Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 30 March 2020 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
London > Central London
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 186 196
Rank change year-on-year +35 +10 +21
Contract jobs citing Skype 50 104 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.93% 1.16% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.06% 10.54% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 77
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -12.22%
10th Percentile £210 £128 £135
90th Percentile £557 £563 £519
London median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.17% +3.43% -
London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.30% -6.23% +5.26%

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 Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 552 987 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.27% 10.99% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 728 834
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £205 £176 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £613
London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 21
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.32 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.04% +24.30% -13.95%
10th Percentile £18.70 £16.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.25 £36.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate £25.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.36% +25.00% -22.71%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in Central London

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Skype in Central London

Skype
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype in Central London over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Skype in Central London

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Skype in Central London

Skype
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the Central London region over the 6 months to 30 March 2020. 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
City of London +13 36 £420 +5.00% 12
City of Westminster +17 5 £358 -10.63%
Skype
London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 Central London region with a requirement for Skype.

1 33 (66.00%) Office 365
2 24 (48.00%) Skype for Business
3 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (42.00%) Windows
5 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (32.00%) Cisco
6 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
6 11 (22.00%) Finance
7 10 (20.00%) Service Management
7 10 (20.00%) Product Management
7 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 9 (18.00%) Azure
8 9 (18.00%) Unified Communications
8 9 (18.00%) User Stories
8 9 (18.00%) SCCM
9 8 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (14.00%) Windows 10
10 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
10 7 (14.00%) ITIL
10 7 (14.00%) VoIP
10 7 (14.00%) DNS
11 6 (12.00%) VPN
11 6 (12.00%) Citrix
11 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (12.00%) Migration
11 6 (12.00%) VMware
11 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (12.00%) Analytics
11 6 (12.00%) Android

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 24 (48.00%) Skype for Business
2 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.00%) IIS
6 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) InVision
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 33 (66.00%) Office 365
2 9 (18.00%) Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.00%) AWS
4 2 (4.00%) GCP
4 2 (4.00%) IaaS
4 2 (4.00%) Mimecast
4 2 (4.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.00%) PaaS
4 2 (4.00%) PowerApps
4 2 (4.00%) SaaS
5 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Unified Communications
2 7 (14.00%) DNS
2 7 (14.00%) VoIP
3 6 (12.00%) VPN
4 5 (10.00%) DHCP
4 5 (10.00%) LAN
4 5 (10.00%) SAN
4 5 (10.00%) WAN
5 4 (8.00%) MPLS
5 4 (8.00%) NetScaler
5 4 (8.00%) Telepresence
5 4 (8.00%) WebEx
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (6.00%) NAS
6 3 (6.00%) SMTP
7 2 (4.00%) Firewall
7 2 (4.00%) Intranet
7 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (6.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.00%) Power BI
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) French Language
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) German Language
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Product Manager
2 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Service Owner
4 3 (6.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (4.00%) Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (4.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (4.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) JSON
1 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.00%) BYOD
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.00%) Handset
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) PMI
3 1 (2.00%) SCORM
3 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (12.00%) Android
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Product Management
1 10 (20.00%) Service Management
2 9 (18.00%) User Stories
3 7 (14.00%) ITIL
3 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (12.00%) Analytics
4 6 (12.00%) Migration
5 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) ITSM
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.00%) Service Design
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Identification
8 2 (4.00%) B2B
8 2 (4.00%) Change Management
8 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) WFM
9 1 (2.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.00%) Ruby
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) CCA
2 1 (2.00%) CCNP
2 1 (2.00%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.00%) MCP
2 1 (2.00%) MCSE
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) XenApp
3 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) UAG
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.00%) OfficeScan
4 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.00%) Cisco
3 6 (12.00%) Citrix
3 6 (12.00%) VMware
4 5 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 5 (10.00%) Verint
5 4 (8.00%) Avaya
5 4 (8.00%) OpenText
5 4 (8.00%) RightFax
6 3 (6.00%) Polycom
7 2 (4.00%) Apple
7 2 (4.00%) Dell
7 2 (4.00%) HP
7 2 (4.00%) McAfee
7 2 (4.00%) Meraki
7 2 (4.00%) Mitel
7 2 (4.00%) Ubiquiti
8 1 (2.00%) Google
8 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
8 1 (2.00%) MobileIron