Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 154 172
Rank change year-on-year -22 +18 +17
Contract jobs citing VoIP 42 50 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.87% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 6.08% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 48
North West median daily rate £373 £406 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.31% +25.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £113 £154 £234
90th Percentile £511 £478 £828
England median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
North West median hourly rate £26.50 £66.50 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.15% +144.04% +78.69%
10th Percentile £19.08 £37.40 £16.83
90th Percentile £32.00 £168.75 £37.48
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -26.32% +15.85%

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 795 823 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.05% 14.30% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 468 648
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 72 50
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% - -6.06%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £43.03 £51.04 £42.33
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 21 August 2018.

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 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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 6 months to 21 August 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
Manchester -40 21 £250 -39.39% 16
Cheshire +3 10 £84 -81.34% 3
Merseyside +24 9 £425 +123.68% 3
Lancashire -13 1 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 29 (69.05%) LAN
2 28 (66.67%) Cisco
3 25 (59.52%) WAN
4 21 (50.00%) Firewall
5 20 (47.62%) Windows
6 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
8 14 (33.33%) VPN
9 13 (30.95%) CCNP
9 13 (30.95%) MPLS
9 13 (30.95%) Office 365
10 12 (28.57%) CCNA
11 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
11 11 (26.19%) VMware
12 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
12 9 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
14 7 (16.67%) Network Security
14 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 7 (16.67%) ITIL
14 7 (16.67%) DNS
14 7 (16.67%) Skype
14 7 (16.67%) Skype for Business
15 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
15 6 (14.29%) High Availability
15 6 (14.29%) Patch Management

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 7 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Line 50
1 2 (4.76%) Sage X3
2 1 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Office 365
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (69.05%) LAN
2 25 (59.52%) WAN
3 21 (50.00%) Firewall
4 14 (33.33%) VPN
5 13 (30.95%) MPLS
6 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 7 (16.67%) DNS
7 7 (16.67%) Network Security
7 7 (16.67%) Skype
8 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (14.29%) DHCP
8 6 (14.29%) PBX
9 5 (11.90%) ISDN
9 5 (11.90%) SAN
9 5 (11.90%) SSL
9 5 (11.90%) VLAN
10 4 (9.52%) IP Telephony
11 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Power BI
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Server Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 2 (4.76%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Network Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Support Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Smartphone
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) NHS
4 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.38%) BYOD
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
4 4 (9.52%) Android
4 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (16.67%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) High Availability
3 6 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 5 (11.90%) Network Management
4 5 (11.90%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.90%) Programme Delivery
4 5 (11.90%) Security Management
4 5 (11.90%) Task Automation
5 4 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 4 (9.52%) Informatics
5 4 (9.52%) ITSM
5 4 (9.52%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (9.52%) Service Management
5 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.14%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.95%) CCNP
3 12 (28.57%) CCNA
4 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (9.52%) Degree
6 4 (9.52%) ISEB
6 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (7.14%) CCIE
7 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.76%) MCITP
8 2 (4.76%) MCSE
8 2 (4.76%) MCTS
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.38%) MOS
9 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.76%) PaperCut
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.38%) Puppet
3 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) Meraki
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix
4 3 (7.14%) Sage
5 2 (4.76%) Apple
5 2 (4.76%) MobileIron
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.76%) Siemens
5 2 (4.76%) Sophos
6 1 (2.38%) arcserve
6 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.38%) Mitel
6 1 (2.38%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Veeam