The table below looks at the statistics for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IP Telephony
England / West Midlands
Rank 121 126 107
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.079% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.80% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £160 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £325 £257
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
342 250 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.17% 9.82% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 125 126
Median daily rate £363 £400 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +39.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 51
Median hourly rate £22.23 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.47% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing IP Telephony as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

IP Telephony Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IP Telephony
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IP Telephony across the West Midlands region.

IP Telephony Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IP Telephony
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony across the West Midlands region.

IP Telephony Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IP Telephony
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Birmingham -3 1 £160 -46.66%
IP Telephony
England

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) VPN
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (55.56%) CCNA
3 5 (55.56%) CCDA
3 5 (55.56%) CCDP
3 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) Network Design
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (55.56%) F5
3 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (44.44%) Unified Communications
4 4 (44.44%) CCVP
4 4 (44.44%) Nokia
4 4 (44.44%) Avaya
4 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 4 (44.44%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) HP

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (44.44%) Unified Communications
3 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) CMDB
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Network Design
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCDA
1 5 (55.56%) CCDP
1 5 (55.56%) CCNA
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCVP
3 3 (33.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) F5
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) Avaya
3 4 (44.44%) Nokia
4 3 (33.33%) Dell
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) LANDesk
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Toshiba
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix