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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Telephony
Rank 149 128 119
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 1 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% 0.099% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.76% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£425 - £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £285 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.45% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £19.13 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+16.18% -24.25%
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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
463 397 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.98% 13.07% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 199 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 43
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Apple
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (57.14%) VBA
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Sales Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Installations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Apple
3 3 (42.86%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Wyse
5 1 (14.29%) Acronis
5 1 (14.29%) Lumension
5 1 (14.29%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) Meraki