The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Softphone skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Softphone over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Soft Phone
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 647 629
Rank change year-on-year +62 -18  
Contract jobs citing Softphone 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.009% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.032% 0.058% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £213 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.61% -10.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £325 -
% change year-on-year -34.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - -

Softphone is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6280 8561 8086
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 16.14% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3720 5192 4560
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 421 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +21.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Softphone
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Softphone as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Softphone in the UK

Softphone
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Softphone.

Contractor daily rate trend for Softphone in the UK

Softphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softphone.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Softphone in the UK

Softphone
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softphone within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 2 £213 -34.61%
West Midlands +25 2 £213 -
Coventry - 2 £213 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Softphone 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 Softphone.

1 2 (40.00%) Handset
1 2 (40.00%) ISDN
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
1 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (40.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) Verint
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

Softphone
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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) ISDN
1 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Communications Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Floorwalker
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Implementation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Handset
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
1 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Verint