Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 65 73
Rank change year-on-year -26 +8 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 6 12 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.46% 1.15% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 7.74% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 26
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £350 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -19.77% -
10th Percentile £270 £173 £342
90th Percentile £360 £455 £550
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £435
% change year-on-year +7.14% -19.54% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 - £35.50
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - £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 162 155 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.32% 14.88% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 87 243
Cheshire median daily rate £355 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £115 £229 £263
90th Percentile £545 £515 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £409
% change year-on-year +1.27% -3.36% +12.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -28.42% +31.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £15.92
90th Percentile £37.50 £65.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -28.89% +18.42%

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
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 26 April 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 -9 3 £300 -20.00%
Crewe -18 2 - - 3
Skype
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 6 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
3 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Power BI
5 2 (33.33%) Email Filtering
5 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (33.33%) OneDrive
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) SMTP
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Sage
5 2 (33.33%) DMZ
6 1 (16.67%) e-Learning
6 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (16.67%) MCITP

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 6 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Line 50
1 1 (16.67%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DMZ
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) SMTP
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Power BI
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planner
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) e-Learning
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Email Filtering
1 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CIPD
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) HP ASE
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
3 1 (16.67%) Siemens