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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 74 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing VoIP 5 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.46% 1.02% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 5.44% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
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£393 £439 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.59% +59.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £92.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £22.86
% change year-on-year
-16.32% +7.19%
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
133 147 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.26% 18.68% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 65 70
Average daily rate £413 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.33 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.98% -0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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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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
Warrington -18 2 £275 -45.00%
Knutsford - 2 £485 -
Crewe - 1 - -
VoIP
North West

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Avaya
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) BT
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) XenServer
4 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (25.00%) Toshiba
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) H.323

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) CTI
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) H.323
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Services Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Handset
2 1 (12.50%) IVR
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Information Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenServer
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Avaya
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Toshiba
4 2 (25.00%) BT
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) AppSense