Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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.

Soft Phone
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 886 881
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5 -18
Contract jobs citing Softphone 14 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.012% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.080% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 15
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +75.44% +62.86%
10th Percentile £430 £363 £144
90th Percentile £573 £545 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £513 £285
% change year-on-year +21.95% +79.82% +128.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £11.00 - £12.50
10th Percentile £10.50 - £12.25
90th Percentile £11.50 - £12.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 - £12.50

Softphone 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 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £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 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

Softphone
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Softphone as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Softphone over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 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 6 months to 22 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 +15 12 £450 -11.11% 1
London -30 7 £450 +24.14%
UK excluding London +29 5 £625 +21.95% 1
South East - 4 £625 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 7 (50.00%) VoIP
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) LDAP
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) PBX
4 4 (28.57%) HTTP
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) HTTPS
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 4 (28.57%) CTI
4 4 (28.57%) RTP
4 4 (28.57%) IPsec
4 4 (28.57%) Process Management
4 4 (28.57%) Fedora
4 4 (28.57%) Debian
4 4 (28.57%) JTAPI
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
4 4 (28.57%) SSH
4 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) TAPI
4 4 (28.57%) PA-DSS
4 4 (28.57%) Asterisk PBX

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 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) VoIP
2 4 (28.57%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (28.57%) CTI
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) HTTP
2 4 (28.57%) HTTPS
2 4 (28.57%) IPsec
2 4 (28.57%) LDAP
2 4 (28.57%) PBX
2 4 (28.57%) RTP
2 4 (28.57%) SSH
3 2 (14.29%) PSTN
3 2 (14.29%) SCCP
3 2 (14.29%) Skype
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) VPLS
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (7.14%) Electronics
4 1 (7.14%) Law
4 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Platform Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Telephony Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Telephony Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Voice Design Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Voice Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Voice Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Floorwalker
5 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Project Office Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) JTAPI
1 4 (28.57%) RFC 2833
1 4 (28.57%) TAPI
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Debian
2 4 (28.57%) Fedora
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Presales
1 4 (28.57%) Process Management
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Application Discovery
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) HND
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (28.57%) PA-DSS
1 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) BT
4 2 (14.29%) NICE Systems
4 2 (14.29%) Speakerbus
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Mitel
5 1 (7.14%) SAP