Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 197 169
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28 -2
Contract jobs citing VoIP 71 79 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.87% 0.80% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 6.14% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 24
Midlands median daily rate £306 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.97% +10.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £142 £152 £216
90th Percentile £425 £519 £438
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.10% +43.33% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £19.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.43 £37.20 £18.60
England median hourly rate £16.81 £27.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -38.89% +34.15% +2.50%

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 1244 1287 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.23% 13.07% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 721 511
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £161 £185 £205
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 71 99
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +2.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +13 56 £298 -22.93% 3
East Midlands +5 15 £319 -17.74% 3
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 39 (54.93%) LAN
2 33 (46.48%) Cisco
3 29 (40.85%) WAN
4 22 (30.99%) VPN
5 20 (28.17%) Firewall
6 17 (23.94%) Windows
7 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
7 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
7 15 (21.13%) Project Management
7 15 (21.13%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (19.72%) Unified Communications
9 12 (16.90%) Juniper
9 12 (16.90%) MPLS
10 11 (15.49%) Presales
10 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
11 9 (12.68%) VMware
11 9 (12.68%) LDAP
11 9 (12.68%) PBX
11 9 (12.68%) Data Centre
11 9 (12.68%) Skype
11 9 (12.68%) Office 365
12 8 (11.27%) Skype for Business
12 8 (11.27%) Brocade
12 8 (11.27%) DHCP
12 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
12 8 (11.27%) SQL
12 8 (11.27%) DNS
13 7 (9.86%) WLAN
13 7 (9.86%) Avaya

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 8 (11.27%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.63%) Apache
3 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) G Suite
2 1 (1.41%) Google Drive
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (54.93%) LAN
2 29 (40.85%) WAN
3 22 (30.99%) VPN
4 20 (28.17%) Firewall
5 15 (21.13%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (19.72%) Unified Communications
7 12 (16.90%) MPLS
8 9 (12.68%) LDAP
8 9 (12.68%) PBX
8 9 (12.68%) Skype
9 8 (11.27%) DHCP
9 8 (11.27%) DNS
10 7 (9.86%) VLAN
10 7 (9.86%) WLAN
11 6 (8.45%) HTTP
11 6 (8.45%) HTTPS
11 6 (8.45%) RTCP
11 6 (8.45%) RTP
12 5 (7.04%) H.323
12 5 (7.04%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.82%) Selenium
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.04%) Legal
3 4 (5.63%) Finance
4 3 (4.23%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Front Office
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Architect
2 10 (14.08%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (9.86%) Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Presales Solution Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Communications Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Network Support
7 3 (4.23%) Support Officer
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) ICT Support
8 2 (2.82%) Lync Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Network Communications Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Coordinator
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) XMPP
2 4 (5.63%) LAMP
3 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.41%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) IVR
3 5 (7.04%) PMI
4 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.63%) PKI
4 4 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.23%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Unix
3 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.63%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.82%) Android
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Project Management
2 11 (15.49%) Presales
3 8 (11.27%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
4 5 (7.04%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.04%) Runbook
5 4 (5.63%) Change Control
5 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
5 4 (5.63%) ITIL
5 4 (5.63%) Line Management
5 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.63%) Migration
5 4 (5.63%) Network Design
5 4 (5.63%) Open Source
5 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.23%) Network Security Management
6 3 (4.23%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) PMI Certification
3 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.63%) CCNA
4 4 (5.63%) PMP
5 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.41%) CCNP
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) iptables
2 4 (5.63%) Postfix
2 4 (5.63%) Samba
2 4 (5.63%) Squid
3 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (5.63%) Nessus
2 4 (5.63%) Nmap
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.82%) SCCM
4 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 33 (46.48%) Cisco
2 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.90%) Juniper
4 9 (12.68%) VMware
5 8 (11.27%) Brocade
6 7 (9.86%) Avaya
6 7 (9.86%) Mitel
7 6 (8.45%) Aruba
7 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.04%) F5
9 4 (5.63%) NEC
10 3 (4.23%) HP
10 3 (4.23%) Infoblox
10 3 (4.23%) Meraki
10 3 (4.23%) Meru Networks
11 2 (2.82%) AppSense
11 2 (2.82%) BT
11 2 (2.82%) Google
11 2 (2.82%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.82%) SAP