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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 92 112 84
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -28
Contract jobs citing VoIP 34 16 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.28% 0.62% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.18% 2.73% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.25% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £160 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £370 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £21.10 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.32% +0.47%
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
656 587 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.76% 22.78% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 227 233
Average daily rate £350 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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 19 December 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +34 18 £440 +10.00% 2
Bracknell +2 6 £350 +45.83% 1
Slough - 1 £388 - 2
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
VoIP
South East

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (45.59%) Cisco
2 25 (36.76%) Firewall
3 24 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (32.35%) WAN
5 21 (30.88%) VPN
6 19 (27.94%) LAN
6 19 (27.94%) Telecoms
7 15 (22.06%) IPsec
7 15 (22.06%) OSPF
8 14 (20.59%) CCIE
8 14 (20.59%) Juniper
8 14 (20.59%) 3G
9 13 (19.12%) CheckPoint
9 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
9 13 (19.12%) Load Balancing
9 13 (19.12%) Network Management
10 12 (17.65%) Nokia
10 12 (17.65%) SNMP
11 11 (16.18%) MPLS
12 10 (14.71%) CISSP
12 10 (14.71%) CCNP
12 10 (14.71%) BGP
12 10 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (14.71%) Network Architecture
13 9 (13.24%) Unified Communications
13 9 (13.24%) Cisco PIX
13 9 (13.24%) DNS
13 9 (13.24%) Windows
13 9 (13.24%) Linux
14 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) Apache
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.94%) Lync
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) Firewall
2 22 (32.35%) WAN
3 21 (30.88%) VPN
4 19 (27.94%) LAN
5 15 (22.06%) IPsec
5 15 (22.06%) OSPF
6 14 (20.59%) 3G
7 12 (17.65%) SNMP
8 11 (16.18%) MPLS
9 10 (14.71%) BGP
9 10 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (13.24%) Unified Communications
10 9 (13.24%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (13.24%) DNS
11 8 (11.76%) INAP
11 8 (11.76%) Wireless
11 8 (11.76%) LTE
11 8 (11.76%) MGW
11 8 (11.76%) FWSM
12 6 (8.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.47%) JIRA
1 1 (1.47%) Selenium
1 1 (1.47%) Subversion
1 1 (1.47%) PHPUnit
1 1 (1.47%) Hudson
1 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (27.94%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Architect
2 10 (14.71%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) IP Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) VoIP Specialist
6 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.94%) IT Trainer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Trainer
7 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Trainer
7 2 (2.94%) IT Support
7 2 (2.94%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) SOAP
2 1 (1.47%) REST
2 1 (1.47%) jQuery
2 1 (1.47%) LAMP
2 1 (1.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Open Source
3 1 (1.47%) Kindle
3 1 (1.47%) iPhone
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Windows
1 9 (13.24%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.35%) UNIX
3 5 (7.35%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.94%) CentOS
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) Load Balancing
1 13 (19.12%) Network Management
2 10 (14.71%) Network Architecture
3 8 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (10.29%) Network Design
5 6 (8.82%) Project Management
6 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 5 (7.35%) ITIL
7 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (5.88%) Business Transformation
8 3 (4.41%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.94%) People Management
9 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.47%) Change Control
10 1 (1.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) C
2 2 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (20.59%) CCIE
3 10 (14.71%) CISSP
3 10 (14.71%) CCNP
4 8 (11.76%) CCDP
5 7 (10.29%) CCSP
5 7 (10.29%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (8.82%) CCNA
7 3 (4.41%) Degree
8 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.47%) MCP
9 1 (1.47%) MCSE
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.47%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Firmware
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.47%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (45.59%) Cisco
2 14 (20.59%) Juniper
3 13 (19.12%) CheckPoint
4 12 (17.65%) Nokia
5 8 (11.76%) Radware
5 8 (11.76%) Redback
6 5 (7.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.35%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.41%) F5
7 3 (4.41%) Mitel
8 2 (2.94%) HP
8 2 (2.94%) Motorola
9 1 (1.47%) Tandberg
9 1 (1.47%) Zend
9 1 (1.47%) VMware
9 1 (1.47%) BT
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle
9 1 (1.47%) Apple
9 1 (1.47%) Ericsson