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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 106 101
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Contract jobs citing VoIP 30 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.00% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 7.48% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 11
Median daily rate £413 £348 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.70% -9.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £214 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £539 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £10.50 £21.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.16% +32.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.43% +40.24%  

VoIP 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 310 401 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.26% 13.32% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 216 209
Median daily rate £400 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 32
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

VoIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Coventry +27 13 £413 +98.79% 2
Birmingham +15 7 £325 -12.16% 4
Solihull +11 3 - - 1
Shropshire +17 2 - - 2
Staffordshire 0 2 - -
Worcestershire +12 1 £250 -61.53% 1
Warwickshire +2 1 - - 1
VoIP
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 23 (46.94%) Cisco
2 21 (42.86%) LAN
3 14 (28.57%) Project Management
4 11 (22.45%) PRINCE2
5 10 (20.41%) WAN
5 10 (20.41%) ITIL
5 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
6 9 (18.37%) Firewall
7 7 (14.29%) Wireless
7 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 7 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
8 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications
8 6 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
8 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (12.24%) PMP
8 6 (12.24%) PMI Certification
8 6 (12.24%) Juniper
8 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
8 6 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.20%) CCNP
9 5 (10.20%) CCNA
9 5 (10.20%) DHCP
9 5 (10.20%) Windows

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 (6.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) LAN
2 10 (20.41%) WAN
3 9 (18.37%) Firewall
4 7 (14.29%) Wireless
5 6 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications
5 6 (12.24%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (10.20%) DHCP
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (8.16%) DNS
7 4 (8.16%) HTTP
7 4 (8.16%) HTTPS
7 4 (8.16%) RTCP
7 4 (8.16%) RTP
8 3 (6.12%) DMVPN
8 3 (6.12%) Megaco
8 3 (6.12%) MPLS
8 3 (6.12%) Network Security
8 3 (6.12%) Skype
8 3 (6.12%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Project Manager
2 10 (20.41%) Network Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Manager
3 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) VoIP Project Manager
7 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Network Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Voice Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.08%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Operations Manager
8 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) CSS
2 2 (4.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.16%) PMI
4 3 (6.12%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.08%) IVR
5 2 (4.08%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) CESG
6 1 (2.04%) Handset
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Project Management
2 11 (22.45%) PRINCE2
3 10 (20.41%) ITIL
4 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
5 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.16%) Presales
6 4 (8.16%) Process Improvement
6 4 (8.16%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Service Management
6 4 (8.16%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.12%) Fault Management
7 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.12%) Migration
7 3 (6.12%) Network Design
8 2 (4.08%) Network Management
9 1 (2.04%) Demand Management
9 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (12.24%) PMI Certification
3 6 (12.24%) PMP
3 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (10.20%) CCNA
4 5 (10.20%) CCNP
5 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) APMP
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.04%) CCA
7 1 (2.04%) CCDP
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.04%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.04%) MCSE
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.04%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (2.04%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Cisco
2 6 (12.24%) CheckPoint
2 6 (12.24%) Juniper
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.20%) F5
4 4 (8.16%) Avaya
4 4 (8.16%) Mitel
4 4 (8.16%) VMware
5 3 (6.12%) McAfee
5 3 (6.12%) NetApp
6 2 (4.08%) Aruba
6 2 (4.08%) Brocade
6 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.08%) HP
6 2 (4.08%) Infoblox
6 2 (4.08%) Meru Networks
6 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) Dell
7 1 (2.04%) EMC
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