Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 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.

Soft Phone
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 825 865
Rank change year-on-year -48 +40 +1
Contract jobs citing Softphone 8 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.060% 0.031% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
UK median daily rate £450 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -33.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £195 £205 £83
90th Percentile £525 £345 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £288 £338
% change year-on-year +39.13% -14.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 13,423 12,744 15,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.33% 14.04% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,322 7,766 9,426
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 740 694
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.24% -18.00% +11.48%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.52% -20.40% +10.18%

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 20 May 2018.

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 4 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 20 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 -55 8 £450 +80.00% 1
London -38 7 £450 +80.00%
South East -18 1 £400 +10.34%
UK excluding London -30 1 £400 +39.13% 1

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Softphone 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 Softphone.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Polycom
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) DameWare
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (12.50%) Samsung
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (12.50%) iPhone
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM

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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
2 1 (12.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Law
1 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) International Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Floorwalker
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Floorwalker
2 1 (12.50%) IT Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Project Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Project Director
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Telephony Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Telephony Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) PMI
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) API Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (12.50%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (12.50%) DameWare
1 1 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Polycom
2 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Samsung