Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 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 > South West
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 157 170
Rank change year-on-year -21 +13 +38
Contract jobs citing Skype 42 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 4.90% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 26
South West median daily rate £375 £419 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +34.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £220 £271 £161
90th Percentile £472 £449 £431
England median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South West median hourly rate £46.00 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -

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 864 817 888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.30% 14.86% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 484 525
South West median daily rate £390 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £171 £179
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 51 88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -1.52% -16.72%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.79 £12.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in the South West

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the South West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in the South West

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the South West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor 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 21 October 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
Bristol -7 14 £425 +61.90% 6
Dorset -9 10 £325 -23.53% 3
Wiltshire -11 10 £375 -1.96% 2
Somerset -1 4 £230 -44.24%
Gloucestershire -6 2 - - 3
Devon - 1 - - 1
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 South West region with a requirement for Skype.

1 37 (88.10%) Skype for Business
2 28 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 25 (59.52%) Active Directory
4 24 (57.14%) Windows
4 24 (57.14%) Office 365
5 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (33.33%) SCCM
6 13 (30.95%) Windows 10
7 12 (28.57%) VMware
7 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 11 (26.19%) ITIL
8 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
8 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
9 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
10 9 (21.43%) Citrix
10 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (19.05%) NetScaler
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (19.05%) XenApp
11 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
13 6 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
13 6 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (14.29%) CA

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 37 (88.10%) Skype for Business
2 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 8 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.76%) Confluence
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.38%) Drupal
7 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (57.14%) Office 365
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.52%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) NetScaler
2 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
3 3 (7.14%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) SAN
3 3 (7.14%) SMTP
4 2 (4.76%) NAS
4 2 (4.76%) VoIP
4 2 (4.76%) Wireless
5 1 (2.38%) Broadband
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.38%) DMZ
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) VSAN
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Military
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Consultant
2 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Applications Packager
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (7.14%) IT Support
5 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.76%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 6 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 5 (11.90%) PKI
3 3 (7.14%) Replication
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.76%) PMI
4 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Photography
5 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows 10
3 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.76%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
3 6 (14.29%) Migration
3 6 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) Application Packaging
5 4 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.52%) Software Deployment
6 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.76%) Antivirus Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.76%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.14%) PMP
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) MCDST
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 4 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 25 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (19.05%) XenApp
5 6 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.76%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 9 (21.43%) Citrix
4 6 (14.29%) CA
4 6 (14.29%) Ivanti
4 6 (14.29%) Wyse
5 4 (9.52%) Symantec
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco
7 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.76%) IBM
7 2 (4.76%) Progress
8 1 (2.38%) Meraki
8 1 (2.38%) Nortel
8 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.38%) Splunk
8 1 (2.38%) Trend Micro