The first table below looks at the demand for IP Telephony skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IP Telephony
Rank 109 105 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 0.68% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £360 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £238 £325
% change year-on-year
+51.57% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -36.68%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
281 292 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.73% 15.47% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 130 101
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 49 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
IP Telephony
England

IP Telephony
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
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IP Telephony
England

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IP Telephony 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 IP Telephony.

1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Avaya
2 4 (80.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) BT
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (80.00%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (80.00%) MS Project
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) BCP
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) PABX
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) CCSA
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IP Telephony 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 IP Telephony. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Project
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) PABX
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (80.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) BCP
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCSA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Avaya
2 4 (80.00%) BT
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel