The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 254 251 180
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -71
Contract jobs citing VoIP 407 344 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.72% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 4.73% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 160 328
Average daily rate £325 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.15 £35.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-13.37% -4.26%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7090 7278 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.99% 15.26% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3618 4325
Average daily rate £356 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 576 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -1 371 £325 +7.43% 66
London +35 155 £348 +13.93% 26
South East +21 129 £330 +1.53% 16
Berkshire +29 60 £190 -41.53% 4
City of London +1 33 £350 +26.12% 5
Reading +15 30 £278 - 2
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £413 +73.68%
South West -17 20 £250 -9.90% 4
Hampshire -6 19 £435 +35.93% 5
Milton Keynes -6 18 £413 +73.68%
East of England -36 17 £170 -35.84% 3
West Midlands -10 16 £360 +40.48% 2
North West -19 13 £325 +4.00% 2
West Sussex -3 11 £310 -9.48% 1
Scotland -12 11 £123 -67.20% 2
Surrey -4 9 £124 -68.06% 1
Colchester +6 8 £170 -58.78%
Bristol -6 8 - -
Essex -16 8 £170 -46.64%
Slough +17 7 £235 -40.12%
Oxfordshire +3 7 £366 +7.72% 2
Edinburgh -19 7 £123 -53.58% 1
Yorkshire -22 7 £288 -18.43% 5
East Midlands -22 7 £175 -46.15% 6
South Wales - 7 £325 - 1
Wales - 7 £325 - 1
Devon -2 6 £425 +58.87%
Manchester -14 6 £275 +19.43% 1
Maidenhead - 6 - -
Oxford +3 5 £363 +6.61% 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 390 (52.92%) Cisco
2 236 (32.02%) Windows
3 234 (31.75%) Cisco Certification
4 231 (31.34%) WAN
5 204 (27.68%) Firewall
6 200 (27.14%) LAN
7 170 (23.07%) Microsoft
8 164 (22.25%) Active Directory
9 144 (19.54%) MPLS
9 144 (19.54%) ITIL
10 141 (19.13%) CCNP
11 138 (18.72%) VPN
12 116 (15.74%) Wireless
13 112 (15.20%) Finance
14 111 (15.06%) MS Exchange
15 107 (14.52%) Telecoms
16 106 (14.38%) CheckPoint
17 104 (14.11%) TCP/IP
18 100 (13.57%) CCNA
19 95 (12.89%) VMware
19 95 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
20 93 (12.62%) Windows 7
21 92 (12.48%) DNS
22 90 (12.21%) Citrix
23 88 (11.94%) MS Office
24 83 (11.26%) BGP
25 77 (10.45%) Cisco ASA
26 76 (10.31%) Juniper
27 73 (9.91%) Project Management
28 72 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 111 (15.06%) MS Exchange
2 53 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (6.92%) Lync
4 38 (5.16%) SharePoint
5 29 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (1.90%) IBM Notes
8 13 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (1.76%) Apache
9 6 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (0.81%) IIS
10 5 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
10 5 (0.68%) CMS
11 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.27%) Node.js
14 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 88 (11.94%) MS Office
2 65 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.63%) MS Project
4 9 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.41%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) CATIA
7 1 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) assyst
2 3 (0.41%) Maximo
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Agresso
4 1 (0.14%) Infinys
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.44%) Office 365
2 5 (0.68%) Google Apps
2 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.68%) SaaS
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) PaaS
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 231 (31.34%) WAN
2 204 (27.68%) Firewall
3 200 (27.14%) LAN
4 144 (19.54%) MPLS
5 138 (18.72%) VPN
6 116 (15.74%) Wireless
7 104 (14.11%) TCP/IP
8 92 (12.48%) DNS
9 83 (11.26%) BGP
10 77 (10.45%) Cisco ASA
11 67 (9.09%) OSPF
12 62 (8.41%) Network Security
13 58 (7.87%) Internet
14 57 (7.73%) DHCP
15 54 (7.33%) EIGRP
15 54 (7.33%) Unified Communications
16 52 (7.06%) Cisco Nexus
17 51 (6.92%) IP Telephony
18 47 (6.38%) Ethernet
19 46 (6.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.95%) MySQL
4 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.41%) MS Access
6 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.14%) Subversion
2 1 (0.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) Selenium
2 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.14%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.14%) Hudson
2 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 112 (15.20%) Finance
2 107 (14.52%) Telecoms
3 52 (7.06%) Banking
4 16 (2.17%) Billing
5 14 (1.90%) Advertising
6 12 (1.63%) French Language
7 9 (1.22%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.09%) Marketing
9 7 (0.95%) Local Government
9 7 (0.95%) Law
9 7 (0.95%) Legal
9 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.81%) Back Office
10 6 (0.81%) Retail
10 6 (0.81%) German Language
11 5 (0.68%) Front Office
12 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.41%) Military
13 3 (0.41%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 146 (19.81%) Network Engineer
2 104 (14.11%) Analyst
3 67 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 62 (8.41%) Support Engineer
5 48 (6.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 46 (6.24%) Consultant
7 44 (5.97%) Architect
8 38 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (5.02%) Network Support
10 35 (4.75%) Voice Engineer
11 30 (4.07%) Service Analyst
12 29 (3.93%) Support Analyst
13 27 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
14 26 (3.53%) Desktop Support
15 25 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
16 23 (3.12%) Network Support Engineer
17 22 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
17 22 (2.99%) Network Analyst
17 22 (2.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 21 (2.85%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.04%) CSS
2 10 (1.36%) .NET
2 10 (1.36%) XMPP
3 3 (0.41%) EDI
3 3 (0.41%) HTML
4 2 (0.27%) WebRTC
4 2 (0.27%) LAMP
4 2 (0.27%) HTML5
4 2 (0.27%) Middleware
4 2 (0.27%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.27%) SOAP
4 2 (0.27%) Web Services
4 2 (0.27%) XML
5 1 (0.14%) ODBC
5 1 (0.14%) STL
5 1 (0.14%) MFC
5 1 (0.14%) ATL
5 1 (0.14%) COM
5 1 (0.14%) WCF
5 1 (0.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.28%) Blackberry
2 42 (5.70%) Video Conferencing
3 28 (3.80%) Handset
4 24 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.04%) Hedge funds
6 13 (1.76%) NHS
7 12 (1.63%) IVR
7 12 (1.63%) PKI
8 11 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.49%) EqualLogic
9 10 (1.36%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.36%) Replication
9 10 (1.36%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.22%) Clustering
11 7 (0.95%) Open Source
12 6 (0.81%) iPhone
12 6 (0.81%) e-Health
13 5 (0.68%) SecurID
13 5 (0.68%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 236 (32.02%) Windows
2 95 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (12.62%) Windows 7
4 70 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (8.01%) Windows XP
6 44 (5.97%) Linux
7 21 (2.85%) Android
8 19 (2.58%) Mac OS X
9 16 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.09%) UNIX
11 8 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (0.95%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.27%) HPUX
15 2 (0.27%) Solaris
15 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (19.54%) ITIL
2 73 (9.91%) Project Management
3 52 (7.06%) PRINCE2
4 40 (5.43%) Migration
5 37 (5.02%) Incident Management
6 35 (4.75%) Change Management
7 32 (4.34%) Network Design
8 31 (4.21%) Network Management
9 30 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (3.53%) WAN Optimisation
11 25 (3.39%) Service Delivery
12 21 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (2.85%) Problem Management
13 19 (2.58%) Network Monitoring
14 18 (2.44%) Load Balancing
15 17 (2.31%) Service Management
15 17 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (2.04%) Software Deployment
17 14 (1.90%) Time Management
17 14 (1.90%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 50 (6.78%) SQL
2 19 (2.58%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.90%) C
4 11 (1.49%) C++
4 11 (1.49%) Java
5 7 (0.95%) Perl
6 5 (0.68%) PHP
6 5 (0.68%) C#
7 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.41%) Python
7 3 (0.41%) Ruby
8 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.27%) Tcl
8 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.27%) AppleScript
9 1 (0.14%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.14%) AWK
9 1 (0.14%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.14%) C-shell
9 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 234 (31.75%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (19.13%) CCNP
3 100 (13.57%) CCNA
4 61 (8.28%) CCIE
5 47 (6.38%) Degree
5 47 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 38 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (5.02%) SC Cleared
8 33 (4.48%) CCDP
9 25 (3.39%) MCSE
9 25 (3.39%) CCVP
10 20 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
10 20 (2.71%) MCSA
11 11 (1.49%) ISEB
11 11 (1.49%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.36%) CISSP
12 10 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (1.09%) MCP
14 8 (1.09%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.43%) SLA
2 13 (1.76%) QA
3 11 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 164 (22.25%) Active Directory
2 72 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.53%) vSphere
4 19 (2.58%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.22%) NFS
5 9 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (1.22%) XenApp
6 8 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.09%) UAG
7 7 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.41%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.27%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (6.65%) SCCM
2 41 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 24 (3.26%) SCOM
3 24 (3.26%) Backup Exec
4 23 (3.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
6 13 (1.76%) FortiGate
6 13 (1.76%) Cisco UCCE
7 10 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (0.95%) Cacti
9 7 (0.95%) OpenNMS
10 6 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.54%) Puppet
11 4 (0.54%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.41%) WSUS
13 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
13 2 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 390 (52.92%) Cisco
2 170 (23.07%) Microsoft
3 106 (14.38%) CheckPoint
4 95 (12.89%) VMware
5 90 (12.21%) Citrix
6 76 (10.31%) Juniper
7 70 (9.50%) Avaya
8 48 (6.51%) F5
9 47 (6.38%) HP
10 35 (4.75%) McAfee
11 28 (3.80%) Blue Coat
11 28 (3.80%) Symantec
12 27 (3.66%) SolarWinds
13 26 (3.53%) Mitel
14 20 (2.71%) Nortel
14 20 (2.71%) Nokia
15 19 (2.58%) Remedy
15 19 (2.58%) Apple
15 19 (2.58%) Fortinet
15 19 (2.58%) Riverbed
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