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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 131 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing VoIP 37 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 0.62% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.89% 4.13% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% +23.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £177 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £482 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £25.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +29.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% +8.88%
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
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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
Manchester -2 22 £300 - 6
Lancashire -8 6 £455 +89.58% 1
Cheshire -12 4 £393 -10.59% 2
Merseyside -10 2 £400 - 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (46.55%) Cisco
2 25 (43.10%) Windows
3 21 (36.21%) Firewall
4 20 (34.48%) Wireless
5 19 (32.76%) LAN
5 19 (32.76%) DHCP
5 19 (32.76%) DNS
6 18 (31.03%) VPN
7 17 (29.31%) VMware
8 16 (27.59%) WAN
9 14 (24.14%) Active Directory
10 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
11 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
12 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (17.24%) BGP
13 10 (17.24%) Project Management
13 10 (17.24%) Network Security
13 10 (17.24%) Network Management
14 9 (15.52%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (15.52%) UNIX
15 8 (13.79%) SAN
15 8 (13.79%) CCNP
15 8 (13.79%) Network Design
16 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
16 7 (12.07%) SLA
16 7 (12.07%) Citrix
16 7 (12.07%) OSPF
16 7 (12.07%) ITIL
17 6 (10.34%) Middleware
17 6 (10.34%) NetApp

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.21%) Firewall
2 20 (34.48%) Wireless
3 19 (32.76%) LAN
3 19 (32.76%) DHCP
3 19 (32.76%) DNS
4 18 (31.03%) VPN
5 16 (27.59%) WAN
6 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
7 10 (17.24%) BGP
7 10 (17.24%) Network Security
8 9 (15.52%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (13.79%) SAN
10 7 (12.07%) OSPF
11 6 (10.34%) EIGRP
11 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (10.34%) SSL
12 5 (8.62%) Ethernet
13 4 (6.90%) ATM
13 4 (6.90%) ISDN
13 4 (6.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Architect
2 9 (15.52%) Network Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Network Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Network Security Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco Expert
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) Middleware
1 6 (10.34%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) IVR
3 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.17%) Statistics
5 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.45%) Replication
6 2 (3.45%) Clustering
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) Handset
7 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.10%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) UNIX
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.90%) MVS
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.72%) Android
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Project Management
1 10 (17.24%) Network Management
2 8 (13.79%) Network Design
3 7 (12.07%) ITIL
4 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.62%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (6.90%) Information Security
5 4 (6.90%) UML
5 4 (6.90%) RAD
5 4 (6.90%) SSADM
5 4 (6.90%) DSDM
6 3 (5.17%) CRM
6 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.17%) Workflow
6 3 (5.17%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) Python
2 3 (5.17%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.79%) CCNP
3 3 (5.17%) CCNA
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.17%) CCVP
4 2 (3.45%) MCITP
4 2 (3.45%) MCP
4 2 (3.45%) MCSA
4 2 (3.45%) CCIE
5 1 (1.72%) CCDP
5 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.62%) XenApp
2 5 (8.62%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.17%) XenServer
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Cisco
2 17 (29.31%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.07%) Citrix
5 6 (10.34%) NetApp
6 5 (8.62%) Avaya
7 3 (5.17%) Toshiba
7 3 (5.17%) BT
7 3 (5.17%) Aruba
7 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle
8 2 (3.45%) Sophos
9 1 (1.72%) Siemens
9 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.72%) HP
9 1 (1.72%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.72%) ScanSafe
9 1 (1.72%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.72%) AppSense
9 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago