Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 137 142
Rank change year-on-year -38 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing VoIP 13 38 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.81% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 6.28% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 23
West Midlands median daily rate £228 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.85% -8.33% +38.46%
10th Percentile £171 £160 £153
90th Percentile £308 £541 £550
England median daily rate £338 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -25.64% +9.37%
10th Percentile £15.25 £10.63 £18.25
90th Percentile £15.75 £15.25 £21.15
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.68 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.39% -5.52% +20.00%

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 704 605 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.76% 12.92% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 310 294
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £177 £178
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +3.45% -44.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.10 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.95 £31.00 £38.58
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -13.13% +15.12%

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 19 April 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
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 19 April 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 -34 4 £230 -42.50% 4
Coventry -5 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £260 - 1
Warwickshire -2 1 £210 - 1
Shropshire -20 1 £175 -61.43% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £175 -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) VLAN
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
4 2 (15.38%) XenServer
4 2 (15.38%) KVM
4 2 (15.38%) User Experience
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source

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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) VLAN
4 2 (15.38%) NAS
4 2 (15.38%) PBX
4 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
4 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) ISDN
5 1 (7.69%) PSTN
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Network Design
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Kanban
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) RUP
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Data Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNA
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCITP
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) KVM
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) XenServer
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) BT
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Aruba
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) Brocade
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) Infoblox
4 1 (7.69%) Meru Networks
4 1 (7.69%) Mitel
4 1 (7.69%) ShoreTel
4 1 (7.69%) Siemens