Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 720 733 681
Rank change year-on-year +13 -52 -17
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 162 134 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.03% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 88 127
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +15.70%
10th Percentile £172 £157 £181
90th Percentile £608 £541 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £372 £338
% change year-on-year +7.45% +10.30% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.67% -27.99% -0.81%
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £32.68 £34.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £21.79
% change year-on-year +90.00% -31.16% -5.71%

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 13,743 13,022 16,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.43% 13.62% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,415 7,827 10,254
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 745 805
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.57 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +21.95%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -16 142 £400 +6.67% 57
London +18 84 £381 -0.97% 14
UK excluding London -35 75 £400 +7.45% 44
South East -30 28 £338 -15.63% 11
Wales - 16 £400 -
North of England -32 11 £625 +66.67% 15
South West -6 10 £288 -22.30% 3
North West -11 9 £625 +283.44% 10
East of England -19 6 £475 +35.33% 7
North East -4 5 £625 +2.04%
Midlands -29 3 £300 -14.29% 7
East Midlands -3 2 £300 -11.11% 5
Scotland -38 2 £140 -56.92%
West Midlands -29 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 109 (67.28%) Cisco
2 65 (40.12%) WAN
2 65 (40.12%) Microsoft
3 61 (37.65%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (36.42%) Firewall
5 53 (32.72%) Windows
6 50 (30.86%) ITIL
7 45 (27.78%) LAN
7 45 (27.78%) MPLS
8 42 (25.93%) Active Directory
8 42 (25.93%) Wireless
9 41 (25.31%) CCNP
10 39 (24.07%) Unified Communications
11 38 (23.46%) Finance
12 36 (22.22%) BGP
12 36 (22.22%) VoIP
13 33 (20.37%) Office 365
13 33 (20.37%) Skype for Business
13 33 (20.37%) Skype
14 31 (19.14%) Cisco CUCM
14 31 (19.14%) VPN
15 29 (17.90%) CCNA
16 28 (17.28%) MS Exchange
17 27 (16.67%) CCIE
17 27 (16.67%) EIGRP
17 27 (16.67%) Migration
18 26 (16.05%) Project Management
18 26 (16.05%) Cisco IPT
18 26 (16.05%) Video Conferencing
19 24 (14.81%) Data Centre

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 33 (20.37%) Skype for Business
2 28 (17.28%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.85%) Apache
4 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.62%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.37%) Office 365
2 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.70%) PaaS
4 5 (3.09%) SaaS
5 4 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.62%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (40.12%) WAN
2 59 (36.42%) Firewall
3 45 (27.78%) LAN
3 45 (27.78%) MPLS
4 42 (25.93%) Wireless
5 39 (24.07%) Unified Communications
6 36 (22.22%) BGP
6 36 (22.22%) VoIP
7 33 (20.37%) Skype
8 31 (19.14%) VPN
9 27 (16.67%) EIGRP
10 26 (16.05%) Cisco IPT
11 24 (14.81%) OSPF
12 23 (14.20%) DNS
13 22 (13.58%) Internet
14 21 (12.96%) DHCP
15 20 (12.35%) Cisco Wireless
15 20 (12.35%) Telepresence
16 17 (10.49%) xDSL
17 16 (9.88%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 38 (23.46%) Finance
2 23 (14.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.09%) Banking
4 3 (1.85%) Back Office
4 3 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (24.69%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.35%) Project Manager
3 18 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (10.49%) Analyst
5 14 (8.64%) Support Engineer
6 13 (8.02%) IP Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Architect
7 12 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) IP Telephony Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Telephony Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (6.79%) Desktop Support
8 11 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Network Architect
11 8 (4.94%) Support Analyst
12 7 (4.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.32%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.85%) LDAP
3 1 (0.62%) VXML
3 1 (0.62%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.05%) Video Conferencing
2 24 (14.81%) Data Centre
3 18 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (9.26%) Video\Live Streaming
5 11 (6.79%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.32%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.09%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.47%) Clustering
8 4 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.47%) PMI
8 4 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.47%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.85%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.85%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.85%) iPad
9 3 (1.85%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.23%) iPhone
10 2 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (32.72%) Windows
2 23 (14.20%) Windows 10
3 20 (12.35%) Windows 7
4 19 (11.73%) Windows Server
5 14 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.79%) Linux
6 11 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.32%) Mac OS
8 6 (3.70%) Unix
8 6 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.09%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.47%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.62%) Android
12 1 (0.62%) Debian
12 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (30.86%) ITIL
2 27 (16.67%) Migration
3 26 (16.05%) Project Management
4 22 (13.58%) PRINCE2
5 19 (11.73%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (10.49%) Load Balancing
7 15 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (8.64%) Network Design
9 13 (8.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.79%) Work Breakdown Structure
11 10 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (6.17%) Service Management
12 9 (5.56%) Email Migration
12 9 (5.56%) High Availability
12 9 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (5.56%) Service Delivery
13 8 (4.94%) Change Management
13 8 (4.94%) Decision-Making
13 8 (4.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.79%) C
2 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.09%) SQL
3 1 (0.62%) Perl
3 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (37.65%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (25.31%) CCNP
3 29 (17.90%) CCNA
4 27 (16.67%) CCIE
5 22 (13.58%) CCDP
6 21 (12.96%) Security Cleared
7 19 (11.73%) SC Cleared
8 14 (8.64%) Degree
9 10 (6.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (4.32%) MCSE
12 6 (3.70%) CISSP
13 5 (3.09%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (3.09%) CISM
13 5 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (2.47%) ISEB
14 4 (2.47%) MCP
14 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) SLA
2 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.23%) RMADS
4 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.62%) GDPR
4 1 (0.62%) PMO
4 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 42 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.85%) Firmware
5 2 (1.23%) XenApp
6 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.62%) vSphere
6 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (19.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (10.49%) SCCM
3 6 (3.70%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.09%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.47%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.85%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.85%) Cisco CME
6 3 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.85%) WSUS
7 2 (1.23%) Ansible
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.62%) Puppet
8 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 109 (67.28%) Cisco
2 65 (40.12%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.58%) VMware
4 17 (10.49%) Citrix
4 17 (10.49%) Polycom
5 13 (8.02%) SolarWinds
6 11 (6.79%) Apple
7 10 (6.17%) HP
7 10 (6.17%) Juniper
8 9 (5.56%) F5
8 9 (5.56%) Mercator
8 9 (5.56%) Symantec
9 7 (4.32%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.70%) Avaya
10 6 (3.70%) Fortinet
10 6 (3.70%) Meraki
11 4 (2.47%) Remedy
11 4 (2.47%) Snow
11 4 (2.47%) Splunk
11 4 (2.47%) Veeam