The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 61 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 7 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 1.10% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.90% 4.60% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -5.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
241 239 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.57% 23.80% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 83 100
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
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 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 22 (59.46%) Cisco
2 21 (56.76%) Firewall
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (43.24%) VPN
5 14 (37.84%) CCNP
5 14 (37.84%) Juniper
5 14 (37.84%) CheckPoint
5 14 (37.84%) OSPF
5 14 (37.84%) Network Management
6 13 (35.14%) F5
6 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (35.14%) Cisco PIX
6 13 (35.14%) SNMP
7 12 (32.43%) CCIE
7 12 (32.43%) Apache
7 12 (32.43%) BIG-IP
7 12 (32.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (32.43%) FortiGate
8 11 (29.73%) IPsec
8 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
8 11 (29.73%) Check Point Certification
8 11 (29.73%) CISSP
8 11 (29.73%) MPLS
9 10 (27.03%) BGP
9 10 (27.03%) SQL
9 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
10 9 (24.32%) Degree
10 9 (24.32%) LTE
10 9 (24.32%) WAN
10 9 (24.32%) DNS

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (32.43%) Apache
2 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (56.76%) Firewall
2 16 (43.24%) VPN
3 14 (37.84%) OSPF
4 13 (35.14%) SNMP
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco PIX
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (32.43%) BIG-IP
5 12 (32.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (29.73%) MPLS
6 11 (29.73%) IPsec
7 10 (27.03%) BGP
8 9 (24.32%) DNS
8 9 (24.32%) WAN
8 9 (24.32%) LTE
8 9 (24.32%) FWSM
9 8 (21.62%) LAN
10 6 (16.22%) 3G
11 4 (10.81%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (10.81%) Network Security
12 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Multimedia
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Design Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) IP Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Architect
3 7 (18.92%) Consultant
4 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Network Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) OSS Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Designer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Technician
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Network Design Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Kindle
2 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Device Driver
2 2 (5.41%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Network Management
2 7 (18.92%) Validation
3 6 (16.22%) Network Design
3 6 (16.22%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.81%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Demand Forecasting
7 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (37.84%) CCNP
3 12 (32.43%) CCIE
4 11 (29.73%) Check Point Certification
4 11 (29.73%) CISSP
5 9 (24.32%) Degree
6 7 (18.92%) CCSP
6 7 (18.92%) CCDP
7 4 (10.81%) CCNA
7 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (8.11%) MCSE
8 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.70%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) FortiGate
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Juniper
2 14 (37.84%) CheckPoint
3 13 (35.14%) F5
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.51%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.11%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Ericsson
6 3 (8.11%) Nokia
7 2 (5.41%) Apple
8 1 (2.70%) Nortel
8 1 (2.70%) Avaya
8 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.70%) Tektronix
8 1 (2.70%) Sonus
8 1 (2.70%) McAfee
8 1 (2.70%) Radware
8 1 (2.70%) VMware
8 1 (2.70%) Mitel
8 1 (2.70%) Redback