Period
to 15 July 2018

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 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 78 124
Rank change year-on-year -21 +46 -
Contract jobs citing Skype 6 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.54% 1.83% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 8.22% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 14
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £409 £215 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.12% -23.21% -
10th Percentile £267 £196 £210
90th Percentile £608 £299 £373
North East median daily rate £340 £275 £280
% change year-on-year +23.64% -1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £28.50
North East median hourly rate - - £28.50

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 217 219 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.69% 22.32% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 165 435
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £315 £370 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.86% +29.82% -5.00%
10th Percentile £230 £212 £205
90th Percentile £500 £520 £420
North East median daily rate £313 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -10.71% +20.69% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 57
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £31.00 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +86.67%
10th Percentile £14.52 £14.12 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £43.00 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.22% -33.93% +73.27%

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 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Tyne and Wear

Skype
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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 6 £409 +90.12% 1
Skype
North East

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

1 5 (83.33%) Skype for Business
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (33.33%) SFIA
3 2 (33.33%) OneDrive
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Polycom
4 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) CISM

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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 5 (83.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) Broadband
2 1 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (16.67%) PSTN
2 1 (16.67%) WebEx
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Business Process Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Lync Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Trainer
1 1 (16.67%) Process Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
1 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) SFIA
1 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
2 1 (16.67%) DFSS
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCDP
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Polycom