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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 331 281
Rank change year-on-year -14 -50  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 274 375 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.67% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.32% 4.40% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 225 247
Median daily rate £386 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £288
% change year-on-year +5.33% +30.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 30
Median hourly rate £24.00 £38.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.66% +87.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.85 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.51 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -55.55% +119.51%  

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 6348 8514 8277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.23% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3836 5147 4512
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 357 458
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -8 250 £388 +3.33% 133
London -30 76 £339 -19.22% 49
South East +1 69 £391 +11.78% 16
North West +35 27 £450 +20.00% 15
Manchester +22 25 £450 -23.40% 9
Hampshire -7 22 £364 +0.69% 3
South West -13 21 £400 +6.66% 12
West Midlands +25 17 £413 -8.33% 11
Berkshire +15 17 £400 -8.57% 4
City of London -10 17 £237 -44.83% 11
Yorkshire +30 16 £325 +26.82% 9
East of England -4 16 £285 -5.00% 10
Salford - 15 £450 - 1
Wales +6 11 £375 - 1
Reading +22 9 £400 +31.14% 3
Surrey +13 9 - - 4
South Yorkshire +12 9 £425 +92.09%
Gloucestershire +4 9 £304 +129.24%
Camberley - 8 - - 1
Scotland +39 7 £128 -54.46% 3
West Sussex +15 7 £395 +17.03%
South Wales +8 7 £375 -
Oxfordshire -1 7 £300 +9.09% 1
Southampton -12 7 £388 +7.63% 1
Hook +10 6 £315 -5.33%
Crawley +9 6 £395 +17.03%
Sheffield +9 5 £525 +191.66%
Hertfordshire +6 5 £300 - 3
Bristol +2 5 £400 - 7
Oxford -1 5 £150 - 1

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 369 (55.99%) Cisco
2 217 (32.93%) WAN
3 212 (32.17%) Firewall
4 198 (30.05%) Cisco Certification
5 189 (28.68%) LAN
6 175 (26.56%) Windows
7 135 (20.49%) Microsoft
8 131 (19.88%) Telecoms
9 128 (19.42%) CCNA
10 123 (18.66%) CCNP
11 121 (18.36%) Active Directory
12 110 (16.69%) VPN
13 104 (15.78%) Security Cleared
14 103 (15.63%) TCP/IP
15 100 (15.17%) ITIL
16 98 (14.87%) VMware
17 94 (14.26%) Wireless
18 89 (13.51%) DNS
19 87 (13.20%) Linux
20 84 (12.75%) SC Cleared
21 81 (12.29%) Data Centre
21 81 (12.29%) MPLS
22 80 (12.14%) CheckPoint
23 73 (11.08%) Finance
23 73 (11.08%) Migration
24 72 (10.93%) Network Security
24 72 (10.93%) Windows 7
25 68 (10.32%) Unified Communications
26 67 (10.17%) DHCP
27 66 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008

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 57 (8.65%) MS Exchange
2 47 (7.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 47 (7.13%) Skype for Business
3 20 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.82%) Confluence
6 11 (1.67%) Apache Qpid
6 11 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (1.67%) IIS
7 9 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.91%) Apache
9 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.30%) JBoss
11 2 (0.30%) Jetty
11 2 (0.30%) nginx
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.30%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.98%) Office 365
2 31 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.82%) SaaS
5 11 (1.67%) IaaS
6 7 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.76%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.76%) PaaS
8 3 (0.46%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.30%) G Suite
9 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 217 (32.93%) WAN
2 212 (32.17%) Firewall
3 189 (28.68%) LAN
4 110 (16.69%) VPN
5 103 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 94 (14.26%) Wireless
7 89 (13.51%) DNS
8 81 (12.29%) MPLS
9 72 (10.93%) Network Security
10 68 (10.32%) Unified Communications
11 67 (10.17%) DHCP
12 62 (9.41%) Cisco ASA
13 55 (8.35%) PBX
14 54 (8.19%) OSPF
15 48 (7.28%) BGP
16 43 (6.53%) VLAN
17 42 (6.37%) IP Telephony
17 42 (6.37%) Wi-Fi
18 41 (6.22%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (6.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.37%) Redis
3 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.76%) dBASE
4 5 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (0.61%) MySQL
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 30 (4.55%) GCC
2 21 (3.19%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.03%) GDB
3 20 (3.03%) Subversion
3 20 (3.03%) Trac
4 15 (2.28%) JIRA
5 13 (1.97%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.67%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.67%) CMake
6 11 (1.67%) GoogleTest
7 10 (1.52%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.37%) Valgrind
9 6 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.46%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.46%) VTune
11 2 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.30%) Xcode
General
1 131 (19.88%) Telecoms
2 73 (11.08%) Finance
3 22 (3.34%) Banking
4 13 (1.97%) Legal
4 13 (1.97%) Retail
5 9 (1.37%) Law
6 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.06%) Back Office
7 7 (1.06%) Front Office
8 5 (0.76%) Advertising
8 5 (0.76%) Automotive
9 4 (0.61%) Local Government
10 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.46%) Marketing
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.30%) French Language
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Military
11 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 154 (23.37%) Network Engineer
2 81 (12.29%) Analyst
3 59 (8.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 48 (7.28%) Project Manager
5 40 (6.07%) Architect
5 40 (6.07%) Support Engineer
6 37 (5.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 36 (5.46%) Voice Engineer
8 31 (4.70%) Support Analyst
8 31 (4.70%) VoIP Engineer
9 30 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 25 (3.79%) Network Analyst
11 23 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (3.49%) IT Support
12 21 (3.19%) Consultant
12 21 (3.19%) Developer
13 20 (3.03%) C++ Software Engineer
14 19 (2.88%) Desktop Support
14 19 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.58%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.79%) STL
2 20 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 19 (2.88%) XML
4 16 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (2.12%) CSS
6 12 (1.82%) Web Services
7 11 (1.67%) 802.1X
7 11 (1.67%) XMPP
8 9 (1.37%) HTML
8 9 (1.37%) RESTful
9 8 (1.21%) .NET
10 6 (0.91%) WAP
11 4 (0.61%) Android SDK
11 4 (0.61%) iOS SDK
11 4 (0.61%) Middleware
12 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.46%) J2EE
12 3 (0.46%) WCF
12 3 (0.46%) WF
13 2 (0.30%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 81 (12.29%) Data Centre
2 59 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (6.37%) Video Conferencing
4 40 (6.07%) IVR
5 21 (3.19%) Handset
6 18 (2.73%) Blackberry
6 18 (2.73%) Driving Licence
6 18 (2.73%) Smartphone
7 16 (2.43%) iPad
8 13 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.82%) Clustering
9 12 (1.82%) iPhone
10 11 (1.67%) Replication
11 10 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (1.21%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.06%) CCTV
13 7 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.91%) BBC
14 6 (0.91%) e-Health
14 6 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 175 (26.56%) Windows
2 87 (13.20%) Linux
3 72 (10.93%) Windows 7
4 66 (10.02%) Windows Server
4 66 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (6.37%) Unix
6 39 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.79%) Windows 10
8 18 (2.73%) Android
9 16 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.28%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.12%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.91%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.91%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.76%) CentOS
15 4 (0.61%) Solaris
16 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (15.17%) ITIL
2 73 (11.08%) Migration
3 56 (8.50%) Project Management
4 54 (8.19%) Network Design
5 32 (4.86%) Validation
6 31 (4.70%) PRINCE2
7 30 (4.55%) Software Engineering
8 28 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (4.10%) Network Monitoring
10 26 (3.95%) Network Management
11 24 (3.64%) High Availability
11 24 (3.64%) Load Balancing
12 23 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (3.34%) Patch Management
14 21 (3.19%) OO
14 21 (3.19%) Service Management
15 20 (3.03%) Cross-Platform Development
16 19 (2.88%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (2.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.40%) SQL
2 27 (4.10%) C++
3 24 (3.64%) PowerShell
4 18 (2.73%) Python
5 16 (2.43%) VBScript
6 15 (2.28%) C
7 13 (1.97%) Perl
8 12 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.82%) Ruby
9 11 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.37%) C#
11 8 (1.21%) Java
12 6 (0.91%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 198 (30.05%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (19.42%) CCNA
3 123 (18.66%) CCNP
4 104 (15.78%) Security Cleared
5 84 (12.75%) SC Cleared
6 53 (8.04%) CCIE
7 34 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (4.55%) CCDP
9 23 (3.49%) Degree
10 22 (3.34%) MCSA
11 21 (3.19%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.88%) CISSP
12 19 (2.88%) MCITP
12 19 (2.88%) MCSE
13 18 (2.73%) CCVP
14 16 (2.43%) SANS
14 16 (2.43%) SSCP
15 10 (1.52%) JNCIP
16 8 (1.21%) JNCIA
17 7 (1.06%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.01%) SLA
2 7 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.46%) PMO
4 3 (0.46%) QA
5 2 (0.30%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 121 (18.36%) Active Directory
2 64 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.88%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.97%) vSphere
5 12 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.67%) Docker
6 11 (1.67%) XenApp
7 5 (0.76%) pfSense
7 5 (0.76%) Snort
8 4 (0.61%) Firmware
8 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.46%) KVM
10 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.30%) Xen
10 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 58 (8.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 33 (5.01%) SCCM
3 32 (4.86%) Cisco UCCX
4 23 (3.49%) Cisco UCCE
5 16 (2.43%) QRadar
6 11 (1.67%) FortiGate
7 9 (1.37%) Kibana
7 9 (1.37%) logstash
8 8 (1.21%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.21%) Puppet
9 7 (1.06%) Ansible
10 6 (0.91%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.91%) SCOM
11 5 (0.76%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.61%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.46%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 369 (55.99%) Cisco
2 135 (20.49%) Microsoft
3 98 (14.87%) VMware
4 80 (12.14%) CheckPoint
5 57 (8.65%) F5
6 56 (8.50%) Avaya
7 49 (7.44%) Citrix
8 44 (6.68%) Juniper
9 39 (5.92%) Apple
9 39 (5.92%) HP
10 28 (4.25%) NetApp
11 27 (4.10%) Google
12 20 (3.03%) Remedy
13 19 (2.88%) Splunk
13 19 (2.88%) Verint
14 18 (2.73%) IBM
14 18 (2.73%) Oracle
15 17 (2.58%) LogRhythm
16 16 (2.43%) Palo Alto
17 15 (2.28%) Mitel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £11 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Broxburn, West Lothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £151 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Enterprise Solutions Partnership
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Rate: Day Rate
Posted: 26 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago