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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 264 263 260
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing VoIP 426 397 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.73% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 5.51% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 220 162
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£300 £318 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £150 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 44
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -13.37%

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
8287 7206 7404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.85% 13.23% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4522 3828 3687
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 392 583
Average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.45% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.82 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +4 394 £308 -4.65% 188
London -19 132 £325 -4.41% 57
South East -5 130 £320 -5.18% 51
Berkshire -4 61 £288 +42.85% 14
East of England +29 41 £250 +47.05% 7
City of London 0 32 £331 -5.35% 15
South West +9 22 £300 +20.00% 19
Hampshire +6 22 £475 +5.55% 11
Reading -11 22 £288 +3.60% 10
Cambridgeshire +19 19 £388 +158.33% 1
West Midlands -12 18 £331 -7.98% 11
North West -17 18 £260 -5.45% 20
Yorkshire +3 17 £250 -13.04% 11
East Midlands +4 16 £300 +71.42% 8
Scotland +3 14 £313 +154.06% 10
Oxfordshire -11 14 £348 -6.08% 1
Cambridge - 14 £388 -
West Yorkshire -4 12 £250 -13.04% 7
Manchester -9 11 £240 -12.72% 17
Essex +4 10 £250 +47.05% 1
Wales +1 10 £160 -50.76% 3
East Sussex - 10 £275 - 2
Gloucestershire -3 9 £483 - 4
Surrey +2 7 £218 +81.25% 15
Hook -1 7 £528 +17.22%
Oxford -12 7 £348 -4.13%
North Wales - 7 £160 -
Leicestershire +7 6 £400 +128.57% 3
Edinburgh +3 6 £475 +286.17% 4
Newbury -5 6 £135 -22.85% 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 421 (53.36%) Cisco
2 284 (35.99%) WAN
3 273 (34.60%) Firewall
4 262 (33.21%) LAN
5 250 (31.69%) Windows
6 249 (31.56%) Cisco Certification
7 171 (21.67%) Microsoft
8 169 (21.42%) VPN
9 155 (19.65%) Active Directory
10 142 (18.00%) Wireless
10 142 (18.00%) Telecoms
11 134 (16.98%) CCNA
12 133 (16.86%) TCP/IP
13 130 (16.48%) ITIL
14 120 (15.21%) CCNP
15 113 (14.32%) MS Exchange
16 111 (14.07%) Citrix
17 110 (13.94%) VMware
18 101 (12.80%) MPLS
19 94 (11.91%) DNS
20 89 (11.28%) Network Security
21 86 (10.90%) Linux
22 84 (10.65%) F5
23 83 (10.52%) Cisco ASA
23 83 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
24 79 (10.01%) OSPF
25 78 (9.89%) VLAN
25 78 (9.89%) Windows 7
26 76 (9.63%) Finance
27 75 (9.51%) IP Telephony

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 113 (14.32%) MS Exchange
2 54 (6.84%) Lync
3 50 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (4.18%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.03%) IIS
6 15 (1.90%) IBM Notes
7 13 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.39%) CMS
10 8 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.25%) Apache
14 2 (0.25%) SAS
14 2 (0.25%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.25%) Drupal
15 1 (0.13%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.13%) Quickr
Applications
1 72 (9.13%) MS Office
2 67 (8.49%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.63%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.17%) Office 365
2 11 (1.39%) Google Apps
3 8 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.89%) SaaS
5 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.38%) IaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 284 (35.99%) WAN
2 273 (34.60%) Firewall
3 262 (33.21%) LAN
4 169 (21.42%) VPN
5 142 (18.00%) Wireless
6 133 (16.86%) TCP/IP
7 101 (12.80%) MPLS
8 94 (11.91%) DNS
9 89 (11.28%) Network Security
10 83 (10.52%) Cisco ASA
11 79 (10.01%) OSPF
12 78 (9.89%) VLAN
13 75 (9.51%) IP Telephony
14 72 (9.13%) BGP
15 71 (9.00%) DHCP
16 65 (8.24%) SAN
17 56 (7.10%) Internet
18 52 (6.59%) Cisco IOS
19 48 (6.08%) IPsec
19 48 (6.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.51%) MySQL
4 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.13%) DTS
5 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.13%) JIRA
4 1 (0.13%) Selenium
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.13%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.13%) Hudson
4 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 142 (18.00%) Telecoms
2 76 (9.63%) Finance
3 18 (2.28%) Banking
4 13 (1.65%) Retail
5 11 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.27%) Multimedia
6 10 (1.27%) Games
7 8 (1.01%) Billing
8 7 (0.89%) Marketing
9 6 (0.76%) Local Government
9 6 (0.76%) Military
9 6 (0.76%) Law
10 5 (0.63%) Legal
11 3 (0.38%) French Language
11 3 (0.38%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 183 (23.19%) Network Engineer
2 90 (11.41%) Analyst
3 76 (9.63%) Support Engineer
4 63 (7.98%) Architect
5 51 (6.46%) Project Manager
6 45 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 43 (5.45%) Consultant
8 41 (5.20%) Support Analyst
9 31 (3.93%) VoIP Engineer
10 30 (3.80%) Cisco Engineer
10 30 (3.80%) Network Support
11 28 (3.55%) Design Engineer
11 28 (3.55%) Voice Engineer
11 28 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 27 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
13 26 (3.30%) Senior Network Engineer
13 26 (3.30%) IT Support
14 22 (2.79%) Desktop Support
15 21 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (2.53%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.39%) SOAP
2 7 (0.89%) XMPP
3 5 (0.63%) CSS
4 4 (0.51%) LAMP
4 4 (0.51%) CGI
4 4 (0.51%) JSP
4 4 (0.51%) HTML
5 3 (0.38%) Middleware
5 3 (0.38%) Web Services
6 2 (0.25%) XML
6 2 (0.25%) Flash
6 2 (0.25%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.13%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.13%) WSRP
7 1 (0.13%) JSON
7 1 (0.13%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.13%) jQuery
7 1 (0.13%) RESTful
7 1 (0.13%) REST
7 1 (0.13%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.21%) Video Conferencing
1 49 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.56%) Blackberry
3 33 (4.18%) IVR
4 21 (2.66%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.66%) Replication
4 21 (2.66%) Clustering
5 13 (1.65%) NHS
5 13 (1.65%) Handset
6 11 (1.39%) iPhone
6 11 (1.39%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.14%) Open Source
8 8 (1.01%) iSeries
8 8 (1.01%) Online Games
9 6 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (0.76%) iPad
9 6 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 250 (31.69%) Windows
2 86 (10.90%) Linux
3 83 (10.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (9.89%) Windows 7
5 65 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (5.45%) Windows XP
8 34 (4.31%) UNIX
9 23 (2.92%) Windows 8
10 22 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (2.03%) Solaris
12 13 (1.65%) Android
13 12 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.52%) CentOS
14 10 (1.27%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.01%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.51%) VMS
17 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X Server
18 3 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (16.48%) ITIL
2 60 (7.60%) Load Balancing
3 59 (7.48%) Project Management
4 48 (6.08%) Network Design
5 42 (5.32%) PRINCE2
6 38 (4.82%) Service Management
7 34 (4.31%) Service Delivery
8 31 (3.93%) Configuration Management
9 28 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 27 (3.42%) Network Management
11 25 (3.17%) Migration
11 25 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (2.92%) E-Commerce
12 23 (2.92%) Change Management
13 20 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (2.53%) Mentoring
14 19 (2.41%) Incident Management
15 18 (2.28%) Kalman Filter
16 17 (2.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 45 (5.70%) SQL
2 15 (1.90%) PowerShell
3 6 (0.76%) Java
4 5 (0.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (0.63%) T-SQL
5 4 (0.51%) C
6 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.13%) Erlang
7 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.13%) Python
7 1 (0.13%) C++
7 1 (0.13%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) Perl
7 1 (0.13%) PHP
7 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 249 (31.56%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (16.98%) CCNA
3 120 (15.21%) CCNP
4 62 (7.86%) Security Cleared
5 59 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (5.83%) Degree
7 42 (5.32%) CCIE
8 39 (4.94%) MCSE
9 35 (4.44%) SC Cleared
10 25 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 17 (2.15%) CCVP
12 16 (2.03%) CCDP
13 15 (1.90%) MCSA
14 14 (1.77%) MCITP
15 11 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (1.27%) MCP
17 9 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 8 (1.01%) JNCIA
19 7 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.21%) SLA
2 10 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.01%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.38%) QA
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 155 (19.65%) Active Directory
2 47 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.42%) vSphere
4 18 (2.28%) Terminal Services
5 15 (1.90%) XenApp
6 14 (1.77%) Firmware
7 13 (1.65%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.39%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.89%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.89%) NFS
10 4 (0.51%) vCloud
11 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.38%) Snort
11 3 (0.38%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.25%) Squid
12 2 (0.25%) Xen
12 2 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (5.20%) SCCM
2 36 (4.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (2.53%) Cisco UCCE
4 16 (2.03%) Cisco IPCC
4 16 (2.03%) FortiGate
5 15 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
6 14 (1.77%) RANCID
7 11 (1.39%) SCOM
8 10 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
9 5 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.51%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.38%) WSUS
11 3 (0.38%) Puppet
11 3 (0.38%) vMotion
11 3 (0.38%) Iperf
11 3 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.38%) Casper Suite
11 3 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.25%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 421 (53.36%) Cisco
2 171 (21.67%) Microsoft
3 111 (14.07%) Citrix
4 110 (13.94%) VMware
5 84 (10.65%) F5
6 74 (9.38%) Juniper
7 70 (8.87%) CheckPoint
8 65 (8.24%) Avaya
9 54 (6.84%) HP
10 41 (5.20%) SolarWinds
11 29 (3.68%) Mitel
12 24 (3.04%) McAfee
13 20 (2.53%) Oracle
14 18 (2.28%) Blue Coat
14 18 (2.28%) Nortel
15 16 (2.03%) BT
15 16 (2.03%) Fortinet
15 16 (2.03%) Apple
15 16 (2.03%) Symantec
16 15 (1.90%) Nokia
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 5 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £49.19 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: £22,000 per annum + 10% bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day 6-12 Month Contract
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport, Greater Manchester, North West
Stockport Council
Rate: £30,178-£33,998
Posted: 25 days ago