Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 March 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 158 151
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +14
Contract jobs citing Skype 44 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.68% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.36% 4.41% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 24
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00% -8.85%
10th Percentile £151 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £600 £609
England median daily rate £400 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +9.59% -5.81% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.75 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £10.88 £15.00 £15.58
90th Percentile £17.44 £15.00 £16.73
England median hourly rate £15.37 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -23.15% +14.29% -27.08%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 598 726 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.16% 15.34% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 443 340
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £190 £180 £209
90th Percentile £538 £531 £540
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 34
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.95 £29.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.30% +98.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.70 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.40 £43.75 £34.85
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% -10.42%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the West Midlands

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in the West Midlands

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the West Midlands

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in the West Midlands

Skype
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 March 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
Solihull +10 13 £348 - 2
Shropshire -32 10 £250 - 1
Birmingham +3 8 £375 +7.14% 4
Coventry -9 6 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £375 -
Warwickshire +3 1 - - 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype.

1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (50.00%) Office 365
3 18 (40.91%) Skype for Business
4 12 (27.27%) Migration
5 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
5 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
6 9 (20.45%) Windows
6 9 (20.45%) Analytics
6 9 (20.45%) OneDrive
7 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
8 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
8 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
8 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
8 7 (15.91%) HTML5
8 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (13.64%) Apple iOS
9 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
9 6 (13.64%) Node.js
9 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
9 6 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (13.64%) Docker
9 6 (13.64%) PBX
9 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.64%) Linux
9 6 (13.64%) CSS
10 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
10 5 (11.36%) Scrum

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 18 (40.91%) Skype for Business
2 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
4 5 (11.36%) Confluence
5 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (50.00%) Office 365
2 9 (20.45%) OneDrive
3 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (11.36%) GitHub
4 5 (11.36%) Google Analytics
4 5 (11.36%) Slack
5 4 (9.09%) Trello
6 3 (6.82%) IaaS
7 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (4.55%) PaaS
8 1 (2.27%) Apigee
8 1 (2.27%) Azure Functions
8 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
8 1 (2.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (2.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) PBX
2 5 (11.36%) ISDN
2 5 (11.36%) PSTN
2 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications
3 4 (9.09%) VoIP
4 3 (6.82%) WAN
5 2 (4.55%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) LAN
5 2 (4.55%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) DNS
6 1 (2.27%) Firewall
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (2.27%) Intranet
6 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.27%) PABX
6 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
6 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Artifactory
1 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
1 5 (11.36%) Gatling
1 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.36%) gulp
1 5 (11.36%) IntelliJ
1 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
1 5 (11.36%) JIRA
1 5 (11.36%) Selenium
1 5 (11.36%) Sublime Text
1 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio Code
1 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Architect
2 6 (13.64%) Developer
3 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (9.09%) Scala Developer
4 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.82%) Juniper Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Lead Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Business Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Technician
5 2 (4.55%) Network Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) HTML
1 7 (15.91%) HTML5
2 6 (13.64%) CSS
2 6 (13.64%) Node.js
3 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
3 5 (11.36%) LESS
3 5 (11.36%) Play Framework
3 5 (11.36%) REST
3 5 (11.36%) Sass
3 5 (11.36%) YAML
4 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.27%) CSS3
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) JSON
4 1 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.27%) React
4 1 (2.27%) SignalR
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) WebSockets
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Apple iOS
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.36%) Mac OS
4 4 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (2.27%) CentOS
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Migration
2 9 (20.45%) Analytics
3 8 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 6 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (11.36%) Continuous Deployment
5 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.36%) DevOps
5 5 (11.36%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (11.36%) Microservices
5 5 (11.36%) Pair Programming
5 5 (11.36%) Prototyping
5 5 (11.36%) Scrum
5 5 (11.36%) TDD
5 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (9.09%) Commercial Awareness
6 4 (9.09%) Presales
6 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL
7 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
1 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.36%) Groovy
2 5 (11.36%) Ruby
2 5 (11.36%) Scala
3 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.55%) SQL
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) MCSE
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.09%) MCSA
4 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) MCP
6 1 (2.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) Docker
3 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (11.36%) Grafana
2 5 (11.36%) Graphite
2 5 (11.36%) Kibana
3 4 (9.09%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.27%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Google
2 5 (11.36%) Splunk
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco
3 4 (9.09%) Sonus
4 3 (6.82%) Juniper
4 3 (6.82%) Mitel
5 1 (2.27%) Avaya
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.27%) Progress
5 1 (2.27%) Red Box
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.27%) VMware