Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 114 181
Rank change year-on-year -49 +67 -3
Contract jobs citing VoIP 34 101 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.64% 1.71% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 11.79% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 85 41
North West median daily rate £325 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +28.57% +45.83%
10th Percentile £90 £289 £230
90th Percentile £414 £595 £625
England median daily rate £335 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -11.84% +1.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 5
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £19.63 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.98% +63.54% +20.00%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% +43.66% +1.43%

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 707 857 1,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.25% 14.51% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 530 666
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.31% +0.06% +14.29%
10th Percentile £157 £219 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 56 88
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.33% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.06 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.33 £50.61 £41.80
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -35 22 £269 -40.28% 25
Cheshire -7 8 £350 +3.70% 6
Merseyside +3 4 £300 -25.00% 1
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 18 (52.94%) Firewall
2 16 (47.06%) LAN
2 16 (47.06%) WAN
3 15 (44.12%) VPN
4 13 (38.24%) Cisco
5 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
6 9 (26.47%) DNS
6 9 (26.47%) Windows
7 8 (23.53%) PBX
7 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
7 8 (23.53%) VMware
7 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (17.65%) Time Management
8 6 (17.65%) Smartphone
8 6 (17.65%) CCNP
8 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (17.65%) SAN
8 6 (17.65%) MPLS
8 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
8 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
9 5 (14.71%) Office 365
9 5 (14.71%) ITIL
9 5 (14.71%) SLA
9 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
9 5 (14.71%) Project 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 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) Firewall
2 16 (47.06%) LAN
2 16 (47.06%) WAN
3 15 (44.12%) VPN
4 9 (26.47%) DNS
5 8 (23.53%) PBX
5 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.65%) MPLS
6 6 (17.65%) SAN
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (11.76%) DHCP
8 4 (11.76%) Skype
8 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (11.76%) Wireless
9 3 (8.82%) BGP
9 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (8.82%) Ethernet
9 3 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (8.82%) VLAN
10 2 (5.88%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) IT Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Network Support
3 4 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) ICT Technician
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior ICT Technician
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Technician
5 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Telephony Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Telephony Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) LDAP
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (17.65%) Smartphone
2 5 (14.71%) NHS
3 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 4 (11.76%) Replication
4 2 (5.88%) Handset
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.94%) BYOD
5 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Time Management
2 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.76%) Capacity Management
3 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 4 (11.76%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.88%) Active Listening
5 2 (5.88%) High Availability
5 2 (5.88%) Line Management
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Network Design
5 2 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
2 1 (2.94%) PHP
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) CCNP
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.88%) CCIE
5 2 (5.88%) MCSE
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.94%) CCNA
6 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.94%) Cacti
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.94%) Nagios
4 1 (2.94%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.94%) Puppet
4 1 (2.94%) RANCID
4 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Cisco
2 8 (23.53%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) Mitel
4 2 (5.88%) Veeam
5 1 (2.94%) Avaya
5 1 (2.94%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.94%) Huawei
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle