Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 745 744 671
Rank change year-on-year -1 -73 +40
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 139 123 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 0.91% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 87 115
UK median daily rate £360 £275 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.91% -22.54% +13.60%
10th Percentile £165 £123 £156
90th Percentile £488 £475 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £263 £333
% change year-on-year +37.14% -21.05% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 12
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £31.25 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.94% +63.40% -8.93%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.50 £12.69
90th Percentile £32.00 £40.09 £42.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.65 £31.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.94% +73.61% -29.41%

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 13,611 13,536 16,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.62% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,212 8,248 10,031
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £606 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 727 837
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.44 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.26% -22.24% +25.00%

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 18 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IP Telephony over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IP Telephony in the UK

IP Telephony
Top 14 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 18 October 2018. 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 +8 125 £353 +17.50% 45
London +28 75 £363 +20.83% 8
UK excluding London -50 60 £360 +37.14% 39
South East -43 18 £275 +4.76% 10
East of England -4 11 £438 -2.78% 8
Wales -8 9 £400 +93.94% 2
Midlands -12 8 £315 -20.25% 1
South West -18 7 £220 -37.14% 1
North of England -30 6 £463 +195.53% 17
East Midlands +8 5 £275 -26.67% 1
North West -19 4 - - 13
West Midlands -17 3 £350 -15.66%
Scotland -18 2 £140 -
North East - 2 £463 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 92 (66.19%) Cisco
2 55 (39.57%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (38.85%) WAN
4 52 (37.41%) Windows
4 52 (37.41%) Firewall
5 47 (33.81%) Microsoft
6 43 (30.94%) LAN
7 42 (30.22%) ITIL
8 37 (26.62%) CCNP
8 37 (26.62%) Wireless
9 35 (25.18%) Active Directory
9 35 (25.18%) BGP
10 33 (23.74%) MPLS
11 32 (23.02%) Office 365
12 30 (21.58%) Cisco IPT
13 28 (20.14%) Finance
14 27 (19.42%) VMware
14 27 (19.42%) EIGRP
15 26 (18.71%) VPN
15 26 (18.71%) DNS
15 26 (18.71%) Data Centre
16 25 (17.99%) Skype for Business
16 25 (17.99%) Microsoft Office
17 24 (17.27%) VoIP
17 24 (17.27%) OSPF
18 23 (16.55%) DHCP
18 23 (16.55%) CCNA
18 23 (16.55%) Skype
19 22 (15.83%) Internet
20 21 (15.11%) Migration

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 25 (17.99%) Skype for Business
2 17 (12.23%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.88%) Apache
4 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.72%) Confluence
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (17.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.02%) Office 365
2 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (2.16%) PaaS
5 2 (1.44%) SaaS
6 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 54 (38.85%) WAN
2 52 (37.41%) Firewall
3 43 (30.94%) LAN
4 37 (26.62%) Wireless
5 35 (25.18%) BGP
6 33 (23.74%) MPLS
7 30 (21.58%) Cisco IPT
8 27 (19.42%) EIGRP
9 26 (18.71%) DNS
9 26 (18.71%) VPN
10 24 (17.27%) OSPF
10 24 (17.27%) VoIP
11 23 (16.55%) DHCP
11 23 (16.55%) Skype
12 22 (15.83%) Internet
13 21 (15.11%) Unified Communications
14 17 (12.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (12.23%) Cisco Wireless
15 15 (10.79%) DMVPN
15 15 (10.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) JIRA
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.60%) Banking
4 3 (2.16%) Back Office
5 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (34.53%) Network Engineer
2 23 (16.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (13.67%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.79%) Project Manager
5 14 (10.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 14 (10.07%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.91%) Desktop Support
6 11 (7.91%) IP Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) IP Telephony Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) Telephony Engineer
7 10 (7.19%) Analyst
7 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Data Centre Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.16%) LDAP
3 2 (1.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.71%) Data Centre
2 19 (13.67%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.19%) Computer Science
4 10 (7.19%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.76%) Video\Live Streaming
6 6 (4.32%) Public Cloud
6 6 (4.32%) Smartphone
7 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.60%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.88%) NHS
8 4 (2.88%) Social Media
9 3 (2.16%) Clustering
9 3 (2.16%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.16%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.44%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.44%) Handset
10 2 (1.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (37.41%) Windows
2 21 (15.11%) Windows 10
3 20 (14.39%) Windows 7
4 17 (12.23%) Windows Server
5 12 (8.63%) Linux
6 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.47%) Mac OS
7 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.76%) Unix
9 7 (5.04%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.44%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.72%) Android
12 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.22%) ITIL
2 21 (15.11%) Migration
3 18 (12.95%) Project Management
4 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2
5 13 (9.35%) Load Balancing
6 12 (8.63%) Service Management
7 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (5.76%) Network Design
9 8 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.04%) High Availability
10 7 (5.04%) Server Virtualisation
11 6 (4.32%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.32%) Change Control
11 6 (4.32%) Network Architecture
11 6 (4.32%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.32%) Work Breakdown Structure
12 5 (3.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.63%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.32%) C
2 6 (4.32%) SQL
3 1 (0.72%) Perl
3 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (39.57%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (26.62%) CCNP
3 23 (16.55%) CCNA
4 16 (11.51%) CCIE
4 16 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (10.07%) CCDP
6 13 (9.35%) Security Cleared
7 11 (7.91%) MCSE
7 11 (7.91%) SC Cleared
8 9 (6.47%) Degree
9 8 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (5.04%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (4.32%) MCP
12 5 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (2.88%) ISEB
13 4 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (2.88%) MCSA
13 4 (2.88%) MOS
13 4 (2.88%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (2.16%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) SLA
2 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.44%) RMADS
4 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) GDPR
4 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 35 (25.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.16%) Firmware
5 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.16%) XenApp
5 3 (2.16%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.44%) vSphere
7 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (14.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (8.63%) SCCM
3 9 (6.47%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (5.76%) FortiGate
5 7 (5.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.88%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (2.88%) WSUS
7 3 (2.16%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.44%) Ansible
8 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco CME
9 1 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.72%) Salt
9 1 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 92 (66.19%) Cisco
2 47 (33.81%) Microsoft
3 27 (19.42%) VMware
4 17 (12.23%) Citrix
5 16 (11.51%) Apple
5 16 (11.51%) Polycom
6 13 (9.35%) Fortinet
7 12 (8.63%) SolarWinds
8 11 (7.91%) Symantec
9 10 (7.19%) Avaya
9 10 (7.19%) F5
9 10 (7.19%) HP
10 8 (5.76%) Juniper
10 8 (5.76%) Mercator
11 7 (5.04%) CheckPoint
11 7 (5.04%) Extreme Networks
11 7 (5.04%) Meraki
12 6 (4.32%) Arista
12 6 (4.32%) Snow
12 6 (4.32%) TIBCO