Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 158 197
Rank change year-on-year -45 +39 -31
Contract jobs citing VoIP 56 77 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.70% 0.98% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 6.74% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 22
Midlands median daily rate £313 £363 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +1.12% +2.43%
10th Percentile £116 £160 £189
90th Percentile £444 £427 £475
England median daily rate £350 £353 £375
% change year-on-year -0.85% -5.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 4
Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.15% -37.21% +53.57%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.65 £19.75
90th Percentile £25.85 £27.32 £39.53
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.81 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.01% -32.78% +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 1,091 1,142 1,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.70% 14.57% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 698 741
Midlands median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £157 £153 £200
90th Percentile £530 £500 £550
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 87 60
Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -25.00% +15.94%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.29 £9.94
90th Percentile £42.50 £52.50 £39.55
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

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 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -45 37 £275 -31.25% 34
East Midlands +5 19 £325 +1.96% 25
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 35 (62.50%) Cisco
2 27 (48.21%) WAN
2 27 (48.21%) Wi-Fi
3 26 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (44.64%) LAN
5 19 (33.93%) CCNA
6 17 (30.36%) ITIL
6 17 (30.36%) Telecoms
7 14 (25.00%) Firewall
8 12 (21.43%) Network Security
8 12 (21.43%) MPLS
8 12 (21.43%) CCNP
8 12 (21.43%) VPN
9 11 (19.64%) Windows
9 11 (19.64%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (19.64%) Load Balancing
9 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
10 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
11 8 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (12.50%) Citrix
12 7 (12.50%) Unix
12 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (12.50%) Wireless
12 7 (12.50%) Migration
13 6 (10.71%) SSL
13 6 (10.71%) Internet
14 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
14 5 (8.93%) SQL

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 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) IaaS
1 4 (7.14%) PaaS
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) Office 365
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (48.21%) WAN
1 27 (48.21%) Wi-Fi
2 25 (44.64%) LAN
3 14 (25.00%) Firewall
4 12 (21.43%) MPLS
4 12 (21.43%) Network Security
4 12 (21.43%) VPN
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (12.50%) Wireless
6 6 (10.71%) Internet
6 6 (10.71%) SSL
7 5 (8.93%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (7.14%) WLAN
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony
9 3 (5.36%) OSPF
9 3 (5.36%) SAN
9 3 (5.36%) VLAN
10 2 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.79%) Burp Suite
General
1 17 (30.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Electronics
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.14%) Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco Specialist
3 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Analyst
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco IPT Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco Support
4 3 (5.36%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) IP Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Telephony Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) LAMP
2 2 (3.57%) LDAP
2 2 (3.57%) XMPP
3 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.93%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.57%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) NHS
4 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) SCADA
5 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Unix
3 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Linux
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) ITIL
2 11 (19.64%) Load Balancing
3 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (8.93%) Line Management
4 5 (8.93%) Open Source
5 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Network Security Management
5 4 (7.14%) Security Management
6 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.36%) Data Integration
6 3 (5.36%) Microservices
6 3 (5.36%) SDLC
7 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.57%) Email Filtering
7 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.57%) Kanban
7 2 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.57%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.79%) C
3 1 (1.79%) C#
3 1 (1.79%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) Lua
3 1 (1.79%) Python
3 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (33.93%) CCNA
3 12 (21.43%) CCNP
4 11 (19.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.79%) HND
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) MCSA
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.79%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.57%) iptables
4 2 (3.57%) Postfix
4 2 (3.57%) Samba
4 2 (3.57%) Squid
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.79%) XenApp
5 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (8.93%) Nessus
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Nmap
5 1 (1.79%) SCCM
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) Cisco
2 7 (12.50%) Citrix
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) BT
4 3 (5.36%) F5
5 2 (3.57%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.57%) Dell
5 2 (3.57%) EqualLogic
5 2 (3.57%) Exinda
5 2 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (3.57%) Mitel
5 2 (3.57%) Red Box
5 2 (3.57%) Riverbed
5 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.57%) Veeam
6 1 (1.79%) NEC
6 1 (1.79%) SAP