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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 143 164 118
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -46
Contract jobs citing VoIP 106 81 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.16% 0.92% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.84% 5.06% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 36 48
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.03% -4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £136 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £16.48 £30.36 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.70% +2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.86 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.20 £37.50 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -16.34%
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
1816 1600 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.85% 18.25% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 732 614
Average daily rate £348 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 94 163
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.63 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +13 34 £300 -4.00% 9
Oxfordshire +15 22 £338 -38.63% 5
Surrey +5 18 £360 -10.00% 10
West Sussex +9 11 £320 -3.39% 4
Hampshire -10 7 £325 -10.34% 11
Buckinghamshire -4 4 - - 4
East Sussex -7 4 £263 -8.69% 6
Kent -5 3 £375 - 1
Middlesex +1 2 - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 113 (53.05%) Cisco
2 84 (39.44%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (39.44%) Firewall
3 53 (24.88%) Telecoms
4 52 (24.41%) VPN
5 47 (22.07%) Juniper
6 46 (21.60%) MPLS
7 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
7 44 (20.66%) WAN
7 44 (20.66%) Windows
8 41 (19.25%) LAN
8 41 (19.25%) Active Directory
8 41 (19.25%) Cisco ASA
9 39 (18.31%) OSPF
10 38 (17.84%) CCIE
10 38 (17.84%) SNMP
11 37 (17.37%) CheckPoint
11 37 (17.37%) Network Management
12 36 (16.90%) BGP
12 36 (16.90%) DNS
12 36 (16.90%) IPsec
13 35 (16.43%) CCNP
14 32 (15.02%) Cisco PIX
15 31 (14.55%) CCNA
15 31 (14.55%) ITIL
16 29 (13.62%) Avaya
17 28 (13.15%) Project Management
17 28 (13.15%) FWSM
18 26 (12.21%) Load Balancing
19 25 (11.74%) LTE

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 16 (7.51%) MS Exchange
1 16 (7.51%) Apache
2 8 (3.76%) Lync
3 6 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.41%) CMS
5 2 (0.94%) SAS
5 2 (0.94%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) Moodle
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.41%) MS Project
4 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 84 (39.44%) Firewall
2 52 (24.41%) VPN
3 46 (21.60%) MPLS
4 44 (20.66%) WAN
5 41 (19.25%) LAN
5 41 (19.25%) Cisco ASA
6 39 (18.31%) OSPF
7 38 (17.84%) SNMP
8 36 (16.90%) BGP
8 36 (16.90%) DNS
8 36 (16.90%) IPsec
9 32 (15.02%) Cisco PIX
10 28 (13.15%) FWSM
11 25 (11.74%) LTE
12 19 (8.92%) TCP/IP
13 18 (8.45%) Wireless
13 18 (8.45%) DHCP
13 18 (8.45%) Ethernet
14 15 (7.04%) PBX
15 14 (6.57%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.76%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Selenium
1 4 (1.88%) JIRA
1 4 (1.88%) Mercurial
1 4 (1.88%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.88%) PHPUnit
1 4 (1.88%) Hudson
2 2 (0.94%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (24.88%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.16%) Finance
3 4 (1.88%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.41%) Marketing
5 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.94%) Games
5 2 (0.94%) Billing
5 2 (0.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (15.96%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.55%) Analyst
3 25 (11.74%) Design Engineer
4 23 (10.80%) Architect
4 23 (10.80%) IP Engineer
5 19 (8.92%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.16%) Voice Engineer
6 11 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.69%) Consultant
8 8 (3.76%) Security Engineer
8 8 (3.76%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.29%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.29%) Network Consultant
10 6 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.35%) VoIP Project Manager
11 5 (2.35%) Network Design Engineer
11 5 (2.35%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.35%) .NET
2 4 (1.88%) Zend Framework
2 4 (1.88%) jQuery
2 4 (1.88%) REST
3 2 (0.94%) JMS
3 2 (0.94%) CSS
3 2 (0.94%) Spring
3 2 (0.94%) Ajax
3 2 (0.94%) JPA
4 1 (0.47%) WAMP
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.92%) Video Conferencing
2 17 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.88%) Open Source
6 3 (1.41%) iPad
6 3 (1.41%) IVR
7 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.94%) Clustering
7 2 (0.94%) Handset
7 2 (0.94%) DTV
7 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.94%) Wiki
7 2 (0.94%) iPhone
7 2 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.47%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.66%) Windows
2 19 (8.92%) Windows 7
3 17 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.69%) Linux
6 6 (2.82%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.41%) Android
9 2 (0.94%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.47%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.47%) CentOS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.37%) Network Management
2 31 (14.55%) ITIL
3 28 (13.15%) Project Management
4 26 (12.21%) Load Balancing
5 21 (9.86%) Network Architecture
6 20 (9.39%) Validation
7 18 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (6.57%) Network Design
8 14 (6.57%) Migration
9 11 (5.16%) Change Management
10 10 (4.69%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (4.23%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.23%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.76%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.76%) Mentoring
13 7 (3.29%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.29%) Service Management
14 6 (2.82%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.51%) SQL
2 11 (5.16%) C++
3 7 (3.29%) Java
3 7 (3.29%) C
4 5 (2.35%) C#
5 4 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.88%) PHP
6 3 (1.41%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.47%) Tcl
7 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 84 (39.44%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (17.84%) CCIE
3 35 (16.43%) CCNP
4 31 (14.55%) CCNA
5 20 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (9.39%) CISSP
6 17 (7.98%) Check Point Certification
6 17 (7.98%) Security Cleared
6 17 (7.98%) Degree
7 16 (7.51%) CCDP
7 16 (7.51%) MCSE
8 14 (6.57%) SC Cleared
9 13 (6.10%) CCSP
10 10 (4.69%) CCVP
11 8 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.35%) MCTS
13 4 (1.88%) MCSA
13 4 (1.88%) Avaya Certification
14 3 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.45%) SLA
2 15 (7.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 41 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.35%) XenApp
4 4 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.88%) vSphere
5 3 (1.41%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.94%) vCloud
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (5.63%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.82%) SCCM
3 5 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.94%) Nagios
6 2 (0.94%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.94%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 113 (53.05%) Cisco
2 47 (22.07%) Juniper
3 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
4 37 (17.37%) CheckPoint
5 29 (13.62%) Avaya
6 25 (11.74%) Nokia
7 18 (8.45%) F5
7 18 (8.45%) Redback
8 17 (7.98%) Radware
9 16 (7.51%) VMware
10 14 (6.57%) Ericsson
11 12 (5.63%) HP
11 12 (5.63%) Huawei
12 11 (5.16%) Citrix
13 9 (4.23%) Mitel
14 8 (3.76%) Blue Coat
15 6 (2.82%) BT
15 6 (2.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 5 (2.35%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.35%) McAfee
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