Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 14 December 2017 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 95 111
Rank change year-on-year +16 +16 -5
Contract jobs citing Skype 13 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.05% 0.64% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 3.69% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Wales median daily rate £300 £281 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% -31.25%
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £61.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% -4.76% +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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 189 244 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.29% 17.33% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 164 196
Wales median daily rate £325 £393 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.20% +16.30% -10.00%
10th Percentile £146 £207 £223
90th Percentile £469 £506 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 14
Wales median hourly rate £19.90 £45.00 £10.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.78% +344.44% -36.72%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.93 £9.00
90th Percentile £54.15 £77.50 £20.53
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Wales over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Wales over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the Wales region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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
South Wales +23 11 £300 +33.33%
West Wales - 1 - -
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Skype.

1 8 (61.54%) Skype for Business
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Office 365
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 4 (30.77%) User Experience
4 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 4 (30.77%) Service Design
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (23.08%) e-Learning
5 3 (23.08%) Quality Management
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (15.38%) CIPD
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (7.69%) SCCM
7 1 (7.69%) Android
7 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 8 (61.54%) Skype for Business
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Head of Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Trainer
3 2 (15.38%) Office 365 Trainer
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Technician
4 1 (7.69%) IT Trainer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Trainer
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 3 (23.08%) e-Learning
3 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Service Design
3 3 (23.08%) Quality Management
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CIPD
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Apple