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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 312 272
Rank change year-on-year -45 -40  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 277 390 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.72% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.30% 4.47% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 212 250
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £166 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £531 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £355 £331
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 48
Median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.53 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.55 £45.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -13.97% +13.41%  

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 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Top 10 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 28 June 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 -37 252 £375 - 131
UK excluding London -9 188 £363 +2.11% 86
London -29 83 £355 -11.25% 49
South East +6 57 £388 +3.33% 24
North of England +48 37 £349 -6.93% 21
Midlands +21 37 £413 +18.70% 16
East of England -1 24 £208 -30.66% 12
Scotland +47 18 £151 -53.69% 2
South West -27 15 £300 -7.69% 9
Wales -20 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 318 (53.81%) Cisco
2 205 (34.69%) Firewall
3 202 (34.18%) WAN
4 189 (31.98%) LAN
5 165 (27.92%) Windows
6 160 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
7 127 (21.49%) Microsoft
8 125 (21.15%) Active Directory
9 108 (18.27%) VPN
10 104 (17.60%) Telecoms
11 101 (17.09%) CCNP
12 95 (16.07%) ITIL
13 93 (15.74%) Wireless
14 92 (15.57%) TCP/IP
15 87 (14.72%) CCNA
15 87 (14.72%) VMware
16 79 (13.37%) Security Cleared
17 75 (12.69%) DNS
17 75 (12.69%) Microsoft Office
18 72 (12.18%) Linux
19 69 (11.68%) Migration
20 67 (11.34%) Data Centre
21 66 (11.17%) Windows Server
21 66 (11.17%) Unified Communications
22 65 (11.00%) MPLS
23 61 (10.32%) CheckPoint
24 60 (10.15%) Project Management
24 60 (10.15%) DHCP
24 60 (10.15%) SC Cleared
24 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%) MS Exchange
2 47 (7.95%) Skype for Business
3 44 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (1.69%) IIS
8 7 (1.18%) Confluence
8 7 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.02%) Apache
9 6 (1.02%) Apache Qpid
10 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.34%) CMS
11 2 (0.34%) Jetty
11 2 (0.34%) Mongrel
11 2 (0.34%) nginx
11 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 75 (12.69%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.35%) 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%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.63%) Office 365
2 25 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.03%) SaaS
5 9 (1.52%) IaaS
6 5 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.85%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.51%) Yammer
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.34%) G Suite
8 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.34%) PaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 205 (34.69%) Firewall
2 202 (34.18%) WAN
3 189 (31.98%) LAN
4 108 (18.27%) VPN
5 93 (15.74%) Wireless
6 92 (15.57%) TCP/IP
7 75 (12.69%) DNS
8 66 (11.17%) Unified Communications
9 65 (11.00%) MPLS
10 60 (10.15%) DHCP
10 60 (10.15%) Network Security
11 55 (9.31%) Cisco ASA
12 53 (8.97%) OSPF
13 50 (8.46%) BGP
14 47 (7.95%) VLAN
15 45 (7.61%) Wi-Fi
16 39 (6.60%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (6.26%) PBX
18 35 (5.92%) ISDN
18 35 (5.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.52%) Redis
2 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.85%) dBASE
3 5 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.68%) MS Access
4 4 (0.68%) MySQL
4 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (2.71%) GCC
2 12 (2.03%) GDB
2 12 (2.03%) Subversion
2 12 (2.03%) Trac
3 10 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.69%) JIRA
4 9 (1.52%) Jenkins
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%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.68%) Valgrind
7 3 (0.51%) CruiseControl
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%) Selenium
8 2 (0.34%) Travis CI
General
1 104 (17.60%) Telecoms
2 59 (9.98%) Finance
3 21 (3.55%) Banking
4 9 (1.52%) Law
4 9 (1.52%) Legal
4 9 (1.52%) Retail
5 8 (1.35%) Back Office
6 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.85%) Advertising
7 5 (0.85%) French Language
8 4 (0.68%) Front Office
8 4 (0.68%) Marketing
9 3 (0.51%) Local Government
10 2 (0.34%) Automotive
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) German Language
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 134 (22.67%) Network Engineer
2 59 (9.98%) Analyst
3 50 (8.46%) Project Manager
4 47 (7.95%) Architect
4 47 (7.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 37 (6.26%) Support Engineer
6 28 (4.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 28 (4.74%) IT Support
7 27 (4.57%) Consultant
8 26 (4.40%) Network Specialist
9 25 (4.23%) Voice Engineer
10 23 (3.89%) Support Analyst
11 22 (3.72%) Infrastructure Manager
11 22 (3.72%) VoIP Engineer
12 21 (3.55%) Desktop Support
12 21 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (2.88%) VoIP Project Manager
14 16 (2.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 16 (2.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
1 16 (2.71%) XMPP
2 12 (2.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 12 (2.03%) CSS
2 12 (2.03%) STL
2 12 (2.03%) XML
3 11 (1.86%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.86%) Web Services
4 9 (1.52%) RESTful
5 7 (1.18%) .NET
5 7 (1.18%) HTML
6 5 (0.85%) WAP
7 4 (0.68%) Android SDK
7 4 (0.68%) iOS SDK
8 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.51%) WCF
8 3 (0.51%) WF
9 2 (0.34%) J2EE
9 2 (0.34%) Servlets
10 1 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.34%) Data Centre
2 55 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.09%) Video Conferencing
4 33 (5.58%) IVR
5 21 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.88%) Handset
7 16 (2.71%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.03%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.86%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.86%) iPad
9 11 (1.86%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.69%) Replication
11 9 (1.52%) Clustering
11 9 (1.52%) iPhone
12 7 (1.18%) BBC
12 7 (1.18%) CCTV
12 7 (1.18%) CESG
13 6 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
13 6 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 165 (27.92%) Windows
2 72 (12.18%) Linux
3 66 (11.17%) Windows Server
4 58 (9.81%) Windows 7
5 55 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (5.41%) Windows 10
8 24 (4.06%) Unix
9 18 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.69%) Android
10 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.35%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.35%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.85%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.07%) ITIL
2 69 (11.68%) Migration
3 60 (10.15%) Project Management
4 41 (6.94%) Network Design
5 35 (5.92%) Network Management
6 34 (5.75%) Network Monitoring
7 31 (5.25%) PRINCE2
8 29 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (4.40%) Open Source
10 25 (4.23%) Information Security
11 23 (3.89%) Load Balancing
12 22 (3.72%) Validation
13 21 (3.55%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (3.38%) Patch Management
14 20 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (3.05%) High Availability
16 17 (2.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 16 (2.71%) Software Engineering
17 16 (2.71%) Vulnerability Management
18 15 (2.54%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.58%) SQL
2 17 (2.88%) Python
3 16 (2.71%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.54%) C
5 13 (2.20%) C++
6 11 (1.86%) JavaScript
6 11 (1.86%) Perl
7 10 (1.69%) VBScript
8 9 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.35%) C#
9 8 (1.35%) Java
10 7 (1.18%) Ruby
11 6 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.68%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.17%) PHP
13 1 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 160 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (17.09%) CCNP
3 87 (14.72%) CCNA
4 79 (13.37%) Security Cleared
5 60 (10.15%) SC Cleared
6 42 (7.11%) CCIE
7 31 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (3.72%) MCSE
9 21 (3.55%) CCDP
9 21 (3.55%) Degree
10 19 (3.21%) CISSP
11 16 (2.71%) DV Cleared
11 16 (2.71%) SANS
11 16 (2.71%) SSCP
12 15 (2.54%) CCVP
12 15 (2.54%) PMP
13 14 (2.37%) CCNP Voice
13 14 (2.37%) MCITP
13 14 (2.37%) PMI Certification
14 13 (2.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.75%) SLA
2 7 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.18%) PMO
3 6 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.34%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.34%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 125 (21.15%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.20%) XenApp
6 10 (1.69%) vSphere
7 6 (1.02%) Docker
8 5 (0.85%) pfSense
8 5 (0.85%) Snort
8 5 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.51%) Firmware
10 3 (0.51%) NFS
10 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.34%) Xen
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (9.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 38 (6.43%) Cisco UCCX
3 32 (5.41%) SCCM
4 20 (3.38%) Cisco UCCE
5 16 (2.71%) QRadar
6 13 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (1.52%) Kibana
7 9 (1.52%) logstash
8 7 (1.18%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.02%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.85%) Nagios
10 5 (0.85%) SCOM
11 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.68%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.68%) Netcool
11 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.68%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 318 (53.81%) Cisco
2 127 (21.49%) Microsoft
3 87 (14.72%) VMware
4 61 (10.32%) CheckPoint
5 52 (8.80%) Avaya
6 50 (8.46%) F5
7 46 (7.78%) Juniper
8 41 (6.94%) Citrix
9 39 (6.60%) Apple
10 37 (6.26%) HP
11 27 (4.57%) Palo Alto
12 26 (4.40%) SolarWinds
13 24 (4.06%) NetApp
14 21 (3.55%) Verint
15 20 (3.38%) Fortinet
16 19 (3.21%) IBM
17 17 (2.88%) LogRhythm
17 17 (2.88%) Mitel
17 17 (2.88%) Splunk
18 16 (2.71%) Google
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