Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 296 304
Rank change year-on-year -96 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing VoIP 600 871 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.85% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.25% 5.54% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 482 559
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £133 £175 £175
90th Percentile £500 £538 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 71 95
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +58.54% +2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.75 £9.70
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.50 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 £34.31 £20.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +71.55% -0.62%

VoIP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14116 15732 16000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.67% 15.32% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8662 9556 9261
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £180 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 801 995
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.78% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.23 £48.75 £45.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.56 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.75% +21.95% -2.38%

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 11 December 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 11 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VoIP in the UK

VoIP
Top 17 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 11 December 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 -89 561 £350 -6.67% 124
UK excluding London -72 367 £325 -13.33% 95
London -62 225 £350 -12.50% 35
South East -59 147 £350 -6.67% 26
North of England -17 67 £350 -12.50% 35
Midlands +15 64 £294 -26.56% 9
West Midlands +20 50 £281 -33.82% 5
North West -42 47 £413 -2.94% 25
East of England -39 33 £224 -10.50% 7
Scotland -3 28 £319 +34.32% 6
South West -28 21 £190 -41.54% 12
Yorkshire +17 15 £275 -18.97% 9
East Midlands -5 14 £319 -5.56% 4
North East +69 5 £115 - 1
Wales -14 5 £213 -48.80%
Isle of Man +2 1 - -
Northern Ireland -36 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 300 (50.00%) Cisco
2 206 (34.33%) Windows
3 195 (32.50%) LAN
3 195 (32.50%) Firewall
4 191 (31.83%) WAN
5 161 (26.83%) Microsoft
6 153 (25.50%) Active Directory
7 137 (22.83%) VPN
8 120 (20.00%) VMware
9 119 (19.83%) Telecoms
10 118 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
11 114 (19.00%) Windows Server
12 106 (17.67%) DNS
13 96 (16.00%) ITIL
14 88 (14.67%) Linux
15 84 (14.00%) TCP/IP
16 83 (13.83%) Data Centre
17 80 (13.33%) DHCP
18 77 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 76 (12.67%) CCNP
20 75 (12.50%) Finance
21 72 (12.00%) MPLS
22 71 (11.83%) CCNA
22 71 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
23 67 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
24 66 (11.00%) Wireless
24 66 (11.00%) Avaya
25 64 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
26 63 (10.50%) PBX
27 59 (9.83%) Migration

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 58 (9.67%) Skype for Business
2 57 (9.50%) MS Exchange
3 29 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.83%) IIS
8 10 (1.67%) CMS
9 8 (1.33%) SAS
10 7 (1.17%) Apache
10 7 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.33%) nginx
12 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 71 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.83%) Office 365
2 30 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.17%) SaaS
4 6 (1.00%) G Suite
4 6 (1.00%) IaaS
5 5 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (0.83%) PaaS
6 3 (0.50%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 195 (32.50%) Firewall
1 195 (32.50%) LAN
2 191 (31.83%) WAN
3 137 (22.83%) VPN
4 106 (17.67%) DNS
5 84 (14.00%) TCP/IP
6 80 (13.33%) DHCP
7 72 (12.00%) MPLS
8 66 (11.00%) Wireless
9 64 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
10 63 (10.50%) PBX
11 58 (9.67%) Network Security
12 54 (9.00%) Cisco ASA
13 53 (8.83%) SAN
14 50 (8.33%) BGP
14 50 (8.33%) Skype
15 47 (7.83%) OSPF
16 43 (7.17%) Unified Communications
17 41 (6.83%) EIGRP
17 41 (6.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.83%) EDRMS
4 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.50%) MS Access
6 2 (0.33%) MySQL
6 2 (0.33%) Redis
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.17%) Big Data
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (1.50%) GCC
1 9 (1.50%) GDB
1 9 (1.50%) Subversion
1 9 (1.50%) Trac
2 6 (1.00%) JIRA
3 4 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.67%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.33%) FishEye
5 2 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.33%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.17%) webpack
General
1 119 (19.83%) Telecoms
2 75 (12.50%) Finance
3 24 (4.00%) Banking
4 15 (2.50%) Retail
5 7 (1.17%) Back Office
5 7 (1.17%) Legal
6 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.50%) Front Office
7 3 (0.50%) Law
8 2 (0.33%) Automotive
8 2 (0.33%) Electronics
8 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.33%) French Language
8 2 (0.33%) German Language
8 2 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.17%) Billing
9 1 (0.17%) Games
9 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Local Government
9 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 102 (17.00%) Network Engineer
2 67 (11.17%) Analyst
3 65 (10.83%) Cisco Engineer
4 52 (8.67%) Architect
5 49 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (7.83%) Support Engineer
7 46 (7.67%) Project Manager
8 43 (7.17%) Voice Engineer
9 33 (5.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 32 (5.33%) VoIP Engineer
11 29 (4.83%) Telecoms Engineer
12 24 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
12 24 (4.00%) IT Support
12 24 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
13 23 (3.83%) Support Analyst
14 20 (3.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
14 20 (3.33%) Service Analyst
14 20 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
15 19 (3.17%) IT Manager
15 19 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.83%) XMPP
2 12 (2.00%) Web Services
3 10 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 9 (1.50%) STL
5 7 (1.17%) 802.1X
6 5 (0.83%) LAMP
7 4 (0.67%) .NET
7 4 (0.67%) JTAPI
7 4 (0.67%) RFC 2833
7 4 (0.67%) TAPI
8 2 (0.33%) REST
8 2 (0.33%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.17%) CSS3
9 1 (0.17%) HTML
9 1 (0.17%) HTML5
9 1 (0.17%) Node.js
9 1 (0.17%) React
9 1 (0.17%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.83%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.83%) Clustering
3 23 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.00%) PKI
5 18 (3.00%) Replication
5 18 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.33%) IVR
8 13 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.00%) NHS
9 12 (2.00%) Smartphone
10 11 (1.83%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.67%) Cyber Attack
12 9 (1.50%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.17%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (1.00%) Driving Licence
14 6 (1.00%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 206 (34.33%) Windows
2 114 (19.00%) Windows Server
3 88 (14.67%) Linux
4 67 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (7.00%) Windows 7
7 32 (5.33%) Windows 10
8 21 (3.50%) Unix
9 19 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.00%) CentOS
10 12 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.67%) Android
12 7 (1.17%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.00%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.67%) Debian
14 4 (0.67%) Fedora
14 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.00%) ITIL
2 59 (9.83%) Migration
3 53 (8.83%) Project Management
4 34 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (5.67%) Network Monitoring
4 34 (5.67%) PRINCE2
5 28 (4.67%) Patch Management
6 27 (4.50%) Service Management
7 26 (4.33%) Incident Management
7 26 (4.33%) Service Delivery
8 23 (3.83%) High Availability
8 23 (3.83%) Information Security
9 22 (3.67%) Load Balancing
10 21 (3.50%) Network Management
11 20 (3.33%) Change Management
11 20 (3.33%) Open Source
12 19 (3.17%) DevOps
12 19 (3.17%) Mentoring
12 19 (3.17%) Network Design
13 18 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (7.67%) SQL
2 30 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.00%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.67%) Python
5 13 (2.17%) C++
6 9 (1.50%) C
6 9 (1.50%) Perl
7 4 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.67%) VB
8 3 (0.50%) C#
8 3 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.17%) Java
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 118 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (12.67%) CCNP
3 71 (11.83%) CCNA
4 51 (8.50%) Security Cleared
5 47 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (5.67%) Degree
7 31 (5.17%) CCIE
8 29 (4.83%) MCSE
9 24 (4.00%) SC Cleared
10 18 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (2.83%) CCVP
12 14 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.67%) CCNP Voice
13 10 (1.67%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.67%) SSCP
14 9 (1.50%) CISSP
14 9 (1.50%) SANS
15 8 (1.33%) PMI Certification
16 7 (1.17%) CCENT
16 7 (1.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.33%) SLA
2 16 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.00%) PMO
4 4 (0.67%) GDPR
4 4 (0.67%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.33%) MiFID
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) ECSS
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 153 (25.50%) Active Directory
2 77 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.83%) Hyper-V
4 34 (5.67%) vSphere
5 28 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.67%) Samba
6 16 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (2.17%) XenApp
8 8 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.17%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.67%) iptables
10 4 (0.67%) Postfix
10 4 (0.67%) Squid
10 4 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.67%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.50%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.50%) Firmware
11 3 (0.50%) NFS
12 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (6.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 24 (4.00%) SCCM
3 19 (3.17%) Cisco UCCX
4 14 (2.33%) Cisco UCCE
5 12 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (2.00%) Nessus
5 12 (2.00%) Nmap
5 12 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (2.00%) WMI
6 10 (1.67%) QRadar
7 9 (1.50%) SCOM
8 8 (1.33%) Nagios
8 8 (1.33%) Nexpose
9 7 (1.17%) Cacti
9 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.17%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.83%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 300 (50.00%) Cisco
2 161 (26.83%) Microsoft
3 120 (20.00%) VMware
4 66 (11.00%) Avaya
5 51 (8.50%) Citrix
5 51 (8.50%) Juniper
6 47 (7.83%) Mitel
7 43 (7.17%) SolarWinds
8 42 (7.00%) HP
9 35 (5.83%) Apple
10 32 (5.33%) F5
11 31 (5.17%) CheckPoint
12 24 (4.00%) Fortinet
12 24 (4.00%) Splunk
13 21 (3.50%) NetApp
14 19 (3.17%) BT
15 17 (2.83%) McAfee
16 16 (2.67%) Red Hat
17 15 (2.50%) Brocade
18 14 (2.33%) Meraki