Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 115 144
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29 -3
Contract jobs citing Skype 37 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.20% 0.67% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.44% 4.70% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 6
Manchester median daily rate £350 £306 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.04% -38.57%
10th Percentile £211 £106 £304
90th Percentile £422 £488 £453
North West median daily rate £365 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +4.29% -17.65% -19.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate £43.00 - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

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 392 383 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.76% 14.21% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 219 272
Manchester median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -2.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £180 £177 £226
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 29 21
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -3.33% -21.57%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.90 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.13 £20.80 £47.50
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -3.13% -12.64%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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 - 1 £275 - 1
Skype
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Skype.

1 18 (48.65%) Skype for Business
2 15 (40.54%) Office 365
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco
4 12 (32.43%) Windows
4 12 (32.43%) MS Exchange
5 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
7 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
7 9 (24.32%) WAN
7 9 (24.32%) Citrix
7 9 (24.32%) LAN
7 9 (24.32%) ITIL
7 9 (24.32%) DNS
7 9 (24.32%) VMware
7 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (21.62%) DHCP
9 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
9 7 (18.92%) SCCM
9 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
10 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
10 6 (16.22%) Test Management
10 6 (16.22%) Law
10 6 (16.22%) Legal
11 5 (13.51%) BCP
11 5 (13.51%) SQL
11 5 (13.51%) Linux
11 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Analysis
11 5 (13.51%) PowerShell

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 (48.65%) Skype for Business
2 12 (32.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (40.54%) Office 365
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) DNS
1 9 (24.32%) LAN
1 9 (24.32%) WAN
2 8 (21.62%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) Network Security
3 2 (5.41%) PBX
3 2 (5.41%) PSTN
3 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.41%) VoIP
3 2 (5.41%) Wireless
3 2 (5.41%) WLAN
4 1 (2.70%) ISDN
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 6 (16.22%) Law
1 6 (16.22%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Telephony Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Business Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) IT Support
8 2 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) OAuth
1 1 (2.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) SUSE
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.70%) AIX
6 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
2 6 (16.22%) Data Analysis
2 6 (16.22%) Test Management
3 5 (13.51%) BCP
3 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (10.81%) DevOps
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Service Management
5 3 (8.11%) Email Filtering
5 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
5 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.41%) Network Segmentation
6 2 (5.41%) Privileged Access Management
6 2 (5.41%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) VB
2 4 (10.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) MCSE
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCITP
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MBA
3 1 (2.70%) MCDST
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (10.81%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (10.81%) vSphere
4 4 (10.81%) XenApp
4 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (8.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) Citrix
3 9 (24.32%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Clearswift
4 4 (10.81%) IronPort
5 3 (8.11%) Micro Focus
5 3 (8.11%) NetApp
6 2 (5.41%) Avaya
6 2 (5.41%) ForeScout
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Polycom
7 1 (2.70%) Apple
7 1 (2.70%) Capita
7 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec