Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 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 West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 168 170
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 +51
Contract jobs citing Skype 52 31 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.89% 0.57% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.74% 3.84% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 39
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -19.05%
10th Percentile £270 £120 £320
90th Percentile £588 £481 £485
England median daily rate £375 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -6.54% +0.31% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £24.10 - £22.65
90th Percentile £45.50 - £43.90
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £24.15
% change year-on-year +26.98% -34.78% -

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 772 808 1,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.22% 14.75% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 477 660
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -3.50% +10.40%
10th Percentile £200 £248 £261
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 72 56
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.40% -24.39% +13.07%
10th Percentile £12.32 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £56.92 £42.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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

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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

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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 27 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the North West over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 May 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
Manchester 0 33 £375 +20.00% 24
Cheshire -15 12 £300 -14.29% 5
Lancashire -2 2 £575 +35.29% 1
Merseyside +19 1 £550 +214.29% 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 West region with a requirement for Skype.

1 38 (73.08%) Skype for Business
2 24 (46.15%) Office 365
2 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 23 (44.23%) Windows
4 22 (42.31%) Cisco
5 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
6 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 15 (28.85%) VMware
8 12 (23.08%) ITIL
8 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
9 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
9 11 (21.15%) LAN
10 10 (19.23%) WAN
10 10 (19.23%) DHCP
10 10 (19.23%) DNS
10 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
10 10 (19.23%) Firewall
10 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
11 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
11 9 (17.31%) Migration
11 9 (17.31%) Linux
12 8 (15.38%) VoIP
13 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
13 7 (13.46%) Project Management
13 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (11.54%) Law
14 6 (11.54%) Legal
14 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis

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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 38 (73.08%) Skype for Business
2 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
3 10 (19.23%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Line 50
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 24 (46.15%) Office 365
2 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.77%) IaaS
3 3 (5.77%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.85%) PaaS
4 2 (3.85%) SaaS
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) LAN
2 10 (19.23%) DHCP
2 10 (19.23%) DNS
2 10 (19.23%) Firewall
2 10 (19.23%) WAN
3 8 (15.38%) VoIP
4 6 (11.54%) VPN
5 5 (9.62%) SAN
6 4 (7.69%) MPLS
6 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.77%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (5.77%) Unified Communications
7 3 (5.77%) WLAN
8 2 (3.85%) DMZ
8 2 (3.85%) Network Security
8 2 (3.85%) PBX
8 2 (3.85%) PSTN
8 2 (3.85%) SMTP
8 2 (3.85%) Wireless
9 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Power BI
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 6 (11.54%) Law
1 6 (11.54%) Legal
2 2 (3.85%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Telephony Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Business Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Server Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) IT Support
8 3 (5.77%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Lync Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) OAuth
2 1 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
5 1 (1.92%) IPTV
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Windows
2 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 9 (17.31%) Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.77%) SUSE
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
6 1 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Migration
3 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (13.46%) Project Management
4 6 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
4 6 (11.54%) DevOps
4 6 (11.54%) Test Management
5 5 (9.62%) Email Filtering
5 5 (9.62%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (7.69%) Service Management
6 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.77%) Change Management
7 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.69%) VB
2 4 (7.69%) VBScript
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.69%) MCSE
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.77%) CCNP
3 3 (5.77%) MCITP
4 2 (3.85%) CCDP
4 2 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) CIPD
4 2 (3.85%) CISM
4 2 (3.85%) CISSP
4 2 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CCNA
5 1 (1.92%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.92%) MCP
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (7.69%) vSphere
4 4 (7.69%) XenApp
4 4 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.92%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.92%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 22 (42.31%) Cisco
3 15 (28.85%) VMware
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 4 (7.69%) Clearswift
4 4 (7.69%) IronPort
4 4 (7.69%) NetApp
5 3 (5.77%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Micro Focus
6 2 (3.85%) Avaya
6 2 (3.85%) ForeScout
6 2 (3.85%) Polycom
6 2 (3.85%) Sage
7 1 (1.92%) Apple
7 1 (1.92%) Meraki
7 1 (1.92%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.92%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.92%) Samsung
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) WatchGuard