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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 277 230 217
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -13
Contract jobs citing VoIP 391 450 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.84% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 6.24% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 244 238
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 36
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £22.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% +2.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £48.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -7.69%

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
8084 7210 9059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 13.51% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4373 3882 4077
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 418 712
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 -50 354 £323 -0.76% 137
London -56 132 £325 -7.14% 59
South East -4 99 £331 -8.62% 31
East of England -14 51 £190 -25.49% 14
City of London -11 37 £319 -8.92% 18
Cambridgeshire +29 36 £318 +5.83% 4
Berkshire +8 35 £330 +5.60% 7
Cambridge +17 29 £310 +18.09% 3
West Midlands +4 19 £397 +5.73% 7
North West -10 19 £340 +23.45% 7
Oxfordshire +17 18 £338 -38.63% 1
Surrey -2 15 £360 -10.00% 5
Wales -4 15 £413 +217.30% 9
West Sussex +8 12 £290 -12.45% 2
Yorkshire -7 12 £188 -42.30% 10
South Wales 0 10 £413 - 6
Scotland -26 10 £163 -54.92% 5
South West -33 9 - - 3
East Midlands 0 8 £300 +42.01% 4
Cheshire -3 8 £439 +59.63%
West Yorkshire -10 8 £188 -43.39% 7
Crawley +14 7 £345 +20.00% 2
Reading +6 7 £375 +15.38% 5
Hertfordshire - 7 £160 - 6
Birmingham +1 6 £425 -5.55% 3
Cardiff -2 6 £413 - 4
Warwickshire -5 6 £402 +10.75%
Hampshire -21 6 £325 -9.84% 10
East Sussex -5 5 £250 -13.04%
Manchester -6 5 - - 6

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 395 (51.77%) Cisco
2 259 (33.94%) Windows
3 240 (31.45%) WAN
4 231 (30.28%) Firewall
5 224 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
6 221 (28.96%) LAN
7 196 (25.69%) Active Directory
8 165 (21.63%) Microsoft
9 146 (19.13%) ITIL
10 135 (17.69%) VPN
11 126 (16.51%) CCNP
12 119 (15.60%) MPLS
13 114 (14.94%) MS Exchange
13 114 (14.94%) Telecoms
14 111 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 109 (14.29%) VMware
16 105 (13.76%) CheckPoint
17 102 (13.37%) Citrix
17 102 (13.37%) Wireless
18 99 (12.98%) CCNA
19 96 (12.58%) MS Office
20 94 (12.32%) TCP/IP
20 94 (12.32%) Finance
21 93 (12.19%) DNS
22 86 (11.27%) Windows 7
23 79 (10.35%) Cisco ASA
24 77 (10.09%) Juniper
25 74 (9.70%) Avaya
26 69 (9.04%) MS Excel
27 67 (8.78%) OSPF

