Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 12 December 2017 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 143 143
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 12 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.53% 0.12% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 0.81% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 13
Leeds median daily rate £130 - £540
10th Percentile £110 - £309
90th Percentile £410 - £643
West Yorkshire median daily rate £283 £409 £540
% change year-on-year -30.89% -24.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Leeds median hourly rate - £10.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.71% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £10.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -41.71% -

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 Leeds with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 242 372 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.76% 14.33% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 222 302
Leeds median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £186 £213 £270
90th Percentile £569 £563 £549
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £403 £400
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 9
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -40.00% -
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.60 £22.95 £61.35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% - -23.53%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Leeds

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Leeds

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Leeds over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Skype.

1 11 (91.67%) Skype for Business
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (58.33%) SCCM
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (25.00%) VoIP
8 2 (16.67%) SLA
8 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) Office 365
8 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
9 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
9 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 11 (91.67%) Skype for Business
2 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Document Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Autodesk