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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 269 260 219
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -41
Contract jobs citing VoIP 422 396 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.75% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.97% 5.59% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 201 246
Average daily rate
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£325 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 33 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.56 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.10 £128.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.07%

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 387 £320 -2.29% 176
London -44 137 £350 - 62
South East +11 103 £320 +2.40% 44
East of England +6 46 £175 -7.89% 9
West Midlands +5 38 £375 -6.25% 7
City of London +5 34 £275 -20.00% 22
Berkshire +11 32 £350 +16.66% 18
Cambridgeshire +23 26 £325 +71.05% 3
South West -19 26 £250 -11.50% 22
Cambridge +14 22 £300 +57.89% 3
Surrey +10 16 £308 -23.12% 3
Oxfordshire +5 16 £338 - 1
Hampshire -9 14 £300 -4.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 13 - - 5
Scotland -13 13 £150 -46.47% 4
Yorkshire -12 12 £326 -10.00% 15
Milton Keynes -1 11 - - 1
North West -32 11 £320 +6.66% 12
Reading +17 10 £350 -12.50% 10
Birmingham +5 10 £350 -12.50% 1
Somerset 0 9 £400 +100.00% 6
East Midlands -1 9 £190 -47.94% 4
Edinburgh -2 8 £138 -31.25% 2
Warwickshire -5 8 £393 +20.92%
Essex -10 8 £150 -58.62% 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £135 - 5
Leicestershire +14 6 £190 - 1
Farnborough 0 6 £300 -55.55%
Guildford -3 6 £368 -8.12% 1
East Sussex -7 6 £250 -28.57% 3

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 379 (49.80%) Cisco
2 288 (37.84%) Windows
3 259 (34.03%) WAN
4 239 (31.41%) LAN
5 214 (28.12%) Firewall
6 206 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
7 194 (25.49%) Active Directory
8 167 (21.94%) Microsoft
9 155 (20.37%) ITIL
10 119 (15.64%) MS Exchange
10 119 (15.64%) VPN
11 118 (15.51%) Telecoms
11 118 (15.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 116 (15.24%) VMware
13 104 (13.67%) Wireless
13 104 (13.67%) TCP/IP
13 104 (13.67%) CCNA
14 102 (13.40%) MPLS
15 101 (13.27%) Citrix
16 100 (13.14%) CCNP
17 92 (12.09%) MS Office
18 91 (11.96%) Finance
19 88 (11.56%) DNS
20 84 (11.04%) Windows 7
21 83 (10.91%) Juniper
22 81 (10.64%) Avaya
23 80 (10.51%) CheckPoint
24 69 (9.07%) SAN
25 68 (8.94%) Video Conferencing
26 67 (8.80%) DHCP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 119 (15.64%) MS Exchange
2 62 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (5.12%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (2.63%) Lync
6 17 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.58%) Apache
7 12 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.18%) IIS
8 9 (1.18%) CMS
9 8 (1.05%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.53%) CICS
11 4 (0.53%) TPMS
12 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.39%) Quickr
12 3 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 92 (12.09%) MS Office
2 65 (8.54%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.42%) Office 365
2 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 259 (34.03%) WAN
2 239 (31.41%) LAN
3 214 (28.12%) Firewall
4 119 (15.64%) VPN
5 104 (13.67%) TCP/IP
5 104 (13.67%) Wireless
6 102 (13.40%) MPLS
7 88 (11.56%) DNS
8 69 (9.07%) SAN
9 67 (8.80%) DHCP
10 64 (8.41%) VLAN
11 62 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
12 57 (7.49%) OSPF
13 49 (6.44%) BGP
14 47 (6.18%) IPsec
15 43 (5.65%) PBX
16 42 (5.52%) SNMP
16 42 (5.52%) IP Telephony
17 38 (4.99%) Internet
18 37 (4.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.76%) MySQL
3 18 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.66%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.53%) DB2
6 4 (0.53%) Informix
6 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.39%) SQLite
8 2 (0.26%) IDOL
8 2 (0.26%) MS Access
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (0.92%) JIRA
2 5 (0.66%) Selenium
2 5 (0.66%) Mercurial
2 5 (0.66%) PHPUnit
3 4 (0.53%) Hudson
3 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.53%) Subversion
3 4 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 118 (15.51%) Telecoms
2 91 (11.96%) Finance
3 24 (3.15%) Banking
4 14 (1.84%) Law
5 12 (1.58%) Legal
6 10 (1.31%) Retail
7 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.79%) French Language
9 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.53%) Electronics
10 4 (0.53%) Billing
10 4 (0.53%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.26%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 141 (18.53%) Analyst
2 120 (15.77%) Network Engineer
3 70 (9.20%) Support Engineer
4 53 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 50 (6.57%) Project Manager
6 48 (6.31%) Support Analyst
7 46 (6.04%) Architect
8 39 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (4.60%) Network Analyst
10 33 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 32 (4.20%) Cisco Engineer
12 28 (3.68%) Network Manager
12 28 (3.68%) Network Support
13 27 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 27 (3.55%) Service Analyst
14 25 (3.29%) Consultant
15 24 (3.15%) Voice Engineer
16 23 (3.02%) Developer
16 23 (3.02%) Service Desk Analyst
17 22 (2.89%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.71%) XML
1 13 (1.71%) XMPP
2 11 (1.45%) JSON
2 11 (1.45%) Web Services
3 10 (1.31%) jQuery
4 9 (1.18%) HTML
5 8 (1.05%) SOAP
5 8 (1.05%) REST
6 6 (0.79%) Zend Framework
6 6 (0.79%) Middleware
7 5 (0.66%) .NET
7 5 (0.66%) CSS
7 5 (0.66%) Ajax
8 4 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.53%) EJB
8 4 (0.53%) JavaBeans
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa
9 3 (0.39%) HTML5
9 3 (0.39%) iOS SDK
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.94%) Video Conferencing
2 58 (7.62%) Blackberry
3 52 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.23%) Client/Server
6 16 (2.10%) IVR
7 15 (1.97%) Kindle
8 14 (1.84%) Replication
9 13 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.58%) Clustering
11 11 (1.45%) FMCG
11 11 (1.45%) Handset
12 9 (1.18%) Open Source
13 6 (0.79%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.79%) e-Health
14 5 (0.66%) NHS
14 5 (0.66%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.66%) User Experience
15 4 (0.53%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 288 (37.84%) Windows
2 118 (15.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (11.04%) Windows 7
4 65 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (6.44%) Windows XP
6 47 (6.18%) Linux
7 34 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (3.42%) UNIX
9 22 (2.89%) Windows 8
10 18 (2.37%) Android
11 15 (1.97%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.45%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.92%) Solaris
14 6 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.39%) CentOS
16 3 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.39%) MVS
16 3 (0.39%) VME
17 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (20.37%) ITIL
2 57 (7.49%) Project Management
3 50 (6.57%) Migration
4 46 (6.04%) Load Balancing
5 41 (5.39%) Network Management
6 40 (5.26%) Network Architecture
7 39 (5.12%) Network Design
8 32 (4.20%) PRINCE2
9 27 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (3.42%) Service Delivery
11 24 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (2.76%) Asset Management
13 20 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (2.63%) Service Management
14 19 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
15 18 (2.37%) WAN Optimisation
15 18 (2.37%) Change Management
16 17 (2.23%) Business Continuity
17 16 (2.10%) Incident Management
17 16 (2.10%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.23%) SQL
2 21 (2.76%) C++
3 17 (2.23%) C
4 16 (2.10%) Java
5 14 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.71%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.45%) PHP
8 8 (1.05%) Objective-C
9 7 (0.92%) VBScript
10 6 (0.79%) Python
11 5 (0.66%) Perl
12 4 (0.53%) C#
12 4 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.53%) Scala
13 3 (0.39%) Ruby
13 3 (0.39%) R
14 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.26%) VB
15 1 (0.13%) Tcl
15 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 206 (27.07%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (13.67%) CCNA
3 100 (13.14%) CCNP
4 51 (6.70%) CCIE
5 48 (6.31%) Security Cleared
6 44 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (4.73%) SC Cleared
8 31 (4.07%) CCVP
9 30 (3.94%) MCSE
10 26 (3.42%) Degree
11 21 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.63%) CCDP
13 18 (2.37%) MCP
14 15 (1.97%) CISSP
15 11 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
16 10 (1.31%) CCSP
17 9 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (1.18%) MCITP
18 8 (1.05%) MCSA
18 8 (1.05%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.81%) SLA
2 16 (2.10%) ISO 9001
2 16 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 194 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 62 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.60%) vSphere
4 20 (2.63%) XenServer
5 18 (2.37%) XenApp
6 16 (2.10%) Hyper-V
7 15 (1.97%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.31%) DFS Replication
9 9 (1.18%) ISA Server
9 9 (1.18%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.92%) NFS
10 7 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.79%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.66%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.53%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.53%) vCloud
14 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (5.52%) SCCM
2 37 (4.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (2.23%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.84%) Cisco UCCE
4 14 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (1.31%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
7 8 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
8 7 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.79%) MOM
10 5 (0.66%) OPNET
11 4 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (0.53%) Nagios
11 4 (0.53%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.53%) SCOM
12 3 (0.39%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 379 (49.80%) Cisco
2 167 (21.94%) Microsoft
3 116 (15.24%) VMware
4 101 (13.27%) Citrix
5 83 (10.91%) Juniper
6 81 (10.64%) Avaya
7 80 (10.51%) CheckPoint
8 55 (7.23%) HP
9 44 (5.78%) SolarWinds
10 43 (5.65%) Nokia
11 42 (5.52%) Mitel
12 34 (4.47%) Symantec
13 29 (3.81%) F5
14 26 (3.42%) BT
15 24 (3.15%) Riverbed
16 21 (2.76%) WatchGuard
17 19 (2.50%) Polycom
18 18 (2.37%) Blue Coat
18 18 (2.37%) Redback
18 18 (2.37%) Radware
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Wales
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London
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West Drayton, Middlesex
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Worcestershire
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