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 3 months to 23 June 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.

Voice Over IP (VoIP)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 133 128
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 23 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.78% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 5.21% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 12
Median daily rate £190 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.33% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £270 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £920 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £68.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +368.96% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.80 £14.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.60 £14.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.43% +40.24%  

VoIP 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 457 576 494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.53% 15.06% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 325 248
Median daily rate £365 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +16.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 46
Median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.64% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 June 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 17 £256 -41.48% 15
Cheshire +20 3 - - 3
Lancashire +5 2 £183 -
Merseyside -3 1 £190 -47.58%
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 32 (68.09%) LAN
1 32 (68.09%) Firewall
2 29 (61.70%) WAN
2 29 (61.70%) Windows
3 24 (51.06%) TCP/IP
3 24 (51.06%) VPN
4 18 (38.30%) Linux
4 18 (38.30%) Apple
5 17 (36.17%) IBM
5 17 (36.17%) Unix
5 17 (36.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (36.17%) Splunk
5 17 (36.17%) LogRhythm
5 17 (36.17%) Patch Management
6 16 (34.04%) Elastic Stack
6 16 (34.04%) SANS
6 16 (34.04%) QRadar
6 16 (34.04%) Network Monitoring
6 16 (34.04%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (34.04%) CISSP
6 16 (34.04%) SSCP
7 15 (31.91%) Cisco
7 15 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (29.79%) Wireless
9 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
9 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
10 12 (25.53%) Information Security
10 12 (25.53%) DNS
11 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (23.40%) Microsoft

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 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
2 2 (4.26%) Jetty
2 2 (4.26%) Mongrel
2 2 (4.26%) nginx
2 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.26%) Google App Engine
3 2 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (68.09%) Firewall
1 32 (68.09%) LAN
2 29 (61.70%) WAN
3 24 (51.06%) TCP/IP
3 24 (51.06%) VPN
4 14 (29.79%) Wireless
5 12 (25.53%) DNS
6 9 (19.15%) DHCP
7 7 (14.89%) BGP
7 7 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (10.64%) OSPF
9 5 (10.64%) SSL
10 4 (8.51%) MPLS
10 4 (8.51%) Unified Communications
10 4 (8.51%) VLAN
11 3 (6.38%) EIGRP
11 3 (6.38%) SAN
11 3 (6.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) Redis
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
1 2 (4.26%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
1 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Network Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Security Specialist
4 5 (10.64%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) IT Support
5 4 (8.51%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (8.51%) IT Technician
5 4 (8.51%) Support Technician
6 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Officer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Security Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 5 (10.64%) RESTful
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) J2EE
4 2 (4.26%) Servlets
5 1 (2.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.77%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.38%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (6.38%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.26%) Handset
5 2 (4.26%) IVR
5 2 (4.26%) Life Science
5 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.26%) Replication
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Linux
3 17 (36.17%) Unix
4 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Patch Management
1 17 (36.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 16 (34.04%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (34.04%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (25.53%) Information Security
5 11 (23.40%) Open Source
6 10 (21.28%) Security Operations
6 10 (21.28%) SIEM
7 9 (19.15%) Case Management
8 6 (12.77%) DevOps
9 5 (10.64%) ITIL
9 5 (10.64%) Network Architecture
9 5 (10.64%) Network Design
10 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (8.51%) Security Monitoring
11 3 (6.38%) Computer Security
11 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (6.38%) Process Improvement
11 3 (6.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) Python
2 2 (4.26%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) CISSP
1 16 (34.04%) SANS
1 16 (34.04%) SSCP
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
3 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (14.89%) CCNP
5 5 (10.64%) CCNA
6 4 (8.51%) CCIE
7 3 (6.38%) Degree
8 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.26%) ISEB
8 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (4.26%) MCSE
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.13%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.13%) NCDA
9 1 (2.13%) NCIE
9 1 (2.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
1 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.26%) Xen
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) QRadar
2 9 (19.15%) Kibana
2 9 (19.15%) logstash
3 3 (6.38%) RSA enVision
4 2 (4.26%) Puppet
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Apple
2 17 (36.17%) IBM
2 17 (36.17%) LogRhythm
2 17 (36.17%) Splunk
3 15 (31.91%) Cisco
4 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
5 9 (19.15%) VMware
6 3 (6.38%) Adobe
6 3 (6.38%) Avaya
7 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
7 2 (4.26%) Google
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) Juniper
7 2 (4.26%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.26%) Synology
7 2 (4.26%) Veeam
7 2 (4.26%) Verint
8 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
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