The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 20 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs citing VoIP 31 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.98% 1.35% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.43% 10.20% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
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£310 £195 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.97% -44.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £180 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -16.34%
VoIP
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
113 49 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.45% 13.21% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 29
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 15 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.14 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 23 (65.71%) Cisco
2 19 (54.29%) Windows
3 18 (51.43%) Firewall
4 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (42.86%) XenServer
5 15 (42.86%) VLAN
5 15 (42.86%) WatchGuard
5 15 (42.86%) ITIL
5 15 (42.86%) ISO 9001
5 15 (42.86%) Citrix
5 15 (42.86%) Kindle
6 13 (37.14%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (31.43%) Polycom
8 4 (11.43%) Wireless
9 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
9 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
9 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (8.57%) CCNP
9 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
9 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
9 3 (8.57%) VPN
9 3 (8.57%) DNS
9 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
9 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
10 2 (5.71%) Aruba
10 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (5.71%) Splunk
10 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (5.71%) MCSE

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) Firewall
2 15 (42.86%) VLAN
3 4 (11.43%) Wireless
4 3 (8.57%) VPN
4 3 (8.57%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.71%) Internet
5 2 (5.71%) OSPF
5 2 (5.71%) BGP
5 2 (5.71%) EIGRP
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.86%) MPLS
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (2.86%) LAN
6 1 (2.86%) Multicast
General
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Kindle
2 13 (37.14%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
3 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.57%) CCNP
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
2 2 (5.71%) MCSA
2 2 (5.71%) MCP
2 2 (5.71%) CCIE
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MOS
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CCIP
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (42.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) XenServer
2 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Cisco
2 15 (42.86%) WatchGuard
2 15 (42.86%) Citrix
3 11 (31.43%) Polycom
4 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Aruba
5 2 (5.71%) Splunk
5 2 (5.71%) Symantec
5 2 (5.71%) Remedy
5 2 (5.71%) Apple
5 2 (5.71%) Nokia
5 2 (5.71%) Websense
5 2 (5.71%) Trend Micro
6 1 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Lotus