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 16 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 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 50 61 30
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Contract jobs citing VoIP 28 6 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.59% 0.78% 4.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.77% 3.02% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 15
Average daily rate £280 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 - £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.82% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.82% -6.54%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
260 199 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.07% 25.78% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 72 113
Average daily rate £280 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) VPN
2 15 (50.00%) Firewall
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (26.67%) CCNP
6 8 (26.67%) CCIE
6 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 8 (26.67%) LAN
6 8 (26.67%) WAN
6 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
6 8 (26.67%) LTE
6 8 (26.67%) F5
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (23.33%) IPsec
7 7 (23.33%) Validation
7 7 (23.33%) Degree
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) CCSP
7 7 (23.33%) CCDP
7 7 (23.33%) Juniper
7 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (23.33%) MPLS
7 7 (23.33%) OSPF
7 7 (23.33%) BGP
8 6 (20.00%) CISSP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) VPN
1 15 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) LAN
2 8 (26.67%) WAN
2 8 (26.67%) LTE
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco PIX
3 7 (23.33%) IPsec
3 7 (23.33%) MPLS
3 7 (23.33%) OSPF
3 7 (23.33%) BGP
4 6 (20.00%) 3G
4 6 (20.00%) SNMP
4 6 (20.00%) DNS
4 6 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 6 (20.00%) FWSM
5 4 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Design Engineer
1 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technician
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) IP Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) OSS Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Senior IP Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) OSS Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Security Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Change Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Kindle
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone
2 2 (6.67%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Validation
2 6 (20.00%) Network Management
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
3 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) CCNP
2 8 (26.67%) CCIE
3 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 7 (23.33%) CCSP
3 7 (23.33%) CCDP
4 6 (20.00%) CISSP
4 6 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (16.67%) CCNA
6 2 (6.67%) MCSE
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) CCSA
7 1 (3.33%) CCVP
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (13.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 5 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) F5
4 7 (23.33%) Juniper
4 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Sonus
6 1 (3.33%) Tektronix
6 1 (3.33%) Nokia
6 1 (3.33%) McAfee
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Nortel