Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 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 West
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 173 174
Rank change year-on-year +38 +1 -12
Contract jobs citing Skype 71 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 0.75% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.58% 5.96% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 20
North West median daily rate £360 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +11.11% -22.41%
10th Percentile £217 £263 £165
90th Percentile £515 £588 £439
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
North West median hourly rate £15.38 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.24% - -
England median hourly rate £15.37 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -23.15% +14.29% -27.08%

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 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 613 722 796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.16% 12.51% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 413 464
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -4.85%
10th Percentile £208 £186 £235
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 79 61
North West median hourly rate £17.46 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.79% +3.13% -31.40%
10th Percentile £12.96 £10.73 £10.50
90th Percentile £37.63 £33.75 £49.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% -6.98% -14.00%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 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
Manchester +15 41 £360 -4.00% 1
Cheshire +28 26 £325 +8.33% 2
Merseyside - 4 £438 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 West region with a requirement for Skype.

1 52 (73.24%) Skype for Business
2 31 (43.66%) Office 365
3 27 (38.03%) Cisco
4 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
5 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
6 17 (23.94%) Windows
6 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
6 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
7 15 (21.13%) SharePoint
8 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
9 11 (15.49%) Project Management
9 11 (15.49%) Finance
10 10 (14.08%) Firewall
10 10 (14.08%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (14.08%) ITIL
10 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
10 10 (14.08%) Android
11 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (12.68%) Windows 10
11 9 (12.68%) Citrix
11 9 (12.68%) Juniper
11 9 (12.68%) IronPort
11 9 (12.68%) SCCM
12 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
13 7 (9.86%) Threat Management
13 7 (9.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (9.86%) Slack
13 7 (9.86%) Decision-Making

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 52 (73.24%) Skype for Business
2 15 (21.13%) SharePoint
3 13 (18.31%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (43.66%) Office 365
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.86%) Slack
4 4 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.23%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.23%) SaaS
6 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) Cisco IOS
1 10 (14.08%) Firewall
2 7 (9.86%) SAN
3 4 (5.63%) WebEx
4 2 (2.82%) DHCP
4 2 (2.82%) DNS
4 2 (2.82%) Intranet
4 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) LAN
5 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.41%) VPN
5 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Consultant
2 7 (9.86%) Office 365 Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Architect
4 5 (7.04%) Designer
4 5 (7.04%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Business Consultant
5 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Business Relationship Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Office 365 Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) UX Designer
7 2 (2.82%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.41%) jQuery
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.41%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.63%) User Experience
3 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.41%) iPhone
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Android
3 9 (12.68%) Windows 10
4 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Unix
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) Project Management
2 10 (14.08%) ITIL
3 7 (9.86%) Decision-Making
3 7 (9.86%) Service Management
3 7 (9.86%) Threat Management
4 6 (8.45%) ITSM
4 6 (8.45%) Migration
5 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.04%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (5.63%) Service Design
7 3 (4.23%) Analytics
7 3 (4.23%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.82%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.82%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.82%) Workflow
8 2 (2.82%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.23%) PHP
2 3 (4.23%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) C#
4 1 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) VB
4 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
1 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.23%) Degree
4 2 (2.82%) MCP
4 2 (2.82%) MCSA
4 2 (2.82%) MCSE
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.41%) CBAP
5 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) MCITP
5 1 (1.41%) MCTS
5 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Intune
1 9 (12.68%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) NetBackup
2 7 (9.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (7.04%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.23%) PaperCut
5 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (38.03%) Cisco
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.68%) Citrix
3 9 (12.68%) IronPort
3 9 (12.68%) Juniper
4 7 (9.86%) Symantec
4 7 (9.86%) Veritas
5 6 (8.45%) VMware
6 4 (5.63%) Apple
7 1 (1.41%) HP
7 1 (1.41%) Lotus