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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 268 256 220
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -36
Contract jobs citing VoIP 415 405 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.78% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.94% 5.75% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 205 244
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 31 31
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £48.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -10.30%

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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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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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 -25 379 £318 -5.92% 177
London -45 132 £325 -7.14% 59
South East +20 106 £325 -10.03% 54
East of England -7 50 £189 -28.77% 16
Cambridgeshire +32 36 £330 +69.23% 4
Berkshire +7 34 £300 -4.00% 10
City of London -6 32 £306 -12.50% 15
Cambridge +22 31 £310 +58.97% 4
West Midlands -1 30 £400 - 8
Oxfordshire +11 22 £338 -38.63% 5
North West -12 19 £380 +38.00% 9
Surrey +9 18 £360 -10.00% 11
Yorkshire -1 14 £200 -38.46% 13
South West -28 14 £306 +36.11% 12
Wales - 12 £400 - 3
West Sussex +5 11 £320 -3.39% 4
Scotland -26 10 £150 -58.39% 3
Reading +9 8 £288 -11.53% 2
West Yorkshire -12 8 £188 -43.39% 7
South Wales - 8 £375 - 3
Crawley +14 7 £345 +20.00% 3
Cheshire +5 7 £439 +59.63% 1
Birmingham +3 7 £450 - 3
East Midlands -1 7 £250 +17.64% 8
Warwickshire -2 7 £402 +10.75%
Hampshire -15 7 £325 -10.34% 11
Hertfordshire -20 6 £160 - 9
Guildford +1 5 £368 -8.12% 2
Edinburgh -7 5 £138 -31.25% 1
Manchester -12 5 £295 +41.31% 4

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 388 (49.94%) Cisco
2 282 (36.29%) Windows
3 242 (31.15%) WAN
4 234 (30.12%) Firewall
5 228 (29.34%) LAN
6 223 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
7 204 (26.25%) Active Directory
8 170 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 160 (20.59%) ITIL
10 138 (17.76%) VPN
11 122 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 119 (15.32%) CCNP
13 118 (15.19%) MPLS
13 118 (15.19%) Telecoms
14 117 (15.06%) MS Exchange
15 113 (14.54%) VMware
16 112 (14.41%) Citrix
17 102 (13.13%) CCNA
17 102 (13.13%) MS Office
17 102 (13.13%) Wireless
18 101 (13.00%) TCP/IP
19 100 (12.87%) Windows 7
20 98 (12.61%) DNS
21 96 (12.36%) CheckPoint
22 92 (11.84%) Juniper
22 92 (11.84%) Finance
23 77 (9.91%) Cisco ASA
24 76 (9.78%) Avaya
25 72 (9.27%) MS Excel
26 71 (9.14%) Windows Server 2003

