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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 117 138 101
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -37
Contract jobs citing VoIP 129 101 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.38% 1.20% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 6.18% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 74
Average daily rate £330 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £217 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.00 £32.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-13.37% -4.26%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1677 1635 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.96% 19.48% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 678 688
Average daily rate £327 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 161 175
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% -32.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
VoIP
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +29 60 £190 -41.53% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £413 +73.68%
Hampshire -6 19 £435 +35.93% 4
West Sussex -3 11 £310 -9.48% 1
Surrey -4 9 £124 -68.06% 1
Oxfordshire +3 7 £366 +7.72% 3
Middlesex -2 2 - -
Kent -4 1 £365 +52.08% 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (55.11%) Cisco
2 50 (28.41%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (26.70%) Telecoms
4 45 (25.57%) Firewall
5 44 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 43 (24.43%) VPN
7 39 (22.16%) Windows
7 39 (22.16%) WAN
8 37 (21.02%) Active Directory
9 35 (19.89%) LAN
10 33 (18.75%) ITIL
11 27 (15.34%) MPLS
11 27 (15.34%) Project Management
12 24 (13.64%) CCNP
13 23 (13.07%) DNS
13 23 (13.07%) Juniper
13 23 (13.07%) TCP/IP
13 23 (13.07%) BGP
14 20 (11.36%) CCNA
15 19 (10.80%) CheckPoint
15 19 (10.80%) PRINCE2
15 19 (10.80%) SQL Server
15 19 (10.80%) IPsec
15 19 (10.80%) Wireless
15 19 (10.80%) Degree
15 19 (10.80%) LTE
16 18 (10.23%) Security Cleared
16 18 (10.23%) MS Office
16 18 (10.23%) MS Exchange
17 17 (9.66%) SLA

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.82%) Lync
3 9 (5.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (3.98%) Apache
4 7 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.57%) IIS
7 1 (0.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (10.23%) MS Office
2 14 (7.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Maximo
2 1 (0.57%) Infinys
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) SalesLogix
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.57%) Firewall
2 43 (24.43%) VPN
3 39 (22.16%) WAN
4 35 (19.89%) LAN
5 27 (15.34%) MPLS
6 23 (13.07%) TCP/IP
6 23 (13.07%) DNS
6 23 (13.07%) BGP
7 19 (10.80%) Wireless
7 19 (10.80%) IPsec
7 19 (10.80%) LTE
8 16 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (9.09%) OSPF
9 15 (8.52%) Internet
10 14 (7.95%) Unified Communications
11 12 (6.82%) FWSM
11 12 (6.82%) 3G
11 12 (6.82%) DHCP
11 12 (6.82%) Ethernet
12 11 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.57%) Subversion
1 1 (0.57%) JIRA
1 1 (0.57%) Selenium
1 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
1 1 (0.57%) PHPUnit
1 1 (0.57%) Hudson
1 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (26.70%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.55%) Billing
3 7 (3.98%) Finance
4 4 (2.27%) Marketing
4 4 (2.27%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.14%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Military
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Law
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (15.34%) Analyst
1 27 (15.34%) Network Engineer
2 21 (11.93%) Project Manager
3 20 (11.36%) Architect
4 12 (6.82%) Service Analyst
5 10 (5.68%) Consultant
6 9 (5.11%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) VoIP Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Security Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Voice Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) IP Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) VoIP Project Manager
8 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Technician
8 6 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (3.41%) Test Manager
9 5 (2.84%) Desktop Support
9 5 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.84%) .NET
2 2 (1.14%) SOAP
2 2 (1.14%) LAMP
3 1 (0.57%) WinForms
3 1 (0.57%) WCF
3 1 (0.57%) jQuery
3 1 (0.57%) REST
3 1 (0.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.57%) STL
3 1 (0.57%) XML
3 1 (0.57%) ODBC
3 1 (0.57%) MFC
3 1 (0.57%) ATL
3 1 (0.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.52%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (6.82%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.11%) Handset
5 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.27%) Kindle
6 3 (1.70%) IVR
6 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.14%) Firmware
7 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.14%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.14%) IPTV
7 2 (1.14%) iPhone
7 2 (1.14%) Open Source
7 2 (1.14%) iPad
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.57%) e-Health
8 1 (0.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (22.16%) Windows
2 16 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 14 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (4.55%) Linux
6 4 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (2.27%) Android
7 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.57%) UNIX
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.57%) SUSE
9 1 (0.57%) Debian
9 1 (0.57%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.75%) ITIL
2 27 (15.34%) Project Management
3 19 (10.80%) PRINCE2
4 10 (5.68%) Validation
4 10 (5.68%) Network Management
5 9 (5.11%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.55%) Test Strategy
6 8 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (3.98%) Load Balancing
7 7 (3.98%) ITSM
7 7 (3.98%) PRINCE
7 7 (3.98%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.41%) ERP
8 6 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.41%) Test Management
8 6 (3.41%) Network Architecture
9 5 (2.84%) Change Management
10 4 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.27%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.52%) SQL
2 6 (3.41%) C++
3 5 (2.84%) Java
3 5 (2.84%) C#
4 2 (1.14%) C
4 2 (1.14%) PHP
5 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.57%) Perl
5 1 (0.57%) VBScript
5 1 (0.57%) VB
5 1 (0.57%) Tcl
5 1 (0.57%) AWK
5 1 (0.57%) Korn
5 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.57%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 50 (28.41%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (13.64%) CCNP
3 20 (11.36%) CCNA
4 19 (10.80%) Degree
5 18 (10.23%) Security Cleared
6 16 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 14 (7.95%) CCIE
7 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (5.11%) CCDP
9 8 (4.55%) MCSE
9 8 (4.55%) MCSA
9 8 (4.55%) PMI Certification
10 7 (3.98%) PMP
10 7 (3.98%) CCSP
10 7 (3.98%) ISEB
11 6 (3.41%) CISSP
11 6 (3.41%) CCVP
11 6 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (3.41%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (3.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.66%) SLA
2 9 (5.11%) QA
3 6 (3.41%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (21.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.70%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.70%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.57%) XenApp
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) SCOM
2 8 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (4.55%) SCCM
3 6 (3.41%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (3.41%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.70%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 97 (55.11%) Cisco
2 44 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.07%) Juniper
4 19 (10.80%) CheckPoint
5 13 (7.39%) Avaya
6 11 (6.25%) F5
7 10 (5.68%) Citrix
8 8 (4.55%) Ericsson
8 8 (4.55%) Nokia
8 8 (4.55%) VMware
9 7 (3.98%) McAfee
9 7 (3.98%) Symantec
9 7 (3.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 7 (3.98%) EMC
10 6 (3.41%) Huawei
10 6 (3.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 5 (2.84%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.84%) Apple
11 5 (2.84%) Oracle
12 4 (2.27%) HP
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