Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 154 169
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15 -4
Contract jobs citing Skype 45 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.69% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.23% 4.32% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 26
West Midlands median daily rate £399 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.15% -15.63% -3.03%
10th Percentile £151 £195 £186
90th Percentile £483 £495 £506
England median daily rate £400 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +9.97% -3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.93 - £16.25
10th Percentile £10.88 - £15.58
90th Percentile £21.50 - £16.73
England median hourly rate £18.73 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.18% -15.00% -4.76%

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 622 787 820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.97% 16.03% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 473 425
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £184 £160 £204
90th Percentile £538 £500 £540
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.92 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.61% +84.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £33.00 £45.25 £39.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +8.60%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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
Birmingham 0 16 £250 -37.50% 3
Shropshire -44 11 £470 -
Coventry -8 10 £426 +118.59% 4
Solihull +5 4 £155 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire -14 1 £200 -60.00% 1
Herefordshire -16 1 - -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype.

1 21 (46.67%) Skype for Business
2 19 (42.22%) Office 365
3 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 11 (24.44%) HTML
4 11 (24.44%) Migration
4 11 (24.44%) Analytics
4 11 (24.44%) Docker
4 11 (24.44%) OneDrive
4 11 (24.44%) Bash Shell
4 11 (24.44%) Node.js
4 11 (24.44%) HTML5
5 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 10 (22.22%) MongoDB
5 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 10 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 10 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
5 10 (22.22%) Scala
5 10 (22.22%) Confluence
5 10 (22.22%) Splunk
5 10 (22.22%) REST
5 10 (22.22%) Gherkin
5 10 (22.22%) Microservices
5 10 (22.22%) Graphite
5 10 (22.22%) DevOps
5 10 (22.22%) Kibana
5 10 (22.22%) Play Framework
5 10 (22.22%) Sublime Text

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 21 (46.67%) Skype for Business
2 10 (22.22%) Confluence
3 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (42.22%) Office 365
2 11 (24.44%) OneDrive
3 10 (22.22%) GitHub
3 10 (22.22%) Google Analytics
3 10 (22.22%) Slack
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (6.67%) IaaS
6 2 (4.44%) PaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Apigee
7 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.22%) Azure Functions
7 1 (2.22%) SaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
1 2 (4.44%) LAN
1 2 (4.44%) SSL
1 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
1 2 (4.44%) VLAN
1 2 (4.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) IMAP
2 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.22%) PABX
2 1 (2.22%) PBX
2 1 (2.22%) POP3
2 1 (2.22%) SMTP
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Artifactory
1 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 10 (22.22%) Gatling
1 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 10 (22.22%) gulp
1 10 (22.22%) IntelliJ
1 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 10 (22.22%) JIRA
1 10 (22.22%) Selenium
1 10 (22.22%) Sublime Text
1 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio Code
1 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Scala Developer
3 6 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.22%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Server Support
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) HTML
1 11 (24.44%) HTML5
1 11 (24.44%) Node.js
2 10 (22.22%) CSS
2 10 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 10 (22.22%) LESS
2 10 (22.22%) Play Framework
2 10 (22.22%) REST
2 10 (22.22%) Sass
2 10 (22.22%) YAML
3 2 (4.44%) React
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) JSON
4 1 (2.22%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.22%) Redux
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
4 1 (2.22%) SignalR
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
1 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Mac OS
2 8 (17.78%) Windows
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Android
6 1 (2.22%) CentOS
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 11 (24.44%) Analytics
2 11 (24.44%) Migration
3 10 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
3 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (22.22%) DevOps
3 10 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
3 10 (22.22%) Microservices
3 10 (22.22%) Pair Programming
3 10 (22.22%) Prototyping
3 10 (22.22%) Scrum
3 10 (22.22%) TDD
3 10 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 5 (11.11%) Coaching
4 5 (11.11%) Decision-Making
4 5 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (24.44%) Bash Shell
3 10 (22.22%) Groovy
3 10 (22.22%) Ruby
3 10 (22.22%) Scala
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.44%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) R
6 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) CCIE
2 1 (2.22%) CCIE Collaboration
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) MCP
2 1 (2.22%) MCSE
2 1 (2.22%) MCTS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Docker
2 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Grafana
1 10 (22.22%) Graphite
1 10 (22.22%) Kibana
2 5 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.22%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) Google
2 10 (22.22%) Splunk
3 6 (13.33%) Avaya
4 4 (8.89%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.22%) Progress
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL