Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 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
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 136 128
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype 12 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.51% 0.044% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 0.33% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 14
Leeds median daily rate £238 - £540
10th Percentile £113 - £288
90th Percentile £361 - £639
West Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £275 £540
% change year-on-year - -49.07% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Leeds median hourly rate - £10.20 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £10.20 -

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 234 301 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.87% 13.32% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 175 236
Leeds median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +20.57%
10th Percentile £161 £213 £275
90th Percentile £575 £546 £588
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.73% +4.94% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £16.25 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% +34.30% -57.91%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.48 £10.20
90th Percentile £24.15 £34.38 £45.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -12.12% +32.00% -25.24%

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 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Skype.

1 9 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) Budget Control
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) PMO
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile Development
5 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) NHS
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Legal
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (16.67%) Xamarin
5 2 (16.67%) SQLite
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery

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 9 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQLite
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Xamarin Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (8.33%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Budget Control
1 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Development
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%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Document Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) MVVM
3 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PMO
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Xamarin
3 1 (8.33%) Autodesk
3 1 (8.33%) VMware