Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 202 241
Rank change year-on-year +11 +39 +58
Contract jobs citing Skype 62 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 0.51% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 3.57% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 16
City of London median daily rate £391 £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.19% +37.93% +5.45%
10th Percentile £213 £305 £197
90th Percentile £538 £545 £594
Central London median daily rate £395 £400 £293
% change year-on-year -1.25% +36.75% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £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 763 924 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.62% 14.18% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 709 764
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £207 £300 £251
90th Percentile £626 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 26
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +7.10% -7.84%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.50 £13.14
90th Percentile £23.08 £55.00 £27.25
Central London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -15.79% +7.10% -6.63%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Skype.

1 54 (87.10%) Skype for Business
2 31 (50.00%) Office 365
3 24 (38.71%) Finance
4 22 (35.48%) Windows
5 21 (33.87%) Cisco
6 19 (30.65%) Unified Communications
7 18 (29.03%) Banking
8 13 (20.97%) Avaya
9 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
9 12 (19.35%) Telecoms
10 10 (16.13%) Migration
10 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (14.52%) Windows 10
11 9 (14.52%) VMware
12 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
12 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
13 7 (11.29%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (11.29%) NetScaler
13 7 (11.29%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (11.29%) Citrix
13 7 (11.29%) VoIP
13 7 (11.29%) CRM
13 7 (11.29%) XMPP
14 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
14 6 (9.68%) SQL
14 6 (9.68%) XenApp
15 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
15 5 (8.06%) Cisco UCCE

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 54 (87.10%) Skype for Business
2 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (50.00%) Office 365
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.06%) IaaS
3 5 (8.06%) PaaS
4 4 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (6.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.65%) Unified Communications
2 7 (11.29%) NetScaler
2 7 (11.29%) VoIP
3 5 (8.06%) WebEx
4 4 (6.45%) H.323
4 4 (6.45%) ISDN
4 4 (6.45%) QSIG
4 4 (6.45%) Telepresence
5 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.84%) Wireless
6 2 (3.23%) 4G
6 2 (3.23%) Broadband
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.23%) DNS
7 1 (1.61%) DHCP
7 1 (1.61%) DMVPN
7 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.61%) NAS
7 1 (1.61%) VLAN
7 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (38.71%) Finance
2 18 (29.03%) Banking
3 12 (19.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Voice Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Lync Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Avaya Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.84%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) XMPP
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.61%) CSS
2 1 (1.61%) LINQ
2 1 (1.61%) OAuth
2 1 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.61%) VML
2 1 (1.61%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.23%) iPhone
2 2 (3.23%) IVR
2 2 (3.23%) PMI
3 1 (1.61%) Animation
3 1 (1.61%) BYOD
3 1 (1.61%) CESG
3 1 (1.61%) Equities
3 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.61%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.61%) PKI
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Android
4 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.61%) Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Unix
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Migration
2 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (11.29%) CRM
4 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.06%) Project Management
5 4 (6.45%) Change Management
5 4 (6.45%) DevOps
5 4 (6.45%) ITIL
6 3 (4.84%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.84%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.84%) Change Control
6 3 (4.84%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.84%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.84%) Release Management
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.23%) People Management
7 2 (3.23%) Presales
7 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.68%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) C#
3 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.23%) Degree
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.61%) CCIE
4 1 (1.61%) CCIE Collaboration
4 1 (1.61%) CCNA
4 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.61%) MCSA
4 1 (1.61%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) PMO
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.68%) XenApp
4 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.84%) vSphere
5 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.23%) XenServer
6 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.61%) Firmware
6 1 (1.61%) UAG
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (6.45%) SCCM
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.61%) Ionix
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.61%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Cisco
2 13 (20.97%) Avaya
3 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 9 (14.52%) VMware
5 7 (11.29%) Citrix
6 4 (6.45%) AppSense
6 4 (6.45%) Red Box
7 2 (3.23%) BT
7 2 (3.23%) Dell
7 2 (3.23%) Polycom
7 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.23%) Speakerbus
7 2 (3.23%) Symantec
8 1 (1.61%) Altiris
8 1 (1.61%) BMC
8 1 (1.61%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.61%) IBM
8 1 (1.61%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.61%) Mitel
8 1 (1.61%) Samsung