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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 119 107 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing VoIP 18 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.85% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.75% 6.10% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 10
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£380 £275 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% -43.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £149 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £360 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.30 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.25 £19.70 £25.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -10.30%
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
480 410 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.09% 13.86% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 210 182
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +6 7 £439 +59.63% 1
Manchester -16 4 £295 +41.31% 3
Merseyside +2 3 - -
Lancashire -17 3 - - 2
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (56.25%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
3 10 (31.25%) Windows
4 9 (28.13%) ITIL
5 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.88%) CCNA
7 6 (18.75%) Firewall
7 6 (18.75%) SAN
8 5 (15.63%) EIGRP
8 5 (15.63%) WAN
8 5 (15.63%) LAN
8 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (12.50%) MGW
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (12.50%) CMS
9 4 (12.50%) VMware
9 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.50%) PSTN
9 4 (12.50%) Citrix
9 4 (12.50%) Avaya
9 4 (12.50%) H.323
9 4 (12.50%) Verint
10 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (9.38%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Lync
10 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (12.50%) CMS
1 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.38%) Lync
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 5 (15.63%) EIGRP
2 5 (15.63%) WAN
2 5 (15.63%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) MGW
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (12.50%) PSTN
3 4 (12.50%) H.323
4 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.38%) GSM
5 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
5 2 (6.25%) OSPF
5 2 (6.25%) FWSM
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.13%) HSRP
6 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Technician
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) IVR
2 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Handset
3 1 (3.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris
4 2 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
2 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
2 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.13%) Line Management
4 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V2
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Data Security
4 1 (3.13%) CRM
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) CCNA
3 3 (9.38%) CCNP
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) ISEB
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) MCP
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) vSphere
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.25%) Brightmail
3 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Citrix
3 4 (12.50%) Avaya
3 4 (12.50%) Verint
4 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.25%) Veeam
4 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.25%) IronPort
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) Symantec
4 2 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (3.13%) Websense
5 1 (3.13%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) Mitel
5 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
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