Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 193 201
Rank change year-on-year +28 +8 +64
Contract jobs citing Skype 90 50 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.38% 7.00% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 21
City of London median daily rate £400 £418 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% -7.22% +55.17%
10th Percentile £191 £248 £290
90th Percentile £579 £562 £538
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £15.75 - -
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 - £21.00

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 791 714 963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.30% 10.40% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 558 741
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £164 £213 £286
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £435 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 12
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.91 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.18 £24.33
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year +6.47% -9.21% +4.14%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 £255 -
Skype
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 63 (70.00%) Skype for Business
2 58 (64.44%) Office 365
3 49 (54.44%) Windows
4 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 36 (40.00%) Finance
6 31 (34.44%) ITIL
7 27 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
7 27 (30.00%) Cisco
7 27 (30.00%) Windows 10
8 24 (26.67%) SCCM
9 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
10 19 (21.11%) Windows 7
11 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (18.89%) Polycom
12 17 (18.89%) SharePoint
13 15 (16.67%) Apple
14 14 (15.56%) VPN
14 14 (15.56%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (13.33%) PowerShell
15 12 (13.33%) Degree
15 12 (13.33%) Telepresence
15 12 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (12.22%) Migration
16 11 (12.22%) DNS
16 11 (12.22%) WAN
16 11 (12.22%) Citrix
16 11 (12.22%) MS Exchange
16 11 (12.22%) VMware
17 10 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (11.11%) DHCP

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 63 (70.00%) Skype for Business
2 17 (18.89%) SharePoint
3 11 (12.22%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.33%) IIS
6 2 (2.22%) Apache
7 1 (1.11%) Confluence
7 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.11%) nginx
7 1 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.11%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.11%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (64.44%) Office 365
2 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.89%) OneDrive
4 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.33%) Mimecast
5 3 (3.33%) SaaS
6 2 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.11%) G Suite
7 1 (1.11%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (1.11%) IaaS
7 1 (1.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.56%) VPN
2 12 (13.33%) Telepresence
3 11 (12.22%) DNS
3 11 (12.22%) WAN
4 10 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (11.11%) DHCP
4 10 (11.11%) Firewall
5 9 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 7 (7.78%) LAN
6 7 (7.78%) SMTP
7 4 (4.44%) FTP
7 4 (4.44%) MPLS
7 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.44%) VoIP
7 4 (4.44%) Wireless
8 3 (3.33%) HTTP
8 3 (3.33%) HTTPS
8 3 (3.33%) IMAP
8 3 (3.33%) OSPF
8 3 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.22%) Power BI
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.11%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 36 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Billing
5 2 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) French Language
6 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.22%) IT Engineer
3 11 (12.22%) IT Support
4 10 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Architect
6 8 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.78%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Consultant
7 7 (7.78%) Desktop Support
7 7 (7.78%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Audio Visual Support
8 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) .NET
1 2 (2.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.11%) CSS
2 1 (1.11%) Gearman
2 1 (1.11%) HTML
2 1 (1.11%) LAMP
2 1 (1.11%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.11%) Sass
2 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.11%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (10.00%) User Experience
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.33%) iPad
5 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.22%) BYOD
5 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.22%) Handset
5 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.11%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.11%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.11%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (54.44%) Windows
2 27 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 19 (21.11%) Windows 7
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.56%) Android
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.44%) Linux
8 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.11%) CentOS
10 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.11%) Unix
10 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.44%) ITIL
2 11 (12.22%) Migration
3 9 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (5.56%) API Testing
5 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.44%) CRM
6 4 (4.44%) Decision-Making
6 4 (4.44%) Line Management
6 4 (4.44%) Project Management
6 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.33%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.33%) ITSM
7 3 (3.33%) Refactoring
7 3 (3.33%) SOA
7 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.67%) C#
2 6 (6.67%) SQL
3 4 (4.44%) C
4 3 (3.33%) VBA
5 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) Perl
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
5 1 (1.11%) Python
5 1 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Degree
1 12 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) CCNA
3 3 (3.33%) CCNP
3 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) CISSP
4 2 (2.22%) MCP
4 2 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.11%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) GDPR
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) MiFID
3 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.33%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.22%) vSphere
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.11%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (26.67%) SCCM
2 5 (5.56%) SCOM
3 3 (3.33%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.11%) Ansible
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.11%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.11%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (30.00%) Cisco
3 17 (18.89%) Polycom
4 15 (16.67%) Apple
5 11 (12.22%) Citrix
5 11 (12.22%) VMware
6 6 (6.67%) Dell
6 6 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 6 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.56%) HP
7 5 (5.56%) NetApp
8 4 (4.44%) Avaya
9 3 (3.33%) Charles River
9 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.33%) iManage
9 3 (3.33%) Lotus
9 3 (3.33%) Remedy
10 2 (2.22%) Adobe
10 2 (2.22%) Aruba
10 2 (2.22%) Meraki