The first table below looks at the demand for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 25 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 for the Birmingham region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 57 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing VoIP 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.56% 0.66% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 5.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£385 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £298 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.36% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +0.51%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
132 78 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.51% 12.87% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 33 37
Average daily rate £310 £400 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VoIP
West Midlands

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VoIP across the Birmingham region.

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region 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 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya
4 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Broadband
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) PDA
5 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
5 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) Multicast
4 1 (14.29%) Broadband
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) 3G
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Telephony Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PDA
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Avaya
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint