The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 108 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing VoIP 20 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.85% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.19% 6.01% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
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£340 £275 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £121 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £349 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £17.45 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £21.05 £66.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.53%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
385 383 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.83% 14.15% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 176 184
Average daily rate £300 £284 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £435 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VoIP
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 8 £439 +59.63% 5
Manchester -3 6 - - 5
Merseyside +1 3 - -
Lancashire -11 3 £240 -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (47.06%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) Windows
3 10 (29.41%) ITIL
3 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 8 (23.53%) Avaya
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.65%) CCNA
6 6 (17.65%) SAN
7 5 (14.71%) LAN
7 5 (14.71%) Firewall
7 5 (14.71%) Mitel
7 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (11.76%) MGW
8 4 (11.76%) Nortel Meridian
8 4 (11.76%) IP Telephony
8 4 (11.76%) BT
8 4 (11.76%) Finance
8 4 (11.76%) CMS
8 4 (11.76%) VMware
8 4 (11.76%) Nortel
8 4 (11.76%) IPv4
8 4 (11.76%) PSTN
8 4 (11.76%) WAN
8 4 (11.76%) EIGRP
8 4 (11.76%) H.323
8 4 (11.76%) Verint
9 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (8.82%) Lync
9 3 (8.82%) Project Management

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (11.76%) CMS
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.82%) Lync
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) SAN
2 5 (14.71%) LAN
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) MGW
3 4 (11.76%) Nortel Meridian
3 4 (11.76%) IP Telephony
3 4 (11.76%) IPv4
3 4 (11.76%) PSTN
3 4 (11.76%) WAN
3 4 (11.76%) EIGRP
3 4 (11.76%) H.323
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.88%) Network Security
5 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.88%) Wireless
5 2 (5.88%) GSM
5 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Local Government
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Voice Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Network Technician
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Telephony Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Handset
1 2 (5.88%) Replication
1 2 (5.88%) IVR
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) iPhone
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Project Management
2 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
3 2 (5.88%) Data Security
3 2 (5.88%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL V2
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) Network Design
4 1 (2.94%) Migration
4 1 (2.94%) Release Management
4 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CCNP
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) XenApp
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.88%) Brightmail
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
1 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Cisco
2 8 (23.53%) Avaya
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.71%) Mitel
5 4 (11.76%) BT
5 4 (11.76%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) Nortel
5 4 (11.76%) Verint
6 3 (8.82%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Veeam
7 2 (5.88%) IronPort
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) Apple
7 2 (5.88%) F5
7 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.94%) Toshiba
8 1 (2.94%) Siemens
8 1 (2.94%) Remedy
8 1 (2.94%) McAfee
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