Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 122 142
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20 +5
Contract jobs citing Skype 26 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.09% 0.45% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.04% 3.89% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Leeds median daily rate £460 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.00% - -
West Yorkshire median daily rate £460 £364 £409
% change year-on-year +26.46% -11.01% -24.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Leeds median hourly rate £10.50 - £10.20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.50 - £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 259 257 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.85% 11.48% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 156 211
Leeds median daily rate £450 £428 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.27% +3.80%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £213
90th Percentile £625 £556 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 14
Leeds median hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.80% +51.85% -32.50%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.03 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.00 £31.70 £21.93
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year +10.92% +5.19% -12.08%

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 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Leeds

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 24 (92.31%) Skype for Business
2 18 (69.23%) Office 365
3 15 (57.69%) SharePoint
4 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 11 (42.31%) Cisco
6 10 (38.46%) Windows
6 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
9 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (26.92%) Android
9 7 (26.92%) iPhone
9 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
10 6 (23.08%) IronPort
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (19.23%) Threat Management
11 5 (19.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (19.23%) Migration
11 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Project
11 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
11 5 (19.23%) SAN
11 5 (19.23%) Veritas
11 5 (19.23%) Symantec
12 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
13 3 (11.54%) OneDrive
13 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
14 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory

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 24 (92.31%) Skype for Business
2 15 (57.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (69.23%) Office 365
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.54%) OneDrive
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
General
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Office 365 Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) IT Technician
2 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Support
6 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) iPhone
1 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 7 (26.92%) Android
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
1 5 (19.23%) Threat Management
2 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 2 (7.69%) Operations Management
2 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
1 5 (19.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) IronPort
4 5 (19.23%) Symantec
4 5 (19.23%) Veritas
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix