Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 July 2018 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 177 192
Rank change year-on-year -29 +15 -25
Contract jobs citing VoIP 47 62 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.57% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.20% 6.20% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 32
Midlands median daily rate £325 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £128 £269 £264
90th Percentile £430 £465 £475
England median daily rate £338 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 4
Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £14.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -34.88% +26.47%
10th Percentile £11.73 £10.65 £19.75
90th Percentile £21.38 £15.20 £39.53
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -20.00% +21.95%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,119 1,000 1,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.61% 12.93% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 564 656
Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £175 £163 £185
90th Percentile £530 £525 £550
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 81 60
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £45.00 £52.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +21.95%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in the Midlands

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in the Midlands

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in the Midlands

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in the Midlands

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VoIP in the Midlands

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -40 34 £235 -43.03% 8
East Midlands +6 13 £338 -15.63% 7
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VoIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 29 (61.70%) Cisco
2 26 (55.32%) LAN
3 25 (53.19%) WAN
4 20 (42.55%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (36.17%) ITIL
6 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (34.04%) Telecoms
7 14 (29.79%) CCNA
8 12 (25.53%) VPN
8 12 (25.53%) Firewall
9 11 (23.40%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (19.15%) MPLS
10 9 (19.15%) Windows
11 8 (17.02%) Network Security
11 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
12 7 (14.89%) Unix
12 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
13 6 (12.77%) SSL
13 6 (12.77%) Internet
14 5 (10.64%) PBX
14 5 (10.64%) Migration
14 5 (10.64%) Mitel
14 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
15 4 (8.51%) Data Structures
15 4 (8.51%) SaaS
15 4 (8.51%) PaaS
15 4 (8.51%) Open Source
15 4 (8.51%) IaaS

VoIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (8.51%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) IaaS
1 4 (8.51%) PaaS
1 4 (8.51%) SaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) LAN
2 25 (53.19%) WAN
3 20 (42.55%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (25.53%) Firewall
4 12 (25.53%) VPN
5 9 (19.15%) MPLS
6 8 (17.02%) Network Security
7 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (12.77%) Internet
8 6 (12.77%) SSL
9 5 (10.64%) PBX
10 4 (8.51%) DHCP
10 4 (8.51%) DNS
10 4 (8.51%) SAN
10 4 (8.51%) VLAN
10 4 (8.51%) Wireless
10 4 (8.51%) WLAN
11 3 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (6.38%) ISDN
11 3 (6.38%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (34.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Support
4 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Telephony Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Telephony Support
5 2 (4.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.26%) SAN Support
5 2 (4.26%) Server Specialist
5 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) LAMP
2 2 (4.26%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Unix
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
3 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Network Security Management
4 4 (8.51%) Open Source
4 4 (8.51%) Security Management
5 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
5 3 (6.38%) Microservices
5 3 (6.38%) Network Design
5 3 (6.38%) SDLC
5 3 (6.38%) Ticket Management
6 2 (4.26%) Kanban
6 2 (4.26%) Line Management
6 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) TDD
6 2 (4.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.79%) CCNA
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.38%) CCNP
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) iptables
3 2 (4.26%) Postfix
3 2 (4.26%) Samba
3 2 (4.26%) Squid
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Nessus
2 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.26%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Cisco
2 5 (10.64%) Mitel
3 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Avaya
4 3 (6.38%) BT
4 3 (6.38%) VMware
5 2 (4.26%) Dell
5 2 (4.26%) EqualLogic
5 2 (4.26%) HP
5 2 (4.26%) Red Box
5 2 (4.26%) Veeam
6 1 (2.13%) Apple
6 1 (2.13%) Aruba
6 1 (2.13%) Brocade
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.13%) Meru Networks
6 1 (2.13%) NEC
6 1 (2.13%) ShoreTel