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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 101 108 102
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 39 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.22% 0.65% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 5.32% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 9
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£350 £302 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.79% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £243 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
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
425 301 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.28% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 149 172
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.80 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Wiltshire +12 24 £375 +14.67% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £265 - 1
Somerset - 3 £238 - 1
Bristol -6 2 £300 +8.10%
Dorset -6 2 £188 -40.00%
Devon -8 1 £250 -25.92%
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 40 (57.14%) Cisco
2 37 (52.86%) WAN
3 28 (40.00%) Windows
3 28 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (35.71%) LAN
5 24 (34.29%) Firewall
6 23 (32.86%) Security Cleared
7 22 (31.43%) VPN
8 21 (30.00%) CCNA
9 18 (25.71%) Wireless
10 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 13 (18.57%) Network Security
11 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
11 13 (18.57%) DV Cleared
12 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
12 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (15.71%) Avaya
13 11 (15.71%) ITIL
13 11 (15.71%) Telecoms
14 10 (14.29%) MCSE
15 9 (12.86%) McAfee
15 9 (12.86%) MPLS
15 9 (12.86%) Blackberry
15 9 (12.86%) Juniper
15 9 (12.86%) HP
15 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
15 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
16 8 (11.43%) WLAN
16 8 (11.43%) SQL
16 8 (11.43%) VLAN

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.29%) CMS
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (52.86%) WAN
2 25 (35.71%) LAN
3 24 (34.29%) Firewall
4 22 (31.43%) VPN
5 18 (25.71%) Wireless
6 13 (18.57%) Network Security
7 9 (12.86%) MPLS
7 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
8 8 (11.43%) WLAN
8 8 (11.43%) VLAN
8 8 (11.43%) IP Telephony
9 6 (8.57%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (7.14%) DNS
10 5 (7.14%) DHCP
10 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
10 5 (7.14%) Internet
11 4 (5.71%) PBX
12 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (4.29%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (15.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.57%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Military
4 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.71%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Cisco Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Designer
7 4 (5.71%) Network Support
8 3 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) JSP
2 1 (1.43%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.14%) Handset
2 5 (7.14%) Open Source
2 5 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.29%) IVR
3 3 (4.29%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.57%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.71%) Linux
6 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.43%) UNIX
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) ITIL
2 6 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
3 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.29%) Project Management
4 3 (4.29%) SIEM
5 2 (2.86%) Test Automation
5 2 (2.86%) Validation
5 2 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (2.86%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.43%) Network Design
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.43%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.43%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.43%) ERP
6 1 (1.43%) CRM
6 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.43%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (32.86%) Security Cleared
3 21 (30.00%) CCNA
4 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
4 13 (18.57%) DV Cleared
5 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (14.29%) MCSE
7 7 (10.00%) CCNP
8 3 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.29%) CCVP
9 2 (2.86%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.43%) Degree
10 1 (1.43%) CISA
10 1 (1.43%) CISM
10 1 (1.43%) HND
10 1 (1.43%) CISSP
10 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) JSP 440
2 5 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) Snort
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.43%) NFS
3 1 (1.43%) XenApp
3 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 40 (57.14%) Cisco
2 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.71%) Avaya
4 9 (12.86%) McAfee
4 9 (12.86%) Juniper
4 9 (12.86%) HP
5 7 (10.00%) VMware
6 6 (8.57%) SolarWinds
6 6 (8.57%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.57%) Nokia
6 6 (8.57%) SonicWALL
7 5 (7.14%) Polycom
8 3 (4.29%) Citrix
9 2 (2.86%) hybris
9 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.86%) Apple
9 2 (2.86%) BT
9 2 (2.86%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.43%) Brocade
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle
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