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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 46 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing VoIP 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.95% 0.87% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 8.06% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£170 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
79 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.72% 10.75% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 22
Average daily rate £288 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £186 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Colchester - 1 £170 -
Harlow - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
VoIP
East of England

VoIP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7 (63.64%) MS Office
1 7 (63.64%) Citrix
1 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
1 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
4 3 (27.27%) MCSA
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Legal
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 1 (9.09%) Mitel
6 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
1 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Office
2 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Network Technician
5 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSA
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Mitel