Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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 West
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 193 230
Rank change year-on-year +36 +37 -29
Contract jobs citing Skype 51 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 0.37% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 2.48% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 5
North West median daily rate £350 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -13.89% -
10th Percentile £206 £107 £305
90th Percentile £498 £566 £568
England median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - £23.75
10th Percentile £35.80 - £21.38
90th Percentile £44.20 - £27.13
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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 735 968 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.00% 14.99% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 587 670
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £158 £213 £206
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £408 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.75% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 53 108
North West median hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.03 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.62 £40.00 £41.86
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the North West

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in the North West

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the North West over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the North West

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in the North West

Skype
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 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
Manchester +26 24 £431 -13.75% 2
Cheshire +11 19 £300 -4.76% 2
Merseyside +8 4 £350 -
Skype
England

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

1 37 (72.55%) Office 365
2 35 (68.63%) Skype for Business
3 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 22 (43.14%) Windows
5 18 (35.29%) SharePoint
6 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (21.57%) DNS
8 11 (21.57%) DHCP
9 10 (19.61%) ITIL
10 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
10 9 (17.65%) Migration
10 9 (17.65%) Windows 10
11 8 (15.69%) Cisco
11 8 (15.69%) Project Management
12 7 (13.73%) Citrix
12 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (13.73%) Service Management
12 7 (13.73%) SCCM
13 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
13 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
13 6 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (11.76%) Quality Management
13 6 (11.76%) e-Learning
13 6 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (11.76%) Blackberry
14 5 (9.80%) Micro Focus
14 5 (9.80%) NetApp
14 5 (9.80%) Clearswift

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 35 (68.63%) Skype for Business
2 18 (35.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
4 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.92%) SAS
7 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 37 (72.55%) Office 365
2 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (9.80%) OneDrive
5 3 (5.88%) IaaS
5 3 (5.88%) PaaS
5 3 (5.88%) SaaS
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.96%) Slack
6 1 (1.96%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) DHCP
1 11 (21.57%) DNS
2 5 (9.80%) VoIP
2 5 (9.80%) VPN
2 5 (9.80%) WAN
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
3 3 (5.88%) LAN
3 3 (5.88%) PSTN
4 2 (3.92%) Internet
4 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.92%) VPLS
4 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.92%) WLAN
5 1 (1.96%) Intranet
5 1 (1.96%) MPLS
5 1 (1.96%) PABX
5 1 (1.96%) PBX
5 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.96%) Big Data
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) gulp
1 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.96%) Selenium
1 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Law
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 5 (9.80%) Analyst
1 5 (9.80%) Project Manager
1 5 (9.80%) Technical Support
1 5 (9.80%) Trainer
2 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 4 (7.84%) Support Specialist
2 4 (7.84%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (7.84%) Technical Support Specialist
3 3 (5.88%) Architect
3 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Telephony Analyst
3 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Consultant
4 2 (3.92%) Developer
4 2 (3.92%) Network Analyst
4 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
1 2 (3.92%) Velocity
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Backbone.js
2 1 (1.96%) CSS
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
2 1 (1.96%) jQuery
2 1 (1.96%) Laravel
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Blackberry
1 6 (11.76%) e-Learning
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) PKI
4 2 (3.92%) iPhone
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Windows
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 9 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.80%) Linux
4 5 (9.80%) SUSE
5 4 (7.84%) Android
5 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Migration
3 8 (15.69%) Project Management
4 7 (13.73%) Service Management
5 6 (11.76%) Quality Management
6 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.80%) Business Continuity
6 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.80%) Email Filtering
6 5 (9.80%) Identity Management
6 5 (9.80%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (9.80%) Task Automation
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.92%) Data Extraction
8 2 (3.92%) Email Migration
8 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.92%) Logistic Regression
8 2 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) Python
3 2 (3.92%) R
4 1 (1.96%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) VB
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) CIPD
2 4 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.92%) CCNA
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.96%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) MCTS
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PMP
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (9.80%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (9.80%) WSUS
3 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Cisco
3 7 (13.73%) Citrix
4 5 (9.80%) Clearswift
4 5 (9.80%) IronPort
4 5 (9.80%) Lumension
4 5 (9.80%) McAfee
4 5 (9.80%) Micro Focus
4 5 (9.80%) MobileIron
4 5 (9.80%) NetApp
5 4 (7.84%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) Adobe
6 2 (3.92%) F5
6 2 (3.92%) Juniper
6 2 (3.92%) Proofpoint
6 2 (3.92%) Teradata
7 1 (1.96%) Meraki
7 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.96%) Veeam