Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 106 122
Rank change year-on-year +30 +16 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 21 56 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.73% 2.17% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.02% 8.24% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 0
North East median daily rate £325 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% - -
England median daily rate £364 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.00% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 6
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +60.00% -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% -4.76% +20.00%

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 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 262 680 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.53% 26.33% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 436 185
North East median daily rate £330 £325 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -21.97% +28.15%
10th Percentile £195 £206 £226
90th Percentile £538 £459 £653
England median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 71 48
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.89% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £9.30 £15.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £31.40 £36.00 £43.23
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +7.14% +5.00%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +26 14 £368 +14.84%
Durham +2 4 £195 -29.09% 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Skype.

1 19 (90.48%) Skype for Business
1 19 (90.48%) Office 365
2 14 (66.67%) MCSE
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (61.90%) Windows
4 12 (57.14%) Migration
5 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
5 11 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
6 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
6 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
6 10 (47.62%) SharePoint
7 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 9 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (38.10%) IronPort
8 8 (38.10%) Load Balancing
8 8 (38.10%) Brightmail
8 8 (38.10%) OpenStack
8 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
8 8 (38.10%) XML
8 8 (38.10%) C#
8 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
8 8 (38.10%) .NET

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 19 (90.48%) Skype for Business
2 11 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (52.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
3 10 (47.62%) SharePoint
4 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (38.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 19 (90.48%) Office 365
2 4 (19.05%) SaaS
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) PBX
1 4 (19.05%) PSTN
1 4 (19.05%) Unified Communications
2 2 (9.52%) SMS
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Messaging Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Collaboration Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Messaging Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Trainer
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Trainer
5 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Collaboration Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Collaboration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Lync Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Lync Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Messaging Support
6 1 (4.76%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) OBIEE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
1 8 (38.10%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) Load Balancing
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (9.52%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 8 (38.10%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) MCSE
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) IronPort
3 4 (19.05%) Polycom
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) BEA