Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 20 September 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 109 94
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 +11
Contract jobs citing Skype 16 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.80% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 1.92% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 10
Bristol median daily rate £425 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.83% -17.86% -
10th Percentile £320 £256 £200
90th Percentile £475 £329 £418
South West median daily rate £350 £406 £325
% change year-on-year -13.85% +25.00% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 266 312 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.29% 17.39% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 199 202
Bristol median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £188 £210 £200
90th Percentile £475 £538 £537
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 20
Bristol median hourly rate £43.00 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.57% +14.29% -9.26%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.33 £9.63
90th Percentile £145.88 £38.95 £45.38
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.59% +12.86% +7.69%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Bristol

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Bristol

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Skype.

1 15 (93.75%) Office 365
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Skype for Business
4 10 (62.50%) SCCM
5 9 (56.25%) Windows 10
6 8 (50.00%) NetScaler
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (50.00%) XenApp
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (50.00%) VMware
6 8 (50.00%) Citrix
6 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
7 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
8 6 (37.50%) Ivanti
8 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
8 6 (37.50%) Wyse
8 6 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (37.50%) CA
8 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
8 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (37.50%) XenDesktop
8 6 (37.50%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (37.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (25.00%) ITIL

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 11 (68.75%) Skype for Business
2 7 (43.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (93.75%) Office 365
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (25.00%) OneDrive
3 3 (18.75%) Yammer
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 6 (37.50%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 10
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Application Virtualisation
1 6 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Antivirus Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (50.00%) XenApp
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (37.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (37.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) CA
3 6 (37.50%) Ivanti
3 6 (37.50%) Wyse
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Trend Micro
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk