Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 132 177
Rank change year-on-year -13 +45 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype 58 80 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.14% 1.58% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.50% 8.53% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 11
East of England median daily rate £375 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -2.70% +44.53%
10th Percentile £130 £238 £150
90th Percentile £500 £570 £575
England median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £15.75 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -

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 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 892 938 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.54% 18.49% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 460 460
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £194 £170 £200
90th Percentile £550 £573 £550
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 119 62
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% -32.89% +20.16%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.67 £12.89
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.50 £44.68
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 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
Cambridgeshire +4 15 £333 -39.55% 3
Hertfordshire -18 13 £388 -11.43% 8
Essex -7 12 £500 -6.98% 2
Suffolk - 10 £140 - 1
Bedfordshire -8 5 £410 -13.68% 1
Norfolk +14 3 £265 -41.11%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 East of England region with a requirement for Skype.

1 41 (70.69%) Skype for Business
2 35 (60.34%) Windows
3 31 (53.45%) Office 365
4 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 23 (39.66%) Active Directory
6 20 (34.48%) Windows 10
7 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
8 14 (24.14%) Migration
9 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
10 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
11 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
12 10 (17.24%) Windows 8
13 9 (15.52%) Cisco
14 8 (13.79%) VMware
14 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
15 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
15 7 (12.07%) DNS
16 6 (10.34%) DHCP
16 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
16 6 (10.34%) Project Management
16 6 (10.34%) Citrix
16 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (10.34%) Canon
16 6 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
17 5 (8.62%) Risk Assessment
17 5 (8.62%) SCCM
17 5 (8.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (8.62%) SQL
17 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel

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 41 (70.69%) Skype for Business
2 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.17%) IBM Domino
4 3 (5.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.72%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 31 (53.45%) Office 365
2 4 (6.90%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) DNS
2 6 (10.34%) DHCP
3 3 (5.17%) VPN
3 3 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.45%) Kerberos
4 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.45%) PABX
4 2 (3.45%) SAN
4 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) WebEx
5 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.72%) Firewall
5 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.72%) LAN
5 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.72%) VLAN
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Power BI
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (8.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Support Engineer
2 9 (15.52%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Desktop Support
4 7 (12.07%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) IT Support
8 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) LDAP
2 2 (3.45%) ADSI
3 1 (1.72%) CSS
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.90%) Fat Client
1 4 (6.90%) Thin Client
1 4 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (5.17%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Windows 10
3 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
4 10 (17.24%) Windows 8
5 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
6 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Migration
2 6 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (10.34%) Project Management
3 5 (8.62%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.90%) ITIL
4 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.90%) Project Governance
5 3 (5.17%) Change Management
5 3 (5.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 3 (5.17%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.45%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.72%) Front End Development
7 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.72%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.72%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.62%) SQL
3 4 (6.90%) VBScript
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.45%) PMP
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.72%) CCNA
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.72%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) GMP
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (39.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) XenApp
4 3 (5.17%) BitLocker
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Cisco
3 8 (13.79%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) Canon
4 6 (10.34%) Citrix
5 3 (5.17%) Lotus
5 3 (5.17%) Symantec
6 2 (3.45%) Altiris
6 2 (3.45%) Lumension
6 2 (3.45%) McAfee
6 2 (3.45%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) Aruba
7 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.72%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (1.72%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (1.72%) Facebook
7 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.72%) Polycom
7 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds