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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 263 284 235
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -49
Contract jobs citing VoIP 495 392 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.70% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.03% 4.79% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 206 242
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 55 30
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £13.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.35 £35.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% +8.88%

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
8211 8177 7143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.82% 14.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4684 4427 3853
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +21 455 £355 +10.07% 121
London +40 176 £400 +23.07% 51
South East -42 88 £375 +13.20% 22
South West +29 42 £315 - 12
City of London -1 39 £450 +41.17% 11
North West -11 38 £325 -4.27% 9
East of England -7 36 £250 +31.57% 6
Yorkshire -7 35 £260 +38.66% 8
Berkshire -5 32 £350 +6.06% 6
Manchester +1 22 £300 - 5
Surrey +3 21 £363 +0.69% 6
Cambridge -13 21 £190 -38.70%
Cambridgeshire -24 21 £190 -40.15% 2
Hampshire +4 19 £388 +19.23% 1
South Yorkshire +2 19 £260 - 2
West Midlands -4 18 £356 -10.15% 8
Wales -7 16 £350 -15.15% 2
Dorset +7 13 - - 5
Wiltshire +6 13 £363 - 2
Sheffield - 13 £268 - 2
Reading -6 12 £338 -10.00% 6
Southampton - 12 £388 -
Swindon +3 11 £275 - 1
Scotland -10 11 £180 +10.76% 7
South Wales -11 9 £350 -15.15% 2
East Midlands -8 8 £350 +16.66% 4
North East -18 8 £469 +70.45% 3
West Yorkshire -29 8 £350 +86.66% 5
Guildford +3 7 £400 +11.11%
North Wales +1 7 - -

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 484 (54.02%) Cisco
2 295 (32.92%) WAN
3 287 (32.03%) Firewall
4 282 (31.47%) Cisco Certification
5 269 (30.02%) Windows
6 267 (29.80%) LAN
7 182 (20.31%) Wireless
8 179 (19.98%) CCNP
9 165 (18.42%) Active Directory
9 165 (18.42%) VPN
10 161 (17.97%) Microsoft
11 150 (16.74%) Telecoms
12 140 (15.63%) CCNA
13 139 (15.51%) ITIL
14 136 (15.18%) TCP/IP
15 131 (14.62%) MPLS
16 120 (13.39%) CheckPoint
16 120 (13.39%) Data Centre
17 117 (13.06%) VMware
18 108 (12.05%) Linux
19 107 (11.94%) Network Security
20 106 (11.83%) VLAN
21 105 (11.72%) OSPF
21 105 (11.72%) Avaya
21 105 (11.72%) Cisco ASA
22 99 (11.05%) BGP
22 99 (11.05%) DNS
23 95 (10.60%) Citrix
24 91 (10.16%) Network Design
25 85 (9.49%) DHCP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 58 (6.47%) MS Exchange
2 55 (6.14%) Lync
3 40 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (2.57%) CMS
6 13 (1.45%) IIS
6 13 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.45%) Apache
10 3 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.11%) Zope
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 81 (9.04%) MS Office
2 63 (7.03%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.12%) MS Project
4 10 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.01%) Office 365
2 9 (1.00%) SaaS
3 8 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.78%) PaaS
5 6 (0.67%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.45%) IaaS
7 4 (0.45%) Yammer
8 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 295 (32.92%) WAN
2 287 (32.03%) Firewall
3 267 (29.80%) LAN
4 182 (20.31%) Wireless
5 165 (18.42%) VPN
6 136 (15.18%) TCP/IP
7 131 (14.62%) MPLS
8 107 (11.94%) Network Security
9 106 (11.83%) VLAN
10 105 (11.72%) Cisco ASA
10 105 (11.72%) OSPF
11 99 (11.05%) BGP
11 99 (11.05%) DNS
12 85 (9.49%) DHCP
13 78 (8.71%) IPsec
14 73 (8.15%) EIGRP
15 64 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
16 63 (7.03%) SAN
17 60 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
18 59 (6.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.89%) MySQL
3 5 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.11%) DTS
7 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.22%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.22%) Subversion
4 2 (0.22%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.11%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) GCC
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) Android Studio
General
1 150 (16.74%) Telecoms
2 75 (8.37%) Finance
3 25 (2.79%) Banking
4 18 (2.01%) Legal
5 14 (1.56%) Local Government
5 14 (1.56%) Military
6 10 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.12%) Retail
7 9 (1.00%) Law
7 9 (1.00%) Back Office
7 9 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.67%) Billing
8 6 (0.67%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.56%) Electronics
10 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.45%) Front Office
11 3 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Games
12 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 215 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 90 (10.04%) Analyst
3 81 (9.04%) Architect
4 72 (8.04%) Project Manager
5 69 (7.70%) Support Engineer
6 49 (5.47%) Voice Engineer
7 43 (4.80%) Senior Network Engineer
8 42 (4.69%) Support Analyst
9 40 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
10 37 (4.13%) Consultant
11 33 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
12 31 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
12 31 (3.46%) VoIP Engineer
13 28 (3.13%) Network Architect
14 26 (2.90%) Avaya Engineer
15 25 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support
15 25 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
16 24 (2.68%) Service Analyst
16 24 (2.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 23 (2.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.13%) 802.1X
2 24 (2.68%) Middleware
3 18 (2.01%) XMPP
4 15 (1.67%) CSS
5 12 (1.34%) Web Services
6 6 (0.67%) SOAP
6 6 (0.67%) JSON
7 5 (0.56%) WSDL
8 3 (0.33%) HTML
9 2 (0.22%) .NET
9 2 (0.22%) XML
9 2 (0.22%) RESTful
10 1 (0.11%) Twisted
10 1 (0.11%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.11%) REST
10 1 (0.11%) CGI
10 1 (0.11%) COM
10 1 (0.11%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.11%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 120 (13.39%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.70%) Video Conferencing
3 49 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.69%) IVR
5 31 (3.46%) Computer Science
6 30 (3.35%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (2.12%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.79%) Clustering
10 13 (1.45%) NHS
10 13 (1.45%) Replication
11 12 (1.34%) Handset
11 12 (1.34%) iPhone
12 9 (1.00%) iPad
12 9 (1.00%) Statistics
13 5 (0.56%) CMDB
14 4 (0.45%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.45%) Life Science
14 4 (0.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 269 (30.02%) Windows
2 108 (12.05%) Linux
3 73 (8.15%) Windows 7
4 69 (7.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (5.80%) UNIX
7 45 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 24 (2.68%) Solaris
10 23 (2.57%) Android
11 17 (1.90%) Mac OS X
12 16 (1.79%) Windows 8
13 14 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.78%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.78%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.45%) CentOS
17 4 (0.45%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (15.51%) ITIL
2 91 (10.16%) Network Design
3 81 (9.04%) Project Management
4 74 (8.26%) Load Balancing
5 56 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 47 (5.25%) Migration
7 46 (5.13%) Service Management
8 45 (5.02%) Network Management
9 40 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (3.35%) Change Management
12 29 (3.24%) Network Architecture
13 27 (3.01%) WAN Optimisation
14 25 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
14 25 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
14 25 (2.79%) Service Delivery
15 23 (2.57%) Configuration Management
15 23 (2.57%) DDoS Mitigation
16 22 (2.46%) Information Security
17 21 (2.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (6.36%) SQL
2 15 (1.67%) Java
3 14 (1.56%) Perl
4 13 (1.45%) Python
5 12 (1.34%) C++
5 12 (1.34%) VB
5 12 (1.34%) C
6 6 (0.67%) C#
7 5 (0.56%) Tcl
8 4 (0.45%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.45%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.33%) PHP
9 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.11%) Ruby
11 1 (0.11%) Erlang
11 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 282 (31.47%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (19.98%) CCNP
3 140 (15.63%) CCNA
4 78 (8.71%) Security Cleared
5 74 (8.26%) Degree
6 47 (5.25%) SC Cleared
7 36 (4.02%) CCVP
8 29 (3.24%) CCIE
8 29 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (2.12%) MCSE
10 16 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (1.56%) CCDP
11 14 (1.56%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.45%) MCSA
13 10 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.00%) HND
15 8 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.78%) CCSA
16 7 (0.78%) MCP
16 7 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (7.70%) SLA
2 8 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.78%) QA
4 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) TickIT
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 165 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 61 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.57%) vSphere
4 17 (1.90%) ProxySG
5 15 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.45%) XenApp
7 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.45%) Firmware
8 4 (0.45%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.45%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.33%) XenServer
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.33%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.11%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 60 (6.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (4.02%) SCCM
3 33 (3.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 19 (2.12%) RANCID
5 17 (1.90%) Cisco UCCE
6 16 (1.79%) CiscoWorks
7 14 (1.56%) Control-M
7 14 (1.56%) BladeLogic
7 14 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (1.34%) Cisco IPCC
9 9 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.67%) SCOM
11 5 (0.56%) NetCrunch
11 5 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
11 5 (0.56%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.45%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.33%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.33%) WSUS
13 3 (0.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 484 (54.02%) Cisco
2 161 (17.97%) Microsoft
3 120 (13.39%) CheckPoint
4 117 (13.06%) VMware
5 105 (11.72%) Avaya
6 95 (10.60%) Citrix
7 78 (8.71%) Juniper
8 75 (8.37%) SolarWinds
8 75 (8.37%) F5
9 59 (6.58%) Oracle
10 56 (6.25%) HP
11 47 (5.25%) Blue Coat
12 29 (3.24%) Nortel
13 28 (3.13%) Nokia
14 27 (3.01%) Fortinet
14 27 (3.01%) Mitel
15 25 (2.79%) Polycom
15 25 (2.79%) Infoblox
16 24 (2.68%) Symantec
17 20 (2.23%) Riverbed
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Skye Group
Rate: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum - 18 Month FT Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
South Croydon, Surrey
Whitgift School
Rate: 3 month contract @ £200-£300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago