Period
to 30 May 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 30 May 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 156 199
Rank change year-on-year +36 +43 0
Contract jobs citing Skype 35 79 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 1.23% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.95% 10.96% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 36
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -20.00%
10th Percentile £213 £153 £119
90th Percentile £582 £538 £508
Central London median daily rate £416 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +4.06% -3.03% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
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 293 721 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.58% 11.22% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 539 690
Median daily rate £450 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +0.56%
10th Percentile £207 £210 £233
90th Percentile £653 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 26
Median hourly rate £36.50 £31.75 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.96% +75.41% -9.85%
10th Percentile £27.73 £15.94 £12.13
90th Percentile £53.35 £43.91 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.75 £26.75 £18.10
% change year-on-year +33.64% +47.79% -9.85%

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 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 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 21 (60.00%) Office 365
2 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
3 16 (45.71%) Skype for Business
4 14 (40.00%) Cisco
5 13 (37.14%) Windows
6 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
7 10 (28.57%) Finance
7 10 (28.57%) Product Management
8 8 (22.86%) Unified Communications
8 8 (22.86%) User Stories
9 7 (20.00%) Service Management
10 6 (17.14%) Analytics
10 6 (17.14%) Azure
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
11 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 5 (14.29%) Verint
11 5 (14.29%) Citrix
11 5 (14.29%) VoIP
12 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
12 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
12 4 (11.43%) OpenText
12 4 (11.43%) VMware
12 4 (11.43%) RightFax
12 4 (11.43%) NetScaler
12 4 (11.43%) WebEx
12 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (11.43%) Android
12 4 (11.43%) Telepresence
13 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
13 3 (8.57%) Power Platform

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 16 (45.71%) Skype for Business
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (60.00%) Office 365
2 6 (17.14%) Azure
3 3 (8.57%) Power Platform
4 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.71%) PaaS
4 2 (5.71%) PowerApps
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
5 1 (2.86%) AWS
5 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Unified Communications
2 5 (14.29%) VoIP
3 4 (11.43%) NetScaler
3 4 (11.43%) Telepresence
3 4 (11.43%) WebEx
4 3 (8.57%) DNS
4 3 (8.57%) VPN
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.86%) ISDN
6 1 (2.86%) LAN
6 1 (2.86%) NAS
6 1 (2.86%) SAN
6 1 (2.86%) SMTP
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (8.57%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.86%) Power BI
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) French Language
3 2 (5.71%) German Language
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Product Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Service Owner
3 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Product Owner
5 1 (2.86%) Voice Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) BYOD
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Android
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Product Management
2 8 (22.86%) User Stories
3 7 (20.00%) Service Management
4 6 (17.14%) Analytics
5 3 (8.57%) ITSM
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Performance Management
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 2 (5.71%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.71%) WFM
7 1 (2.86%) Architectural Design
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.86%) Personalization
7 1 (2.86%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) C
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) CCA
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) CCNP
2 1 (2.86%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (8.57%) XenApp
2 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.86%) UAG
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) Verint
4 4 (11.43%) OpenText
4 4 (11.43%) RightFax
4 4 (11.43%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Apple
6 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 2 (5.71%) Mitel
6 2 (5.71%) MobileIron
6 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.86%) Genesys
7 1 (2.86%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.86%) Polycom
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec