Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 84 84
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +23
Contract jobs citing Skype 22 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.47% 0.54% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.69% 3.72% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
Wales median daily rate £400 £395 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +64.58% -43.53%
10th Percentile £204 £365 £226
90th Percentile £425 £475 £394
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +15.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Wales median hourly rate - £54.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +332.00% -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.68% -29.00% -

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 227 188 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.18% 14.42% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 125 115
Wales median daily rate £400 £300 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -21.05% +23.58%
10th Percentile £260 £168 £240
90th Percentile £538 £475 £580
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 18
Wales median hourly rate £16.72 £55.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.61% +166.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.50 £11.35
90th Percentile £42.00 £77.50 £74.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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

Skype
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 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Wales

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in Wales

Skype
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 23 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
South Wales +1 22 £400 +1.27% 2
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for Skype.

1 21 (95.45%) Skype for Business
2 19 (86.36%) MS Exchange
2 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
3 17 (77.27%) VoIP
3 17 (77.27%) Firewall
3 17 (77.27%) Cisco
3 17 (77.27%) Video\Live Streaming
3 17 (77.27%) Unified Communications
3 17 (77.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (77.27%) Telepresence
3 17 (77.27%) Polycom
3 17 (77.27%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (68.18%) IP Telephony
5 14 (63.64%) SC Cleared
5 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
5 14 (63.64%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (63.64%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (50.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 8 (36.36%) H.323
7 8 (36.36%) C
8 7 (31.82%) CCNA
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
10 3 (13.64%) Migration
11 2 (9.09%) Symantec
11 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 2 (9.09%) Windows
11 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
11 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
11 2 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

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 21 (95.45%) Skype for Business
2 19 (86.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) Firewall
1 17 (77.27%) Telepresence
1 17 (77.27%) Unified Communications
1 17 (77.27%) VoIP
2 15 (68.18%) IP Telephony
3 8 (36.36%) H.323
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) IP Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) IP Telephony Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Telephony Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPT Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Trainer
4 1 (4.55%) Voice Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) REST
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (77.27%) Video Conferencing
1 17 (77.27%) Video\Live Streaming
2 14 (63.64%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) e-Learning
4 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (50.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) CCNA
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (77.27%) Cisco
2 17 (77.27%) Polycom
3 2 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (4.55%) Trustwave