The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 East of England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 109 69 115
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +46
Contract jobs citing VoIP 34 57 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.12% 2.40% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 14.84% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 15
Average daily rate
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£190 £255 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.49% -27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £168 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £413 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.47% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £15.99 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £19.00 £112.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.53%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
421 384 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.91% 16.14% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 148 238
Average daily rate £315 £293 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.87 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VoIP
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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
Cambridgeshire +3 22 £240 -19.32% 4
Hertfordshire 0 5 £248 -27.20% 10
Essex -18 4 £188 -50.81% 2
Suffolk -22 2 £190 -25.49%
Bedfordshire -26 1 - - 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 24 (46.15%) Cisco
2 22 (42.31%) Windows
3 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
4 18 (34.62%) Citrix
4 18 (34.62%) ITIL
5 16 (30.77%) Firewall
6 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 12 (23.08%) MS Office
8 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
9 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (17.31%) VPN
11 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (15.38%) MCSA
11 8 (15.38%) WAN
11 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
11 8 (15.38%) VLAN
11 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
12 7 (13.46%) XenServer
12 7 (13.46%) Kindle
12 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (13.46%) WatchGuard
12 7 (13.46%) VMware
12 7 (13.46%) Wireless
12 7 (13.46%) Symantec
12 7 (13.46%) ISO 9001
12 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
13 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (11.54%) MPLS
13 6 (11.54%) OSPF
13 6 (11.54%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Office
2 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) Firewall
2 9 (17.31%) VPN
3 8 (15.38%) WAN
3 8 (15.38%) VLAN
4 7 (13.46%) Wireless
5 6 (11.54%) MPLS
5 6 (11.54%) OSPF
5 6 (11.54%) BGP
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (9.62%) LAN
7 4 (7.69%) SAN
7 4 (7.69%) EIGRP
8 3 (5.77%) Network Security
8 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.85%) DNS
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.85%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.92%) IPsec
10 1 (1.92%) DPNSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Network Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (13.46%) Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Service Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Desktop Support
7 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.85%) Head of IT
9 2 (3.85%) Network Specialist
9 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.85%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 7 (13.46%) Kindle
3 6 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Tandem
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.85%) Linux
5 2 (3.85%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.77%) Project Management
4 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.85%) Migration
4 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.85%) Change Control
4 2 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
4 2 (3.85%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.92%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (1.92%) Security Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Time Management
5 1 (1.92%) Information Management
5 1 (1.92%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (1.92%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (15.38%) MCSA
2 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (9.62%) CCNP
4 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) CCIE
5 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (3.85%) MCP
5 2 (3.85%) MOS
5 2 (3.85%) CCVP
6 1 (1.92%) GPEN
6 1 (1.92%) OSCP
6 1 (1.92%) GIAC
6 1 (1.92%) CEH
6 1 (1.92%) CISMP
6 1 (1.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) XenServer
3 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.92%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Cisco
2 18 (34.62%) Citrix
3 7 (13.46%) WatchGuard
3 7 (13.46%) VMware
3 7 (13.46%) Symantec
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.62%) Altiris
4 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.69%) Polycom
5 4 (7.69%) Aruba
6 3 (5.77%) Websense
6 3 (5.77%) Avaya
6 3 (5.77%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) Juniper
7 2 (3.85%) Apple
7 2 (3.85%) Nokia
7 2 (3.85%) Remedy
7 2 (3.85%) Mitel
7 2 (3.85%) ProCurve
7 2 (3.85%) BT
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Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £150 to £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 8 days ago
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