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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 138 128 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Contract jobs citing VoIP 16 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.35% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.05% 2.77% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £188 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £394 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £294 £289
% change year-on-year
-2.12% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.60 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.40 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -10.82%
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
524 397 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.59% 12.54% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 163 125
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
Manchester -7 8 £240 -12.72% 10
Merseyside -11 4 - -
Cheshire -4 3 - - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 14 (53.85%) LAN
1 14 (53.85%) WAN
1 14 (53.85%) DHCP
1 14 (53.85%) VPN
1 14 (53.85%) DNS
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) Network Management
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 9 (34.62%) EIGRP
5 9 (34.62%) BGP
6 8 (30.77%) Wireless
7 7 (26.92%) SAN
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (23.08%) Network Security
9 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
9 5 (19.23%) VMware
9 5 (19.23%) SSL
9 5 (19.23%) OSPF
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (15.38%) Citrix
10 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 4 (15.38%) IPsec
10 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
10 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (15.38%) SCCM

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) LAN
1 14 (53.85%) WAN
1 14 (53.85%) DHCP
1 14 (53.85%) VPN
1 14 (53.85%) DNS
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
3 9 (34.62%) BGP
3 9 (34.62%) EIGRP
4 8 (30.77%) Wireless
5 7 (26.92%) SAN
6 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 6 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (23.08%) Network Security
7 5 (19.23%) OSPF
7 5 (19.23%) SSL
8 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (15.38%) HSRP
8 4 (15.38%) GLBP
8 4 (15.38%) VLAN
8 4 (15.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Network Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) iSeries
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Handset
2 1 (3.85%) IVR
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Network Management
2 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Information Security
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) IT Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Information Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) CCIE
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MCDST
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
2 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Lotus
5 2 (7.69%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) Genesys
6 1 (3.85%) Siemens
6 1 (3.85%) Adobe
6 1 (3.85%) Sun
6 1 (3.85%) Sophos
6 1 (3.85%) Sonus
6 1 (3.85%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.85%) AppSense
6 1 (3.85%) Mitel
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