Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 25 August 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 65 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5 +18
Contract jobs citing Skype 33 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.80% 1.52% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.57% 8.70% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 9
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -42.86% -24.32%
10th Percentile £282 £116 £303
90th Percentile £400 £363 £555
East of England median daily rate £368 £223 £463
% change year-on-year +65.17% -51.89% +48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.09% +13.39% -

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 153 207 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.99% 17.50% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 95 122
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -13.85%
10th Percentile £188 £250 £190
90th Percentile £516 £506 £484
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 41
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £18.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -44.03% -16.25%
10th Percentile £15.25 £9.73 £13.51
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.43% -7.89% -49.33%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Cambridgeshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Cambridgeshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Cambridgeshire

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in Cambridgeshire

Skype
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 25 August 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
Cambridge +8 29 £375 +53.06% 5
Peterborough +7 2 - - 4
Skype
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 30 (90.91%) Skype for Business
2 25 (75.76%) Office 365
3 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 16 (48.48%) ShoreTel
5 15 (45.45%) PBX
6 14 (42.42%) ITIL
7 13 (39.39%) Unified Communications
8 10 (30.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (30.30%) Windows
8 10 (30.30%) Change Management
9 9 (27.27%) Firmware
9 9 (27.27%) Finance
9 9 (27.27%) Azure
10 8 (24.24%) Migration
10 8 (24.24%) Cisco
11 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
11 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
11 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
12 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (18.18%) Polycom
12 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
12 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000
12 6 (18.18%) Web Services
12 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
12 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (18.18%) Server Building

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 30 (90.91%) Skype for Business
2 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (75.76%) Office 365
2 9 (27.27%) Azure
3 6 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) PBX
2 13 (39.39%) Unified Communications
3 5 (15.15%) Wireless
4 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) LAN
5 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.06%) WLAN
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) IT Support
3 2 (6.06%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (6.06%) IT Technician
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) PBX Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (3.03%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Personal Assistant
4 1 (3.03%) Senior Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.09%) Android
5 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 10 (30.30%) Change Management
2 10 (30.30%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (24.24%) Migration
4 7 (21.21%) Asset Management
5 6 (18.18%) Server Building
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
8 2 (6.06%) Project Delivery
9 1 (3.03%) Collaborative Working
9 1 (3.03%) Expense Management
9 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
1 5 (15.15%) MCSE
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Master's Degree
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Firmware
2 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (48.48%) ShoreTel
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco
4 6 (18.18%) Polycom
5 3 (9.09%) Apple
6 2 (6.06%) Mitel
6 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.06%) Sophos
6 2 (6.06%) Yealink