Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 22 February 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 201 216
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 +75
Contract jobs citing Skype 53 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.75% 0.49% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.11% 3.81% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 14
City of London median daily rate £325 £475 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +76.74% -2.27%
10th Percentile £128 £363 £187
90th Percentile £454 £594 £507
Central London median daily rate £395 £450 £269
% change year-on-year -12.22% +67.44% -16.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 - £19.50
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 - £15.25

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 City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 745 787 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.49% 12.81% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 611 511
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £232 £275 £225
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 19
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -20.83% +28.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.34 £15.45
90th Percentile £22.55 £55.00 £31.68
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £21.66
% change year-on-year -18.42% -12.27% +15.82%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the City of London

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in the City of London

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the City of London

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in the City of London

Skype
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
London Bridge - 1 £300 -
Skype
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Skype.

1 46 (86.79%) Skype for Business
2 28 (52.83%) Office 365
3 23 (43.40%) Windows
4 18 (33.96%) Finance
5 14 (26.42%) Unified Communications
6 13 (24.53%) Cisco
7 11 (20.75%) Windows 10
8 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
8 10 (18.87%) Avaya
8 10 (18.87%) VMware
8 10 (18.87%) Banking
9 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (15.09%) Citrix
10 8 (15.09%) SQL
10 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
11 7 (13.21%) Android
11 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
11 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
11 7 (13.21%) PaaS
11 7 (13.21%) NetScaler
11 7 (13.21%) IaaS
12 6 (11.32%) DevOps
12 6 (11.32%) OneDrive
12 6 (11.32%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
12 6 (11.32%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
12 6 (11.32%) CRM

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 46 (86.79%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (11.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (52.83%) Office 365
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.21%) IaaS
3 7 (13.21%) PaaS
4 6 (11.32%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (11.32%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) Unified Communications
2 7 (13.21%) NetScaler
3 5 (9.43%) VoIP
4 2 (3.77%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) H.323
4 2 (3.77%) ISDN
4 2 (3.77%) QSIG
4 2 (3.77%) Telepresence
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
5 1 (1.89%) DMVPN
5 1 (1.89%) Firewall
5 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) NAS
5 1 (1.89%) SAN
5 1 (1.89%) SMTP
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
5 1 (1.89%) WebEx
5 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (11.32%) Desktop Support
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (7.55%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (7.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (7.55%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) XMPP
2 1 (1.89%) VML
2 1 (1.89%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) iPhone
2 4 (7.55%) BYOD
2 4 (7.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.89%) Animation
3 1 (1.89%) CESG
3 1 (1.89%) Equities
3 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.89%) iPad
3 1 (1.89%) IVR
3 1 (1.89%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.89%) PKI
3 1 (1.89%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (43.40%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Windows 10
3 7 (13.21%) Android
4 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.89%) Linux
8 1 (1.89%) Unix
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
2 6 (11.32%) CRM
2 6 (11.32%) DevOps
2 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (9.43%) Project Management
4 4 (7.55%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
5 3 (5.66%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.66%) Release Management
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.89%) B2C
6 1 (1.89%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (1.89%) Document Management
6 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.89%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
1 8 (15.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) C
2 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.89%) CCIE
2 1 (1.89%) CCIE Collaboration
2 1 (1.89%) CCNA
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.89%) MCSA
2 1 (1.89%) MCT
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.32%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.89%) Firmware
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.89%) UAG
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (5.66%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.89%) Ionix
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Cisco
2 10 (18.87%) Avaya
2 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) Citrix
4 3 (5.66%) Apple
5 2 (3.77%) Dell
5 2 (3.77%) Ivanti
5 2 (3.77%) Mitel
5 2 (3.77%) Polycom
5 2 (3.77%) Red Box
5 2 (3.77%) Samsung
5 2 (3.77%) Symantec
6 1 (1.89%) Altiris
6 1 (1.89%) BMC
6 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Veeam