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 17 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 255 272 205
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -67
Contract jobs citing VoIP 167 107 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.69% 0.49% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.97% 3.61% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 56 163
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £135 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £289 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.34 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.97% -12.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £15.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £40.90 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% -8.72%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2796 2966 3736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.54% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1842 2269
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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 17 April 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 17 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
City of London -7 37 £352 +22.43% 15
Harrow - 4 £215 - 1
Croydon -8 2 £288 - 1
Enfield - 1 - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Clapham - - - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 179 (57.19%) Cisco
2 109 (34.82%) WAN
3 108 (34.50%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (33.87%) Windows
5 101 (32.27%) LAN
6 94 (30.03%) Firewall
7 87 (27.80%) Finance
8 81 (25.88%) MPLS
9 71 (22.68%) Microsoft
10 70 (22.36%) Active Directory
11 66 (21.09%) MS Exchange
12 65 (20.77%) TCP/IP
13 63 (20.13%) CCNP
14 61 (19.49%) VPN
15 58 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 55 (17.57%) Wireless
17 54 (17.25%) VMware
17 54 (17.25%) ITIL
18 50 (15.97%) Citrix
18 50 (15.97%) Banking
19 49 (15.65%) CCNA
20 47 (15.02%) CheckPoint
21 46 (14.70%) DNS
22 45 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
23 40 (12.78%) Juniper
23 40 (12.78%) Telecoms
23 40 (12.78%) BGP
23 40 (12.78%) Network Security
23 40 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
24 39 (12.46%) Windows 7

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (21.09%) MS Exchange
2 32 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (7.99%) Lync
4 21 (6.71%) SharePoint
5 18 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (1.60%) Apache
9 4 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.96%) Node.js
10 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.96%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (10.22%) MS Office
2 25 (7.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.96%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.32%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.32%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.60%) assyst
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.64%) Magento
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (34.82%) WAN
2 101 (32.27%) LAN
3 94 (30.03%) Firewall
4 81 (25.88%) MPLS
5 65 (20.77%) TCP/IP
6 61 (19.49%) VPN
7 55 (17.57%) Wireless
8 46 (14.70%) DNS
9 40 (12.78%) BGP
9 40 (12.78%) Network Security
10 38 (12.14%) OSPF
11 35 (11.18%) Internet
12 34 (10.86%) EIGRP
13 30 (9.58%) Ethernet
14 27 (8.63%) DHCP
14 27 (8.63%) Unified Communications
15 24 (7.67%) IPsec
15 24 (7.67%) SAN
16 23 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (7.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.64%) MySQL
5 2 (0.64%) MS Access
6 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 87 (27.80%) Finance
2 50 (15.97%) Banking
3 40 (12.78%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.83%) Advertising
5 11 (3.51%) French Language
6 8 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.24%) Retail
7 7 (2.24%) German Language
7 7 (2.24%) Law
8 6 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.92%) Billing
9 5 (1.60%) Front Office
10 4 (1.28%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.96%) Back Office
11 3 (0.96%) Legal
12 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.64%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.64%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.64%) Marketing
13 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (20.77%) Network Engineer
2 40 (12.78%) Analyst
3 29 (9.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 26 (8.31%) Consultant
5 24 (7.67%) Project Manager
6 23 (7.35%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.71%) Voice Engineer
8 20 (6.39%) Network Support
9 18 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (5.43%) Architect
11 14 (4.47%) Network Consultant
12 12 (3.83%) Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (3.51%) Network Administrator
13 11 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.51%) Administrator
13 11 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.51%) VoIP Engineer
14 10 (3.19%) Network Analyst
14 10 (3.19%) Service Analyst
14 10 (3.19%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.51%) XMPP
2 4 (1.28%) HTML5
2 4 (1.28%) WebRTC
2 4 (1.28%) HTML
3 2 (0.64%) .NET
3 2 (0.64%) Web Services
3 2 (0.64%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.99%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.11%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (4.79%) Hedge funds
4 11 (3.51%) EqualLogic
4 11 (3.51%) PKI
5 9 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.24%) CCTV
6 7 (2.24%) Replication
6 7 (2.24%) Clustering
7 6 (1.92%) NHS
7 6 (1.92%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.60%) e-Health
8 5 (1.60%) SecurID
9 4 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.28%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.28%) Handset
9 4 (1.28%) FMCG
10 3 (0.96%) iPhone
10 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 106 (33.87%) Windows
2 58 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (12.46%) Windows 7
5 32 (10.22%) Windows XP
6 22 (7.03%) Linux
7 11 (3.51%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.24%) UNIX
9 7 (2.24%) Android
10 4 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (0.64%) CentOS
11 2 (0.64%) HPUX
11 2 (0.64%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.25%) ITIL
2 30 (9.58%) Migration
3 21 (6.71%) Network Design
4 20 (6.39%) Change Management
5 19 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (6.07%) Project Management
6 15 (4.79%) Incident Management
7 14 (4.47%) PRINCE2
8 13 (4.15%) WAN Optimisation
9 11 (3.51%) Software Deployment
9 11 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (3.51%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (3.19%) Network Management
10 10 (3.19%) Load Balancing
11 9 (2.88%) Problem Management
12 8 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (2.56%) Low Latency
13 7 (2.24%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (2.24%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.43%) SQL
2 14 (4.47%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.56%) C
4 6 (1.92%) Perl
5 5 (1.60%) Java
6 4 (1.28%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.96%) C++
7 3 (0.96%) Python
7 3 (0.96%) Ruby
8 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (34.50%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (20.13%) CCNP
3 49 (15.65%) CCNA
4 30 (9.58%) CCIE
5 21 (6.71%) Degree
6 15 (4.79%) CCDP
7 14 (4.47%) CCVP
7 14 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (3.19%) MCSE
10 7 (2.24%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.92%) MCP
12 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.28%) MCSA
14 3 (0.96%) CCIP
14 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.96%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.96%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.07%) SLA
2 5 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 70 (22.36%) Active Directory
2 40 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.51%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.88%) vSphere
5 8 (2.56%) NFS
6 7 (2.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (1.92%) UAG
8 5 (1.60%) XenApp
9 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 32 (10.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 28 (8.95%) SCCM
3 14 (4.47%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.83%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (3.19%) SCOM
6 8 (2.56%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (2.24%) Cacti
7 7 (2.24%) OpenNMS
8 5 (1.60%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.28%) Puppet
10 2 (0.64%) WSUS
10 2 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.64%) Netcool
10 2 (0.64%) Nagios
10 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.32%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 179 (57.19%) Cisco
2 71 (22.68%) Microsoft
3 54 (17.25%) VMware
4 50 (15.97%) Citrix
5 47 (15.02%) CheckPoint
6 40 (12.78%) Juniper
7 30 (9.58%) Avaya
8 28 (8.95%) HP
9 16 (5.11%) F5
10 15 (4.79%) Mitel
10 15 (4.79%) Remedy
11 14 (4.47%) Riverbed
12 13 (4.15%) Siemens
13 11 (3.51%) SolarWinds
14 10 (3.19%) Symantec
14 10 (3.19%) Dell
15 9 (2.88%) NetApp
15 9 (2.88%) ProCurve
16 8 (2.56%) OPNET
16 8 (2.56%) Aruba
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