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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 55 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing VoIP 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.19% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 1.49% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £325 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 - £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 - £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.82% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.82% -6.54%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.69% 12.91% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £153 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) VLAN
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) ARCserve
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) PDA
4 2 (20.00%) PBX
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) LANDesk
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Broadband
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) 3G
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (20.00%) PBX
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Broadband
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Support
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telephony Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PDA
2 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Project Management
1 1 (10.00%) Service Management
1 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint