Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 771 760 680
Rank change year-on-year -11 -80 +48
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 133 138 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.99% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 93 110
UK median daily rate £375 £263 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £228 £109 £194
90th Percentile £488 £448 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £225 £350
% change year-on-year +66.67% -35.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 12
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -12.82%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.68 £13.14
90th Percentile £32.00 £36.56 £23.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -35.85%

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 13,491 13,923 15,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 13.48% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,139 8,571 9,283
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 716 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -14.12% +5.36%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.00 £11.71
90th Percentile £48.73 £46.23 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% -17.39% +15.00%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +9 124 £400 +57.64% 41
UK excluding London -48 71 £375 +66.67% 31
London +34 56 £400 +45.45% 10
South East -11 39 £338 +132.76% 10
East of England -2 14 £475 +41.58%
Midlands -6 8 £315 -3.08% 5
East Midlands +19 5 £275 - 2
North of England -16 4 £438 +144.90% 10
North West -7 3 £401 +233.75% 8
Wales -28 3 £375 +81.82%
West Midlands -29 3 £350 +7.69% 3
South West -30 2 £225 -17.43% 6
North East -7 1 £475 -20.83%
Scotland -21 1 £140 -67.58%

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 79 (59.40%) Cisco
2 54 (40.60%) WAN
3 52 (39.10%) Windows
4 45 (33.83%) Firewall
5 44 (33.08%) LAN
6 43 (32.33%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (28.57%) ITIL
8 37 (27.82%) Microsoft
9 35 (26.32%) Office 365
10 34 (25.56%) Windows 10
11 33 (24.81%) Finance
12 32 (24.06%) VPN
13 31 (23.31%) Citrix
14 30 (22.56%) Active Directory
15 28 (21.05%) CCNP
15 28 (21.05%) BGP
15 28 (21.05%) VMware
16 27 (20.30%) Windows 7
17 26 (19.55%) VoIP
18 25 (18.80%) Data Centre
19 24 (18.05%) Microsoft Office
19 24 (18.05%) DNS
19 24 (18.05%) MPLS
19 24 (18.05%) OSPF
19 24 (18.05%) Migration
19 24 (18.05%) Wireless
20 21 (15.79%) Telecoms
20 21 (15.79%) Internet
20 21 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
21 20 (15.04%) Project Management

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 15 (11.28%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.50%) Apache
3 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (18.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.51%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.32%) Office 365
2 16 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (40.60%) WAN
2 45 (33.83%) Firewall
3 44 (33.08%) LAN
4 32 (24.06%) VPN
5 28 (21.05%) BGP
6 26 (19.55%) VoIP
7 24 (18.05%) DNS
7 24 (18.05%) MPLS
7 24 (18.05%) OSPF
7 24 (18.05%) Wireless
8 21 (15.79%) Internet
9 20 (15.04%) TCP/IP
10 19 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (13.53%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (13.53%) Cisco IPT
11 18 (13.53%) EIGRP
12 17 (12.78%) Unified Communications
13 15 (11.28%) DHCP
14 11 (8.27%) Intranet
14 11 (8.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 33 (24.81%) Finance
2 21 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Banking
3 4 (3.01%) Billing
3 4 (3.01%) Retail
4 3 (2.26%) Publishing
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) Support Engineer
4 16 (12.03%) Project Manager
5 14 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Analyst
7 10 (7.52%) Technical Support
8 9 (6.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Desktop Support
8 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (6.77%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Architect
9 8 (6.02%) Consultant
9 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Data Centre Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.52%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.01%) VXML
3 2 (1.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.80%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
3 18 (13.53%) Mobile App
4 14 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.02%) Fat Client
5 8 (6.02%) Thin Client
6 7 (5.26%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.01%) Clustering
8 4 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.01%) Smartphone
8 4 (3.01%) Social Media
9 3 (2.26%) IVR
9 3 (2.26%) NHS
9 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.50%) Handset
10 2 (1.50%) PKI
10 2 (1.50%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (1.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.10%) Windows
2 34 (25.56%) Windows 10
3 27 (20.30%) Windows 7
4 13 (9.77%) Windows Server
5 12 (9.02%) Mac OS X
6 11 (8.27%) Linux
7 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (5.26%) Unix
10 4 (3.01%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.57%) ITIL
2 24 (18.05%) Migration
3 20 (15.04%) Project Management
4 19 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 12 (9.02%) Load Balancing
5 12 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (8.27%) Service Management
7 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
7 9 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (6.77%) Server Virtualisation
8 8 (6.02%) Email Migration
8 8 (6.02%) Network Design
8 8 (6.02%) Network Management
8 8 (6.02%) Security Architecture
9 7 (5.26%) Change Control
9 7 (5.26%) High Availability
10 5 (3.76%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.02%) SQL
2 9 (6.77%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.01%) Perl
4 3 (2.26%) Python
5 1 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (32.33%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (21.05%) CCNP
3 20 (15.04%) CCNA
4 19 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (10.53%) Degree
5 14 (10.53%) MCSE
6 11 (8.27%) CCIE
6 11 (8.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (8.27%) MCSA
6 11 (8.27%) MOS
7 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.01%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (2.26%) CCDP
10 3 (2.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (2.26%) CCSP
10 3 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (2.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) SLA
2 6 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 30 (22.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.28%) Hyper-V
3 14 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (8.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (6.77%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.26%) Firmware
7 2 (1.50%) vSphere
7 2 (1.50%) XenApp
7 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (14.29%) SCCM
2 17 (12.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (9.77%) Cisco UCCX
4 9 (6.77%) FortiGate
5 8 (6.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.76%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (2.26%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.50%) Cisco CME
8 2 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.50%) WSUS
9 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.75%) Ansible
9 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.75%) Nagios
9 1 (0.75%) Nessus
9 1 (0.75%) Salt
9 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (59.40%) Cisco
2 37 (27.82%) Microsoft
3 31 (23.31%) Citrix
4 28 (21.05%) VMware
5 17 (12.78%) Avaya
5 17 (12.78%) Polycom
6 15 (11.28%) Apple
7 14 (10.53%) Fortinet
7 14 (10.53%) SolarWinds
8 11 (8.27%) F5
8 11 (8.27%) Symantec
8 11 (8.27%) Wyse
9 10 (7.52%) CheckPoint
10 8 (6.02%) Meraki
11 7 (5.26%) HP
12 6 (4.51%) Arista
12 6 (4.51%) Blue Coat
12 6 (4.51%) Extreme Networks
12 6 (4.51%) Juniper
12 6 (4.51%) TIBCO