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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 100 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing VoIP 18 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 2.58% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Average daily rate £395 £256 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.14% +3.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £208 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £298 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £289 £318
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -9.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.90 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.82% -10.79%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
280 271 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 14.79% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 30
Average hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Shropshire 0 6 £420 +34.40%
Worcestershire - 2 - - 3
Coventry -7 1 £245 -2.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (66.67%) Cisco
2 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (62.22%) Firewall
3 27 (60.00%) WAN
4 25 (55.56%) CCNP
5 23 (51.11%) CheckPoint
6 22 (48.89%) MPLS
7 21 (46.67%) F5
7 21 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (42.22%) BIG-IP
9 17 (37.78%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (35.56%) WAN Optimisation
10 16 (35.56%) DMVPN
10 16 (35.56%) Blue Coat
10 16 (35.56%) Fortinet
10 16 (35.56%) McAfee
10 16 (35.56%) CSS
11 14 (31.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (31.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (28.89%) LAN
13 11 (24.44%) Service Management
14 10 (22.22%) ITIL
14 10 (22.22%) Incident Management
14 10 (22.22%) SolarWinds
15 8 (17.78%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (17.78%) Problem Management
16 7 (15.56%) Wireless
17 6 (13.33%) Windows
18 5 (11.11%) SQL
18 5 (11.11%) PBX

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (4.44%) Lync
2 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (62.22%) Firewall
2 27 (60.00%) WAN
3 22 (48.89%) MPLS
4 21 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (42.22%) BIG-IP
6 17 (37.78%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (35.56%) DMVPN
8 14 (31.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 14 (31.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 13 (28.89%) LAN
10 7 (15.56%) Wireless
11 5 (11.11%) PBX
12 4 (8.89%) VLAN
13 3 (6.67%) WLAN
13 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
13 3 (6.67%) PABX
14 2 (4.44%) Network Security
14 2 (4.44%) ISDN
14 2 (4.44%) VPN
14 2 (4.44%) SNMP
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) Network Support
2 13 (28.89%) Support Engineer
3 12 (26.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technician
5 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Technician
6 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) PDA
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
2 1 (2.22%) Handset
2 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) WAN Optimisation
2 11 (24.44%) Service Management
3 10 (22.22%) ITIL
3 10 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 8 (17.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (17.78%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (6.67%) Network Design
6 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Migration
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.22%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (55.56%) CCNP
3 5 (11.11%) CCNA
4 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) CCENT
5 2 (4.44%) CCDA
5 2 (4.44%) CCDP
6 1 (2.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (6.67%) ARCserve
3 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) Cisco
2 23 (51.11%) CheckPoint
3 21 (46.67%) F5
4 16 (35.56%) Blue Coat
4 16 (35.56%) Fortinet
4 16 (35.56%) McAfee
5 10 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 4 (8.89%) TOWER Software
7 3 (6.67%) Avaya
7 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.67%) LANDesk
8 2 (4.44%) Mitel
8 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.22%) HP
9 1 (2.22%) Nortel
9 1 (2.22%) Juniper
9 1 (2.22%) Nokia
9 1 (2.22%) Lotus
9 1 (2.22%) Verint
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