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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 53 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.13% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.78% 3.19% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £219 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.38% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £450 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £350 £286
% change year-on-year +11.78% +22.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -56.87% +110.52%  

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 90 94 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.49% 14.01% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 35 54
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Birmingham

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 10 (47.62%) LAN
1 10 (47.62%) WAN
1 10 (47.62%) Unified Communications
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) DNS
3 8 (38.10%) MS Office
3 8 (38.10%) DHCP
3 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) CCNA
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (28.57%) Identity Management
5 6 (28.57%) PKI
5 6 (28.57%) Nagios
5 6 (28.57%) Kerberos
5 6 (28.57%) PBX
5 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 6 (28.57%) LDAP
5 6 (28.57%) SCOM
5 6 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (28.57%) Office 365
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
5 6 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (28.57%) Yammer

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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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 6 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
1 6 (28.57%) OneDrive
1 6 (28.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) LAN
1 10 (47.62%) Unified Communications
1 10 (47.62%) WAN
2 8 (38.10%) DHCP
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
3 6 (28.57%) Kerberos
3 6 (28.57%) LDAP
3 6 (28.57%) PBX
3 6 (28.57%) Skype
4 5 (23.81%) Firewall
4 5 (23.81%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) Junos
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) PKI
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
3 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Email Filtering
1 6 (28.57%) Identity Management
1 6 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design
3 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) RUP
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) CCNA
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (19.05%) CCDA
4 4 (19.05%) CCDP
4 4 (19.05%) CCVP
4 4 (19.05%) MCITP
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
6 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (28.57%) Nagios
1 6 (28.57%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 5 (23.81%) Juniper
5 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 4 (19.05%) F5
5 4 (19.05%) Nokia
6 2 (9.52%) Apple
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) Aruba
7 1 (4.76%) BT
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Sun