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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 185 153 155
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +2
Contract jobs citing VoIP 90 99 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 1.07% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.02% 5.41% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 52 40
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -13.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Average hourly rate £33.75 £19.91 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.51% -21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £14.08 £20.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £89.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £22.86
% change year-on-year
-16.32% +7.19%
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
1792 1831 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.88% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 866 724
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 99 97
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -4 33 £350 +6.06% 7
Surrey +6 22 £350 -2.77% 12
Hampshire +12 19 £388 +19.23% 2
West Sussex -18 6 £338 +16.37% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £338 - 2
Kent +2 2 £225 -40.00% 3
Oxfordshire -33 2 £410 +21.48%
Middlesex +4 1 £370 -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 89 (46.35%) Cisco
2 66 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (33.85%) LAN
4 62 (32.29%) Firewall
5 61 (31.77%) WAN
6 49 (25.52%) CCNA
6 49 (25.52%) Telecoms
7 40 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 38 (19.79%) VPN
8 38 (19.79%) Windows
9 34 (17.71%) TCP/IP
9 34 (17.71%) CCNP
10 31 (16.15%) Wireless
11 29 (15.10%) ITIL
12 27 (14.06%) Active Directory
13 26 (13.54%) HP
13 26 (13.54%) Network Design
14 25 (13.02%) Security Cleared
14 25 (13.02%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (12.50%) Data Centre
15 24 (12.50%) CheckPoint
15 24 (12.50%) Project Management
15 24 (12.50%) VMware
16 23 (11.98%) Network Security
17 21 (10.94%) SC Cleared
17 21 (10.94%) MS Excel
18 20 (10.42%) DNS
18 20 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (9.90%) SLA
19 19 (9.90%) Citrix

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (9.38%) Lync
2 11 (5.73%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.17%) IIS
4 7 (3.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Zope
Applications
1 21 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.33%) MS Office
3 6 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) SaaS
2 4 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.56%) PaaS
3 3 (1.56%) IaaS
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (33.85%) LAN
2 62 (32.29%) Firewall
3 61 (31.77%) WAN
4 38 (19.79%) VPN
5 34 (17.71%) TCP/IP
6 31 (16.15%) Wireless
7 25 (13.02%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (11.98%) Network Security
9 20 (10.42%) DNS
10 19 (9.90%) IP Telephony
11 18 (9.38%) Unified Communications
11 18 (9.38%) Ethernet
12 15 (7.81%) ATM
13 14 (7.29%) SNMP
13 14 (7.29%) VoLTE
14 13 (6.77%) IPsec
14 13 (6.77%) BGP
15 12 (6.25%) MPLS
16 11 (5.73%) OSPF
16 11 (5.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.08%) MySQL
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.04%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (25.52%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.69%) Finance
3 8 (4.17%) Back Office
4 4 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.08%) Front Office
5 3 (1.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.56%) Billing
6 2 (1.04%) Local Government
6 2 (1.04%) French Language
6 2 (1.04%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (24.48%) Network Engineer
2 21 (10.94%) Project Manager
3 14 (7.29%) Support Engineer
4 13 (6.77%) Analyst
5 11 (5.73%) Architect
5 11 (5.73%) Firewall Engineer
6 10 (5.21%) Test Engineer
7 9 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (4.69%) Voice Engineer
8 8 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.17%) VoIP Project Manager
9 7 (3.65%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.65%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.65%) IT Support
9 7 (3.65%) VoIP Engineer
10 6 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.13%) Design Engineer
11 5 (2.60%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.65%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.04%) HTML
2 2 (1.04%) Middleware
3 1 (0.52%) RESTful
3 1 (0.52%) Twisted
3 1 (0.52%) COM
3 1 (0.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.17%) Replication
5 7 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.60%) IVR
7 4 (2.08%) Statistics
7 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.56%) Clustering
8 3 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.04%) PMI
9 2 (1.04%) NHS
10 1 (0.52%) Life Science
10 1 (0.52%) CMDB
10 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.52%) User Experience
10 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.79%) Windows
2 16 (8.33%) Linux
3 11 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.21%) UNIX
5 9 (4.69%) Solaris
6 8 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.08%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.08%) VMS
9 3 (1.56%) HPUX
10 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.52%) CentOS
11 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.10%) ITIL
2 26 (13.54%) Network Design
3 24 (12.50%) Project Management
4 14 (7.29%) Service Management
4 14 (7.29%) Validation
5 12 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.73%) Fault Management
7 10 (5.21%) Information Security
7 10 (5.21%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.17%) Change Management
8 8 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 7 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (3.65%) Test Strategy
9 7 (3.65%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.65%) Test Planning
10 6 (3.13%) Information Security Management
10 6 (3.13%) Security Management
10 6 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (3.13%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.33%) SQL
2 3 (1.56%) C
2 3 (1.56%) C++
3 2 (1.04%) C#
3 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.52%) Python
4 1 (0.52%) Tcl
4 1 (0.52%) Erlang
4 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.52%) R
4 1 (0.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 66 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (25.52%) CCNA
3 34 (17.71%) CCNP
4 25 (13.02%) Security Cleared
5 21 (10.94%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.21%) Degree
7 6 (3.13%) SCSA
7 6 (3.13%) Sun Certification
8 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.08%) ISEB
9 4 (2.08%) CCSE
9 4 (2.08%) CCVP
9 4 (2.08%) CCENT
10 3 (1.56%) CCDP
10 3 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.56%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.56%) MCSA
10 3 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.56%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.04%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.90%) SLA
2 7 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.08%) QA
4 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) TickIT
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.69%) vSphere
4 5 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.56%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.56%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.52%) Firmware
6 1 (0.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (4.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.60%) SCCM
2 5 (2.60%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.56%) SCOM
4 3 (1.56%) Cacti
4 3 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.04%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.52%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 89 (46.35%) Cisco
2 40 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 26 (13.54%) HP
4 24 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 24 (12.50%) VMware
5 19 (9.90%) Citrix
6 12 (6.25%) Juniper
6 12 (6.25%) Oracle
7 11 (5.73%) F5
7 11 (5.73%) Mitel
7 11 (5.73%) Huawei
7 11 (5.73%) Avaya
8 9 (4.69%) Sun
9 7 (3.65%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.13%) Veritas
11 4 (2.08%) Aruba
12 3 (1.56%) Sourcefire
12 3 (1.56%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.56%) IronPort
12 3 (1.56%) Qualys
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