The first table below looks at the demand for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 264 239 181
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -58
Contract jobs citing VoIP 384 314 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.73% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.77% 4.80% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 155 309
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £289 £318
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -9.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 44
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.37% -12.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.51 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.82% -10.79%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VoIP
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VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in England

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in England

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in England

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in England

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +29 166 £350 +7.69% 60
South East +20 126 £310 -0.80% 55
South West -29 20 £250 -6.54% 15
West Midlands -4 18 £395 +54.14% 8
East of England -42 18 £170 -30.96% 11
North West -16 11 £300 -4.00% 10
Yorkshire -22 10 £288 -4.16% 6
East Midlands -15 8 £288 -11.53% 10
North East -26 3 £150 -
Midlands - - - -
VoIP
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VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 382 (54.26%) Cisco
2 227 (32.24%) WAN
3 226 (32.10%) Cisco Certification
4 219 (31.11%) Windows
5 212 (30.11%) Firewall
6 189 (26.85%) LAN
7 156 (22.16%) Microsoft
8 150 (21.31%) Active Directory
9 142 (20.17%) MPLS
10 141 (20.03%) CCNP
10 141 (20.03%) ITIL
11 127 (18.04%) VPN
12 112 (15.91%) MS Exchange
13 106 (15.06%) TCP/IP
14 105 (14.91%) Finance
15 104 (14.77%) Telecoms
16 103 (14.63%) CCNA
16 103 (14.63%) CheckPoint
17 100 (14.20%) Wireless
18 97 (13.78%) Windows Server 2008
19 95 (13.49%) VMware
20 87 (12.36%) Citrix
21 86 (12.22%) Windows 7
22 84 (11.93%) DNS
23 79 (11.22%) Juniper
24 78 (11.08%) MS Office
25 73 (10.37%) Project Management
26 72 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
26 72 (10.23%) BGP
27 71 (10.09%) Cisco ASA

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 112 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 52 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (7.24%) Lync
4 37 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.70%) Apache
9 10 (1.42%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (0.85%) IIS
11 6 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.57%) CMS
12 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.43%) Node.js
14 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (11.08%) MS Office
2 61 (8.66%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.42%) MS Project
4 8 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.14%) CATIA
6 1 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) assyst
2 3 (0.43%) Maximo
3 2 (0.28%) Magento
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.14%) Agresso
4 1 (0.14%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.14%) Infinys
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.41%) Office 365
2 6 (0.85%) SaaS
3 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 227 (32.24%) WAN
2 212 (30.11%) Firewall
3 189 (26.85%) LAN
4 142 (20.17%) MPLS
5 127 (18.04%) VPN
6 106 (15.06%) TCP/IP
7 100 (14.20%) Wireless
8 84 (11.93%) DNS
9 72 (10.23%) BGP
10 71 (10.09%) Cisco ASA
11 65 (9.23%) OSPF
11 65 (9.23%) Network Security
12 58 (8.24%) Internet
13 52 (7.39%) Unified Communications
14 50 (7.10%) DHCP
15 48 (6.82%) Ethernet
15 48 (6.82%) EIGRP
16 44 (6.25%) IP Telephony
16 44 (6.25%) SAN
17 43 (6.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.85%) MySQL
4 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.28%) MS Access
7 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.14%) Subversion
2 1 (0.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.14%) Selenium
2 1 (0.14%) Hudson
2 1 (0.14%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
General
1 105 (14.91%) Finance
2 104 (14.77%) Telecoms
3 50 (7.10%) Banking
4 15 (2.13%) Advertising
4 15 (2.13%) Billing
5 12 (1.70%) French Language
6 9 (1.28%) Local Government
7 8 (1.14%) Law
7 8 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 7 (0.99%) Retail
8 7 (0.99%) German Language
9 5 (0.71%) Marketing
9 5 (0.71%) Front Office
9 5 (0.71%) Back Office
9 5 (0.71%) Legal
10 4 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.57%) Military
11 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 138 (19.60%) Network Engineer
2 101 (14.35%) Analyst
3 60 (8.52%) Project Manager
4 58 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 48 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
6 42 (5.97%) Consultant
6 42 (5.97%) Architect
7 39 (5.54%) Network Support
8 36 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (4.97%) Voice Engineer
10 29 (4.12%) Service Analyst
11 26 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 26 (3.69%) Support Analyst
12 25 (3.55%) Desktop Support
12 25 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
13 24 (3.41%) Network Support Engineer
14 23 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
15 22 (3.13%) VoIP Engineer
15 22 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 22 (3.13%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.27%) CSS
2 11 (1.56%) XMPP
3 10 (1.42%) .NET
4 5 (0.71%) HTML
5 4 (0.57%) HTML5
5 4 (0.57%) WebRTC
6 3 (0.43%) Web Services
7 2 (0.28%) LAMP
7 2 (0.28%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.28%) SOAP
7 2 (0.28%) XML
8 1 (0.14%) ODBC
8 1 (0.14%) EDI
8 1 (0.14%) MFC
8 1 (0.14%) STL
8 1 (0.14%) ATL
8 1 (0.14%) COM
8 1 (0.14%) OCX
8 1 (0.14%) Middleware
8 1 (0.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.53%) Blackberry
2 37 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 24 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.84%) Handset
5 15 (2.13%) Hedge funds
6 13 (1.85%) NHS
7 12 (1.70%) IVR
7 12 (1.70%) PKI
8 11 (1.56%) EqualLogic
9 10 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.28%) Clustering
10 9 (1.28%) Replication
10 9 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.99%) CCTV
11 7 (0.99%) Open Source
12 6 (0.85%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.85%) iPhone
12 6 (0.85%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 219 (31.11%) Windows
2 97 (13.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (12.22%) Windows 7
4 72 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (7.39%) Windows XP
6 42 (5.97%) Linux
7 17 (2.41%) Mac OS X
7 17 (2.41%) Android
8 16 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (0.99%) UNIX
11 6 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.71%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.28%) CentOS
15 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (20.03%) ITIL
2 73 (10.37%) Project Management
3 56 (7.95%) PRINCE2
4 39 (5.54%) Migration
5 38 (5.40%) Incident Management
6 36 (5.11%) Network Design
7 32 (4.55%) Change Management
7 32 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 31 (4.40%) Network Management
9 29 (4.12%) WAN Optimisation
10 23 (3.27%) Service Delivery
11 21 (2.98%) Problem Management
11 21 (2.98%) Network Monitoring
12 19 (2.70%) Load Balancing
13 18 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (2.56%) Service Management
13 18 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (1.99%) Network Architecture
14 14 (1.99%) Software Deployment
14 14 (1.99%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 49 (6.96%) SQL
2 21 (2.98%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.70%) C
4 11 (1.56%) Java
5 9 (1.28%) C++
6 7 (0.99%) Perl
7 5 (0.71%) PHP
7 5 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.71%) C#
8 3 (0.43%) Python
8 3 (0.43%) Ruby
9 2 (0.28%) Tcl
9 2 (0.28%) AppleScript
9 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.14%) VBScript
10 1 (0.14%) VB
10 1 (0.14%) Korn
10 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.14%) AWK
Qualifications
1 226 (32.10%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (20.03%) CCNP
3 103 (14.63%) CCNA
4 51 (7.24%) CCIE
5 45 (6.39%) Security Cleared
5 45 (6.39%) Degree
6 36 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (4.97%) CCDP
7 35 (4.97%) SC Cleared
8 25 (3.55%) CCVP
9 23 (3.27%) MCSE
10 18 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (2.56%) MCSA
11 11 (1.56%) ISEB
11 11 (1.56%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (1.14%) CISSP
14 8 (1.14%) MCP
15 7 (0.99%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.82%) SLA
2 15 (2.13%) QA
3 10 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.57%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 150 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 71 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.84%) vSphere
4 18 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.28%) NFS
5 9 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (1.28%) XenApp
6 8 (1.14%) UAG
7 7 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.43%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.14%) Xen
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 50 (7.10%) SCCM
2 43 (6.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (3.84%) Backup Exec
4 24 (3.41%) SCOM
5 23 (3.27%) Cisco UCCX
6 15 (2.13%) CiscoWorks
7 13 (1.85%) Cisco UCCE
7 13 (1.85%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.99%) Cacti
9 7 (0.99%) OpenNMS
10 6 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.57%) Puppet
11 4 (0.57%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.43%) WSUS
12 3 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
13 2 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 382 (54.26%) Cisco
2 156 (22.16%) Microsoft
3 103 (14.63%) CheckPoint
4 95 (13.49%) VMware
5 87 (12.36%) Citrix
6 79 (11.22%) Juniper
7 70 (9.94%) Avaya
8 50 (7.10%) HP
9 48 (6.82%) F5
10 35 (4.97%) Mitel
10 35 (4.97%) McAfee
11 29 (4.12%) SolarWinds
12 28 (3.98%) Symantec
12 28 (3.98%) Blue Coat
13 22 (3.13%) Nortel
14 20 (2.84%) Fortinet
15 19 (2.70%) Riverbed
16 18 (2.56%) Remedy
16 18 (2.56%) Siemens
16 18 (2.56%) Dell
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