Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 116 141
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25 +16
Contract jobs citing Skype 32 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.00% 0.83% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.64% 6.76% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 8
Manchester median daily rate £338 £431 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% -13.75% -
10th Percentile £197 £122 £167
90th Percentile £500 £475 £577
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £319
% change year-on-year -7.14% +9.80% -36.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Manchester median hourly rate £180.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +350.00% - -
North West median hourly rate £180.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +350.00% - -

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 482 355 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.08% 12.26% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 221 312
Manchester median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £176 £115 £213
90th Percentile £538 £563 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 26
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +25.93%
10th Percentile £13.29 £11.75 £12.67
90th Percentile £47.20 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +1.95%

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 10 December 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Manchester over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 10 December 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
Bolton - 2 - -
Skype
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 22 (68.75%) Skype for Business
2 21 (65.63%) Office 365
3 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (34.38%) ITIL
5 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
6 10 (31.25%) Citrix
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (28.13%) SCCM
8 7 (21.88%) Windows 10
8 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
9 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco
9 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
9 6 (18.75%) Migration
9 6 (18.75%) VMware
10 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (15.63%) Project Management
10 5 (15.63%) DNS
10 5 (15.63%) DHCP
10 5 (15.63%) SafeCom
10 5 (15.63%) MobileIron
10 5 (15.63%) ServiceNow
11 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (12.50%) vSphere
11 4 (12.50%) Firewall
12 3 (9.38%) Service Management
12 3 (9.38%) Juniper

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 22 (68.75%) Skype for Business
2 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (65.63%) Office 365
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) DHCP
1 5 (15.63%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) LAN
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Consultant
1 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Specialist
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Service Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) UX Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows 10
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) BCP
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.25%) Task Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Wireframes
7 1 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (3.13%) Information Assurance
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.13%) ITSM
7 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VB
2 3 (9.38%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MBA
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) vSphere
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) XenApp
3 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) SCCM
2 5 (15.63%) SafeCom
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Citrix
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco
3 6 (18.75%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) MobileIron
4 5 (15.63%) ServiceNow
5 3 (9.38%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) ForeScout
6 1 (3.13%) Lotus
6 1 (3.13%) Lumension
6 1 (3.13%) McAfee