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 114 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 63 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 32 (4.19%) Lync
5 27 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.62%) Apache
7 20 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.83%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.18%) CMS
9 9 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.66%) IIS
12 4 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.52%) CICS
12 4 (0.52%) TPMS
13 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 96 (12.58%) MS Office
2 69 (9.04%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.79%) MS Project
5 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.13%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.54%) Office 365
2 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 240 (31.45%) WAN
2 231 (30.28%) Firewall
3 221 (28.96%) LAN
4 135 (17.69%) VPN
5 119 (15.60%) MPLS
6 102 (13.37%) Wireless
7 94 (12.32%) TCP/IP
8 93 (12.19%) DNS
9 79 (10.35%) Cisco ASA
10 67 (8.78%) OSPF
11 65 (8.52%) VLAN
12 64 (8.39%) BGP
13 61 (7.99%) IPsec
14 58 (7.60%) DHCP
15 53 (6.95%) SAN
16 48 (6.29%) SNMP
17 46 (6.03%) EIGRP
18 44 (5.77%) Internet
19 39 (5.11%) Cisco PIX
20 38 (4.98%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.49%) MySQL
3 12 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.52%) DB2
4 4 (0.52%) Informix
4 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.39%) MS Access
5 3 (0.39%) SQLite
6 2 (0.26%) IDOL
6 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) Big Data
7 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (0.79%) JIRA
2 4 (0.52%) Selenium
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%) Subversion
4 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
General
1 114 (14.94%) Telecoms
2 94 (12.32%) Finance
3 27 (3.54%) Banking
4 11 (1.44%) Legal
5 10 (1.31%) French Language
6 9 (1.18%) Marketing
6 9 (1.18%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.05%) Billing
8 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.79%) Law
10 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.52%) Retail
10 4 (0.52%) Back Office
10 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 3 (0.39%) Games
12 2 (0.26%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (15.86%) Network Engineer
2 120 (15.73%) Analyst
3 62 (8.13%) Support Engineer
4 58 (7.60%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.55%) Architect
6 48 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
7 43 (5.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (5.37%) Support Analyst
9 37 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (4.59%) Network Support
11 30 (3.93%) Consultant
12 28 (3.67%) Service Analyst
13 27 (3.54%) Design Engineer
14 26 (3.41%) Administrator
14 26 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
14 26 (3.41%) IP Engineer
15 25 (3.28%) Voice Engineer
16 24 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
17 23 (3.01%) Network Analyst
17 23 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.62%) XMPP
2 12 (1.57%) XML
3 10 (1.31%) .NET
3 10 (1.31%) CSS
4 9 (1.18%) Web Services
4 9 (1.18%) JSON
4 9 (1.18%) jQuery
5 7 (0.92%) REST
6 6 (0.79%) Zend Framework
7 5 (0.66%) HTML
7 5 (0.66%) SOAP
8 4 (0.52%) EJB
8 4 (0.52%) JavaBeans
8 4 (0.52%) Middleware
8 4 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.39%) HTML5
9 3 (0.39%) iOS SDK
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (0.39%) UIKit
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.34%) Blackberry
2 52 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.36%) Handset
5 16 (2.10%) Replication
6 15 (1.97%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.97%) Kindle
7 14 (1.83%) FMCG
8 13 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.05%) IVR
10 8 (1.05%) NHS
10 8 (1.05%) Open Source
11 7 (0.92%) iPad
11 7 (0.92%) Clustering
12 5 (0.66%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.66%) iPhone
12 5 (0.66%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.39%) Social Media
13 3 (0.39%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 259 (33.94%) Windows
2 111 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (11.27%) Windows 7
4 64 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (7.47%) Windows XP
6 35 (4.59%) Linux
7 26 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (3.01%) Android
9 17 (2.23%) UNIX
10 16 (2.10%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.70%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.57%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.39%) VME
15 3 (0.39%) MVS
15 3 (0.39%) HPUX
15 3 (0.39%) Solaris
16 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (19.13%) ITIL
2 62 (8.13%) Project Management
3 46 (6.03%) Load Balancing
3 46 (6.03%) Network Management
4 43 (5.64%) Migration
5 38 (4.98%) Network Design
5 38 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (4.98%) Network Architecture
6 32 (4.19%) PRINCE2
7 28 (3.67%) Incident Management
8 26 (3.41%) Service Delivery
9 23 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (2.88%) Validation
11 20 (2.62%) Network Monitoring
12 19 (2.49%) Business Continuity
13 18 (2.36%) Service Management
13 18 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
13 18 (2.36%) WAN Optimisation
14 16 (2.10%) Change Management
14 16 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.21%) SQL
2 27 (3.54%) C++
3 24 (3.15%) Java
4 15 (1.97%) C
4 15 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.44%) PHP
6 9 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.05%) C#
7 8 (1.05%) Python
8 7 (0.92%) Objective-C
8 7 (0.92%) VBScript
9 6 (0.79%) Perl
9 6 (0.79%) Ruby
10 4 (0.52%) Scala
11 3 (0.39%) Tcl
11 3 (0.39%) VB
12 2 (0.26%) R
13 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 224 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (16.51%) CCNP
3 99 (12.98%) CCNA
4 55 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (7.21%) Security Cleared
5 52 (6.82%) CCIE
6 42 (5.50%) SC Cleared
7 35 (4.59%) MCSE
8 34 (4.46%) CCVP
9 33 (4.33%) Degree
10 26 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
10 26 (3.41%) CCDP
11 22 (2.88%) CISSP
12 19 (2.49%) MCSA
13 18 (2.36%) Check Point Certification
14 17 (2.23%) MCP
15 16 (2.10%) CCSP
16 8 (1.05%) CCDA
17 7 (0.92%) CCIP
17 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.64%) SLA
2 19 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.97%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.52%) QA
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 196 (25.69%) Active Directory
2 59 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.33%) vSphere
4 20 (2.62%) XenApp
5 16 (2.10%) XenServer
6 12 (1.57%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.44%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.92%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.66%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.66%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.66%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.52%) NFS
10 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.39%) Xen
11 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 45 (5.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (5.24%) SCCM
3 21 (2.75%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (2.62%) Cisco UCCE
5 19 (2.49%) FortiGate
6 15 (1.97%) Backup Exec
7 12 (1.57%) OPNET
8 11 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (1.31%) SCOM
10 5 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.39%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.39%) Puppet
12 3 (0.39%) WSUS
13 2 (0.26%) Nagios
13 2 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
13 2 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
14 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 395 (51.77%) Cisco
2 165 (21.63%) Microsoft
3 109 (14.29%) VMware
4 105 (13.76%) CheckPoint
5 102 (13.37%) Citrix
6 77 (10.09%) Juniper
7 74 (9.70%) Avaya
8 48 (6.29%) HP
9 42 (5.50%) Mitel
9 42 (5.50%) F5
10 38 (4.98%) Nokia
11 36 (4.72%) SolarWinds
12 35 (4.59%) Symantec
13 25 (3.28%) BT
13 25 (3.28%) Blue Coat
14 23 (3.01%) McAfee
15 19 (2.49%) Oracle
15 19 (2.49%) Riverbed
16 18 (2.36%) Redback
17 17 (2.23%) Radware
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