The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for VoIP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VoIP over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 65 64
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.30% 0.86% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.41% 5.74% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £363 £370 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% +208.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.50 - £12.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £28.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.52% +40.24%  

VoIP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 85 122 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.80% 14.97% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 81 85
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £199 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing VoIP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in Birmingham

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VoIP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in Birmingham

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in Birmingham

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Avaya
5 3 (18.75%) IPv6
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Streaming Video
5 3 (18.75%) Infoblox
5 3 (18.75%) Aruba
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) Multicast
5 3 (18.75%) Meru Networks
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) Network Design
5 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
5 3 (18.75%) Brocade
6 2 (12.50%) IVR
6 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
6 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared

VoIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) Wireless
3 4 (25.00%) DHCP
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
4 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (18.75%) IPv6
4 3 (18.75%) Multicast
5 2 (12.50%) CTI
5 2 (12.50%) H.323
5 2 (12.50%) LDAP
5 2 (12.50%) PBX
5 2 (12.50%) Skype
5 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.25%) HTTP
6 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
6 1 (6.25%) RTCP
6 1 (6.25%) RTP
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Communications Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (18.75%) Streaming Video
3 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 2 (12.50%) IVR
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Kanban
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) RUP
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Aruba
3 3 (18.75%) Avaya
3 3 (18.75%) Brocade
3 3 (18.75%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Infoblox
3 3 (18.75%) Meru Networks
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Mitel
4 1 (6.25%) Sun