Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 152 133
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19 -4
Contract jobs citing VoIP 38 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.82% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.10% 6.05% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 18
West Midlands median daily rate £240 £370 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.14% +26.06% -24.25%
10th Percentile £138 £151 £150
90th Percentile £425 £523 £511
England median daily rate £335 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -10.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £11.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.84% -43.59% +34.48%
10th Percentile £12.86 £10.00 £18.25
90th Percentile £17.30 £12.00 £21.15
England median hourly rate £16.41 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -38.09% +29.27% +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 745 744 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.00% 13.58% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 370 296
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £156 £200 £181
90th Percentile £508 £540 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -25.53%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.95 £38.08 £41.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.32%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -10 12 £275 -25.68% 3
Solihull +3 11 - -
Worcestershire - 4 £188 - 3
West Bromwich - 3 £175 -
Warwickshire +6 2 £345 +90.34% 5
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 1
Coventry +8 1 - - 1
Herefordshire 0 1 £250 -
Walsall - 1 - -
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 21 (55.26%) LAN
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) WAN
3 19 (50.00%) VPN
4 12 (31.58%) Firewall
5 10 (26.32%) MPLS
6 9 (23.68%) PBX
6 9 (23.68%) SQL
6 9 (23.68%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
7 8 (21.05%) VLAN
7 8 (21.05%) LDAP
7 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
8 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 7 (18.42%) ITIL
8 7 (18.42%) WLAN
9 6 (15.79%) DNS
9 6 (15.79%) Juniper
9 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) Presales
9 6 (15.79%) Open Source
9 6 (15.79%) Unified Communications
10 5 (13.16%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
10 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (13.16%) Project Management
10 5 (13.16%) DHCP

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 (10.53%) Apache
1 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (55.26%) LAN
2 20 (52.63%) WAN
3 19 (50.00%) VPN
4 12 (31.58%) Firewall
5 10 (26.32%) MPLS
6 9 (23.68%) PBX
6 9 (23.68%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (21.05%) VLAN
8 7 (18.42%) WLAN
9 6 (15.79%) DNS
9 6 (15.79%) Unified Communications
10 5 (13.16%) DHCP
11 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (10.53%) CTI
11 4 (10.53%) FTP
11 4 (10.53%) GSM
11 4 (10.53%) H.323
11 4 (10.53%) Internet
11 4 (10.53%) Kerberos
11 4 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Architect
2 10 (26.32%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Presales Solution Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Network Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Network Support
4 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Communications Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) ICT Support
5 2 (5.26%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Lync Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Support Officer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Coordinator
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) LDAP
2 4 (10.53%) LAMP
2 4 (10.53%) XMPP
3 1 (2.63%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) IVR
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.53%) PKI
3 3 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.26%) PMI
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Open Source
2 6 (15.79%) Presales
3 5 (13.16%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) Asset Management
4 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 4 (10.53%) IT Strategy
4 4 (10.53%) Line Management
4 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.53%) Runbook
4 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.89%) Change Control
5 3 (7.89%) Change Management
5 3 (7.89%) Coaching
5 3 (7.89%) Information Security
5 3 (7.89%) Network Security Management
5 3 (7.89%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.53%) CCNA
4 3 (7.89%) CCNP
5 2 (5.26%) MCITP
5 2 (5.26%) MCSE
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) iptables
2 4 (10.53%) Postfix
2 4 (10.53%) Samba
2 4 (10.53%) Squid
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) KVM
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (10.53%) Nessus
2 4 (10.53%) Nmap
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) Juniper
4 4 (10.53%) Avaya
4 4 (10.53%) Brocade
4 4 (10.53%) NEC
5 3 (7.89%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) BT
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.63%) Meraki
7 1 (2.63%) Mitel
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Siemens