Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 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
England > North East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 77 117
Rank change year-on-year -12 +40 0
Contract jobs citing Skype 14 25 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.09% 2.01% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.04% 9.29% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 35
North East median daily rate £465 £306 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.96% -4.38% -
10th Percentile £341 £195 £209
90th Percentile £515 £638 £433
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 13
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £19.38 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.13% -20.00% +12.68%

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 the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 199 269 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.55% 21.66% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 214 510
North East median daily rate £365 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +5.47% -18.21%
10th Percentile £208 £195 £205
90th Percentile £510 £536 £456
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 78
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.31 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% -48.89% +60.00%
10th Percentile £11.70 £9.10 £15.00
90th Percentile £33.10 £31.80 £36.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the North East

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in the North East

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the North East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the North East

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in the North East

Skype
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the North East region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Tyne and Wear -2 13 £465 +28.45% 6
Skype
England

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

1 13 (92.86%) Skype for Business
2 12 (85.71%) Office 365
3 10 (71.43%) OneDrive
3 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (71.43%) SCCM
4 5 (35.71%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
8 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (7.14%) Laravel
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
8 1 (7.14%) API Development
8 1 (7.14%) Vue.js
8 1 (7.14%) SFIA
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
8 1 (7.14%) Service Design
8 1 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
8 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (7.14%) User Stories
8 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (7.14%) APMG
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Coaching
8 1 (7.14%) Microservices
8 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 13 (92.86%) Skype for Business
2 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Office 365
2 10 (71.43%) OneDrive
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
1 5 (35.71%) Deployment Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
3 1 (7.14%) PHP Laravel Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Product Owner
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Product Owner
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Laravel
1 1 (7.14%) Velocity
1 1 (7.14%) Vue.js
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) API Development
2 1 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) Coaching
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.14%) Microservices
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) Product Management
2 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.14%) Scrum
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
2 1 (7.14%) User Stories
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) APMG
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft