Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 82 103
Rank change year-on-year +26 +21 +19
Contract jobs citing Skype 43 19 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.15% 1.55% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.57% 8.37% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 37
North East median daily rate £465 £360 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% +16.13% -40.95%
10th Percentile £138 £195 £263
90th Percentile £563 £638 £386
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
North East median hourly rate - - £25.50
England median hourly rate £15.37 £17.00 £16.40
% change year-on-year -9.59% +3.69% -27.13%

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 209 227 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.32% 18.53% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 180 332
North East median daily rate £425 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -1.66% -29.42%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £221
90th Percentile £540 £563 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 44
North East median hourly rate £24.00 £11.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.70% -58.93% +57.57%
10th Percentile £14.77 £9.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £32.10 £42.10
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.29% -16.89% -

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +27 41 £465 +26.53% 3
Durham -14 1 £335 +71.79% 1
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 33 (76.74%) Skype for Business
2 32 (74.42%) Office 365
3 24 (55.81%) OneDrive
4 23 (53.49%) SCCM
4 23 (53.49%) SharePoint
5 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
6 10 (23.26%) Windows
6 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
7 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
9 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
10 5 (11.63%) Android
10 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
10 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
11 4 (9.30%) AirWatch
11 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
11 4 (9.30%) SLA
11 4 (9.30%) ITIL
12 3 (6.98%) Migration
12 3 (6.98%) Perl
12 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
12 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
12 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
13 2 (4.65%) Finance
13 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
13 2 (4.65%) Product Management
13 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
13 2 (4.65%) Data Visualisation

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 33 (76.74%) Skype for Business
2 23 (53.49%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 32 (74.42%) Office 365
2 24 (55.81%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) NAS
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Consultant
2 11 (25.58%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (25.58%) Support Consultant
3 7 (16.28%) Deployment Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Business Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Business Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Product Owner
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Velocity
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) Laravel
2 1 (2.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
3 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.63%) Android
4 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (9.30%) ITIL
1 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (6.98%) Migration
3 2 (4.65%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (4.65%) Coaching
3 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (4.65%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (4.65%) Decision-Making
3 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
3 2 (4.65%) Product Management
3 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
3 2 (4.65%) Scrum
3 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.65%) Service Design
3 2 (4.65%) Service Management
3 2 (4.65%) Test Planning
3 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
3 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) Perl
1 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) APMG
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (53.49%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco