Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Skype skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 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.

Microsoft Skype
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 144 103
Rank change year-on-year +26 -41 +53
Contract jobs citing Skype 57 31 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.38% 0.75% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.18% 3.94% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 19
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £201 £136 £253
90th Percentile £506 £634 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Berkshire median hourly rate - £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.50% -31.43%
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £21.16
% change year-on-year -24.64% -18.46% +17.53%

Skype 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 Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 794 786 903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.18% 19.12% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 333 435
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £225 £243 £225
90th Percentile £554 £600 £535
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -34.35% -47.28%
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -22.22% -30.77%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Berkshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Berkshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Berkshire

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in Berkshire

Skype
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Reading -9 17 £440 +13.55%
Bracknell +6 13 £110 - 2
Maidenhead +10 7 £593 +58.00%
Newbury +4 4 £425 -33.59%
Slough -8 1 £280 -34.12%
Skype
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Skype 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 46 (80.70%) Skype for Business
2 36 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 31 (54.39%) Windows
4 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (36.84%) Office 365
6 16 (28.07%) Active Directory
7 14 (24.56%) IaaS
7 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
7 14 (24.56%) Windows Server
8 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.05%) Service Management
9 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (19.30%) SQL
9 11 (19.30%) Java
9 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
9 11 (19.30%) RESTful
10 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
10 10 (17.54%) HTML5
10 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
10 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
10 10 (17.54%) SignalR
10 10 (17.54%) Mobile App
10 10 (17.54%) Node.js
10 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (17.54%) HTML
10 10 (17.54%) Linux
10 10 (17.54%) XML
10 10 (17.54%) JSON
11 9 (15.79%) Speech Recognition

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 46 (80.70%) Skype for Business
2 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Chatbot
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (36.84%) Office 365
3 14 (24.56%) IaaS
4 9 (15.79%) Apigee
4 9 (15.79%) PaaS
5 2 (3.51%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) SSL
2 8 (14.04%) DNS
3 5 (8.77%) DHCP
4 4 (7.02%) Firewall
4 4 (7.02%) LAN
4 4 (7.02%) Unified Communications
5 3 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (5.26%) MPLS
5 3 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) VPN
5 3 (5.26%) WAN
5 3 (5.26%) Wireless
6 2 (3.51%) Network Security
6 2 (3.51%) SMTP
6 2 (3.51%) VoIP
6 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (1.75%) WiX
General
1 1 (1.75%) Banking
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
1 1 (1.75%) French Language
1 1 (1.75%) Marketing
1 1 (1.75%) Publishing
1 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Software Developer
2 9 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
4 7 (12.28%) HTML Developer
4 7 (12.28%) SQL Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) IT Manager
7 4 (7.02%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Lync Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior SQL Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) RESTful
2 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
2 10 (17.54%) HTML
2 10 (17.54%) HTML5
2 10 (17.54%) JSON
2 10 (17.54%) Node.js
2 10 (17.54%) SignalR
2 10 (17.54%) XML
3 9 (15.79%) jQuery
3 9 (15.79%) Natural Language Processing
3 9 (15.79%) React
3 9 (15.79%) SOAP
3 9 (15.79%) WebSockets
4 3 (5.26%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.51%) Spring
5 2 (3.51%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
6 1 (1.75%) WCF
6 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.04%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (12.28%) PKI
4 5 (8.77%) Blog
4 5 (8.77%) Clustering
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) iPhone
5 3 (5.26%) PMI
6 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) Windows 10
2 14 (24.56%) Windows Server
3 10 (17.54%) Linux
3 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
4 9 (15.79%) CentOS
4 9 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.77%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.26%) VMS
8 1 (1.75%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Service Management
2 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (15.79%) Analytics
4 9 (15.79%) Artificial Intelligence
4 9 (15.79%) Conversational UI
4 9 (15.79%) Data Analytics
4 9 (15.79%) Machine Learning
4 9 (15.79%) Mobile Application Development
4 9 (15.79%) Sentiment Analysis
4 9 (15.79%) Speech Recognition
5 8 (14.04%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (10.53%) Decision-Making
6 6 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (10.53%) Project Management
7 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
7 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
8 4 (7.02%) ITSM
8 4 (7.02%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
1 12 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 11 (19.30%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 9 (15.79%) Python
3 9 (15.79%) R
4 2 (3.51%) Java 8
5 1 (1.75%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) CCNA
3 3 (5.26%) CCNP
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (10.53%) XenApp
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.51%) Docker
6 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
2 3 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 36 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) ServiceNow
3 6 (10.53%) Citrix
3 6 (10.53%) Juniper
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) Apple
5 3 (5.26%) CA
5 3 (5.26%) Clearswift
5 3 (5.26%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) EMC
5 3 (5.26%) F5
5 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Mitel
6 1 (1.75%) Polycom
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) SOTI
6 1 (1.75%) Telerik