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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 102 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing VoIP 18 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 1.02% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 10.40% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 5
Median daily rate £383 £450 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £155 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £540 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-43.06% +106.61%

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
341 250 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.10% 9.81% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 125 132
Median daily rate £363 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 51
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +4 10 £266 +52.14% 6
Shropshire +30 3 £454 -17.50% 4
Coventry -14 3 - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 24 (60.00%) Cisco
2 19 (47.50%) LAN
3 18 (45.00%) WAN
4 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
5 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 13 (32.50%) Unified Communications
6 13 (32.50%) Windows
7 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (27.50%) Juniper
8 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.00%) Migration
9 10 (25.00%) CCNA
10 9 (22.50%) VPN
10 9 (22.50%) MS Office
11 8 (20.00%) DHCP
11 8 (20.00%) DNS
11 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (17.50%) SolarWinds
12 7 (17.50%) Network Design
12 7 (17.50%) CCDA
12 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
12 7 (17.50%) Office 365
12 7 (17.50%) Skype for Business
12 7 (17.50%) Skype
13 6 (15.00%) OneDrive
13 6 (15.00%) Yammer
13 6 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (15.00%) Patch Management

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 7 (17.50%) Skype for Business
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.50%) Quickr
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.50%) Office 365
3 6 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (15.00%) OneDrive
3 6 (15.00%) Yammer
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) LAN
2 18 (45.00%) WAN
3 13 (32.50%) Unified Communications
4 9 (22.50%) VPN
5 8 (20.00%) DHCP
5 8 (20.00%) DNS
6 7 (17.50%) Skype
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (15.00%) Firewall
7 6 (15.00%) Kerberos
7 6 (15.00%) LDAP
7 6 (15.00%) PBX
7 6 (15.00%) VLAN
7 6 (15.00%) Wireless
8 4 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (10.00%) IP Telephony
8 4 (10.00%) MPLS
8 4 (10.00%) NetScaler
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.50%) Frame Relay
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Architect
2 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Office 365 Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Operations Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) PKI
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.50%) Driving Licence
3 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) FMCG
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (17.50%) Network Design
3 6 (15.00%) Email Filtering
3 6 (15.00%) Identity Management
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (15.00%) Patch Management
4 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.00%) Network Management
6 2 (5.00%) Presales
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.50%) Scrum
7 1 (2.50%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (2.50%) TDD
7 1 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (25.00%) CCNA
5 7 (17.50%) CCDA
6 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (10.00%) CCDP
7 4 (10.00%) CCNP
7 4 (10.00%) CCVP
7 4 (10.00%) MCITP
8 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.50%) CCA
9 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.50%) MCSE
9 1 (2.50%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (15.00%) Nagios
1 6 (15.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.50%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) Juniper
2 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (17.50%) SolarWinds
4 6 (15.00%) F5
5 4 (10.00%) Nokia
6 3 (7.50%) Brocade
7 2 (5.00%) Apple
7 2 (5.00%) Avaya
7 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.00%) VMware
8 1 (2.50%) BMC
8 1 (2.50%) BT
8 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.50%) Lotus
8 1 (2.50%) Mitel
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Sun
8 1 (2.50%) Veritas