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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 275 219 213
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 366 459 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.90% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.83% 6.57% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 244 235
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 37 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +6.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.98 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £41.70 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.53%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
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 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
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 £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 -69 334 £325 - 152
London -10 139 £340 -4.89% 48
South East -33 88 £335 -4.28% 34
City of London -13 37 £375 +4.16% 13
East of England -40 34 £190 -25.49% 17
Berkshire -1 33 £325 +8.33% 6
Cambridgeshire +3 22 £240 -19.32% 4
North West +1 20 £340 +23.45% 12
Cambridge +5 18 £243 -13.00% 4
Surrey -4 16 £336 -15.93% 8
West Midlands -13 15 £388 +5.08% 8
Oxfordshire +15 14 £443 +82.47% 2
Yorkshire -7 13 £188 -37.50% 16
Wales -8 13 £413 +217.30% 2
Reading +5 12 £338 +12.58% 4
West Sussex +2 12 £290 -12.45% 3
South West -28 10 £350 +62.79% 7
East Midlands -2 9 £310 +18.09% 4
Scotland -26 9 £140 -60.00% 6
Cheshire -2 8 £439 +59.63% 5
South Wales -9 8 £413 - 1
West Yorkshire -11 8 £200 -33.33% 13
Crawley +12 7 £345 +22.66% 1
Manchester -3 6 - - 6
Nottinghamshire +13 5 - - 1
Nottingham +13 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire 0 5 £248 -27.20% 10
Birmingham -3 5 £450 - 3
Hampshire -30 5 £375 +10.29% 7
Oxford +4 4 £295 -13.23% 1

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 399 (51.95%) Cisco
2 256 (33.33%) Windows
3 242 (31.51%) WAN
4 225 (29.30%) Firewall
5 222 (28.91%) LAN
5 222 (28.91%) Cisco Certification
6 198 (25.78%) Active Directory
7 177 (23.05%) Microsoft
8 157 (20.44%) ITIL
9 139 (18.10%) MPLS
10 135 (17.58%) VPN
11 125 (16.28%) CCNP
12 116 (15.10%) MS Exchange
13 115 (14.97%) Wireless
14 114 (14.84%) Telecoms
15 113 (14.71%) VMware
16 110 (14.32%) CheckPoint
16 110 (14.32%) Windows Server 2008
17 104 (13.54%) CCNA
18 103 (13.41%) Finance
19 99 (12.89%) TCP/IP
20 96 (12.50%) DNS
20 96 (12.50%) Citrix
21 92 (11.98%) MS Office
22 86 (11.20%) Windows 7
23 77 (10.03%) Juniper
24 75 (9.77%) BGP
24 75 (9.77%) MS Excel
25 74 (9.64%) OSPF
25 74 (9.64%) Avaya

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 116 (15.10%) MS Exchange
2 61 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (5.21%) Lync
4 39 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 27 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (2.47%) Apache
9 12 (1.56%) IBM Notes
10 9 (1.17%) CMS
10 9 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.65%) IIS
13 3 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 92 (11.98%) MS Office
2 75 (9.77%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.82%) 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%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.39%) Office 365
2 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.26%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (31.51%) WAN
2 225 (29.30%) Firewall
3 222 (28.91%) LAN
4 139 (18.10%) MPLS
5 135 (17.58%) VPN
6 115 (14.97%) Wireless
7 99 (12.89%) TCP/IP
8 96 (12.50%) DNS
9 75 (9.77%) BGP
10 74 (9.64%) OSPF
11 73 (9.51%) Cisco ASA
12 57 (7.42%) DHCP
12 57 (7.42%) SAN
12 57 (7.42%) IPsec
13 55 (7.16%) VLAN
14 47 (6.12%) Internet
15 45 (5.86%) EIGRP
16 43 (5.60%) SNMP
17 41 (5.34%) Cisco Nexus
18 40 (5.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.08%) MySQL
3 14 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.39%) MS Access
6 3 (0.39%) SQLite
7 2 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.26%) IDOL
7 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.13%) Informix
8 1 (0.13%) DB2
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (0.65%) JIRA
2 3 (0.39%) Subversion
2 3 (0.39%) Selenium
2 3 (0.39%) Mercurial
2 3 (0.39%) Hudson
2 3 (0.39%) PHPUnit
2 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 114 (14.84%) Telecoms
2 103 (13.41%) Finance
3 33 (4.30%) Banking
4 15 (1.95%) Billing
5 10 (1.30%) French Language
5 10 (1.30%) Marketing
5 10 (1.30%) Multimedia
6 9 (1.17%) Legal
7 6 (0.78%) Law
7 6 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.78%) Retail
8 4 (0.52%) Dutch Language
8 4 (0.52%) Back Office
8 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.39%) Local Government
9 3 (0.39%) Electronics
9 3 (0.39%) Games
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Military
10 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (16.15%) Network Engineer
2 118 (15.36%) Analyst
3 67 (8.72%) Support Engineer
4 60 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 49 (6.38%) Architect
6 45 (5.86%) Cisco Engineer
7 39 (5.08%) Network Support
7 39 (5.08%) Consultant
8 37 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 36 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (4.69%) Support Analyst
10 35 (4.56%) Voice Engineer
11 29 (3.78%) Service Analyst
12 27 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
12 27 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
13 25 (3.26%) Desktop Support
14 23 (2.99%) Administrator
14 23 (2.99%) Design Engineer
15 22 (2.86%) IP Engineer
16 20 (2.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.34%) XMPP
2 11 (1.43%) .NET
3 10 (1.30%) CSS
3 10 (1.30%) Web Services
4 9 (1.17%) XML
5 8 (1.04%) jQuery
6 6 (0.78%) REST
6 6 (0.78%) JSON
7 5 (0.65%) Middleware
7 5 (0.65%) HTML
7 5 (0.65%) SOAP
7 5 (0.65%) Zend Framework
8 4 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.39%) Ajax
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa
9 3 (0.39%) EDI
9 3 (0.39%) HTML5
9 3 (0.39%) iOS SDK
9 3 (0.39%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (0.39%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.16%) Blackberry
2 53 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 28 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.86%) Handset
5 15 (1.95%) Replication
5 15 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.43%) Kindle
7 11 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.30%) Open Source
9 9 (1.17%) IVR
9 9 (1.17%) NHS
9 9 (1.17%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.17%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.17%) FMCG
10 5 (0.65%) Clustering
10 5 (0.65%) iPad
11 4 (0.52%) iPhone
12 3 (0.39%) PKI
12 3 (0.39%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 256 (33.33%) Windows
2 110 (14.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (11.20%) Windows 7
4 63 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (7.55%) Windows XP
6 32 (4.17%) Linux
7 22 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.60%) Android
9 13 (1.69%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.56%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.43%) UNIX
12 8 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (1.04%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.39%) MVS
13 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.39%) Solaris
13 3 (0.39%) VME
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.26%) CentOS
14 2 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (20.44%) ITIL
2 68 (8.85%) Project Management
3 45 (5.86%) Migration
4 42 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (5.47%) Network Management
5 39 (5.08%) PRINCE2
6 35 (4.56%) Load Balancing
7 34 (4.43%) Network Design
8 29 (3.78%) Incident Management
9 28 (3.65%) Network Architecture
10 25 (3.26%) Change Management
11 24 (3.13%) Service Delivery
12 23 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (2.86%) WAN Optimisation
14 20 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (2.60%) Business Continuity
15 18 (2.34%) Validation
16 17 (2.21%) Service Management
17 16 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (1.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (7.42%) SQL
2 24 (3.13%) C++
3 22 (2.86%) Java
4 17 (2.21%) C
5 14 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.43%) PHP
7 8 (1.04%) C#
7 8 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.91%) Python
9 6 (0.78%) Perl
9 6 (0.78%) VBScript
9 6 (0.78%) Ruby
10 5 (0.65%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.52%) Scala
12 3 (0.39%) Tcl
12 3 (0.39%) VB
13 2 (0.26%) R
14 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 222 (28.91%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (16.28%) CCNP
3 104 (13.54%) CCNA
4 61 (7.94%) CCIE
5 55 (7.16%) Security Cleared
6 53 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (5.73%) SC Cleared
8 42 (5.47%) Degree
9 33 (4.30%) MCSE
10 30 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (3.91%) CCDP
10 30 (3.91%) CCVP
11 23 (2.99%) CISSP
12 19 (2.47%) MCSA
13 18 (2.34%) Check Point Certification
14 16 (2.08%) MCP
15 14 (1.82%) CCSP
16 11 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (1.04%) CCIP
18 7 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.73%) SLA
2 20 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.91%) QA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 198 (25.78%) Active Directory
2 66 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.04%) vSphere
4 19 (2.47%) XenApp
5 13 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.30%) XenServer
7 9 (1.17%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.17%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.65%) NFS
9 5 (0.65%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.52%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.52%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.39%) Xen
11 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.26%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 48 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (4.69%) SCCM
3 24 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 20 (2.60%) FortiGate
5 18 (2.34%) Cisco UCCE
6 16 (2.08%) Backup Exec
7 13 (1.69%) OPNET
7 13 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.69%) SCOM
8 10 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.52%) WSUS
10 4 (0.52%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.39%) Puppet
11 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
13 1 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 399 (51.95%) Cisco
2 177 (23.05%) Microsoft
3 113 (14.71%) VMware
4 110 (14.32%) CheckPoint
5 96 (12.50%) Citrix
6 77 (10.03%) Juniper
7 74 (9.64%) Avaya
8 48 (6.25%) HP
9 44 (5.73%) Mitel
10 41 (5.34%) F5
11 37 (4.82%) Nokia
12 33 (4.30%) SolarWinds
13 32 (4.17%) Symantec
14 29 (3.78%) Blue Coat
15 27 (3.52%) BT
15 27 (3.52%) McAfee
16 24 (3.13%) Riverbed
17 20 (2.60%) Remedy
18 17 (2.21%) Apple
19 16 (2.08%) Dell
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Warwickshire
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Rate: £150 to £225 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Hertfordshire
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Rate: £150 - £170 per day
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Rate: £150 to £225 per day
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