Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 18 January 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 147 176
Rank change year-on-year -3 +29 +18
Contract jobs citing Skype 50 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.03% 0.79% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.73% 5.85% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 19
Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.17% -14.29% -35.19%
10th Percentile £346 £174 £263
90th Percentile £525 £479 £394
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.50 - £10.20
England median hourly rate £15.37 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +3.03% -26.67%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 647 598 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.32% 13.54% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 376 434
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £166 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -12.54% +28.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.99 £11.81
90th Percentile £21.88 £39.48 £35.88
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Yorkshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in Yorkshire

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in Yorkshire

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in Yorkshire

Skype
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
West Yorkshire +15 44 £463 +50.41% 2
South Yorkshire -10 5 £425 +76.17% 1
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype.

1 47 (94.00%) Skype for Business
2 40 (80.00%) Office 365
3 38 (76.00%) SharePoint
4 26 (52.00%) Cisco
5 24 (48.00%) Security Cleared
6 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
7 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
8 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
9 14 (28.00%) IronPort
9 14 (28.00%) Windows
10 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Project
10 11 (22.00%) MS Visio
10 11 (22.00%) SAN
10 11 (22.00%) Veritas
10 11 (22.00%) Symantec
10 11 (22.00%) NetBackup
10 11 (22.00%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (22.00%) Threat Management
10 11 (22.00%) Windows 10
10 11 (22.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (20.00%) Migration
12 9 (18.00%) OneDrive
13 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
14 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
14 6 (12.00%) Android
14 6 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
14 6 (12.00%) Windows Server

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 47 (94.00%) Skype for Business
2 38 (76.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.00%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Project
1 11 (22.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Sage 200
1 1 (2.00%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 40 (80.00%) Office 365
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (18.00%) OneDrive
4 6 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Cisco IOS
1 11 (22.00%) SAN
2 5 (10.00%) Firewall
3 4 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.00%) VoIP
4 2 (4.00%) WLAN
5 1 (2.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) FTP
5 1 (2.00%) OpenScape
5 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Firebird
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Project Manager
3 8 (16.00%) IT Manager
4 5 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) IT Technician
6 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Voice Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
8 1 (2.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) iPhone
1 5 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.00%) CCTV
3 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.00%) Android
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Threat Management
2 10 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.00%) Service Management
7 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.00%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (4.00%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (4.00%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (4.00%) IT Strategy
7 2 (4.00%) Operations Management
7 2 (4.00%) Privileged Access Management
7 2 (4.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) MCP
3 1 (2.00%) MCSA
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) NetBackup
1 11 (22.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (28.00%) IronPort
4 11 (22.00%) Symantec
4 11 (22.00%) Veritas
5 3 (6.00%) Meraki
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.00%) Sage
7 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.00%) Siemens
7 1 (2.00%) Spiceworks