The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for IP Telephony skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IP Telephony
England / North West
Rank 126 148 144
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 4 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.06% 1.93% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Median daily rate £300 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +44.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -11.38% +55.17%  

IP Telephony is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 378 571 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.54% 14.94% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 218
Median daily rate £388 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 40
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

IP Telephony
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing IP Telephony as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IP Telephony in the North West

IP Telephony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IP Telephony in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IP Telephony in the North West

IP Telephony
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IP Telephony in the North West

IP Telephony
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 2 £300 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
IP Telephony
England

IP Telephony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony 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 North West region with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Kaspersky
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) NAS
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 2 (28.57%) Kaseya
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Clustering
3 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) WSUS
3 2 (28.57%) Life Science
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec

IP Telephony
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) NAS
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) BGP
3 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
3 1 (14.29%) IPv4
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) OSPF
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Technician
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Server Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Telephony Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Telephony Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Manager
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Life Science
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
3 1 (14.29%) DSDM
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) APMP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Kaseya
2 2 (28.57%) Kaspersky
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Motorola
3 1 (14.29%) Sophos