The table below looks at the statistics for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 104 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 2.27% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £260 £333 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% +121.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -34.78%
IP Telephony
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
276 176 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.02% 12.59% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 90 69
Average daily rate £363 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

IP Telephony Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IP Telephony Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

IP Telephony
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing IP Telephony 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 IP Telephony.

1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Sophos
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) WAP
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (25.00%) CCVP
5 2 (25.00%) IVR
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Intranet
6 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) Ethernet

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing IP Telephony 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 IP Telephony. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco IPT
1 3 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) Intranet
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Expert
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCVP
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Sophos
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds