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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
England / North West
Rank 106 123 129
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +6
Contract jobs citing VoIP 30 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.94% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.56% 6.26% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 6
Median daily rate £425 £338 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-38.93% +87.14%

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
397 575 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.05% 15.06% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 324 211
Median daily rate £383 £400 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +15.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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 +13 25 £450 +24.13% 10
Cheshire +24 4 £338 +22.72% 3
Merseyside -4 1 £170 -15.00% 2
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 79 (78.22%) LAN
2 73 (72.28%) WAN
3 68 (67.33%) Firewall
4 55 (54.46%) TCP/IP
5 53 (52.48%) VPN
6 52 (51.49%) Windows
7 48 (47.52%) Patch Management
8 46 (45.54%) Linux
8 46 (45.54%) Apple
8 46 (45.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 45 (44.55%) Unix
10 44 (43.56%) Vulnerability Management
11 43 (42.57%) Network Monitoring
11 43 (42.57%) CISSP
11 43 (42.57%) SANS
12 42 (41.58%) SSCP
13 41 (40.59%) Splunk
14 40 (39.60%) QRadar
15 39 (38.61%) Elastic Stack
16 33 (32.67%) Cybersecurity
16 33 (32.67%) IBM
17 32 (31.68%) LogRhythm
18 28 (27.72%) Cisco
19 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
20 24 (23.76%) SC Cleared
20 24 (23.76%) Case Management
21 23 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
21 23 (22.77%) Information Security
22 20 (19.80%) Cyber Attack
22 20 (19.80%) Security Operations

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 3 (2.97%) Apache
1 3 (2.97%) IIS
1 3 (2.97%) Jetty
1 3 (2.97%) Mongrel
1 3 (2.97%) nginx
1 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.99%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Office 365
2 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.95%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.97%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.98%) Slack
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) GitHub
5 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.99%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 79 (78.22%) LAN
2 73 (72.28%) WAN
3 68 (67.33%) Firewall
4 55 (54.46%) TCP/IP
5 53 (52.48%) VPN
6 16 (15.84%) Network Security
7 14 (13.86%) Internet
8 13 (12.87%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (11.88%) Wireless
10 10 (9.90%) DNS
11 9 (8.91%) DHCP
12 8 (7.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (7.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (7.92%) VLAN
13 5 (4.95%) Broadband
13 5 (4.95%) PBX
14 4 (3.96%) BGP
14 4 (3.96%) Ethernet
14 4 (3.96%) OSPF
14 4 (3.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.85%) Redis
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.97%) Travis CI
2 2 (1.98%) JIRA
General
1 9 (8.91%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Back Office
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (20.79%) Analyst
2 14 (13.86%) Security Analyst
3 13 (12.87%) Network Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Architect
4 12 (11.88%) Technical Specialist
5 10 (9.90%) Security Specialist
6 8 (7.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Network Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Senior Security Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Technical Security Specialist
10 4 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.96%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (38.61%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (10.89%) RESTful
2 11 (10.89%) Web Services
3 3 (2.97%) .NET
3 3 (2.97%) J2EE
3 3 (2.97%) Servlets
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
4 1 (0.99%) CSS3
4 1 (0.99%) HTML
4 1 (0.99%) HTML5
4 1 (0.99%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) Cyber Attack
2 14 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 14 (13.86%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.91%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.96%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.96%) NHS
5 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.97%) IVR
6 2 (1.98%) Handset
6 2 (1.98%) Life Science
7 1 (0.99%) RIA
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (51.49%) Windows
2 46 (45.54%) Linux
3 45 (44.55%) Unix
4 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.52%) Patch Management
2 46 (45.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 44 (43.56%) Vulnerability Management
4 43 (42.57%) Network Monitoring
5 33 (32.67%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (23.76%) Case Management
7 23 (22.77%) Information Security
8 20 (19.80%) Security Operations
9 18 (17.82%) Open Source
10 17 (16.83%) Security Monitoring
11 15 (14.85%) SIEM
12 13 (12.87%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (11.88%) Network Design
14 11 (10.89%) ITIL
15 10 (9.90%) Analytics
16 9 (8.91%) Data Analytics
16 9 (8.91%) Network Architecture
17 8 (7.92%) Process Improvement
18 7 (6.93%) ITIL V3
18 7 (6.93%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.89%) Python
2 3 (2.97%) Java
3 1 (0.99%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 43 (42.57%) CISSP
1 43 (42.57%) SANS
2 42 (41.58%) SSCP
3 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
4 24 (23.76%) SC Cleared
5 23 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (14.85%) CCNP
7 14 (13.86%) CCNA
8 12 (11.88%) CCIE
9 5 (4.95%) Degree
10 1 (0.99%) APMP
10 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.99%) CCDA
10 1 (0.99%) CCDP
10 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.99%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.99%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (39.60%) QRadar
2 15 (14.85%) Kibana
2 15 (14.85%) logstash
3 8 (7.92%) Nessus
3 8 (7.92%) Nexpose
3 8 (7.92%) Nmap
3 8 (7.92%) RSA enVision
4 3 (2.97%) Puppet
4 3 (2.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (45.54%) Apple
2 41 (40.59%) Splunk
3 33 (32.67%) IBM
4 32 (31.68%) LogRhythm
5 28 (27.72%) Cisco
6 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
7 9 (8.91%) ArcSight
7 9 (8.91%) Intel
7 9 (8.91%) Intel Security
7 9 (8.91%) NetWitness
8 8 (7.92%) Qualys
9 7 (6.93%) GENBAND
10 6 (5.94%) Snow
11 4 (3.96%) Google
11 4 (3.96%) VMware
12 3 (2.97%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.97%) HP
12 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.98%) Citrix