Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 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
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 149 169
Rank change year-on-year +3 +20 +23
Contract jobs citing Skype 49 58 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.09% 1.21% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.72% 7.18% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 9
East of England median daily rate £380 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% -8.11% +32.14%
10th Percentile £146 £306 £169
90th Percentile £500 £515 £545
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £10.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.48% - -
England median hourly rate £15.37 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +3.03% -26.67%

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 of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 857 808 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.00% 16.85% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 407 416
East of England median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £194 £151 £188
90th Percentile £550 £552 £544
England median daily rate £425 £410 £402
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.12% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 102 57
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £29.75 £34.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.54% -14.07% +15.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.10 £14.05
90th Percentile £53.15 £49.25 £44.60
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the East of England

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in the East of England

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the East of England

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in the East of England

Skype
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 17 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
Hertfordshire -6 16 £388 -13.89% 5
Essex -19 11 £500 +56.25%
Cambridgeshire +4 10 £385 +4.05% 3
Bedfordshire +12 7 £200 -57.89%
Suffolk - 4 £143 -
Norfolk +13 1 - - 1
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 East of England region with a requirement for Skype.

1 38 (77.55%) Skype for Business
2 29 (59.18%) Windows
3 27 (55.10%) Office 365
4 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
5 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
6 18 (36.73%) Windows 10
7 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
8 11 (22.45%) SCCM
9 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.41%) Migration
9 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (16.33%) DNS
10 8 (16.33%) VMware
10 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
11 7 (14.29%) DHCP
11 7 (14.29%) Citrix
11 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
12 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
12 6 (12.24%) VBScript
12 6 (12.24%) VPN
12 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
12 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
12 6 (12.24%) OneDrive
12 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 5 (10.20%) Project Management
13 5 (10.20%) Cisco

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 38 (77.55%) Skype for Business
2 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (55.10%) Office 365
2 6 (12.24%) OneDrive
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) DHCP
3 6 (12.24%) VPN
4 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.12%) SSL
5 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) PABX
6 2 (4.08%) WAN
7 1 (2.04%) BGP
7 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.04%) HSRP
7 1 (2.04%) HTTP
7 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) MPLS
7 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.04%) OSPF
7 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Power BI
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Marketing
1 3 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Support Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) IT Support
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Build Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) LDAP
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Fat Client
2 4 (8.16%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.12%) NHS
3 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (59.18%) Windows
2 18 (36.73%) Windows 10
3 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
5 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Migration
2 5 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (10.20%) Project Management
3 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (6.12%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (6.12%) Disk Encryption
4 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (6.12%) Project Governance
5 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.08%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Service Management
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) Time Management
5 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
1 6 (12.24%) VBScript
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCNP
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) BitLocker
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.12%) XenApp
3 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.08%) Firmware
4 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) SCCM
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.08%) SCOM
4 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) VMware
3 7 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) Altiris
5 2 (4.08%) Canon
5 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.08%) Symantec
6 1 (2.04%) Aruba
6 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.04%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (2.04%) Facebook
6 1 (2.04%) jetNEXUS
6 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow