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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 104 106 109
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +22
Contract jobs citing Skype 38 15 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.52% 0.75% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.26% 3.88% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 8
10th Percentile £250 £296 £309
25th Percentile £413 £313 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £325 £375
Median % change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £438 £399 £447
90th Percentile £488 £413 £475
England median daily rate £425 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £42.00 - -
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £13.00
75th Percentile £46.00 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £15.59 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.80% -10.93% +7.69%

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 460 387 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.34% 19.24% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 198 189
10th Percentile £200 £168 £205
25th Percentile £313 £270 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +4.94%
75th Percentile £525 £450 £488
90th Percentile £630 £571 £540
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 21
10th Percentile - £13.25 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.13 £14.50
Median hourly rate £15.99 £18.27 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.51% +17.87% -10.14%
75th Percentile £47.63 £25.22 £19.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £45.75 £21.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.88
% change year-on-year +6.10% +7.71% +9.38%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Skype in the East of England

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype in the East of England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Skype in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Skype in the East of England

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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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +2 26 £425 +34.92% 1
Hertfordshire -1 11 £250 -38.65%
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 37 (97.37%) Skype for Business
2 31 (81.58%) Microsoft 365
2 31 (81.58%) Windows
3 30 (78.95%) Windows Server
4 28 (73.68%) Active Directory
5 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
5 26 (68.42%) Change Management
5 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (65.79%) SLA
7 24 (63.16%) DHCP
7 24 (63.16%) DNS
7 24 (63.16%) SCCM
7 24 (63.16%) Azure
7 24 (63.16%) AWS
8 23 (60.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (60.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (60.53%) Replication
8 23 (60.53%) VMware
8 23 (60.53%) Incident Management
8 23 (60.53%) SQL
8 23 (60.53%) Identity Management
9 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
9 22 (57.89%) PKI
9 22 (57.89%) SCVMM
9 22 (57.89%) Hyper-V
9 22 (57.89%) vSphere
9 22 (57.89%) PaaS
9 22 (57.89%) IaaS
9 22 (57.89%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (26.32%) Social Skills

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 37 (97.37%) Skype for Business
2 23 (60.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (81.58%) Microsoft 365
2 24 (63.16%) AWS
2 24 (63.16%) Azure
3 22 (57.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 22 (57.89%) IaaS
3 22 (57.89%) PaaS
4 2 (5.26%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 1 (2.63%) Route 53
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (63.16%) DHCP
1 24 (63.16%) DNS
2 9 (23.68%) Wireless
3 5 (13.16%) Firewall
3 5 (13.16%) WAN
4 3 (7.89%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (57.89%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (26.32%) Social Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 24 (63.16%) Cloud Engineer
2 23 (60.53%) Applications Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) PMO Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Project Office Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Field Support Technician
6 1 (2.63%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) IT Support
6 1 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (60.53%) Replication
2 22 (57.89%) PKI
3 6 (15.79%) iPhone
4 4 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.63%) Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
1 31 (81.58%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) Windows Server
3 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.53%) Android
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (2.63%) Linux
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Change Management
2 23 (60.53%) Identity Management
2 23 (60.53%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.26%) Break/Fix
5 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
6 1 (2.63%) Network Management
6 1 (2.63%) Network Performance Management
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.26%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (65.79%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 23 (60.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (57.89%) Hyper-V
3 22 (57.89%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (63.16%) SCCM
2 22 (57.89%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.63%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 23 (60.53%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) Apple
5 1 (2.63%) Adobe
5 1 (2.63%) CloudEndure
5 1 (2.63%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.63%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.63%) Remedy
5 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow