The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 151 169 118
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -51
Contract jobs citing VoIP 99 70 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.81% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.30% 4.66% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 24 54
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£320 £306 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% -9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £485 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -55.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £10.50 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.07%
VoIP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1867 1501 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.57% 17.48% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 688 639
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 99 170
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +11 30 £355 +18.33% 17
Surrey +16 17 £255 -15.00% 2
Oxfordshire +1 14 £338 - 1
Hampshire -18 14 £300 -4.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 13 - - 4
East Sussex -10 5 £250 -28.57% 4
West Sussex +2 3 £325 - 3
Middlesex -1 2 - -
Kent - - - - 4
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 97 (53.30%) Cisco
2 74 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (37.36%) Firewall
4 53 (29.12%) WAN
5 48 (26.37%) LAN
6 44 (24.18%) Telecoms
7 41 (22.53%) Microsoft
8 40 (21.98%) Windows
9 39 (21.43%) MPLS
10 37 (20.33%) ITIL
11 35 (19.23%) VPN
11 35 (19.23%) Juniper
12 34 (18.68%) CCNA
13 33 (18.13%) Active Directory
14 31 (17.03%) Avaya
14 31 (17.03%) SNMP
14 31 (17.03%) CCIE
14 31 (17.03%) Network Management
15 30 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (15.93%) OSPF
17 25 (13.74%) CheckPoint
17 25 (13.74%) CCNP
18 24 (13.19%) IPsec
18 24 (13.19%) Load Balancing
18 24 (13.19%) Cisco PIX
19 22 (12.09%) Nokia
20 21 (11.54%) BGP
20 21 (11.54%) DNS
20 21 (11.54%) MS Excel
20 21 (11.54%) Network Architecture

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.04%) Apache
3 10 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.95%) Lync
5 3 (1.65%) CMS
6 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.10%) SAS
6 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) IIS
7 1 (0.55%) Moodle
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.69%) MS Office
3 4 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) Office 365
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (37.36%) Firewall
2 53 (29.12%) WAN
3 48 (26.37%) LAN
4 39 (21.43%) MPLS
5 35 (19.23%) VPN
6 31 (17.03%) SNMP
7 30 (16.48%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (15.93%) OSPF
9 24 (13.19%) IPsec
9 24 (13.19%) Cisco PIX
10 21 (11.54%) BGP
10 21 (11.54%) DNS
11 20 (10.99%) FWSM
11 20 (10.99%) PBX
12 18 (9.89%) TCP/IP
13 16 (8.79%) IP Telephony
13 16 (8.79%) Ethernet
14 15 (8.24%) Wireless
15 14 (7.69%) DHCP
16 12 (6.59%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) MySQL
3 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Selenium
1 5 (2.75%) Mercurial
1 5 (2.75%) PHPUnit
2 4 (2.20%) Hudson
2 4 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.20%) JIRA
3 2 (1.10%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 44 (24.18%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (1.10%) Banking
3 2 (1.10%) Billing
3 2 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
4 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.55%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.48%) Analyst
2 28 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 19 (10.44%) Architect
4 18 (9.89%) IP Engineer
5 17 (9.34%) Design Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.59%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Voice Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.40%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Consultant
11 7 (3.85%) VoIP Engineer
11 7 (3.85%) Network Analyst
12 6 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
13 5 (2.75%) Network Consultant
13 5 (2.75%) Business Analyst
13 5 (2.75%) Network Architect
13 5 (2.75%) Network Design Engineer
13 5 (2.75%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.75%) jQuery
1 5 (2.75%) REST
2 4 (2.20%) Zend Framework
2 4 (2.20%) HTML
3 2 (1.10%) JPA
3 2 (1.10%) Ajax
3 2 (1.10%) Spring
3 2 (1.10%) CSS
3 2 (1.10%) SOAP
3 2 (1.10%) JMS
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) ODBC
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) LAMP
4 1 (0.55%) Symfony
4 1 (0.55%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
1 13 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.04%) IVR
3 5 (2.75%) Open Source
4 4 (2.20%) e-Health
4 4 (2.20%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.65%) AVVID
6 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.10%) Wiki
6 2 (1.10%) Clustering
6 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.55%) DTV
7 1 (0.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.55%) CMDB
7 1 (0.55%) iPad
7 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.98%) Windows
2 15 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 12 (6.59%) Linux
5 10 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.30%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.10%) CentOS
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.10%) UNIX
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.55%) Solaris
9 1 (0.55%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.33%) ITIL
2 31 (17.03%) Network Management
3 24 (13.19%) Load Balancing
4 21 (11.54%) Network Architecture
5 16 (8.79%) Migration
5 16 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.79%) Project Management
6 14 (7.69%) Network Design
7 12 (6.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (6.59%) Validation
8 10 (5.49%) Service Management
9 9 (4.95%) Change Management
9 9 (4.95%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (3.30%) ITIL V2
10 6 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.30%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.75%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.75%) Telemarketing
11 5 (2.75%) Automated Testing
11 5 (2.75%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.59%) SQL
2 9 (4.95%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.40%) C
3 8 (4.40%) C++
4 5 (2.75%) PHP
5 4 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.65%) Perl
6 3 (1.65%) Java
7 1 (0.55%) Python
7 1 (0.55%) C#
7 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 74 (40.66%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (18.68%) CCNA
3 31 (17.03%) CCIE
4 25 (13.74%) CCNP
5 14 (7.69%) CISSP
6 13 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (6.04%) MCSE
7 11 (6.04%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (5.49%) Security Cleared
8 10 (5.49%) CCDP
9 8 (4.40%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.85%) CCSP
11 6 (3.30%) Degree
12 5 (2.75%) MCP
12 5 (2.75%) CCVP
13 4 (2.20%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (1.10%) ISEB
14 2 (1.10%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.95%) SLA
1 9 (4.95%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 33 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.20%) XenApp
4 3 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.65%) vSphere
5 2 (1.10%) vCloud
5 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.55%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.55%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (3.30%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.20%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (2.20%) SCCM
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.10%) Nagios
4 2 (1.10%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView
5 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 97 (53.30%) Cisco
2 41 (22.53%) Microsoft
3 35 (19.23%) Juniper
4 31 (17.03%) Avaya
5 25 (13.74%) CheckPoint
6 22 (12.09%) Nokia
7 17 (9.34%) Radware
7 17 (9.34%) Redback
8 15 (8.24%) VMware
9 13 (7.14%) HP
10 12 (6.59%) F5
11 8 (4.40%) Huawei
11 8 (4.40%) Mitel
11 8 (4.40%) BT
11 8 (4.40%) Ericsson
12 7 (3.85%) Citrix
13 6 (3.30%) Remedy
14 5 (2.75%) CommVault
14 5 (2.75%) Zend
14 5 (2.75%) SolarWinds
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