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 117 (15.06%) MS Exchange
2 66 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (5.02%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 27 (3.47%) Lync
5 21 (2.70%) Apache
6 20 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.80%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.16%) CMS
8 9 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.03%) IIS
10 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.51%) CICS
12 4 (0.51%) TPMS
13 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 102 (13.13%) MS Office
2 72 (9.27%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.35%) Office 365
2 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 242 (31.15%) WAN
2 234 (30.12%) Firewall
3 228 (29.34%) LAN
4 138 (17.76%) VPN
5 118 (15.19%) MPLS
6 102 (13.13%) Wireless
7 101 (13.00%) TCP/IP
8 98 (12.61%) DNS
9 77 (9.91%) Cisco ASA
10 67 (8.62%) VLAN
10 67 (8.62%) OSPF
11 63 (8.11%) DHCP
12 61 (7.85%) BGP
13 58 (7.46%) IPsec
14 53 (6.82%) SAN
15 46 (5.92%) SNMP
16 42 (5.41%) Internet
17 40 (5.15%) EIGRP
18 39 (5.02%) Cisco PIX
19 38 (4.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.57%) MySQL
3 13 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.64%) MS Access
5 4 (0.51%) DB2
5 4 (0.51%) Informix
5 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.39%) SQLite
7 2 (0.26%) IDOL
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.13%) Big Data
8 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (0.90%) JIRA
2 4 (0.51%) Selenium
2 4 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.51%) Mercurial
2 4 (0.51%) PHPUnit
2 4 (0.51%) Hudson
2 4 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.39%) Subversion
4 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
General
1 118 (15.19%) Telecoms
2 92 (11.84%) Finance
3 28 (3.60%) Banking
4 12 (1.54%) Law
4 12 (1.54%) French Language
5 9 (1.16%) Legal
6 8 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.90%) Multimedia
7 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.90%) Marketing
8 5 (0.64%) Retail
9 4 (0.51%) Billing
9 4 (0.51%) Back Office
9 4 (0.51%) Electronics
9 4 (0.51%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.39%) Games
11 2 (0.26%) Military
11 2 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (17.25%) Analyst
2 122 (15.70%) Network Engineer
3 68 (8.75%) Support Engineer
4 55 (7.08%) Project Manager
5 46 (5.92%) Support Analyst
5 46 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 44 (5.66%) Architect
7 42 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 41 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (4.63%) Network Support
10 30 (3.86%) Network Analyst
10 30 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (3.60%) Design Engineer
11 28 (3.60%) IP Engineer
12 27 (3.47%) Administrator
12 27 (3.47%) Service Analyst
12 27 (3.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 27 (3.47%) Consultant
13 25 (3.22%) Voice Engineer
14 23 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.06%) XMPP
2 13 (1.67%) XML
3 10 (1.29%) JSON
4 9 (1.16%) Web Services
4 9 (1.16%) jQuery
4 9 (1.16%) .NET
5 8 (1.03%) CSS
6 7 (0.90%) SOAP
6 7 (0.90%) REST
7 6 (0.77%) Zend Framework
8 5 (0.64%) Ajax
8 5 (0.64%) HTML
9 4 (0.51%) EJB
9 4 (0.51%) JavaBeans
9 4 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.39%) HTML5
10 3 (0.39%) iOS SDK
10 3 (0.39%) Cocoa Touch
10 3 (0.39%) UIKit
10 3 (0.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.85%) Blackberry
1 61 (7.85%) Video Conferencing
2 53 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.45%) Client/Server
5 16 (2.06%) Handset
5 16 (2.06%) Replication
6 15 (1.93%) Kindle
7 13 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.54%) FMCG
8 12 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.16%) Clustering
9 9 (1.16%) IVR
10 7 (0.90%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.90%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.90%) iPad
10 7 (0.90%) Open Source
11 5 (0.64%) User Experience
11 5 (0.64%) iPhone
11 5 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 282 (36.29%) Windows
2 122 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (12.87%) Windows 7
4 71 (9.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (7.21%) Windows XP
6 39 (5.02%) Linux
7 26 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.83%) Android
9 16 (2.06%) UNIX
10 15 (1.93%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.93%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.54%) Windows Vista
12 10 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.51%) Solaris
14 3 (0.39%) VME
14 3 (0.39%) MVS
14 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.26%) CentOS
15 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (20.59%) ITIL
2 64 (8.24%) Project Management
3 46 (5.92%) Migration
3 46 (5.92%) Load Balancing
3 46 (5.92%) Network Management
4 39 (5.02%) Network Architecture
4 39 (5.02%) Network Design
5 35 (4.50%) PRINCE2
6 33 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (3.22%) Service Delivery
10 22 (2.83%) Validation
10 22 (2.83%) Incident Management
11 21 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
11 21 (2.70%) Mentoring
12 19 (2.45%) Change Management
13 18 (2.32%) Business Continuity
13 18 (2.32%) Service Management
13 18 (2.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (6.82%) SQL
2 27 (3.47%) C++
3 24 (3.09%) Java
4 15 (1.93%) C
5 14 (1.80%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.42%) PHP
7 9 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.03%) C#
8 8 (1.03%) Python
9 7 (0.90%) Objective-C
9 7 (0.90%) VBScript
9 7 (0.90%) Perl
10 6 (0.77%) Ruby
11 4 (0.51%) Scala
12 3 (0.39%) Tcl
13 2 (0.26%) R
13 2 (0.26%) VB
14 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 223 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (15.32%) CCNP
3 102 (13.13%) CCNA
4 55 (7.08%) Security Cleared
5 54 (6.95%) CCIE
6 53 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (5.41%) SC Cleared
8 38 (4.89%) MCSE
9 36 (4.63%) CCVP
10 35 (4.50%) Degree
11 28 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (3.60%) CCDP
12 21 (2.70%) CISSP
13 19 (2.45%) MCP
14 18 (2.32%) Check Point Certification
15 17 (2.19%) CCSP
16 16 (2.06%) MCSA
17 8 (1.03%) CCDA
17 8 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 7 (0.90%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.02%) SLA
2 21 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.06%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.39%) QA
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 204 (26.25%) Active Directory
2 62 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.50%) vSphere
4 22 (2.83%) XenApp
5 20 (2.57%) XenServer
6 15 (1.93%) Terminal Services
7 13 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.16%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.77%) DFS Replication
10 6 (0.77%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.77%) NFS
11 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.64%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.51%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.39%) Xen
14 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 43 (5.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 39 (5.02%) SCCM
3 19 (2.45%) FortiGate
4 17 (2.19%) Cisco UCCX
4 17 (2.19%) Cisco UCCE
5 15 (1.93%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.16%) OPNET
9 8 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.77%) SCOM
11 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.51%) MOM
11 4 (0.51%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.39%) Nagios
12 3 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
12 3 (0.39%) Puppet
12 3 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 388 (49.94%) Cisco
2 170 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 113 (14.54%) VMware
4 112 (14.41%) Citrix
5 96 (12.36%) CheckPoint
6 92 (11.84%) Juniper
7 76 (9.78%) Avaya
8 52 (6.69%) HP
9 43 (5.53%) Mitel
10 42 (5.41%) SolarWinds
11 40 (5.15%) F5
12 39 (5.02%) Nokia
13 33 (4.25%) Symantec
14 25 (3.22%) Riverbed
15 23 (2.96%) Blue Coat
16 22 (2.83%) BT
17 20 (2.57%) WatchGuard
18 18 (2.32%) Redback
18 18 (2.32%) McAfee
19 17 (2.19%) Radware
Essex
Skye Group
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate - Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £6 - £14 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £110 - 130 per day + Overtime
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £16 to £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Sussex
TheSmartList
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago