Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 192 166
Rank change year-on-year -3 -26 -4
Contract jobs citing VoIP 47 60 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.60% 0.67% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 5.18% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 33
Midlands median daily rate £250 £347 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.95% -0.86% +2.19%
10th Percentile £138 £144 £163
90th Percentile £425 £516 £500
England median daily rate £331 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -11.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 £15.44 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.21% +12.27% -5.17%
10th Percentile £12.93 £10.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £29.88 £20.06 £19.75
England median hourly rate £16.41 £26.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -38.09% +30.86% +1.25%

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 1,194 1,159 998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.17% 12.99% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 647 518
Midlands median daily rate £350 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £152 £158 £175
90th Percentile £500 £525 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.44% +0.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 58 89
Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.59 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +3.92% -32.89%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.21 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £38.10
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +6.02%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +3 38 £240 -35.14% 18
East Midlands -5 9 £275 -17.29% 14
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 26 (55.32%) LAN
2 25 (53.19%) Cisco
3 24 (51.06%) WAN
4 20 (42.55%) VPN
5 15 (31.91%) Firewall
6 11 (23.40%) MPLS
6 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
6 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
7 10 (21.28%) PBX
7 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (21.28%) VLAN
8 9 (19.15%) SQL
8 9 (19.15%) ITIL
9 8 (17.02%) Windows
9 8 (17.02%) LDAP
9 8 (17.02%) WLAN
9 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (17.02%) Project Management
9 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.02%) Unified Communications
9 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
10 7 (14.89%) Skype
10 7 (14.89%) CCNA
10 7 (14.89%) Juniper
10 7 (14.89%) DNS
11 6 (12.77%) DHCP
11 6 (12.77%) Finance
11 6 (12.77%) Presales
11 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
11 6 (12.77%) Open Source

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 6 (12.77%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.51%) Apache
2 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Google Drive
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) LAN
2 24 (51.06%) WAN
3 20 (42.55%) VPN
4 15 (31.91%) Firewall
5 11 (23.40%) MPLS
6 10 (21.28%) PBX
6 10 (21.28%) VLAN
6 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (17.02%) Unified Communications
7 8 (17.02%) WLAN
8 7 (14.89%) DNS
8 7 (14.89%) Skype
9 6 (12.77%) DHCP
10 5 (10.64%) Internet
11 4 (8.51%) CTI
11 4 (8.51%) FTP
11 4 (8.51%) GSM
11 4 (8.51%) Kerberos
11 4 (8.51%) PABX
11 4 (8.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.02%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.77%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Architect
2 10 (21.28%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Presales Solution Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Network Support
7 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) ICT Support
7 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Lync Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Support Officer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Coordinator
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) LDAP
2 4 (8.51%) LAMP
2 4 (8.51%) XMPP
3 1 (2.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) IVR
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.51%) PKI
3 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.26%) PMI
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Unix
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Project Management
3 6 (12.77%) Open Source
3 6 (12.77%) Presales
4 5 (10.64%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.51%) IT Strategy
5 4 (8.51%) Line Management
5 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.51%) Runbook
5 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.38%) Change Control
6 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.38%) Information Security
6 3 (6.38%) Network Security Management
6 3 (6.38%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.89%) CCNA
3 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) CCNP
5 3 (6.38%) MCSE
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.26%) MCITP
6 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) iptables
2 4 (8.51%) Postfix
2 4 (8.51%) Samba
2 4 (8.51%) Squid
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) KVM
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (8.51%) Nessus
2 4 (8.51%) Nmap
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Cisco
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Juniper
4 5 (10.64%) Avaya
4 5 (10.64%) Brocade
4 5 (10.64%) VMware
5 4 (8.51%) NEC
6 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.26%) BT
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) Meraki
8 1 (2.13%) Capita
8 1 (2.13%) Google
8 1 (2.13%) Mitel
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle
8 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.13%) SAP
8 1 (2.13%) Siemens
8 1 (2.13%) Symantec