Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 158 194
Rank change year-on-year +2 +36 +38
Contract jobs citing Skype 62 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.04% 0.90% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.53% 7.01% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 14
North West median daily rate £325 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -9.68% -13.89%
10th Percentile £175 £206 £107
90th Percentile £475 £498 £566
England median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
North West median hourly rate £180.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +350.00% - -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.47% -15.00% -4.76%

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 823 728 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.79% 12.86% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 456 581
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £195 £158 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 52 53
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £18.13 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +0.69% +5.88%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.03 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.20 £44.62 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%

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 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the North West

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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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -4 32 £338 -21.74% 8
Cheshire +3 21 £325 +8.33% 3
Merseyside -2 7 £325 -7.14% 1
Lancashire - 1 £250 - 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 43 (69.35%) Skype for Business
2 37 (59.68%) Office 365
3 29 (46.77%) Active Directory
4 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
5 21 (33.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (32.26%) MS Exchange
7 19 (30.65%) ITIL
8 17 (27.42%) Windows
9 15 (24.19%) Citrix
9 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
9 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
10 14 (22.58%) Migration
11 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
12 11 (17.74%) Firewall
12 11 (17.74%) Cisco
13 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
13 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (16.13%) SCCM
13 10 (16.13%) Windows 10
14 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (14.52%) ITSM
14 9 (14.52%) VMware
15 8 (12.90%) Decision-Making
16 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Intune
16 7 (11.29%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (11.29%) Service Management
16 7 (11.29%) Project Management
16 7 (11.29%) DNS
17 6 (9.68%) DHCP

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 43 (69.35%) Skype for Business
2 20 (32.26%) MS Exchange
3 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
4 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (8.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Magento
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (59.68%) Office 365
2 21 (33.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.61%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
4 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
3 6 (9.68%) DHCP
3 6 (9.68%) LAN
3 6 (9.68%) WAN
4 4 (6.45%) DMZ
5 3 (4.84%) Internet
5 3 (4.84%) Intranet
5 3 (4.84%) SMTP
5 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.23%) PSTN
6 2 (3.23%) Wireless
6 2 (3.23%) WLAN
7 1 (1.61%) Network Security
7 1 (1.61%) SAN
7 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Consultant
2 5 (8.06%) Administrator
2 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (8.06%) Office 365 Administrator
2 5 (8.06%) Service Desk Specialist
3 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (4.84%) Analyst
3 3 (4.84%) Architect
3 3 (4.84%) Office 365 Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
3 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
3 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (3.23%) Business Consultant
4 2 (3.23%) Developer
4 2 (3.23%) Management Consultant
4 2 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
1 1 (1.61%) CSS
1 1 (1.61%) HTML
1 1 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) NHS
3 2 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows 10
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) ITIL
2 14 (22.58%) Migration
3 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (14.52%) ITSM
4 8 (12.90%) Decision-Making
5 7 (11.29%) Project Management
5 7 (11.29%) Service Management
6 6 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.84%) Email Filtering
9 3 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (3.23%) Process Management
10 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.23%) Target Operating Model
10 2 (3.23%) Task Automation
10 2 (3.23%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.84%) VB
2 3 (4.84%) VBScript
3 2 (3.23%) PHP
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.61%) C
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) SC Cleared
1 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.23%) Degree
3 2 (3.23%) MCP
3 2 (3.23%) MCSA
3 2 (3.23%) MCSE
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) MBA
4 1 (1.61%) MCITP
4 1 (1.61%) MCTS
4 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) GDPR
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (46.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) vSphere
4 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.84%) XenApp
4 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) SCCM
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (8.06%) SafeCom
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.19%) Citrix
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco
4 9 (14.52%) VMware
5 6 (9.68%) ServiceNow
6 5 (8.06%) MobileIron
7 3 (4.84%) Juniper
7 3 (4.84%) Veeam
8 1 (1.61%) Dell
8 1 (1.61%) ForeScout
8 1 (1.61%) IronPort
8 1 (1.61%) Lotus
8 1 (1.61%) Lumension
8 1 (1.61%) McAfee
8 1 (1.61%) NetApp
8 1 (1.61%) Zscaler