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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 117 116 110
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 20 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.76% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.28% 5.80% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 10
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£340 £275 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £138 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £375 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £17.45 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £21.05 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.36 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.90% -6.58%
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
467 379 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.62% 13.02% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 181 179
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £463 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VoIP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 2014. 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
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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
Cheshire -6 8 £439 +59.63%
Manchester -4 6 - - 7
Merseyside -1 3 - -
Lancashire -7 3 £240 -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) SAN
4 6 (19.35%) CCNA
5 5 (16.13%) LAN
5 5 (16.13%) Firewall
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.90%) MGW
6 4 (12.90%) VMware
6 4 (12.90%) Finance
6 4 (12.90%) CMS
6 4 (12.90%) PSTN
6 4 (12.90%) WAN
6 4 (12.90%) Avaya
6 4 (12.90%) EIGRP
6 4 (12.90%) H.323
6 4 (12.90%) Verint
7 3 (9.68%) Lync
7 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) Citrix
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (9.68%) HP
7 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
7 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) CMS
2 3 (9.68%) Lync
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
2 5 (16.13%) LAN
2 5 (16.13%) Firewall
3 4 (12.90%) MGW
3 4 (12.90%) PSTN
3 4 (12.90%) WAN
3 4 (12.90%) EIGRP
3 4 (12.90%) H.323
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.45%) Wireless
5 2 (6.45%) GSM
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.45%) VPN
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.23%) FWSM
6 1 (3.23%) MPLS
6 1 (3.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Technician
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (6.45%) Handset
1 2 (6.45%) Replication
1 2 (6.45%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Project Management
2 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.45%) Data Security
3 2 (6.45%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL V2
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (19.35%) CCNA
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) CCNP
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) MCP
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) XenApp
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.45%) Brightmail
2 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
1 2 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Avaya
3 4 (12.90%) Verint
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) IronPort
5 2 (6.45%) Veeam
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
5 2 (6.45%) Apple
5 2 (6.45%) F5
5 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.23%) Toshiba
6 1 (3.23%) Siemens
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Mitel
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds