Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 128 182
Rank change year-on-year -28 +54 +16
Contract jobs citing Skype 50 66 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.01% 1.42% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 7.84% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 12
East of England median daily rate £223 £480 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.65% +53.60% -2.34%
10th Percentile £116 £308 £150
90th Percentile £400 £575 £534
England median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
East of England median hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £24.65
% change year-on-year +17.65% -31.03% +40.86%

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 833 842 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.84% 18.06% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 444 475
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £156 £176 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 99 64
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -49.33% +27.29%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.48 £12.76
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.60 £47.07
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +6 19 £159 -54.64% 2
Hertfordshire -13 13 £288 -37.84% 13
Suffolk -9 7 £140 -60.00% 2
Essex -7 5 £260 -52.18%
Bedfordshire -10 4 £431 -11.08%
Norfolk - 2 £265 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 32 (64.00%) Skype for Business
2 27 (54.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) Office 365
4 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (34.00%) Windows 10
6 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (16.00%) SAP
8 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (14.00%) Migration
9 7 (14.00%) e-Learning
9 7 (14.00%) Cisco
9 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (14.00%) Content Development
10 6 (12.00%) Windows 8
10 6 (12.00%) Project Management
10 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (12.00%) iPhone
11 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 5 (10.00%) DHCP
11 5 (10.00%) DNS
11 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (8.00%) Canon
12 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
12 4 (8.00%) Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (8.00%) OneDrive

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 32 (64.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.00%) IBM Domino
4 3 (6.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (4.00%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 24 (48.00%) Office 365
2 4 (8.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (4.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) DHCP
1 5 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (4.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) VPN
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 2 (4.00%) WebEx
3 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.00%) VLAN
3 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Power BI
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (16.00%) Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Trainer
5 5 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 5 (10.00%) SAP Trainer
5 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Messaging Support
8 2 (4.00%) Migration Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Office 365 Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) LDAP
2 2 (4.00%) ADSI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) e-Learning
2 6 (12.00%) iPhone
3 4 (8.00%) BYOD
4 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.00%) NHS
4 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.00%) Clustering
5 2 (4.00%) PKI
5 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows 10
3 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.00%) Android
7 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Content Development
1 7 (14.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Project Management
3 4 (8.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (8.00%) Project Governance
4 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.00%) Change Management
4 3 (6.00%) ITIL
4 3 (6.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (4.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.00%) Kaizen
6 1 (2.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.00%) PMP
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) EMC Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) GMP
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.00%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) SAP
3 7 (14.00%) Cisco
4 4 (8.00%) Canon
4 4 (8.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) Apple
5 3 (6.00%) Lotus
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Lumension
6 2 (4.00%) McAfee
6 2 (4.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.00%) Aruba
7 1 (2.00%) Avaya
7 1 (2.00%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (2.00%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (2.00%) Facebook
7 1 (2.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.00%) ShoreTel
7 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds