The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 23 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 2 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.68% 1.12% 5.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 9.52% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £28.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.52% +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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12 21 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 10.08% 11.80% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 19
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £137 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £493 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.60 £36.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +166.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £36.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in Staffordshire

VoIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in Staffordshire

VoIP
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VoIP within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Lichfield - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
VoIP
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint

VoIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper