Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 112 127
Rank change year-on-year +45 +15 -22
Contract jobs citing Skype 46 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.45% 0.78% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.78% 8.13% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 11
Edinburgh median daily rate £394 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £105 £279 £265
90th Percentile £525 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £463 £425 £303
% change year-on-year +8.82% +40.50% -11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +44.00% +8.70% -

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 245 246 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.04% 9.62% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 116 153
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £216 £195 £203
90th Percentile £525 £575 £588
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £17.25 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.42% -67.92%
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £17.18
% change year-on-year +15.94% +0.41% -18.19%

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 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 44 (95.65%) Skype for Business
2 38 (82.61%) Microsoft
3 24 (52.17%) Public Sector
4 23 (50.00%) Office 365
5 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (30.43%) Windows
6 14 (30.43%) SharePoint
6 14 (30.43%) Citrix
6 14 (30.43%) OneDrive
7 12 (26.09%) SCCM
8 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
9 10 (21.74%) Visualisation
10 9 (19.57%) Azure
10 9 (19.57%) Unified Communications
10 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
10 9 (19.57%) Service Management
10 9 (19.57%) Kanban
10 9 (19.57%) Migration
11 8 (17.39%) Incident Management
11 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
11 8 (17.39%) ServiceNow
11 8 (17.39%) Sonus
12 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (15.22%) MS Visio
12 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
12 7 (15.22%) Polycom
13 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity
13 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (13.04%) Android

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 44 (95.65%) Skype for Business
2 14 (30.43%) SharePoint
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
4 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (15.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (50.00%) Office 365
2 14 (30.43%) OneDrive
3 9 (19.57%) Azure
4 6 (13.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.35%) AWS
5 2 (4.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Unified Communications
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
2 5 (10.87%) H.323
3 3 (6.52%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
General
1 24 (52.17%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.70%) Back Office
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Architect
1 7 (15.22%) Telephony Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Analyst
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Specialist
3 3 (6.52%) Migration Specialist
3 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
3 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 2 (4.35%) Consultant
4 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Floorwalker
4 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Support Technician
4 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
1 5 (10.87%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.35%) Handset
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
3 8 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.04%) Android
4 6 (13.04%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) Visualisation
3 9 (19.57%) Kanban
3 9 (19.57%) Migration
3 9 (19.57%) Service Management
4 8 (17.39%) Incident Management
5 6 (13.04%) Business Continuity
5 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL
6 3 (6.52%) ITSM
6 3 (6.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.52%) Tech Ops
6 3 (6.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (4.35%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.35%) Statistics
8 1 (2.17%) Community of Practice
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) C
1 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.17%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 38 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) Citrix
3 8 (17.39%) ServiceNow
3 8 (17.39%) Sonus
4 7 (15.22%) Polycom
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco
5 5 (10.87%) VMware
6 4 (8.70%) Equitrac
7 3 (6.52%) Mitel
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (4.35%) HP
8 2 (4.35%) Sophos
8 2 (4.35%) Yealink
9 1 (2.17%) ESET
9 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds