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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 135 129 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing VoIP 26 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.57% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.33% 4.16% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 9
Median daily rate £450 £300 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +19.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £501 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £251
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £27.25 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.29% -2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+65.85% +17.14%
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
601 505 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.41% 13.74% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 237 180
Median daily rate £378 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 53 34
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VoIP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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
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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 15 £775 +176.78% 9
Cheshire -4 8 £350 -30.00%
Merseyside -3 2 £250 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 38 (61.29%) Cisco
2 23 (37.10%) WAN
3 19 (30.65%) Firewall
4 17 (27.42%) LAN
4 17 (27.42%) DNS
5 16 (25.81%) TCP/IP
5 16 (25.81%) Windows
6 15 (24.19%) ITIL
7 14 (22.58%) MPLS
7 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
7 14 (22.58%) CCNP
7 14 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (20.97%) DHCP
9 12 (19.35%) BGP
10 11 (17.74%) OSPF
10 11 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (16.13%) Data Centre
11 10 (16.13%) Wireless
11 10 (16.13%) VMware
11 10 (16.13%) VPN
12 9 (14.52%) Cisco Prime
12 9 (14.52%) Citrix
12 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
13 8 (12.90%) Network Security
13 8 (12.90%) Load Balancing
13 8 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (12.90%) Skype for Business
13 8 (12.90%) EIGRP
13 8 (12.90%) HP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.23%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) CMS
5 1 (1.61%) Magnolia
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.10%) WAN
2 19 (30.65%) Firewall
3 17 (27.42%) DNS
3 17 (27.42%) LAN
4 16 (25.81%) TCP/IP
5 14 (22.58%) MPLS
6 13 (20.97%) DHCP
7 12 (19.35%) BGP
8 11 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (17.74%) OSPF
9 10 (16.13%) VPN
9 10 (16.13%) Wireless
10 8 (12.90%) EIGRP
10 8 (12.90%) Network Security
11 6 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (8.06%) SAN
12 5 (8.06%) WLAN
13 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (4.84%) H.323
14 3 (4.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
1 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (1.61%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Front Office
3 1 (1.61%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Lync Specialist
7 3 (4.84%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Messaging Support
7 3 (4.84%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Wireless Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) IVR
2 4 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) Statistics
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.61%) Informatics
5 1 (1.61%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.45%) Mac OS X
4 4 (6.45%) Unix
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
3 8 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (12.90%) Load Balancing
4 7 (11.29%) Network Management
4 7 (11.29%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (11.29%) Service Management
5 6 (9.68%) Project Management
6 4 (6.45%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.84%) Change Management
7 3 (4.84%) Coaching
7 3 (4.84%) Release Management
7 3 (4.84%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (4.84%) Test Strategy
7 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (4.84%) Web Filtering
8 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
8 2 (3.23%) High Availability
8 2 (3.23%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.23%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) C#
3 2 (3.23%) Perl
3 2 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) CCNP
1 14 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.29%) CCNA
3 4 (6.45%) JNCIA
4 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.23%) CCIE
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) HND
6 1 (1.61%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.61%) HP MASE
6 1 (1.61%) MCP
6 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.61%) PMP
6 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.68%) XenApp
4 5 (8.06%) Brightmail
5 4 (6.45%) vSphere
5 4 (6.45%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.45%) XenServer
6 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (8.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.84%) SCCM
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 38 (61.29%) Cisco
2 10 (16.13%) VMware
3 9 (14.52%) Citrix
4 8 (12.90%) HP
4 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 7 (11.29%) Fortinet
6 6 (9.68%) Avaya
6 6 (9.68%) Juniper
7 5 (8.06%) IronPort
7 5 (8.06%) Symantec
8 4 (6.45%) Compaq
8 4 (6.45%) Dell
8 4 (6.45%) NetApp
8 4 (6.45%) ThinPrint
9 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.23%) Genesys
9 2 (3.23%) Nortel
9 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.23%) SAP
9 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
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