Period
to 27 April 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 197 179
Rank change year-on-year -23 -18 +17
Contract jobs citing VoIP 25 45 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.31% 0.58% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 4.53% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 37
Midlands median daily rate £235 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.49% -17.78% +38.46%
10th Percentile £189 £161 £158
90th Percentile £350 £509 £520
England median daily rate £338 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.08% +14.71%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.75 £18.25
90th Percentile £16.35 £17.68 £21.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.68 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.80% -5.52% +20.00%

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 1,110 993 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.92% 12.74% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 553 548
Midlands median daily rate £395 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.48% +5.00% +1.45%
10th Percentile £180 £150 £180
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 64 56
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.53% +7.50% -30.80%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.08 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.25 £38.63
England median hourly rate £19.49 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.37% -14.00% +13.64%

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 27 April 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
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 27 April 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 -27 16 £230 -41.77% 13
East Midlands -11 9 £325 -9.09% 15
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 13 (52.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) LAN
3 10 (40.00%) WAN
4 9 (36.00%) ITIL
4 9 (36.00%) Firewall
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (28.00%) CCNA
6 7 (28.00%) VPN
6 7 (28.00%) PBX
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) DHCP
7 6 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (20.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.00%) VLAN
9 4 (16.00%) Open Source
9 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.00%) CCNP
9 4 (16.00%) Avaya
9 4 (16.00%) Unified Communications
10 3 (12.00%) Ticket Management
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (12.00%) Internet
10 3 (12.00%) MPLS
10 3 (12.00%) Citrix
10 3 (12.00%) SLA
10 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.00%) WLAN

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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Google Drive
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) LAN
2 10 (40.00%) WAN
3 9 (36.00%) Firewall
4 7 (28.00%) PBX
4 7 (28.00%) VPN
5 6 (24.00%) DHCP
5 6 (24.00%) DNS
5 6 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (20.00%) VLAN
7 4 (16.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (12.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) ISDN
8 3 (12.00%) MPLS
8 3 (12.00%) PSTN
8 3 (12.00%) WLAN
9 2 (8.00%) Broadband
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (8.00%) SMS
9 2 (8.00%) SSL
9 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Telephony Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Telephony Support
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) LAMP
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) Open Source
4 3 (12.00%) Network Design
4 3 (12.00%) Ticket Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) Kanban
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) RUP
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Service Design
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Task Automation
5 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (28.00%) CCNA
3 4 (16.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.00%) MCITP
4 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) KVM
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) XenServer
3 1 (4.00%) iptables
3 1 (4.00%) Postfix
3 1 (4.00%) Samba
3 1 (4.00%) Squid
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.00%) Nmap
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) Avaya
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Mitel
4 2 (8.00%) Aruba
4 2 (8.00%) BT
4 2 (8.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.00%) Meraki
5 1 (4.00%) Meru Networks
5 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.00%) ShoreTel
5 1 (4.00%) Siemens
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds