The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 291 219 211
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -8
Contract jobs citing VoIP 359 457 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.90% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.78% 6.56% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 242 232
Average daily rate
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£320 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £298 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.36% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 38 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.99 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.65 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +0.51%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -66 327 £325 +1.96% 157
London -19 134 £345 -4.82% 43
South East -32 87 £345 +2.98% 38
City of London -8 39 £375 +4.16% 13
East of England -53 32 £208 -18.62% 17
Berkshire -3 30 £325 +8.33% 7
Cambridgeshire +3 22 £240 -7.69% 4
North West -5 21 £251 -8.90% 14
Cambridge +3 18 £243 -13.00% 4
Surrey -7 16 £336 -16.45% 8
Oxfordshire +8 14 £400 +64.94% 5
Yorkshire -5 13 £188 -37.50% 16
Wales -8 13 £413 +217.30% 2
West Midlands -9 13 £388 -13.88% 10
Reading +6 12 £338 +12.58% 4
West Sussex +3 12 £290 -12.45% 4
South West -34 10 £350 +62.79% 6
East Midlands -3 9 £310 +18.09% 6
West Yorkshire -5 8 £200 -33.33% 12
Cheshire -5 8 £439 +59.63% 5
South Wales -11 8 £413 - 1
Scotland -22 8 £140 -60.00% 6
Crawley +9 7 £345 +22.66% 2
Hampshire -41 7 £375 +13.63% 6
Hertfordshire +3 6 £160 -52.94% 6
Manchester 0 6 - - 7
Nottinghamshire +14 5 - - 2
Nottingham +11 5 - - 2
Oxford +2 4 £295 -13.23% 3
Kent 0 4 £375 - 2

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 396 (51.76%) Cisco
2 251 (32.81%) Windows
3 239 (31.24%) WAN
4 225 (29.41%) Firewall
5 221 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
6 220 (28.76%) LAN
7 195 (25.49%) Active Directory
8 176 (23.01%) Microsoft
9 157 (20.52%) ITIL
10 140 (18.30%) MPLS
11 135 (17.65%) VPN
12 128 (16.73%) CCNP
13 116 (15.16%) Telecoms
14 115 (15.03%) Wireless
15 113 (14.77%) MS Exchange
16 111 (14.51%) VMware
17 107 (13.99%) CheckPoint
17 107 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
18 106 (13.86%) CCNA
18 106 (13.86%) Finance
19 95 (12.42%) DNS
19 95 (12.42%) TCP/IP
20 94 (12.29%) Citrix
21 90 (11.76%) MS Office
22 85 (11.11%) Windows 7
23 76 (9.93%) Avaya
24 75 (9.80%) Juniper
24 75 (9.80%) BGP
25 74 (9.67%) MS Excel
26 73 (9.54%) OSPF

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 113 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 58 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (5.36%) Lync
4 39 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 26 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.48%) Apache
8 17 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (1.57%) IBM Notes
10 9 (1.18%) CMS
10 9 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.65%) IIS
13 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.13%) Quickr
Applications
1 90 (11.76%) MS Office
2 74 (9.67%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.65%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.13%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) Infinys
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.40%) Office 365
2 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.26%) SaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 239 (31.24%) WAN
2 225 (29.41%) Firewall
3 220 (28.76%) LAN
4 140 (18.30%) MPLS
5 135 (17.65%) VPN
6 115 (15.03%) Wireless
7 95 (12.42%) DNS
7 95 (12.42%) TCP/IP
8 75 (9.80%) BGP
9 73 (9.54%) OSPF
10 72 (9.41%) Cisco ASA
11 55 (7.19%) VLAN
11 55 (7.19%) IPsec
11 55 (7.19%) SAN
11 55 (7.19%) DHCP
12 46 (6.01%) Internet
13 45 (5.88%) EIGRP
14 42 (5.49%) SNMP
14 42 (5.49%) Network Security
15 41 (5.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (1.83%) MySQL
3 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.39%) SQLite
5 3 (0.39%) MS Access
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
6 2 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) Big Data
7 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (0.65%) JIRA
2 3 (0.39%) Selenium
2 3 (0.39%) Mercurial
2 3 (0.39%) PHPUnit
2 3 (0.39%) Hudson
2 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.39%) Subversion
3 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
General
1 116 (15.16%) Telecoms
2 106 (13.86%) Finance
3 35 (4.58%) Banking
4 17 (2.22%) Billing
5 11 (1.44%) French Language
6 10 (1.31%) Marketing
6 10 (1.31%) Multimedia
7 9 (1.18%) Legal
8 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.78%) Law
10 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.65%) Retail
11 4 (0.52%) Back Office
11 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.39%) Electronics
12 3 (0.39%) Games
12 3 (0.39%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 127 (16.60%) Network Engineer
2 119 (15.56%) Analyst
3 65 (8.50%) Support Engineer
4 61 (7.97%) Project Manager
5 49 (6.41%) Architect
6 46 (6.01%) Cisco Engineer
7 40 (5.23%) Network Support
8 39 (5.10%) Consultant
9 37 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
10 36 (4.71%) Support Analyst
10 36 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (4.71%) Voice Engineer
11 30 (3.92%) Service Analyst
12 28 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (3.27%) Desktop Support
14 23 (3.01%) Administrator
15 21 (2.75%) Design Engineer
15 21 (2.75%) IP Engineer
16 20 (2.61%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.35%) XMPP
2 11 (1.44%) .NET
3 10 (1.31%) CSS
3 10 (1.31%) Web Services
4 8 (1.05%) XML
5 7 (0.92%) jQuery
6 6 (0.78%) REST
6 6 (0.78%) JSON
7 5 (0.65%) SOAP
7 5 (0.65%) Middleware
8 4 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (0.52%) Zend Framework
8 4 (0.52%) HTML
9 3 (0.39%) EDI
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa
9 3 (0.39%) Ajax
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (0.39%) UIKit
9 3 (0.39%) HTML5
9 3 (0.39%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.93%) Blackberry
1 53 (6.93%) Video Conferencing
2 31 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.61%) Handset
4 15 (1.96%) Replication
5 14 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 12 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.44%) Kindle
8 10 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.31%) Open Source
9 9 (1.18%) FMCG
9 9 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.18%) IVR
10 8 (1.05%) NHS
11 5 (0.65%) Clustering
12 4 (0.52%) iPhone
12 4 (0.52%) Firmware
12 4 (0.52%) iPad
13 3 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 251 (32.81%) Windows
2 107 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 59 (7.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (7.58%) Windows XP
6 31 (4.05%) Linux
7 21 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.61%) Android
9 14 (1.83%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.31%) UNIX
12 7 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (0.92%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.39%) VME
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.39%) Solaris
13 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.39%) MVS
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (20.52%) ITIL
2 68 (8.89%) Project Management
3 43 (5.62%) Migration
4 42 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (5.49%) PRINCE2
5 41 (5.36%) Network Management
6 35 (4.58%) Network Design
7 34 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 28 (3.66%) Incident Management
9 25 (3.27%) Network Architecture
10 24 (3.14%) Change Management
10 24 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (3.01%) Service Delivery
12 22 (2.88%) WAN Optimisation
13 20 (2.61%) Network Monitoring
13 20 (2.61%) Business Continuity
14 18 (2.35%) Validation
15 16 (2.09%) Service Management
16 15 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (1.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (7.06%) SQL
2 24 (3.14%) C++
3 22 (2.88%) Java
4 16 (2.09%) C
5 14 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.31%) PHP
7 8 (1.05%) C#
8 7 (0.92%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.92%) Python
9 6 (0.78%) Ruby
9 6 (0.78%) Perl
9 6 (0.78%) VBScript
10 5 (0.65%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.52%) Scala
12 3 (0.39%) Tcl
13 2 (0.26%) R
13 2 (0.26%) VB
14 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 221 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (16.73%) CCNP
3 106 (13.86%) CCNA
4 61 (7.97%) CCIE
5 54 (7.06%) Security Cleared
6 53 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (5.88%) Degree
8 44 (5.75%) SC Cleared
9 33 (4.31%) MCSE
10 31 (4.05%) CCDP
10 31 (4.05%) CCVP
11 30 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (2.88%) CISSP
13 19 (2.48%) MCSA
14 17 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
15 16 (2.09%) MCP
16 14 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (1.83%) CCSP
17 10 (1.31%) ISEB
17 10 (1.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.62%) SLA
2 19 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 10 (1.31%) QA
5 9 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 195 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 65 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.92%) vSphere
4 19 (2.48%) XenApp
5 11 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.31%) XenServer
7 9 (1.18%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.65%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.65%) NFS
9 5 (0.65%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.52%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.39%) Xen
11 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.26%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 49 (6.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (4.71%) SCCM
3 25 (3.27%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (2.61%) FortiGate
5 19 (2.48%) Cisco UCCE
6 15 (1.96%) Backup Exec
7 13 (1.70%) SCOM
7 13 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.70%) OPNET
8 9 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.39%) Puppet
11 3 (0.39%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.39%) WSUS
12 2 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
12 2 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
13 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 396 (51.76%) Cisco
2 176 (23.01%) Microsoft
3 111 (14.51%) VMware
4 107 (13.99%) CheckPoint
5 94 (12.29%) Citrix
6 76 (9.93%) Avaya
7 75 (9.80%) Juniper
8 45 (5.88%) HP
9 42 (5.49%) F5
10 40 (5.23%) Mitel
11 34 (4.44%) Nokia
12 33 (4.31%) SolarWinds
13 31 (4.05%) Symantec
14 30 (3.92%) Blue Coat
15 27 (3.53%) McAfee
16 26 (3.40%) BT
17 24 (3.14%) Riverbed
18 20 (2.61%) Remedy
19 17 (2.22%) Apple
20 15 (1.96%) Ericsson
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