Period
to 18 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 30 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 - -
Contract jobs citing Skype 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.36% 1.20% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 12.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £200 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.89% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -25.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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 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 52 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 18.77% 9.96% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 30
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -18.75%
10th Percentile £175 £205 £102
90th Percentile £431 £419 £491
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £25.24 £24.60 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.60% -45.33% +267.35%
10th Percentile £17.43 £15.94 £36.90
90th Percentile £33.05 £35.18 £47.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year -1.41% -17.44% +4.88%

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

Skype
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Tamworth - 1 £200 -
Skype
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Kaspersky
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) OneDrive
1 1 (100.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

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%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) OneDrive
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) PC Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Kaspersky