The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 111 110 127
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Contract jobs citing VoIP 26 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 1.27% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.97% 9.05% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 7
Median daily rate £250 £268 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -33.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £183 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £550 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £48.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.45% +178.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.79 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.98 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -12.76%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
373 464 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.60% 14.01% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 229 354
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +84.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.75 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing VoIP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VoIP across the South West region.

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the South West region.

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +7 9 £275 +5.76% 1
Wiltshire +6 8 - -
Devon +9 4 £175 -
Somerset - 3 £280 - 1
Gloucestershire -11 2 £325 +30.00% 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 27 (40.30%) Cisco
2 26 (38.81%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (31.34%) ITIL
3 21 (31.34%) LAN
3 21 (31.34%) WAN
3 21 (31.34%) Firewall
4 18 (26.87%) CCNA
4 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
5 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
5 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
5 16 (23.88%) CheckPoint
6 15 (22.39%) Wireless
6 15 (22.39%) VMware
7 14 (20.90%) CCNP
8 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
9 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
9 12 (17.91%) Project Management
9 12 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (16.42%) DHCP
10 11 (16.42%) Windows
10 11 (16.42%) Mitel
11 10 (14.93%) Juniper
11 10 (14.93%) Internet
12 9 (13.43%) OSPF
12 9 (13.43%) VPN
12 9 (13.43%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (13.43%) Unified Communications
13 8 (11.94%) PABX
13 8 (11.94%) Skype for Business
13 8 (11.94%) Handset

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.94%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) Firewall
1 21 (31.34%) LAN
1 21 (31.34%) WAN
2 15 (22.39%) Wireless
3 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
4 12 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (16.42%) DHCP
6 10 (14.93%) Internet
7 9 (13.43%) OSPF
7 9 (13.43%) Unified Communications
7 9 (13.43%) VPN
7 9 (13.43%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (11.94%) BGP
8 8 (11.94%) PABX
9 7 (10.45%) Cisco Wireless
9 7 (10.45%) DNS
9 7 (10.45%) OpenScape
9 7 (10.45%) Skype
9 7 (10.45%) Spanning Tree
9 7 (10.45%) VLAN
General
1 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Military
3 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Voice Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Voice Support Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.46%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Administrator
7 4 (5.97%) Migration Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Network Support
7 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.97%) Voice Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Handset
1 8 (11.94%) IVR
2 7 (10.45%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) CESG
4 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Replication
6 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.99%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) ITIL
2 12 (17.91%) Project Management
3 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
3 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
3 7 (10.45%) Test Scripting
4 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.96%) Migration
5 5 (7.46%) Patch Management
5 5 (7.46%) Service Management
6 4 (5.97%) Change Management
6 4 (5.97%) Coaching
6 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.97%) Network Design
6 4 (5.97%) Process Management
6 4 (5.97%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.97%) Security Management
7 3 (4.48%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (38.81%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (26.87%) CCNA
2 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
3 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
4 14 (20.90%) CCNP
5 3 (4.48%) CCDP
5 3 (4.48%) JNCIA
5 3 (4.48%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) CCDA
7 1 (1.49%) CNA
7 1 (1.49%) CNE
7 1 (1.49%) MCP
7 1 (1.49%) MCSA
7 1 (1.49%) MCSE
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.49%) DameWare
3 1 (1.49%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) Cisco
2 16 (23.88%) CheckPoint
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.39%) VMware
4 11 (16.42%) Mitel
5 10 (14.93%) Juniper
6 7 (10.45%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.46%) SonicWALL
7 5 (7.46%) WatchGuard
8 4 (5.97%) Aruba
8 4 (5.97%) BT
8 4 (5.97%) F5
8 4 (5.97%) HP
9 3 (4.48%) Citrix
9 3 (4.48%) Dell
10 2 (2.99%) Avaya
10 2 (2.99%) Siemens
11 1 (1.49%) Novell
11 1 (1.49%) Sophos
11 1 (1.49%) Wyse