The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 95 121 81
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -40
Contract jobs citing VoIP 42 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.49% 0.55% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.75% 3.82% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 17
Average daily rate
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£250 £170 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -47.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -10.82%
VoIP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
542 419 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.19% 14.34% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 202 139
Average daily rate £313 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 73
Average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +18 21 £288 - 4
Essex +3 8 £300 +76.47% 3
Bedfordshire +8 5 £375 - 1
Norfolk - 5 £225 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 4 £235 +38.23% 5
Suffolk +7 1 £250 -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 28 (45.90%) Cisco
2 21 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (31.15%) Firewall
4 15 (24.59%) CCNA
4 15 (24.59%) WAN
5 14 (22.95%) CCNP
5 14 (22.95%) Wireless
6 13 (21.31%) LAN
6 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
7 12 (19.67%) Windows
8 11 (18.03%) DNS
8 11 (18.03%) DHCP
9 10 (16.39%) ITIL
9 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
9 10 (16.39%) CheckPoint
9 10 (16.39%) Internet
9 10 (16.39%) VMware
9 10 (16.39%) Polycom
10 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
10 9 (14.75%) Citrix
11 8 (13.11%) Avaya
11 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
11 8 (13.11%) WebEx
12 7 (11.48%) F5
12 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
12 7 (11.48%) VPN
12 7 (11.48%) IP Telephony
13 6 (9.84%) PBX
13 6 (9.84%) Blackberry
13 6 (9.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (6.56%) Lync
2 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.28%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.15%) Firewall
2 15 (24.59%) WAN
3 14 (22.95%) Wireless
4 13 (21.31%) LAN
5 11 (18.03%) DHCP
5 11 (18.03%) DNS
6 10 (16.39%) Internet
7 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
7 8 (13.11%) WebEx
8 7 (11.48%) VPN
8 7 (11.48%) IP Telephony
9 6 (9.84%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (9.84%) PBX
9 6 (9.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (8.20%) BIG-IP
10 5 (8.20%) Network Security
10 5 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (6.56%) VLAN
11 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (6.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) MySQL
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Billing
3 2 (3.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Designer
4 5 (8.20%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Voice Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Telecoms Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 2 (3.28%) IT Support
7 2 (3.28%) Auditor
7 2 (3.28%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) NHS
5 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) IVR
6 2 (3.28%) SecurID
7 1 (1.64%) CCTV
7 1 (1.64%) Life Science
7 1 (1.64%) Handset
7 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (8.20%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.92%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) UNIX
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) CentOS
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) ITIL
2 4 (6.56%) Change Management
3 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity
3 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
3 3 (4.92%) Network Management
3 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.28%) Network Architecture
4 2 (3.28%) Information Governance
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.28%) Network Design
4 2 (3.28%) Project Planning
4 2 (3.28%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (3.28%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.64%) Scrum
5 1 (1.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) C
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (24.59%) CCNA
3 14 (22.95%) CCNP
4 6 (9.84%) Degree
5 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.92%) CCVP
6 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) CCIE
7 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) MOS
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.64%) HND
8 1 (1.64%) MCSA
8 1 (1.64%) CCDP
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) TickIT
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) vSphere
3 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.64%) Firmware
5 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.64%) RANCID
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Cisco
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) CheckPoint
3 10 (16.39%) VMware
3 10 (16.39%) Polycom
4 9 (14.75%) Citrix
5 8 (13.11%) Avaya
6 7 (11.48%) F5
7 5 (8.20%) Symantec
8 4 (6.56%) Mitel
9 3 (4.92%) Altiris
9 3 (4.92%) McAfee
9 3 (4.92%) Siemens
10 2 (3.28%) Lotus
10 2 (3.28%) HP
10 2 (3.28%) Juniper
10 2 (3.28%) Nokia
11 1 (1.64%) BT
11 1 (1.64%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.64%) SonicWALL