Period
to 14 October 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VUI in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VUI over the 6 months to 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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-User Interface (VUI)
UK
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 797 - 888
Rank change year-on-year - +888 -
Contract jobs citing VUI 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% - 0.002%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.026% - 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median daily rate £450 - £400
10th Percentile £425 - £365
90th Percentile £475 - £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VUI is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 26,741 33,206 32,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.31% 32.49% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,960 21,506 21,274
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,051 1,007
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.99 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.94% -5.04% -3.87%

VUI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VUI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VUI in the UK

VUI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VUI.

Contractor daily rate trend for VUI in the UK

VUI
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VUI within the UK over the 6 months to 14 October 2019. 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
Yorkshire - 7 £450 -
England - 7 £450 -
UK excluding London - 7 £450 -
North of England - 7 £450 -

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VUI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VUI.

1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) IVR
1 7 (100.00%) JSON
1 7 (100.00%) REST
1 7 (100.00%) GraphQL
2 5 (71.43%) Service Design
2 5 (71.43%) Deployment Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) Apache Flex
2 5 (71.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (71.43%) CCXML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 5 (71.43%) Middleware
2 5 (71.43%) VXML
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Avaya
3 4 (57.14%) Genesys
3 4 (57.14%) CTI
3 4 (57.14%) Twilio
3 4 (57.14%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA

VUI
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 3 (42.86%) JBoss
1 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 4 (57.14%) CTI
2 4 (57.14%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) JUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Mockito
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) GraphQL
1 7 (100.00%) JSON
1 7 (100.00%) REST
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) Apache Flex
2 5 (71.43%) CCXML
2 5 (71.43%) Middleware
2 5 (71.43%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (71.43%) Deployment Automation
1 5 (71.43%) Service Design
2 3 (42.86%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Avaya
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Genesys