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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 109 100 100
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing VoIP 25 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.91% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.23% 5.67% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 6
Median daily rate £385 £331 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.22% -9.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.83 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -20.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +20.58%
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
401 406 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.92% 16.07% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 231 120
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

VoIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing VoIP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 8 £385 +18.46% 2
Warwickshire -2 5 - -
Coventry 0 4 £450 -
Solihull - 4 - -
Staffordshire +3 2 £325 -18.75% 2
Smethwick - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £650 -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 27 (52.94%) Cisco
2 21 (41.18%) WAN
3 20 (39.22%) LAN
4 18 (35.29%) Firewall
5 14 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (25.49%) CCNP
7 11 (21.57%) Wireless
8 10 (19.61%) Project Management
8 10 (19.61%) Network Design
9 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 9 (17.65%) Incident Management
9 9 (17.65%) MPLS
9 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
11 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
11 7 (13.73%) IVR
11 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.73%) Windows
11 7 (13.73%) OSPF
11 7 (13.73%) BGP
11 7 (13.73%) Citrix
12 6 (11.76%) Avaya
12 6 (11.76%) ITIL
12 6 (11.76%) Finance
12 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
12 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
12 6 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (9.80%) PABX
13 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.96%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) WAN
2 20 (39.22%) LAN
3 18 (35.29%) Firewall
4 11 (21.57%) Wireless
5 9 (17.65%) MPLS
5 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (13.73%) BGP
7 7 (13.73%) OSPF
8 6 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (9.80%) EIGRP
9 5 (9.80%) NetScaler
9 5 (9.80%) PABX
10 4 (7.84%) DAB
10 4 (7.84%) Unified Communications
11 3 (5.88%) CTI
11 3 (5.88%) H.323
11 3 (5.88%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) QlikView
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.76%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Billing
4 1 (1.96%) Local Government
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Network Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Architect
3 8 (15.69%) VoIP Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) IT Support
5 4 (7.84%) Network Specialist
5 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Telephony Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Telephony Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Telephony Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) jQuery
1 3 (5.88%) RFC 2833
2 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.92%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) EDI
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) MAPI
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) IVR
2 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.80%) Handset
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.92%) FMCG
6 1 (1.96%) CESG
6 1 (1.96%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) Fedora
6 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Network Design
1 10 (19.61%) Project Management
2 9 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 6 (11.76%) ITIL
4 4 (7.84%) CRM
4 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.88%) BPMN
5 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.88%) Change Management
5 3 (5.88%) Open Source
5 3 (5.88%) UML
6 2 (3.92%) Change Control
6 2 (3.92%) Time Management
7 1 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Server Building
7 1 (1.96%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (1.96%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 3 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (1.96%) PHP 5
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (25.49%) CCNP
3 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) CCNA
5 3 (5.88%) CCVP
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) MCP
6 2 (3.92%) MCSE
7 1 (1.96%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.92%) Kamailio
2 2 (3.92%) vSphere
3 1 (1.96%) Firmware
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Cisco
2 7 (13.73%) Citrix
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.76%) Avaya
4 5 (9.80%) Juniper
5 4 (7.84%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.84%) EMC
5 4 (7.84%) Siemens
6 3 (5.88%) CA
6 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.88%) Mitel
6 3 (5.88%) SevOne
7 2 (3.92%) Apple
7 2 (3.92%) Veeam
7 2 (3.92%) VMware
8 1 (1.96%) Adobe
8 1 (1.96%) BT
8 1 (1.96%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.96%) Reuters
8 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
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