Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 320 294
Rank change year-on-year -52 -26 +17
Contract jobs citing VoIP 591 830 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.75% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.48% 4.82% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 479 530
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £170 £174 £157
90th Percentile £525 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £350 £318
% change year-on-year +7.50% +10.24% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £33.60 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +63.90% +11.56%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.75 £13.43
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% +9.33%

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 13202 17208 16269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.87% 15.63% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 10427 9080
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £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 772 797 927
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £25.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +19.42% +11.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 -37 545 £375 - 127
UK excluding London -8 395 £376 +7.50% 96
London -27 181 £363 -10.49% 41
South East -4 132 £385 +8.45% 27
North of England +46 89 £425 +30.77% 27
Midlands +17 62 £400 -3.03% 16
North West +14 60 £425 +30.77% 13
West Midlands +25 50 £413 -2.94% 11
East of England +5 48 £263 -12.50% 9
South West -53 31 £363 -1.69% 7
Yorkshire +34 26 £413 +21.32% 13
Scotland +54 21 £151 -39.80% 5
Wales -26 13 £375 - 5
East Midlands 0 12 £400 +23.08% 5
North East +48 3 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 313 (52.96%) Cisco
2 219 (37.06%) Firewall
3 207 (35.03%) WAN
4 203 (34.35%) LAN
5 179 (30.29%) Windows
6 156 (26.40%) Cisco Certification
7 128 (21.66%) Microsoft
8 124 (20.98%) Active Directory
9 117 (19.80%) VPN
10 113 (19.12%) Telecoms
11 100 (16.92%) TCP/IP
12 97 (16.41%) CCNP
13 93 (15.74%) Wireless
14 87 (14.72%) VMware
15 84 (14.21%) Linux
16 82 (13.87%) ITIL
16 82 (13.87%) Security Cleared
17 79 (13.37%) CCNA
18 78 (13.20%) DNS
19 74 (12.52%) Windows Server
20 68 (11.51%) Unified Communications
21 67 (11.34%) Project Management
22 65 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
22 65 (11.00%) Data Centre
23 63 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
23 63 (10.66%) Wi-Fi
24 62 (10.49%) Migration
24 62 (10.49%) DHCP
25 61 (10.32%) MPLS
25 61 (10.32%) 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 54 (9.14%) Skype for Business
2 52 (8.80%) MS Exchange
3 40 (6.77%) 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%) Confluence
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
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 65 (11.00%) 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 23 (3.89%) 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
1 219 (37.06%) Firewall
2 207 (35.03%) WAN
3 203 (34.35%) LAN
4 117 (19.80%) VPN
5 100 (16.92%) TCP/IP
6 93 (15.74%) Wireless
7 78 (13.20%) DNS
8 68 (11.51%) Unified Communications
9 63 (10.66%) Wi-Fi
10 62 (10.49%) DHCP
11 61 (10.32%) MPLS
11 61 (10.32%) Network Security
12 59 (9.98%) OSPF
13 56 (9.48%) BGP
14 51 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
15 45 (7.61%) VLAN
16 40 (6.77%) Ethernet
16 40 (6.77%) ISDN
17 39 (6.60%) Skype
18 38 (6.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.75%) 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 8 (1.35%) 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
1 113 (19.12%) Telecoms
2 52 (8.80%) Finance
3 22 (3.72%) Banking
4 12 (2.03%) Retail
5 9 (1.52%) Back Office
6 7 (1.18%) Law
6 7 (1.18%) Legal
7 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.85%) French Language
9 4 (0.68%) Advertising
9 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.68%) Front Office
9 4 (0.68%) Local Government
9 4 (0.68%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) German Language
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 131 (22.17%) Network Engineer
2 53 (8.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 51 (8.63%) Analyst
3 51 (8.63%) Project Manager
4 44 (7.45%) Architect
5 37 (6.26%) Support Engineer
6 34 (5.75%) Voice Engineer
7 31 (5.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 29 (4.91%) Network Specialist
9 28 (4.74%) IT Support
10 27 (4.57%) Consultant
11 22 (3.72%) Desktop Support
11 22 (3.72%) Infrastructure Manager
11 22 (3.72%) VoIP Engineer
12 21 (3.55%) Support Analyst
13 19 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 17 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
15 17 (2.88%) Network Architect
15 17 (2.88%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (3.21%) XMPP
3 12 (2.03%) 802.1X
3 12 (2.03%) CSS
3 12 (2.03%) XML
4 11 (1.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 11 (1.86%) STL
4 11 (1.86%) Web Services
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 65 (11.00%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.28%) 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 15 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.54%) Cyber Attack
8 13 (2.20%) Clustering
9 11 (1.86%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.69%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.52%) Replication
11 9 (1.52%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.35%) CCTV
12 8 (1.35%) Handset
12 8 (1.35%) iPad
12 8 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (1.18%) BBC
13 7 (1.18%) CESG
13 7 (1.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 179 (30.29%) Windows
2 84 (14.21%) Linux
3 74 (12.52%) Windows Server
4 57 (9.64%) Windows 7
5 47 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (5.92%) 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
14 5 (0.85%) 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 82 (13.87%) ITIL
2 67 (11.34%) Project Management
3 62 (10.49%) Migration
4 40 (6.77%) 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%) PowerShell
2 19 (3.21%) Python
3 13 (2.20%) C++
3 13 (2.20%) Perl
4 12 (2.03%) C
4 12 (2.03%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.69%) VBScript
6 9 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.52%) C#
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
1 156 (26.40%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (16.41%) CCNP
3 82 (13.87%) Security Cleared
4 79 (13.37%) CCNA
5 59 (9.98%) SC Cleared
6 41 (6.94%) CCIE
7 32 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (4.57%) CISSP
9 25 (4.23%) Degree
10 24 (4.06%) SANS
10 24 (4.06%) SSCP
11 23 (3.89%) MCSE
12 19 (3.21%) CCNP Voice
12 19 (3.21%) CCVP
13 16 (2.71%) CCDP
13 16 (2.71%) DV Cleared
14 14 (2.37%) MCITP
14 14 (2.37%) PMI Certification
14 14 (2.37%) PMP
15 13 (2.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.91%) SLA
2 6 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.02%) PMO
3 5 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
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
1 124 (20.98%) Active Directory
2 63 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.38%) 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
12 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.34%) Xen
12 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 57 (9.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 44 (7.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 32 (5.41%) 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
1 313 (52.96%) Cisco
2 128 (21.66%) Microsoft
3 87 (14.72%) VMware
4 57 (9.64%) CheckPoint
5 50 (8.46%) Avaya
6 48 (8.12%) Juniper
7 46 (7.78%) Apple
7 46 (7.78%) F5
8 38 (6.43%) Citrix
9 36 (6.09%) HP
10 31 (5.25%) SolarWinds
11 29 (4.91%) 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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