The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 23 June 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 / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 102 117
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 15 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 1.37% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.50% 7.68% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 17
Median daily rate £254 £322 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.07% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £263 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £47.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.43% +40.24%  

VoIP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 428 534 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.75% 17.85% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 345 209
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 30
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing VoIP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in the South West

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VoIP in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in the South West

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in the South West

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in the South West

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire 0 4 £344 -8.33%
Bristol -4 4 £700 +80.64% 6
Gloucestershire - 4 £200 - 1
Dorset +5 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Devon -10 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South West region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) WAN
2 15 (50.00%) LAN
3 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (33.33%) Firewall
5 9 (30.00%) Juniper
6 8 (26.67%) VPN
6 8 (26.67%) Wireless
7 7 (23.33%) IVR
7 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (23.33%) Windows
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (20.00%) ITIL
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) Internet
9 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) Network Security
9 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 5 (16.67%) Demand Management
9 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (13.33%) OpenScape
10 4 (13.33%) VMware
10 4 (13.33%) JNCIP
10 4 (13.33%) JNCIA
10 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (13.33%) Siemens

VoIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Apache Qpid
2 3 (10.00%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) LAN
1 15 (50.00%) WAN
2 10 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (26.67%) VPN
3 8 (26.67%) Wireless
4 5 (16.67%) Internet
4 5 (16.67%) Network Security
4 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.33%) Broadband
5 4 (13.33%) ISDN
5 4 (13.33%) OpenScape
6 3 (10.00%) AMQP
6 3 (10.00%) BGP
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (10.00%) DNS
6 3 (10.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (10.00%) Junos
6 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.67%) dBASE
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 3 (10.00%) CMake
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.00%) GoogleTest
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.33%) Valgrind
2 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Administrator
2 3 (10.00%) Applications Developer
2 3 (10.00%) Developer
2 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Network Administrator
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Applications Developer
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Site Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.33%) Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Junior
4 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) IVR
2 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Handset
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (16.67%) Demand Management
3 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Network Design
4 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.33%) Open Source
6 1 (3.33%) Service Design
6 1 (3.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.00%) Perl
1 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (10.00%) Python
1 3 (10.00%) Ruby
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) CCNA
4 4 (13.33%) JNCIA
4 4 (13.33%) JNCIP
5 3 (10.00%) CCNP
5 3 (10.00%) JNCIE
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIS
6 2 (6.67%) Master's Degree
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) Docker
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 2 (6.67%) Netcool
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) Juniper
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) Siemens
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) Google
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (10.00%) Verint
6 2 (6.67%) Avaya
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
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