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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 106 90 90
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing VoIP 10 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 1.01% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 9.24% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £213 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £420 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -
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
311 238 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.57% 10.90% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 105 93
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £224 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 11 46
Average hourly rate £28.69 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.87% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.51 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Shropshire -12 4 £103 -75.59% 4
Birmingham -5 3 £388 +44.85% 4
Warwickshire - 2 £346 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 17 (45.95%) WAN
3 16 (43.24%) LAN
4 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
5 11 (29.73%) Windows
6 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
7 9 (24.32%) Juniper
7 9 (24.32%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
8 8 (21.62%) DHCP
9 7 (18.92%) DNS
9 7 (18.92%) Avaya
9 7 (18.92%) Firewall
9 7 (18.92%) VLAN
9 7 (18.92%) Windows 8
10 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
10 6 (16.22%) Asset Management
10 6 (16.22%) Network Security
10 6 (16.22%) BT
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) CCNP
10 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL
11 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
11 5 (13.51%) SCCM
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (13.51%) Riverbed
11 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture
11 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) WAN
2 16 (43.24%) LAN
3 8 (21.62%) DHCP
4 7 (18.92%) DNS
4 7 (18.92%) Firewall
4 7 (18.92%) VLAN
5 6 (16.22%) Network Security
6 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.81%) WLAN
7 4 (10.81%) VPN
7 4 (10.81%) MPLS
8 3 (8.11%) Wireless
8 3 (8.11%) DMVPN
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (8.11%) BIG-IP
9 1 (2.70%) OSPF
9 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) French Language
2 1 (2.70%) German Language
2 1 (2.70%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Network Manager
4 7 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (16.22%) Network Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Data Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.70%) Service Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) GIS
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows 8
3 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Asset Management
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture
3 3 (8.11%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) ITSM
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Product Management
5 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.70%) Coaching
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) CCNP
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) VCP4
4 1 (2.70%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) CCVP
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.70%) KVM
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) Juniper
3 7 (18.92%) Avaya
4 6 (16.22%) BT
4 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.51%) Riverbed
6 4 (10.81%) Citrix
6 4 (10.81%) VMware
7 3 (8.11%) McAfee
7 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.11%) BMC
7 3 (8.11%) IBM
7 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.11%) F5
7 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.41%) HP
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