Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 118 145
Rank change year-on-year +12 +27 +2
Contract jobs citing Skype 52 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.65% 0.79% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.82% 5.69% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 7
Manchester median daily rate £350 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £211 £104 £163
90th Percentile £450 £488 £565
North West median daily rate £338 £350 £440
% change year-on-year -3.57% -20.36% -20.81%
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 £40.00 £40.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +185.71% -44.00%

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 440 404 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.92% 13.86% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 221 314
Manchester median daily rate £391 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £188 £160 £207
90th Percentile £564 £544 £543
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -10.94% +3.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.13 £41.00 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% -4.22% -4.99%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype in Manchester

Skype
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 22 September 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 -4 1 £275 -38.89%
Skype
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 31 (59.62%) Office 365
2 28 (53.85%) Skype for Business
3 21 (40.38%) Windows
4 20 (38.46%) ITIL
4 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 17 (32.69%) Citrix
6 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
7 16 (30.77%) Cisco
7 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
8 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (25.00%) SCCM
9 13 (25.00%) DNS
9 13 (25.00%) Blackberry
10 12 (23.08%) DHCP
10 12 (23.08%) VMware
10 12 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (19.23%) WAN
11 10 (19.23%) LAN
12 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
13 8 (15.38%) vSphere
13 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (13.46%) XenApp
14 7 (13.46%) XenDesktop
14 7 (13.46%) VBScript
14 7 (13.46%) VB
14 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (11.54%) SQL
15 6 (11.54%) Service Management
15 6 (11.54%) Forefront TMG

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 28 (53.85%) Skype for Business
2 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 31 (59.62%) Office 365
2 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) DNS
2 12 (23.08%) DHCP
3 10 (19.23%) LAN
3 10 (19.23%) WAN
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall
4 3 (5.77%) Network Security
4 3 (5.77%) Unified Communications
4 3 (5.77%) Wireless
4 3 (5.77%) WLAN
5 2 (3.85%) PBX
6 1 (1.92%) Internet
6 1 (1.92%) ISDN
6 1 (1.92%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.62%) Law
1 5 (9.62%) Legal
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Network Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) SCCM Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Specialist
3 5 (9.62%) Telephony Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV Developer
6 2 (3.85%) IT Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) OAuth
1 1 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Windows
2 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.77%) SUSE
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) ITIL
2 12 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (11.54%) Service Management
5 5 (9.62%) BCP
5 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (9.62%) Test Management
6 4 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Task Automation
7 3 (5.77%) DevOps
7 3 (5.77%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.77%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.46%) VB
2 7 (13.46%) VBScript
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) MCSE
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (3.85%) MBA
3 2 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
4 1 (1.92%) MCSA
4 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.38%) vSphere
3 7 (13.46%) XenApp
3 7 (13.46%) XenDesktop
4 6 (11.54%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (9.62%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (9.62%) SafeCom
3 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (5.77%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.92%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.69%) Citrix
3 16 (30.77%) Cisco
4 12 (23.08%) VMware
5 5 (9.62%) MobileIron
5 5 (9.62%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.69%) Clearswift
6 4 (7.69%) IronPort
7 3 (5.77%) ForeScout
7 3 (5.77%) Micro Focus
7 3 (5.77%) NetApp
8 2 (3.85%) Avaya
8 2 (3.85%) HP
8 2 (3.85%) Polycom
9 1 (1.92%) Lotus
9 1 (1.92%) Lumension
9 1 (1.92%) McAfee
9 1 (1.92%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.92%) Symantec