Period
to 15 February 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 15 February 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 207 206
Rank change year-on-year +40 -1 +15
Contract jobs citing Skype 88 52 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 0.73% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.67% 6.98% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 20
City of London median daily rate £400 £325 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -29.73% +68.18%
10th Percentile £146 £127 £358
90th Percentile £543 £461 £597
Central London median daily rate £394 £386 £450
% change year-on-year +1.94% -14.17% +63.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% - -
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 754 745 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.05% 10.43% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 585 624
City of London median daily rate £435 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £233 £283
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
Central London median daily rate £435 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -13.16% -19.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £13.38
90th Percentile £30.50 £22.38 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.63% -17.11% -10.97%

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 15 February 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

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 66 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 60 (68.18%) Office 365
3 56 (63.64%) Windows
4 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
5 35 (39.77%) Active Directory
6 32 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
7 31 (35.23%) Cisco
8 27 (30.68%) ITIL
8 27 (30.68%) Finance
9 25 (28.41%) PowerShell
10 23 (26.14%) DNS
11 22 (25.00%) SharePoint
11 22 (25.00%) Polycom
12 21 (23.86%) MS Exchange
12 21 (23.86%) Windows 10
13 20 (22.73%) SCCM
13 20 (22.73%) Windows 7
14 18 (20.45%) VMware
15 16 (18.18%) Apple
15 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (17.05%) Telepresence
17 14 (15.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (15.91%) DHCP
18 13 (14.77%) VPN
18 13 (14.77%) SMTP
18 13 (14.77%) Unified Communications
18 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
19 12 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
19 12 (13.64%) Citrix

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 66 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 22 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 21 (23.86%) MS Exchange
4 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.41%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.27%) Apache
7 2 (2.27%) IIS
7 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.14%) CMS
8 1 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.14%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 60 (68.18%) Office 365
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.36%) Mimecast
4 8 (9.09%) OneDrive
5 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (3.41%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.14%) SaaS
8 1 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.14%) DNS
2 15 (17.05%) Telepresence
3 14 (15.91%) DHCP
4 13 (14.77%) SMTP
4 13 (14.77%) Unified Communications
4 13 (14.77%) VPN
5 10 (11.36%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (9.09%) WAN
7 7 (7.95%) PuTTY
7 7 (7.95%) Wireshark
8 6 (6.82%) IMAP
8 6 (6.82%) LAN
8 6 (6.82%) Wireless
9 5 (5.68%) VoIP
9 5 (5.68%) WLAN
10 4 (4.55%) Firewall
10 4 (4.55%) HTTP
10 4 (4.55%) HTTPS
10 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.55%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) JIRA
1 1 (1.14%) Selenium
General
1 27 (30.68%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
2 7 (7.95%) Billing
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Law
4 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Analyst
2 17 (19.32%) Support Engineer
3 16 (18.18%) IT Support
4 14 (15.91%) IT Engineer
4 14 (15.91%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Service Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.95%) Desktop Support
8 6 (6.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.82%) Architect
8 6 (6.82%) Audio Visual Support
8 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.27%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.27%) LDAP
3 1 (1.14%) Velocity
3 1 (1.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (10.23%) User Experience
3 6 (6.82%) Smartphone
4 5 (5.68%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.68%) iPad
5 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.41%) iPhone
6 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.27%) BYOD
6 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.27%) PKI
7 1 (1.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 56 (63.64%) Windows
2 21 (23.86%) Windows 10
3 20 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.82%) Android
6 6 (6.82%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.41%) Linux
8 3 (3.41%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.27%) Unix
10 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.68%) ITIL
2 9 (10.23%) Migration
3 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (6.82%) Task Automation
5 5 (5.68%) Line Management
5 5 (5.68%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.55%) Project Management
7 3 (3.41%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.41%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.41%) Refactoring
7 3 (3.41%) SOA
7 3 (3.41%) Ticket Management
8 2 (2.27%) Email Filtering
8 2 (2.27%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.41%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.23%) SQL
3 7 (7.95%) VBA
4 3 (3.41%) C
5 2 (2.27%) Perl
5 2 (2.27%) Python
6 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (15.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 11 (12.50%) Degree
3 5 (5.68%) CCNP
3 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.55%) CCNA
5 3 (3.41%) MCP
6 2 (2.27%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (2.27%) CISSP
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.14%) MCSA
7 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.14%) PMP
7 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
2 1 (1.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 35 (39.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.09%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.14%) vSphere
5 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (22.73%) SCCM
2 8 (9.09%) AirWatch
3 7 (7.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 31 (35.23%) Cisco
3 22 (25.00%) Polycom
4 18 (20.45%) VMware
5 16 (18.18%) Apple
6 12 (13.64%) Citrix
7 11 (12.50%) Avaya
8 10 (11.36%) Dell
9 9 (10.23%) SolarWinds
9 9 (10.23%) Symantec
10 8 (9.09%) iManage
11 7 (7.95%) Charles River
11 7 (7.95%) HP
11 7 (7.95%) ServiceNow
12 4 (4.55%) CheckPoint
12 4 (4.55%) Clearswift
13 3 (3.41%) F5
13 3 (3.41%) Lotus
13 3 (3.41%) MobileIron
14 2 (2.27%) Meraki