The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 27 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)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 38 37
Contract jobs citing VoIP 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.59% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.88% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £225 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £350 £286
% change year-on-year +11.78% +22.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 36 41 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 11.29% 12.13% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 9
Median daily rate £330 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.83% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £200 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.90% -19.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in Merseyside

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Merseyside

VoIP
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7

VoIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco