Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 15 February 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 77 96
Rank change year-on-year +22 +19 +9
Contract jobs citing Skype 41 13 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.93% 1.37% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.33% 7.78% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 32
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £465 £365 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.40% +17.74% -
10th Percentile £138 £326 £230
90th Percentile £536 £638 £431
North East median daily rate £465 £362 £300
% change year-on-year +28.63% +20.50% -42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £22.50
North East median hourly rate - - £26.25

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 150 167 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 14.37% 17.56% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 130 297
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £460 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.24% +1.54% -17.22%
10th Percentile £188 £225 £263
90th Percentile £540 £638 £476
North East median daily rate £425 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +30.77% -4.41% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 31
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -32.76% +20.83%
10th Percentile £17.16 £9.80 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.40 £33.75 £55.25
North East median hourly rate £28.00 £19.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +43.59% -32.76% +68.12%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Tyne and Wear

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in Tyne and Wear

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Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 15 February 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +23 41 £465 +27.40%
Skype
North East

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Skype.

1 32 (78.05%) Skype for Business
2 30 (73.17%) Office 365
3 24 (58.54%) OneDrive
4 23 (56.10%) SCCM
5 22 (53.66%) SharePoint
6 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
7 9 (21.95%) Windows
7 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
8 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
9 7 (17.07%) Windows 10
10 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
11 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
11 5 (12.20%) Android
12 4 (9.76%) SLA
12 4 (9.76%) AirWatch
12 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
13 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
13 3 (7.32%) ITIL
13 3 (7.32%) Perl
13 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
14 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
14 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
14 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
14 2 (4.88%) Test Planning
15 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
15 1 (2.44%) Coaching

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (78.05%) Skype for Business
2 22 (53.66%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 30 (73.17%) Office 365
2 24 (58.54%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) DHCP
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) MPLS
1 1 (2.44%) Network Security
1 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.44%) VoIP
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Consultant
2 11 (26.83%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (26.83%) Support Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) Test Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Business Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Business Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Help Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Rollout Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Velocity
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
1 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.07%) Windows 10
4 5 (12.20%) Android
4 5 (12.20%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (7.32%) ITIL
1 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (4.88%) Test Planning
2 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
2 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
3 1 (2.44%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (2.44%) API Development
3 1 (2.44%) Coaching
3 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.44%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (2.44%) Decision-Making
3 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.44%) Microservices
3 1 (2.44%) Product Management
3 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.44%) Service Design
3 1 (2.44%) Service Management
3 1 (2.44%) User Stories
3 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Perl
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) APMG
4 1 (2.44%) CCNA
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (56.10%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco
2 1 (2.44%) F5
2 1 (2.44%) Meraki
2 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
2 1 (2.44%) Polycom
2 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds