Period
to 15 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 76 115
Rank change year-on-year -3 +39 -12
Contract jobs citing Skype 13 18 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.41% 1.95% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 7.73% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 33
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £465 £362 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.45% +13.13% -
10th Percentile £341 £208 £207
90th Percentile £515 £638 £436
North East median daily rate £465 £306 £320
% change year-on-year +51.96% -4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £28.00
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 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 117 233 737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.70% 25.19% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 192 495
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +6.25% -24.71%
10th Percentile £208 £226 £206
90th Percentile £522 £538 £457
North East median daily rate £365 £338 £320
% change year-on-year +8.15% +5.47% -18.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 73
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £28.50 £15.80 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.38% -43.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.87 £9.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £32.05 £36.40
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.31 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% -48.89% +60.00%

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

Skype
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 November 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

Skype
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 November 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 -1 13 £465 +28.45% 6
Skype
North East

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 13 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 12 (92.31%) Office 365
3 10 (76.92%) OneDrive
3 10 (76.92%) SCCM
3 10 (76.92%) SharePoint
4 5 (38.46%) Migration
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
8 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (7.69%) Product Management
8 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (7.69%) SaaS
8 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
8 1 (7.69%) Velocity
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
8 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
8 1 (7.69%) VoIP
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office

Skype
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 13 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 10 (76.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) Office 365
2 10 (76.92%) OneDrive
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Deployment Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Product Owner
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Product Owner
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Velocity
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) API Development
2 1 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) Microservices
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Product Management
2 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
2 1 (7.69%) User Stories
2 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) APMG
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft