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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 50 53 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing VoIP 24 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.33% 2.64% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.54% 10.98% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
Average daily rate
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£294 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £310 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.25% +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -10.82%
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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
208 255 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.23% 24.01% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 92 72
Average daily rate £363 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015, 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 19 (47.50%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) Firewall
2 15 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 13 (32.50%) Linux
4 11 (27.50%) CheckPoint
4 11 (27.50%) CCNP
4 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (25.00%) LAN
6 9 (22.50%) WAN
6 9 (22.50%) UNIX
7 8 (20.00%) Solaris
7 8 (20.00%) VPN
7 8 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (17.50%) F5
8 7 (17.50%) LTE
8 7 (17.50%) DNS
9 6 (15.00%) CCNA
9 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.00%) GSM
9 6 (15.00%) Wireless
9 6 (15.00%) 3G
10 5 (12.50%) INAP
10 5 (12.50%) 2G
10 5 (12.50%) Windows
10 5 (12.50%) LDAP
10 5 (12.50%) SQL
10 5 (12.50%) CCIE
10 5 (12.50%) Red Hat

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) Zope
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (25.00%) LAN
4 9 (22.50%) WAN
5 8 (20.00%) VPN
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (17.50%) LTE
6 7 (17.50%) DNS
7 6 (15.00%) 3G
7 6 (15.00%) GSM
7 6 (15.00%) Wireless
8 5 (12.50%) 2G
8 5 (12.50%) INAP
8 5 (12.50%) 4G
8 5 (12.50%) LDAP
8 5 (12.50%) SAN
9 4 (10.00%) OSPF
9 4 (10.00%) RIP
9 4 (10.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (10.00%) IP Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Network Support
6 1 (2.50%) Communications Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) RESTful
2 1 (2.50%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) Social Media
2 1 (2.50%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) UNIX
3 8 (20.00%) Solaris
4 5 (12.50%) Windows
4 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) VMS
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (10.00%) Network Management
1 4 (10.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (7.50%) Service Management
3 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.00%) Contact Management
3 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (2.50%) Functional Programming
4 1 (2.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (2.50%) Coaching
4 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (2.50%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (2.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Erlang
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (27.50%) CCNP
3 6 (15.00%) CCNA
4 5 (12.50%) CCIE
5 4 (10.00%) CCSP
5 4 (10.00%) CISSP
5 4 (10.00%) CCDP
5 4 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (7.50%) SCSA
6 3 (7.50%) Sun Certification
6 3 (7.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.50%) ISEB
7 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (17.50%) F5
4 5 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.00%) Nokia
5 4 (10.00%) Radware
5 4 (10.00%) Redback
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.00%) Oracle
5 4 (10.00%) Juniper
6 3 (7.50%) Sun
6 3 (7.50%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Huawei
6 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) Veritas
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.50%) EMC
8 1 (2.50%) Apple
8 1 (2.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks