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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 51 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing VoIP 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.88% 0.50% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 3.23% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate £175 £463 £209
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.16% +121.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.13 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+100.71% -7.89%
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
98 93 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.45% 15.37% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 41
Average daily rate £375 £295 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +61.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 11 February 2016, 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 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Avaya
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Dell KACE
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) CESG
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 2 (22.22%) ITSM
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Kamailio
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) Dell KACE
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Kaspersky
3 1 (11.11%) VMware