Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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.

Microsoft Skype
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 134 105
Rank change year-on-year +5 -29 +51
Contract jobs citing Skype 45 35 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.09% 0.85% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.63% 4.56% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 16
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £235 £132 £313
90th Percentile £525 £618 £494
South East median daily rate £375 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - £13.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -71.11% +157.14%
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £24.65
% change year-on-year +78.57% -43.20% +40.86%

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 800 768 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.38% 18.68% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 318 493
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.34%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £600 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 45 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -10.00% -45.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.25 £42.40 £52.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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
Reading -14 15 £475 +22.58% 4
Bracknell - 7 £105 - 2
Maidenhead - 7 £593 -
Newbury -8 4 £413 -14.02%
Slough -8 1 £280 - 1
Skype
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 38 (84.44%) Skype for Business
2 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.00%) Windows
4 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (31.11%) Office 365
6 13 (28.89%) Windows 10
7 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
8 10 (22.22%) DV Cleared
8 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.78%) SQL
11 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (15.56%) Java
11 7 (15.56%) DNS
11 7 (15.56%) SCCM
11 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
11 7 (15.56%) IaaS
11 7 (15.56%) RESTful
11 7 (15.56%) PaaS
12 6 (13.33%) Node.js
12 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
12 6 (13.33%) HTML5
12 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
12 6 (13.33%) SignalR
12 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
12 6 (13.33%) JSON
12 6 (13.33%) SSL

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 38 (84.44%) Skype for Business
2 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
3 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.11%) Chatbot
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (31.11%) Office 365
2 7 (15.56%) IaaS
2 7 (15.56%) PaaS
3 5 (11.11%) Apigee
4 4 (8.89%) SaaS
5 3 (6.67%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
2 6 (13.33%) SSL
3 5 (11.11%) VPN
4 4 (8.89%) DHCP
4 4 (8.89%) MPLS
5 3 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 3 (6.67%) LAN
5 3 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (6.67%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) Wireless
6 2 (4.44%) Network Security
6 2 (4.44%) SMTP
6 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.22%) Broadband
7 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
7 1 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
1 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (2.22%) WiX
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
1 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Billing
2 1 (2.22%) French Language
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Developer
1 7 (15.56%) Exchange Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Lync Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) HTML Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) RESTful
2 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
2 6 (13.33%) HTML5
2 6 (13.33%) JSON
2 6 (13.33%) Node.js
2 6 (13.33%) SignalR
2 6 (13.33%) XML
3 5 (11.11%) jQuery
3 5 (11.11%) Natural Language Processing
3 5 (11.11%) React
3 5 (11.11%) SOAP
3 5 (11.11%) WebSockets
4 2 (4.44%) Spring
4 2 (4.44%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
4 2 (4.44%) iPhone
4 2 (4.44%) PMI
4 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) Windows 10
3 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.11%) CentOS
4 5 (11.11%) Linux
4 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.11%) Analytics
2 5 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
2 5 (11.11%) Conversational UI
2 5 (11.11%) Data Analytics
2 5 (11.11%) Machine Learning
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (11.11%) Sentiment Analysis
2 5 (11.11%) Service Management
2 5 (11.11%) Speech Recognition
3 4 (8.89%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (8.89%) Project Management
4 3 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.44%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 5 (11.11%) Python
3 5 (11.11%) R
4 2 (4.44%) Java 8
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) CCNA
2 3 (6.67%) CCNP
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) XenApp
3 2 (4.44%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 3 (6.67%) Apple
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
3 3 (6.67%) F5
3 3 (6.67%) Juniper
3 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
3 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
4 2 (4.44%) Okta
5 1 (2.22%) Mitel
5 1 (2.22%) Polycom
5 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.22%) Telerik
5 1 (2.22%) VMware