Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 671 698
Rank change year-on-year -73 +27 -69
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 143 222 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 1.36% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 108 114
UK median daily rate £263 £378 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.46% +17.97% -8.31%
10th Percentile £115 £174 £137
90th Percentile £438 £475 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -45.71% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 24
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% -2.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.38 £10.30
90th Percentile £38.52 £20.83 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -32.08% +17.78%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IP Telephony over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 -63 126 £268 -29.14% 16
UK excluding London -1 94 £190 -45.71% 13
London -52 48 £300 -27.27% 6
South East +2 45 £145 -63.75% 3
Scotland +5 12 £432 +83.75% 2
North of England +45 10 £157 -52.58% 2
South West -4 10 £273 -24.31%
East of England -23 7 £351 +1.01% 5
North West +13 6 £163 -46.56% 2
Midlands +5 5 £325 +30.00%
Yorkshire +16 4 £150 -67.74%
Wales +13 3 £206 -50.00%
West Midlands +20 2 £325 +54.76%
East Midlands -15 2 - -
Northern Ireland -40 1 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 69 (48.25%) Cisco
2 63 (44.06%) Microsoft
2 63 (44.06%) Windows
3 58 (40.56%) ITIL
4 57 (39.86%) Active Directory
5 54 (37.76%) WAN
6 50 (34.97%) LAN
7 47 (32.87%) Firewall
8 39 (27.27%) Office 365
9 35 (24.48%) Windows Server
10 33 (23.08%) MS Exchange
11 32 (22.38%) Telecoms
12 30 (20.98%) Project Management
13 28 (19.58%) VPN
14 26 (18.18%) DNS
14 26 (18.18%) VoIP
14 26 (18.18%) VMware
15 25 (17.48%) DHCP
16 24 (16.78%) Unified Communications
17 23 (16.08%) Cisco Certification
18 22 (15.38%) Wireless
19 21 (14.69%) Incident Management
19 21 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (13.99%) Degree
20 20 (13.99%) Finance
20 20 (13.99%) Citrix
20 20 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
21 19 (13.29%) Microsoft Office
21 19 (13.29%) PRINCE2

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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (9.79%) Skype for Business
4 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.40%) IIS
8 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (13.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 39 (27.27%) Office 365
2 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.70%) IaaS
6 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (37.76%) WAN
2 50 (34.97%) LAN
3 47 (32.87%) Firewall
4 28 (19.58%) VPN
5 26 (18.18%) DNS
5 26 (18.18%) VoIP
6 25 (17.48%) DHCP
7 24 (16.78%) Unified Communications
8 22 (15.38%) Wireless
9 19 (13.29%) MPLS
10 16 (11.19%) Cisco IPT
10 16 (11.19%) Network Security
11 15 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (10.49%) Skype
11 15 (10.49%) TCP/IP
12 14 (9.79%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (7.69%) Internet
14 9 (6.29%) ISDN
14 9 (6.29%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (6.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 32 (22.38%) Telecoms
2 20 (13.99%) Finance
3 3 (2.10%) Back Office
4 2 (1.40%) Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Billing
4 2 (1.40%) Legal
4 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.70%) German Language
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (17.48%) Project Manager
2 21 (14.69%) Analyst
3 20 (13.99%) Network Engineer
4 16 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.29%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (5.59%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.59%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.59%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) Administrator
9 7 (4.90%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.90%) Windows Administrator
9 7 (4.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.20%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.40%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.59%) Video Conferencing
2 16 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.19%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.19%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.59%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.59%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (4.90%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.50%) CCTV
5 5 (3.50%) iPad
5 5 (3.50%) PKI
6 4 (2.80%) SCADA
7 3 (2.10%) Handset
7 3 (2.10%) iPhone
7 3 (2.10%) VAX
8 2 (1.40%) PMI
8 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.70%) Life Science
9 1 (0.70%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 63 (44.06%) Windows
2 35 (24.48%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.79%) Linux
3 14 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (8.39%) Unix
5 9 (6.29%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.59%) Windows Vista
7 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.20%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.50%) CentOS
9 5 (3.50%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.70%) Debian
11 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.56%) ITIL
2 30 (20.98%) Project Management
3 21 (14.69%) Incident Management
4 19 (13.29%) PRINCE2
5 15 (10.49%) Service Delivery
6 14 (9.79%) Change Management
6 14 (9.79%) Problem Management
7 13 (9.09%) Service Management
8 10 (6.99%) Migration
9 9 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.90%) High Availability
11 7 (4.90%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (4.20%) SEO
12 6 (4.20%) Software Deployment
13 5 (3.50%) Asset Management
13 5 (3.50%) Business Analysis
13 5 (3.50%) Network Design
13 5 (3.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.59%) SQL
2 1 (0.70%) C
2 1 (0.70%) Perl
2 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (16.08%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (13.99%) Degree
3 19 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (11.19%) CCNP
5 12 (8.39%) CCNA
6 11 (7.69%) MCP
7 10 (6.99%) MCSE
7 10 (6.99%) PMP
7 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.80%) CCIE
9 4 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.40%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.40%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.40%) MBA
10 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.40%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) PMO
4 1 (0.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 57 (39.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.89%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.39%) vSphere
5 7 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.80%) XenApp
7 2 (1.40%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (11.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (10.49%) SCCM
3 7 (4.90%) AirWatch
4 6 (4.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (3.50%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (3.50%) WSUS
6 3 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco CME
7 2 (1.40%) Nagios
7 2 (1.40%) SCOM
7 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.70%) Terraform
8 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 69 (48.25%) Cisco
2 63 (44.06%) Microsoft
3 26 (18.18%) VMware
4 20 (13.99%) Citrix
5 16 (11.19%) Avaya
6 12 (8.39%) CheckPoint
6 12 (8.39%) HP
7 10 (6.99%) Juniper
8 9 (6.29%) F5
9 8 (5.59%) SolarWinds
10 7 (4.90%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.20%) CommVault
11 6 (4.20%) Nortel
12 5 (3.50%) Mitel
12 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.80%) CA
13 4 (2.80%) IBM
13 4 (2.80%) IronPort
13 4 (2.80%) LANDesk
13 4 (2.80%) Wyse