Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 17 July 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 62 68
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Skype 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.86% 0.45% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 3.00% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Cardiff median daily rate £236 £375 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.07% +56.25% -43.53%
South Wales median daily rate £400 £395 £240
% change year-on-year +1.27% +64.58% -43.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £12.50
South Wales median hourly rate - £54.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +332.00% -

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 Cardiff with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 99 100 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.16% 14.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 75 47
Cardiff median daily rate £340 £280 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -25.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £199 £163 £240
90th Percentile £519 £445 £515
South Wales median daily rate £398 £310 £375
% change year-on-year +28.23% -17.33% +35.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.40 £16.28 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.13% +20.59% -
10th Percentile £17.51 £14.23 £12.40
90th Percentile £21.28 £22.17 £14.25
South Wales median hourly rate £14.04 £55.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -74.48% +161.90% -13.40%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Cardiff

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Cardiff

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Skype.

1 6 (85.71%) Skype for Business
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) NHS
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) e-Learning
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Polycom
5 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 6 (85.71%) Skype for Business
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) H.323
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 1 (14.29%) Telepresence
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Communications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Product Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) e-Learning
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Polycom
3 1 (14.29%) Trustwave