Period
to 7 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 7 December 2021 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 61 88
Rank change year-on-year -32 +27 +47
Contract jobs citing Skype 12 7 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.77% 0.96% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.49% 7.95% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 18
10th Percentile " " £169
25th Percentile £535 " £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 - £438
75th Percentile £545 " £450
90th Percentile " " £494
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
England median hourly rate £54.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +200.00% +2.86% +14.75%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 185 88 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.81% 12.02% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 52 178
10th Percentile £181 £122 £156
25th Percentile £210 £172 £233
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £350 £350
75th Percentile £438 £407 £448
90th Percentile £543 £500 £500
England median daily rate £475 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +8.57% +5.42% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 45
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.67 £11.24
25th Percentile £15.65 £14.89 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year - +40.63% +6.67%
75th Percentile £51.00 £37.50 £24.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.75 £46.10
England median hourly rate £21.18 £34.95 £21.53
% change year-on-year -39.40% +62.37% +13.29%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the East Midlands

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Skype in the East Midlands

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Skype in the East Midlands

Skype
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 7 December 2021. 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
Nottinghamshire -25 7 £540 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Skype.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) VPN
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 11 (91.67%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (91.67%) Social Skills
3 10 (83.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 10 (83.33%) SD-WAN
3 10 (83.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 10 (83.33%) Due Diligence
3 10 (83.33%) Storage Management
3 10 (83.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 10 (83.33%) Remediation Plan
3 10 (83.33%) GDPR
3 10 (83.33%) Decision-Making
3 10 (83.33%) Docker
3 10 (83.33%) Microservices
3 10 (83.33%) Kubernetes
3 10 (83.33%) Public Cloud
3 10 (83.33%) IaaS
3 10 (83.33%) High Availability
3 10 (83.33%) SAP HANA
3 10 (83.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (83.33%) SaaS
3 10 (83.33%) PaaS
3 10 (83.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (83.33%) WebSphere

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 10 (83.33%) JBoss
1 10 (83.33%) NetWeaver
1 10 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (83.33%) Azure
2 10 (83.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
2 10 (83.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 10 (83.33%) IaaS
2 10 (83.33%) PaaS
2 10 (83.33%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) VPN
2 10 (83.33%) DHCP
2 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) MPLS
2 10 (83.33%) PBX
2 10 (83.33%) SD-WAN
2 10 (83.33%) VoIP
2 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 10 (83.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 10 (83.33%) DB2
2 10 (83.33%) MySQL
2 10 (83.33%) SAP HANA
General
1 11 (91.67%) Social Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Architect
1 10 (83.33%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (75.00%) Designer
2 9 (75.00%) Solutions Designer
3 8 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (66.67%) Infrastructure Designer
3 8 (66.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 8 (66.67%) IT Architect
3 8 (66.67%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) Middleware
1 10 (83.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) PKI
1 10 (83.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (83.33%) AIX
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 10 (83.33%) Business Continuity
2 10 (83.33%) Data Protection
2 10 (83.33%) Decision-Making
2 10 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (83.33%) Due Diligence
2 10 (83.33%) High Availability
2 10 (83.33%) Identity Management
2 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 10 (83.33%) Microservices
2 10 (83.33%) Migration
2 10 (83.33%) Remediation Plan
2 10 (83.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 10 (83.33%) Service Management
2 10 (83.33%) Storage Management
2 10 (83.33%) TOGAF
3 8 (66.67%) Conflict Resolution
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) COBIT
1 10 (83.33%) GDPR
1 10 (83.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 10 (83.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 10 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (83.33%) SAP
2 10 (83.33%) Software AG
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds