Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 106 118
Rank change year-on-year +57 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing Skype 7 9 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.12% 0.42% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 3.86% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 17
Median daily rate £413 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £384 £316 £239
90th Percentile £436 £368 £488
Scotland median daily rate £455 £500 £409
% change year-on-year -9.00% +22.40% +18.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +169.23% -

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 48 233 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.69% 10.89% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 112 136
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £215 £180
90th Percentile £650 £575 £559
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £365
% change year-on-year - +16.44% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.16% -50.00%
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +66.67% +42.86% -50.55%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Edinburgh

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Skype in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Public Sector
4 2 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (28.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) MSI
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) SCOM

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 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Azure
2 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
General
1 3 (42.86%) Public Sector
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Android Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Analytics
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
1 2 (28.57%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (28.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Architectural Design
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
2 1 (14.29%) Preventative Maintenance
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix