The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 256 286 261
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -25
Contract jobs citing VoIP 174 139 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.59% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 4.76% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 103 98
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.25 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% -61.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.85 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £19.65 £112.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
VoIP
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3046 2919 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.41% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 1810 1792
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in London

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in London

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in London

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in London

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in London

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the London region over the 3 months to 31 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
City of London -2 44 £438 +16.66% 14
Kingston Upon Thames +3 8 £275 -
Docklands, London -5 2 £493 +3.68%
Hammersmith - 2 £400 -
Greenford - 2 £355 -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 205 (67.21%) Cisco
2 122 (40.00%) WAN
3 118 (38.69%) LAN
3 118 (38.69%) Cisco Certification
3 118 (38.69%) Firewall
4 99 (32.46%) Wireless
5 98 (32.13%) Windows
6 69 (22.62%) VPN
7 67 (21.97%) CCNP
8 66 (21.64%) Data Centre
9 65 (21.31%) Avaya
9 65 (21.31%) Linux
10 64 (20.98%) MPLS
11 63 (20.66%) OSPF
12 59 (19.34%) CheckPoint
12 59 (19.34%) Telecoms
13 57 (18.69%) BGP
13 57 (18.69%) VLAN
14 54 (17.70%) TCP/IP
14 54 (17.70%) IPsec
15 52 (17.05%) Active Directory
16 51 (16.72%) Network Security
17 50 (16.39%) Finance
18 49 (16.07%) Microsoft
19 48 (15.74%) ITIL
19 48 (15.74%) EIGRP
19 48 (15.74%) Cisco ASA
20 45 (14.75%) Degree
20 45 (14.75%) CCNA
21 43 (14.10%) Juniper

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 25 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.90%) Lync
2 18 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.26%) CMS
5 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (10.16%) MS Office
2 29 (9.51%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) MS Project
7 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.30%) Google Apps
2 6 (1.97%) Office 365
3 4 (1.31%) Yammer
4 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.66%) SaaS
5 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 122 (40.00%) WAN
2 118 (38.69%) LAN
2 118 (38.69%) Firewall
3 99 (32.46%) Wireless
4 69 (22.62%) VPN
5 64 (20.98%) MPLS
6 63 (20.66%) OSPF
7 57 (18.69%) BGP
7 57 (18.69%) VLAN
8 54 (17.70%) IPsec
8 54 (17.70%) TCP/IP
9 51 (16.72%) Network Security
10 48 (15.74%) Cisco ASA
10 48 (15.74%) EIGRP
11 38 (12.46%) Cisco IOS
12 35 (11.48%) SAN
13 32 (10.49%) DNS
14 31 (10.16%) DHCP
15 30 (9.84%) TACACS
16 29 (9.51%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (1.64%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.33%) GCC
2 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 59 (19.34%) Telecoms
2 50 (16.39%) Finance
3 18 (5.90%) Banking
4 13 (4.26%) Legal
5 8 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.97%) Law
7 5 (1.64%) Retail
7 5 (1.64%) Games
8 3 (0.98%) Billing
9 2 (0.66%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 83 (27.21%) Network Engineer
2 45 (14.75%) Architect
3 27 (8.85%) Project Manager
3 27 (8.85%) Analyst
4 26 (8.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 26 (8.52%) Voice Engineer
5 24 (7.87%) Network Architect
5 24 (7.87%) Infrastructure Architect
6 20 (6.56%) Avaya Engineer
7 18 (5.90%) Support Analyst
7 18 (5.90%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.57%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (3.61%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (3.61%) VoIP Project Manager
9 11 (3.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (3.28%) VoIP Engineer
10 10 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (2.62%) Consultant
11 8 (2.62%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.21%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.93%) XMPP
2 12 (3.93%) Middleware
3 3 (0.98%) SOAP
3 3 (0.98%) Web Services
4 2 (0.66%) XML
4 2 (0.66%) WSDL
4 2 (0.66%) JSON
5 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.33%) WSRP
5 1 (0.33%) RESTful
5 1 (0.33%) CGI
5 1 (0.33%) LAMP
5 1 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 66 (21.64%) Data Centre
2 31 (10.16%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (7.54%) IVR
4 18 (5.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (5.57%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.26%) iPhone
7 11 (3.61%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.95%) iPad
9 8 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.62%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.64%) Handset
11 4 (1.31%) NHS
12 3 (0.98%) BBC
12 3 (0.98%) e-Health
12 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.98%) BYOD
12 3 (0.98%) Video on Demand
13 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.66%) FlexPod
13 2 (0.66%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 98 (32.13%) Windows
2 65 (21.31%) Linux
3 30 (9.84%) UNIX
4 19 (6.23%) Windows 7
5 15 (4.92%) Solaris
6 14 (4.59%) Oracle Linux
6 14 (4.59%) Android
7 13 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.26%) Windows XP
7 13 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.30%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.30%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.31%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.74%) ITIL
2 43 (14.10%) Load Balancing
3 27 (8.85%) Project Management
4 24 (7.87%) PRINCE2
4 24 (7.87%) Network Design
5 18 (5.90%) Migration
5 18 (5.90%) DDoS Mitigation
6 16 (5.25%) Network Architecture
7 15 (4.92%) Performance Management
7 15 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (4.26%) Network Management
9 13 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
9 13 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.93%) Service Management
10 12 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.61%) E-Commerce
12 9 (2.95%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.92%) SQL
2 11 (3.61%) VB
3 7 (2.30%) Java
4 5 (1.64%) Python
4 5 (1.64%) C++
5 4 (1.31%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.31%) Perl
6 3 (0.98%) C
7 2 (0.66%) C#
7 2 (0.66%) PHP
7 2 (0.66%) Tcl
8 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 118 (38.69%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (21.97%) CCNP
3 45 (14.75%) CCNA
3 45 (14.75%) Degree
4 15 (4.92%) CCVP
4 15 (4.92%) CCIE
5 11 (3.61%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (2.62%) MCSE
8 7 (2.30%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.97%) CCSA
9 6 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.97%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.31%) CCDP
11 4 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.98%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.33%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.57%) ProxySG
4 8 (2.62%) XenApp
5 3 (0.98%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.66%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.66%) Firmware
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.33%) Xen
7 1 (0.33%) XenServer
7 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.33%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 41 (13.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (4.92%) RANCID
3 14 (4.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (4.59%) Control-M
3 14 (4.59%) BladeLogic
4 11 (3.61%) Cisco UCCX
5 8 (2.62%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (2.30%) Cisco IPCC
7 6 (1.97%) CiscoWorks
7 6 (1.97%) NetCrunch
8 5 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (1.31%) SCCM
10 3 (0.98%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.98%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.66%) SCSM
11 2 (0.66%) SCOM
11 2 (0.66%) WSUS
12 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 205 (67.21%) Cisco
2 65 (21.31%) Avaya
3 59 (19.34%) CheckPoint
4 49 (16.07%) Microsoft
5 43 (14.10%) Juniper
6 41 (13.44%) Citrix
7 38 (12.46%) VMware
8 37 (12.13%) F5
9 34 (11.15%) SolarWinds
10 33 (10.82%) Oracle
11 28 (9.18%) Nortel
11 28 (9.18%) Blue Coat
12 21 (6.89%) Nokia
12 21 (6.89%) Symantec
13 19 (6.23%) CA
14 17 (5.57%) Riverbed
15 15 (4.92%) Infoblox
16 11 (3.61%) Mitel
16 11 (3.61%) Tandberg
16 11 (3.61%) HP
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