Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 202 205
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3 +74
Contract jobs citing Skype 75 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 0.64% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.65% 5.93% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 26
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -4.23% +36.54%
10th Percentile £156 £233 £238
90th Percentile £553 £568 £538
Central London median daily rate £408 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -4.12% +1.19% +19.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 - -
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 - £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 867 708 939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.31% 10.71% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 532 730
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £205 £185 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £441
% change year-on-year - +2.16% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +11.34% +3.60%
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.00 £26.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% +1.60%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 51 (68.00%) Skype for Business
2 39 (52.00%) Office 365
3 36 (48.00%) Windows
4 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 29 (38.67%) Finance
6 21 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 19 (25.33%) Cisco
7 19 (25.33%) Windows 10
8 15 (20.00%) ITIL
8 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (20.00%) SCCM
9 13 (17.33%) MS Exchange
9 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
11 11 (14.67%) WAN
11 11 (14.67%) Citrix
12 9 (12.00%) Migration
12 9 (12.00%) Unified Communications
12 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
12 9 (12.00%) Banking
13 8 (10.67%) OneDrive
13 8 (10.67%) Windows Server
13 8 (10.67%) Android
13 8 (10.67%) Firewall
13 8 (10.67%) VPN
13 8 (10.67%) Apple
13 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Excel
14 7 (9.33%) Avaya
14 7 (9.33%) DNS

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 51 (68.00%) Skype for Business
2 13 (17.33%) MS Exchange
3 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.00%) CMS
7 2 (2.67%) IIS
8 1 (1.33%) Apache
8 1 (1.33%) Confluence
8 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.33%) nginx
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.33%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (52.00%) Office 365
2 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.67%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.33%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.67%) GoToWebinar
5 2 (2.67%) SaaS
5 2 (2.67%) Yammer
6 1 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.33%) G Suite
6 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) WAN
2 9 (12.00%) Unified Communications
3 8 (10.67%) Firewall
3 8 (10.67%) VPN
4 7 (9.33%) DNS
5 6 (8.00%) LAN
6 5 (6.67%) DHCP
6 5 (6.67%) VoIP
7 4 (5.33%) PBX
8 3 (4.00%) FTP
8 3 (4.00%) MPLS
8 3 (4.00%) PSTN
8 3 (4.00%) SSH
8 3 (4.00%) Telepresence
9 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.67%) GoToMeeting
9 2 (2.67%) SAN
9 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Power BI
2 2 (2.67%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.33%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (2.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.33%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 29 (38.67%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Legal
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) French Language
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Analyst
2 9 (12.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Trainer
4 6 (8.00%) Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Architect
5 5 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) IT Support
5 5 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.33%) Floorwalker
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.33%) Gearman
2 1 (1.33%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) LAMP
2 1 (1.33%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.00%) e-Learning
2 3 (4.00%) User Experience
3 2 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.67%) Handset
3 2 (2.67%) iPad
3 2 (2.67%) iPhone
3 2 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.33%) BYOD
4 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.33%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.00%) Windows
2 19 (25.33%) Windows 10
3 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.67%) Android
4 8 (10.67%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.33%) Linux
6 4 (5.33%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.33%) CentOS
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (12.00%) Migration
3 6 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (6.67%) Project Management
4 5 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (5.33%) API Testing
5 4 (5.33%) CRM
5 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.00%) Change Management
6 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.00%) ITSM
6 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.00%) Statistics
7 2 (2.67%) Change Control
7 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.33%) C
4 1 (1.33%) PHP
4 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.67%) CCNA
4 2 (2.67%) CCNP
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.67%) MCSA
5 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.33%) MCP
5 1 (1.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) PMO
3 3 (4.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.33%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (20.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.67%) SCOM
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.33%) Ansible
6 1 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.33%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.33%) Cisco
3 11 (14.67%) Citrix
4 8 (10.67%) Apple
5 7 (9.33%) Avaya
5 7 (9.33%) VMware
6 4 (5.33%) NetApp
6 4 (5.33%) Polycom
6 4 (5.33%) ServiceNow
6 4 (5.33%) Sonus
7 3 (4.00%) Dell
7 3 (4.00%) Remedy
8 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.67%) HP
8 2 (2.67%) Mitel
8 2 (2.67%) Progress
9 1 (1.33%) Brocade
9 1 (1.33%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.33%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.33%) SonicWALL