Period
to 16 October 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 16 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 73 99
Rank change year-on-year +9 +26 +14
Contract jobs citing Skype 24 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.83% 1.10% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.37% 7.61% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
Cheshire median daily rate £275 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.52% -25.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £109 £250 £329
90th Percentile £469 £568 £519
North West median daily rate £330 £350 £388
% change year-on-year -5.71% -9.68% -30.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £110.00 £40.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +175.00% +185.71% -44.00%

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 167 184 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.70% 14.48% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 140 165
Cheshire median daily rate £389 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £279 £243 £250
90th Percentile £525 £525 £635
North West median daily rate £395 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.25 £24.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.13% +47.01% -3.97%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £67.25 £20.63
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.44% -0.97% -5.88%

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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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +1 9 £275 -1.79% 3
Chester +3 4 £563 +87.50% 1
Crewe -16 3 £118 -66.43%
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
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North West

For the 6 months to 16 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 21 (87.50%) Skype for Business
2 18 (75.00%) Office 365
3 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 14 (58.33%) Windows
5 11 (45.83%) Firewall
5 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (41.67%) Migration
7 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 9 (37.50%) Cisco
7 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (29.17%) LAN
9 7 (29.17%) VMware
10 6 (25.00%) WAN
10 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
11 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
11 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (20.83%) VPN
11 5 (20.83%) SAN
11 5 (20.83%) VoIP
11 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management

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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 21 (87.50%) Skype for Business
2 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Line 50
1 1 (4.17%) Magento
1 1 (4.17%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 18 (75.00%) Office 365
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.17%) OneDrive
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 7 (29.17%) LAN
3 6 (25.00%) WAN
4 5 (20.83%) SAN
4 5 (20.83%) VoIP
4 5 (20.83%) VPN
5 4 (16.67%) DMZ
5 4 (16.67%) MPLS
5 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.50%) SMTP
7 2 (8.33%) DHCP
7 2 (8.33%) DNS
7 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
8 1 (4.17%) Internet
8 1 (4.17%) Intranet
8 1 (4.17%) PSTN
8 1 (4.17%) VLAN
8 1 (4.17%) VSAN
8 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lync Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) iPhone
2 1 (4.17%) IPTV
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 4 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Email Filtering
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) User Stories
5 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V2
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) HP ASE
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GDPR
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) PaperCut
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 2 (8.33%) Veeam
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Meraki
5 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.17%) Sage
5 1 (4.17%) Samsung
5 1 (4.17%) Siemens
5 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.17%) Zscaler