The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 102 98 99
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing VoIP 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 3.02% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £380 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +0.51%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
374 298 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.37% 15.10% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 134 134
Average daily rate £313 £323 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 31
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 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VoIP
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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 -5 4 £385 -14.44% 3
Coventry -12 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 19 (65.52%) WAN
2 17 (58.62%) Cisco
3 14 (48.28%) LAN
3 14 (48.28%) Firewall
4 12 (41.38%) Windows
5 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (31.03%) ITIL
7 8 (27.59%) CCNP
7 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
7 8 (27.59%) MPLS
7 8 (27.59%) VMware
8 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
8 7 (24.14%) Fortinet
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (24.14%) DMVPN
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (24.14%) McAfee
8 7 (24.14%) CSS
9 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
9 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 6 (20.69%) Avaya
9 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
10 5 (17.24%) BIG-IP
10 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
10 5 (17.24%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (17.24%) F5
10 5 (17.24%) Service Management
10 5 (17.24%) Citrix

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) WAN
2 14 (48.28%) LAN
2 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 8 (27.59%) MPLS
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (24.14%) DMVPN
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
6 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (17.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (17.24%) BIG-IP
7 3 (10.34%) WLAN
8 2 (6.90%) Wireless
8 2 (6.90%) SAN
8 2 (6.90%) DMZ
8 2 (6.90%) PBX
9 1 (3.45%) Broadband
9 1 (3.45%) ISDN
9 1 (3.45%) VPN
9 1 (3.45%) DNS
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Network Support
3 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) Network Technician
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Technician
6 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Data Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Voice Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Network Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Service Management
2 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
2 5 (17.24%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (27.59%) CCNP
3 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) CCENT
5 1 (3.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) XenApp
3 3 (10.34%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.45%) DameWare
2 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco
2 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) McAfee
3 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
3 7 (24.14%) Fortinet
4 6 (20.69%) Avaya
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) F5
6 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) Lotus
6 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
6 2 (6.90%) TOWER Software
6 2 (6.90%) Mitel
7 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) Verint
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25000.00 - £29500.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago