The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 261 257 208
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -49
Contract jobs citing VoIP 142 166 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.68% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.93% 5.87% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 98 136
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£325 £358 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £239 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +59.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.06
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.06%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2882 2827 3626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.26% 11.65% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1786 1788 2112
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 101 173
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VoIP
England

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 2014.

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
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 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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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 -4 38 £375 +4.16% 15
Docklands, London - 2 £475 -
Bromley - 2 - - 4
Croydon +3 1 £225 -50.00% 2
Ilford - 1 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 171 (58.16%) Cisco
2 118 (40.14%) WAN
3 110 (37.41%) LAN
4 107 (36.39%) Windows
5 101 (34.35%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (29.93%) Firewall
7 81 (27.55%) Active Directory
8 67 (22.79%) Finance
9 64 (21.77%) CCNP
9 64 (21.77%) Microsoft
10 63 (21.43%) VMware
11 61 (20.75%) ITIL
12 60 (20.41%) Wireless
13 58 (19.73%) MPLS
14 55 (18.71%) TCP/IP
15 54 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 52 (17.69%) VPN
16 52 (17.69%) MS Exchange
17 49 (16.67%) CCNA
18 48 (16.33%) DNS
19 46 (15.65%) CheckPoint
20 44 (14.97%) Citrix
21 42 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
22 41 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
23 37 (12.59%) MS Office
24 35 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
25 34 (11.56%) Windows 7
25 34 (11.56%) SAN
26 32 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
26 32 (10.88%) Banking

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 52 (17.69%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 17 (5.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (4.76%) Lync
6 14 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.04%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.02%) Apache
9 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.68%) IIS
10 2 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 37 (12.59%) MS Office
2 28 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.34%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.44%) Office 365
2 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 118 (40.14%) WAN
2 110 (37.41%) LAN
3 88 (29.93%) Firewall
4 60 (20.41%) Wireless
5 58 (19.73%) MPLS
6 55 (18.71%) TCP/IP
7 52 (17.69%) VPN
8 48 (16.33%) DNS
9 34 (11.56%) SAN
10 30 (10.20%) DHCP
10 30 (10.20%) EIGRP
11 26 (8.84%) VLAN
12 23 (7.82%) Cisco IPT
12 23 (7.82%) IPsec
12 23 (7.82%) BGP
13 22 (7.48%) OSPF
14 21 (7.14%) IP Telephony
15 20 (6.80%) Internet
16 18 (6.12%) Network Security
17 17 (5.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.38%) MySQL
3 4 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.02%) SQLite
4 3 (1.02%) MS Access
5 2 (0.68%) IDOL
5 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.34%) Big Data
6 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Subversion
2 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 67 (22.79%) Finance
2 32 (10.88%) Banking
3 30 (10.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.38%) Retail
5 6 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.04%) French Language
5 6 (2.04%) Legal
6 5 (1.70%) Billing
7 4 (1.36%) Back Office
7 4 (1.36%) Law
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) International Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (19.73%) Network Engineer
2 50 (17.01%) Analyst
3 37 (12.59%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 23 (7.82%) Project Manager
5 23 (7.82%) Network Support
6 20 (6.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 19 (6.46%) Voice Engineer
8 18 (6.12%) Administrator
8 18 (6.12%) Support Analyst
9 17 (5.78%) Consultant
9 17 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.78%) Cisco Support
10 15 (5.10%) Network Administrator
10 15 (5.10%) Architect
11 14 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (4.42%) Telephony Engineer
13 12 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
14 11 (3.74%) Desktop Support
14 11 (3.74%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.78%) XMPP
2 8 (2.72%) XML
3 6 (2.04%) Web Services
3 6 (2.04%) JSON
4 5 (1.70%) jQuery
4 5 (1.70%) HTML
4 5 (1.70%) .NET
5 4 (1.36%) SOAP
5 4 (1.36%) Middleware
6 3 (1.02%) HTML5
6 3 (1.02%) iOS SDK
6 3 (1.02%) REST
6 3 (1.02%) Cocoa Touch
6 3 (1.02%) UIKit
6 3 (1.02%) Cocoa
6 3 (1.02%) Ajax
7 2 (0.68%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.68%) Zend Framework
8 1 (0.34%) HornetQ
8 1 (0.34%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.86%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (4.08%) Replication
4 10 (3.40%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.72%) FMCG
6 8 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.38%) Handset
8 5 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.36%) NHS
9 4 (1.36%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.36%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.02%) Open Source
10 3 (1.02%) Social Media
10 3 (1.02%) iPad
10 3 (1.02%) PKI
11 2 (0.68%) IPTV
11 2 (0.68%) Clustering
11 2 (0.68%) PMI
11 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 107 (36.39%) Windows
2 54 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (11.56%) Windows 7
4 32 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (8.50%) Windows XP
6 18 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.76%) Android
7 14 (4.76%) Linux
8 9 (3.06%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.04%) UNIX
10 4 (1.36%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.02%) MVS
11 3 (1.02%) VME
12 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.68%) CentOS
12 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.68%) HPUX
12 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.75%) ITIL
2 26 (8.84%) Migration
3 21 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (6.46%) PRINCE2
5 16 (5.44%) Project Management
6 15 (5.10%) Network Design
6 15 (5.10%) WAN Optimisation
7 14 (4.76%) Load Balancing
8 12 (4.08%) Change Management
9 11 (3.74%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.40%) Business Continuity
10 10 (3.40%) Asset Management
10 10 (3.40%) Network Architecture
11 9 (3.06%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.06%) CRM
12 8 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.72%) Time Management
12 8 (2.72%) Software Deployment
12 8 (2.72%) Infrastructure Management
13 7 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.48%) SQL
2 11 (3.74%) Java
3 10 (3.40%) C++
4 8 (2.72%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.38%) PHP
6 6 (2.04%) Python
6 6 (2.04%) Ruby
7 5 (1.70%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.36%) Perl
8 4 (1.36%) C
8 4 (1.36%) VBScript
8 4 (1.36%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.02%) Scala
9 3 (1.02%) C#
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 101 (34.35%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (21.77%) CCNP
3 49 (16.67%) CCNA
4 21 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (6.80%) CCVP
5 20 (6.80%) CCIE
6 17 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (4.42%) MCSE
8 12 (4.08%) CCDP
9 11 (3.74%) MCP
9 11 (3.74%) Degree
10 8 (2.72%) Security Cleared
11 6 (2.04%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.36%) MCITP
12 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.02%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.02%) MCSA
13 3 (1.02%) CCDA
13 3 (1.02%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.42%) SLA
2 9 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 81 (27.55%) Active Directory
2 41 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.76%) vSphere
4 9 (3.06%) XenApp
5 7 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.70%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.36%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.36%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.36%) XenServer
7 4 (1.36%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.02%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.68%) UAG
9 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.34%) NFS
Systems Management
1 42 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (5.44%) Cisco UCCE
2 16 (5.44%) Backup Exec
2 16 (5.44%) Cisco UCCX
3 15 (5.10%) SCCM
4 13 (4.42%) OPNET
5 9 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.70%) WSUS
8 4 (1.36%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.02%) SCOM
9 3 (1.02%) Puppet
10 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.34%) Nagios
11 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 171 (58.16%) Cisco
2 64 (21.77%) Microsoft
3 63 (21.43%) VMware
4 46 (15.65%) CheckPoint
5 44 (14.97%) Citrix
6 26 (8.84%) HP
7 25 (8.50%) Avaya
8 24 (8.16%) Mitel
8 24 (8.16%) SolarWinds
9 21 (7.14%) Juniper
10 19 (6.46%) Riverbed
11 17 (5.78%) Symantec
12 12 (4.08%) F5
13 11 (3.74%) Remedy
13 11 (3.74%) Dell
14 10 (3.40%) Blue Coat
15 8 (2.72%) NetApp
15 8 (2.72%) Oracle
15 8 (2.72%) Aruba
15 8 (2.72%) 3PAR
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