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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 90 96 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing VoIP 34 35 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.39% 1.36% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.11% 5.18% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £120 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £479 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -10.30%
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
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 8 £288 -11.53% 3
Bracknell +2 2 £320 -22.42%
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - - 1
VoIP
South East

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 54 (62.79%) Cisco
2 41 (47.67%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (45.35%) Firewall
4 30 (34.88%) Juniper
4 30 (34.88%) VPN
5 29 (33.72%) OSPF
6 27 (31.40%) CheckPoint
6 27 (31.40%) IPsec
7 26 (30.23%) Network Management
8 25 (29.07%) Telecoms
8 25 (29.07%) BGP
8 25 (29.07%) SNMP
8 25 (29.07%) CCIE
9 24 (27.91%) MPLS
10 21 (24.42%) Cisco PIX
10 21 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (24.42%) CCNP
11 20 (23.26%) DNS
11 20 (23.26%) CISSP
12 17 (19.77%) FWSM
12 17 (19.77%) Check Point Certification
13 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
14 15 (17.44%) WAN
14 15 (17.44%) LAN
14 15 (17.44%) LTE
15 14 (16.28%) Load Balancing
15 14 (16.28%) Windows
15 14 (16.28%) CCDP
15 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
15 14 (16.28%) Nokia

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (13.95%) Apache
2 4 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.16%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (45.35%) Firewall
2 30 (34.88%) VPN
3 29 (33.72%) OSPF
4 27 (31.40%) IPsec
5 25 (29.07%) BGP
5 25 (29.07%) SNMP
6 24 (27.91%) MPLS
7 21 (24.42%) Cisco PIX
7 21 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (23.26%) DNS
9 17 (19.77%) FWSM
10 15 (17.44%) WAN
10 15 (17.44%) LAN
10 15 (17.44%) LTE
11 12 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (13.95%) BIG-IP
11 12 (13.95%) 3G
12 7 (8.14%) Network Security
12 7 (8.14%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (8.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (29.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.49%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.33%) Games
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Finance
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Design Engineer
2 18 (20.93%) IP Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Network Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) Architect
5 8 (9.30%) Consultant
5 8 (9.30%) Security Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Senior IP Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Designer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) OSS Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Handset
4 2 (2.33%) iPad
4 2 (2.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.16%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.81%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (3.49%) Android
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Network Management
2 14 (16.28%) Load Balancing
3 12 (13.95%) Network Architecture
3 12 (13.95%) Network Design
3 12 (13.95%) Project Management
4 10 (11.63%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (9.30%) Validation
6 7 (8.14%) ITIL
6 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.81%) Migration
9 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.65%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.49%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.33%) ERP
11 2 (2.33%) ITSM
11 2 (2.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) C#
2 5 (5.81%) C++
2 5 (5.81%) Java
3 3 (3.49%) C
4 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 41 (47.67%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (29.07%) CCIE
3 21 (24.42%) CCNP
4 20 (23.26%) CISSP
5 17 (19.77%) Check Point Certification
6 14 (16.28%) CCDP
7 13 (15.12%) CCSP
8 12 (13.95%) Degree
9 11 (12.79%) CCNA
10 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (9.30%) MCSE
12 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
12 5 (5.81%) MCTS
12 5 (5.81%) CCVP
13 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
14 2 (2.33%) MCSA
14 2 (2.33%) CCIP
14 2 (2.33%) CCA
14 2 (2.33%) JNCIP
14 2 (2.33%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.12%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
3 2 (2.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (62.79%) Cisco
2 30 (34.88%) Juniper
3 27 (31.40%) CheckPoint
4 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 14 (16.28%) Nokia
6 13 (15.12%) F5
7 9 (10.47%) Redback
8 8 (9.30%) Radware
9 6 (6.98%) Ericsson
9 6 (6.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 5 (5.81%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.81%) HP
10 5 (5.81%) Oracle
11 4 (4.65%) Avaya
11 4 (4.65%) Citrix
12 3 (3.49%) Huawei
12 3 (3.49%) Mitel
12 3 (3.49%) Genesys
12 3 (3.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (3.49%) McAfee
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