The first table below looks at the demand for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 25 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 Reading 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 57 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing VoIP 12 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.33% 1.56% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 6.47% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
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£338 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £320 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £298 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.36% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +0.51%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 232 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.08% 24.07% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VoIP
Berkshire

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 28 (66.67%) Cisco
2 24 (57.14%) Firewall
3 20 (47.62%) VPN
4 19 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (35.71%) OSPF
5 15 (35.71%) CCNP
6 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 14 (33.33%) Juniper
6 14 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
6 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (33.33%) Network Management
6 14 (33.33%) F5
7 13 (30.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (30.95%) SNMP
7 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
7 13 (30.95%) CCIE
7 13 (30.95%) SQL
8 12 (28.57%) Apache
8 12 (28.57%) Telecoms
8 12 (28.57%) BIG-IP
8 12 (28.57%) FortiGate
9 11 (26.19%) IPsec
9 11 (26.19%) LAN
9 11 (26.19%) WAN
9 11 (26.19%) CISSP
9 11 (26.19%) Check Point Certification
9 11 (26.19%) MPLS
9 11 (26.19%) BGP
10 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (28.57%) Apache
2 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) Firewall
2 20 (47.62%) VPN
3 15 (35.71%) OSPF
4 14 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
4 14 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (30.95%) SNMP
5 13 (30.95%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (28.57%) BIG-IP
7 11 (26.19%) MPLS
7 11 (26.19%) BGP
7 11 (26.19%) LAN
7 11 (26.19%) WAN
7 11 (26.19%) IPsec
8 9 (21.43%) LTE
8 9 (21.43%) FWSM
9 8 (19.05%) DNS
10 7 (16.67%) 3G
11 5 (11.90%) Network Security
12 4 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
13 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Design Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) IP Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technician
5 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) OSS Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Designer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Kindle
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.76%) Handset
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Network Management
2 7 (16.67%) Validation
3 6 (14.29%) Network Design
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
7 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.38%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (35.71%) CCNP
3 13 (30.95%) CCIE
4 11 (26.19%) Check Point Certification
4 11 (26.19%) CISSP
5 8 (19.05%) Degree
5 8 (19.05%) CCSP
5 8 (19.05%) CCDP
6 6 (14.29%) CCNA
7 3 (7.14%) MCSE
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 1 (2.38%) CCSA
9 1 (2.38%) CCVP
9 1 (2.38%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 5 (11.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) Cisco
2 14 (33.33%) Juniper
2 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 14 (33.33%) F5
3 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 3 (7.14%) Ericsson
5 3 (7.14%) Nokia
6 2 (4.76%) Apple
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) Redback
7 1 (2.38%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Radware
7 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.38%) Tektronix
7 1 (2.38%) Sonus
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) Nortel
7 1 (2.38%) Avaya
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