Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 11 December 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 108 108
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 +27
Contract jobs citing Skype 17 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.96% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.83% 10.07% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £340 £299 £340
90th Percentile £475 £515 £430
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 -
% change year-on-year +13.04% - -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 249 278 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.75% 9.50% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 142 137
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £207 £212 £200
90th Percentile £551 £561 £483
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.43 £23.93 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.34% -53.98% +108.00%
10th Percentile £13.23 £17.71 £12.81
90th Percentile £23.28 £30.09 £52.10
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% +16.28% +26.47%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Edinburgh

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Edinburgh

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Skype.

1 12 (70.59%) Skype for Business
2 9 (52.94%) Office 365
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
5 6 (35.29%) OneDrive
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Unified Communications
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (17.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (17.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) DNS
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (17.65%) Back Office
8 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
8 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
8 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
8 3 (17.65%) SCCM
8 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (17.65%) XenApp
8 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 12 (70.59%) Skype for Business
2 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
3 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.88%) CMS
5 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Office 365
2 6 (35.29%) OneDrive
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (11.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Unified Communications
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
1 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (17.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.76%) Kanban
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSA
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) XenApp
2 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Lotus
4 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) Mitel
5 1 (5.88%) Pega
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.88%) Veritas