The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 52 71 56
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 11 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.64% 0.99% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 3.30% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £413 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.24% +1.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £293 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £461 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £286
% change year-on-year +10.71% +22.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -56.25% +158.06%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 303 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.97% 30.03% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 159 80
Median daily rate £450 £380 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +15.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in Reading

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Reading

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 43 (95.56%) Cisco
2 32 (71.11%) Unified Communications
3 30 (66.67%) CCNP
3 30 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (60.00%) Telecoms
5 26 (57.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 23 (51.11%) CCNA
7 20 (44.44%) Cisco UCCX
8 19 (42.22%) Cisco UCCE
8 19 (42.22%) CCIE
9 16 (35.56%) Migration
10 11 (24.44%) Network Design
11 10 (22.22%) IVR
12 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (15.56%) CTI
12 7 (15.56%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (15.56%) High Availability
13 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
13 6 (13.33%) IP Telephony
13 6 (13.33%) Firewall
13 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 5 (11.11%) PBX
14 5 (11.11%) PSTN
14 5 (11.11%) Project Management
14 5 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
15 4 (8.89%) CCNP Voice
15 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
15 4 (8.89%) H.323
15 4 (8.89%) MPLS
15 4 (8.89%) CCVP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (71.11%) Unified Communications
2 7 (15.56%) CTI
3 6 (13.33%) Firewall
3 6 (13.33%) IP Telephony
4 5 (11.11%) PBX
4 5 (11.11%) PSTN
5 4 (8.89%) H.323
5 4 (8.89%) MPLS
5 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.89%) WAN
6 3 (6.67%) Ethernet
6 3 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (6.67%) PPP
6 3 (6.67%) WLAN
6 3 (6.67%) xDSL
7 2 (4.44%) ATM
7 2 (4.44%) Broadband
7 2 (4.44%) SCCP
7 2 (4.44%) Skype
7 2 (4.44%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Network Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 12 (26.67%) Design Engineer
4 11 (24.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) VoIP Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Voice Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) IVR
2 4 (8.89%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) PMI
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Solaris
2 2 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Migration
2 11 (24.44%) Network Design
3 7 (15.56%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (15.56%) High Availability
4 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
5 5 (11.11%) Project Management
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.44%) Line Management
8 2 (4.44%) WFM
9 1 (2.22%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.22%) Network Management
9 1 (2.22%) Resource Management
9 1 (2.22%) Stress Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (66.67%) CCNP
1 30 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (51.11%) CCNA
3 19 (42.22%) CCIE
4 4 (8.89%) CCNP Voice
4 4 (8.89%) CCVP
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
5 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.44%) SCSA
5 2 (4.44%) Sun Certification
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (57.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (44.44%) Cisco UCCX
3 19 (42.22%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 43 (95.56%) Cisco
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.67%) Mitel
5 2 (4.44%) Avaya
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Huawei
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Sun
5 2 (4.44%) Veritas
6 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.22%) EMC
6 1 (2.22%) F5
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) Lancope
6 1 (2.22%) VMware