Period
to 9 December 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 9 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 193 212
Rank change year-on-year +26 +19 +37
Contract jobs citing Skype 95 62 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.34% 0.87% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 8.22% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 46 15
City of London median daily rate £400 £391 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -2.19% +37.93%
10th Percentile £148 £213 £305
90th Percentile £585 £538 £545
Central London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +36.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 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 768 754 922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.83% 10.55% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 585 711
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £157 £203 £294
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.30 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.42% -13.16% +7.10%

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 9 December 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 9 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
London Bridge -54 1 £255 -15.00%
Skype
Central London

For the 6 months to 9 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 City of London region with a requirement for Skype.

1 64 (67.37%) Skype for Business
1 64 (67.37%) Office 365
2 58 (61.05%) Windows
3 46 (48.42%) Microsoft
4 33 (34.74%) Cisco
4 33 (34.74%) Microsoft Office
5 32 (33.68%) ITIL
6 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
6 31 (32.63%) Finance
7 27 (28.42%) SCCM
8 25 (26.32%) Windows 10
9 23 (24.21%) Windows 7
10 22 (23.16%) Polycom
11 20 (21.05%) Apple
12 18 (18.95%) DNS
13 17 (17.89%) VPN
13 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
13 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
14 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (16.84%) SharePoint
15 15 (15.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (14.74%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (14.74%) WAN
16 14 (14.74%) Citrix
17 13 (13.68%) DHCP
17 13 (13.68%) Windows Server
18 12 (12.63%) Telepresence
18 12 (12.63%) Migration
18 12 (12.63%) VMware
18 12 (12.63%) Avaya

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 64 (67.37%) Skype for Business
2 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
3 16 (16.84%) SharePoint
4 12 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.16%) Apache
6 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.16%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.11%) IIS
7 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.05%) nginx
8 1 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (34.74%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.05%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 64 (67.37%) Office 365
2 16 (16.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.42%) OneDrive
4 6 (6.32%) Mimecast
5 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (4.21%) GoToWebinar
6 3 (3.16%) SaaS
7 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.05%) G Suite
8 1 (1.05%) IaaS
8 1 (1.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.95%) DNS
2 17 (17.89%) VPN
3 14 (14.74%) WAN
4 13 (13.68%) DHCP
5 12 (12.63%) Telepresence
5 12 (12.63%) Unified Communications
6 11 (11.58%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (10.53%) LAN
8 9 (9.47%) Firewall
9 8 (8.42%) SMTP
10 7 (7.37%) PuTTY
10 7 (7.37%) Wireshark
11 6 (6.32%) Wireless
11 6 (6.32%) WLAN
12 5 (5.26%) VoIP
13 4 (4.21%) HTTP
13 4 (4.21%) HTTPS
13 4 (4.21%) OSPF
14 3 (3.16%) MPLS
14 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) phpMyAdmin
2 1 (1.05%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Selenium
2 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.05%) Subversion
2 1 (1.05%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 31 (32.63%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Billing
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Legal
4 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) French Language
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Analyst
2 19 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 16 (16.84%) IT Engineer
3 16 (16.84%) IT Support
4 15 (15.79%) IT Support Engineer
5 13 (13.68%) Support Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) Architect
7 8 (8.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support
8 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Consultant
8 7 (7.37%) Service Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) Audio Visual Support
9 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.05%) .NET
3 1 (1.05%) Gearman
3 1 (1.05%) LAMP
3 1 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (9.47%) User Experience
3 7 (7.37%) Smartphone
4 6 (6.32%) iPad
5 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.21%) iPhone
7 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.11%) BYOD
7 2 (2.11%) Handset
7 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.05%) Clustering
8 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.05%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 58 (61.05%) Windows
2 25 (26.32%) Windows 10
3 23 (24.21%) Windows 7
4 13 (13.68%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.42%) Android
5 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.32%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.21%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.16%) Linux
10 2 (2.11%) Unix
11 1 (1.05%) CentOS
11 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.68%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Migration
3 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (5.26%) Line Management
5 4 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (4.21%) Decision-Making
5 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.21%) Test Automation
6 3 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.16%) API Testing
6 3 (3.16%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.16%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.16%) CRM
6 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.16%) Refactoring
6 3 (3.16%) SOA
6 3 (3.16%) Task Automation
6 3 (3.16%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.58%) SQL
3 7 (7.37%) VBA
4 4 (4.21%) C#
5 3 (3.16%) C
6 2 (2.11%) Perl
6 2 (2.11%) Python
7 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 4 (4.21%) MCP
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.16%) CCNP
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) CCNA
5 2 (2.11%) CISSP
5 2 (2.11%) MCSA
6 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.05%) MCSE
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
3 1 (1.05%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) BitLocker
4 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (28.42%) SCCM
2 7 (7.37%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.16%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) Ansible
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (48.42%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.74%) Cisco
3 22 (23.16%) Polycom
4 20 (21.05%) Apple
5 14 (14.74%) Citrix
6 12 (12.63%) Avaya
6 12 (12.63%) VMware
7 9 (9.47%) SolarWinds
8 8 (8.42%) Dell
8 8 (8.42%) ServiceNow
9 7 (7.37%) Charles River
9 7 (7.37%) HP
9 7 (7.37%) iManage
10 5 (5.26%) Symantec
11 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.21%) Clearswift
11 4 (4.21%) NetApp
12 3 (3.16%) F5
12 3 (3.16%) Lotus
12 3 (3.16%) Mitel