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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 95 104 91
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing VoIP 21 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.95% 3.83% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Average daily rate
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£330 £388 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £342 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
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
264 392 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.98% 16.01% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 191 135
Average daily rate £325 £315 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Staffordshire +2 8 £400 -
Shropshire +1 7 £311 -
Birmingham +1 3 £120 -73.33%
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (72.50%) WAN
2 23 (57.50%) Cisco
3 21 (52.50%) Firewall
4 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (45.00%) CCNP
6 17 (42.50%) MPLS
7 16 (40.00%) LAN
8 14 (35.00%) McAfee
9 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
9 13 (32.50%) CSS
9 13 (32.50%) Blue Coat
9 13 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (32.50%) F5
9 13 (32.50%) WAN Optimisation
9 13 (32.50%) DMVPN
9 13 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds
10 12 (30.00%) Fortinet
10 12 (30.00%) BIG-IP
10 12 (30.00%) WLAN
10 12 (30.00%) CiscoWorks
10 12 (30.00%) IBM
10 12 (30.00%) BMC
11 11 (27.50%) 802.1X
12 10 (25.00%) Mentoring
13 9 (22.50%) Service Management
13 9 (22.50%) Windows
14 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Project
2 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS Office
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) WAN
2 21 (52.50%) Firewall
3 17 (42.50%) MPLS
4 16 (40.00%) LAN
5 13 (32.50%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (32.50%) DMVPN
5 13 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 12 (30.00%) WLAN
6 12 (30.00%) BIG-IP
7 8 (20.00%) PABX
8 4 (10.00%) VPN
9 3 (7.50%) VLAN
9 3 (7.50%) OSPF
10 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (5.00%) DNS
10 2 (5.00%) DHCP
10 2 (5.00%) Network Security
11 1 (2.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) DTS
General
1 8 (20.00%) Local Government
2 1 (2.50%) French Language
2 1 (2.50%) German Language
2 1 (2.50%) Polish Language
2 1 (2.50%) Electronics
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Network Support
5 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Network Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Network Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) CSS
2 11 (27.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) PDA
3 1 (2.50%) SCADA
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) WAN Optimisation
2 10 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 9 (22.50%) Service Management
4 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.50%) Supplier Management
5 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Coaching
8 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.50%) ITIL
9 2 (5.00%) Project Management
9 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.00%) Migration
9 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
10 1 (2.50%) Network Design
10 1 (2.50%) Strategic Planning
10 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (45.00%) CCNP
3 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) MCP
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) CCDA
4 1 (2.50%) CCDP
4 1 (2.50%) CCVP
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Cisco
2 14 (35.00%) McAfee
3 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
3 13 (32.50%) Blue Coat
3 13 (32.50%) F5
4 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 12 (30.00%) Fortinet
4 12 (30.00%) IBM
4 12 (30.00%) BMC
5 6 (15.00%) Juniper
6 5 (12.50%) VMware
7 4 (10.00%) Citrix
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.50%) HP
8 3 (7.50%) BT
9 2 (5.00%) Avaya
10 1 (2.50%) Nokia
10 1 (2.50%) Apple
10 1 (2.50%) Remedy
10 1 (2.50%) LANDesk