Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VoIP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VoIP over the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 325 299
Rank change year-on-year -51 -26 +6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 591 832 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.76% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 4.83% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 474 522
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.36% +6.80%
10th Percentile £170 £174 £158
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £351 £320
% change year-on-year +7.70% +9.53% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 87
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £33.60 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +63.90% +9.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £56.41 £46.48 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% +21.95% +8.71%

VoIP 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 13167 17216 16350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.65% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 10435 9143
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 799 934
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
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 VoIP within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 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 -29 546 £378 +0.67% 119
UK excluding London -15 392 £378 +7.70% 88
London -47 185 £375 -7.98% 36
South East -14 130 £386 +7.29% 32
North of England +59 88 £425 +25.93% 26
Midlands +16 62 £400 -3.03% 13
North West +21 59 £425 +28.30% 17
West Midlands +24 50 £413 -2.94% 9
East of England +2 48 £263 -12.50% 8
South West -53 31 £363 - 4
Yorkshire +30 26 £394 +15.81% 8
Scotland +39 21 £151 -39.80% 2
Wales -30 13 £375 - 3
East Midlands -9 12 £400 +23.08% 4
North East +57 3 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP 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 VoIP.

1 314 (53.13%) Cisco
2 216 (36.55%) Firewall
3 205 (34.69%) WAN
4 201 (34.01%) LAN
5 178 (30.12%) Windows
6 154 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
7 128 (21.66%) Microsoft
8 123 (20.81%) Active Directory
9 117 (19.80%) Telecoms
10 116 (19.63%) VPN
11 99 (16.75%) TCP/IP
12 97 (16.41%) CCNP
13 93 (15.74%) Wireless
14 85 (14.38%) VMware
15 83 (14.04%) Linux
15 83 (14.04%) ITIL
16 81 (13.71%) Security Cleared
17 77 (13.03%) CCNA
17 77 (13.03%) DNS
18 73 (12.35%) Windows Server
19 69 (11.68%) Project Management
20 67 (11.34%) Unified Communications
21 66 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
22 64 (10.83%) Wi-Fi
22 64 (10.83%) Data Centre
23 63 (10.66%) Migration
24 61 (10.32%) DHCP
24 61 (10.32%) MPLS
24 61 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
25 60 (10.15%) Network Security

VoIP
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 56 (9.48%) Skype for Business
2 51 (8.63%) MS Exchange
3 39 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.05%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.52%) IIS
7 7 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.18%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.02%) Apache
8 6 (1.02%) Apache Qpid
8 6 (1.02%) CMS
8 6 (1.02%) Confluence
9 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.34%) Jetty
10 2 (0.34%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.34%) nginx
10 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.68%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 4 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.12%) Office 365
2 22 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.86%) SaaS
5 10 (1.69%) IaaS
6 5 (0.85%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.51%) Yammer
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.34%) G Suite
9 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.34%) PaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 216 (36.55%) Firewall
2 205 (34.69%) WAN
3 201 (34.01%) LAN
4 116 (19.63%) VPN
5 99 (16.75%) TCP/IP
6 93 (15.74%) Wireless
7 77 (13.03%) DNS
8 67 (11.34%) Unified Communications
9 64 (10.83%) Wi-Fi
10 61 (10.32%) DHCP
10 61 (10.32%) MPLS
11 60 (10.15%) Network Security
12 59 (9.98%) OSPF
13 56 (9.48%) BGP
14 50 (8.46%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (7.61%) VLAN
16 41 (6.94%) Skype
17 40 (6.77%) Ethernet
17 40 (6.77%) ISDN
18 38 (6.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.86%) Redis
3 10 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.85%) dBASE
5 5 (0.85%) EDRMS
5 5 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (0.68%) MS Access
6 4 (0.68%) MySQL
6 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (2.37%) GCC
2 11 (1.86%) GDB
2 11 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.86%) Subversion
2 11 (1.86%) Trac
3 9 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.18%) JIRA
5 6 (1.02%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.02%) CMake
5 6 (1.02%) GoogleTest
5 6 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.68%) Valgrind
7 3 (0.51%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.51%) Selenium
7 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.51%) VTune
8 2 (0.34%) Xcode
General
1 117 (19.80%) Telecoms
2 57 (9.64%) Finance
3 23 (3.89%) Banking
4 12 (2.03%) Retail
5 9 (1.52%) Back Office
6 7 (1.18%) Law
6 7 (1.18%) Legal
7 5 (0.85%) French Language
7 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Advertising
8 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.68%) Front Office
8 4 (0.68%) Local Government
8 4 (0.68%) Marketing
9 2 (0.34%) Automotive
9 2 (0.34%) Billing
9 2 (0.34%) Electronics
9 2 (0.34%) German Language
9 2 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 129 (21.83%) Network Engineer
2 54 (9.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 52 (8.80%) Project Manager
4 51 (8.63%) Analyst
5 44 (7.45%) Architect
6 38 (6.43%) Support Engineer
7 35 (5.92%) Voice Engineer
8 30 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 28 (4.74%) IT Support
9 28 (4.74%) Network Specialist
10 27 (4.57%) Consultant
11 24 (4.06%) VoIP Engineer
12 22 (3.72%) Infrastructure Manager
13 21 (3.55%) Desktop Support
14 20 (3.38%) Telecoms Engineer
15 19 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.21%) Support Analyst
16 18 (3.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 17 (2.88%) Network Architect
18 16 (2.71%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (3.21%) XMPP
3 12 (2.03%) 802.1X
4 11 (1.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 11 (1.86%) CSS
4 11 (1.86%) STL
4 11 (1.86%) Web Services
4 11 (1.86%) XML
5 9 (1.52%) RESTful
6 8 (1.35%) HTML
7 7 (1.18%) .NET
8 6 (1.02%) WAP
9 4 (0.68%) Android SDK
9 4 (0.68%) iOS SDK
10 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.51%) WCF
10 3 (0.51%) WF
11 2 (0.34%) J2EE
11 2 (0.34%) Node.js
11 2 (0.34%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.92%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.38%) IVR
6 19 (3.21%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.71%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.54%) Cyber Attack
9 13 (2.20%) Clustering
10 11 (1.86%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.69%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.52%) Replication
12 9 (1.52%) Smartphone
13 8 (1.35%) Handset
13 8 (1.35%) iPad
13 8 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (1.18%) BBC
14 7 (1.18%) CCTV
14 7 (1.18%) CESG
14 7 (1.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 178 (30.12%) Windows
2 83 (14.04%) Linux
3 73 (12.35%) Windows Server
4 57 (9.64%) Windows 7
5 46 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (6.09%) Windows 10
8 34 (5.75%) Unix
9 15 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.52%) Android
11 8 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.35%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.02%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.02%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.85%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (14.04%) ITIL
2 69 (11.68%) Project Management
3 63 (10.66%) Migration
4 39 (6.60%) Network Design
5 37 (6.26%) Network Monitoring
6 36 (6.09%) PRINCE2
7 35 (5.92%) Information Security
7 35 (5.92%) Network Management
8 30 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (4.74%) Open Source
9 28 (4.74%) Patch Management
10 26 (4.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 25 (4.23%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (3.05%) Case Management
12 18 (3.05%) Load Balancing
13 16 (2.71%) Security Operations
14 15 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (2.54%) Configuration Management
14 15 (2.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.26%) SQL
2 19 (3.21%) Python
3 18 (3.05%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.20%) C++
4 13 (2.20%) Perl
5 12 (2.03%) C
5 12 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.52%) C#
6 9 (1.52%) VBScript
7 8 (1.35%) Java
8 7 (1.18%) Ruby
9 6 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.34%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) Tcl
12 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 154 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (16.41%) CCNP
3 81 (13.71%) Security Cleared
4 77 (13.03%) CCNA
5 58 (9.81%) SC Cleared
6 41 (6.94%) CCIE
7 30 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (4.57%) CISSP
9 26 (4.40%) Degree
10 24 (4.06%) SANS
10 24 (4.06%) SSCP
11 22 (3.72%) MCSE
12 19 (3.21%) CCNP Voice
13 18 (3.05%) CCVP
14 16 (2.71%) DV Cleared
15 15 (2.54%) CCDP
16 14 (2.37%) PMI Certification
16 14 (2.37%) PMP
17 13 (2.20%) MCITP
18 12 (2.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.57%) SLA
2 6 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.85%) PMO
4 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) COBIT
5 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.34%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.34%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
System Software
1 123 (20.81%) Active Directory
2 61 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.03%) XenApp
6 10 (1.69%) vSphere
7 7 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.02%) Docker
8 6 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.85%) NFS
9 5 (0.85%) pfSense
9 5 (0.85%) Snort
10 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.51%) Firmware
11 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.34%) Xen
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 57 (9.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 44 (7.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 31 (5.25%) SCCM
4 25 (4.23%) QRadar
5 22 (3.72%) Cisco UCCE
6 14 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
7 11 (1.86%) Kibana
7 11 (1.86%) logstash
8 7 (1.18%) Nessus
8 7 (1.18%) Nexpose
8 7 (1.18%) Nmap
8 7 (1.18%) SCOM
9 6 (1.02%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (1.02%) Nagios
10 5 (0.85%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.85%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.85%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.68%) Netcool
Vendors
1 314 (53.13%) Cisco
2 128 (21.66%) Microsoft
3 85 (14.38%) VMware
4 56 (9.48%) CheckPoint
5 52 (8.80%) Avaya
6 47 (7.95%) Juniper
7 46 (7.78%) Apple
8 45 (7.61%) F5
9 38 (6.43%) Citrix
10 36 (6.09%) HP
11 31 (5.25%) SolarWinds
12 28 (4.74%) NetApp
12 28 (4.74%) Palo Alto
13 26 (4.40%) Mitel
13 26 (4.40%) Splunk
14 21 (3.55%) IBM
15 19 (3.21%) LogRhythm
16 17 (2.88%) Fortinet
17 14 (2.37%) Riverbed
18 13 (2.20%) Infoblox
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