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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
UK
Rank 313 302 304
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 317 370 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.70% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 4.75% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 224 227
Median daily rate £385 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £285
% change year-on-year +10.71% +22.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 21
Median hourly rate £19.50 £38.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.67% +150.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -56.25% +158.06%  

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 6543 7794 7756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.76% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 4640 4230
Median daily rate £400 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 332 429
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 23 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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 23 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 +8 293 £385 +2.66% 154
London +8 107 £375 -10.71% 41
South East +2 88 £394 +14.54% 36
Hampshire -23 25 £385 +10.00% 8
North West +7 24 £450 +40.62% 26
Manchester +17 23 £450 -7.69% 16
West Midlands +18 19 £335 -25.55% 19
Berkshire +17 18 £400 +8.47% 9
Yorkshire +17 18 £325 -26.96% 10
Surrey +28 16 £425 +6.25% 5
East of England +2 15 £285 - 10
South West -15 15 £400 +6.66% 5
Salford - 15 £450 -
City of London +14 14 £237 -45.31% 6
Wales +6 13 £395 +5.33%
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £170 - 4
Reading +21 11 £413 +35.24% 3
South Yorkshire +11 11 £463 +156.94% 1
Milton Keynes +2 10 £170 - 2
Camberley - 10 - - 1
South Wales +11 9 £415 +10.66%
Hook +12 8 £325 -20.39%
West Sussex +10 8 £444 +121.87% 1
Sheffield +8 8 £525 +262.06% 1
Birmingham +7 8 £219 -51.38% 5
Scotland +29 7 £249 -11.07% 6
Southampton -12 7 £386 +10.35% 3
Gloucestershire -3 6 £450 +239.62% 1
Oxfordshire -7 6 £309 +12.27% 5
Bristol +3 5 £362 -6.64% 2

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 400 (52.63%) Cisco
2 243 (31.97%) WAN
3 226 (29.74%) Firewall
4 222 (29.21%) Windows
5 218 (28.68%) LAN
6 217 (28.55%) Cisco Certification
7 164 (21.58%) Telecoms
8 150 (19.74%) Microsoft
9 147 (19.34%) CCNA
10 140 (18.42%) Active Directory
11 134 (17.63%) CCNP
12 130 (17.11%) TCP/IP
13 126 (16.58%) VPN
13 126 (16.58%) Linux
14 121 (15.92%) VMware
15 119 (15.66%) ITIL
15 119 (15.66%) Security Cleared
16 104 (13.68%) SC Cleared
17 94 (12.37%) DNS
18 92 (12.11%) Wireless
18 92 (12.11%) Data Centre
19 91 (11.97%) Unified Communications
20 89 (11.71%) Migration
21 80 (10.53%) PBX
22 78 (10.26%) Finance
22 78 (10.26%) Windows 7
23 77 (10.13%) CheckPoint
24 76 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
25 74 (9.74%) MS Office
26 73 (9.61%) Unix

VoIP
Top Related 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 61 (8.03%) Skype for Business
2 58 (7.63%) MS Exchange
3 46 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.84%) Confluence
7 13 (1.71%) Apache Qpid
8 11 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.32%) IIS
10 8 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.92%) Apache
12 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.66%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.26%) JBoss
16 2 (0.26%) Jetty
16 2 (0.26%) nginx
16 2 (0.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
16 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 74 (9.74%) MS Office
2 59 (7.76%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.26%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.13%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.58%) Office 365
2 36 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.97%) SaaS
4 14 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.32%) IaaS
6 7 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.92%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.79%) OneDrive
7 6 (0.79%) Yammer
8 5 (0.66%) PaaS
9 3 (0.39%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.26%) G Suite
10 2 (0.26%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 243 (31.97%) WAN
2 226 (29.74%) Firewall
3 218 (28.68%) LAN
4 130 (17.11%) TCP/IP
5 126 (16.58%) VPN
6 94 (12.37%) DNS
7 92 (12.11%) Wireless
8 91 (11.97%) Unified Communications
9 80 (10.53%) PBX
10 73 (9.61%) Network Security
11 72 (9.47%) DHCP
12 69 (9.08%) MPLS
13 61 (8.03%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (7.24%) Wi-Fi
15 50 (6.58%) Internet
16 49 (6.45%) Skype
17 48 (6.32%) OSPF
18 47 (6.18%) Ethernet
19 45 (5.92%) VLAN
20 43 (5.66%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.32%) Redis
3 7 (0.92%) MySQL
4 6 (0.79%) 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 (0.26%) Big Data
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (4.21%) GCC
2 24 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.89%) GDB
3 22 (2.89%) Subversion
3 22 (2.89%) Trac
4 17 (2.24%) JIRA
5 15 (1.97%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.84%) Bitbucket
6 14 (1.84%) CMake
7 13 (1.71%) GoogleTest
8 11 (1.45%) Valgrind
9 10 (1.32%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.39%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.39%) VTune
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.26%) Xcode
General
1 164 (21.58%) Telecoms
2 78 (10.26%) Finance
3 21 (2.76%) Banking
4 15 (1.97%) Legal
4 15 (1.97%) Retail
5 11 (1.45%) Back Office
6 10 (1.32%) Law
7 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.79%) Front Office
8 6 (0.79%) Local Government
9 5 (0.66%) Automotive
9 5 (0.66%) Military
10 3 (0.39%) Advertising
10 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.39%) French Language
10 3 (0.39%) German Language
10 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (21.58%) Network Engineer
2 91 (11.97%) Analyst
3 72 (9.47%) Cisco Engineer
4 52 (6.84%) Architect
5 51 (6.71%) Project Manager
6 45 (5.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 42 (5.53%) Support Engineer
8 38 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
8 38 (5.00%) VoIP Engineer
9 34 (4.47%) Software Engineer
10 29 (3.82%) Support Analyst
11 26 (3.42%) Network Analyst
12 25 (3.29%) Developer
12 25 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (2.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 22 (2.89%) C++ Software Engineer
15 20 (2.63%) Desktop Support
16 19 (2.50%) Design Engineer
17 18 (2.37%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
2 29 (3.82%) STL
3 22 (2.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 19 (2.50%) XML
5 14 (1.84%) CSS
5 14 (1.84%) Web Services
6 12 (1.58%) XMPP
7 11 (1.45%) RESTful
8 9 (1.18%) HTML
9 8 (1.05%) .NET
9 8 (1.05%) 802.1X
10 5 (0.66%) WAP
11 4 (0.53%) Android SDK
11 4 (0.53%) iOS SDK
11 4 (0.53%) J2EE
11 4 (0.53%) Middleware
12 3 (0.39%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.39%) WCF
12 3 (0.39%) WebRTC
12 3 (0.39%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.11%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (6.32%) IVR
4 33 (4.34%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (3.16%) Smartphone
6 23 (3.03%) Blackberry
7 22 (2.89%) Handset
8 19 (2.50%) Driving Licence
9 17 (2.24%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.11%) Cyber Attack
10 16 (2.11%) iPad
11 14 (1.84%) Replication
12 13 (1.71%) Clustering
13 12 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (1.58%) iPhone
14 8 (1.05%) Computer Science
15 7 (0.92%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 222 (29.21%) Windows
2 126 (16.58%) Linux
3 78 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 73 (9.61%) Unix
5 72 (9.47%) Windows Server
6 65 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (3.29%) Windows 10
9 22 (2.89%) Android
10 18 (2.37%) Windows XP
11 16 (2.11%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.32%) Solaris
15 8 (1.05%) CentOS
16 7 (0.92%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
19 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (15.66%) ITIL
2 89 (11.71%) Migration
3 67 (8.82%) Project Management
4 61 (8.03%) Network Design
5 50 (6.58%) Patch Management
6 42 (5.53%) PRINCE2
7 38 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 36 (4.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 35 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
9 35 (4.61%) Software Engineering
10 33 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (4.34%) Validation
11 31 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
11 31 (4.08%) High Availability
12 29 (3.82%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (3.82%) Service Management
13 24 (3.16%) Mentoring
13 24 (3.16%) OO
14 22 (2.89%) Customer Requirements
14 22 (2.89%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.47%) C++
2 33 (4.34%) SQL
3 27 (3.55%) PowerShell
4 22 (2.89%) Python
5 17 (2.24%) C
6 16 (2.11%) VBScript
7 15 (1.97%) Perl
7 15 (1.97%) Ruby
8 14 (1.84%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.58%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.45%) C#
11 9 (1.18%) Java
12 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.53%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 217 (28.55%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (19.34%) CCNA
3 134 (17.63%) CCNP
4 119 (15.66%) Security Cleared
5 104 (13.68%) SC Cleared
6 58 (7.63%) CCIE
7 45 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (4.74%) CISSP
9 34 (4.47%) SANS
10 33 (4.34%) Degree
10 33 (4.34%) SSCP
11 27 (3.55%) CCDP
12 25 (3.29%) CCVP
13 24 (3.16%) MCITP
13 24 (3.16%) MCSA
14 23 (3.03%) MCSE
15 19 (2.50%) DV Cleared
16 12 (1.58%) CCDA
17 8 (1.05%) JNCIP
18 7 (0.92%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.34%) SLA
2 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.53%) QA
6 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.39%) PMO
7 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 140 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 71 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.50%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.71%) Docker
4 13 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.32%) vSphere
6 8 (1.05%) XenApp
7 5 (0.66%) pfSense
7 5 (0.66%) Snort
8 4 (0.53%) Firmware
9 3 (0.39%) KVM
9 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.39%) Xen
9 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 43 (5.66%) Cisco UCCX
3 34 (4.47%) Cisco UCCE
3 34 (4.47%) SCCM
4 31 (4.08%) QRadar
5 11 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.45%) SCOM
6 10 (1.32%) FortiGate
6 10 (1.32%) Kibana
6 10 (1.32%) logstash
6 10 (1.32%) Nessus
6 10 (1.32%) Nexpose
6 10 (1.32%) Nmap
7 9 (1.18%) AirWatch
7 9 (1.18%) Nagios
8 8 (1.05%) Puppet
9 7 (0.92%) Ansible
9 7 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 400 (52.63%) Cisco
2 150 (19.74%) Microsoft
3 121 (15.92%) VMware
4 77 (10.13%) CheckPoint
5 63 (8.29%) Citrix
6 62 (8.16%) Avaya
7 61 (8.03%) Apple
8 52 (6.84%) F5
9 42 (5.53%) Juniper
10 39 (5.13%) HP
11 34 (4.47%) Splunk
12 28 (3.68%) Google
13 27 (3.55%) NetApp
14 21 (2.76%) IBM
14 21 (2.76%) LogRhythm
14 21 (2.76%) Remedy
15 20 (2.63%) Oracle
16 18 (2.37%) Verint
17 17 (2.24%) Mitel
17 17 (2.24%) SolarWinds
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £10.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £405 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £612.00 - £673.20 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
PS Computer Services
Rate: Up to £560pd
Posted: 17 days ago
Harrogate
360 Resourcing
Rate: Up to £200 per day depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £50000 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago