Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 104 113
Rank change year-on-year +25 +9 -18
Contract jobs citing Skype 19 54 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.50% 2.38% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.41% 10.80% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 40 1
North East median daily rate £362 £300 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.50% -42.86% +10.53%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £513
90th Percentile £638 £359 £538
England median daily rate £362 £381 £380
% change year-on-year -5.18% +0.33% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
North East median hourly rate - £26.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £16.29 £24.00
% change year-on-year +31.98% -32.13% +23.08%

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 226 500 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.88% 22.00% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 328 150
North East median daily rate £317 £340 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.69% -10.82% +9.72%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £219
90th Percentile £563 £476 £550
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 35 25
North East median hourly rate £19.50 £29.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.76% +56.76% -38.33%
10th Percentile £9.80 £21.25 £10.47
90th Percentile £33.75 £50.35 £27.90
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +25 13 £365 +17.74% 1
Durham -3 4 £340 +23.64% 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
1 15 (78.95%) Skype for Business
2 14 (73.68%) Office 365
3 12 (63.16%) MCSE
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
5 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
5 9 (47.37%) Windows
5 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 9 (47.37%) Migration
5 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (47.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
5 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (47.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
6 8 (42.11%) Brightmail
6 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (42.11%) OpenStack
6 8 (42.11%) IronPort
6 8 (42.11%) Load Balancing
6 8 (42.11%) .NET
6 8 (42.11%) C#
6 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
6 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
6 8 (42.11%) XML
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared

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 15 (78.95%) Skype for Business
2 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
3 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
3 9 (47.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (47.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (42.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 14 (73.68%) Office 365
2 4 (21.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) PBX
1 4 (21.05%) PSTN
1 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (21.05%) Star Schema
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
General
1 4 (21.05%) Billing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Messaging Specialist
2 5 (26.32%) Collaboration Specialist
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) OBIEE Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Dashboard Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Exchange Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Digital Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
1 8 (42.11%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
1 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Migration
2 8 (42.11%) Load Balancing
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) Dashboard Development
3 4 (21.05%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) SFIA
4 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design
5 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 8 (42.11%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) MCSE
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) CCDP
4 1 (5.26%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) CIPD
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) Brightmail
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) IronPort
3 5 (26.32%) Polycom
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) BEA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco