Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 156 169
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13 +20
Contract jobs citing VoIP 42 44 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.81% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.45% 5.51% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 46
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% +39.42%
10th Percentile £94 £185 £248
90th Percentile £450 £585 £725
England median daily rate £338 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 3
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £66.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.41% +66.25% +138.81%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.37% -18.06% +25.00%

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 770 799 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.25% 14.72% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 463 656
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.38% +10.40%
10th Percentile £200 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 71 55
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% -26.19% +15.83%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £38.75 £57.50 £42.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £24.62
% change year-on-year +0.50% -19.15% +14.49%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -38 20 £250 -40.30% 26
Cheshire -3 13 £217 -35.71% 6
Merseyside +25 7 £425 +150.00% 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 3
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 26 (61.90%) Firewall
2 25 (59.52%) LAN
3 23 (54.76%) WAN
4 22 (52.38%) Cisco
5 20 (47.62%) VPN
6 15 (35.71%) Windows
7 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 12 (28.57%) MPLS
9 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (23.81%) VMware
10 10 (23.81%) Office 365
10 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 9 (21.43%) CCNP
12 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (19.05%) High Availability
12 8 (19.05%) Skype for Business
12 8 (19.05%) Skype
13 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (16.67%) Apple iOS
13 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
13 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 7 (16.67%) Migration
13 7 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 7 (16.67%) Linux
13 7 (16.67%) SAN

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 8 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Line 50
1 1 (2.38%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Office 365
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) Firewall
2 25 (59.52%) LAN
3 23 (54.76%) WAN
4 20 (47.62%) VPN
5 12 (28.57%) MPLS
6 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 8 (19.05%) Skype
9 7 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (16.67%) SAN
10 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (14.29%) DNS
10 6 (14.29%) Network Security
10 6 (14.29%) PBX
11 5 (11.90%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (11.90%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (4.76%) PSTN
13 2 (4.76%) VLAN
13 2 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Power BI
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Network Support
4 3 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 6 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.52%) NHS
5 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.76%) Handset
5 2 (4.76%) Replication
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.14%) Android
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (19.05%) High Availability
2 7 (16.67%) Migration
3 6 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 6 (14.29%) Network Management
3 6 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 6 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.90%) Programme Delivery
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Security Management
4 5 (11.90%) Task Automation
4 5 (11.90%) Time Management
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.14%) Active Listening
6 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) PHP
3 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.43%) CCNP
3 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) CCIE
4 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) Cacti
4 1 (2.38%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) PaperCut
4 1 (2.38%) RANCID
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco
2 10 (23.81%) VMware
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) Apple
5 2 (4.76%) Juniper
5 2 (4.76%) MobileIron
5 2 (4.76%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) Sage
5 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.76%) Sophos
6 1 (2.38%) arcserve
6 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Huawei
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) Siemens