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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 275 236 221
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -15
Contract jobs citing VoIP 398 438 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.82% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 6.09% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 232 238
Average daily rate
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£313 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.22% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 30 33
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.21 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +6.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.27 £13.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -5.75%

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -42 361 £313 -5.30% 156
London -36 132 £325 -7.14% 60
South East +3 99 £320 -13.74% 35
East of England -3 53 £190 -28.30% 16
Cambridgeshire +27 39 £318 +20.95% 7
City of London +4 36 £306 -12.50% 18
Berkshire +8 35 £330 +5.60% 8
Cambridge +20 32 £310 +18.09% 6
West Midlands -9 21 £397 +5.73% 6
Oxfordshire +15 19 £338 -38.63% 5
North West -11 19 £340 +23.45% 7
Surrey -1 15 £360 -10.00% 7
Wales -4 14 £413 +217.30% 8
Yorkshire -13 13 £200 -38.46% 13
West Sussex +10 12 £290 -12.45% 1
Scotland -17 11 £163 -54.92% 3
South West -34 10 - - 11
East Midlands +3 9 £250 +18.34% 7
South Wales -3 9 £413 - 5
Cheshire +10 8 £439 +59.63%
West Yorkshire -13 8 £188 -42.30% 7
Crawley +13 7 £345 +20.00% 1
Reading +5 7 £375 +15.38% 4
Birmingham +4 6 £425 -5.55% 3
Cardiff -2 6 £413 - 3
Warwickshire -4 6 £402 +10.75%
Hampshire -20 6 £325 -12.86% 10
Hertfordshire - 6 £160 - 7
Manchester -4 5 - - 6
East Sussex -7 5 £250 -13.04%

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 397 (52.03%) Cisco
2 261 (34.21%) Windows
3 243 (31.85%) WAN
4 234 (30.67%) Firewall
5 227 (29.75%) Cisco Certification
6 222 (29.10%) LAN
7 197 (25.82%) Active Directory
8 164 (21.49%) Microsoft
9 148 (19.40%) ITIL
10 134 (17.56%) VPN
11 127 (16.64%) CCNP
12 121 (15.86%) MPLS
13 114 (14.94%) MS Exchange
14 113 (14.81%) Telecoms
14 113 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 110 (14.42%) VMware
16 103 (13.50%) Citrix
16 103 (13.50%) CheckPoint
17 101 (13.24%) CCNA
18 99 (12.98%) Wireless
19 98 (12.84%) MS Office
20 97 (12.71%) TCP/IP
21 95 (12.45%) Finance
22 94 (12.32%) DNS
23 86 (11.27%) Windows 7
24 80 (10.48%) Cisco ASA
25 79 (10.35%) Juniper
26 75 (9.83%) Avaya
27 69 (9.04%) MS Excel
28 68 (8.91%) OSPF

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 63 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 29 (3.80%) Lync
5 27 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.62%) Apache
7 20 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.83%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.18%) CMS
9 9 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.66%) IIS
12 4 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.52%) CICS
12 4 (0.52%) TPMS
13 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 98 (12.84%) MS Office
2 69 (9.04%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.13%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.26%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.54%) Office 365
2 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 243 (31.85%) WAN
2 234 (30.67%) Firewall
3 222 (29.10%) LAN
4 134 (17.56%) VPN
5 121 (15.86%) MPLS
6 99 (12.98%) Wireless
7 97 (12.71%) TCP/IP
8 94 (12.32%) DNS
9 80 (10.48%) Cisco ASA
10 68 (8.91%) OSPF
11 67 (8.78%) VLAN
12 65 (8.52%) BGP
13 62 (8.13%) IPsec
14 59 (7.73%) DHCP
15 54 (7.08%) SAN
16 48 (6.29%) SNMP
17 45 (5.90%) EIGRP
18 44 (5.77%) Internet
19 40 (5.24%) Ethernet
20 39 (5.11%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.49%) MySQL
3 12 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.52%) DB2
4 4 (0.52%) Informix
4 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.39%) MS Access
5 3 (0.39%) SQLite
6 2 (0.26%) IDOL
6 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) Big Data
7 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (0.79%) JIRA
2 4 (0.52%) Selenium
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.52%) Mercurial
2 4 (0.52%) PHPUnit
2 4 (0.52%) Hudson
2 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.39%) Subversion
4 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
General
1 113 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 95 (12.45%) Finance
3 26 (3.41%) Banking
4 11 (1.44%) Legal
5 10 (1.31%) French Language
6 9 (1.18%) Marketing
6 9 (1.18%) Multimedia
7 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.79%) Billing
9 5 (0.66%) Retail
9 5 (0.66%) Law
10 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.52%) Back Office
10 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 3 (0.39%) Games
12 2 (0.26%) Military
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (15.86%) Network Engineer
2 118 (15.47%) Analyst
3 62 (8.13%) Support Engineer
4 59 (7.73%) Project Manager
5 48 (6.29%) Architect
6 47 (6.16%) Cisco Engineer
7 42 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (5.37%) Support Analyst
9 39 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (4.72%) Network Support
11 29 (3.80%) Consultant
12 28 (3.67%) Administrator
13 27 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
13 27 (3.54%) Design Engineer
13 27 (3.54%) IP Engineer
14 26 (3.41%) Service Analyst
15 25 (3.28%) Voice Engineer
16 24 (3.15%) Network Analyst
17 23 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 22 (2.88%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.62%) XMPP
2 12 (1.57%) XML
3 10 (1.31%) .NET
3 10 (1.31%) CSS
4 9 (1.18%) Web Services
4 9 (1.18%) JSON
4 9 (1.18%) jQuery
5 7 (0.92%) REST
6 6 (0.79%) Zend Framework
7 5 (0.66%) HTML
7 5 (0.66%) SOAP
8 4 (0.52%) EJB
8 4 (0.52%) JavaBeans
8 4 (0.52%) Middleware
8 4 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.39%) HTML5
9 3 (0.39%) iOS SDK
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (0.39%) UIKit
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.47%) Blackberry
2 52 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.36%) Handset
5 16 (2.10%) Replication
5 16 (2.10%) Client/Server
5 16 (2.10%) Kindle
6 14 (1.83%) FMCG
7 13 (1.70%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.05%) IVR
9 8 (1.05%) NHS
10 7 (0.92%) Clustering
10 7 (0.92%) Open Source
10 7 (0.92%) iPad
11 5 (0.66%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.66%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.66%) iPhone
12 3 (0.39%) CMDB
12 3 (0.39%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 261 (34.21%) Windows
2 113 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (11.27%) Windows 7
4 65 (8.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (7.34%) Windows XP
6 37 (4.85%) Linux
7 26 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (3.01%) Android
9 17 (2.23%) UNIX
10 16 (2.10%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.70%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.57%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.39%) VME
15 3 (0.39%) MVS
15 3 (0.39%) HPUX
15 3 (0.39%) Solaris
16 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (19.40%) ITIL
2 63 (8.26%) Project Management
3 48 (6.29%) Load Balancing
4 46 (6.03%) Network Management
5 43 (5.64%) Migration
6 39 (5.11%) Network Architecture
7 38 (4.98%) Network Design
7 38 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 34 (4.46%) PRINCE2
9 26 (3.41%) Service Delivery
9 26 (3.41%) Incident Management
10 23 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (2.88%) Validation
12 21 (2.75%) Network Monitoring
12 21 (2.75%) Mentoring
13 19 (2.49%) Kalman Filter
13 19 (2.49%) WAN Optimisation
13 19 (2.49%) Business Continuity
13 19 (2.49%) Service Management
14 17 (2.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.95%) SQL
2 27 (3.54%) C++
3 24 (3.15%) Java
4 15 (1.97%) C
4 15 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.44%) PHP
6 9 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.05%) C#
7 8 (1.05%) Python
8 7 (0.92%) Objective-C
8 7 (0.92%) VBScript
9 6 (0.79%) Perl
9 6 (0.79%) Ruby
10 4 (0.52%) Scala
11 3 (0.39%) Tcl
11 3 (0.39%) VB
12 2 (0.26%) R
13 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 227 (29.75%) Cisco Certification
2 127 (16.64%) CCNP
3 101 (13.24%) CCNA
4 54 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (7.08%) Security Cleared
5 53 (6.95%) CCIE
6 41 (5.37%) SC Cleared
7 36 (4.72%) MCSE
8 34 (4.46%) CCVP
8 34 (4.46%) Degree
9 27 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (3.54%) CCDP
10 21 (2.75%) CISSP
11 18 (2.36%) Check Point Certification
12 17 (2.23%) MCP
12 17 (2.23%) MCSA
13 16 (2.10%) CCSP
14 8 (1.05%) CCDA
15 7 (0.92%) CCIP
15 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.24%) SLA
2 19 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.52%) QA
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 197 (25.82%) Active Directory
2 60 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.46%) vSphere
4 20 (2.62%) XenApp
5 18 (2.36%) XenServer
6 12 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.57%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (0.79%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.66%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.66%) NFS
10 5 (0.66%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (6.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 37 (4.85%) SCCM
3 20 (2.62%) Cisco UCCX
4 19 (2.49%) FortiGate
4 19 (2.49%) Cisco UCCE
5 15 (1.97%) Backup Exec
6 12 (1.57%) OPNET
7 11 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.92%) SCOM
10 6 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.52%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.39%) Puppet
12 3 (0.39%) WSUS
12 3 (0.39%) Nagios
12 3 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
13 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 397 (52.03%) Cisco
2 164 (21.49%) Microsoft
3 110 (14.42%) VMware
4 103 (13.50%) CheckPoint
4 103 (13.50%) Citrix
5 79 (10.35%) Juniper
6 75 (9.83%) Avaya
7 48 (6.29%) HP
8 43 (5.64%) F5
9 42 (5.50%) Mitel
10 38 (4.98%) Nokia
11 37 (4.85%) SolarWinds
12 33 (4.33%) Symantec
13 26 (3.41%) BT
14 25 (3.28%) Blue Coat
15 22 (2.88%) McAfee
16 21 (2.75%) Riverbed
17 19 (2.49%) WatchGuard
17 19 (2.49%) Oracle
18 18 (2.36%) Redback
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