Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 17 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 145 138
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing VoIP 56 66 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.16% 1.06% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.15% 7.66% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 16
West Midlands median daily rate £298 £386 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.93% +20.63% -11.72%
10th Percentile £150 £176 £188
90th Percentile £425 £536 £438
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.21% +32.31% -5.70%
10th Percentile £10.95 £19.75 £14.43
90th Percentile £17.00 £39.53 £17.88
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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 783 862 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.27% 13.83% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 447 305
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £195 £213
90th Percentile £502 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.52 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.50 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VoIP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VoIP in the West Midlands

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VoIP in the West Midlands

VoIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VoIP in the West Midlands

VoIP
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 VoIP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VoIP in the West Midlands

VoIP
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 VoIP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Birmingham +3 18 £313 -28.57% 1
Solihull -4 17 - -
Coventry - 7 £413 - 2
Warwickshire -7 3 £446 +146.21%
West Bromwich - 3 £175 -
Worcestershire +9 2 £145 -51.67%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Herefordshire +1 1 £250 -
Walsall - 1 - -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 32 (57.14%) LAN
2 27 (48.21%) Cisco
3 23 (41.07%) WAN
4 17 (30.36%) VPN
5 15 (26.79%) Firewall
6 14 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (21.43%) Project Management
8 11 (19.64%) Juniper
8 11 (19.64%) Presales
9 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.86%) MPLS
10 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
10 9 (16.07%) PBX
10 9 (16.07%) LDAP
10 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
10 9 (16.07%) Unified Communications
11 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
11 8 (14.29%) Windows
11 8 (14.29%) DNS
11 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.50%) DHCP
12 7 (12.50%) WLAN
12 7 (12.50%) SQL
12 7 (12.50%) Unix
12 7 (12.50%) PMI Certification
12 7 (12.50%) Mitel
12 7 (12.50%) Brocade
13 6 (10.71%) VLAN
13 6 (10.71%) VMware

VoIP
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 5 (8.93%) Skype for Business
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (57.14%) LAN
2 23 (41.07%) WAN
3 17 (30.36%) VPN
4 15 (26.79%) Firewall
5 14 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (17.86%) MPLS
7 9 (16.07%) LDAP
7 9 (16.07%) PBX
7 9 (16.07%) Unified Communications
8 8 (14.29%) DNS
9 7 (12.50%) DHCP
9 7 (12.50%) WLAN
10 6 (10.71%) HTTP
10 6 (10.71%) HTTPS
10 6 (10.71%) RTCP
10 6 (10.71%) RTP
10 6 (10.71%) VLAN
11 5 (8.93%) H.323
11 5 (8.93%) Megaco
11 5 (8.93%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Legal
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 2 (3.57%) Front Office
5 1 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Architect
2 9 (16.07%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Presales Solution Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Communications Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Network Support
6 3 (5.36%) Support Officer
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.57%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) XMPP
2 4 (7.14%) LAMP
3 1 (1.79%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.93%) IVR
2 5 (8.93%) PMI
3 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) PKI
3 4 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Unix
3 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Project Management
2 11 (19.64%) Presales
3 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.93%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.93%) Runbook
5 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Line Management
5 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.14%) Open Source
5 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.36%) Information Security
6 3 (5.36%) ITIL
6 3 (5.36%) Migration
6 3 (5.36%) Network Design
6 3 (5.36%) Network Security Management
6 3 (5.36%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) PMI Certification
3 4 (7.14%) PMP
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.79%) CCNP
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) iptables
2 4 (7.14%) Postfix
2 4 (7.14%) Samba
2 4 (7.14%) Squid
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (7.14%) Nessus
2 4 (7.14%) Nmap
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Cisco
2 11 (19.64%) Juniper
3 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.50%) Brocade
4 7 (12.50%) Mitel
5 6 (10.71%) VMware
6 5 (8.93%) Avaya
7 4 (7.14%) NEC
7 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.36%) Aruba
8 3 (5.36%) F5
8 3 (5.36%) Infoblox
8 3 (5.36%) Meru Networks
9 2 (3.57%) BT
10 1 (1.79%) Meraki
10 1 (1.79%) NetApp
10 1 (1.79%) Oracle
10 1 (1.79%) SAP