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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 259 270 183
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -87
Contract jobs citing VoIP 420 337 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.71% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 4.65% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 161 324
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £176 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £289 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.37 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% -8.72%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -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 17 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 17 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 17 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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 +4 383 £325 +8.33% 169
London +17 167 £350 +7.69% 62
South East +15 126 £313 - 49
Berkshire +30 60 £209 -35.76% 14
City of London -7 37 £352 +22.43% 15
Reading +13 28 £280 - 10
Hampshire -5 21 £435 +51.30% 8
South West -33 19 £250 -6.54% 15
West Midlands -9 18 £395 +54.14% 7
Buckinghamshire -8 17 £400 +68.42% 9
East of England -47 17 £170 -30.96% 10
Milton Keynes -11 15 £400 +68.42% 7
Scotland -16 12 £129 -70.62% 6
West Sussex +2 11 £310 -9.48% 1
North West -18 11 £300 -4.00% 8
Yorkshire -10 10 £288 -4.16% 5
Surrey -9 8 £128 -66.00% 11
Bristol -12 8 - - 4
Essex -17 8 £170 -24.34% 1
Edinburgh -18 8 £123 - 4
East Midlands -18 8 £288 -11.53% 11
West Yorkshire -19 8 £288 +19.79% 3
Leeds - 8 £288 - 1
Colchester - 8 £170 -
Slough +10 7 £310 -21.01% 3
South Wales - 7 £325 - 2
Wales - 7 £325 - 2
Shropshire +2 6 £420 +34.40%
Devon -6 6 £425 +58.87% 1
Manchester -11 6 £275 +19.43% 2

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 409 (53.26%) Cisco
2 247 (32.16%) Cisco Certification
3 246 (32.03%) WAN
4 245 (31.90%) Windows
5 226 (29.43%) Firewall
6 211 (27.47%) LAN
7 171 (22.27%) Microsoft
8 166 (21.61%) Active Directory
9 151 (19.66%) ITIL
10 150 (19.53%) CCNP
11 147 (19.14%) MPLS
12 140 (18.23%) VPN
13 117 (15.23%) Wireless
14 114 (14.84%) MS Exchange
15 113 (14.71%) Telecoms
16 112 (14.58%) Finance
16 112 (14.58%) TCP/IP
16 112 (14.58%) CheckPoint
17 107 (13.93%) CCNA
18 98 (12.76%) VMware
19 97 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 97 (12.63%) Windows 7
20 96 (12.50%) DNS
21 94 (12.24%) Citrix
22 86 (11.20%) MS Office
22 86 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
23 85 (11.07%) BGP
24 84 (10.94%) Juniper
25 77 (10.03%) Project Management
25 77 (10.03%) Avaya

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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
1 114 (14.84%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.16%) Lync
3 51 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 28 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 23 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (1.69%) Apache
8 13 (1.69%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.91%) IIS
9 7 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (0.78%) CMS
11 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.39%) Node.js
13 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 86 (11.20%) MS Office
2 63 (8.20%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.43%) MS Project
4 8 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.13%) CATIA
6 1 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.13%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) assyst
2 3 (0.39%) Maximo
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.13%) Agresso
4 1 (0.13%) Infinys
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.34%) Office 365
2 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.78%) SaaS
3 5 (0.65%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 246 (32.03%) WAN
2 226 (29.43%) Firewall
3 211 (27.47%) LAN
4 147 (19.14%) MPLS
5 140 (18.23%) VPN
6 117 (15.23%) Wireless
7 112 (14.58%) TCP/IP
8 96 (12.50%) DNS
9 86 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
10 85 (11.07%) BGP
11 73 (9.51%) Network Security
12 70 (9.11%) OSPF
13 60 (7.81%) DHCP
14 59 (7.68%) Internet
14 59 (7.68%) IP Telephony
15 56 (7.29%) EIGRP
16 55 (7.16%) Unified Communications
16 55 (7.16%) Cisco Nexus
17 50 (6.51%) Ethernet
18 46 (5.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.04%) MySQL
4 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.39%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.26%) MS Access
7 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.13%) Subversion
2 1 (0.13%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Selenium
2 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.13%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.13%) Hudson
2 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 112 (14.58%) Finance
3 53 (6.90%) Banking
4 16 (2.08%) Billing
5 15 (1.95%) Advertising
6 12 (1.56%) French Language
7 10 (1.30%) Local Government
8 9 (1.17%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.04%) Law
9 8 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.91%) Legal
10 7 (0.91%) Marketing
10 7 (0.91%) Retail
10 7 (0.91%) German Language
11 5 (0.65%) Front Office
11 5 (0.65%) Back Office
12 4 (0.52%) Military
12 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 153 (19.92%) Network Engineer
2 106 (13.80%) Analyst
3 67 (8.72%) Project Manager
4 64 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 50 (6.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 47 (6.12%) Architect
7 46 (5.99%) Consultant
8 39 (5.08%) Network Support
9 38 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 38 (4.95%) Voice Engineer
10 29 (3.78%) Support Analyst
11 27 (3.52%) Service Analyst
12 26 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
13 25 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
13 25 (3.26%) Desktop Support
14 24 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
14 24 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
14 24 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 23 (2.99%) VoIP Engineer
16 22 (2.86%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.21%) CSS
2 11 (1.43%) XMPP
3 9 (1.17%) .NET
4 5 (0.65%) HTML
5 4 (0.52%) WebRTC
5 4 (0.52%) HTML5
6 3 (0.39%) Web Services
6 3 (0.39%) EDI
7 2 (0.26%) Middleware
7 2 (0.26%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.26%) XML
7 2 (0.26%) SOAP
7 2 (0.26%) LAMP
8 1 (0.13%) WinForms
8 1 (0.13%) REST
8 1 (0.13%) STL
8 1 (0.13%) ODBC
8 1 (0.13%) MFC
8 1 (0.13%) ATL
8 1 (0.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.55%) Blackberry
2 43 (5.60%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (3.52%) Handset
4 25 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.95%) Hedge funds
6 13 (1.69%) NHS
7 12 (1.56%) IVR
7 12 (1.56%) PKI
8 11 (1.43%) EqualLogic
9 10 (1.30%) Clustering
9 10 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.30%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.30%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.17%) Replication
11 8 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.04%) Open Source
12 7 (0.91%) CCTV
13 6 (0.78%) iPhone
13 6 (0.78%) e-Health
13 6 (0.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 245 (31.90%) Windows
2 97 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 97 (12.63%) Windows 7
3 73 (9.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (7.42%) Windows XP
5 45 (5.86%) Linux
6 20 (2.60%) Mac OS X
6 20 (2.60%) Android
7 17 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.17%) UNIX
8 9 (1.17%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.65%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.26%) HPUX
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (19.66%) ITIL
2 77 (10.03%) Project Management
3 55 (7.16%) PRINCE2
4 41 (5.34%) Migration
5 38 (4.95%) Network Design
6 37 (4.82%) Incident Management
7 35 (4.56%) Change Management
8 34 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (4.30%) Network Management
10 30 (3.91%) WAN Optimisation
11 25 (3.26%) Service Delivery
12 23 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
13 22 (2.86%) Problem Management
14 20 (2.60%) Load Balancing
15 19 (2.47%) Service Management
15 19 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (1.95%) Network Architecture
16 15 (1.95%) Time Management
16 15 (1.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (6.64%) SQL
2 21 (2.73%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.82%) C
4 10 (1.30%) C++
4 10 (1.30%) Java
5 7 (0.91%) Perl
6 5 (0.65%) PHP
6 5 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.52%) C#
8 3 (0.39%) Python
8 3 (0.39%) Ruby
9 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.26%) Tcl
9 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.26%) AppleScript
10 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.13%) AWK
10 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.13%) C-shell
10 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 247 (32.16%) Cisco Certification
2 150 (19.53%) CCNP
3 107 (13.93%) CCNA
4 64 (8.33%) CCIE
5 54 (7.03%) Security Cleared
6 48 (6.25%) Degree
7 43 (5.60%) SC Cleared
8 38 (4.95%) CCDP
9 36 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (3.39%) CCVP
11 22 (2.86%) MCSE
12 20 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (2.34%) MCSA
14 11 (1.43%) ISEB
14 11 (1.43%) PMI Certification
15 10 (1.30%) CISSP
15 10 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 8 (1.04%) Check Point Certification
17 8 (1.04%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.60%) SLA
2 15 (1.95%) QA
3 11 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.52%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 166 (21.61%) Active Directory
2 74 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.52%) vSphere
4 18 (2.34%) VMware ESX
5 11 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.17%) XenApp
6 9 (1.17%) NFS
7 8 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (1.04%) UAG
8 7 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.26%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.26%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.13%) Xen
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 56 (7.29%) SCCM
2 43 (5.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (3.52%) Backup Exec
4 24 (3.13%) SCOM
5 23 (2.99%) Cisco UCCX
6 16 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
7 14 (1.82%) FortiGate
8 13 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
9 9 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.91%) Cacti
10 7 (0.91%) OpenNMS
11 6 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.52%) Puppet
12 4 (0.52%) ARCserve
13 3 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
13 3 (0.39%) WSUS
14 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 409 (53.26%) Cisco
2 171 (22.27%) Microsoft
3 112 (14.58%) CheckPoint
4 98 (12.76%) VMware
5 94 (12.24%) Citrix
6 84 (10.94%) Juniper
7 77 (10.03%) Avaya
8 51 (6.64%) F5
9 50 (6.51%) HP
10 39 (5.08%) Mitel
11 37 (4.82%) McAfee
12 30 (3.91%) Blue Coat
12 30 (3.91%) SolarWinds
13 29 (3.78%) Symantec
14 26 (3.39%) Nortel
15 23 (2.99%) BT
16 21 (2.73%) Fortinet
16 21 (2.73%) Dell
16 21 (2.73%) Riverbed
17 20 (2.60%) Remedy
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hudson - London
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 to £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lytham St. Annes
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Renfrewshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £240.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago