Period
to 27 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 207 206
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 +76
Contract jobs citing Skype 55 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% 4.43% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 22
City of London median daily rate £350 £438 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +45.83% -27.27%
10th Percentile £116 £248 £194
90th Percentile £508 £581 £512
Central London median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 - £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 873 677 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.61% 10.92% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 516 577
City of London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £245 £208 £257
90th Percentile £625 £625 £589
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £20.08 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.85% -16.34% +28.34%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.92 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.98 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £20.08 £21.34
% change year-on-year -9.85% -5.92% +13.21%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018, 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 45 (81.82%) Skype for Business
2 28 (50.91%) Windows
3 27 (49.09%) Office 365
4 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 18 (32.73%) Finance
6 17 (30.91%) Windows 10
7 12 (21.82%) Cisco
8 11 (20.00%) Banking
9 10 (18.18%) Android
9 10 (18.18%) Citrix
10 9 (16.36%) OneDrive
10 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
10 9 (16.36%) Avaya
10 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
11 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
11 8 (14.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 8 (14.55%) Unified Communications
11 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
12 7 (12.73%) VMware
13 6 (10.91%) VoIP
13 6 (10.91%) ITIL
13 6 (10.91%) SCCM
13 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
13 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
14 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
14 5 (9.09%) iPhone

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 45 (81.82%) Skype for Business
2 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.45%) CMS
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.82%) Confluence
7 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (49.09%) Office 365
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (16.36%) OneDrive
3 3 (5.45%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.64%) IaaS
4 2 (3.64%) PaaS
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.82%) GoToWebinar
5 1 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) Unified Communications
2 6 (10.91%) VoIP
3 4 (7.27%) WAN
4 3 (5.45%) DNS
4 3 (5.45%) Firewall
4 3 (5.45%) PBX
4 3 (5.45%) PSTN
4 3 (5.45%) VPN
5 2 (3.64%) DHCP
5 2 (3.64%) FTP
5 2 (3.64%) MPLS
5 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.64%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) DSL
6 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.82%) GoToMeeting
6 1 (1.82%) ISDN
6 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.82%) Telepresence
6 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Power BI
2 2 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (3.64%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Analyst
2 7 (12.73%) Trainer
3 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
4 4 (7.27%) Office 365 Trainer
5 3 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Avaya Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.82%) CSS
1 1 (1.82%) HTML
1 1 (1.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) iPhone
2 4 (7.27%) BYOD
3 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.45%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.82%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.82%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.91%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows 10
3 10 (18.18%) Android
4 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.82%) Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) ITIL
2 4 (7.27%) DevOps
2 4 (7.27%) Project Management
2 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (5.45%) Change Management
3 3 (5.45%) CRM
3 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.45%) Migration
3 3 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.45%) Statistics
4 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.82%) ITSM
5 1 (1.82%) MVC
5 1 (1.82%) Scrum
5 1 (1.82%) Service Management
5 1 (1.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) C#
3 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) CCNA
1 2 (3.64%) CCNP
1 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.82%) MCSA
2 1 (1.82%) MCT
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PMO
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Cisco
3 10 (18.18%) Citrix
4 9 (16.36%) Avaya
5 7 (12.73%) VMware
6 5 (9.09%) Apple
7 4 (7.27%) Sonus
8 3 (5.45%) Dell
8 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.64%) Mitel
9 2 (3.64%) Samsung
9 2 (3.64%) Veeam
10 1 (1.82%) BMC
10 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.82%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (1.82%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.82%) Meraki
10 1 (1.82%) Polycom
10 1 (1.82%) Remedy
10 1 (1.82%) Symantec