Period
to 19 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 177 160 188
Rank change year-on-year -17 +28 +29
Contract jobs citing Skype 49 100 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 1.43% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.79% 13.18% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 66 45
City of London median daily rate £428 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.13% -4.69% -11.11%
10th Percentile £171 £149 £233
90th Percentile £600 £581 £568
Central London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
Central London median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% +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 629 759 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.68% 10.83% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 591 573
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £160 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 13
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £11.86
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.50 £23.28
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £16.96
% change year-on-year +6.61% +10.63% -10.75%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019. 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 +31 1 £300 +17.65%
Skype
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 37 (75.51%) Office 365
2 35 (71.43%) Skype for Business
3 29 (59.18%) Windows
4 22 (44.90%) Finance
5 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
5 20 (40.82%) Windows 10
6 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
7 16 (32.65%) Azure
8 12 (24.49%) SCCM
8 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
8 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
9 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (18.37%) ITIL
10 9 (18.37%) Project Management
11 8 (16.33%) Cisco
11 8 (16.33%) VMware
11 8 (16.33%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (14.29%) Migration
12 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
12 7 (14.29%) Citrix
12 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
13 6 (12.24%) LAN
13 6 (12.24%) DHCP
13 6 (12.24%) VPN
13 6 (12.24%) Asset Management
13 6 (12.24%) Banking
13 6 (12.24%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012

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 35 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 37 (75.51%) Office 365
2 16 (32.65%) Azure
3 3 (6.12%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.08%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.04%) AWS
5 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.04%) IaaS
5 1 (2.04%) PaaS
5 1 (2.04%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) DHCP
1 6 (12.24%) LAN
1 6 (12.24%) VPN
2 5 (10.20%) DNS
2 5 (10.20%) SAN
2 5 (10.20%) Unified Communications
2 5 (10.20%) WAN
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.08%) GoToMeeting
4 2 (4.08%) Network Security
4 2 (4.08%) VLAN
4 2 (4.08%) WebEx
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.04%) DMVPN
5 1 (2.04%) IPsec
5 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.04%) Telepresence
5 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Power BI
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 22 (44.90%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Advertising
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Environmental Health
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Project Manager
2 7 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
3 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
3 3 (6.12%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.12%) Tester
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Software Analyst
4 2 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.04%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.20%) User Experience
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.04%) iPad
6 1 (2.04%) PMI
6 1 (2.04%) Tandem
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (59.18%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows 10
3 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
4 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.16%) Android
5 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) ITIL
1 9 (18.37%) Project Management
2 7 (14.29%) Migration
2 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.24%) Asset Management
3 6 (12.24%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (10.20%) Change Management
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (10.20%) Product Roadmap
5 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.12%) Test Planning
6 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.08%) Network Management
7 2 (4.08%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) PHP
3 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MCDST
4 2 (4.08%) MCSA
4 2 (4.08%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.04%) CCNA
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.04%) MCP
5 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) PMO
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (8.16%) vSphere
4 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.08%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) SCCM
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.12%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Cisco
2 8 (16.33%) VMware
3 7 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (10.20%) Apple
5 4 (8.16%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) Polycom
6 3 (6.12%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.12%) Brocade
6 3 (6.12%) Dell
6 3 (6.12%) NetApp
7 2 (4.08%) Juniper
7 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.04%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (2.04%) Darktrace
8 1 (2.04%) Meraki
8 1 (2.04%) Red Box
8 1 (2.04%) Splunk
8 1 (2.04%) Veeam
8 1 (2.04%) Zscaler