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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 256 280 212
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -68
Contract jobs citing VoIP 446 367 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.68% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.57% 5.03% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 198 232
Average daily rate
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£350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £308 £298
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 47
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -30.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £12.90 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -32.65%

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
8010 7295 7035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.28% 13.55% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 3939 3567
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 383 531
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +20 410 £355 +10.93% 174
London +13 165 £375 +11.94% 61
South East -34 96 £369 +6.88% 44
East of England +22 40 £300 +71.42% 11
City of London -1 38 £425 +13.33% 16
Berkshire -13 35 £331 +1.92% 7
South West +18 29 £315 +5.00% 16
North West -12 24 £300 +19.88% 19
West Midlands +10 23 £383 +19.53% 11
Cambridgeshire +8 21 £130 -48.00% 4
Hampshire +8 20 £388 - 16
Cambridge +3 19 £130 -48.00% 3
Scotland +12 18 £180 +28.57% 5
Manchester -3 17 £300 - 11
East Midlands +3 16 £400 +29.03% 2
Reading -4 16 £313 -7.40% 2
Surrey -4 15 £300 +36.36% 11
Yorkshire -13 11 £450 +174.80% 6
Guildford +6 10 £350 -8.49% 2
Staffordshire +5 10 £400 - 1
Leicestershire +6 9 £400 +25.00%
Leicester +15 8 £400 +25.00%
Kingston Upon Thames +9 8 £275 - 4
Southampton +6 8 £388 - 4
Shropshire +1 8 £313 -25.59% 1
Oxfordshire -24 8 £375 -2.59% 1
Aberdeen - 8 £180 - 1
Telford +6 7 £324 -22.91% 1
Wiltshire +6 7 £475 -
Essex -1 7 £425 +153.73%

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 436 (52.03%) Cisco
2 276 (32.94%) WAN
3 272 (32.46%) Firewall
4 261 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
5 259 (30.91%) Windows
6 251 (29.95%) LAN
7 161 (19.21%) Microsoft
8 159 (18.97%) Active Directory
9 155 (18.50%) Wireless
10 154 (18.38%) CCNP
11 153 (18.26%) VPN
12 146 (17.42%) Telecoms
13 129 (15.39%) TCP/IP
13 129 (15.39%) CCNA
14 115 (13.72%) Data Centre
15 107 (12.77%) MPLS
15 107 (12.77%) VMware
16 105 (12.53%) ITIL
17 103 (12.29%) Avaya
18 101 (12.05%) DNS
19 100 (11.93%) Linux
20 98 (11.69%) Citrix
20 98 (11.69%) CheckPoint
21 97 (11.58%) Network Security
22 90 (10.74%) Cisco ASA
23 85 (10.14%) VLAN
24 83 (9.90%) DHCP
25 80 (9.55%) OSPF
26 78 (9.31%) MS Exchange
26 78 (9.31%) F5

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 78 (9.31%) MS Exchange
2 51 (6.09%) Lync
3 34 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.63%) CMS
6 18 (2.15%) IIS
7 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.31%) IBM Notes
8 11 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.36%) Apache
12 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.12%) Drupal
13 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.12%) Zope
13 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 70 (8.35%) MS Office
1 70 (8.35%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (1.43%) MS Project
4 6 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.12%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.94%) Office 365
2 10 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.95%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.84%) SaaS
6 4 (0.48%) IaaS
6 4 (0.48%) Yammer
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 276 (32.94%) WAN
2 272 (32.46%) Firewall
3 251 (29.95%) LAN
4 155 (18.50%) Wireless
5 153 (18.26%) VPN
6 129 (15.39%) TCP/IP
7 107 (12.77%) MPLS
8 101 (12.05%) DNS
9 97 (11.58%) Network Security
10 90 (10.74%) Cisco ASA
11 85 (10.14%) VLAN
12 83 (9.90%) DHCP
13 80 (9.55%) OSPF
14 76 (9.07%) SAN
15 70 (8.35%) BGP
16 62 (7.40%) IP Telephony
17 56 (6.68%) Cisco Nexus
18 54 (6.44%) Internet
19 53 (6.32%) IPsec
19 53 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.72%) MySQL
3 5 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.12%) DTS
6 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.36%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.24%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.12%) JIRA
5 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.12%) GCC
5 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
General
1 146 (17.42%) Telecoms
2 68 (8.11%) Finance
3 13 (1.55%) Local Government
4 11 (1.31%) Retail
5 10 (1.19%) Banking
6 8 (0.95%) Legal
7 7 (0.84%) Billing
8 6 (0.72%) Multimedia
8 6 (0.72%) Games
8 6 (0.72%) Military
9 5 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.60%) Law
10 4 (0.48%) Back Office
11 3 (0.36%) Electronics
11 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.36%) Front Office
11 3 (0.36%) French Language
11 3 (0.36%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 185 (22.08%) Network Engineer
2 90 (10.74%) Analyst
3 74 (8.83%) Support Engineer
4 64 (7.64%) Architect
5 59 (7.04%) Project Manager
6 48 (5.73%) Voice Engineer
7 44 (5.25%) Support Analyst
8 43 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 38 (4.53%) Consultant
9 38 (4.53%) VoIP Engineer
10 31 (3.70%) Design Engineer
10 31 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
11 28 (3.34%) Senior Network Engineer
11 28 (3.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (3.34%) Avaya Engineer
12 27 (3.22%) Network Support
12 27 (3.22%) Network Architect
13 25 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
14 23 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.79%) Middleware
2 13 (1.55%) CSS
3 11 (1.31%) XMPP
4 4 (0.48%) Web Services
5 3 (0.36%) HTML
6 2 (0.24%) SOAP
6 2 (0.24%) XML
6 2 (0.24%) LAMP
6 2 (0.24%) RESTful
7 1 (0.12%) Twisted
7 1 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.12%) OCX
7 1 (0.12%) VXML
7 1 (0.12%) ISPF
7 1 (0.12%) JSON
7 1 (0.12%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.12%) WSRP
7 1 (0.12%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 115 (13.72%) Data Centre
2 59 (7.04%) Video Conferencing
3 50 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.77%) IVR
5 25 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 24 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (2.27%) Clustering
9 17 (2.03%) Replication
10 15 (1.79%) Handset
11 14 (1.67%) iPhone
12 9 (1.07%) iPad
12 9 (1.07%) NHS
13 7 (0.84%) iSeries
13 7 (0.84%) Statistics
14 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (0.60%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.48%) Fat Client
16 4 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 259 (30.91%) Windows
2 100 (11.93%) Linux
3 71 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (8.47%) Windows 7
4 57 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (6.09%) UNIX
6 49 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (5.13%) Windows XP
8 23 (2.74%) Solaris
9 19 (2.27%) Windows 8
10 15 (1.79%) Android
11 14 (1.67%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (1.07%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.95%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.48%) VMS
16 3 (0.36%) CentOS
16 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (12.53%) ITIL
2 68 (8.11%) Network Design
2 68 (8.11%) Load Balancing
3 59 (7.04%) Project Management
4 43 (5.13%) PRINCE2
4 43 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (4.65%) Migration
6 38 (4.53%) Service Management
7 31 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (3.46%) Network Management
9 26 (3.10%) Configuration Management
10 24 (2.86%) Service Delivery
11 23 (2.74%) Change Management
12 22 (2.63%) Incident Management
12 22 (2.63%) Network Architecture
13 21 (2.51%) Capacity Planning
13 21 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
14 20 (2.39%) DDoS Mitigation
14 20 (2.39%) Mentoring
15 19 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 41 (4.89%) SQL
2 12 (1.43%) Java
3 9 (1.07%) C
4 8 (0.95%) C++
4 8 (0.95%) PowerShell
5 7 (0.84%) Python
6 5 (0.60%) VB
6 5 (0.60%) Perl
7 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.36%) PHP
8 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.36%) C#
9 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.24%) Tcl
10 1 (0.12%) Erlang
10 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 261 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
2 154 (18.38%) CCNP
3 129 (15.39%) CCNA
4 65 (7.76%) Degree
5 61 (7.28%) Security Cleared
6 42 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (4.30%) SC Cleared
8 33 (3.94%) CCIE
9 27 (3.22%) CCVP
10 24 (2.86%) MCSE
11 16 (1.91%) MCSA
11 16 (1.91%) CCDP
11 16 (1.91%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.19%) MCITP
13 9 (1.07%) ISEB
13 9 (1.07%) MCP
14 8 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.95%) JNCIA
15 7 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.80%) SLA
2 8 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.72%) QA
5 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) TickIT
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 159 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.34%) vSphere
4 17 (2.03%) ProxySG
5 13 (1.55%) XenApp
6 12 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.31%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.72%) Firmware
10 5 (0.60%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.48%) NFS
11 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.24%) XenServer
13 2 (0.24%) Xen
13 2 (0.24%) vCloud
14 1 (0.12%) Openswan
14 1 (0.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 52 (6.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 40 (4.77%) SCCM
3 28 (3.34%) Cisco UCCX
4 19 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
5 16 (1.91%) RANCID
6 14 (1.67%) BladeLogic
6 14 (1.67%) Control-M
6 14 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (1.67%) Cisco IPCC
7 13 (1.55%) CiscoWorks
8 8 (0.95%) SCOM
9 6 (0.72%) NetCrunch
10 5 (0.60%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.48%) Puppet
11 4 (0.48%) WSUS
11 4 (0.48%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.48%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.36%) Iperf
Vendors
1 436 (52.03%) Cisco
2 161 (19.21%) Microsoft
3 107 (12.77%) VMware
4 103 (12.29%) Avaya
5 98 (11.69%) Citrix
5 98 (11.69%) CheckPoint
6 78 (9.31%) F5
7 66 (7.88%) Juniper
8 52 (6.21%) Oracle
9 50 (5.97%) HP
10 42 (5.01%) SolarWinds
11 41 (4.89%) Blue Coat
12 34 (4.06%) Nortel
13 32 (3.82%) Nokia
14 25 (2.98%) Symantec
15 22 (2.63%) Fortinet
16 21 (2.51%) Mitel
17 19 (2.27%) Polycom
18 18 (2.15%) McAfee
19 17 (2.03%) Tandberg
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
North London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £70k - 80k per year + v good bens
Posted: Yesterday
Waterlooville
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day + benefits - extension
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Talent International
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Boston Hale
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago