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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IP Telephony
UK
Rank 520 546 485
Rank change year-on-year +26 -61  
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 76 96 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.23% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 82
Median daily rate £385 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +55.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.44 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -11.38% +55.17%  

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 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +8 69 £400 +12.67% 26
London +15 22 £420 +15.06% 11
South East +21 10 £368 +5.00% 2
East Midlands +3 9 £300 -17.24% 3
Yorkshire +11 8 £525 +191.66% 2
South Yorkshire +1 7 £513 +184.72% 1
Sheffield +8 6 £525 +191.66%
East of England -7 6 £412 +9.93% 3
Berkshire +26 5 £158 -66.84% 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £325 -
North West +22 4 £300 -7.69% 2
Bristol +6 4 £348 -3.47%
South West -5 4 £348 -3.47% 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £300 -
Kettering - 4 £300 -
Nottingham - 4 £325 -
Scotland +22 3 £275 - 1
West Midlands +7 3 £288 -4.16% 2
Cambridge +5 3 £375 -19.02%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £375 -19.02% 1
Hampshire +3 3 £400 +14.28%
North East -12 3 £613 +88.46%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £613 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £613 -
Edinburgh - 3 £275 - 1
Reading +21 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire -1 2 - -
City of London -3 2 £220 -39.72% 4
Bedford - 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £300 -

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 100 (62.11%) Cisco
2 65 (40.37%) LAN
3 58 (36.02%) WAN
4 56 (34.78%) Firewall
5 50 (31.06%) Microsoft
6 49 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (26.71%) VoIP
7 43 (26.71%) Windows
8 39 (24.22%) Active Directory
8 39 (24.22%) Data Centre
9 36 (22.36%) CCNA
10 33 (20.50%) ITIL
10 33 (20.50%) Cisco IPT
11 29 (18.01%) Unified Communications
12 28 (17.39%) VMware
13 27 (16.77%) Wireless
13 27 (16.77%) Juniper
13 27 (16.77%) Cisco CUCM
13 27 (16.77%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (16.15%) VPN
14 26 (16.15%) Telecoms
15 25 (15.53%) CCNP
16 23 (14.29%) MS Office
16 23 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
17 22 (13.66%) Windows Server
18 21 (13.04%) DNS
18 21 (13.04%) Network Security
19 20 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
19 20 (12.42%) Wi-Fi
20 19 (11.80%) Citrix

IP Telephony
Top Related 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 14 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.21%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.11%) IIS
4 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.62%) Site Server
Applications
1 23 (14.29%) MS Office
2 14 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.48%) SaaS
4 3 (1.86%) Office 365
5 2 (1.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.62%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (40.37%) LAN
2 58 (36.02%) WAN
3 56 (34.78%) Firewall
4 43 (26.71%) VoIP
5 33 (20.50%) Cisco IPT
6 29 (18.01%) Unified Communications
7 27 (16.77%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (16.77%) Wireless
8 26 (16.15%) VPN
9 21 (13.04%) DNS
9 21 (13.04%) Network Security
10 20 (12.42%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (11.18%) DHCP
12 17 (10.56%) MPLS
13 15 (9.32%) SAN
13 15 (9.32%) TCP/IP
14 9 (5.59%) BGP
15 8 (4.97%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (4.97%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.73%) MySQL
3 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (16.15%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.56%) Finance
3 5 (3.11%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) Games
6 2 (1.24%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) French Language
7 1 (0.62%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (26.71%) Network Engineer
2 30 (18.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (17.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 22 (13.66%) Analyst
5 16 (9.94%) Voice Engineer
6 14 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.83%) Architect
7 11 (6.83%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 10 (6.21%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (6.21%) Voice Network Engineer
9 9 (5.59%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.59%) Developer
9 9 (5.59%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.59%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.97%) Cloud Developer
11 7 (4.35%) IT Support
11 7 (4.35%) Network Specialist
11 7 (4.35%) Telephony Engineer
12 6 (3.73%) Avaya Engineer
12 6 (3.73%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) CSS
2 8 (4.97%) Web Services
3 5 (3.11%) .NET
4 4 (2.48%) HTML
5 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.86%) HTML5
5 3 (1.86%) Middleware
5 3 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.24%) REST
6 2 (1.24%) WebRTC
6 2 (1.24%) XMPP
7 1 (0.62%) Ajax
7 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.62%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.62%) jQuery
7 1 (0.62%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.62%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 39 (24.22%) Data Centre
2 23 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (6.21%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.59%) IVR
5 5 (3.11%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.48%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.86%) Handset
8 2 (1.24%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.24%) CCTV
8 2 (1.24%) Clustering
8 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.24%) Life Science
8 2 (1.24%) NHS
8 2 (1.24%) PMI
8 2 (1.24%) Replication
8 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.62%) CMDB
9 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.71%) Windows
2 22 (13.66%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.70%) Linux
4 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.59%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.35%) Unix
6 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.48%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.48%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.48%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.86%) AIX
10 3 (1.86%) Android
10 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.50%) ITIL
2 16 (9.94%) Service Delivery
3 15 (9.32%) Migration
4 14 (8.70%) Project Management
5 10 (6.21%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.59%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (5.59%) Network Design
7 8 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.35%) TDD
9 6 (3.73%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.73%) Server Building
9 6 (3.73%) Service Management
9 6 (3.73%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.73%) WFM
10 5 (3.11%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 5 (3.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.11%) Email Migration
10 5 (3.11%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.11%) Network Management
10 5 (3.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.21%) C
2 9 (5.59%) C#
3 8 (4.97%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.11%) C++
4 5 (3.11%) SQL
5 3 (1.86%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (22.36%) CCNA
3 25 (15.53%) CCNP
4 12 (7.45%) CCDP
5 11 (6.83%) JNCIA
6 10 (6.21%) CCDA
6 10 (6.21%) CCIE
7 9 (5.59%) CCVP
8 6 (3.73%) Degree
8 6 (3.73%) MCSE
8 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.86%) MCDST
10 3 (1.86%) MCP
11 2 (1.24%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.24%) MCITP
11 2 (1.24%) MOS
11 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.21%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (5.59%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.11%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.48%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.86%) KVM
8 3 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.24%) Firmware
9 2 (1.24%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.24%) vSphere
9 2 (1.24%) XenApp
9 2 (1.24%) XenServer
10 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.62%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (16.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (10.56%) SCCM
3 11 (6.83%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (4.97%) Cisco UCCE
5 6 (3.73%) WSUS
6 5 (3.11%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (2.48%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.86%) Cisco CME
8 3 (1.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.24%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.24%) Nagios
9 2 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.62%) Cacti
10 1 (0.62%) DameWare
10 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 100 (62.11%) Cisco
2 50 (31.06%) Microsoft
3 28 (17.39%) VMware
4 27 (16.77%) Juniper
5 19 (11.80%) Citrix
6 18 (11.18%) Avaya
6 18 (11.18%) HP
7 17 (10.56%) CheckPoint
7 17 (10.56%) F5
8 12 (7.45%) Nokia
9 11 (6.83%) Dell
9 11 (6.83%) Meraki
9 11 (6.83%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.97%) Genesys
10 8 (4.97%) Verint
11 7 (4.35%) Mitel
11 7 (4.35%) Nortel
11 7 (4.35%) Xamarin
12 6 (3.73%) NICE Systems
12 6 (3.73%) Polycom
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
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