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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 144 140 127
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing VoIP 99 94 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 1.06% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.47% 5.77% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 41
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £157 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
Average hourly rate £18.20 £25.50 £24.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.64% +2.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.80 £37.50 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -7.69%
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
1811 1629 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.80% 18.41% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 746 615
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 104 184
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 £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +8 35 £330 +5.60% 8
Oxfordshire +17 18 £338 -38.63% 2
Surrey -2 15 £360 -10.00% 4
West Sussex +8 12 £290 -12.45% 2
Hampshire -21 6 £325 -9.84% 10
East Sussex -5 5 £250 -13.04%
Kent -9 4 £375 - 1
Middlesex -6 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - - 4
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 119 (55.35%) Cisco
2 87 (40.47%) Firewall
3 78 (36.28%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (26.05%) VPN
5 52 (24.19%) Telecoms
6 49 (22.79%) WAN
6 49 (22.79%) Microsoft
7 45 (20.93%) MPLS
7 45 (20.93%) LAN
8 44 (20.47%) Juniper
9 43 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 43 (20.00%) Windows
10 41 (19.07%) Cisco ASA
11 37 (17.21%) OSPF
11 37 (17.21%) CheckPoint
12 36 (16.74%) CCIE
12 36 (16.74%) SNMP
13 35 (16.28%) DNS
13 35 (16.28%) CCNP
13 35 (16.28%) BGP
13 35 (16.28%) IPsec
13 35 (16.28%) Network Management
14 31 (14.42%) ITIL
15 30 (13.95%) Cisco PIX
16 29 (13.49%) Avaya
17 27 (12.56%) CCNA
18 26 (12.09%) FWSM
19 25 (11.63%) LTE
19 25 (11.63%) Project Management
20 24 (11.16%) Load Balancing

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 21 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.44%) Apache
3 10 (4.65%) Lync
4 8 (3.72%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.40%) CMS
5 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.93%) SAS
6 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) Moodle
Applications
1 21 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.98%) MS Office
3 3 (1.40%) MS Project
3 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.86%) Office 365
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 87 (40.47%) Firewall
2 56 (26.05%) VPN
3 49 (22.79%) WAN
4 45 (20.93%) MPLS
4 45 (20.93%) LAN
5 41 (19.07%) Cisco ASA
6 37 (17.21%) OSPF
7 36 (16.74%) SNMP
8 35 (16.28%) DNS
8 35 (16.28%) BGP
8 35 (16.28%) IPsec
9 30 (13.95%) Cisco PIX
10 26 (12.09%) FWSM
11 25 (11.63%) LTE
12 20 (9.30%) Wireless
12 20 (9.30%) TCP/IP
13 19 (8.84%) DHCP
14 17 (7.91%) Ethernet
15 15 (6.98%) PBX
16 13 (6.05%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.26%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.86%) JIRA
1 4 (1.86%) Selenium
1 4 (1.86%) Mercurial
1 4 (1.86%) PHPUnit
1 4 (1.86%) Hudson
1 4 (1.86%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (24.19%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.12%) Finance
3 5 (2.33%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.86%) Marketing
5 3 (1.40%) Billing
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (15.81%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.42%) Analyst
3 26 (12.09%) Architect
4 24 (11.16%) Design Engineer
5 22 (10.23%) IP Engineer
6 20 (9.30%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.12%) Service Analyst
7 11 (5.12%) Voice Engineer
8 10 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.19%) Consultant
9 9 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (3.72%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.72%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.26%) Network Consultant
12 6 (2.79%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.79%) Support Analyst
12 6 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (2.33%) Test Engineer
13 5 (2.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.33%) .NET
2 4 (1.86%) Zend Framework
2 4 (1.86%) jQuery
2 4 (1.86%) REST
3 2 (0.93%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) ODBC
4 1 (0.47%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.30%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (2.79%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.86%) Open Source
5 3 (1.40%) iPad
5 3 (1.40%) Kindle
5 3 (1.40%) IVR
5 3 (1.40%) Handset
5 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.93%) DTV
6 2 (0.93%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.93%) iPhone
6 2 (0.93%) Wiki
6 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.47%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.47%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.00%) Windows
2 17 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (7.44%) Windows 7
4 15 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.26%) Linux
6 5 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (1.86%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.86%) Android
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) CentOS
9 1 (0.47%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.28%) Network Management
2 31 (14.42%) ITIL
3 25 (11.63%) Project Management
4 24 (11.16%) Load Balancing
5 19 (8.84%) Network Architecture
6 18 (8.37%) Validation
7 15 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (6.51%) Network Design
9 12 (5.58%) Migration
10 10 (4.65%) Change Management
10 10 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (4.65%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.19%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.19%) ITSM
11 9 (4.19%) PRINCE2
11 9 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (3.72%) Service Management
12 8 (3.72%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.91%) SQL
2 10 (4.65%) C++
3 7 (3.26%) C
4 6 (2.79%) Java
5 5 (2.33%) C#
6 4 (1.86%) PHP
6 4 (1.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.47%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) VB
7 1 (0.47%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) Tcl
7 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 78 (36.28%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (16.74%) CCIE
3 35 (16.28%) CCNP
4 27 (12.56%) CCNA
5 20 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (9.30%) CISSP
6 18 (8.37%) Security Cleared
7 17 (7.91%) Degree
7 17 (7.91%) Check Point Certification
8 16 (7.44%) SC Cleared
8 16 (7.44%) CCDP
9 13 (6.05%) CCSP
9 13 (6.05%) MCSE
10 10 (4.65%) CCVP
11 6 (2.79%) MCSA
12 5 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.33%) MCTS
13 4 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.86%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (0.93%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.84%) SLA
2 15 (6.98%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.40%) QA
System Software
1 43 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.33%) XenApp
4 3 (1.40%) vSphere
4 3 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.40%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.93%) vCloud
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
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 (5.58%) FortiGate
2 9 (4.19%) SCCM
3 5 (2.33%) SCOM
3 5 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.86%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.93%) Nagios
5 2 (0.93%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 119 (55.35%) Cisco
2 49 (22.79%) Microsoft
3 44 (20.47%) Juniper
4 37 (17.21%) CheckPoint
5 29 (13.49%) Avaya
6 23 (10.70%) Nokia
7 18 (8.37%) F5
8 16 (7.44%) Redback
9 15 (6.98%) Radware
9 15 (6.98%) VMware
10 14 (6.51%) Citrix
10 14 (6.51%) Ericsson
11 11 (5.12%) HP
11 11 (5.12%) Huawei
12 8 (3.72%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.72%) McAfee
12 8 (3.72%) BT
13 7 (3.26%) Mitel
13 7 (3.26%) Symantec
13 7 (3.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
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