Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 189 198
Rank change year-on-year +35 +9 +13
Contract jobs citing Skype 85 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 0.95% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.72% 7.51% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 42 34
City of London median daily rate £419 £356 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.63% -20.89% -
10th Percentile £162 £129 £228
90th Percentile £582 £518 £588
Central London median daily rate £440 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +10.00% -8.57% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
City of London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.75% - -
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.50% - -

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 725 892 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.90% 12.60% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 699 516
City of London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.21%
10th Percentile £209 £212 £181
90th Percentile £663 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 22
City of London median hourly rate £33.75 £18.70 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.48% -6.86% +2.96%
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.35 £13.32
90th Percentile £44.80 £33.00 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £33.75 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year +79.05% -0.79% -5.00%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Moorgate - 2 - -
London Bridge -29 1 £300 +17.65%
Skype
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 72 (84.71%) Skype for Business
2 62 (72.94%) Office 365
3 50 (58.82%) Windows
4 43 (50.59%) Active Directory
5 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
6 34 (40.00%) Finance
7 27 (31.76%) Microsoft Office
7 27 (31.76%) SharePoint
7 27 (31.76%) Windows 10
8 26 (30.59%) DNS
9 23 (27.06%) VMware
9 23 (27.06%) PowerShell
9 23 (27.06%) Windows Server
10 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (23.53%) DHCP
11 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
11 18 (21.18%) Citrix
12 17 (20.00%) Cisco
12 17 (20.00%) ITIL
12 17 (20.00%) SCCM
13 16 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (16.47%) Migration
15 13 (15.29%) Windows 7
16 12 (14.12%) Project Management
17 11 (12.94%) Banking
17 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
18 10 (11.76%) OneDrive
18 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 9 (10.59%) VMware ESXi

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 72 (84.71%) Skype for Business
2 27 (31.76%) SharePoint
3 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
4 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (31.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.18%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 62 (72.94%) Office 365
2 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.76%) OneDrive
4 6 (7.06%) Mimecast
5 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.71%) Slack
7 2 (2.35%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.35%) Yammer
8 1 (1.18%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (1.18%) IaaS
8 1 (1.18%) PaaS
8 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.59%) DNS
2 20 (23.53%) DHCP
3 8 (9.41%) Unified Communications
3 8 (9.41%) VPN
4 7 (8.24%) LAN
4 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.06%) WAN
6 5 (5.88%) SAN
6 5 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (4.71%) Firewall
7 4 (4.71%) Intranet
7 4 (4.71%) Wireless
8 3 (3.53%) Telepresence
8 3 (3.53%) VLAN
8 3 (3.53%) VoIP
9 2 (2.35%) DKIM
9 2 (2.35%) DMARC
9 2 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.35%) GoToMeeting
9 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Hudson
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (40.00%) Finance
2 11 (12.94%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Advertising
4 2 (2.35%) Publishing
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Billing
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (8.24%) Analyst
2 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Office 365 Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
3 6 (7.06%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Product Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Programme Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.53%) Architect
6 3 (3.53%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) LDAP
3 1 (1.18%) REST
3 1 (1.18%) SOAP
3 1 (1.18%) VML
3 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (7.06%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (7.06%) Smartphone
2 6 (7.06%) User Experience
3 5 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.53%) iPad
5 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) PKI
6 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.35%) iPhone
6 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.18%) Blog
7 1 (1.18%) BYOD
7 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.18%) Handset
7 1 (1.18%) Social Media
7 1 (1.18%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.82%) Windows
2 27 (31.76%) Windows 10
3 23 (27.06%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.29%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.06%) Linux
7 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.71%) Android
8 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.53%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) ITIL
2 14 (16.47%) Migration
3 12 (14.12%) Project Management
4 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
6 8 (9.41%) Service Management
7 5 (5.88%) Change Management
7 5 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery Management
8 4 (4.71%) Product Roadmap
8 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.53%) Application Packaging
9 3 (3.53%) Data Management
9 3 (3.53%) ITSM
9 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineering
10 2 (2.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 2 (2.35%) Runbook
10 2 (2.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.06%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.53%) SQL
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) C#
3 1 (1.18%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.18%) Perl
3 1 (1.18%) PHP
3 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) Degree
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (3.53%) MCP
3 2 (2.35%) CCNA
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.35%) MCSA
3 2 (2.35%) MCSE
3 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.18%) CCIE
4 1 (1.18%) CCIE Collaboration
4 1 (1.18%) CCNP
4 1 (1.18%) MCDST
4 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.18%) PMP
4 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) PMO
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (50.59%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.24%) XenApp
5 6 (7.06%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (7.06%) vSphere
5 6 (7.06%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.53%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
2 23 (27.06%) VMware
3 18 (21.18%) Citrix
4 17 (20.00%) Cisco
5 9 (10.59%) Dell
6 6 (7.06%) Bloomberg
6 6 (7.06%) HP
6 6 (7.06%) Reuters
6 6 (7.06%) Symantec
7 5 (5.88%) Apple
7 5 (5.88%) Polycom
8 4 (4.71%) Mitel
9 3 (3.53%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.53%) Avaya
9 3 (3.53%) Brocade
9 3 (3.53%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.53%) NetApp
10 2 (2.35%) arcserve
10 2 (2.35%) Remedy
10 2 (2.35%) Sophos