Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 138 159
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 0
Contract jobs citing Skype 42 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.21% 0.56% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 4.62% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 3
West Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £315 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.83% -17.11% -29.63%
10th Percentile £384 £114 £286
90th Percentile £525 £480 £441
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £288 £350
% change year-on-year +56.52% -17.86% -35.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.50 - £10.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.50 - £10.20

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 434 368 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.53% 12.06% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 223 264
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £296 £161 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 22 20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% -2.07% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.96 £10.92
90th Percentile £25.00 £24.58 £25.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.65 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.80% +1.03% +16.05%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in West Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Leeds +25 36 £463 +143.42%
Bradford -18 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Bingley - 1 £500 -
Skype
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 39 (92.86%) Skype for Business
2 33 (78.57%) Office 365
3 30 (71.43%) SharePoint
4 21 (50.00%) Cisco
5 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
6 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
7 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
8 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
9 13 (30.95%) Windows
10 11 (26.19%) Migration
10 11 (26.19%) Windows 10
10 11 (26.19%) IronPort
11 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (19.05%) Android
12 8 (19.05%) iPhone
12 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (19.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (19.05%) Threat Management
12 8 (19.05%) NetBackup
12 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
12 8 (19.05%) MS Visio
12 8 (19.05%) Symantec
12 8 (19.05%) SAN
12 8 (19.05%) Veritas
13 7 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (16.67%) OneDrive
13 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
14 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
14 6 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (11.90%) Firewall

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 39 (92.86%) Skype for Business
2 30 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
1 8 (19.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Sage 200
1 1 (2.38%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 33 (78.57%) Office 365
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (16.67%) OneDrive
4 6 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
1 8 (19.05%) SAN
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) FTP
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Firebird
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Office 365 Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.90%) IT Technician
3 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Office 365 Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Office 365 Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Office 365 Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Migration Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) iPhone
2 7 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (9.52%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) CCTV
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows 10
3 8 (19.05%) Android
4 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Migration
2 8 (19.05%) Threat Management
3 4 (9.52%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (4.76%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Management
5 2 (4.76%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Service Management
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
2 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) NetBackup
1 8 (19.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.19%) IronPort
4 8 (19.05%) Symantec
4 8 (19.05%) Veritas
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Meraki
6 1 (2.38%) Sage
6 1 (2.38%) Spiceworks