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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 93 86 94
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing VoIP 32 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.23% 1.44% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.57% 5.40% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £230 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £59.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +151.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% +8.88%
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
574 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 240 228
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
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 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 28 August 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 28 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
Reading -3 12 £338 -10.00% 6
Maidenhead - 5 £350 -
Newbury - 4 - -
Slough +2 2 £338 -
VoIP
South East

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (44.00%) Cisco
2 28 (37.33%) Telecoms
3 21 (28.00%) Firewall
4 20 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
6 16 (21.33%) VPN
7 15 (20.00%) CCNP
8 14 (18.67%) VoLTE
9 13 (17.33%) HP
9 13 (17.33%) Validation
10 12 (16.00%) CCNA
10 12 (16.00%) MS Office
10 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
10 12 (16.00%) LAN
11 11 (14.67%) ATM
11 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
11 11 (14.67%) Service Management
11 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (14.67%) Diameter Protocol
12 10 (13.33%) Ethernet
12 10 (13.33%) WAN
12 10 (13.33%) Windows
12 10 (13.33%) Huawei
12 10 (13.33%) LTE
13 9 (12.00%) UNIX
13 9 (12.00%) SNMP
13 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.67%) Linux
14 8 (10.67%) SQL
14 8 (10.67%) Oracle

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (9.33%) Lync
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) Zope
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Office
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.00%) Firewall
2 16 (21.33%) VPN
3 14 (18.67%) VoLTE
4 12 (16.00%) LAN
5 11 (14.67%) ATM
5 11 (14.67%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (13.33%) WAN
6 10 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 10 (13.33%) LTE
7 9 (12.00%) SNMP
7 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (10.67%) 3G
8 8 (10.67%) Wireless
9 7 (9.33%) DNS
10 6 (8.00%) MPLS
10 6 (8.00%) DSLAM
10 6 (8.00%) PPP
10 6 (8.00%) SMS
10 6 (8.00%) Broadband
10 6 (8.00%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (37.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.67%) Back Office
3 4 (5.33%) Front Office
4 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Billing
5 2 (2.67%) French Language
5 2 (2.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (8.00%) Architect
4 5 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Back Office Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Wintel Specialist
5 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Tester
5 4 (5.33%) Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Technical Tester
6 3 (4.00%) Network Support
6 3 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) CSS
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
1 1 (1.33%) RESTful
1 1 (1.33%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Statistics
3 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) IVR
4 1 (1.33%) CMDB
4 1 (1.33%) Social Media
4 1 (1.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) UNIX
3 8 (10.67%) Linux
4 6 (8.00%) Solaris
5 4 (5.33%) VMS
6 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Validation
2 11 (14.67%) Service Management
3 8 (10.67%) Network Design
4 5 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.67%) ITIL
4 5 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 5 (6.67%) Test Planning
5 4 (5.33%) Capacity Management
5 4 (5.33%) Identity Management
5 4 (5.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.33%) Fault Management
5 4 (5.33%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.00%) Project Management
6 3 (4.00%) Network Management
7 2 (2.67%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (2.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) Python
2 1 (1.33%) Erlang
2 1 (1.33%) C
2 1 (1.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (20.00%) CCNP
3 12 (16.00%) CCNA
4 6 (8.00%) Sun Certification
4 6 (8.00%) SCSA
4 6 (8.00%) Degree
5 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.33%) ISEB
7 2 (2.67%) CCA
7 2 (2.67%) CCIE
7 2 (2.67%) CCVP
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.33%) CCSP
8 1 (1.33%) CCDP
8 1 (1.33%) CISSP
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
1 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.67%) SCCM
3 2 (2.67%) SCOM
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 33 (44.00%) Cisco
2 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.33%) HP
4 10 (13.33%) Huawei
5 8 (10.67%) Oracle
6 7 (9.33%) Juniper
7 6 (8.00%) Sun
7 6 (8.00%) Veritas
7 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.00%) Avaya
8 3 (4.00%) F5
9 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.67%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (1.33%) Aruba
10 1 (1.33%) Tufin
10 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.33%) Polycom
10 1 (1.33%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.33%) Nokia