Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 19 June 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
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 27 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.11% 1.46% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.50% 7.84% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Slough median daily rate £133 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.67% +87.50% -
Berkshire median daily rate £360 £320 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% -23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Slough median hourly rate - £13.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -

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 Slough with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 40 51 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 14.76% 18.61% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 47
Slough median daily rate £350 £363 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +2.84% +11.90%
10th Percentile £187 £168 £240
90th Percentile £493 £535 £507
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Slough median hourly rate - £13.43 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.39% -28.71%
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +116.67% -50.00% -33.33%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Slough

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Slough

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Slough over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 Slough region with a requirement for Skype.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix