The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 South East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 161 126 123
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -3
Contract jobs citing VoIP 83 112 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 1.32% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 7.20% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 35
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £155 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.66% +27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £14.91 £19.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.06
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.06%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1724 1555 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.72% 18.34% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 691 566
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.15 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VoIP
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 29 £375 +25.00% 7
Surrey -11 15 £336 -15.93% 8
Oxfordshire +13 14 £443 +82.47% 3
West Sussex +3 12 £290 -12.45% 4
Kent -4 4 £375 - 1
Hampshire -34 4 £375 +10.29% 6
East Sussex -3 2 £250 -13.13% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 2 - - 4
Middlesex -8 1 - -
VoIP
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VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (53.55%) Cisco
2 81 (38.39%) Firewall
3 67 (31.75%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (25.59%) VPN
4 54 (25.59%) Telecoms
5 49 (23.22%) Microsoft
6 47 (22.27%) WAN
7 43 (20.38%) LAN
7 43 (20.38%) Windows
8 42 (19.91%) Active Directory
8 42 (19.91%) MPLS
9 40 (18.96%) Juniper
10 37 (17.54%) CheckPoint
11 36 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (16.59%) OSPF
13 34 (16.11%) BGP
14 33 (15.64%) CCIE
14 33 (15.64%) DNS
15 32 (15.17%) SNMP
15 32 (15.17%) Network Management
16 31 (14.69%) ITIL
16 31 (14.69%) IPsec
17 30 (14.22%) CCNP
18 27 (12.80%) Project Management
19 26 (12.32%) Cisco PIX
20 24 (11.37%) CCNA
21 23 (10.90%) Avaya
21 23 (10.90%) LTE
22 22 (10.43%) FWSM
22 22 (10.43%) MS Exchange

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.11%) Apache
3 13 (6.16%) Lync
4 7 (3.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.42%) CMS
7 2 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.47%) IIS
8 1 (0.47%) Moodle
Applications
1 21 (9.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.16%) MS Office
3 3 (1.42%) MS Project
3 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (38.39%) Firewall
2 54 (25.59%) VPN
3 47 (22.27%) WAN
4 43 (20.38%) LAN
5 42 (19.91%) MPLS
6 36 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (16.59%) OSPF
8 34 (16.11%) BGP
9 33 (15.64%) DNS
10 32 (15.17%) SNMP
11 31 (14.69%) IPsec
12 26 (12.32%) Cisco PIX
13 23 (10.90%) LTE
14 22 (10.43%) FWSM
15 18 (8.53%) Wireless
15 18 (8.53%) TCP/IP
15 18 (8.53%) DHCP
16 15 (7.11%) Internet
17 14 (6.64%) 3G
17 14 (6.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) JIRA
1 3 (1.42%) Selenium
1 3 (1.42%) Mercurial
1 3 (1.42%) PHPUnit
1 3 (1.42%) Hudson
1 3 (1.42%) Jenkins
General
1 54 (25.59%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.69%) Finance
3 7 (3.32%) Billing
4 5 (2.37%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.37%) Marketing
5 2 (0.95%) Electronics
5 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (13.27%) Architect
1 28 (13.27%) Analyst
2 27 (12.80%) Network Engineer
3 22 (10.43%) Project Manager
4 20 (9.48%) Design Engineer
5 19 (9.00%) IP Engineer
6 10 (4.74%) Consultant
6 10 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (4.74%) Service Analyst
7 9 (4.27%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (4.27%) Voice Engineer
8 8 (3.79%) Security Engineer
8 8 (3.79%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.84%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (2.84%) Network Consultant
10 6 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.84%) Infrastructure Technician
11 5 (2.37%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.37%) .NET
2 3 (1.42%) Zend Framework
2 3 (1.42%) jQuery
2 3 (1.42%) REST
3 2 (0.95%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) ODBC
4 1 (0.47%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.00%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (4.27%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.79%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.90%) Handset
4 4 (1.90%) Open Source
4 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.90%) Kindle
5 3 (1.42%) iPad
5 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.95%) DTV
6 2 (0.95%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.95%) IVR
6 2 (0.95%) iPhone
6 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.47%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.47%) e-Health
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.38%) Windows
2 18 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (7.11%) Windows 7
4 13 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.84%) Linux
6 5 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (1.90%) Android
8 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) CentOS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.17%) Network Management
2 31 (14.69%) ITIL
3 27 (12.80%) Project Management
4 19 (9.00%) Load Balancing
5 14 (6.64%) Validation
5 14 (6.64%) Network Architecture
6 13 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (6.16%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.21%) Change Management
7 11 (5.21%) Migration
8 10 (4.74%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (4.74%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.27%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.27%) ITSM
10 8 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.79%) Network Design
11 7 (3.32%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (2.84%) Service Management
13 5 (2.37%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.37%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.06%) SQL
2 9 (4.27%) C++
3 6 (2.84%) Java
3 6 (2.84%) C
4 5 (2.37%) C#
5 3 (1.42%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.47%) VB
6 1 (0.47%) Tcl
6 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (31.75%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (15.64%) CCIE
3 30 (14.22%) CCNP
4 24 (11.37%) CCNA
5 19 (9.00%) CISSP
5 19 (9.00%) Degree
6 18 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (8.53%) Security Cleared
7 17 (8.06%) SC Cleared
7 17 (8.06%) Check Point Certification
8 15 (7.11%) CCDP
9 13 (6.16%) CCSP
10 11 (5.21%) MCSE
11 8 (3.79%) CCVP
12 6 (2.84%) MCSA
13 5 (2.37%) ISEB
13 5 (2.37%) PMP
13 5 (2.37%) PMI Certification
13 5 (2.37%) MCTS
14 4 (1.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.00%) SLA
2 15 (7.11%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.84%) QA
4 4 (1.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (19.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.37%) XenApp
4 3 (1.42%) vSphere
4 3 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.42%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (5.69%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.32%) SCCM
3 5 (2.37%) SCOM
3 5 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.37%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.95%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 113 (53.55%) Cisco
2 49 (23.22%) Microsoft
3 40 (18.96%) Juniper
4 37 (17.54%) CheckPoint
5 23 (10.90%) Avaya
6 21 (9.95%) Nokia
7 17 (8.06%) F5
8 14 (6.64%) Redback
8 14 (6.64%) Citrix
9 13 (6.16%) Radware
10 12 (5.69%) VMware
10 12 (5.69%) Ericsson
11 9 (4.27%) Huawei
12 8 (3.79%) McAfee
12 8 (3.79%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.79%) HP
13 7 (3.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 7 (3.32%) Symantec
13 7 (3.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 6 (2.84%) BT
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