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 30 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 279 267 226
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -41
Contract jobs citing VoIP 398 389 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.74% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.75% 5.45% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 196 242
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £169 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 30 30
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.90% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £48.00 £116.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -23.07%

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
8373 7144 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.53% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3900 4055
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 411 701
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 -20 365 £323 -0.76% 179
London -27 126 £350 - 62
South East +13 101 £320 -1.53% 46
East of England +8 50 £181 -9.37% 24
Cambridgeshire +30 34 £350 +84.21% 7
Berkshire +6 33 £310 +1.22% 11
City of London +1 32 £300 -14.28% 19
West Midlands -6 31 £393 -2.36% 4
Cambridge +18 30 £263 +38.15% 7
Oxfordshire +9 17 £338 - 2
North West -18 16 £380 +39.26% 9
Surrey +8 14 £368 -3.60% 3
Yorkshire -11 14 £200 -38.46% 15
South West -23 14 £250 +11.11% 10
West Sussex +15 10 £308 -18.00% 3
Wales - 10 £400 - 4
West Yorkshire -8 9 £188 -43.39% 9
Scotland -19 9 £163 -42.01% 4
Birmingham +2 8 £425 -5.55% 1
Hampshire -19 8 £260 -16.80% 18
South Wales - 8 £375 - 4
Reading +22 7 £275 -15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 7 - - 2
Cheshire 0 7 £439 +59.63%
East Midlands -1 7 £200 -23.80% 10
Warwickshire - 7 £402 -
Crawley +14 6 £298 - 2
Essex -7 6 £170 - 2
East Sussex -8 6 £250 -13.04% 4
Hertfordshire -20 6 £160 - 8

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 383 (49.74%) Cisco
2 277 (35.97%) Windows
3 245 (31.82%) WAN
4 230 (29.87%) LAN
4 230 (29.87%) Firewall
5 217 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
6 196 (25.45%) Active Directory
7 168 (21.82%) Microsoft
8 161 (20.91%) ITIL
9 136 (17.66%) VPN
10 120 (15.58%) MPLS
11 118 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 117 (15.19%) CCNP
13 115 (14.94%) MS Exchange
14 113 (14.68%) Telecoms
14 113 (14.68%) VMware
15 108 (14.03%) Citrix
16 99 (12.86%) Wireless
17 98 (12.73%) TCP/IP
17 98 (12.73%) Windows 7
18 97 (12.60%) CCNA
18 97 (12.60%) MS Office
19 95 (12.34%) DNS
20 94 (12.21%) CheckPoint
21 92 (11.95%) Finance
22 90 (11.69%) Juniper
23 78 (10.13%) Avaya
24 74 (9.61%) Cisco ASA
25 69 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
26 68 (8.83%) MS Excel

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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
1 115 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 64 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (5.06%) SharePoint
4 26 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 24 (3.12%) Lync
6 21 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.60%) Apache
8 18 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (1.69%) IBM Notes
10 9 (1.17%) CMS
10 9 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.04%) IIS
12 5 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.52%) CICS
13 4 (0.52%) TPMS
14 3 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 97 (12.60%) MS Office
2 68 (8.83%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.25%) Office 365
2 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 245 (31.82%) WAN
2 230 (29.87%) LAN
2 230 (29.87%) Firewall
3 136 (17.66%) VPN
4 120 (15.58%) MPLS
5 99 (12.86%) Wireless
6 98 (12.73%) TCP/IP
7 95 (12.34%) DNS
8 74 (9.61%) Cisco ASA
9 67 (8.70%) OSPF
10 63 (8.18%) DHCP
10 63 (8.18%) VLAN
11 61 (7.92%) BGP
12 55 (7.14%) SAN
12 55 (7.14%) IPsec
13 44 (5.71%) SNMP
14 39 (5.06%) Internet
14 39 (5.06%) Cisco PIX
15 38 (4.94%) Ethernet
16 37 (4.81%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.60%) MySQL
3 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.65%) MS Access
4 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.52%) DB2
5 4 (0.52%) Informix
6 3 (0.39%) SQLite
6 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.26%) IDOL
8 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (0.91%) JIRA
2 4 (0.52%) Selenium
2 4 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.52%) Mercurial
2 4 (0.52%) PHPUnit
2 4 (0.52%) Hudson
2 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.39%) Subversion
4 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
General
1 113 (14.68%) Telecoms
2 92 (11.95%) Finance
3 28 (3.64%) Banking
4 13 (1.69%) Law
5 11 (1.43%) French Language
6 10 (1.30%) Legal
7 8 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.78%) Marketing
10 5 (0.65%) Retail
11 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.52%) Billing
11 4 (0.52%) Back Office
11 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.39%) Games
13 2 (0.26%) Military
13 2 (0.26%) Local Government
14 1 (0.13%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (17.92%) Analyst
2 118 (15.32%) Network Engineer
3 67 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 56 (7.27%) Project Manager
5 47 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
6 45 (5.84%) Support Analyst
7 42 (5.45%) Architect
8 40 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
9 38 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 37 (4.81%) Network Support
11 31 (4.03%) Service Analyst
12 29 (3.77%) Network Analyst
13 28 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
14 27 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 27 (3.51%) Design Engineer
14 27 (3.51%) Consultant
14 27 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
14 27 (3.51%) IP Engineer
15 26 (3.38%) Voice Engineer
15 26 (3.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.08%) XMPP
2 12 (1.56%) XML
3 10 (1.30%) JSON
4 9 (1.17%) jQuery
4 9 (1.17%) .NET
4 9 (1.17%) Web Services
5 8 (1.04%) CSS
6 7 (0.91%) SOAP
6 7 (0.91%) REST
7 6 (0.78%) Zend Framework
8 5 (0.65%) Ajax
8 5 (0.65%) HTML
9 4 (0.52%) EJB
9 4 (0.52%) JavaBeans
9 4 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.39%) HTML5
10 3 (0.39%) iOS SDK
10 3 (0.39%) Cocoa Touch
10 3 (0.39%) UIKit
10 3 (0.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.44%) Video Conferencing
2 63 (8.18%) Blackberry
3 47 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 16 (2.08%) Replication
7 15 (1.95%) Kindle
8 13 (1.69%) Handset
9 12 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.43%) FMCG
11 10 (1.30%) Clustering
12 9 (1.17%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.04%) IVR
13 8 (1.04%) Open Source
14 7 (0.91%) iPad
14 7 (0.91%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.91%) Fat Client
15 5 (0.65%) iPhone
15 5 (0.65%) User Experience
16 4 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 277 (35.97%) Windows
2 118 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (12.73%) Windows 7
4 69 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (7.40%) Windows XP
6 39 (5.06%) Linux
7 24 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (2.73%) Android
9 18 (2.34%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.21%) UNIX
11 14 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.56%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.52%) Solaris
15 3 (0.39%) VME
15 3 (0.39%) MVS
16 2 (0.26%) CentOS
16 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (20.91%) ITIL
2 62 (8.05%) Project Management
3 48 (6.23%) Migration
4 47 (6.10%) Network Management
5 46 (5.97%) Load Balancing
6 39 (5.06%) Network Architecture
7 37 (4.81%) Network Design
7 37 (4.81%) PRINCE2
8 31 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (3.25%) Service Delivery
11 24 (3.12%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (2.86%) Incident Management
13 21 (2.73%) Service Management
13 21 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
13 21 (2.73%) Mentoring
14 20 (2.60%) Change Management
15 19 (2.47%) Validation
15 19 (2.47%) Asset Management
16 18 (2.34%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 52 (6.75%) SQL
2 25 (3.25%) C++
3 22 (2.86%) Java
4 15 (1.95%) C
5 14 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.43%) PHP
7 9 (1.17%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.04%) Python
9 7 (0.91%) Objective-C
9 7 (0.91%) Perl
9 7 (0.91%) C#
9 7 (0.91%) VBScript
10 5 (0.65%) Ruby
11 4 (0.52%) Scala
12 3 (0.39%) R
12 3 (0.39%) Tcl
13 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.26%) VB
14 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 217 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (15.19%) CCNP
3 97 (12.60%) CCNA
4 54 (7.01%) CCIE
4 54 (7.01%) Security Cleared
5 47 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (5.19%) SC Cleared
7 36 (4.68%) CCVP
8 33 (4.29%) MCSE
9 31 (4.03%) Degree
10 28 (3.64%) CCDP
10 28 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (2.73%) CISSP
12 19 (2.47%) MCP
13 18 (2.34%) Check Point Certification
14 17 (2.21%) CCSP
15 11 (1.43%) MCSA
16 9 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (1.04%) JNCIP
18 7 (0.91%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.55%) SLA
2 22 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.08%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.26%) QA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 196 (25.45%) Active Directory
2 61 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.68%) vSphere
4 22 (2.86%) XenApp
5 20 (2.60%) XenServer
6 15 (1.95%) Terminal Services
7 13 (1.69%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.17%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (0.91%) NFS
9 7 (0.91%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.78%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.65%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.39%) Xen
14 2 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (5.19%) SCCM
3 18 (2.34%) FortiGate
4 16 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (2.08%) Cisco UCCE
5 15 (1.95%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.17%) OPNET
9 8 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.65%) SCOM
10 5 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.52%) Nagios
11 4 (0.52%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.52%) MOM
12 3 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
12 3 (0.39%) Puppet
12 3 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 383 (49.74%) Cisco
2 168 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 113 (14.68%) VMware
4 108 (14.03%) Citrix
5 94 (12.21%) CheckPoint
6 90 (11.69%) Juniper
7 78 (10.13%) Avaya
8 53 (6.88%) HP
9 43 (5.58%) SolarWinds
10 42 (5.45%) Mitel
11 40 (5.19%) Nokia
12 36 (4.68%) F5
13 30 (3.90%) Symantec
14 23 (2.99%) Riverbed
15 22 (2.86%) BT
16 21 (2.73%) WatchGuard
17 20 (2.60%) Blue Coat
18 18 (2.34%) Redback
18 18 (2.34%) McAfee
19 17 (2.21%) Radware
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £20 to £23 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Enfield
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Intapeople
Rate: £375 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £110 - 130 per day + Overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Darwin Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago