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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Rank 96 105 82
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -23
Contract jobs citing VoIP 26 5 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.23% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.70% 1.63% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 17
Average daily rate £450 £363 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +22.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £154 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 - £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 - £24.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.13 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+100.71% -7.89%
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
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry - 10 £413 -
Birmingham +1 6 £175 -62.16% 4
Solihull - 6 - -
Shropshire -18 1 £550 +436.58%
Staffordshire - 1 £450 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 - -
VoIP
England

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (46.81%) Cisco
2 18 (38.30%) WAN
3 17 (36.17%) LAN
4 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
4 12 (25.53%) MPLS
5 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
6 10 (21.28%) Avaya
6 10 (21.28%) Firewall
7 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (17.02%) ITIL
7 8 (17.02%) Windows
8 7 (14.89%) Juniper
8 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
9 6 (12.77%) Linux
9 6 (12.77%) CCNP
9 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
9 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
10 5 (10.64%) Open Source
10 5 (10.64%) Office 365
10 5 (10.64%) Unix
10 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
10 5 (10.64%) PHP
10 5 (10.64%) MySQL
10 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (10.64%) Project Management
10 5 (10.64%) Finance
10 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.64%) Network Design
11 4 (8.51%) Retail
11 4 (8.51%) VMware

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (8.51%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (38.30%) WAN
2 17 (36.17%) LAN
3 12 (25.53%) MPLS
4 10 (21.28%) Firewall
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (8.51%) VPN
5 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.38%) CTI
6 3 (6.38%) DHCP
6 3 (6.38%) DNS
6 3 (6.38%) SAN
6 3 (6.38%) Unified Communications
6 3 (6.38%) Wireless
7 2 (4.26%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (4.26%) BGP
7 2 (4.26%) OSPF
7 2 (4.26%) RTP
7 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Architect
2 8 (17.02%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) VoIP Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.51%) IT Support
6 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.51%) VoIP Project Manager
7 3 (6.38%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (6.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
7 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Technician
7 3 (6.38%) IT Technician
7 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) jQuery
1 3 (6.38%) RFC 2833
2 2 (4.26%) CSS
2 2 (4.26%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
1 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.26%) IVR
4 1 (2.13%) CESG
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Unix
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) Network Design
2 5 (10.64%) Open Source
2 5 (10.64%) Project Management
2 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.38%) BPMN
4 3 (6.38%) CRM
4 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.38%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.38%) Time Management
4 3 (6.38%) UML
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.26%) ITSM
5 2 (4.26%) Presales
5 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) PHP
2 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (12.77%) CCNP
3 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.51%) MCSE
6 3 (6.38%) Degree
6 3 (6.38%) MCP
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (4.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.51%) vSphere
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) Kamailio
4 1 (2.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.13%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.28%) Avaya
4 7 (14.89%) Juniper
5 4 (8.51%) Apple
5 4 (8.51%) VMware
6 3 (6.38%) CA
6 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.38%) EMC
6 3 (6.38%) Mitel
6 3 (6.38%) SevOne
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.13%) BMC
8 1 (2.13%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.13%) Reuters