The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 64 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VoIP 7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.88% - 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% - 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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£160 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -5.75%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
125 67 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.74% 12.81% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 67
Average daily rate £275 £283 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -22.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £149 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
Watford - 1 £335 - 2
Abbots Langley - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 2
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
VoIP
East of England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Symantec
2 8 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 8 (66.67%) Altiris
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 2 (16.67%) Aruba
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (8.33%) Meru Networks
5 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) TACACS

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) MPLS
3 2 (16.67%) OSPF
3 2 (16.67%) BGP
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) TACACS
4 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (8.33%) IPsec
4 1 (8.33%) ATM
4 1 (8.33%) PPP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 8 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 8 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Symantec
1 8 (66.67%) Altiris
2 3 (25.00%) Avaya
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Aruba
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) Meru Networks
4 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
4 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (8.33%) HP