Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 133 183
Rank change year-on-year -45 +50 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype 47 66 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.74% 1.25% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 8.59% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 13
South West median daily rate £385 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +32.81% -8.57%
10th Percentile £200 £260 £178
90th Percentile £510 £585 £423
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - -
England median hourly rate £15.37 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +3.03% -26.67%

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 929 768 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.66% 14.59% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 462 414
South West median daily rate £388 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +10.36% -
10th Percentile £147 £181 £148
90th Percentile £538 £549 £511
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 73
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £26.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.70% -29.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.90 £13.00 £13.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.60 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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

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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 19 January 2019.

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
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 19 January 2019. 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 -31 18 £380 -10.59%
Bristol -28 16 £400 +1.59% 13
Dorset -1 6 £363 -14.71% 4
Gloucestershire -18 3 £200 -24.53% 4
Devon -1 2 £175 - 1
Somerset - 2 £218 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 (78.72%) Microsoft
2 35 (74.47%) Windows
3 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
3 32 (68.09%) Skype for Business
4 24 (51.06%) Office 365
5 20 (42.55%) SCCM
6 19 (40.43%) Windows 10
7 18 (38.30%) VMware
8 17 (36.17%) Microsoft Office
9 16 (34.04%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (34.04%) Windows Server
10 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
10 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
11 13 (27.66%) PKI
11 13 (27.66%) ITIL
11 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
11 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
12 11 (23.40%) Citrix
12 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
13 10 (21.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (19.15%) XenApp
14 9 (19.15%) XenDesktop
14 9 (19.15%) SQL
14 9 (19.15%) NetScaler
14 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (17.02%) Confluence
15 8 (17.02%) Software Architecture
15 8 (17.02%) Application Virtualisation

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 32 (68.09%) Skype for Business
2 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
3 8 (17.02%) Confluence
4 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
5 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.26%) Apache
7 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (51.06%) Office 365
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.38%) IaaS
3 3 (6.38%) OneDrive
3 3 (6.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) NetScaler
2 8 (17.02%) DNS
3 5 (10.64%) DHCP
4 4 (8.51%) VSAN
5 3 (6.38%) SAN
5 3 (6.38%) SMTP
5 3 (6.38%) VPN
6 2 (4.26%) SSL
6 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.13%) Broadband
7 1 (2.13%) DMZ
7 1 (2.13%) Firewall
7 1 (2.13%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.13%) VoIP
7 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) JIRA
2 4 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (8.51%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.26%) MSI
General
1 6 (12.77%) Military
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Consultant
2 5 (10.64%) Citrix Specialist
2 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Citrix Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Active Directory Specialist
4 3 (6.38%) Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Applications Packager
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Specialist
4 3 (6.38%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Desktop Build Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) PKI
2 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.02%) Fat Client
2 8 (17.02%) Thin Client
3 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Replication
4 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.26%) PMI
5 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Photography
6 1 (2.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (74.47%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Windows 10
3 16 (34.04%) Windows Server
4 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
5 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Application Virtualisation
2 8 (17.02%) Software Architecture
2 8 (17.02%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (10.64%) Project Management
5 4 (8.51%) Application Packaging
5 4 (8.51%) Critical Thinking
5 4 (8.51%) Cryptography
5 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (8.51%) Migration
5 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.51%) Software Deployment
6 3 (6.38%) Information Security
6 3 (6.38%) NsoIT
6 3 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.38%) Security Hardening
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.38%) MCSA
5 3 (6.38%) MCSE
5 3 (6.38%) PMP
6 2 (4.26%) APMP
6 2 (4.26%) CCNA
6 2 (4.26%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Degree
6 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.13%) CCNP
7 1 (2.13%) MCDST
7 1 (2.13%) MCP
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
2 4 (8.51%) QA
System Software
1 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (34.04%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (21.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (19.15%) XenApp
5 9 (19.15%) XenDesktop
6 8 (17.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (42.55%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) vCenter Server
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.26%) SCOM
5 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (78.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (38.30%) VMware
3 11 (23.40%) Citrix
4 8 (17.02%) Atlassian
4 8 (17.02%) CA
4 8 (17.02%) Ivanti
4 8 (17.02%) Wyse
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco
5 5 (10.64%) Symantec
6 1 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (2.13%) NEC
6 1 (2.13%) Splunk
6 1 (2.13%) Veeam