Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 88 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype 30 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.75% 0.87% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.16% 5.88% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 11
Bristol median daily rate £408 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.38% +40.00% -
10th Percentile £289 £256 £323
90th Percentile £513 £680 £445
South West median daily rate £345 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -18.82% +21.43% +33.33%
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 228 238 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.29% 14.78% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 152 188
Bristol median daily rate £345 £352 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +0.64% -6.67%
10th Percentile £161 £226 £207
90th Percentile £495 £588 £452
South West median daily rate £390 £365 £351
% change year-on-year +6.85% +4.14% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 14
Bristol median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% -26.36% +96.43%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.63 £11.13
90th Percentile £34.30 £44.35 £40.94
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +65.27%

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 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 23 (76.67%) Skype for Business
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) Office 365
4 11 (36.67%) SCOM
5 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 9 (30.00%) SCCM
7 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
7 8 (26.67%) DNS
8 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (23.33%) DHCP
8 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
9 6 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (20.00%) EMC
9 6 (20.00%) VMware
10 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 5 (16.67%) Finance
10 5 (16.67%) McAfee
10 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (16.67%) IBM
10 5 (16.67%) Marketing
10 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
10 5 (16.67%) Security Hardening
10 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012

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 23 (76.67%) Skype for Business
2 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.33%) CMS
6 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) OneDrive
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Yammer
4 1 (3.33%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
2 7 (23.33%) DHCP
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (13.33%) NAS
3 4 (13.33%) SAN
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) LAN
4 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (10.00%) WAN
5 2 (6.67%) Extranet
5 2 (6.67%) Intranet
6 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.33%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (3.33%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Power BI
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
1 5 (16.67%) Marketing
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Electronics
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Pandas
1 3 (10.00%) SQLAlchemy
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) CSS3
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.33%) Clustering
2 4 (13.33%) Replication
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Security Hardening
2 4 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (10.00%) Change Management
3 3 (10.00%) Data Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Data Science
3 3 (10.00%) Information Security
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) CCIE
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) APMP
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) ISA Server
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) SCOM
2 9 (30.00%) SCCM
3 6 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.67%) AirWatch
4 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) EMC
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) McAfee
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) SAP
5 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 3 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Veritas
6 2 (6.67%) Zscaler
7 1 (3.33%) Adobe
7 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
7 1 (3.33%) Okta
7 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.33%) Trend Micro