The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for IP Telephony skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IP Telephony over the 3 months to 27 April 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.

IP Telephony
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 129 -
Rank change year-on-year +19 -  
Contract jobs citing IP Telephony 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.28% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 2.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £288 £255 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.74% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £256
% change year-on-year +8.69% +34.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £25.13 £28.75
% change year-on-year -20.64% -12.60%  

IP Telephony 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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 260 365 424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.14% 12.72% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 172 227
Median daily rate £408 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 40
Median hourly rate £19.25 £14.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.75% -43.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

IP Telephony
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IP Telephony in the West Midlands

IP Telephony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IP Telephony in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for IP Telephony in the West Midlands

IP Telephony
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IP Telephony in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IP Telephony in the West Midlands

IP Telephony
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IP Telephony in the West Midlands

IP Telephony
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Telephony within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Birmingham -2 1 £160 -23.80%
Halesowen - 1 £415 -
IP Telephony
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IP Telephony 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for IP Telephony.

1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) CCDA
2 3 (50.00%) CCDP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) CCVP
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003

IP Telephony
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCDA
1 3 (50.00%) CCDP
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCVP
3 1 (16.67%) MOS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) F5
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Nokia
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
4 1 (16.67%) Toshiba