Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 57 54
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 +23
Contract jobs citing Skype 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.12% 0.33% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 2.22% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Cardiff median daily rate £438 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +77.78% -47.06%
10th Percentile £419 £400 £213
90th Percentile £456 £400 £238
South Wales median daily rate £388 £444 £225
% change year-on-year -12.68% +97.22% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00% -
South Wales median hourly rate - £34.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +172.00% -

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 82 90 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.95% 14.88% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 57
Cardiff median daily rate £395 £280 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.31% -25.46% +15.38%
10th Percentile £313 £124 £250
90th Percentile £573 £450 £506
South Wales median daily rate £400 £310 £400
% change year-on-year +29.03% -22.50% +17.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +53.85% -35.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.80 £12.30
90th Percentile £18.75 £22.89 £14.10
South Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £21.19 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.31% -39.46% +105.88%

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 19 October 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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory

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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365 Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365 Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft