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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 275 279 242
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -37
Contract jobs citing VoIP 412 372 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.69% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 5.19% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 205 177
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £128 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 25 46
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.90 £15.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -13.37%

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
8032 7164 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.22% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4510 3914 3417
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 393 544
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -16.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -9 384 £325 - 170
London +2 135 £325 -7.14% 53
South East -24 107 £310 -7.46% 51
Berkshire -4 44 £280 +23.07% 10
East of England +34 41 £250 +47.05% 14
City of London +5 30 £338 -10.00% 15
South West +20 24 £305 +22.00% 15
West Midlands +2 24 £331 -19.20% 8
North West -1 22 £300 +2.12% 16
Cambridgeshire +24 21 £288 - 3
Hampshire +9 19 £450 - 10
East Midlands +9 19 £400 +61.61% 3
Reading -11 17 £288 -11.53% 6
Cambridge - 17 £325 - 2
Scotland +5 16 £275 +113.59% 10
Surrey +15 13 £298 +140.40% 15
Manchester +6 13 £280 +124.00% 11
Yorkshire -12 12 £350 +36.58% 6
Oxfordshire -10 10 £361 -6.16% 1
Leicestershire +6 9 £400 +61.61%
East Sussex - 9 £275 - 4
Leicester +13 8 £400 +61.61%
Guildford +8 8 £300 -21.56% 4
Essex +2 8 £300 +76.47% 3
Gloucestershire 0 8 £483 - 2
Staffordshire +4 7 £400 - 2
Edinburgh +4 7 £303 +134.95% 3
Hook -1 7 £528 +19.88%
Shropshire -4 7 £325 -22.61%
West Yorkshire -10 7 £350 +21.73% 5

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 393 (51.17%) Cisco
2 251 (32.68%) WAN
3 250 (32.55%) Firewall
4 235 (30.60%) Windows
5 227 (29.56%) LAN
5 227 (29.56%) Cisco Certification
6 164 (21.35%) Microsoft
7 152 (19.79%) VPN
8 150 (19.53%) Active Directory
9 132 (17.19%) TCP/IP
10 126 (16.41%) Wireless
11 121 (15.76%) CCNA
12 119 (15.49%) Telecoms
13 118 (15.36%) CCNP
14 109 (14.19%) Data Centre
15 108 (14.06%) ITIL
16 106 (13.80%) VMware
17 102 (13.28%) Citrix
18 95 (12.37%) MPLS
19 90 (11.72%) DNS
20 88 (11.46%) MS Exchange
20 88 (11.46%) Network Security
21 81 (10.55%) Cisco ASA
22 80 (10.42%) Linux
23 79 (10.29%) F5
24 76 (9.90%) Avaya
24 76 (9.90%) VLAN
25 75 (9.77%) OSPF
26 71 (9.24%) DHCP
26 71 (9.24%) Finance

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 88 (11.46%) MS Exchange
2 52 (6.77%) Lync
3 37 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 17 (2.21%) CMS
6 16 (2.08%) IIS
7 14 (1.82%) IBM Notes
8 13 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.26%) Drupal
13 2 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.26%) SAS
14 1 (0.13%) Zope
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.13%) Apache
14 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 70 (9.11%) MS Excel
2 68 (8.85%) MS Office
3 14 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.30%) MS Project
5 6 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.65%) Office 365
2 9 (1.17%) Google Apps
2 9 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.65%) SaaS
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.39%) IaaS
7 2 (0.26%) Yammer
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 251 (32.68%) WAN
2 250 (32.55%) Firewall
3 227 (29.56%) LAN
4 152 (19.79%) VPN
5 132 (17.19%) TCP/IP
6 126 (16.41%) Wireless
7 95 (12.37%) MPLS
8 90 (11.72%) DNS
9 88 (11.46%) Network Security
10 81 (10.55%) Cisco ASA
11 76 (9.90%) VLAN
12 75 (9.77%) OSPF
13 71 (9.24%) DHCP
14 66 (8.59%) BGP
15 65 (8.46%) SAN
16 63 (8.20%) IP Telephony
17 57 (7.42%) Internet
18 48 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
19 47 (6.12%) IPsec
20 46 (5.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.39%) MySQL
3 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.13%) DTS
5 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.13%) Subversion
4 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 119 (15.49%) Telecoms
2 71 (9.24%) Finance
3 13 (1.69%) Banking
3 13 (1.69%) Retail
4 11 (1.43%) Local Government
5 8 (1.04%) Games
5 8 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.91%) Multimedia
7 5 (0.65%) Billing
8 4 (0.52%) Military
9 3 (0.39%) Law
9 3 (0.39%) Legal
9 3 (0.39%) Front Office
9 3 (0.39%) Back Office
9 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.39%) Marketing
9 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.39%) French Language
9 3 (0.39%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 167 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 84 (10.94%) Analyst
3 73 (9.51%) Support Engineer
4 66 (8.59%) Architect
5 58 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 43 (5.60%) Consultant
6 43 (5.60%) Support Analyst
7 42 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (4.30%) Voice Engineer
9 31 (4.04%) VoIP Engineer
10 29 (3.78%) Cisco Engineer
10 29 (3.78%) Design Engineer
11 28 (3.65%) Network Support
12 26 (3.39%) IT Support
12 26 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 25 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (3.26%) Network Architect
14 23 (2.99%) Senior Network Engineer
15 22 (2.86%) Administrator
16 21 (2.73%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.17%) XMPP
1 9 (1.17%) CSS
2 7 (0.91%) Middleware
3 4 (0.52%) Web Services
4 3 (0.39%) LAMP
4 3 (0.39%) HTML
5 2 (0.26%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.26%) SOAP
5 2 (0.26%) XML
6 1 (0.13%) ISPF
6 1 (0.13%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.13%) Flash
6 1 (0.13%) JSP
6 1 (0.13%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) VXML
6 1 (0.13%) OCX
6 1 (0.13%) WSRP
6 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 109 (14.19%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
3 45 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.91%) IVR
5 27 (3.52%) Blackberry
6 24 (3.13%) Clustering
7 23 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 22 (2.86%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.21%) Replication
10 15 (1.95%) Handset
11 14 (1.82%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.56%) iPhone
13 11 (1.43%) NHS
14 10 (1.30%) Hedge funds
15 8 (1.04%) iSeries
16 7 (0.91%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.91%) iPad
17 6 (0.78%) Online Games
18 5 (0.65%) Statistics
18 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 235 (30.60%) Windows
2 80 (10.42%) Linux
3 71 (9.24%) Windows 7
4 67 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (4.69%) UNIX
8 34 (4.43%) Windows XP
9 19 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.08%) Solaris
11 12 (1.56%) Android
11 12 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.17%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.17%) CentOS
13 7 (0.91%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.78%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.52%) VMS
17 3 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (14.06%) ITIL
2 61 (7.94%) Load Balancing
3 58 (7.55%) Project Management
4 52 (6.77%) Network Design
5 42 (5.47%) PRINCE2
6 36 (4.69%) Service Management
6 36 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (4.17%) Migration
8 31 (4.04%) Configuration Management
9 28 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
10 27 (3.52%) Network Management
11 23 (2.99%) Change Management
11 23 (2.99%) DDoS Mitigation
12 22 (2.86%) Service Delivery
13 21 (2.73%) Incident Management
14 20 (2.60%) Mentoring
14 20 (2.60%) E-Commerce
15 18 (2.34%) Capacity Planning
16 17 (2.21%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.69%) SQL
2 12 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 6 (0.78%) Java
3 6 (0.78%) C
4 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.26%) C++
6 1 (0.13%) Python
6 1 (0.13%) C#
6 1 (0.13%) VB
6 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.13%) Erlang
6 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 227 (29.56%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (15.76%) CCNA
3 118 (15.36%) CCNP
4 57 (7.42%) Degree
5 51 (6.64%) Security Cleared
6 46 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 39 (5.08%) CCIE
8 29 (3.78%) SC Cleared
9 27 (3.52%) MCSE
10 21 (2.73%) CCVP
10 21 (2.73%) DV Cleared
11 17 (2.21%) CCDP
12 15 (1.95%) MCSA
13 13 (1.69%) MCITP
14 10 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.30%) MCP
15 8 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.04%) JNCIA
16 7 (0.91%) MCTS
16 7 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.99%) SLA
2 8 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (0.52%) QA
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.13%) TickIT
6 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 150 (19.53%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.52%) vSphere
4 14 (1.82%) Terminal Services
5 13 (1.69%) XenApp
6 12 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.56%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.43%) Firmware
8 8 (1.04%) ProxySG
9 7 (0.91%) NFS
10 6 (0.78%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.52%) vCloud
11 4 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.26%) XenServer
13 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.26%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.26%) Xen
14 1 (0.13%) Squid
14 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 41 (5.34%) SCCM
2 39 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (2.60%) Cisco UCCE
3 20 (2.60%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (2.08%) Cisco IPCC
5 15 (1.95%) RANCID
6 12 (1.56%) FortiGate
6 12 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
7 11 (1.43%) SCOM
8 7 (0.91%) BladeLogic
8 7 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (0.91%) Control-M
9 5 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.39%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.39%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.39%) WSUS
10 3 (0.39%) Puppet
10 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.39%) SCSM
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 393 (51.17%) Cisco
2 164 (21.35%) Microsoft
3 106 (13.80%) VMware
4 102 (13.28%) Citrix
5 79 (10.29%) F5
6 76 (9.90%) Avaya
7 69 (8.98%) Juniper
7 69 (8.98%) CheckPoint
8 48 (6.25%) HP
9 41 (5.34%) SolarWinds
10 34 (4.43%) Oracle
11 24 (3.13%) Nortel
12 22 (2.86%) Mitel
12 22 (2.86%) Blue Coat
13 21 (2.73%) Nokia
14 18 (2.34%) Symantec
15 17 (2.21%) McAfee
16 15 (1.95%) Infoblox
17 14 (1.82%) Lotus
17 14 (1.82%) Apple
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