Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 702 681
Rank change year-on-year -23 -21 -83
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 165 145 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 1.14% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 98 121
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £174 £266 £170
90th Percentile £611 £538 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +6.81% +8.55% +27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 12
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% +4.88%
10th Percentile £14.15 £14.60 £13.23
90th Percentile £37.30 £33.00 £43.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.44 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.36% -18.90% +4.88%

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 13,566 12,725 15,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 13.97% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,383 7,777 9,467
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £204 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 735 707
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.24 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.30% -20.40% +11.11%

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 26 May 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 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IP Telephony in the UK

IP Telephony
Top 15 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 26 May 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 -36 149 £381 -0.97% 67
UK excluding London -16 96 £400 +6.81% 53
London -26 68 £375 -8.54% 19
South East -9 47 £338 -10.00% 14
North of England -20 14 £625 +25.00% 21
South West +14 13 £350 +3.70% 5
Wales - 11 £400 - 3
North West -11 7 £625 +66.67% 15
North East +13 6 £625 +2.04%
Midlands -20 4 £300 - 4
Yorkshire -27 4 - - 6
Scotland -31 4 £369 +34.09% 1
East of England -13 3 £390 -5.40% 4
East Midlands -7 2 £300 - 2
West Midlands -21 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 102 (61.82%) Cisco
2 80 (48.48%) WAN
3 67 (40.61%) Microsoft
4 59 (35.76%) LAN
5 55 (33.33%) Firewall
6 51 (30.91%) Windows
7 48 (29.09%) ITIL
8 47 (28.48%) Unified Communications
9 45 (27.27%) MPLS
10 44 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (26.06%) Active Directory
12 40 (24.24%) VoIP
13 38 (23.03%) Finance
14 33 (20.00%) VPN
14 33 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
15 31 (18.79%) CCNP
15 31 (18.79%) Project Management
16 30 (18.18%) Wireless
17 29 (17.58%) BGP
17 29 (17.58%) Data Centre
18 27 (16.36%) Migration
18 27 (16.36%) Video Conferencing
19 26 (15.76%) Internet
19 26 (15.76%) PRINCE2
20 25 (15.15%) MS Exchange
20 25 (15.15%) Office 365
21 24 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
21 24 (14.55%) CCIE
21 24 (14.55%) Telecoms
22 23 (13.94%) Citrix

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 25 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.12%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.45%) Apache
5 5 (3.03%) IIS
5 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.42%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.21%) CMS
7 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.15%) Office 365
2 5 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.03%) PaaS
3 4 (2.42%) SaaS
4 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (48.48%) WAN
2 59 (35.76%) LAN
3 55 (33.33%) Firewall
4 47 (28.48%) Unified Communications
5 45 (27.27%) MPLS
6 40 (24.24%) VoIP
7 33 (20.00%) VPN
8 30 (18.18%) Wireless
9 29 (17.58%) BGP
10 26 (15.76%) Internet
11 22 (13.33%) Skype
12 21 (12.73%) TCP/IP
13 19 (11.52%) Cisco IPT
14 16 (9.70%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (9.70%) DHCP
15 15 (9.09%) DNS
16 14 (8.48%) EIGRP
16 14 (8.48%) OSPF
16 14 (8.48%) SAN
16 14 (8.48%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.24%) MySQL
2 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 38 (23.03%) Finance
2 24 (14.55%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.64%) Banking
4 5 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Back Office
5 3 (1.82%) French Language
5 3 (1.82%) Retail
6 2 (1.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (16.97%) Network Engineer
1 28 (16.97%) Project Manager
2 20 (12.12%) Analyst
3 19 (11.52%) Desktop Support
4 16 (9.70%) Support Engineer
5 15 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.88%) Architect
7 12 (7.27%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.27%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 11 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
8 11 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 10 (6.06%) IP Telephony Engineer
9 10 (6.06%) Telephony Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) IP Engineer
10 9 (5.45%) Unified Communications Manager
11 8 (4.85%) Active Directory Support
11 8 (4.85%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.82%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.61%) COM
2 1 (0.61%) CSS
2 1 (0.61%) VXML
2 1 (0.61%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.58%) Data Centre
2 27 (16.36%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (10.30%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.27%) Management Information System
6 11 (6.67%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (4.24%) PMI
8 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
9 5 (3.03%) Blackberry
9 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
9 5 (3.03%) IVR
10 4 (2.42%) iPad
11 3 (1.82%) Handset
11 3 (1.82%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.21%) Clustering
12 2 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (1.21%) iPhone
12 2 (1.21%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.91%) Windows
2 23 (13.94%) Windows 7
3 22 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
5 12 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.06%) Linux
7 10 (6.06%) Unix
8 9 (5.45%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.85%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.64%) Debian
11 5 (3.03%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.42%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.42%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.82%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.61%) Android
15 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.09%) ITIL
2 31 (18.79%) Project Management
3 27 (16.36%) Migration
4 26 (15.76%) PRINCE2
5 23 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (9.70%) Service Delivery
7 12 (7.27%) WFM
8 11 (6.67%) Decision-Making
9 10 (6.06%) Change Management
10 9 (5.45%) Email Migration
10 9 (5.45%) Load Balancing
10 9 (5.45%) Network Design
10 9 (5.45%) Server Building
10 9 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.85%) Network Architecture
11 8 (4.85%) Work Breakdown Structure
12 7 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 7 (4.24%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.06%) C
1 10 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (0.61%) Java
2 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (18.79%) CCNP
3 24 (14.55%) CCIE
4 21 (12.73%) CCDP
5 20 (12.12%) CCNA
6 19 (11.52%) Security Cleared
7 18 (10.91%) Degree
8 17 (10.30%) SC Cleared
9 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (6.06%) MCSE
10 10 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (4.24%) PMI Certification
12 6 (3.64%) CISSP
12 6 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (3.64%) MCP
12 6 (3.64%) MCSA
12 6 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (3.03%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (3.03%) CISM
14 4 (2.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.21%) RMADS
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (26.06%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.82%) Firmware
5 2 (1.21%) vSphere
5 2 (1.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (12.73%) SCCM
3 9 (5.45%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (3.03%) Terraform
5 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.82%) Cisco CME
6 3 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.82%) WSUS
7 2 (1.21%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (1.21%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.61%) Puppet
8 1 (0.61%) SCOM
8 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 102 (61.82%) Cisco
2 67 (40.61%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.94%) Citrix
4 17 (10.30%) VMware
5 16 (9.70%) Polycom
6 12 (7.27%) Apple
7 11 (6.67%) Avaya
8 9 (5.45%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.45%) HP
9 6 (3.64%) Mercator
9 6 (3.64%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.64%) Wyse
10 5 (3.03%) F5
11 4 (2.42%) Juniper
11 4 (2.42%) Tandberg
12 3 (1.82%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.82%) McAfee
12 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.82%) Splunk
13 2 (1.21%) Verint