The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 76 64 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +33
Contract jobs citing VoIP 45 58 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.76% 2.30% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.84% 10.28% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 6
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£280 £228 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -34.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £100 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -10.82%
VoIP
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
658 564 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.68% 22.37% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 195 182
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £148.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Reading -17 18 £288 -11.53% 6
Newbury 0 5 £205 +17.14% 3
Bracknell +1 2 £500 -
Slough -1 2 £168 -28.72% 1
Maidenhead -1 1 £350 -
VoIP
South East

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 41 (44.57%) Cisco
2 33 (35.87%) Firewall
3 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (30.43%) Telecoms
5 21 (22.83%) VPN
5 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
6 19 (20.65%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (18.48%) Diameter Protocol
7 17 (18.48%) CCNP
7 17 (18.48%) CheckPoint
7 17 (18.48%) Windows
8 15 (16.30%) Linux
9 14 (15.22%) F5
9 14 (15.22%) Data Centre
10 13 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (14.13%) VoLTE
10 13 (14.13%) LTE
10 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
11 12 (13.04%) CCNA
11 12 (13.04%) RTP
11 12 (13.04%) Cisco PIX
12 11 (11.96%) Wireless
12 11 (11.96%) ITIL
12 11 (11.96%) LAN
13 10 (10.87%) UNIX
13 10 (10.87%) HP
13 10 (10.87%) Network Design
14 9 (9.78%) VLAN
14 9 (9.78%) Unified Communications
14 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 8 (8.70%) Lync
2 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) Zope
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) MS Office
2 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) MS Project
4 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 33 (35.87%) Firewall
2 21 (22.83%) VPN
3 19 (20.65%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (18.48%) Diameter Protocol
5 13 (14.13%) VoLTE
5 13 (14.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (14.13%) LTE
6 12 (13.04%) Cisco PIX
6 12 (13.04%) RTP
7 11 (11.96%) LAN
7 11 (11.96%) Wireless
8 9 (9.78%) VLAN
8 9 (9.78%) Unified Communications
8 9 (9.78%) BGP
9 8 (8.70%) WAN
9 8 (8.70%) SNMP
9 8 (8.70%) OSPF
9 8 (8.70%) IPsec
10 7 (7.61%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (7.61%) iSCSI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.52%) Multimedia
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Front Office
4 3 (3.26%) Back Office
4 3 (3.26%) Billing
5 2 (2.17%) French Language
5 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Design Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Test Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) Analyst
4 6 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.43%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Voice Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) IP Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Architect
6 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Network Support
7 3 (3.26%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.26%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) CSS
1 1 (1.09%) XMPP
1 1 (1.09%) RESTful
1 1 (1.09%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Statistics
4 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.17%) IPTV
5 1 (1.09%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Windows
2 15 (16.30%) Linux
3 10 (10.87%) UNIX
4 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.43%) CentOS
5 5 (5.43%) Solaris
6 4 (4.35%) VMS
7 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.96%) ITIL
2 10 (10.87%) Network Design
3 9 (9.78%) Validation
4 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 8 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.61%) Test Strategy
5 7 (7.61%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (6.52%) Test Scripting
6 6 (6.52%) Software Testing
6 6 (6.52%) Benchmarking
6 6 (6.52%) Migration
6 6 (6.52%) Service Management
7 5 (5.43%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (5.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.43%) Network Management
8 4 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.26%) Fault Management
9 3 (3.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) SQL
2 1 (1.09%) Python
2 1 (1.09%) Erlang
2 1 (1.09%) C
2 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (18.48%) CCNP
3 12 (13.04%) CCNA
4 9 (9.78%) CCIE
5 6 (6.52%) ISEB
5 6 (6.52%) Degree
6 5 (5.43%) CISSP
6 5 (5.43%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (5.43%) CCSP
6 5 (5.43%) CCDP
7 4 (4.35%) SCSA
7 4 (4.35%) Sun Certification
8 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) CCA
10 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.52%) Terminal Services
3 5 (5.43%) Firmware
4 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (6.52%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.26%) SCOM
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.09%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 41 (44.57%) Cisco
2 17 (18.48%) CheckPoint
3 14 (15.22%) F5
4 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.87%) HP
6 9 (9.78%) Juniper
7 8 (8.70%) Citrix
8 7 (7.61%) Huawei
9 5 (5.43%) Redback
9 5 (5.43%) Oracle
9 5 (5.43%) Nokia
9 5 (5.43%) Radware
10 4 (4.35%) Veritas
10 4 (4.35%) Sun
10 4 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (3.26%) Verint
11 3 (3.26%) VMware
12 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (1.09%) TIBCO