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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 288 267 236
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -31
Contract jobs citing VoIP 356 356 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.70% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 5.37% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 202 182
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £166 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 39 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £30.80 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -2.56%

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
7664 6633 7073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.10% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 3385 3436
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 376 592
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 326 £325 - 160
South East +16 117 £320 -3.03% 39
London -31 113 £375 +12.78% 55
Berkshire +27 47 £350 +27.27% 16
City of London +9 27 £375 +6.53% 16
South West +1 24 £238 -5.00% 9
East of England +2 20 £250 -23.07% 6
Reading +15 17 £325 +23.80% 11
Surrey +9 17 £178 -33.64% 8
Hampshire -23 16 £165 -57.41% 6
Yorkshire -18 15 £250 -4.76% 10
Oxfordshire -7 13 £375 - 3
East Midlands +6 12 £335 +39.58% 15
Scotland -11 12 £313 -10.71% 2
West Midlands -19 11 £325 +10.16% 12
Wiltshire +7 10 £300 +3.98% 2
North West -20 10 £444 +65.88% 11
Wales - 10 £160 - 5
Buckinghamshire -4 9 £290 -
West Yorkshire -22 8 £250 +25.00% 9
Gloucestershire - 8 £265 - 1
Essex +12 7 £238 -42.45% 2
Swindon 0 7 £300 +3.98%
Milton Keynes -2 7 £290 -
North Wales - 7 £160 - 1
East Sussex - 6 £425 - 2
Bradford - 6 £249 - 1
Crawley -2 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -6 5 £450 +89.47%
Edinburgh -9 5 £475 +109.48%

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 398 (50.64%) Cisco
2 319 (40.59%) WAN
3 299 (38.04%) Windows
4 280 (35.62%) LAN
5 263 (33.46%) Firewall
6 229 (29.13%) Cisco Certification
7 176 (22.39%) Microsoft
8 160 (20.36%) Active Directory
9 157 (19.97%) VPN
10 153 (19.47%) ITIL
11 139 (17.68%) Telecoms
12 132 (16.79%) CCNA
13 130 (16.54%) TCP/IP
14 128 (16.28%) MS Exchange
15 116 (14.76%) MPLS
16 114 (14.50%) Wireless
17 104 (13.23%) VMware
18 103 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
19 102 (12.98%) Windows 7
20 101 (12.85%) Finance
21 93 (11.83%) Citrix
22 88 (11.20%) CCNP
23 87 (11.07%) Linux
24 86 (10.94%) DNS
25 84 (10.69%) MS Office
26 82 (10.43%) Juniper
27 78 (9.92%) IP Telephony
28 71 (9.03%) Avaya
28 71 (9.03%) MS Excel
29 68 (8.65%) Network Security

