The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 313 284 265
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -19
Contract jobs citing VoIP 365 381 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 4.94% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 230 207
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £467 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 39
Average hourly rate £32.38 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £30.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.13 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+100.71% -7.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VoIP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VoIP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -9 336 £365 +4.28% 178
South East -4 101 £350 - 48
London -23 101 £388 +3.33% 46
Hampshire +36 53 £400 +48.83% 13
North West +1 34 £350 +55.55% 23
Southampton - 29 £400 - 8
West Midlands +9 26 £450 +24.13% 12
South West -11 22 £313 -10.71% 13
Manchester -7 20 £363 +61.11% 12
Berkshire -16 20 £255 -27.14% 10
East Midlands -6 17 £388 +10.71% 5
Reading -9 16 - - 7
East of England 0 14 £240 +41.17% 14
Yorkshire -18 13 £525 +27.27% 12
West Yorkshire -4 12 £538 +26.47% 10
Leeds -5 11 £538 +26.47% 7
Surrey -19 11 £350 +55.55% 6
Coventry - 10 £413 -
City of London +18 9 £388 +3.33% 10
Bristol +7 9 £313 +4.16% 4
Scotland -4 9 £300 -14.28% 4
Hook +20 8 £492 +9.22% 1
Derby 0 8 £463 +11.44%
Derbyshire -8 8 £463 +7.24% 1
Edinburgh -10 8 £325 -31.57% 1
Wales -11 8 £375 +134.37% 1
Kent - 8 £200 - 2
Lancashire - 7 £261 - 1
Blackpool - 7 £261 -
Birmingham +1 6 £175 -62.16% 4

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 401 (50.95%) Cisco
2 269 (34.18%) WAN
3 254 (32.27%) Windows
4 253 (32.15%) LAN
5 233 (29.61%) Firewall
6 204 (25.92%) Cisco Certification
7 164 (20.84%) Microsoft
8 162 (20.58%) Active Directory
9 149 (18.93%) ITIL
10 148 (18.81%) DNS
11 143 (18.17%) Wireless
12 138 (17.53%) VPN
13 131 (16.65%) VMware
14 128 (16.26%) CCNP
15 124 (15.76%) TCP/IP
16 121 (15.37%) Telecoms
17 112 (14.23%) Data Centre
18 109 (13.85%) Windows Server
19 103 (13.09%) Security Cleared
19 103 (13.09%) Linux
20 100 (12.71%) CCNA
21 95 (12.07%) DHCP
21 95 (12.07%) MPLS
22 94 (11.94%) Windows 7
23 93 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
24 83 (10.55%) CheckPoint
25 79 (10.04%) MS Office
26 78 (9.91%) Network Security
27 76 (9.66%) Cisco ASA
27 76 (9.66%) HP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 67 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 47 (5.97%) Skype for Business
3 42 (5.34%) SharePoint
4 37 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.16%) IIS
8 14 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.89%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.64%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.51%) Apache
12 4 (0.51%) CMS
12 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.38%) JBoss
13 3 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.13%) lighttpd
14 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 79 (10.04%) MS Office
2 50 (6.35%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.59%) Office 365
2 17 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.89%) SaaS
4 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.76%) PaaS
5 5 (0.64%) IaaS
6 4 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.25%) Yammer
9 1 (0.13%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 269 (34.18%) WAN
2 253 (32.15%) LAN
3 233 (29.61%) Firewall
4 148 (18.81%) DNS
5 143 (18.17%) Wireless
6 138 (17.53%) VPN
7 124 (15.76%) TCP/IP
8 95 (12.07%) DHCP
8 95 (12.07%) MPLS
9 78 (9.91%) Network Security
10 76 (9.66%) Cisco ASA
11 73 (9.28%) OSPF
11 73 (9.28%) Wi-Fi
12 68 (8.64%) BGP
13 57 (7.24%) SAN
14 51 (6.48%) VLAN
15 47 (5.97%) Internet
16 46 (5.84%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (5.72%) H.323
18 44 (5.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.29%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.40%) MySQL
6 8 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.89%) EDRMS
7 7 (0.89%) OLTP
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.25%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (0.51%) Android Studio
3 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.51%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.38%) Gradle
4 3 (0.38%) JIRA
4 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 121 (15.37%) Telecoms
2 63 (8.01%) Finance
3 25 (3.18%) Legal
4 22 (2.80%) Retail
5 17 (2.16%) Back Office
6 16 (2.03%) Law
6 16 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.65%) Front Office
8 12 (1.52%) Advertising
9 11 (1.40%) Banking
9 11 (1.40%) Military
10 9 (1.14%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.89%) Local Government
12 6 (0.76%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.51%) Electronics
13 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.51%) Marketing
14 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.25%) Automotive
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 213 (27.06%) Network Engineer
2 94 (11.94%) Analyst
3 93 (11.82%) Architect
4 90 (11.44%) Support Engineer
5 73 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
6 58 (7.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 46 (5.84%) Project Manager
8 45 (5.72%) Senior Network Engineer
9 43 (5.46%) VoIP Engineer
10 35 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 34 (4.32%) Network Support
12 33 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 30 (3.81%) Consultant
14 28 (3.56%) Desktop Support
14 28 (3.56%) Support Analyst
15 27 (3.43%) Firewall Engineer
15 27 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (3.05%) Network Support Engineer
16 24 (3.05%) Service Desk Analyst
17 23 (2.92%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.94%) Web Services
2 18 (2.29%) 802.1X
3 13 (1.65%) XMPP
4 11 (1.40%) Middleware
5 9 (1.14%) RFC 2833
6 8 (1.02%) JSON
7 7 (0.89%) SOAP
7 7 (0.89%) WSDL
8 5 (0.64%) .NET
8 5 (0.64%) CSS
9 3 (0.38%) COM
9 3 (0.38%) jQuery
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.38%) WebSockets
10 2 (0.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (0.25%) FreeSWITCH
10 2 (0.25%) WAP
11 1 (0.13%) HTML
11 1 (0.13%) J2EE
11 1 (0.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.23%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.34%) Video Conferencing
4 32 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.94%) Blackberry
6 23 (2.92%) IVR
7 20 (2.54%) Statistics
8 19 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.41%) NHS
9 15 (1.91%) CESG
10 14 (1.78%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.27%) Clustering
12 9 (1.14%) Handset
12 9 (1.14%) iPad
13 8 (1.02%) BYOD
13 8 (1.02%) Data Integration
13 8 (1.02%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.76%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 254 (32.27%) Windows
2 109 (13.85%) Windows Server
3 103 (13.09%) Linux
4 94 (11.94%) Windows 7
5 71 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (7.37%) Unix
7 56 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (3.68%) Android
10 28 (3.56%) Windows XP
11 25 (3.18%) Solaris
12 14 (1.78%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.65%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.40%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.89%) CentOS
16 6 (0.76%) MVS
16 6 (0.76%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.76%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.64%) VMS
18 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (18.93%) ITIL
2 63 (8.01%) Project Management
3 57 (7.24%) Network Design
4 45 (5.72%) PRINCE2
5 44 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (5.34%) Network Management
7 41 (5.21%) Service Delivery
8 38 (4.83%) Service Management
9 31 (3.94%) Load Balancing
9 31 (3.94%) Migration
10 27 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
10 27 (3.43%) Technical Architecture
11 26 (3.30%) Change Management
12 25 (3.18%) ITSM
13 24 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
15 22 (2.80%) High Availability
15 22 (2.80%) Time Management
16 21 (2.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (7.88%) SQL
2 19 (2.41%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.78%) C
3 14 (1.78%) Python
4 13 (1.65%) Perl
5 12 (1.52%) Java
6 8 (1.02%) C#
6 8 (1.02%) C++
7 6 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.64%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.64%) PHP
9 2 (0.25%) Ruby
9 2 (0.25%) VBA
10 1 (0.13%) Erlang
10 1 (0.13%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 204 (25.92%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (16.26%) CCNP
3 103 (13.09%) Security Cleared
4 100 (12.71%) CCNA
5 71 (9.02%) SC Cleared
6 50 (6.35%) Degree
7 46 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (4.83%) MCSE
9 29 (3.68%) CCIE
10 11 (1.40%) CCENT
11 10 (1.27%) CCDA
11 10 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.14%) CCDP
12 9 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (1.02%) CCVP
14 7 (0.89%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.89%) MCP
15 6 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.76%) MCSA
15 6 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.40%) SLA
2 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.38%) QA
5 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.25%) RMADS
5 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
System Software
1 162 (20.58%) Active Directory
2 93 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.92%) XenApp
4 21 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.65%) vSphere
6 12 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.89%) XenServer
9 5 (0.64%) Brightmail
9 5 (0.64%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.64%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.51%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.38%) Firmware
12 2 (0.25%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.25%) zsh
13 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 41 (5.21%) SCCM
2 34 (4.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (1.78%) Cisco UCCX
4 13 (1.65%) WSUS
5 11 (1.40%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (1.14%) Cisco IPCC
7 8 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (0.76%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.64%) Nagios
9 5 (0.64%) SCOM
9 5 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.51%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.51%) Puppet
11 3 (0.38%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.38%) Cacti
11 3 (0.38%) Control-M
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 401 (50.95%) Cisco
2 164 (20.84%) Microsoft
3 131 (16.65%) VMware
4 83 (10.55%) CheckPoint
5 76 (9.66%) HP
6 75 (9.53%) Juniper
7 74 (9.40%) Citrix
8 69 (8.77%) Avaya
9 37 (4.70%) Oracle
10 36 (4.57%) SolarWinds
11 33 (4.19%) F5
12 32 (4.07%) Mitel
12 32 (4.07%) NetApp
13 31 (3.94%) Palo Alto
14 24 (3.05%) Aruba
15 18 (2.29%) Fortinet
15 18 (2.29%) Symantec
16 17 (2.16%) Apple
16 17 (2.16%) Huawei
17 15 (1.91%) Sybase
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates - flexible
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
PMC retail
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day 3-6 month contract excellent day rate on off
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day + Circa £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day + Circa £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £Comp
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Hook
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £475.00 - £508.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Worksop
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Staines
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 27 days ago