The table below looks at the statistics for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 157 154 130
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 12 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 1.15% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate £325 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £225 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £255 £325
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -21.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £40.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-43.12% +180.70%
IP Telephony
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
580 521 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.41% 13.10% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 240 176
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 51 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.85 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IP Telephony Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IP Telephony Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IP Telephony
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IP Telephony
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -3 8 £325 +44.44% 2
Merseyside +5 3 £325 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
IP Telephony
England

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) CCNP
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 6 (35.29%) CCNA
4 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
4 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 3 (17.65%) LAN
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 3 (17.65%) Network Design
6 3 (17.65%) Network Security
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (17.65%) OpenScape
6 3 (17.65%) SmoothWall
6 3 (17.65%) Email Filtering
6 3 (17.65%) Web Filtering
7 2 (11.76%) Meraki
7 2 (11.76%) Avaya Modular Messaging
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security
2 3 (17.65%) OpenScape
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (11.76%) VoIP
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Service Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Network Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) WAP
2 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (5.88%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Email Filtering
2 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (17.65%) Network Design
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
2 3 (17.65%) Web Filtering
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CCNP
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (17.65%) SmoothWall
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Avaya
4 2 (11.76%) Meraki
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) GFI Software
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) VMware