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 28 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 68 76
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.66% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 3.73% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £355 £331
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £67.25 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.98 - £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.93 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -13.97% +13.41%  

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 98 161 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.51% 17.61% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 240 142
Median daily rate £363 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% -9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 3 53
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 - 3 - -
VoIP
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) PSTN
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365

VoIP
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) PSTN
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) H.323
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (25.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto