Period
to 17 October 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 17 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 114 116
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 22 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.75% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.94% 8.61% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £239 £297 £340
90th Percentile £480 £465 £430
Scotland median daily rate £409 £340 £388
% change year-on-year +20.15% -12.26% -
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 246 244 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.27% 8.70% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 125 149
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £204 £210 £206
90th Percentile £561 £500 £482
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.50 £31.00 £11.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +162.93% -4.53%
10th Percentile £10.30 £30.50 £11.69
90th Percentile £32.50 £31.50 £11.90
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £30.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.36% -23.75% +223.89%

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 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Skype.

1 18 (81.82%) Skype for Business
2 11 (50.00%) Office 365
2 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
5 7 (31.82%) Unified Communications
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 6 (27.27%) DNS
7 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
7 5 (22.73%) Citrix
7 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
7 5 (22.73%) XenApp
7 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 4 (18.18%) SCCM
8 4 (18.18%) DHCP
8 4 (18.18%) SSL
9 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
9 3 (13.64%) Mitel
9 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
9 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (13.64%) MCSA
9 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
9 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010

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 18 (81.82%) Skype for Business
2 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
3 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.09%) Confluence
5 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) OneDrive
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (9.09%) Yammer
4 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Unified Communications
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
3 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) SSL
4 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (4.55%) Firewall
6 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Office 365 Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.64%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Android
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
3 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (13.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) Kanban
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 1 (4.55%) ITSM
5 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) MCSA
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) XenApp
2 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
3 2 (9.09%) BitLocker
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) XenMobile
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) Mitel
4 2 (9.09%) Lotus
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) CA
5 1 (4.55%) Charles River
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.55%) Pega
5 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) Varonis
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas