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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 60 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing VoIP 8 11 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.94% 1.08% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 4.74% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 13
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -10.30%
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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
209 232 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.56% 22.70% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 80 114
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 5
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 £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 2014.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (55.88%) Cisco
2 18 (52.94%) Firewall
3 16 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (41.18%) Juniper
4 14 (41.18%) CheckPoint
4 14 (41.18%) OSPF
4 14 (41.18%) CCNP
4 14 (41.18%) Network Management
5 13 (38.24%) F5
5 13 (38.24%) SNMP
5 13 (38.24%) VPN
5 13 (38.24%) Cisco PIX
5 13 (38.24%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (35.29%) BIG-IP
6 12 (35.29%) Apache
6 12 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (35.29%) FortiGate
7 11 (32.35%) CCIE
7 11 (32.35%) Check Point Certification
7 11 (32.35%) CISSP
7 11 (32.35%) MPLS
7 11 (32.35%) IPsec
8 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
8 10 (29.41%) BGP
9 9 (26.47%) DNS
9 9 (26.47%) FWSM
10 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 8 (23.53%) LTE
11 7 (20.59%) PCI DSS
11 7 (20.59%) Degree

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (35.29%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) Firewall
2 14 (41.18%) OSPF
3 13 (38.24%) SNMP
3 13 (38.24%) VPN
3 13 (38.24%) Cisco PIX
3 13 (38.24%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (35.29%) BIG-IP
4 12 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (32.35%) IPsec
5 11 (32.35%) MPLS
6 10 (29.41%) BGP
7 9 (26.47%) DNS
7 9 (26.47%) FWSM
8 8 (23.53%) LTE
9 7 (20.59%) WAN
10 6 (17.65%) 3G
11 5 (14.71%) LAN
12 4 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (11.76%) Network Security
13 2 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Design Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) IP Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Consultant
3 7 (20.59%) Security Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Network Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Architect
4 6 (17.65%) Network Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Security Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) OSS Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Designer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Design Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Network Management
2 7 (20.59%) Mentoring
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 6 (17.65%) Validation
3 6 (17.65%) Network Design
4 5 (14.71%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (8.82%) Network Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) Demand Forecasting
7 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.94%) Change Control
8 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.94%) Change Management
8 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (41.18%) CCNP
3 11 (32.35%) CCIE
3 11 (32.35%) Check Point Certification
3 11 (32.35%) CISSP
4 7 (20.59%) Degree
4 7 (20.59%) CCSP
4 7 (20.59%) CCDP
5 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.82%) CCNA
7 2 (5.88%) MCSE
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.94%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (35.29%) FortiGate
2 5 (14.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) Juniper
2 14 (41.18%) CheckPoint
3 13 (38.24%) F5
4 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.82%) HP
6 3 (8.82%) Ericsson
6 3 (8.82%) Nokia
7 2 (5.88%) Mitel
8 1 (2.94%) Redback
8 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.94%) Tektronix
8 1 (2.94%) McAfee
8 1 (2.94%) Radware
8 1 (2.94%) VMware
8 1 (2.94%) Apple
8 1 (2.94%) Nortel
8 1 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) Sonus