Period
to 17 July 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 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 80 73
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 17 10 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.24% 0.81% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.30% 5.92% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 26
Cheshire median daily rate £196 £350 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.93% -19.77% -
10th Percentile £108 £284 £342
90th Percentile £355 £455 £556
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £425
% change year-on-year - -17.65% -19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 - £48.50
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £24.15
% change year-on-year +3.75% +65.63% -

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 165 169 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.07% 13.71% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 115 227
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £268 £263
90th Percentile £526 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -26.19% +24.70%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.27 £12.96
90th Percentile £42.50 £65.00 £38.63
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -13.04%

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype in Cheshire

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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 17 July 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
Crewe -12 5 £118 -66.43%
Warrington +5 4 £313 +123.21%
Chester -7 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
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North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 17 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 15 (88.24%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) Office 365
4 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) VoIP
6 7 (41.18%) Firewall
7 6 (35.29%) Migration
7 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) LAN
7 6 (35.29%) Cisco
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
8 5 (29.41%) VPN
8 5 (29.41%) WAN
8 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
9 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
9 4 (23.53%) Linux
9 4 (23.53%) LDAP
9 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 4 (23.53%) SAN

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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 17 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Line 50
1 2 (11.76%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 14 (82.35%) Office 365
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (17.65%) OneDrive
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
1 7 (41.18%) VoIP
2 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) MPLS
4 4 (23.53%) SAN
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) DMZ
5 2 (11.76%) SMTP
5 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Power BI
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Public Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
3 1 (5.88%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.76%) Android
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (23.53%) Capacity Management
3 4 (23.53%) Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Email Filtering
4 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V2
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) PaperCut
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Sage
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Siemens
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) Meraki
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
6 1 (5.88%) Samsung
6 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard