Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 160 196
Rank change year-on-year -1 +36 +15
Contract jobs citing Skype 35 93 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 1.36% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.47% 12.65% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 62 42
City of London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £180 £147 £213
90th Percentile £517 £575 £488
Central London median daily rate £425 £394 £395
% change year-on-year +7.94% -0.32% -9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +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 541 735 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.94% 10.76% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 564 584
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £163 £225
90th Percentile £664 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £427 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +0.47% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.85 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +14.24% -13.16%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.03 £25.50 £22.63
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.61% +19.11% -17.11%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020, 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 27 (77.14%) Office 365
2 18 (51.43%) Skype for Business
3 17 (48.57%) Windows
4 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
6 10 (28.57%) Azure
7 9 (25.71%) Finance
7 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
8 8 (22.86%) User Stories
8 8 (22.86%) Product Management
9 7 (20.00%) SCCM
9 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
11 5 (14.29%) VPN
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 5 (14.29%) Android
11 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
12 4 (11.43%) Polycom
12 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (11.43%) WebEx
12 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (11.43%) Power Platform
12 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
13 3 (8.57%) Migration
13 3 (8.57%) SAN
13 3 (8.57%) Project Management

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 18 (51.43%) Skype for Business
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (77.14%) Office 365
2 10 (28.57%) Azure
3 4 (11.43%) Power Platform
4 3 (8.57%) OneDrive
5 2 (5.71%) AWS
5 2 (5.71%) IaaS
5 2 (5.71%) PaaS
5 2 (5.71%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) VPN
2 4 (11.43%) WebEx
3 3 (8.57%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) MPLS
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.86%) IPsec
5 1 (2.86%) NAS
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Power BI
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2017
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Product Manager
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.86%) Audio Visual Technician
6 1 (2.86%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Collaboration Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) PMI
3 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Android
4 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Product Management
1 8 (22.86%) User Stories
2 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (8.57%) Product Roadmap
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Analytics
5 2 (5.71%) B2B
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.86%) High Availability
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.86%) Network Management
6 1 (2.86%) SIEM
6 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CCNP
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.86%) MCDST
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) UAG
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) Polycom
4 2 (5.71%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) Juniper
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (2.86%) BT
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee
5 1 (2.86%) Meraki
5 1 (2.86%) Mitel
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Red Box
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) Splunk
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec