Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 January 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 83 109
Rank change year-on-year +13 +26 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 16 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.28% 0.70% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.42% 4.55% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +19.05% -
10th Percentile £263 £143 £304
90th Percentile £550 £494 £426
North West median daily rate £375 £406 £315
% change year-on-year -7.69% +28.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 190 198 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.18% 15.34% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 118 231
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -2.86% +18.24%
10th Percentile £178 £204 £248
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -1.52% -3.95%
10th Percentile £12.07 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £33.75 £38.25 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Cheshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Cheshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Cheshire

Skype
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Warrington +17 13 £300 -20.00% 1
Widnes - 1 - -
Skype
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 14 (87.50%) Office 365
2 11 (68.75%) Skype for Business
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (31.25%) Quality Management
6 5 (31.25%) Migration
6 5 (31.25%) e-Learning
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Android
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (18.75%) OneDrive
8 3 (18.75%) CIPD
9 2 (12.50%) Velocity
9 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (12.50%) Time Management
9 2 (12.50%) QMS
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (12.50%) SaaS
9 2 (12.50%) PaaS
9 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 11 (68.75%) Skype for Business
2 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (87.50%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) OneDrive
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) PaaS
3 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Trainer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Azure Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Migration Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) IT Trainer
3 1 (6.25%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) e-Learning
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Learning Management System
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Android
2 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Quality Management
2 2 (12.50%) Email Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) QMS
2 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Coaching
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) CIPD
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Meraki
2 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
2 1 (6.25%) VMware