The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 62 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% 0.50% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 4.05% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.25% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -13.37%
VoIP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
142 74 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.57% 12.31% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 44 32
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (25.00%) XMPP
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) 3G
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) Broadband
4 1 (12.50%) PDA
4 1 (12.50%) French Language
4 1 (12.50%) German Language

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (12.50%) Broadband
General
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
1 1 (12.50%) German Language
1 1 (12.50%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Voice Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITSM
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
1 1 (12.50%) Product Management
1 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) LANDesk