Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 16 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 146 155
Rank change year-on-year +26 +9 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 24 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.83% 0.41% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.61% 2.63% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 0
Manchester median daily rate £431 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% - -
North West median daily rate £350 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -9.68% -13.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 - £25.00
10th Percentile £35.80 - £22.50
90th Percentile £44.20 - £27.50
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.75

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 363 532 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.49% 15.67% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 317 283
Manchester median daily rate £383 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £211 £213
90th Percentile £569 £550 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 31
Manchester median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +33.33% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £33.64
North West median hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.69% +5.88% -10.53%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 2 £450 - 1
Wigan - 1 - -
Skype
North West

For the 6 months to 16 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Skype.

1 18 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 16 (66.67%) Office 365
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
5 10 (41.67%) DHCP
5 10 (41.67%) DNS
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco
6 8 (33.33%) ITIL
7 7 (29.17%) Citrix
7 7 (29.17%) Service Management
7 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (25.00%) SCCM
8 6 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 5 (20.83%) Micro Focus
9 5 (20.83%) Clearswift
9 5 (20.83%) NetApp
9 5 (20.83%) McAfee
9 5 (20.83%) Identity Management
9 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (20.83%) SUSE
9 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity
9 5 (20.83%) VPN
9 5 (20.83%) WAN
9 5 (20.83%) VoIP
9 5 (20.83%) Linux
9 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
9 5 (20.83%) WSUS
9 5 (20.83%) IronPort

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 16 (66.67%) Office 365
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (12.50%) IaaS
5 1 (4.17%) OneDrive
5 1 (4.17%) PaaS
5 1 (4.17%) SaaS
5 1 (4.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DHCP
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 5 (20.83%) VoIP
2 5 (20.83%) VPN
2 5 (20.83%) WAN
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) PSTN
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (8.33%) VPLS
4 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (8.33%) WLAN
5 1 (4.17%) Intranet
5 1 (4.17%) MPLS
5 1 (4.17%) PABX
5 1 (4.17%) PBX
5 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 1 (4.17%) Law
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 5 (20.83%) Technical Support
2 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Support Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Support Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Telephony Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Backbone.js
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
1 1 (4.17%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) SUSE
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Service Management
3 5 (20.83%) Business Continuity
3 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (20.83%) Email Filtering
3 5 (20.83%) Identity Management
3 5 (20.83%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (20.83%) Task Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.17%) Kanban
7 1 (4.17%) MVC
7 1 (4.17%) Open Source
7 1 (4.17%) Release Management
7 1 (4.17%) Scrum
7 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (20.83%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (20.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) Clearswift
4 5 (20.83%) IronPort
4 5 (20.83%) Lumension
4 5 (20.83%) McAfee
4 5 (20.83%) Micro Focus
4 5 (20.83%) MobileIron
4 5 (20.83%) NetApp
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) Adobe
6 2 (8.33%) F5
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) Proofpoint
7 1 (4.17%) Avaya
7 1 (4.17%) Mitel
7 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.17%) Veeam