The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 52 75 71
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 1 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.93% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 4.62% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £338 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £286
% change year-on-year +10.71% +22.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -56.25% +158.06%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 67 195 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.48% 20.08% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 122 69
Median daily rate £338 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £27.05 £17.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.15% +51.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.84 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in Cheshire

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Cheshire

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +27 1 £338 +22.72% 1
VoIP
North West

VoIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) VLAN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) CCNA
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) Network Design
4 4 (50.00%) Driving Licence
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) NHS
5 3 (37.50%) OSPF
5 3 (37.50%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
5 3 (37.50%) H.323
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft

VoIP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) VLAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
5 3 (37.50%) H.323
5 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) OSPF
5 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 4 (50.00%) NHS
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP