The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 36 52 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -24
Contract jobs citing VoIP 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.78% 0.20% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 2.22% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£300 - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% +8.88%
VoIP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.10% 8.84% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 24
Average daily rate £330 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £363 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VoIP across the Bedfordshire region.

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the Bedfordshire region.

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +14 2 £300 -
Bedford - 2 £300 -
VoIP
East of England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VoIP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VoIP.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 6 (75.00%) WAN
3 6 (75.00%) CCNA
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Local Government
5 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
5 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
5 4 (50.00%) Firewall
5 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) CCNP
6 3 (37.50%) DNS
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) DHCP
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) OSPF
6 3 (37.50%) VRRP
6 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (37.50%) VLAN
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 3 (37.50%) Mitel
7 2 (25.00%) Information Governance

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VoIP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VoIP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) VRRP
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless Security
5 1 (12.50%) 802.11
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (62.50%) Local Government
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) CCDP
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) TickIT
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Mitel
6 1 (12.50%) Sourcefire
6 1 (12.50%) IronPort
6 1 (12.50%) F5