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 26 June 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 64 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 4 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 0.70% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 2.91% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £28.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.52% +40.24%  

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 140 206 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.18% 24.12% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 110 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 10 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (53.33%) CCNP
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (46.67%) CCIE
6 6 (40.00%) CCNA
7 5 (33.33%) Migration
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) Back Office
9 3 (20.00%) Network Design
9 3 (20.00%) IVR
10 2 (13.33%) CTI
10 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
10 2 (13.33%) WFM
10 2 (13.33%) High Availability
10 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
11 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
11 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
11 1 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
11 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
11 1 (6.67%) Lancope
11 1 (6.67%) Network Security
11 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
11 1 (6.67%) Project Management
11 1 (6.67%) PBX
11 1 (6.67%) PSTN

VoIP
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (13.33%) CTI
2 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) PBX
3 1 (6.67%) PSTN
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Back Office Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Design Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Junior
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Manager
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) WFM
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CCNP
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCIE
3 6 (40.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.67%) Lancope