The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 18 8 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing VoIP 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 3.92% 20.51% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 72.73% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£213 £291 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.03% -31.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £167 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £413 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -5.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 13.73% 28.21% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 23
Average daily rate £238 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £388 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
2 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Service Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (75.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco