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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
England / North West
Rank 88 124 129
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +5
Contract jobs citing VoIP 44 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 0.75% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.76% 5.05% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 6
Median daily rate £419 £350 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £344
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £91.06 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.65% +15.00%

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
409 574 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.45% 14.92% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 314 192
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +28 35 £425 +19.29% 9
Cheshire +27 7 £256 -6.81% 5
Merseyside - 2 £223 - 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 68 (68.69%) LAN
2 65 (65.66%) WAN
3 61 (61.62%) Firewall
4 43 (43.43%) TCP/IP
5 41 (41.41%) VPN
5 41 (41.41%) Windows
6 34 (34.34%) Cisco
7 33 (33.33%) Patch Management
8 32 (32.32%) Unix
8 32 (32.32%) Linux
9 31 (31.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 30 (30.30%) Vulnerability Management
10 30 (30.30%) Apple
11 29 (29.29%) CISSP
11 29 (29.29%) Network Monitoring
11 29 (29.29%) SANS
12 28 (28.28%) SSCP
13 27 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
14 26 (26.26%) Splunk
14 26 (26.26%) QRadar
15 25 (25.25%) ELK Stack
16 20 (20.20%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (20.20%) Data Centre
16 20 (20.20%) CCNP
17 19 (19.19%) Security Cleared
18 18 (18.18%) SC Cleared
18 18 (18.18%) IBM
18 18 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
19 17 (17.17%) Network Security
19 17 (17.17%) LogRhythm

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 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.05%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.01%) Jetty
4 1 (1.01%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.01%) nginx
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.02%) Slack
4 1 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.01%) GitHub
4 1 (1.01%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.01%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.01%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 68 (68.69%) LAN
2 65 (65.66%) WAN
3 61 (61.62%) Firewall
4 43 (43.43%) TCP/IP
5 41 (41.41%) VPN
6 18 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (17.17%) Network Security
8 16 (16.16%) Internet
9 9 (9.09%) DHCP
9 9 (9.09%) DNS
9 9 (9.09%) PBX
9 9 (9.09%) Unified Communications
10 8 (8.08%) Wireless
11 7 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (7.07%) VLAN
12 5 (5.05%) Broadband
12 5 (5.05%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (5.05%) MPLS
13 4 (4.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) Redis
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.01%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (16.16%) Analyst
2 15 (15.15%) Architect
3 14 (14.14%) Network Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
6 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Network Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Technical Support
8 6 (6.06%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.04%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.04%) VoIP Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.25%) ELK Stack
2 7 (7.07%) RESTful
2 7 (7.07%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) CSS
3 1 (1.01%) CSS3
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (1.01%) HTML5
3 1 (1.01%) J2EE
3 1 (1.01%) Servlets
3 1 (1.01%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.20%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.15%) Cyber Attack
3 10 (10.10%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.05%) IVR
5 4 (4.04%) NHS
5 4 (4.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.03%) BYOD
6 3 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.03%) PKI
7 2 (2.02%) Handset
8 1 (1.01%) RIA
8 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (41.41%) Windows
2 32 (32.32%) Linux
2 32 (32.32%) Unix
3 7 (7.07%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.02%) Solaris
5 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 31 (31.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 30 (30.30%) Vulnerability Management
4 29 (29.29%) Network Monitoring
5 20 (20.20%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (17.17%) Case Management
7 15 (15.15%) ITIL
8 14 (14.14%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (13.13%) Information Security
10 12 (12.12%) Network Design
11 11 (11.11%) Security Operations
12 10 (10.10%) Analytics
12 10 (10.10%) ITIL V3
12 10 (10.10%) Migration
12 10 (10.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (10.10%) SIEM
13 9 (9.09%) Data Analytics
13 9 (9.09%) Network Architecture
13 9 (9.09%) Open Source
13 9 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) Python
2 3 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (1.01%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.01%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (29.29%) CISSP
1 29 (29.29%) SANS
2 28 (28.28%) SSCP
3 27 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (20.20%) CCNP
5 19 (19.19%) Security Cleared
6 18 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 12 (12.12%) CCIE
7 12 (12.12%) CCNA
8 4 (4.04%) Degree
8 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.01%) APMP
9 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.01%) CCDA
9 1 (1.01%) CCDP
9 1 (1.01%) ISEB
9 1 (1.01%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.01%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.02%) XenApp
3 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (26.26%) QRadar
2 8 (8.08%) Kibana
2 8 (8.08%) logstash
2 8 (8.08%) Nessus
2 8 (8.08%) Nexpose
2 8 (8.08%) Nmap
3 5 (5.05%) RSA enVision
4 4 (4.04%) SCCM
5 3 (3.03%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (34.34%) Cisco
2 30 (30.30%) Apple
3 26 (26.26%) Splunk
4 18 (18.18%) IBM
5 17 (17.17%) LogRhythm
6 14 (14.14%) Microsoft
7 9 (9.09%) ArcSight
7 9 (9.09%) Intel
7 9 (9.09%) Intel Security
7 9 (9.09%) NetWitness
8 8 (8.08%) Qualys
9 7 (7.07%) Citrix
9 7 (7.07%) GENBAND
10 6 (6.06%) Avaya
10 6 (6.06%) VMware
11 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
12 4 (4.04%) BroadSoft
12 4 (4.04%) Clearswift
12 4 (4.04%) HP
13 3 (3.03%) 3PAR
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