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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 134 104 116
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs citing VoIP 10 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 1.13% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 7.14% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 9
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£240 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £234 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £28.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.21% +43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £21.10 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.32% +0.47%
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
404 448 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.50% 15.82% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 210 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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
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 December 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
Manchester -18 8 £240 -9.85% 7
Lancashire -21 2 - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) WAN
3 10 (35.71%) LAN
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) CCNA
6 7 (25.00%) Firewall
7 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 5 (17.86%) EIGRP
9 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) Citrix
9 4 (14.29%) Finance
9 4 (14.29%) IVR
9 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (10.71%) JIRA
10 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 3 (10.71%) SCCM
10 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (10.71%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (10.71%) VMware
10 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
10 3 (10.71%) CCNP

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) WAN
2 10 (35.71%) LAN
3 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (17.86%) EIGRP
6 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (10.71%) DNS
7 3 (10.71%) DHCP
7 3 (10.71%) GSM
8 2 (7.14%) BGP
8 2 (7.14%) OSPF
8 2 (7.14%) Wireless
8 2 (7.14%) PBX
8 2 (7.14%) SSL
8 2 (7.14%) VPN
8 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (7.14%) Network Security
9 1 (3.57%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Technician
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) IVR
1 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
2 3 (10.71%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Network Management
3 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.57%) Change Control
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.57%) Information Security
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) IT Governance
4 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) CRM
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (10.71%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) Veeam
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Verint
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) Mitel
6 1 (3.57%) Genesys
6 1 (3.57%) Lotus
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) Websense