Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 157 150
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 +31
Contract jobs citing VoIP 42 51 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.91% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.10% 6.15% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 68
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +25.93%
10th Percentile £113 £160 £271
90th Percentile £500 £475 £691
England median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year -2.78% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 1
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £53.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.54% +267.24% +20.83%
10th Percentile £21.80 £29.10 £14.25
90th Percentile £32.00 £168.75 £14.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.81 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.01% -32.78% +21.95%

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 823 829 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.93% 14.73% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 497 618
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £180 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 57
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% -0.97% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £53.04 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

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 October 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
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 October 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 -27 29 £250 -37.50% 20
Merseyside +10 6 £393 +106.58% 6
Cheshire 0 6 £350 -22.22% 12
Cumbria - 1 - - 2
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 35 (83.33%) Cisco
2 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) LAN
2 23 (54.76%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (47.62%) WAN
4 18 (42.86%) CCNA
5 16 (38.10%) Firewall
5 16 (38.10%) Office 365
6 12 (28.57%) CCNP
6 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (26.19%) MPLS
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
8 10 (23.81%) VMware
8 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 10 (23.81%) VPN
9 9 (21.43%) Wireless
9 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (19.05%) DNS
10 8 (19.05%) DHCP
11 7 (16.67%) SAN
11 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (16.67%) Fortinet
11 7 (16.67%) Degree
11 7 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Line 50
1 1 (2.38%) Sage X3
1 1 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Office 365
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) LAN
2 20 (47.62%) WAN
3 16 (38.10%) Firewall
4 11 (26.19%) MPLS
5 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 10 (23.81%) VPN
6 9 (21.43%) Wireless
7 8 (19.05%) DHCP
7 8 (19.05%) DNS
8 7 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (16.67%) SAN
9 6 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (14.29%) ISDN
9 6 (14.29%) VLAN
10 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (11.90%) PBX
10 5 (11.90%) Skype
10 5 (11.90%) SSL
10 5 (11.90%) WLAN
11 4 (9.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Network Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Server Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Lead Architect
5 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Network Design Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) SAP Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Public Cloud
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Smartphone
4 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) BYOD
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) NHS
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (54.76%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.52%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.76%) Android
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 6 (14.29%) Network Design
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 4 (9.52%) Informatics
4 4 (9.52%) ITSM
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (9.52%) Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (9.52%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.76%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.38%) Data Management
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (42.86%) CCNA
3 12 (28.57%) CCNP
4 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 7 (16.67%) Degree
6 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (9.52%) ISEB
7 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (7.14%) CCIE
8 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.76%) MCITP
9 2 (4.76%) MCSE
9 2 (4.76%) MCTS
10 1 (2.38%) MOS
10 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.38%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 35 (83.33%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.81%) VMware
4 7 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 5 (11.90%) Meraki
5 5 (11.90%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (4.76%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.38%) Apple
8 1 (2.38%) Brocade
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.38%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.38%) Sage
8 1 (2.38%) SAP
8 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.38%) Siemens
8 1 (2.38%) Veeam