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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 58 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing VoIP 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.05% 0.47% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.78% 3.70% -
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 £293 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -23.07%
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
118 81 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.49% 12.64% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 51 44
Average daily rate £300 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.20 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) Avaya
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (16.67%) Mentoring

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) TPMS
3 1 (8.33%) CICS
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) LAN
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) ATM
3 1 (8.33%) Broadband
3 1 (8.33%) 3G
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) EJB
1 1 (8.33%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase