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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 58 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing VoIP 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.81% 0.46% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 3.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.36 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -6.58%
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
128 84 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.27% 12.79% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 44 45
Average daily rate £320 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Avaya
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) MySQL
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Sybase
6 1 (12.50%) DB2
6 1 (12.50%) EJB
6 1 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (12.50%) Linux

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) CICS
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) Multicast
4 1 (12.50%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) Broadband
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) 3G
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) EJB
1 1 (12.50%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Sybase
4 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint