Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 718 681 691
Rank change year-on-year -37 +10 -116
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 156 172 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 1.21% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 89 127
UK median daily rate £281 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £123 £210 £158
90th Percentile £438 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £354 £350
% change year-on-year -22.97% +1.07% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 17
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £19.88 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.18% +1.92% -2.50%
10th Percentile £14.19 £14.38 £12.90
90th Percentile £38.64 £29.70 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -29.41% +27.50%

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 13,339 14,264 15,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 14.86% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,237 8,694 8,797
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 760 816
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.15% -2.68%

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 22 February 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 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IP Telephony in the UK

IP Telephony
Top 17 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 22 February 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 -48 135 £275 -26.67% 55
UK excluding London -18 102 £273 -22.97% 46
London -52 54 £325 -18.75% 14
South East +10 53 £254 -21.92% 11
Scotland 0 16 £428 +55.79% 2
North of England +16 10 £600 +33.33% 20
South West +9 9 £273 -16.15% 3
Yorkshire -11 6 - - 8
Midlands -11 5 £250 -16.67% 4
East of England -9 4 £359 -4.33% 3
Wales -1 3 £188 -54.55% 2
West Midlands -4 3 £200 - 3
North East +52 2 £613 - 2
North West -7 2 £200 -50.00% 10
East Midlands -14 1 £300 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 74 (47.44%) WAN
2 73 (46.79%) Cisco
3 61 (39.10%) LAN
4 59 (37.82%) Microsoft
5 53 (33.97%) Windows
6 52 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 49 (31.41%) ITIL
8 40 (25.64%) Firewall
9 33 (21.15%) Telecoms
10 32 (20.51%) PRINCE2
10 32 (20.51%) VoIP
11 30 (19.23%) VPN
11 30 (19.23%) Project Management
11 30 (19.23%) Finance
11 30 (19.23%) Unified Communications
12 28 (17.95%) Office 365
12 28 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (17.31%) MPLS
14 25 (16.03%) Video Conferencing
15 24 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
15 24 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
16 23 (14.74%) Data Centre
16 23 (14.74%) Citrix
16 23 (14.74%) Degree
17 22 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (14.10%) CCNP
18 21 (13.46%) Wireless
18 21 (13.46%) SCCM
18 21 (13.46%) Windows Server
19 20 (12.82%) TCP/IP

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 19 (12.18%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.90%) Skype for Business
3 16 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.49%) Apache
5 7 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.21%) IIS
6 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.95%) Office 365
2 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.05%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.92%) PaaS
6 2 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (47.44%) WAN
2 61 (39.10%) LAN
3 40 (25.64%) Firewall
4 32 (20.51%) VoIP
5 30 (19.23%) Unified Communications
5 30 (19.23%) VPN
6 27 (17.31%) MPLS
7 21 (13.46%) Wireless
8 20 (12.82%) TCP/IP
9 18 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (9.62%) Internet
10 15 (9.62%) Skype
11 14 (8.97%) BGP
12 13 (8.33%) DHCP
12 13 (8.33%) DNS
13 12 (7.69%) Network Security
14 11 (7.05%) OSPF
15 10 (6.41%) Cisco IPT
16 9 (5.77%) IPsec
16 9 (5.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.21%) MySQL
2 3 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 33 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 30 (19.23%) Finance
3 6 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) French Language
4 3 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.28%) Billing
5 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (23.72%) Project Manager
2 24 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 22 (14.10%) Analyst
4 20 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (11.54%) Support Engineer
6 17 (10.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (10.26%) Desktop Support
8 14 (8.97%) Support Analyst
9 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
9 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 10 (6.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (5.77%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (5.77%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (5.13%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (5.13%) Active Directory Support
12 8 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (5.13%) Service Desk Support
12 8 (5.13%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) COM
1 1 (0.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) Video Conferencing
2 23 (14.74%) Data Centre
3 18 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (5.77%) Blackberry
7 7 (4.49%) iPad
8 5 (3.21%) Handset
8 5 (3.21%) PMI
9 4 (2.56%) CCTV
9 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.56%) SCADA
10 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.92%) IVR
11 2 (1.28%) Media Streaming
12 1 (0.64%) ASIC
12 1 (0.64%) CMDB
12 1 (0.64%) iPhone
12 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.97%) Windows
2 21 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.97%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 12 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 10 (6.41%) Unix
6 10 (6.41%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.49%) Linux
9 6 (3.85%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.85%) Windows 2000
10 5 (3.21%) Debian
10 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.41%) ITIL
2 32 (20.51%) PRINCE2
3 30 (19.23%) Project Management
4 19 (12.18%) Service Delivery
5 17 (10.90%) Change Management
6 14 (8.97%) Incident Management
6 14 (8.97%) Migration
7 9 (5.77%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.13%) Email Migration
8 8 (5.13%) High Availability
8 8 (5.13%) Performance Management
8 8 (5.13%) Server Building
8 8 (5.13%) WFM
9 6 (3.85%) Break/Fix
9 6 (3.85%) Data Protection
9 6 (3.85%) Feasibility Study
9 6 (3.85%) Information Security
9 6 (3.85%) Service Management
9 6 (3.85%) Software Deployment
9 6 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.77%) SQL
2 2 (1.28%) C
3 1 (0.64%) Java
3 1 (0.64%) Perl
3 1 (0.64%) Python
3 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (14.74%) Degree
3 22 (14.10%) CCNP
3 22 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.97%) MCSE
5 13 (8.33%) CCNA
5 13 (8.33%) PMP
6 12 (7.69%) MCP
7 10 (6.41%) CCIE
8 8 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (3.85%) CCDP
9 6 (3.85%) HNC
9 6 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (3.21%) MCSA
10 5 (3.21%) PMI Certification
10 5 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.56%) CCIE Wireless
11 4 (2.56%) MOS
11 4 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 52 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.41%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.41%) vSphere
4 4 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 24 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (13.46%) SCCM
3 7 (4.49%) AirWatch
4 6 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (3.21%) Terraform
6 4 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco CME
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.64%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.64%) Nagios
8 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (46.79%) Cisco
2 59 (37.82%) Microsoft
3 23 (14.74%) Citrix
4 20 (12.82%) Avaya
5 19 (12.18%) VMware
6 10 (6.41%) CheckPoint
6 10 (6.41%) Wyse
7 7 (4.49%) F5
7 7 (4.49%) Ivanti
7 7 (4.49%) Polycom
8 6 (3.85%) Apple
8 6 (3.85%) CommVault
8 6 (3.85%) Nortel
8 6 (3.85%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.21%) HP
10 4 (2.56%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.56%) Meraki
11 3 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (1.92%) Brocade
11 3 (1.92%) Tandberg