Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 31 March 2020 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 > South West
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 177 125
Rank change year-on-year +53 -52 +50
Contract jobs citing Skype 69 56 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 1.37% 0.89% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.42% 5.81% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 51
Median daily rate £450 £385 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +13.24% -33.66%
10th Percentile £216 £200 £250
90th Percentile £570 £525 £575
England median daily rate £400 £400 £364
% change year-on-year - +9.97% -9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £25.50 £47.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.74% +56.67% -
10th Percentile £19.03 £41.00 £18.75
90th Percentile £32.58 £96.50 £41.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.37 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.86% -23.15% +12.68%

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 South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 604 964 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.01% 15.40% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 565 474
Median daily rate £425 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -0.64% +11.43%
10th Percentile £200 £148 £193
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 53
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.38 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.90% +80.32% -38.96%
10th Percentile £11.28 £14.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate £21.38 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.12% -8.75% -6.98%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the South West

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Skype in the South West

Skype
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype in the South West over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Skype in the South West

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Skype in the South West

Skype
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Skype in the South West over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Skype in the South West

Skype
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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
Wiltshire +27 26 £500 +14.29% 7
Bristol +16 22 £450 +13.92% 17
Gloucestershire +13 9 £350 +75.00% 3
Dorset - 6 £288 - 1
Devon -12 2 £288 -20.69%
Somerset - 2 £345 - 4
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 South West region with a requirement for Skype.

1 54 (78.26%) Skype for Business
2 39 (56.52%) Windows
3 36 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 32 (46.38%) Active Directory
4 32 (46.38%) Office 365
5 29 (42.03%) Windows Server
6 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
7 20 (28.99%) PowerShell
8 19 (27.54%) SC Cleared
8 19 (27.54%) DHCP
9 17 (24.64%) DNS
9 17 (24.64%) Migration
10 16 (23.19%) Azure
11 15 (21.74%) SharePoint
12 14 (20.29%) SQL
12 14 (20.29%) SCCM
12 14 (20.29%) Windows 10
13 12 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (15.94%) VMware
14 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (14.49%) Bitbucket
15 10 (14.49%) SaaS
15 10 (14.49%) Confluence
15 10 (14.49%) PKI
15 10 (14.49%) JIRA
16 9 (13.04%) Firewall
16 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (11.59%) Cisco
17 8 (11.59%) ITIL

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 54 (78.26%) Skype for Business
2 15 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 10 (14.49%) Confluence
4 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (46.38%) Office 365
2 16 (23.19%) Azure
3 10 (14.49%) SaaS
4 7 (10.14%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (10.14%) PaaS
5 6 (8.70%) OneDrive
6 5 (7.25%) AWS
6 5 (7.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (7.25%) IaaS
7 4 (5.80%) Mimecast
8 3 (4.35%) Yammer
9 2 (2.90%) Power Platform
9 2 (2.90%) PowerApps
10 1 (1.45%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Flow
10 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.54%) DHCP
2 17 (24.64%) DNS
3 9 (13.04%) Firewall
4 7 (10.14%) Unified Communications
5 5 (7.25%) LAN
6 4 (5.80%) WAN
7 3 (4.35%) ISDN
7 3 (4.35%) PSTN
8 2 (2.90%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.90%) SAN
8 2 (2.90%) VoIP
8 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.90%) Wireless
9 1 (1.45%) BGP
9 1 (1.45%) Internet
9 1 (1.45%) MPLS
9 1 (1.45%) OSPF
9 1 (1.45%) RIP
9 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Power BI
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Bitbucket
1 10 (14.49%) JIRA
2 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.14%) Local Government
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Architect
2 12 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) ICT Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Office 365 Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) React
3 1 (1.45%) COM
3 1 (1.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) PKI
2 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (56.52%) Windows
2 29 (42.03%) Windows Server
3 14 (20.29%) Windows 10
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.25%) Android
7 4 (5.80%) Unix
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.90%) Linux
9 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Migration
2 12 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (11.59%) ITIL
4 7 (10.14%) Change Management
4 7 (10.14%) CRM
5 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling
5 6 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.25%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (5.80%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (5.80%) DevOps
7 4 (5.80%) ETL
7 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.35%) Application Virtualisation
8 3 (4.35%) ArchiMate
8 3 (4.35%) Open Source
8 3 (4.35%) Project Management
8 3 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.29%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) C++
4 1 (1.45%) ES6
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.90%) CCENT
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) APMP
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) NCSC
2 5 (7.25%) SLA
3 3 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.90%) GDPR
5 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 32 (46.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.90%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.45%) Docker
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.45%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (5.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.45%) Ansible
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) VMware
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco
4 6 (8.70%) Citrix
5 4 (5.80%) Mitel
5 4 (5.80%) MobileIron
5 4 (5.80%) Palo Alto
5 4 (5.80%) Symantec
6 3 (4.35%) Ivanti
6 3 (4.35%) Sparx
6 3 (4.35%) Wyse
7 2 (2.90%) Dell
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle
8 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.45%) Avaya
8 1 (1.45%) CA
8 1 (1.45%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.45%) Juniper
8 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.45%) Twitter