59%) Blue Coat
9 11 (7.59%) Polycom
10 8 (5.52%) Dell
10 8 (5.52%) NetApp
10 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
10 8 (5.52%) Wyse
11 7 (4.83%) Palo Alto
11 7 (4.83%) Sophos
12 6 (4.14%) EMC
12 6 (4.14%) ServiceNow