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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Telephony
Rank 125 102 106
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 3 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 2.93% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £220 £259 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.97% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -34.78%
IP Telephony
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
263 307 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.37% 14.08% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 128 125
Average daily rate £375 £298 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -11.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 49 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.65 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IP Telephony across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

IP Telephony Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 3 £220 -26.66%
IP Telephony
England

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Avaya
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) German Language
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) BT
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) Sun
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (50.00%) German Language
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya Voice Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Service Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Voice Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) VMware