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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 92 114 130
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +16
Contract jobs citing VoIP 46 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 0.77% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.13% 6.52% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 4
Median daily rate £375 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £484 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £251
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+87.80% +17.14%
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
504 353 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.22% 11.77% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 198 229
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 39
Median hourly rate £34.00 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.44% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Wiltshire +1 13 £375 -21.05% 2
Somerset +22 10 £300 +100.00% 4
Gloucestershire -4 8 £225 -53.36% 1
Bristol -3 4 £400 +263.63% 8
Dorset -6 4 £400 +142.42% 1
Devon -2 3 - - 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 41 (62.12%) Cisco
2 34 (51.52%) WAN
3 33 (50.00%) LAN
4 28 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (39.39%) Firewall
6 23 (34.85%) Security Cleared
7 22 (33.33%) Wireless
8 20 (30.30%) CheckPoint
8 20 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (28.79%) Fortinet
9 19 (28.79%) ITIL
10 18 (27.27%) CCNP
11 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
12 16 (24.24%) Windows
13 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
14 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
14 12 (18.18%) Unified Communications
15 11 (16.67%) PABX
16 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
16 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
16 10 (15.15%) VPN
16 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
17 9 (13.64%) Internet
18 8 (12.12%) Handset
18 8 (12.12%) VMware
18 8 (12.12%) IVR
19 7 (10.61%) Network Design
19 7 (10.61%) OpenScape
19 7 (10.61%) Service Management
19 7 (10.61%) Project Management

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 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (51.52%) WAN
2 33 (50.00%) LAN
3 26 (39.39%) Firewall
4 22 (33.33%) Wireless
5 20 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (18.18%) Unified Communications
7 11 (16.67%) PABX
8 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
8 10 (15.15%) VPN
9 9 (13.64%) Internet
10 7 (10.61%) OpenScape
11 6 (9.09%) MPLS
11 6 (9.09%) Skype
12 5 (7.58%) OSPF
13 4 (6.06%) BGP
13 4 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (6.06%) Ethernet
13 4 (6.06%) FabricPath
13 4 (6.06%) NetScreen
13 4 (6.06%) Spanning Tree
General
1 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.55%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.03%) Military
4 1 (1.52%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) Field Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) Network Field Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Voice Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Support Technician
5 6 (9.09%) Voice Support Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Voice Support Technician
6 5 (7.58%) Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) J2EE
1 1 (1.52%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Handset
1 8 (12.12%) IVR
2 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.03%) CESG
4 2 (3.03%) CMDB
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.06%) Linux
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Android
6 1 (1.52%) Unix
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) ITIL
2 7 (10.61%) Network Design
2 7 (10.61%) Project Management
2 7 (10.61%) Service Management
3 5 (7.58%) Change Management
4 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
4 4 (6.06%) ITSM
4 4 (6.06%) Migration
4 4 (6.06%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.55%) Change Control
5 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.55%) Open Source
6 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.03%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (34.85%) Security Cleared
3 18 (27.27%) CCNP
4 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.09%) CCNA
6 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.03%) MCP
7 2 (3.03%) MCSE
7 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.52%) CCDA
8 1 (1.52%) CCDP
8 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.52%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) BitLocker
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (6.06%) UAG
2 4 (6.06%) XenApp
2 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.03%) DameWare
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (62.12%) Cisco
2 20 (30.30%) CheckPoint
3 19 (28.79%) Fortinet
4 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.12%) VMware
6 6 (9.09%) Juniper
7 5 (7.58%) Citrix
7 5 (7.58%) Mitel
7 5 (7.58%) Sophos
8 4 (6.06%) AppSense
8 4 (6.06%) BT
8 4 (6.06%) Canon
8 4 (6.06%) SonicWALL
8 4 (6.06%) WatchGuard
9 3 (4.55%) Avaya
9 3 (4.55%) Veeam
10 2 (3.03%) Dell
10 2 (3.03%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.03%) Genesys
10 2 (3.03%) HP
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