The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 54 52 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing VoIP 6 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.96% 0.62% 4.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 3.45% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 13
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£425 £213 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -48.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.36%
VoIP
East of 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 Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
117 87 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.69% 17.94% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 59 35
Average daily rate £388 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +10.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Essex

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Chelmsford - 3 £363 -
Colchester +6 1 £450 +111.76%
Harlow - 1 - -
VoIP
East of England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
2 7 (46.67%) CCNA
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) PBX
2 7 (46.67%) IP Telephony
3 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (26.67%) PABX
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco IPCC
4 4 (26.67%) Internet
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (26.67%) NHS
5 3 (20.00%) ISDN
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) CCVP
5 3 (20.00%) IVR
5 3 (20.00%) Siemens
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) OpenScape
6 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
6 2 (13.33%) XMPP
6 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) Frame Relay

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) PBX
1 7 (46.67%) IP Telephony
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) PABX
3 3 (20.00%) ISDN
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) H.323
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 2 (13.33%) Frame Relay
4 2 (13.33%) OpenScape
4 2 (13.33%) ATM
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.67%) Telepresence
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) VoIP Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Rollout Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) NHS
2 3 (20.00%) IVR
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Handset
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Solaris
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Control
2 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) CCNA
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCVP
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) MOS
4 1 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Siemens
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Mitel
4 1 (6.67%) Tandberg