Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 53 83
Rank change year-on-year -7 +30 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.49% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 2.53% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% - -
10th Percentile £310 £213 £213
90th Percentile £390 £238 £238
South Wales median daily rate £300 £225 £275
% change year-on-year +33.33% -18.18% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.00 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £61.00 - -

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 79 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 16.07% 14.26% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 62 128
Cardiff median daily rate £310 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +16.28% -17.31%
10th Percentile £144 £184 £213
90th Percentile £450 £488 £475
South Wales median daily rate £325 £391 £325
% change year-on-year -16.93% +20.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.90 - £20.00
South Wales median hourly rate £22.38 £55.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -59.31% +171.60% +26.56%

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Skype.

1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10

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 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) OneDrive
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Trainer
1 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Apple