Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 18 January 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 41 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 - -
Contract jobs citing Skype 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.37% 1.00% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 22.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £500 £480 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £480
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +38.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £16.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -7.14% -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 40 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.93% 4.51% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 21
Staffordshire median daily rate £300 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.53% -3.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £168 £206 £305
90th Percentile £425 £589 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +29.55% +12.27%
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -14.29% -25.53%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Staffordshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Head of Service Management
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle