The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for VoIP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 46 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 4 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.02% 0.24% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.94% 2.13% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £175 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £285
% change year-on-year +5.33% +31.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £23.43 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £43.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -57.14% +113.41%  

VoIP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 81 47 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.56% 11.08% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 28 54
Median daily rate £425 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.35% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing VoIP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in Essex

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VoIP in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in Essex

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Essex

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 2 - -
VoIP
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 10 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) PBX
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco IPT
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (40.00%) CCNA
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (35.00%) Unix
4 7 (35.00%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 6 (30.00%) DHCP
6 5 (25.00%) Automotive
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) Internet
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (20.00%) WebEx
7 4 (20.00%) HTC Vive
7 4 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (20.00%) Mac OS
7 4 (20.00%) SMTP
7 4 (20.00%) LDAP
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) FTP
7 4 (20.00%) IPsec
7 4 (20.00%) MPLS

VoIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) InfoPath
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco IPT
2 9 (45.00%) PBX
3 6 (30.00%) DHCP
4 5 (25.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) Internet
4 5 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (25.00%) WAN
5 4 (20.00%) BGP
5 4 (20.00%) FTP
5 4 (20.00%) IMAP
5 4 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (20.00%) IPsec
5 4 (20.00%) LDAP
5 4 (20.00%) MPLS
5 4 (20.00%) Network Security
5 4 (20.00%) OSPF
5 4 (20.00%) SMTP
5 4 (20.00%) WebEx
6 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Automotive
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Voice Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (5.00%) Network Planner
4 1 (5.00%) PBX Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (20.00%) HTC Vive
3 4 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (15.00%) iPad
4 3 (15.00%) iPhone
5 2 (10.00%) Life Science
5 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Unix
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (10.00%) CAD
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) ITSM
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) CCNA
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MOS
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (10.00%) Autodesk
4 2 (10.00%) BMC
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle