Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 68 88
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20 +18
Contract jobs citing Skype 18 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.56% 1.29% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.85% 8.47% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 6
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £143
90th Percentile £383 £550 £494
North West median daily rate £325 £375 £406
% change year-on-year -13.33% -7.69% +28.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £180.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +350.00% - -

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 130 189 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.27% 15.23% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 125 119
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £266 £178 £205
90th Percentile £525 £525 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.52% -17.14% -1.52%
10th Percentile £12.77 £12.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.88 £33.75 £38.25
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +5.52% -9.59% +4.29%

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 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Cheshire

Skype
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

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 20 January 2019. 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 -1 11 £313 +4.17%
Chester - 3 £563 -
Wilmslow - 2 £375 -
Skype
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 15 (83.33%) Skype for Business
2 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
2 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) Office 365
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (44.44%) ITIL
5 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 8 (44.44%) ITSM
5 8 (44.44%) Migration
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (44.44%) Decision-Making
6 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
6 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (27.78%) Firewall
8 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
9 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (22.22%) Service Management
9 4 (22.22%) SLA
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (16.67%) DMZ
10 3 (16.67%) SMTP
10 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (16.67%) Email Filtering

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 15 (83.33%) Skype for Business
2 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Office 365
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) DMZ
2 3 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) Intranet
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) PSTN
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Magento Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Management Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365 Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
3 1 (5.56%) PHP Magento Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Decision-Making
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
1 8 (44.44%) ITSM
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Email Filtering
4 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Process Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) MCTS
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) Veeam
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) IronPort
3 1 (5.56%) NetApp
3 1 (5.56%) Zscaler