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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 139 142 148
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 123 98 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.24% 1.07% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 6.09% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 47 52
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Average hourly rate £27.75 £18.00 £20.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -11.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.20 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.55 £76.00 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -7.89%
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
2004 1610 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 17.59% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 673 608
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 138 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +18 55 £300 +43.71% 4
Hampshire -20 20 £450 +12.50% 10
Surrey +2 15 £170 -34.61% 5
Oxfordshire -7 14 £361 - 7
East Sussex - 6 £275 - 1
West Sussex -22 5 £213 -31.45% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £180 - 3
Kent -6 2 - - 2
Middlesex - - - - 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 114 (48.10%) Cisco
2 91 (38.40%) WAN
3 88 (37.13%) Firewall
4 86 (36.29%) LAN
5 81 (34.18%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (32.91%) Windows
7 62 (26.16%) Active Directory
8 57 (24.05%) Telecoms
9 56 (23.63%) ITIL
10 49 (20.68%) VPN
10 49 (20.68%) CCNA
11 47 (19.83%) Microsoft
12 46 (19.41%) TCP/IP
13 37 (15.61%) Linux
14 33 (13.92%) MS Exchange
15 31 (13.08%) CCNP
16 29 (12.24%) IP Telephony
16 29 (12.24%) CheckPoint
17 28 (11.81%) MPLS
17 28 (11.81%) F5
18 26 (10.97%) SAN
18 26 (10.97%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (10.55%) Wireless
20 23 (9.70%) Citrix
21 22 (9.28%) Avaya
21 22 (9.28%) IVR
21 22 (9.28%) Network Design
22 21 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
22 21 (8.86%) VMware

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 33 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.44%) Lync
3 15 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.64%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.69%) IIS
7 3 (1.27%) Apache
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.84%) SAS
9 1 (0.42%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.42%) Zope
Applications
1 15 (6.33%) MS Office
2 14 (5.91%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.11%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (38.40%) WAN
2 88 (37.13%) Firewall
3 86 (36.29%) LAN
4 49 (20.68%) VPN
5 46 (19.41%) TCP/IP
6 29 (12.24%) IP Telephony
7 28 (11.81%) MPLS
8 26 (10.97%) SAN
8 26 (10.97%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (10.55%) Wireless
10 20 (8.44%) DNS
11 19 (8.02%) Internet
11 19 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (7.59%) VLAN
13 16 (6.75%) ADSL
13 16 (6.75%) ISDN
14 15 (6.33%) RTP
14 15 (6.33%) Cisco PIX
15 14 (5.91%) BGP
16 13 (5.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (1.27%) Subversion
2 2 (0.84%) Selenium
2 2 (0.84%) Mercurial
2 2 (0.84%) PHPUnit
2 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.42%) Hudson
3 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 57 (24.05%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.17%) Finance
3 9 (3.80%) Multimedia
4 6 (2.53%) Retail
5 4 (1.69%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Billing
6 3 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.27%) Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.84%) French Language
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (19.83%) Network Engineer
2 31 (13.08%) Analyst
3 28 (11.81%) Design Engineer
4 27 (11.39%) Support Engineer
5 22 (9.28%) VoIP Engineer
6 21 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (8.86%) Architect
7 13 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 12 (5.06%) Applications Engineer
9 11 (4.64%) Senior Design Engineer
10 10 (4.22%) Voice Engineer
10 10 (4.22%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.22%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.22%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.22%) Senior Network Engineer
11 9 (3.80%) Network Support
12 8 (3.38%) Network Analyst
12 8 (3.38%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.38%) VoIP Specialist
13 7 (2.95%) Senior VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.53%) HTML
1 6 (2.53%) SOAP
2 5 (2.11%) LAMP
3 2 (0.84%) jQuery
3 2 (0.84%) REST
4 1 (0.42%) RESTful
4 1 (0.42%) Twisted
4 1 (0.42%) XMPP
4 1 (0.42%) Symfony
4 1 (0.42%) CGI
4 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.28%) IVR
2 21 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.53%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.53%) Clustering
4 6 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.11%) e-Health
5 5 (2.11%) Replication
5 5 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.27%) AVVID
7 3 (1.27%) NHS
7 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.84%) IPTV
8 2 (0.84%) iPhone
8 2 (0.84%) Open Source
9 1 (0.42%) iPad
9 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 78 (32.91%) Windows
2 37 (15.61%) Linux
3 26 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (6.75%) UNIX
6 15 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.64%) CentOS
8 10 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.80%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.80%) Solaris
10 5 (2.11%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.84%) SUSE
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) NetWare
12 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.63%) ITIL
2 22 (9.28%) Network Design
3 16 (6.75%) Load Balancing
4 13 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (4.64%) PRINCE2
6 10 (4.22%) Project Management
6 10 (4.22%) Service Delivery
6 10 (4.22%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (3.80%) Configuration Management
7 9 (3.80%) CRM
7 9 (3.80%) B2B
7 9 (3.80%) Migration
8 8 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.38%) Business Continuity
8 8 (3.38%) TOGAF
8 8 (3.38%) Telemarketing
8 8 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (2.95%) Capacity Management
9 7 (2.95%) Network Management
9 7 (2.95%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.33%) SQL
2 8 (3.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.84%) PHP
4 2 (0.84%) C
4 2 (0.84%) C++
4 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.42%) Python
5 1 (0.42%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 81 (34.18%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (20.68%) CCNA
3 31 (13.08%) CCNP
4 21 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (7.17%) CCIE
6 12 (5.06%) MCSE
7 10 (4.22%) MCSA
8 9 (3.80%) Degree
9 7 (2.95%) Security Cleared
10 6 (2.53%) ISEB
11 5 (2.11%) CISSP
11 5 (2.11%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (2.11%) CCSP
11 5 (2.11%) CCDP
11 5 (2.11%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.11%) MCTS
11 5 (2.11%) MCITP
12 3 (1.27%) SCSA
12 3 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.80%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) TickIT
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 62 (26.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.91%) Terminal Services
3 10 (4.22%) Firmware
4 9 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.53%) vSphere
6 3 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.27%) Snort
7 2 (0.84%) Squid
7 2 (0.84%) vCloud
8 1 (0.42%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.42%) UAG
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.06%) SCCM
1 12 (5.06%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (5.06%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.95%) SCOM
3 5 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.11%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.84%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.84%) Nagios
5 2 (0.84%) vMotion
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 114 (48.10%) Cisco
2 47 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 29 (12.24%) CheckPoint
4 28 (11.81%) F5
5 23 (9.70%) Citrix
6 22 (9.28%) Avaya
7 21 (8.86%) VMware
8 20 (8.44%) HP
9 17 (7.17%) Juniper
10 11 (4.64%) Nokia
11 9 (3.80%) Red Hat
11 9 (3.80%) Mitel
12 6 (2.53%) Redback
12 6 (2.53%) Radware
12 6 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.11%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.11%) Remedy
13 5 (2.11%) CA
13 5 (2.11%) Ericsson
13 5 (2.11%) Sonus
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