Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 183 157
Rank change year-on-year +38 -26 +43
Contract jobs citing Skype 61 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.12% 0.36% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.83% 2.27% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 34
South West median daily rate £344 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.89% -2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £246 £193
90th Percentile £466 £450 £443
England median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -32.00% +42.86%

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 779 882 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.30% 16.09% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 536 601
South West median daily rate £375 £366 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% +1.74% -1.37%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £215
90th Percentile £538 £500 £519
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 88
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +19.40% +11.67%
10th Percentile £16.30 £12.34 £11.74
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.50 £46.15
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +21.95%

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the South West

Skype
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -8 14 £413 +57.14% 4
Dorset +2 13 £250 -41.18% 8
Wiltshire +7 12 £360 +25.22% 1
Devon +16 9 £425 +70.00%
Gloucestershire +6 5 £390 -8.24%
Somerset +7 3 £225 -45.45%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 49 (80.33%) Skype for Business
2 40 (65.57%) Office 365
3 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
4 29 (47.54%) Windows
5 25 (40.98%) SharePoint
5 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
6 18 (29.51%) PowerShell
7 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
7 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
7 17 (27.87%) Migration
8 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (24.59%) SCCM
9 14 (22.95%) Windows 7
9 14 (22.95%) ITIL
10 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (19.67%) Windows 10
11 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
12 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
12 10 (16.39%) Firewall
12 10 (16.39%) VMware
13 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (14.75%) OneDrive
14 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (13.11%) CRM
14 8 (13.11%) Project Management
15 7 (11.48%) Finance
15 7 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
15 7 (11.48%) Windows XP
15 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013

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 49 (80.33%) Skype for Business
2 25 (40.98%) SharePoint
3 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
4 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.64%) CMS
7 1 (1.64%) Drupal
7 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (65.57%) Office 365
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (14.75%) OneDrive
4 6 (9.84%) Yammer
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.64%) IaaS
6 1 (1.64%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) DNS
2 6 (9.84%) VoIP
3 5 (8.20%) SAN
4 4 (6.56%) LAN
4 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
4 4 (6.56%) WAN
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (4.92%) DHCP
5 3 (4.92%) NAS
5 3 (4.92%) SMTP
5 3 (4.92%) WLAN
6 2 (3.28%) Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) DMZ
7 1 (1.64%) Extranet
7 1 (1.64%) Intranet
7 1 (1.64%) SSL
7 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MSI
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Military
5 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Consultant
2 6 (9.84%) Analyst
2 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint Specialist
4 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
4 4 (6.56%) Office 365 Consultant
4 4 (6.56%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Specialist
5 3 (4.92%) IT Support
5 3 (4.92%) SCCM Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) SharePoint Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) IT Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Migration Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Subject Matter Expert
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
1 1 (1.64%) CSS
1 1 (1.64%) CSS3
1 1 (1.64%) HTML
1 1 (1.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Clustering
1 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (4.92%) Replication
2 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.28%) PMI
2 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) PKI
3 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.64%) Social Media
3 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) Windows 10
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.48%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.20%) Linux
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.92%) AIX
8 3 (4.92%) Solaris
8 3 (4.92%) Unix
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Migration
2 14 (22.95%) ITIL
3 8 (13.11%) CRM
3 8 (13.11%) Project Management
4 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (8.20%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (8.20%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.20%) Software Deployment
6 4 (6.56%) Application Packaging
6 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (4.92%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.92%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.92%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.92%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.28%) C#
2 2 (3.28%) Python
3 1 (1.64%) C
3 1 (1.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
1 17 (27.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.20%) MCSA
4 4 (6.56%) MCP
5 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.92%) PMP
6 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) MCDST
7 1 (1.64%) MCITP
7 1 (1.64%) MCSE
7 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) XenApp
4 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.28%) vSphere
5 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.64%) Firmware
6 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) SCOM
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.92%) SCSM
5 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (55.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) VMware
3 6 (9.84%) Citrix
3 6 (9.84%) Symantec
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco
5 4 (6.56%) IBM
6 3 (4.92%) Meraki
6 3 (4.92%) Nortel
7 2 (3.28%) CA
7 2 (3.28%) Dell
7 2 (3.28%) EMC
7 2 (3.28%) HP
7 2 (3.28%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.28%) McAfee
7 2 (3.28%) Progress
7 2 (3.28%) SAP
7 2 (3.28%) Trend Micro
7 2 (3.28%) Wyse
8 1 (1.64%) Avaya
8 1 (1.64%) Veritas