Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 16 January 2019 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 > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 177 124
Rank change year-on-year +6 -53 +59
Contract jobs citing VoIP 39 30 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.55% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.12% 4.16% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 83
North West median daily rate £385 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -17.65% +17.24%
10th Percentile £113 £221 £269
90th Percentile £500 £500 £595
England median daily rate £365 £335 £375
% change year-on-year +8.96% -10.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £21.70 £91.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.64% -76.17% +658.85%
10th Percentile £26.00 £14.58 £32.33
90th Percentile £32.00 £34.20 £153.94
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.45 £27.50
% change year-on-year +51.95% -40.17% +34.15%

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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 762 721 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.47% 13.25% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 466 553
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £173 £213
90th Percentile £550 £597 £576
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 51
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.18 £12.58
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.23 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VoIP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in the North West

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in the North West

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in the North West

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in the North West

VoIP
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 VoIP within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Manchester 0 28 £425 +41.67% 16
Merseyside 0 7 £403 +34.17% 6
Cheshire 0 3 £80 -80.00% 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 28 (71.79%) Cisco
2 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) LAN
3 19 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (46.15%) WAN
5 16 (41.03%) Firewall
6 13 (33.33%) CCNA
7 12 (30.77%) VPN
7 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.21%) Wireless
8 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
9 9 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (20.51%) Office 365
10 8 (20.51%) Patch Management
10 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
10 8 (20.51%) CCNP
11 7 (17.95%) DNS
11 7 (17.95%) Linux
11 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
11 7 (17.95%) Fortinet
11 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
11 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (15.38%) Splunk
12 6 (15.38%) SIEM
12 6 (15.38%) AlienVault
12 6 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (15.38%) QRadar

VoIP
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) LAN
2 18 (46.15%) WAN
3 16 (41.03%) Firewall
4 12 (30.77%) VPN
5 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
5 11 (28.21%) Wireless
6 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (17.95%) DNS
7 6 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
7 6 (15.38%) DHCP
7 6 (15.38%) MPLS
7 6 (15.38%) WLAN
8 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (10.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (7.69%) Internet
9 3 (7.69%) ISDN
9 3 (7.69%) Network Security
9 3 (7.69%) SAN
9 3 (7.69%) SSL
9 3 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (12.82%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Lead Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) SIEM Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Splunk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (5.13%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) SOC Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Cyberattack
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.56%) BYOD
3 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.38%) Unix
4 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (20.51%) Patch Management
3 6 (15.38%) Case Management
3 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (15.38%) Network Design
3 6 (15.38%) Open Source
3 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (15.38%) SIEM
3 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (12.82%) Information Security
4 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.82%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) Active Listening
7 2 (5.13%) Change Control
7 2 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.13%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (33.33%) CCNA
3 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 8 (20.51%) CCNP
5 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (10.26%) Degree
8 2 (5.13%) CCIE
8 2 (5.13%) CISSP
8 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) SANS
8 2 (5.13%) SSCP
9 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.56%) ISEB
9 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (2.56%) MCITP
9 1 (2.56%) MCSE
9 1 (2.56%) MCTS
9 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) QRadar
2 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) Cisco
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) Fortinet
4 6 (15.38%) AlienVault
4 6 (15.38%) Apple
4 6 (15.38%) IBM
4 6 (15.38%) McAfee
4 6 (15.38%) Splunk
5 5 (12.82%) SolarWinds
5 5 (12.82%) VMware
6 4 (10.26%) Meraki
7 3 (7.69%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) Avaya
8 2 (5.13%) Citrix
8 2 (5.13%) Forcepoint
8 2 (5.13%) Juniper
9 1 (2.56%) Brocade
9 1 (2.56%) F5
9 1 (2.56%) SAP
9 1 (2.56%) Veeam