The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Essex 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 56 40 40
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing VoIP 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.09% 1.44% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 8.33% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate £170 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-13.37% -4.26%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 72 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.97% 17.31% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 33 15
Average daily rate £400 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.30 £45.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
VoIP
East of England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 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
Colchester +6 8 £170 -58.78%
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
VoIP
East of England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) MCSA
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) NGN
6 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (23.08%) MS Project
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) CCIE
7 2 (15.38%) CCNP
7 2 (15.38%) Juniper
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
7 2 (15.38%) OSPF
7 2 (15.38%) BGP
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
1 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) NGN
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Service Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Network Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Telephony Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Change Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Web Design
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.69%) CAD
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) MCSA
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) CCVP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec