The first table below looks at the demand for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 11 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 Colchester 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 21 6 26
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing VoIP 1 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 1.18% 33.33% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 73.91% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 1
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£175 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.57% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £24.75 £24.69
% change year-on-year
-23.37% +0.25%
Communications & Networking Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 30.59% 45.10% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 26
Average daily rate £325 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £413 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) MCSA
2 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (22.22%) OSPF
6 2 (22.22%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Juniper
6 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) CCIE
6 2 (22.22%) CCNP
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) CCVP
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
6 2 (22.22%) Change Control
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (22.22%) Fat Client

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
2 2 (22.22%) OSPF
2 2 (22.22%) BGP
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Network Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Support
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCSA
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCVP
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper