The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 74 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing VoIP 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.63% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 6.31% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£138 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -7.69%
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Scotland

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

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
95 111 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.07% 9.95% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 42
Average daily rate £375 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £200 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (66.67%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) MS Office
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) Nortel
6 3 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (16.67%) CCNA
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) MCP
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
8 1 (8.33%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) Replication
8 1 (8.33%) Change Management
8 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (8.33%) SCCM

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Communications Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) EDI
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
1 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Nortel
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Apple