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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 273 263 239
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs citing VoIP 358 341 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.70% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.89% 5.29% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 195 187
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £157 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 28
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 -3 344 £350 +7.69% 178
London +1 130 £350 - 74
South East +44 119 £350 +12.90% 39
Berkshire +29 40 £350 +5.66% 11
South West +5 39 £350 +15.79% 6
City of London +5 27 £375 -3.22% 22
Wiltshire +13 24 £375 +14.67% 2
Surrey +17 22 £205 -21.15% 8
Hampshire -22 22 £338 -12.90% 6
Reading +24 18 £350 - 9
East of England -11 16 £248 +30.26% 9
Yorkshire -16 15 £331 +1.92% 19
Milton Keynes +1 11 £290 -
Oxfordshire -6 11 £375 +17.18% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £290 -
North West -5 10 £230 -12.79% 11
Scotland -13 10 £300 -14.28% 6
East Midlands +20 9 £350 +45.83% 5
Manchester -1 8 £230 -12.38% 7
Swindon -7 7 £300 +3.98%
West Yorkshire -7 7 £425 +112.50% 13
East Sussex -6 6 £425 +17.24% 4
Brighton -8 6 £425 - 3
West Sussex -11 6 £350 +12.90% 3
Gloucestershire - 6 £265 - 1
Bracknell +7 5 £350 - 1
Crawley +3 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire +2 5 £350 +122.22% 5
South Yorkshire +1 5 £238 -24.00%
Leeds -13 5 £425 +54.54% 8

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 377 (49.22%) Cisco
2 305 (39.82%) WAN
3 294 (38.38%) Windows
4 271 (35.38%) LAN
5 253 (33.03%) Firewall
6 217 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
7 168 (21.93%) Microsoft
8 161 (21.02%) ITIL
9 160 (20.89%) Active Directory
10 156 (20.37%) VPN
11 140 (18.28%) Telecoms
12 132 (17.23%) TCP/IP
13 128 (16.71%) MS Exchange
14 116 (15.14%) CCNA
15 109 (14.23%) Wireless
16 108 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 104 (13.58%) Finance
17 104 (13.58%) MPLS
18 98 (12.79%) Citrix
18 98 (12.79%) VMware
19 96 (12.53%) Windows 7
20 88 (11.49%) CCNP
20 88 (11.49%) DNS
20 88 (11.49%) Linux
21 86 (11.23%) MS Office
22 80 (10.44%) Juniper
23 73 (9.53%) Avaya
24 70 (9.14%) MS Excel
25 67 (8.75%) Video Conferencing
26 65 (8.49%) DHCP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 128 (16.71%) MS Exchange
2 54 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (5.87%) SharePoint
4 34 (4.44%) Lync
5 17 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (1.57%) IBM Notes
8 11 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.31%) IIS
9 10 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.65%) CMS
11 5 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.52%) CICS
12 4 (0.52%) Apache
12 4 (0.52%) SAS
12 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.52%) TPMS
13 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.39%) Quickr
Applications
1 86 (11.23%) MS Office
2 70 (9.14%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.13%) Office 365
2 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.78%) SaaS
3 4 (0.52%) IaaS
4 3 (0.39%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 305 (39.82%) WAN
2 271 (35.38%) LAN
3 253 (33.03%) Firewall
4 156 (20.37%) VPN
5 132 (17.23%) TCP/IP
6 109 (14.23%) Wireless
7 104 (13.58%) MPLS
8 88 (11.49%) DNS
9 65 (8.49%) DHCP
9 65 (8.49%) IP Telephony
10 61 (7.96%) SAN
11 60 (7.83%) VLAN
12 57 (7.44%) OSPF
13 56 (7.31%) Cisco ASA
14 55 (7.18%) BGP
14 55 (7.18%) Network Security
15 49 (6.40%) Internet
16 48 (6.27%) PBX
17 43 (5.61%) Ethernet
18 40 (5.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (1.70%) MySQL
3 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.52%) DB2
5 4 (0.52%) Informix
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.26%) MS Access
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.39%) Selenium
2 3 (0.39%) PHPUnit
2 3 (0.39%) Mercurial
2 3 (0.39%) JIRA
2 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.26%) Subversion
3 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.26%) Hudson
3 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 140 (18.28%) Telecoms
2 104 (13.58%) Finance
3 29 (3.79%) Banking
4 19 (2.48%) Law
5 13 (1.70%) Retail
5 13 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.44%) Legal
7 7 (0.91%) Marketing
7 7 (0.91%) Games
8 5 (0.65%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.65%) Billing
8 5 (0.65%) Military
9 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.39%) Local Government
10 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 153 (19.97%) Network Engineer
2 124 (16.19%) Analyst
3 85 (11.10%) Support Engineer
4 63 (8.22%) Architect
5 51 (6.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (5.61%) Project Manager
7 41 (5.35%) Support Analyst
8 35 (4.57%) Network Analyst
9 31 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 30 (3.92%) Consultant
11 29 (3.79%) Network Manager
12 28 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 28 (3.66%) Service Analyst
13 25 (3.26%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (3.13%) Network Support
14 24 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 23 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (2.87%) VoIP Engineer
17 21 (2.74%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.83%) SOAP
2 7 (0.91%) XMPP
3 6 (0.78%) HTML
3 6 (0.78%) XML
3 6 (0.78%) LAMP
3 6 (0.78%) JSON
4 5 (0.65%) Web Services
4 5 (0.65%) JSP
5 4 (0.52%) JavaBeans
5 4 (0.52%) CGI
5 4 (0.52%) EJB
6 3 (0.39%) jQuery
6 3 (0.39%) REST
6 3 (0.39%) Middleware
7 2 (0.26%) VXML
7 2 (0.26%) CSS
7 2 (0.26%) JMS
7 2 (0.26%) Flash
7 2 (0.26%) Spring
7 2 (0.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.75%) Video Conferencing
2 60 (7.83%) Blackberry
2 60 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.44%) IVR
4 23 (3.00%) Clustering
5 19 (2.48%) Replication
6 16 (2.09%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.70%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.57%) Handset
10 11 (1.44%) Open Source
11 10 (1.31%) NHS
12 9 (1.17%) Kindle
13 8 (1.04%) iPad
14 7 (0.91%) Online Games
14 7 (0.91%) SecurID
15 6 (0.78%) e-Health
15 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.78%) FMCG
15 6 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 294 (38.38%) Windows
2 108 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (12.53%) Windows 7
4 88 (11.49%) Linux
5 65 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (5.22%) Windows XP
8 37 (4.83%) UNIX
9 24 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (2.87%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.70%) CentOS
12 12 (1.57%) Solaris
12 12 (1.57%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.57%) Android
13 7 (0.91%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.52%) AIX
14 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.02%) ITIL
2 55 (7.18%) Project Management
3 48 (6.27%) Load Balancing
4 41 (5.35%) Service Delivery
5 37 (4.83%) PRINCE2
6 36 (4.70%) Network Design
7 32 (4.18%) Migration
8 27 (3.52%) Service Management
8 27 (3.52%) Network Architecture
9 26 (3.39%) Network Management
9 26 (3.39%) Asset Management
10 25 (3.26%) Configuration Management
11 23 (3.00%) E-Commerce
12 21 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
13 20 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (2.22%) Mentoring
16 16 (2.09%) TOGAF
16 16 (2.09%) Network Monitoring
17 15 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 51 (6.66%) SQL
2 17 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.17%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.04%) C
5 7 (0.91%) C++
6 6 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.65%) Objective-C
7 5 (0.65%) Java
7 5 (0.65%) Perl
8 4 (0.52%) PHP
9 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.26%) Python
9 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.13%) R
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 217 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (15.14%) CCNA
3 88 (11.49%) CCNP
4 64 (8.36%) Security Cleared
5 59 (7.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 52 (6.79%) CCIE
7 45 (5.87%) MCSE
8 43 (5.61%) SC Cleared
9 26 (3.39%) Degree
10 24 (3.13%) CCVP
11 19 (2.48%) CCDP
12 18 (2.35%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.70%) MCP
15 12 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (1.57%) MCITP
16 10 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (1.31%) MCSA
17 7 (0.91%) MCTS
17 7 (0.91%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.22%) SLA
2 13 (1.70%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.04%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 160 (20.89%) Active Directory
2 56 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.35%) Terminal Services
4 16 (2.09%) vSphere
5 11 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.44%) XenServer
5 11 (1.44%) VMware ESX
5 11 (1.44%) NFS
5 11 (1.44%) Firmware
6 10 (1.31%) XenApp
6 10 (1.31%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (1.04%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.91%) vCloud
9 5 (0.65%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.52%) Snort
10 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (5.22%) SCCM
2 30 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (1.83%) Backup Exec
3 14 (1.83%) FortiGate
4 10 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (1.17%) Cisco UCCE
5 9 (1.17%) MOM
6 8 (1.04%) CA Spectrum
6 8 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (1.04%) SCOM
7 6 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.78%) Nagios
7 6 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.39%) WSUS
9 3 (0.39%) Puppet
9 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.39%) Casper Suite
9 3 (0.39%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 377 (49.22%) Cisco
2 168 (21.93%) Microsoft
3 98 (12.79%) Citrix
3 98 (12.79%) VMware
4 80 (10.44%) Juniper
5 73 (9.53%) Avaya
6 61 (7.96%) CheckPoint
7 57 (7.44%) F5
8 56 (7.31%) HP
9 41 (5.35%) SolarWinds
10 33 (4.31%) Mitel
11 30 (3.92%) Symantec
12 26 (3.39%) Nokia
13 24 (3.13%) Riverbed
13 24 (3.13%) McAfee
14 19 (2.48%) Polycom
14 19 (2.48%) BT
15 18 (2.35%) Nortel
16 17 (2.22%) Red Hat
17 16 (2.09%) 3PAR
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-315 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £485.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £105 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London (SE1)
Guru Careers
Rate: £20 - 22k
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 16 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago