Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 122 156
Rank change year-on-year -43 +34 -13
Contract jobs citing VoIP 33 52 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 1.17% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 8.62% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 24
West Midlands median daily rate £235 £413 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.03% -4.35% +31.68%
10th Percentile £104 £266 £266
90th Percentile £457 £515 £522
England median daily rate £338 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -12.34% +2.67% +9.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £14.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.48% -32.56% +32.31%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.50 £19.75
90th Percentile £24.75 £15.25 £39.53
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% -20.00% +21.95%

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 693 603 795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.46% 13.62% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 331 412
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £181
90th Percentile £538 £525 £518
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.60% +4.88%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £32.49 £64.50 £38.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 15 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VoIP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 July 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
Birmingham -22 12 £250 -31.03% 4
Walsall - 9 - -
Staffordshire -1 3 £281 - 2
Coventry -31 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 1
Shropshire -26 1 £175 -61.43% 1
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VoIP.

1 22 (66.67%) LAN
2 21 (63.64%) WAN
3 20 (60.61%) Cisco
4 17 (51.52%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (45.45%) Telecoms
5 15 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (45.45%) ITIL
6 13 (39.39%) CCNA
7 11 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (33.33%) Firewall
8 10 (30.30%) VPN
9 7 (21.21%) Unix
9 7 (21.21%) MPLS
9 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
9 7 (21.21%) Network Security
9 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (18.18%) Internet
10 6 (18.18%) SSL
11 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
12 4 (12.12%) Data Structures
12 4 (12.12%) IaaS
12 4 (12.12%) SaaS
12 4 (12.12%) PaaS
12 4 (12.12%) Open Source
12 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
12 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (12.12%) Nessus
12 4 (12.12%) Apache
12 4 (12.12%) Network Security Management
12 4 (12.12%) Security Management

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 4 (12.12%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) IaaS
1 4 (12.12%) PaaS
1 4 (12.12%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (66.67%) LAN
2 21 (63.64%) WAN
3 17 (51.52%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (33.33%) Firewall
5 10 (30.30%) VPN
6 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (21.21%) MPLS
6 7 (21.21%) Network Security
7 6 (18.18%) Internet
7 6 (18.18%) SSL
8 3 (9.09%) DHCP
8 3 (9.09%) DNS
9 2 (6.06%) FTP
9 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
9 2 (6.06%) NAS
9 2 (6.06%) PBX
9 2 (6.06%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (6.06%) SAN
9 2 (6.06%) Wireless
9 2 (6.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Architect
1 6 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Network Architect
3 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Support
4 1 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Network Specialist
4 1 (3.03%) Network Support
4 1 (3.03%) Support Officer
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Telephony Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) LAMP
2 2 (6.06%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.03%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Network Security Management
3 4 (12.12%) Open Source
3 4 (12.12%) Security Management
4 3 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 3 (9.09%) Microservices
4 3 (9.09%) Network Design
4 3 (9.09%) SDLC
5 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.06%) Kanban
5 2 (6.06%) Line Management
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) RUP
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (39.39%) CCNA
3 11 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CCNP
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) iptables
2 2 (6.06%) Postfix
2 2 (6.06%) Samba
2 2 (6.06%) Squid
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Nessus
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.03%) Nmap
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 3 (9.09%) BT
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Apple
4 1 (3.03%) Aruba
4 1 (3.03%) Avaya
4 1 (3.03%) Brocade
4 1 (3.03%) F5
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
4 1 (3.03%) Meru Networks
4 1 (3.03%) Mitel
4 1 (3.03%) NEC
4 1 (3.03%) ShoreTel