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 128 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 53 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 38 (4.83%) Lync
4 17 (2.16%) IBM Notes
5 15 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (1.65%) IIS
6 13 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (0.89%) CMS
10 6 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.38%) Apache
13 2 (0.25%) Quickr
13 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.25%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.25%) SAS
14 1 (0.13%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 84 (10.69%) MS Office
2 71 (9.03%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.38%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.44%) Office 365
2 7 (0.89%) SaaS
3 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.64%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.38%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 319 (40.59%) WAN
2 280 (35.62%) LAN
3 263 (33.46%) Firewall
4 157 (19.97%) VPN
5 130 (16.54%) TCP/IP
6 116 (14.76%) MPLS
7 114 (14.50%) Wireless
8 86 (10.94%) DNS
9 78 (9.92%) IP Telephony
10 68 (8.65%) Network Security
11 67 (8.52%) SAN
12 66 (8.40%) DHCP
12 66 (8.40%) VLAN
13 63 (8.02%) OSPF
13 63 (8.02%) BGP
14 61 (7.76%) Cisco ASA
15 56 (7.12%) Internet
16 51 (6.49%) PBX
17 44 (5.60%) Unified Communications
18 43 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.15%) MySQL
3 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.25%) MS Access
5 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.25%) PHPUnit
2 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.25%) Selenium
2 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.25%) Mercurial
2 2 (0.25%) JIRA
2 2 (0.25%) Subversion
2 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.13%) Hudson
3 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
General
1 139 (17.68%) Telecoms
2 101 (12.85%) Finance
3 26 (3.31%) Banking
4 18 (2.29%) Law
5 15 (1.91%) Retail
6 10 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.27%) Games
7 9 (1.15%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.02%) Legal
8 8 (1.02%) Billing
9 6 (0.76%) Marketing
10 4 (0.51%) Local Government
10 4 (0.51%) Military
10 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.38%) French Language
11 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (21.12%) Network Engineer
2 126 (16.03%) Analyst
3 84 (10.69%) Support Engineer
4 61 (7.76%) Architect
5 50 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 41 (5.22%) Project Manager
7 40 (5.09%) Support Analyst
8 35 (4.45%) Network Analyst
9 30 (3.82%) Consultant
10 29 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (3.56%) VoIP Engineer
12 27 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
12 27 (3.44%) Service Analyst
13 25 (3.18%) Network Support
13 25 (3.18%) Desktop Support
14 24 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (3.05%) Design Engineer
15 23 (2.93%) Senior Network Engineer
15 23 (2.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.78%) SOAP
2 6 (0.76%) LAMP
2 6 (0.76%) HTML
2 6 (0.76%) Web Services
3 5 (0.64%) JSP
3 5 (0.64%) XMPP
4 4 (0.51%) CGI
4 4 (0.51%) CSS
4 4 (0.51%) Middleware
5 3 (0.38%) XML
5 3 (0.38%) JSON
6 2 (0.25%) REST
6 2 (0.25%) jQuery
6 2 (0.25%) JPA
6 2 (0.25%) Ajax
6 2 (0.25%) Spring
6 2 (0.25%) Flash
6 2 (0.25%) JMS
6 2 (0.25%) VXML
7 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.38%) Video Conferencing
3 53 (6.74%) Blackberry
4 39 (4.96%) IVR
5 21 (2.67%) Clustering
6 18 (2.29%) Replication
7 15 (1.91%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.65%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.40%) Open Source
10 10 (1.27%) Handset
10 10 (1.27%) NHS
11 9 (1.15%) iSeries
11 9 (1.15%) Online Games
12 7 (0.89%) SecurID
13 6 (0.76%) iPhone
13 6 (0.76%) e-Health
14 5 (0.64%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.64%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 299 (38.04%) Windows
2 103 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 102 (12.98%) Windows 7
4 87 (11.07%) Linux
5 62 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (4.96%) Windows XP
8 36 (4.58%) UNIX
9 25 (3.18%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.78%) Solaris
12 13 (1.65%) CentOS
13 9 (1.15%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.15%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.02%) Android
14 8 (1.02%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.64%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.64%) AIX
16 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (19.47%) ITIL
2 54 (6.87%) Project Management
3 44 (5.60%) Load Balancing
4 39 (4.96%) PRINCE2
5 38 (4.83%) Service Delivery
6 32 (4.07%) Network Design
7 30 (3.82%) Migration
8 27 (3.44%) Service Management
9 25 (3.18%) Configuration Management
9 25 (3.18%) Root Cause Analysis
10 24 (3.05%) Network Management
10 24 (3.05%) E-Commerce
11 23 (2.93%) Asset Management
12 21 (2.67%) Kalman Filter
13 19 (2.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (2.42%) Mentoring
14 16 (2.04%) CRM
15 15 (1.91%) Business Continuity
15 15 (1.91%) Network Monitoring
15 15 (1.91%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (5.73%) SQL
2 13 (1.65%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.02%) JavaScript
4 7 (0.89%) Java
5 6 (0.76%) C
5 6 (0.76%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.51%) Perl
7 3 (0.38%) PHP
7 3 (0.38%) C++
8 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.13%) Python
9 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 229 (29.13%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (16.79%) CCNA
3 88 (11.20%) CCNP
4 62 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 61 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (6.49%) CCIE
7 42 (5.34%) MCSE
8 41 (5.22%) SC Cleared
9 29 (3.69%) Degree
10 20 (2.54%) DV Cleared
11 16 (2.04%) CCDP
12 14 (1.78%) CCVP
13 13 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.65%) MCSA
14 12 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (1.53%) MCITP
14 12 (1.53%) MCP
15 11 (1.40%) VCP4
16 10 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.34%) SLA
2 14 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.02%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 160 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 57 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.54%) Terminal Services
4 18 (2.29%) vSphere
5 13 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.53%) Firmware
7 11 (1.40%) NFS
7 11 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.40%) XenApp
8 9 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.76%) vCloud
10 6 (0.76%) XenServer
10 6 (0.76%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.64%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.64%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.51%) Snort
13 2 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (5.73%) SCCM
2 34 (4.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (1.91%) FortiGate
4 11 (1.40%) Cisco UCCE
4 11 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
6 9 (1.15%) MOM
6 9 (1.15%) Cisco IPCC
6 9 (1.15%) SCOM
7 8 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
7 8 (1.02%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.51%) Puppet
9 4 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.51%) Nagios
10 3 (0.38%) Control-M
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 398 (50.64%) Cisco
2 176 (22.39%) Microsoft
3 104 (13.23%) VMware
4 93 (11.83%) Citrix
5 82 (10.43%) Juniper
6 71 (9.03%) Avaya
7 67 (8.52%) F5
8 66 (8.40%) CheckPoint
9 53 (6.74%) HP
10 40 (5.09%) SolarWinds
11 29 (3.69%) Mitel
12 27 (3.44%) McAfee
13 23 (2.93%) Symantec
13 23 (2.93%) Nokia
14 21 (2.67%) Nortel
15 19 (2.42%) BT
15 19 (2.42%) Riverbed
16 18 (2.29%) Blue Coat
17 17 (2.16%) Lotus
18 16 (2.04%) 3PAR
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400 -£450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £240 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £17.53 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £375.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Momentum Resourcing
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £320.00 - £375.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 8 days ago
North Wales
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Loughborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £42.66 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago