Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 114 101
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 +20
Contract jobs citing Skype 33 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.31% 0.71% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.64% 7.94% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -18.92%
10th Percentile £340 £265 £301
90th Percentile £575 £575 £459
Scotland median daily rate £438 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +45.83% - -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.70% -33.33% -

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 261 252 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.40% 8.97% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 145 93
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £147 £198
90th Percentile £584 £595 £523
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.68 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -67.92% +94.39%
10th Percentile £15.04 £15.80 £14.32
90th Percentile £34.45 £17.41 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £16.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.15% -27.78% -41.56%

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 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Skype.

1 29 (87.88%) Skype for Business
2 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
3 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 17 (51.52%) Citrix
5 16 (48.48%) Windows
5 16 (48.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (39.39%) Office 365
8 12 (36.36%) SharePoint
9 9 (27.27%) Agile Coaching
10 8 (24.24%) ITIL
10 8 (24.24%) Business Transformation
10 8 (24.24%) SaaS
11 7 (21.21%) Finance
11 7 (21.21%) Migration
11 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
12 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
12 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
12 6 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
13 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
13 5 (15.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (15.15%) People Management
13 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (15.15%) Smartphone
13 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (15.15%) Degree
13 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (15.15%) Linux

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 29 (87.88%) Skype for Business
2 12 (36.36%) SharePoint
3 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (39.39%) Office 365
3 8 (24.24%) SaaS
4 5 (15.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (12.12%) OneDrive
6 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DHCP
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) MPLS
4 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Back Office
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Architect
2 11 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Coordinator
3 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery Coordinator
4 4 (12.12%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Assistant
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support Assistant
7 1 (3.03%) Rollout Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Smartphone
2 3 (9.09%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) EMC Centera
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Solaris
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Coaching
3 8 (24.24%) Business Transformation
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
4 7 (21.21%) Migration
5 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 6 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (15.15%) Break/Fix
6 5 (15.15%) Business Continuity
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (15.15%) Due Diligence
6 5 (15.15%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (15.15%) People Management
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Measurement
6 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.06%) Kanban
7 2 (6.06%) Scrum
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) APMP
2 1 (3.03%) CISSP
2 1 (3.03%) MCSA
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.12%) ServiceNow
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) Lotus
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Veritas