The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP 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 VoIP over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 77 72 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing VoIP 8 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.72% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 5.33% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£230 £266 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.61% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £247 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £309 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £298 £303
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.10 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +13.33%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
168 150 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.93% 13.57% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 72 86
Average daily rate £320 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (20.00%) Network Management
6 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) Sonus
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (10.00%) SSH
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (10.00%) Softswitch
6 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (10.00%) IGRP
6 1 (10.00%) Telnet
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sun
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Genesys
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus
2 1 (10.00%) Websense
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Mitel
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (10.00%) Sonus