The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 93 81 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing VoIP 26 39 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.60% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.25% 6.09% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £198 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £298 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.84% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.50 £23.06
% change year-on-year
-17.02% +1.89%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
612 640 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.06% 26.29% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 214 201
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £454 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
VoIP
South East

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 11 £325 +8.33% 4
Slough +3 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
VoIP
South East

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 58 (66.67%) Cisco
2 43 (49.43%) Firewall
3 36 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (37.93%) VPN
5 27 (31.03%) Juniper
5 27 (31.03%) CheckPoint
6 26 (29.89%) OSPF
7 25 (28.74%) Telecoms
8 24 (27.59%) BGP
9 23 (26.44%) IPsec
9 23 (26.44%) Network Management
10 22 (25.29%) MPLS
10 22 (25.29%) SNMP
11 21 (24.14%) DNS
11 21 (24.14%) CCIE
12 20 (22.99%) Microsoft
12 20 (22.99%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (22.99%) Cisco PIX
13 19 (21.84%) Windows
14 18 (20.69%) CCNP
14 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
15 17 (19.54%) LAN
15 17 (19.54%) CISSP
15 17 (19.54%) LTE
16 15 (17.24%) FWSM
16 15 (17.24%) Check Point Certification
16 15 (17.24%) WAN
17 14 (16.09%) SQL
17 14 (16.09%) F5
18 13 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 12 (13.79%) Apache
2 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.60%) Lync
4 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 43 (49.43%) Firewall
2 33 (37.93%) VPN
3 26 (29.89%) OSPF
4 24 (27.59%) BGP
5 23 (26.44%) IPsec
6 22 (25.29%) MPLS
6 22 (25.29%) SNMP
7 21 (24.14%) DNS
8 20 (22.99%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (22.99%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (19.54%) LAN
9 17 (19.54%) LTE
10 15 (17.24%) FWSM
10 15 (17.24%) WAN
11 13 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (13.79%) 3G
12 12 (13.79%) BIG-IP
13 9 (10.34%) Network Security
14 8 (9.20%) DHCP
14 8 (9.20%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
General
1 25 (28.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.60%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (2.30%) Games
4 2 (2.30%) Finance
4 2 (2.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Local Government
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (21.84%) Design Engineer
2 16 (18.39%) IP Engineer
3 9 (10.34%) Architect
3 9 (10.34%) Analyst
4 8 (9.20%) Consultant
4 8 (9.20%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Network Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Technician
6 6 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Kindle
2 3 (3.45%) Handset
2 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) iPad
3 2 (2.30%) iPhone
3 2 (2.30%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.15%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.84%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.75%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (4.60%) Android
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.15%) Linux
8 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Network Management
2 10 (11.49%) ITIL
2 10 (11.49%) Load Balancing
3 9 (10.34%) Validation
4 8 (9.20%) Project Management
4 8 (9.20%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (9.20%) Network Design
5 7 (8.05%) Network Architecture
6 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (5.75%) Migration
7 5 (5.75%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.75%) ERP
7 5 (5.75%) ITSM
8 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.60%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (3.45%) Test Strategy
9 3 (3.45%) Demand Forecasting
10 2 (2.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) C++
2 6 (6.90%) Java
3 5 (5.75%) C#
4 3 (3.45%) C
5 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.15%) VB
5 1 (1.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (24.14%) CCIE
3 18 (20.69%) CCNP
4 17 (19.54%) CISSP
5 15 (17.24%) Check Point Certification
6 13 (14.94%) CCNA
6 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (13.79%) CCDP
7 12 (13.79%) CCSP
7 12 (13.79%) Degree
8 8 (9.20%) MCSE
9 6 (6.90%) CCVP
10 5 (5.75%) MCTS
10 5 (5.75%) MCSA
11 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
12 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
13 2 (2.30%) CCA
13 2 (2.30%) CCDE
13 2 (2.30%) JNCIP
14 1 (1.15%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.90%) SLA
3 4 (4.60%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.75%) SCCM
2 5 (5.75%) SCOM
2 5 (5.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 58 (66.67%) Cisco
2 27 (31.03%) Juniper
2 27 (31.03%) CheckPoint
3 20 (22.99%) Microsoft
4 14 (16.09%) F5
5 11 (12.64%) Nokia
6 8 (9.20%) Citrix
7 7 (8.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 7 (8.05%) Ericsson
8 6 (6.90%) McAfee
8 6 (6.90%) Oracle
8 6 (6.90%) Redback
8 6 (6.90%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.75%) Radware
9 5 (5.75%) Symantec
10 4 (4.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (4.60%) Avaya
10 4 (4.60%) HP
10 4 (4.60%) Huawei
11 3 (3.45%) VMware
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