Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 88 75
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 +3
Contract jobs citing VoIP 18 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.16% 0.99% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.69% 7.08% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 3
Birmingham median daily rate £313 £438 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +165.15% -58.75%
10th Percentile £180 £324 £129
90th Percentile £425 £523 £263
West Midlands median daily rate £298 £386 £310
% change year-on-year -22.93% +24.52% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.00 - £15.50
10th Percentile £10.05 - £14.25
90th Percentile £13.95 - £16.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -37.21% +32.31% -5.70%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 269 212 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.30% 13.94% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 135 114
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £205 £168
90th Percentile £494 £533 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -13.89%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.60% +22.86% -12.50%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing VoIP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 19 November 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 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
3 6 (33.33%) LDAP
3 6 (33.33%) PBX
4 5 (27.78%) H.323
4 5 (27.78%) CTI
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) Avaya
4 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (27.78%) Legal
4 5 (27.78%) IVR
4 5 (27.78%) XMPP
4 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
4 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
4 5 (27.78%) Skype
4 5 (27.78%) Runbook
5 4 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (22.22%) DNS
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) IPv6
6 3 (16.67%) PMI
6 3 (16.67%) PMI Certification
6 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 3 (16.67%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (16.67%) Banking

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 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) LDAP
1 6 (33.33%) PBX
2 5 (27.78%) CTI
2 5 (27.78%) H.323
2 5 (27.78%) Skype
2 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
3 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (16.67%) IPv6
4 3 (16.67%) Multicast
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall
6 1 (5.56%) FTP
6 1 (5.56%) HTTP
6 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (27.78%) Legal
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Communications Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XMPP
2 1 (5.56%) Flash
2 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) IVR
2 4 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) PMI
3 3 (16.67%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) PKI
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (27.78%) Runbook
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security
3 3 (16.67%) Network Design
3 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Presales
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) iptables
2 1 (5.56%) Postfix
2 1 (5.56%) Samba
2 1 (5.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (5.56%) Nessus
1 1 (5.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Avaya
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Aruba
3 3 (16.67%) Brocade
3 3 (16.67%) F5
3 3 (16.67%) Infoblox
3 3 (16.67%) Meru Networks
4 2 (11.11%) BT
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Meraki
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel
5 1 (5.56%) NEC