Period
to 5 May 2021

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 5 May 2021 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 132 166
Rank change year-on-year -3 +34 +31
Contract jobs citing Skype 19 36 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 1.00% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.91% 10.50% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 52
10th Percentile £337 £184 £147
25th Percentile £370 £255 £219
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £431 £420 £400
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £520
90th Percentile £575 £582 £538
Central London median daily rate £415 £416 £400
% change year-on-year -0.30% +4.06% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £27.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year - +54.29% -12.50%
Central London median hourly rate - £27.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year - +49.17% +16.40%

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 275 343 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.21% 9.56% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 249 568
10th Percentile £338 £204 £200
25th Percentile £403 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 19
10th Percentile £11.98 £16.39 £17.76
25th Percentile £12.69 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £14.75 £31.75 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -53.54% +44.32% +15.79%
75th Percentile £17.19 £42.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £18.13 £52.83 £42.70
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £30.05 £21.50
% change year-on-year -47.59% +39.77% +14.97%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Skype in the City of London

Skype
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Skype in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Skype in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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 15 (78.95%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) Skype for Business
4 11 (57.89%) DNS
5 10 (52.63%) Firewall
5 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
5 10 (52.63%) Unified Communications
6 9 (47.37%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (47.37%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (47.37%) Sonus
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (47.37%) Collaborative Working
6 9 (47.37%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (47.37%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (47.37%) Tandem
6 9 (47.37%) Resource Management
6 9 (47.37%) Asset Management
6 9 (47.37%) Internet
6 9 (47.37%) LAN
6 9 (47.37%) WAN
6 9 (47.37%) Ethernet
7 6 (31.58%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 5 (26.32%) VMware
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
9 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure

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 12 (63.16%) Skype for Business
2 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Domino
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (10.53%) Azure
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Mimecast
3 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) DNS
2 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Unified Communications
3 9 (47.37%) Ethernet
3 9 (47.37%) Internet
3 9 (47.37%) LAN
3 9 (47.37%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) SMTP
5 1 (5.26%) Intranet
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Power BI
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) International Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Product Owner
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Domino Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Exchange Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Self-Motivation
1 9 (47.37%) Tandem
1 9 (47.37%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Asset Management
2 9 (47.37%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (47.37%) Collaborative Working
2 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (47.37%) Resource Management
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) B2B
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (5.26%) Data Ingestion
4 1 (5.26%) Document Management
4 1 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (5.26%) Fintech
4 1 (5.26%) Project Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.26%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
2 9 (47.37%) Sonus
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Lotus
5 2 (10.53%) Proofpoint
6 1 (5.26%) Altiris
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec