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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 314 289
Rank change year-on-year +2 -25  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 312 379 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.75% 4.74% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 234 236
Median daily rate £385 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £198 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £350 £288
% change year-on-year +11.78% +21.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 27
Median hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +114.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.60 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -56.25% +102.53%  

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 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 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 +12 288 £385 +2.66% 135
London +15 103 £363 -13.69% 41
South East +3 85 £400 +14.28% 25
Hampshire -15 26 £385 +10.00% 2
North West +14 23 £450 +40.62% 21
Manchester +15 22 £450 -18.18% 16
West Midlands +24 19 £335 -25.55% 14
Yorkshire +27 18 £325 -26.96% 11
Berkshire +21 18 £400 - 7
Surrey +19 16 £425 -5.55% 7
East of England +5 15 £285 +58.33% 6
South West -18 15 £400 +6.66% 8
Salford - 15 £450 -
City of London +16 14 £237 -46.40% 8
Wales +2 12 £375 -
Reading +19 11 £413 +35.24% 4
South Yorkshire +17 11 £463 +156.94% 2
Camberley - 10 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £170 - 2
Hook +14 8 £325 -33.87%
West Sussex +12 8 £444 +121.87%
South Wales +11 8 £395 +5.33%
Sheffield +9 8 £525 +262.06% 1
Milton Keynes +5 8 £170 - 1
Scotland +24 7 £313 +11.87% 3
Birmingham +9 7 £219 -51.38% 3
Gloucestershire +2 7 £425 +220.75% 1
Southampton -14 7 £386 +10.35% 2
Hertfordshire +3 5 £275 - 2
Oxfordshire -7 5 £450 +63.63% 5

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 395 (52.53%) Cisco
2 239 (31.78%) WAN
3 224 (29.79%) Windows
3 224 (29.79%) Firewall
4 213 (28.32%) LAN
5 211 (28.06%) Cisco Certification
6 160 (21.28%) Telecoms
7 147 (19.55%) Microsoft
8 142 (18.88%) Active Directory
9 141 (18.75%) CCNA
10 131 (17.42%) CCNP
11 129 (17.15%) TCP/IP
12 125 (16.62%) VPN
12 125 (16.62%) Linux
13 118 (15.69%) ITIL
13 118 (15.69%) VMware
13 118 (15.69%) Security Cleared
14 102 (13.56%) SC Cleared
15 92 (12.23%) DNS
16 89 (11.84%) Unified Communications
17 88 (11.70%) Data Centre
17 88 (11.70%) Migration
18 87 (11.57%) Wireless
19 78 (10.37%) Windows 7
20 77 (10.24%) PBX
21 76 (10.11%) CheckPoint
21 76 (10.11%) Finance
22 74 (9.84%) Cisco CUCM
23 73 (9.71%) Windows Server
23 73 (9.71%) MS Office

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 59 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 57 (7.58%) Skype for Business
3 46 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.86%) Confluence
7 13 (1.73%) Apache Qpid
8 11 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.33%) IIS
10 9 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.93%) Apache
12 6 (0.80%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.66%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.27%) JBoss
16 2 (0.27%) Jetty
16 2 (0.27%) nginx
16 2 (0.27%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
16 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 73 (9.71%) MS Office
2 58 (7.71%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.27%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.13%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.91%) Office 365
2 36 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.99%) SaaS
4 14 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.33%) IaaS
6 7 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.93%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.80%) OneDrive
7 6 (0.80%) Yammer
8 5 (0.66%) PaaS
9 3 (0.40%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.27%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 239 (31.78%) WAN
2 224 (29.79%) Firewall
3 213 (28.32%) LAN
4 129 (17.15%) TCP/IP
5 125 (16.62%) VPN
6 92 (12.23%) DNS
7 89 (11.84%) Unified Communications
8 87 (11.57%) Wireless
9 77 (10.24%) PBX
10 71 (9.44%) Network Security
11 69 (9.18%) DHCP
12 67 (8.91%) MPLS
13 59 (7.85%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (7.31%) Wi-Fi
15 49 (6.52%) Internet
16 47 (6.25%) OSPF
17 46 (6.12%) Ethernet
18 45 (5.98%) Skype
19 44 (5.85%) IP Telephony
20 43 (5.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.33%) Redis
3 7 (0.93%) MySQL
4 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.66%) dBASE
5 5 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (4.26%) GCC
2 24 (3.19%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.93%) GDB
3 22 (2.93%) Subversion
3 22 (2.93%) Trac
4 17 (2.26%) JIRA
5 15 (1.99%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.86%) Bitbucket
6 14 (1.86%) CMake
7 13 (1.73%) GoogleTest
8 11 (1.46%) Valgrind
9 10 (1.33%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.40%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.40%) VTune
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 160 (21.28%) Telecoms
2 76 (10.11%) Finance
3 20 (2.66%) Banking
4 15 (1.99%) Legal
4 15 (1.99%) Retail
5 11 (1.46%) Back Office
6 10 (1.33%) Law
7 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.80%) Front Office
8 6 (0.80%) Local Government
9 5 (0.66%) Automotive
9 5 (0.66%) Military
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.40%) French Language
10 3 (0.40%) German Language
10 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (21.68%) Network Engineer
2 92 (12.23%) Analyst
3 71 (9.44%) Cisco Engineer
4 50 (6.65%) Project Manager
5 49 (6.52%) Architect
6 43 (5.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 41 (5.45%) Support Engineer
8 37 (4.92%) Voice Engineer
8 37 (4.92%) VoIP Engineer
9 34 (4.52%) Software Engineer
10 30 (3.99%) Support Analyst
11 26 (3.46%) Network Analyst
12 25 (3.32%) Developer
12 25 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 22 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
13 22 (2.93%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (2.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 19 (2.53%) Design Engineer
15 19 (2.53%) Desktop Support
16 17 (2.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.99%) Elastic Stack
2 29 (3.86%) STL
3 22 (2.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 19 (2.53%) XML
5 15 (1.99%) CSS
6 14 (1.86%) Web Services
7 12 (1.60%) XMPP
8 11 (1.46%) RESTful
9 9 (1.20%) HTML
10 8 (1.06%) .NET
10 8 (1.06%) 802.1X
11 5 (0.66%) WAP
12 4 (0.53%) Android SDK
12 4 (0.53%) iOS SDK
12 4 (0.53%) J2EE
12 4 (0.53%) Middleware
13 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.40%) WCF
13 3 (0.40%) WebRTC
13 3 (0.40%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.70%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (6.12%) IVR
4 33 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (3.06%) Blackberry
5 23 (3.06%) Smartphone
6 22 (2.93%) Handset
7 18 (2.39%) Driving Licence
8 17 (2.26%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.13%) Cyber Attack
9 16 (2.13%) iPad
10 13 (1.73%) Clustering
10 13 (1.73%) Replication
11 12 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (1.60%) iPhone
12 8 (1.06%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.93%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 224 (29.79%) Windows
2 125 (16.62%) Linux
3 78 (10.37%) Windows 7
4 73 (9.71%) Windows Server
5 72 (9.57%) Unix
6 66 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (3.46%) Windows 10
9 21 (2.79%) Android
10 18 (2.39%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.99%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.46%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.20%) Solaris
14 8 (1.06%) CentOS
15 7 (0.93%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.53%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (15.69%) ITIL
2 88 (11.70%) Migration
3 65 (8.64%) Project Management
4 60 (7.98%) Network Design
5 50 (6.65%) Patch Management
6 40 (5.32%) PRINCE2
7 38 (5.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 36 (4.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 35 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
9 35 (4.65%) Software Engineering
10 33 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (4.39%) Validation
11 30 (3.99%) High Availability
12 29 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (3.72%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (3.72%) Service Management
14 25 (3.32%) OO
15 23 (3.06%) Mentoring
16 22 (2.93%) Customer Requirements
16 22 (2.93%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.52%) C++
1 34 (4.52%) SQL
2 27 (3.59%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.06%) Python
4 17 (2.26%) C
5 16 (2.13%) Perl
5 16 (2.13%) VBScript
6 15 (1.99%) Ruby
7 14 (1.86%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.60%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.46%) C#
10 10 (1.33%) Java
11 6 (0.80%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.53%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.13%) Tcl
13 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (28.06%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (18.75%) CCNA
3 131 (17.42%) CCNP
4 118 (15.69%) Security Cleared
5 102 (13.56%) SC Cleared
6 58 (7.71%) CCIE
7 44 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (4.79%) CISSP
9 34 (4.52%) SANS
10 33 (4.39%) SSCP
11 31 (4.12%) Degree
12 27 (3.59%) CCDP
13 24 (3.19%) CCVP
13 24 (3.19%) MCITP
14 23 (3.06%) MCSA
15 22 (2.93%) MCSE
16 20 (2.66%) DV Cleared
17 10 (1.33%) CCDA
18 8 (1.06%) JNCIP
19 7 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.52%) SLA
2 7 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.53%) QA
6 3 (0.40%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.40%) PMO
7 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 142 (18.88%) Active Directory
2 71 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.53%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.73%) Docker
4 13 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.33%) vSphere
7 8 (1.06%) XenApp
8 5 (0.66%) pfSense
8 5 (0.66%) Snort
9 4 (0.53%) Firmware
10 3 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.40%) KVM
10 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.40%) Xen
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 74 (9.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 42 (5.59%) Cisco UCCX
3 34 (4.52%) SCCM
4 33 (4.39%) Cisco UCCE
5 31 (4.12%) QRadar
6 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (1.46%) SCOM
7 10 (1.33%) Kibana
7 10 (1.33%) logstash
7 10 (1.33%) Nessus
7 10 (1.33%) Nexpose
7 10 (1.33%) Nmap
8 9 (1.20%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.20%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.20%) Nagios
9 8 (1.06%) Puppet
10 7 (0.93%) Ansible
10 7 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 395 (52.53%) Cisco
2 147 (19.55%) Microsoft
3 118 (15.69%) VMware
4 76 (10.11%) CheckPoint
5 63 (8.38%) Citrix
6 62 (8.24%) Apple
7 61 (8.11%) Avaya
8 52 (6.91%) F5
9 39 (5.19%) HP
9 39 (5.19%) Juniper
10 34 (4.52%) Splunk
11 27 (3.59%) Google
12 26 (3.46%) NetApp
13 21 (2.79%) IBM
13 21 (2.79%) LogRhythm
13 21 (2.79%) Remedy
14 20 (2.66%) Oracle
15 18 (2.39%) Verint
16 17 (2.26%) SolarWinds
17 16 (2.13%) Intel Security
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