The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Video Conferencing in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Video Conferencing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Videoconferencing
England / North West
Rank 122 142 143
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1  
Contract jobs citing Video Conferencing 6 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 1.21% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
Median daily rate £350 £367 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.63% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £318 £400
% change year-on-year -5.51% -20.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.85 £11.50
% change year-on-year -5.04% +46.52%  

Video Conferencing is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 821 1237 1068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.00% 32.24% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 740 567
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £51.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Video Conferencing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Video Conferencing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Video Conferencing in the North West

Video Conferencing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Video Conferencing in the North West

Video Conferencing
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 Video Conferencing in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Video Conferencing in the North West

Video Conferencing
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 Video Conferencing within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +12 3 £350 +29.62% 1
Cumbria - 3 - -
Video Conferencing
England

Video Conferencing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Video Conferencing 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 Video Conferencing.

1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Polycom
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) MCP
4 5 (41.67%) MCSE
4 5 (41.67%) MCSA
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Life Science
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 1 (8.33%) SharePoint

Video Conferencing
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 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Skype
General
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) IT Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Service Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Project Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Life Science
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCP
1 5 (41.67%) MCSA
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) Polycom
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy