The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 64 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing VoIP 1 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.14% 1.42% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 7.11% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
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£320 £398 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.49% -33.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -17.52%
VoIP
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
126 197 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.33% 20.04% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 92 86
Average daily rate £338 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £226 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 14
Average hourly rate £18.27 £30.78 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.65% +63.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VoIP across the Cheshire region.

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the Cheshire region.

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - -
Warrington - - - -
VoIP
North West

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) GSM
1 3 (33.33%) IVR
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) H.323
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) PSTN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) GSM
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) H.323
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) PSTN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) MGW
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Transition Manager
4 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Verint