The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 69 70
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Contract jobs citing VoIP 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.79% 0.64% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.97% 3.09% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £338 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-38.93% +87.14%

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
67 194 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.27% 20.55% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 115 77
Median daily rate £338 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £228 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VoIP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +28 3 £338 +22.72%
VoIP
North West

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) VLAN
3 8 (80.00%) WAN
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (60.00%) CCNA
5 5 (50.00%) Network Design
5 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (40.00%) Driving Licence
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) NHS
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) OSPF
7 3 (30.00%) BGP
7 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (30.00%) H.323
7 3 (30.00%) CCNP
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
7 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (30.00%) Network Security
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (20.00%) Citrix
8 2 (20.00%) Office 365

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) VLAN
2 8 (80.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (30.00%) H.323
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (10.00%) Softphone
6 1 (10.00%) Symposium
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Driving Licence
1 4 (40.00%) NHS
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) HP