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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 265 292 231
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -61
Contract jobs citing VoIP 443 357 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.65% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.62% 4.72% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 191 239
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £160 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 38
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £28.50 £40.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -18.36%

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
7876 7565 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.83% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4518 4037 3593
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 417 482
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 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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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 +19 404 £375 +16.27% 160
London +33 168 £400 +14.28% 56
South East -19 83 £375 +7.83% 38
City of London -5 42 £450 +20.00% 13
East of England +6 40 £300 +44.57% 7
South West +25 34 £385 +10.00% 12
Berkshire +9 34 £350 +3.62% 12
Cambridgeshire -7 24 £190 -20.83% 4
Cambridge -1 23 £190 -21.64% 2
West Midlands +8 21 £356 -7.46% 9
North West -20 21 £313 +27.42% 13
Surrey +7 20 £350 +4.08% 6
Scotland +10 19 £180 +28.57% 5
Hampshire +9 16 £388 +3.33% 1
Yorkshire -23 16 £450 +140.00% 14
Manchester -6 15 £300 - 11
Reading 0 14 £279 -17.46% 9
East Midlands +2 13 £400 +29.03% 5
Wiltshire +10 12 £475 - 3
Guildford +8 10 £350 -8.49%
Staffordshire +3 9 £400 -
Dorset +2 9 - - 2
Aberdeen +11 8 £180 +111.76%
Swindon +8 8 £525 - 1
Southampton +4 8 £388 -
Kingston Upon Thames +4 8 £275 -
West Yorkshire -18 8 £438 +118.75% 7
Leeds -18 7 £438 - 4
Stafford - 7 £400 -
Shropshire +4 6 £311 - 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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.

1 458 (52.95%) Cisco
2 283 (32.72%) WAN
3 278 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
4 272 (31.45%) Firewall
5 256 (29.60%) LAN
5 256 (29.60%) Windows
6 169 (19.54%) CCNP
7 163 (18.84%) Wireless
8 156 (18.03%) Active Directory
9 151 (17.46%) Microsoft
9 151 (17.46%) Telecoms
10 147 (16.99%) VPN
11 137 (15.84%) CCNA
12 124 (14.34%) TCP/IP
13 122 (14.10%) Data Centre
14 116 (13.41%) ITIL
15 111 (12.83%) MPLS
16 110 (12.72%) CheckPoint
17 108 (12.49%) Network Security
18 107 (12.37%) VMware
19 105 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
20 101 (11.68%) Avaya
21 100 (11.56%) Linux
22 97 (11.21%) Citrix
23 94 (10.87%) DNS
24 93 (10.75%) VLAN
25 90 (10.40%) OSPF
26 84 (9.71%) BGP
27 81 (9.36%) F5
28 79 (9.13%) DHCP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 69 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 55 (6.36%) Lync
3 33 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (3.35%) SharePoint
5 25 (2.89%) CMS
6 14 (1.62%) IIS
7 13 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.16%) IBM Notes
8 10 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.35%) Apache
11 2 (0.23%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.12%) Drupal
12 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.12%) Zope
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 76 (8.79%) MS Office
2 61 (7.05%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.27%) MS Project
5 6 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.12%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.35%) Office 365
2 10 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.92%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.81%) SaaS
5 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.46%) Yammer
7 3 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 283 (32.72%) WAN
2 272 (31.45%) Firewall
3 256 (29.60%) LAN
4 163 (18.84%) Wireless
5 147 (16.99%) VPN
6 124 (14.34%) TCP/IP
7 111 (12.83%) MPLS
8 108 (12.49%) Network Security
9 105 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
10 94 (10.87%) DNS
11 93 (10.75%) VLAN
12 90 (10.40%) OSPF
13 84 (9.71%) BGP
14 79 (9.13%) DHCP
15 72 (8.32%) IPsec
16 69 (7.98%) SAN
17 61 (7.05%) IP Telephony
18 60 (6.94%) EIGRP
19 59 (6.82%) PBX
20 58 (6.71%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.69%) MySQL
3 5 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.12%) DTS
6 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.23%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.23%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.12%) JIRA
4 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.12%) Subversion
4 1 (0.12%) GCC
General
1 151 (17.46%) Telecoms
2 64 (7.40%) Finance
3 17 (1.97%) Banking
4 14 (1.62%) Legal
5 13 (1.50%) Local Government
6 10 (1.16%) Retail
6 10 (1.16%) Military
7 9 (1.04%) Billing
8 8 (0.92%) Back Office
9 7 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.69%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.58%) Games
11 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.58%) Law
12 4 (0.46%) Electronics
12 4 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.35%) Front Office
13 3 (0.35%) French Language
13 3 (0.35%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 193 (22.31%) Network Engineer
2 94 (10.87%) Analyst
3 68 (7.86%) Architect
4 66 (7.63%) Project Manager
5 63 (7.28%) Support Engineer
6 50 (5.78%) Voice Engineer
7 43 (4.97%) Support Analyst
8 40 (4.62%) Consultant
9 37 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (4.28%) Senior Network Engineer
10 34 (3.93%) VoIP Engineer
11 33 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
12 28 (3.24%) Network Architect
13 27 (3.12%) Infrastructure Architect
13 27 (3.12%) Avaya Engineer
14 26 (3.01%) Network Support
15 25 (2.89%) IT Support
16 24 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support
16 24 (2.77%) Design Engineer
17 22 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.55%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.85%) CSS
3 15 (1.73%) Middleware
3 15 (1.73%) XMPP
4 4 (0.46%) Web Services
5 3 (0.35%) SOAP
5 3 (0.35%) HTML
6 2 (0.23%) XML
6 2 (0.23%) WSDL
6 2 (0.23%) JSON
6 2 (0.23%) RESTful
7 1 (0.12%) Twisted
7 1 (0.12%) ISPF
7 1 (0.12%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.12%) WSRP
7 1 (0.12%) OCX
7 1 (0.12%) LAMP
7 1 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 122 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.17%) Video Conferencing
3 46 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.86%) IVR
5 25 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.43%) Blackberry
6 21 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 14 (1.62%) Handset
8 13 (1.50%) Clustering
8 13 (1.50%) iPhone
9 12 (1.39%) Replication
10 10 (1.16%) NHS
11 9 (1.04%) iPad
12 8 (0.92%) Statistics
13 7 (0.81%) iSeries
14 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.46%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.46%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.46%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 256 (29.60%) Windows
2 100 (11.56%) Linux
3 68 (7.86%) Windows 7
4 65 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (5.90%) UNIX
7 44 (5.09%) Windows XP
8 41 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (2.66%) Solaris
10 20 (2.31%) Android
11 18 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
12 14 (1.62%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.04%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.92%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.69%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.46%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.46%) CentOS
16 4 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (13.41%) ITIL
2 75 (8.67%) Network Design
3 68 (7.86%) Load Balancing
4 62 (7.17%) Project Management
5 48 (5.55%) PRINCE2
6 43 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (4.86%) Migration
8 40 (4.62%) Service Management
9 35 (4.05%) Network Management
10 34 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (3.12%) WAN Optimisation
11 27 (3.12%) Kalman Filter
12 26 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
13 24 (2.77%) Network Architecture
13 24 (2.77%) Service Delivery
14 22 (2.54%) Incident Management
15 21 (2.43%) Change Management
15 21 (2.43%) Configuration Management
15 21 (2.43%) DDoS Mitigation
16 20 (2.31%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.32%) SQL
2 16 (1.85%) Java
3 12 (1.39%) C++
4 11 (1.27%) VB
4 11 (1.27%) C
5 10 (1.16%) Perl
6 9 (1.04%) Python
7 6 (0.69%) C#
8 5 (0.58%) Tcl
9 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.46%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.35%) PHP
10 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.12%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 278 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (19.54%) CCNP
3 137 (15.84%) CCNA
4 70 (8.09%) Security Cleared
5 69 (7.98%) Degree
6 45 (5.20%) SC Cleared
7 31 (3.58%) CCIE
8 30 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (3.35%) CCVP
10 16 (1.85%) MCSE
11 14 (1.62%) MCSA
11 14 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (1.62%) CCDP
12 13 (1.50%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.04%) ISEB
13 9 (1.04%) HND
14 8 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.92%) MCP
14 8 (0.92%) JNCIA
15 7 (0.81%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.05%) SLA
2 8 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.69%) QA
4 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) TickIT
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 156 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.77%) vSphere
4 17 (1.97%) ProxySG
5 14 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.39%) XenApp
7 8 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.58%) Firmware
8 5 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.46%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.23%) Xen
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.12%) XenServer
12 1 (0.12%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 64 (7.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 39 (4.51%) SCCM
3 31 (3.58%) Cisco UCCX
4 18 (2.08%) Cisco UCCE
4 18 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
5 16 (1.85%) RANCID
6 14 (1.62%) Control-M
6 14 (1.62%) BladeLogic
6 14 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 13 (1.50%) Cisco IPCC
8 7 (0.81%) SCOM
8 7 (0.81%) NetCrunch
9 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.58%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (0.46%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.46%) WSUS
11 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 458 (52.95%) Cisco
2 151 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 110 (12.72%) CheckPoint
4 107 (12.37%) VMware
5 101 (11.68%) Avaya
6 97 (11.21%) Citrix
7 81 (9.36%) F5
8 68 (7.86%) Juniper
9 52 (6.01%) Oracle
10 51 (5.90%) SolarWinds
11 49 (5.66%) HP
12 45 (5.20%) Blue Coat
13 35 (4.05%) Nortel
14 32 (3.70%) Nokia
15 27 (3.12%) Fortinet
16 26 (3.01%) Symantec
17 24 (2.77%) Polycom
18 23 (2.66%) Mitel
19 18 (2.08%) McAfee
19 18 (2.08%) CA
Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Mold, Clwyd
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £9 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Rate: £185 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer People
Rate: £130.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £48 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £160 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Incite Insight
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 13 days ago