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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 267 257 255
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing VoIP 411 366 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.71% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 5.32% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 212 177
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.30 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +10.47%

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -12 394 £350 +7.69% 122
London +1 146 £350 - 45
South East +35 117 £350 +22.80% 27
South West +9 47 £350 +15.70% 13
City of London 0 34 £320 -5.18% 15
Berkshire +13 33 £350 +29.62% 7
Hampshire -1 29 £300 - 3
East of England -17 25 £200 +5.26% 6
Surrey +13 20 £168 -37.38% 6
Wiltshire -1 19 £375 +23.45% 3
Yorkshire -15 19 £375 -10.71% 12
Reading +32 18 £440 +10.00% 2
Milton Keynes +4 17 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £400 - 3
West Midlands -21 16 £300 -7.69% 5
East Midlands +21 15 £270 +12.50% 4
Scotland -7 12 £238 -32.14% 4
Oxfordshire -12 9 £350 +9.37% 1
North West -33 9 £240 -12.72% 10
Gloucestershire - 9 £200 - 1
Birmingham -4 8 £450 +115.56% 1
West Yorkshire -13 8 £425 +112.50% 6
Manchester -22 8 £240 -9.85% 7
Somerset - 8 £343 - 4
Bedfordshire - 7 £225 -
Hertfordshire +6 6 £350 +118.75% 2
Bracknell +3 6 £350 +45.83% 1
South Yorkshire -2 6 £319 +6.25% 2
Edinburgh -9 6 £125 -
Guildford - 6 - - 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 410 (50.18%) Cisco
2 310 (37.94%) WAN
3 304 (37.21%) Windows
4 284 (34.76%) LAN
5 260 (31.82%) Firewall
6 235 (28.76%) Cisco Certification
7 182 (22.28%) Active Directory
8 173 (21.18%) ITIL
9 160 (19.58%) Microsoft
10 149 (18.24%) Telecoms
11 138 (16.89%) VPN
12 134 (16.40%) MS Exchange
13 128 (15.67%) CCNA
14 126 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 122 (14.93%) TCP/IP
16 115 (14.08%) Wireless
17 112 (13.71%) MPLS
18 111 (13.59%) VMware
19 109 (13.34%) Citrix
20 105 (12.85%) Finance
21 95 (11.63%) CCNP
22 90 (11.02%) DNS
23 89 (10.89%) Windows 7
24 86 (10.53%) Juniper
25 83 (10.16%) MS Office
26 77 (9.42%) CheckPoint
27 76 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
28 73 (8.94%) Avaya
28 73 (8.94%) Video Conferencing
29 72 (8.81%) Linux

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 134 (16.40%) MS Exchange
2 65 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 48 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 35 (4.28%) Lync
5 22 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.47%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.98%) IIS
10 8 (0.98%) Apache
11 6 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (0.61%) CMS
13 4 (0.49%) TPMS
13 4 (0.49%) SAS
13 4 (0.49%) CICS
13 4 (0.49%) Quickr
13 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 83 (10.16%) MS Office
2 66 (8.08%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.94%) Office 365
2 7 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.61%) SaaS
4 3 (0.37%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 310 (37.94%) WAN
2 284 (34.76%) LAN
3 260 (31.82%) Firewall
4 138 (16.89%) VPN
5 122 (14.93%) TCP/IP
6 115 (14.08%) Wireless
7 112 (13.71%) MPLS
8 90 (11.02%) DNS
9 70 (8.57%) VLAN
10 65 (7.96%) DHCP
11 63 (7.71%) SAN
11 63 (7.71%) OSPF
12 62 (7.59%) BGP
12 62 (7.59%) Cisco ASA
13 61 (7.47%) IP Telephony
14 54 (6.61%) PBX
15 52 (6.36%) Internet
16 48 (5.88%) Network Security
17 47 (5.75%) WLAN
18 42 (5.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.20%) MySQL
2 18 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.49%) DB2
5 4 (0.49%) Informix
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.24%) MS Access
7 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (0.98%) JIRA
2 6 (0.73%) Selenium
2 6 (0.73%) Mercurial
2 6 (0.73%) PHPUnit
3 5 (0.61%) Hudson
3 5 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
General
1 149 (18.24%) Telecoms
2 105 (12.85%) Finance
3 32 (3.92%) Banking
4 16 (1.96%) Law
5 14 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.59%) Legal
6 13 (1.59%) Retail
7 8 (0.98%) Billing
8 7 (0.86%) Marketing
9 6 (0.73%) Games
10 5 (0.61%) Military
10 5 (0.61%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Local Government
12 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.37%) French Language
13 2 (0.24%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 146 (17.87%) Network Engineer
2 145 (17.75%) Analyst
3 77 (9.42%) Support Engineer
4 60 (7.34%) Architect
5 46 (5.63%) Support Analyst
5 46 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 42 (5.14%) Project Manager
7 40 (4.90%) Network Analyst
8 39 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 34 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 29 (3.55%) Service Analyst
10 29 (3.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 29 (3.55%) Network Manager
11 28 (3.43%) Cisco Engineer
12 27 (3.30%) Consultant
13 25 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
13 25 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (3.06%) Voice Engineer
14 23 (2.82%) 1st Line Support
15 22 (2.69%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.71%) SOAP
2 10 (1.22%) XML
3 9 (1.10%) XMPP
4 8 (0.98%) JSON
4 8 (0.98%) jQuery
4 8 (0.98%) HTML
5 7 (0.86%) Web Services
6 6 (0.73%) REST
6 6 (0.73%) Zend Framework
7 5 (0.61%) JSP
7 5 (0.61%) LAMP
8 4 (0.49%) CGI
8 4 (0.49%) JavaBeans
8 4 (0.49%) EJB
8 4 (0.49%) CSS
9 3 (0.37%) Middleware
10 2 (0.24%) Spring
10 2 (0.24%) Ajax
10 2 (0.24%) JMS
10 2 (0.24%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.94%) Video Conferencing
2 62 (7.59%) Blackberry
3 60 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.55%) IVR
5 19 (2.33%) Replication
6 18 (2.20%) Clustering
7 17 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.96%) Kindle
9 15 (1.84%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.59%) Open Source
11 12 (1.47%) NHS
11 12 (1.47%) Handset
12 9 (1.10%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.98%) iPad
13 8 (0.98%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.86%) e-Health
14 7 (0.86%) FMCG
14 7 (0.86%) SecurID
15 6 (0.73%) Online Games
16 5 (0.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 304 (37.21%) Windows
2 126 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (10.89%) Windows 7
4 76 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (8.81%) Linux
6 53 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (5.75%) Windows XP
8 29 (3.55%) UNIX
9 24 (2.94%) Windows 8
10 21 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.59%) Solaris
12 12 (1.47%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.47%) Android
13 11 (1.35%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.22%) CentOS
15 6 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.61%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.49%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.49%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (21.18%) ITIL
2 57 (6.98%) Project Management
3 48 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 41 (5.02%) Service Delivery
4 41 (5.02%) Migration
5 36 (4.41%) Network Design
6 35 (4.28%) PRINCE2
6 35 (4.28%) Network Architecture
7 32 (3.92%) Network Management
8 30 (3.67%) Service Management
9 27 (3.30%) Asset Management
10 25 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
12 21 (2.57%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (2.45%) E-Commerce
14 18 (2.20%) Mentoring
15 17 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
15 17 (2.08%) Business Continuity
15 17 (2.08%) Change Management
15 17 (2.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (7.34%) SQL
2 16 (1.96%) C
3 14 (1.71%) JavaScript
3 14 (1.71%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.35%) C++
5 9 (1.10%) PHP
6 7 (0.86%) Java
7 6 (0.73%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.73%) Objective-C
8 5 (0.61%) Perl
9 3 (0.37%) R
10 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.24%) Python
10 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.12%) Scala
11 1 (0.12%) VBScript
11 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 235 (28.76%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (15.67%) CCNA
3 95 (11.63%) CCNP
4 65 (7.96%) Security Cleared
5 60 (7.34%) CCIE
6 55 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (5.39%) SC Cleared
8 43 (5.26%) MCSE
9 30 (3.67%) CCVP
10 28 (3.43%) Degree
11 24 (2.94%) CCDP
12 19 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.96%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.59%) MCP
15 12 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (1.35%) MCITP
17 9 (1.10%) CISSP
17 9 (1.10%) CCSP
18 8 (0.98%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.02%) SLA
2 18 (2.20%) ISO 9001
3 15 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.98%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) QA
6 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 182 (22.28%) Active Directory
2 57 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.69%) vSphere
4 20 (2.45%) XenServer
5 19 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 15 (1.84%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.59%) XenApp
8 11 (1.35%) ISA Server
9 10 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
10 9 (1.10%) Firmware
11 7 (0.86%) NFS
11 7 (0.86%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.86%) VMware Server
11 7 (0.86%) DFS Replication
12 6 (0.73%) vCloud
13 5 (0.61%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.49%) Snort
15 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (5.26%) SCCM
2 32 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.71%) FortiGate
5 13 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
6 12 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
7 10 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.10%) MOM
8 9 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
9 7 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
9 7 (0.86%) SCOM
10 6 (0.73%) Nagios
11 5 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.37%) Control-M
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.37%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.37%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.37%) WSUS
12 3 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 410 (50.18%) Cisco
2 160 (19.58%) Microsoft
3 111 (13.59%) VMware
4 109 (13.34%) Citrix
5 86 (10.53%) Juniper
6 77 (9.42%) CheckPoint
7 73 (8.94%) Avaya
8 56 (6.85%) HP
9 51 (6.24%) F5
10 47 (5.75%) SolarWinds
11 42 (5.14%) Mitel
12 34 (4.16%) Nokia
13 33 (4.04%) Symantec
14 29 (3.55%) Riverbed
15 26 (3.18%) McAfee
15 26 (3.18%) BT
16 22 (2.69%) Polycom
17 20 (2.45%) Blue Coat
18 19 (2.33%) WatchGuard
19 17 (2.08%) Red Hat
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £285 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Livingston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago