Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 172 102 180
Rank change year-on-year -70 +78 -15
Contract jobs citing Skype 8 16 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.89% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 6.93% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 39
10th Percentile £315 £302 £163
25th Percentile £378 £342 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £453 £425
Median % change year-on-year -11.60% +6.47% +11.48%
75th Percentile " £608 £538
90th Percentile £523 £705 £589
Central London median daily rate £400 £453 £434
% change year-on-year -11.60% +4.32% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £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 336 231 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.58% 12.83% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 183 489
10th Percentile £312 £238 £207
25th Percentile £413 £366 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +5.71%
75th Percentile £614 £556 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.70% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
10th Percentile £16.20 £22.65 £13.80
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.88 £16.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -25.62% +51.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £37.75 £44.13 £42.62
90th Percentile " £54.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.62% +44.05% +16.02%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Skype in the City of London

Skype
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Skype in the City of London

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Skype in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (50.00%) Financial Institution
4 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Avaya
5 3 (37.50%) Speakerbus
5 3 (37.50%) WebEx
5 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (25.00%) Social Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (25.00%) Proofpoint
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
7 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (12.50%) SMTP
7 1 (12.50%) Lotus

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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (12.50%) Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
2 1 (12.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
2 3 (37.50%) WebEx
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (12.50%) SMTP
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (25.00%) Social Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (12.50%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Avaya Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft 365 Architect
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Domino Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (12.50%) E-Discovery
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Quantitative Trading
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (12.50%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Avaya
3 3 (37.50%) Speakerbus
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Proofpoint
5 1 (12.50%) Apple
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
5 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) VMware