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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 120 114 106
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing VoIP 25 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.53% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 4.26% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.88% +25.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £197 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £490 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £309 £298
% change year-on-year
+9.31% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +4.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.24% -34.00%
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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +6 18 £300 - 11
Cheshire -7 2 £500 +6.38% 6
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 21 (56.76%) Firewall
2 17 (45.95%) Wireless
2 17 (45.95%) VPN
3 16 (43.24%) DNS
3 16 (43.24%) LAN
3 16 (43.24%) DHCP
4 14 (37.84%) Windows
4 14 (37.84%) Cisco
5 13 (35.14%) Network Management
6 11 (29.73%) BGP
6 11 (29.73%) WAN
7 10 (27.03%) Network Security
8 8 (21.62%) VMware
8 8 (21.62%) EIGRP
8 8 (21.62%) SAN
8 8 (21.62%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
9 7 (18.92%) OSPF
9 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
10 6 (16.22%) CCNP
10 6 (16.22%) SSL
10 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
11 5 (13.51%) HSRP
11 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 5 (13.51%) Citrix
11 5 (13.51%) IPsec
12 4 (10.81%) Information Security
12 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (56.76%) Firewall
2 17 (45.95%) Wireless
2 17 (45.95%) VPN
3 16 (43.24%) DNS
3 16 (43.24%) LAN
3 16 (43.24%) DHCP
4 11 (29.73%) WAN
4 11 (29.73%) BGP
5 10 (27.03%) Network Security
6 8 (21.62%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (21.62%) EIGRP
6 8 (21.62%) SAN
7 7 (18.92%) OSPF
8 6 (16.22%) SSL
8 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (13.51%) IPsec
9 5 (13.51%) HSRP
10 4 (10.81%) GLBP
10 4 (10.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Network Consultant
1 8 (21.62%) Consultant
2 7 (18.92%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) VoIP Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.41%) Statistics
4 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) Handset
5 1 (2.70%) IVR
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Network Management
2 4 (10.81%) Network Architecture
2 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.81%) Information Security
2 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (8.11%) Network Design
4 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) SOA
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Information Management
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Perl
1 2 (5.41%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) VB
2 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (16.22%) CCNP
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) CCIE
4 2 (5.41%) MCITP
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCDST
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) XenApp
2 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.41%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Citrix
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.41%) Aruba
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Avaya
6 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.70%) Siemens
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) Sophos
7 1 (2.70%) Adobe
7 1 (2.70%) Sun
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) AppSense
7 1 (2.70%) Sonus
7 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
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