The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP 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 VoIP 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
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 123 126 114
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing VoIP 33 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.55% 3.04% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 6
Average daily rate £350 £225 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -14.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £220 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £345 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -9.52%
VoIP
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
595 427 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.65% 13.56% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 212 171
Average daily rate £400 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VoIP
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 VoIP within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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 -7 19 £363 +61.11% 12
Lancashire - 7 £261 - 1
Cheshire -1 5 £275 - 9
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 33 (45.83%) Cisco
2 32 (44.44%) Windows
3 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
4 21 (29.17%) WAN
5 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
5 19 (26.39%) DNS
6 18 (25.00%) DHCP
6 18 (25.00%) LAN
6 18 (25.00%) ITIL
6 18 (25.00%) VMware
7 17 (23.61%) Wireless
8 16 (22.22%) Unix
8 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 15 (20.83%) VPN
10 14 (19.44%) Firewall
10 14 (19.44%) Citrix
11 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (16.67%) Project Management
13 11 (15.28%) SAN
13 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
14 10 (13.89%) Network Security
15 9 (12.50%) Finance
15 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
15 9 (12.50%) NetApp
15 9 (12.50%) SQL
15 9 (12.50%) XenApp
15 9 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
16 8 (11.11%) XenDesktop
16 8 (11.11%) Windows 7

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.72%) Lync
3 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.17%) IIS
6 1 (1.39%) CMS
6 1 (1.39%) Magnolia
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.17%) WAN
2 19 (26.39%) DNS
2 19 (26.39%) TCP/IP
3 18 (25.00%) DHCP
3 18 (25.00%) LAN
4 17 (23.61%) Wireless
5 15 (20.83%) VPN
6 14 (19.44%) Firewall
7 12 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (15.28%) SAN
9 10 (13.89%) Network Security
10 8 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (9.72%) BGP
11 7 (9.72%) OSPF
12 6 (8.33%) ATM
12 6 (8.33%) Ethernet
12 6 (8.33%) IPsec
12 6 (8.33%) ISDN
12 6 (8.33%) SNMP
12 6 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Legal
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Architect
2 15 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.94%) 1st Line Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.94%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Administrator
8 4 (5.56%) Data Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) Middleware
2 5 (6.94%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.72%) IVR
2 6 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.56%) Statistics
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Windows
2 16 (22.22%) Unix
3 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
4 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.72%) Linux
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.33%) MVS
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.56%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.17%) Solaris
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (16.67%) Project Management
3 9 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.11%) Service Management
5 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.72%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (8.33%) DSDM
6 6 (8.33%) RAD
6 6 (8.33%) SSADM
6 6 (8.33%) UML
7 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.94%) CRM
7 5 (6.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (6.94%) Workflow
8 4 (5.56%) Change Management
8 4 (5.56%) Web Filtering
9 3 (4.17%) Coaching
9 3 (4.17%) Network Design
9 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) SQL
2 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.56%) Perl
3 4 (5.56%) Python
4 3 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) CCNP
1 8 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.17%) CCNA
2 3 (4.17%) MCSE
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) CCVP
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) CCIE
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.50%) XenApp
4 8 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 6 (8.33%) XenServer
6 5 (6.94%) Brightmail
7 4 (5.56%) vSphere
8 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) Cisco
2 18 (25.00%) VMware
3 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 14 (19.44%) Citrix
5 9 (12.50%) NetApp
6 7 (9.72%) Fortinet
7 6 (8.33%) Avaya
7 6 (8.33%) HP
7 6 (8.33%) IronPort
8 5 (6.94%) Symantec
9 4 (5.56%) Aruba
9 4 (5.56%) Compaq
9 4 (5.56%) Dell
9 4 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.56%) ThinPrint
10 3 (4.17%) Oracle
11 2 (2.78%) BT
11 2 (2.78%) Siemens
11 2 (2.78%) Sun
11 2 (2.78%) Toshiba
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