The first table below looks at the demand for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Suffolk region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 35 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing VoIP 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.79% 2.09% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 19.05% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £250 £240 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £289 £318
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -9.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £22.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.82% -10.79%
Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 21 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.02% 10.99% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 24
Average daily rate £350 £250 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -61.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.45 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VoIP
East of England

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) GPEN
2 1 (33.33%) OSCP
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) CISMP
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) DPNSS
2 1 (33.33%) MGCP
2 1 (33.33%) SS7
2 1 (33.33%) Megaco
2 1 (33.33%) H.323
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Security Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Information Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) GPEN
1 1 (33.33%) OSCP
1 1 (33.33%) GIAC
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) CISMP
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) HP