Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Telephony Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Telephony Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 833 864
Rank change year-on-year -21 +31 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Telephony Engineer 23 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.046% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.048% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 14
UK median daily rate £320 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £155 £135 £283
90th Percentile £375 £440 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £313 £350
% change year-on-year -36.00% -10.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £23.08 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +86.86% -25.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £12.35
% change year-on-year -40.00% +102.43% -25.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Telephony Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Telephony Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Telephony Engineer in the UK

Telephony Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Telephony Engineer in the UK

Telephony Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Telephony Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Telephony Engineer in the UK

Telephony Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Telephony Engineer in the UK

Telephony Engineer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Telephony Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 -6 20 £320 +6.67% 3
UK excluding London +4 15 £200 -36.00% 2
London -30 7 £350 +204.35% 1
North of England +47 4 £351 +8.08%
Yorkshire +21 3 £351 +8.08%
South East -3 3 £205 - 1
East of England -4 3 £160 -
Midlands +18 2 - - 1
Wales +13 2 £188 -53.13%
North East +63 1 - -
West Midlands +20 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
South West -10 1 - -

Telephony Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Telephony Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Telephony Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Avaya
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (26.09%) VoIP
4 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 5 (21.74%) LAN
4 5 (21.74%) CCNP
4 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
5 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (17.39%) VPN
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
6 3 (13.04%) IVR
6 3 (13.04%) IP Telephony
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) SLA
7 2 (8.70%) CCNA
7 2 (8.70%) Nortel
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) Nortel Meridian
7 2 (8.70%) XMPP
7 2 (8.70%) VLAN
7 2 (8.70%) Migration

Telephony Engineer Skill Set
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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) VoIP
2 5 (21.74%) LAN
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) IP Telephony
4 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.70%) Nortel Meridian
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.35%) ISDN
6 1 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (4.35%) OpenScape
6 1 (4.35%) SMS
6 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) IVR
2 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.70%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Contingency Planning
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.35%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Avaya
3 2 (8.70%) Nortel
4 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Mitel
4 1 (4.35%) Panasonic
4 1 (4.35%) Red Box
4 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.35%) Siemens
4 1 (4.35%) Verint