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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 129 104 109
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing VoIP 11 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.91% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 6.02% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £355 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £23.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.89% +39.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £19.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -25.00%
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
463 432 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.35% 15.13% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 202 178
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 4 £410 +31.20% 1
Lancashire -16 3 - - 1
Manchester -20 2 £295 +18.00% 8
Merseyside -6 1 - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (19.35%) SAN
4 6 (19.35%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
4 6 (19.35%) Firewall
5 5 (16.13%) Finance
5 5 (16.13%) LAN
5 5 (16.13%) WAN
5 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 5 (16.13%) CCNA
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.90%) MGW
6 4 (12.90%) Verint
6 4 (12.90%) PSTN
6 4 (12.90%) Avaya
6 4 (12.90%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) CMS
6 4 (12.90%) VMware
6 4 (12.90%) H.323
6 4 (12.90%) EIGRP
7 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
7 3 (9.68%) Web Services
7 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.68%) GSM
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) CMS
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Lync
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) LAN
2 5 (16.13%) WAN
2 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.90%) PSTN
3 4 (12.90%) EIGRP
3 4 (12.90%) H.323
3 4 (12.90%) MGW
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (9.68%) GSM
5 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.45%) Wireless
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.23%) HSRP
6 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.23%) FWSM
6 1 (3.23%) TACACS
6 1 (3.23%) MPLS
6 1 (3.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
1 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Service Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
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%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) IVR
2 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) 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
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
2 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
2 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
2 3 (9.68%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) CRM
4 1 (3.23%) Release Management
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
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%) Brightmail
3 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 4 (12.90%) Avaya
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Verint
5 2 (6.45%) IronPort
5 2 (6.45%) Veeam
5 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.45%) F5
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Apple
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) Websense
6 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds