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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IP Telephony
Rank 119 105 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.10% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.65% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £306 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% +53.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +65.51%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 309 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.84% 15.54% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 140 138
Average daily rate £315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 August 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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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
Birmingham - 1 £320 - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
IP Telephony
England

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) BT
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity
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%) Avaya
2 4 (80.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) BCP
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) Multicast
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Multicast
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (80.00%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (80.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (80.00%) BCP
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) BT
1 4 (80.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco