The table below looks at the statistics for VoIP 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 VoIP over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 96 100 99
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing VoIP 17 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.81% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.20% 4.67% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 7
Average daily rate
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£356 £397 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £243 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £306
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% +8.88%
VoIP
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
274 450 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.11% 17.41% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 230 150
Average daily rate £315 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 30
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VoIP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VoIP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VoIP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VoIP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VoIP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VoIP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

VoIP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

VoIP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VoIP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VoIP
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 VoIP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 5 £425 - 2
Shropshire -3 4 £310 -
Birmingham +3 3 £120 -71.76% 2
Solihull - 2 - -
Warwickshire +3 1 - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing VoIP 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 VoIP.

1 25 (67.57%) WAN
2 21 (56.76%) Cisco
3 18 (48.65%) MPLS
3 18 (48.65%) Firewall
4 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (35.14%) CCNP
5 13 (35.14%) LAN
6 11 (29.73%) McAfee
7 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
7 10 (27.03%) CSS
7 10 (27.03%) Blue Coat
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (27.03%) F5
7 10 (27.03%) WAN Optimisation
7 10 (27.03%) DMVPN
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
8 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (24.32%) SolarWinds
8 9 (24.32%) Fortinet
8 9 (24.32%) BIG-IP
8 9 (24.32%) CiscoWorks
8 9 (24.32%) IBM
8 9 (24.32%) WLAN
8 9 (24.32%) Juniper
8 9 (24.32%) BMC
9 8 (21.62%) Service Management
9 8 (21.62%) MS Project
9 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing VoIP 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 VoIP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Project
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (67.57%) WAN
2 18 (48.65%) MPLS
2 18 (48.65%) Firewall
3 13 (35.14%) LAN
4 10 (27.03%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (27.03%) DMVPN
4 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (24.32%) BIG-IP
5 9 (24.32%) WLAN
6 8 (21.62%) PABX
7 4 (10.81%) VPN
7 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (10.81%) Wireless
8 3 (8.11%) VLAN
8 3 (8.11%) OSPF
9 2 (5.41%) ISDN
9 2 (5.41%) PBX
9 2 (5.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) DTS
General
1 8 (21.62%) Local Government
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Service Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Network Support
4 3 (8.11%) Network Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Data Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Voice Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) CSS
2 8 (21.62%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) PDA
2 1 (2.70%) SCADA
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) WAN Optimisation
2 9 (24.32%) Mentoring
3 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
3 8 (21.62%) Service Management
4 7 (18.92%) Supplier Management
4 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (10.81%) Coaching
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Network Design
6 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Network Management
7 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
8 1 (2.70%) BCP
8 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.70%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (35.14%) CCNP
3 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) CCNA
5 3 (8.11%) CCDA
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) CCVP
7 1 (2.70%) Degree
7 1 (2.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) McAfee
3 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
3 10 (27.03%) Blue Coat
3 10 (27.03%) F5
4 9 (24.32%) SolarWinds
4 9 (24.32%) Fortinet
4 9 (24.32%) IBM
4 9 (24.32%) Juniper
4 9 (24.32%) BMC
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.11%) Avaya
5 3 (8.11%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) BT
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
7 1 (2.70%) Nokia
7 1 (2.70%) Apple
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) LANDesk