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 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 326 279
Rank change year-on-year -20 -47  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 250 361 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 4.29% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 196 242
Median daily rate £384 £375 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +18.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £310
% change year-on-year +3.33% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 34
Median hourly rate £24.36 £32.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.04% +58.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.04 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £40.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -41.43% +95.12%  

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 5996 8409 8169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.38% 15.73% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3571 5098 4515
Median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 378 462
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.50 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +10.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% +34.61%  

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 May 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 23 May 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 May 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 -26 228 £388 +3.33% 126
London -18 88 £375 -6.25% 35
South East +15 49 £395 +9.34% 27
City of London 0 23 £325 -19.50% 8
West Midlands +28 22 £413 -1.49% 12
East of England +7 18 £225 -25.00% 14
Hampshire +16 16 £388 +6.89% 6
South West -17 16 £254 -32.33% 9
Yorkshire +18 14 £394 +21.15% 5
North West +11 14 £400 -3.09% 17
Scotland +49 12 £151 -57.00% 8
Manchester +11 11 £400 -40.77% 14
Berkshire +8 11 £588 +23.68% 3
Coventry +16 8 £413 -8.33% 2
Oxfordshire +1 7 £300 +9.09% 2
Essex -4 7 £294 - 3
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £225 -14.12% 2
Surrey +11 6 - - 9
Gloucestershire +9 6 £200 -11.11%
Southampton +6 6 £388 +7.63% 1
Portsmouth - 6 £400 -
Cambridge - 6 £225 - 1
West Sussex +23 5 £395 +17.03% 1
Warwickshire +9 5 - -
North Yorkshire +6 5 £419 +67.50%
Oxford +5 5 £150 - 1
South Yorkshire 0 5 £165 -25.42%
Camberley - 5 - - 1
Aberdeen - 5 £151 -
West Yorkshire +21 4 £375 -11.76% 5

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 349 (57.40%) Cisco
2 203 (33.39%) WAN
3 190 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 186 (30.59%) Firewall
5 177 (29.11%) LAN
6 170 (27.96%) Windows
7 134 (22.04%) Microsoft
8 125 (20.56%) Active Directory
9 120 (19.74%) CCNP
10 117 (19.24%) CCNA
11 106 (17.43%) Telecoms
12 94 (15.46%) Security Cleared
13 93 (15.30%) Wireless
13 93 (15.30%) TCP/IP
13 93 (15.30%) VPN
14 91 (14.97%) ITIL
15 90 (14.80%) VMware
16 78 (12.83%) Linux
17 77 (12.66%) DNS
17 77 (12.66%) SC Cleared
18 73 (12.01%) Migration
19 71 (11.68%) Unified Communications
20 70 (11.51%) CheckPoint
21 69 (11.35%) Windows 7
21 69 (11.35%) Windows Server
22 68 (11.18%) Data Centre
22 68 (11.18%) MPLS
23 63 (10.36%) Finance
23 63 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
24 61 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure

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 60 (9.87%) MS Exchange
2 53 (8.72%) Skype for Business
3 49 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.81%) IIS
8 10 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.48%) Confluence
10 8 (1.32%) Apache Qpid
11 5 (0.82%) Apache
12 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.33%) Jetty
14 2 (0.33%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.33%) nginx
14 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 58 (9.54%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.66%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.33%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.73%) Office 365
2 29 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.81%) SaaS
5 10 (1.64%) IaaS
6 7 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.82%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.49%) Yammer
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
10 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 203 (33.39%) WAN
2 186 (30.59%) Firewall
3 177 (29.11%) LAN
4 93 (15.30%) TCP/IP
4 93 (15.30%) VPN
4 93 (15.30%) Wireless
5 77 (12.66%) DNS
6 71 (11.68%) Unified Communications
7 68 (11.18%) MPLS
8 60 (9.87%) Cisco ASA
9 59 (9.70%) DHCP
9 59 (9.70%) Network Security
10 52 (8.55%) OSPF
11 49 (8.06%) BGP
12 42 (6.91%) PBX
12 42 (6.91%) VLAN
13 41 (6.74%) Skype
14 37 (6.09%) IP Telephony
15 36 (5.92%) Cisco Nexus
15 36 (5.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.48%) Redis
3 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.82%) dBASE
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (0.49%) MySQL
6 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 24 (3.95%) GCC
2 17 (2.80%) GDB
2 17 (2.80%) Subversion
2 17 (2.80%) Trac
3 15 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.97%) JIRA
5 10 (1.64%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.32%) CMake
6 8 (1.32%) GoogleTest
7 7 (1.15%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.99%) Valgrind
8 6 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.49%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.49%) VTune
10 2 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.33%) Travis CI
General
1 106 (17.43%) Telecoms
2 63 (10.36%) Finance
3 22 (3.62%) Banking
4 11 (1.81%) Legal
4 11 (1.81%) Retail
5 8 (1.32%) Law
6 7 (1.15%) Back Office
6 7 (1.15%) Front Office
6 7 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.82%) Advertising
7 5 (0.82%) Marketing
8 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.66%) French Language
9 3 (0.49%) Automotive
9 3 (0.49%) Local Government
10 2 (0.33%) Billing
10 2 (0.33%) Electronics
10 2 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (22.70%) Network Engineer
2 67 (11.02%) Analyst
3 49 (8.06%) Project Manager
4 47 (7.73%) Cisco Engineer
5 39 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 38 (6.25%) Architect
7 29 (4.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 27 (4.44%) Support Analyst
9 25 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 25 (4.11%) Consultant
9 25 (4.11%) Voice Engineer
10 24 (3.95%) Desktop Support
10 24 (3.95%) Software Engineer
11 21 (3.45%) IT Support
12 20 (3.29%) VoIP Engineer
13 19 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.13%) Network Analyst
14 18 (2.96%) Infrastructure Manager
15 17 (2.80%) C++ Software Engineer
15 17 (2.80%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.13%) STL
1 19 (3.13%) XML
2 17 (2.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (2.80%) XMPP
3 16 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (1.97%) CSS
4 12 (1.97%) Web Services
5 10 (1.64%) 802.1X
6 9 (1.48%) HTML
6 9 (1.48%) RESTful
7 8 (1.32%) .NET
8 6 (0.99%) WAP
9 4 (0.66%) Android SDK
9 4 (0.66%) iOS SDK
10 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.49%) Middleware
10 3 (0.49%) WCF
10 3 (0.49%) WF
11 2 (0.33%) Servlets
11 2 (0.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.18%) Data Centre
2 61 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.58%) IVR
4 38 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (3.29%) Handset
6 18 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 14 (2.30%) iPad
8 13 (2.14%) Blackberry
8 13 (2.14%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.81%) iPhone
10 10 (1.64%) Clustering
10 10 (1.64%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.64%) Replication
11 8 (1.32%) CCTV
12 7 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.99%) BBC
13 6 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
13 6 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 170 (27.96%) Windows
2 78 (12.83%) Linux
3 69 (11.35%) Windows 7
3 69 (11.35%) Windows Server
4 63 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (4.77%) Unix
7 28 (4.61%) Windows 10
8 19 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.47%) Android
10 13 (2.14%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.97%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.64%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.15%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.99%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.33%) CentOS
17 2 (0.33%) Solaris
18 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (14.97%) ITIL
2 73 (12.01%) Migration
3 54 (8.88%) Project Management
4 44 (7.24%) Network Design
5 35 (5.76%) PRINCE2
6 29 (4.77%) Validation
7 28 (4.61%) Network Management
7 28 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (3.95%) Software Engineering
9 22 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (3.62%) Load Balancing
9 22 (3.62%) Open Source
10 21 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (3.29%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (3.29%) High Availability
11 20 (3.29%) Patch Management
12 18 (2.96%) Information Security
12 18 (2.96%) OO
13 17 (2.80%) Configuration Management
13 17 (2.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.61%) SQL
2 23 (3.78%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.45%) C++
4 16 (2.63%) VBScript
5 15 (2.47%) C
5 15 (2.47%) Python
6 12 (1.97%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.64%) Perl
8 9 (1.48%) C#
8 9 (1.48%) Ruby
9 8 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.32%) Java
10 6 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.66%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 190 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (19.74%) CCNP
3 117 (19.24%) CCNA
4 94 (15.46%) Security Cleared
5 77 (12.66%) SC Cleared
6 46 (7.57%) CCIE
7 36 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (4.28%) CCDP
9 22 (3.62%) MCSE
10 20 (3.29%) MCSA
11 19 (3.13%) CISSP
11 19 (3.13%) Degree
11 19 (3.13%) MCITP
12 18 (2.96%) CCVP
13 17 (2.80%) DV Cleared
14 16 (2.63%) SANS
14 16 (2.63%) SSCP
15 14 (2.30%) CCNP Voice
16 10 (1.64%) PMI Certification
17 9 (1.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.26%) SLA
2 8 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.49%) PMO
5 3 (0.49%) QA
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 125 (20.56%) Active Directory
2 61 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.97%) vSphere
5 12 (1.97%) XenApp
6 8 (1.32%) Docker
7 5 (0.82%) pfSense
7 5 (0.82%) Snort
8 4 (0.66%) Firmware
8 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.49%) KVM
10 2 (0.33%) NFS
10 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.33%) Xen
10 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (10.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (6.58%) Cisco UCCX
3 35 (5.76%) SCCM
4 21 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
5 16 (2.63%) QRadar
6 9 (1.48%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.48%) Kibana
6 9 (1.48%) logstash
7 7 (1.15%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (0.99%) SCOM
9 5 (0.82%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.82%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.66%) Nagios
10 4 (0.66%) Netcool
10 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 349 (57.40%) Cisco
2 134 (22.04%) Microsoft
3 90 (14.80%) VMware
4 70 (11.51%) CheckPoint
5 55 (9.05%) Avaya
6 49 (8.06%) F5
7 45 (7.40%) Juniper
8 42 (6.91%) Citrix
9 41 (6.74%) Apple
10 38 (6.25%) HP
11 30 (4.93%) NetApp
12 25 (4.11%) Palo Alto
13 19 (3.13%) Google
13 19 (3.13%) Remedy
13 19 (3.13%) Splunk
14 18 (2.96%) IBM
14 18 (2.96%) Verint
15 17 (2.80%) LogRhythm
16 16 (2.63%) Fortinet
17 15 (2.47%) SolarWinds
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