Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 126 190
Rank change year-on-year -27 +64 -18
Contract jobs citing VoIP 50 110 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 1.62% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.54% 10.75% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 90 37
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £149 £263 £205
90th Percentile £480 £596 £653
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £91.06 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.07% +658.85% -40.00%
10th Percentile £14.58 £32.33 £11.60
90th Percentile £168.75 £153.94 £14.10
England median hourly rate £16.81 £27.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -38.89% +34.15% +2.50%

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 765 1023 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.44% 15.03% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 594 640
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 106
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.48 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -9 38 £413 -1.49% 12
Merseyside -5 5 £190 -52.50% 1
Cheshire +1 4 £400 +45.45% 2
Lancashire +1 3 £190 -65.45% 1
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 27 (54.00%) LAN
1 27 (54.00%) WAN
2 25 (50.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) Firewall
4 22 (44.00%) VPN
5 20 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
7 16 (32.00%) DNS
8 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
8 13 (26.00%) Cisco
8 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
8 13 (26.00%) VMware
8 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (24.00%) Linux
10 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (20.00%) Splunk
11 10 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (20.00%) Patch Management
11 10 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
11 10 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (20.00%) QRadar
11 10 (20.00%) Case Management
11 10 (20.00%) DHCP
11 10 (20.00%) Unix
11 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (20.00%) Apple
11 10 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (18.00%) CISSP
12 9 (18.00%) SSCP

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 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) LAN
1 27 (54.00%) WAN
2 24 (48.00%) Firewall
3 22 (44.00%) VPN
4 20 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 16 (32.00%) DNS
6 10 (20.00%) DHCP
7 9 (18.00%) Ethernet
8 8 (16.00%) Broadband
8 8 (16.00%) MPLS
9 7 (14.00%) Skype
9 7 (14.00%) Wireless
10 6 (12.00%) PBX
10 6 (12.00%) SAN
10 6 (12.00%) VLAN
10 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (10.00%) PSTN
11 5 (10.00%) SNMP
12 4 (8.00%) BGP
12 4 (8.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Redis
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) IT Support
2 7 (14.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Security Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Designer
4 4 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (8.00%) IT Technician
4 4 (8.00%) Network Designer
4 4 (8.00%) Support Technician
5 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Officer
5 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Splunk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Telephony Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Lead Designer
6 2 (4.00%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
2 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.00%) Replication
4 4 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (8.00%) Smartphone
5 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.00%) NHS
5 3 (6.00%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (4.00%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.00%) BYOD
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.00%) e-Learning
7 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.00%) Unix
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Case Management
1 10 (20.00%) Patch Management
1 10 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 10 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 8 (16.00%) Analytics
2 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (16.00%) Data Analytics
2 8 (16.00%) Security Monitoring
3 7 (14.00%) ITIL
4 6 (12.00%) Security Operations
5 5 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.00%) Coaching
8 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Perl
1 2 (4.00%) PHP
1 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.00%) Python
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) CISSP
2 9 (18.00%) SANS
2 9 (18.00%) SSCP
3 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.00%) CCNA
5 3 (6.00%) CCNP
5 3 (6.00%) MCSE
5 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.00%) ISEB
7 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.00%) MCITP
7 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) QRadar
2 8 (16.00%) Nessus
2 8 (16.00%) Nexpose
2 8 (16.00%) Nmap
3 4 (8.00%) SCCM
4 3 (6.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.00%) Cacti
5 2 (4.00%) Kibana
5 2 (4.00%) logstash
5 2 (4.00%) Nagios
5 2 (4.00%) OpenNMS
5 2 (4.00%) Puppet
5 2 (4.00%) RANCID
5 2 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Cisco
1 13 (26.00%) VMware
2 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.00%) Apple
3 10 (20.00%) Splunk
4 8 (16.00%) ArcSight
4 8 (16.00%) Intel
4 8 (16.00%) McAfee
4 8 (16.00%) Qualys
5 7 (14.00%) ServiceNow
5 7 (14.00%) Snow
6 6 (12.00%) AlienVault
7 5 (10.00%) Veeam
8 4 (8.00%) Avaya
8 4 (8.00%) Ericsson
8 4 (8.00%) Huawei
8 4 (8.00%) Juniper
9 3 (6.00%) Adobe
9 3 (6.00%) Dell
9 3 (6.00%) SonicWALL