Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 November 2017 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 339 607
Rank change year-on-year +17 +268 +204
Contract jobs citing Skype 740 686 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.70% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.65% 4.55% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 417 181
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £195 £206 £238
90th Percentile £538 £550 £558
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 16
England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £29.25 £100.63
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -16.67% -4.00% +7.14%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13105 15064 14531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.40% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8033 9154 8522
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 765 946
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in England

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in England

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in England

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in England

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype in England

Skype
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
London -29 309 £375 -6.25% 49
South East +7 154 £400 +6.67% 9
North of England +61 104 £325 -1.52% 15
East of England +30 62 £450 +10.77% 7
South West +15 55 £425 +34.39% 8
North West +48 52 £350 -9.68% 4
Midlands +21 51 £325 -18.75% 18
West Midlands +23 35 £350 -12.50% 11
Yorkshire +29 32 £288 -17.86% 11
North East +30 22 £325 +1.56%
East Midlands +1 18 £235 -43.03% 7
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Skype.

1 563 (76.08%) Skype for Business
2 404 (54.59%) Office 365
3 335 (45.27%) Windows
4 320 (43.24%) Microsoft
5 292 (39.46%) Active Directory
6 205 (27.70%) SharePoint
7 179 (24.19%) Migration
8 166 (22.43%) MS Exchange
9 129 (17.43%) Windows 10
10 126 (17.03%) Cisco
11 124 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 112 (15.14%) Microsoft Office
13 110 (14.86%) Finance
14 109 (14.73%) Windows Server
15 108 (14.59%) SCCM
16 100 (13.51%) PowerShell
17 92 (12.43%) Citrix
18 91 (12.30%) VMware
19 89 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2010
20 88 (11.89%) Windows 7
21 84 (11.35%) ITIL
22 79 (10.68%) Unified Communications
23 78 (10.54%) Security Cleared
24 76 (10.27%) OneDrive
25 74 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
26 73 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
27 67 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
28 62 (8.38%) Banking
29 61 (8.24%) DNS
30 58 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 563 (76.08%) Skype for Business
2 205 (27.70%) SharePoint
3 166 (22.43%) MS Exchange
4 89 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 73 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 25 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.68%) Drupal
9 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.54%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.27%) IIS
12 2 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 112 (15.14%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 404 (54.59%) Office 365
2 124 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (10.27%) OneDrive
4 45 (6.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (4.46%) PaaS
6 27 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
7 26 (3.51%) IaaS
8 22 (2.97%) Yammer
9 20 (2.70%) SaaS
10 8 (1.08%) Slack
11 5 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.41%) GitHub
12 3 (0.41%) Trello
13 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.27%) Serverless
14 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.14%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 79 (10.68%) Unified Communications
2 61 (8.24%) DNS
3 51 (6.89%) Firewall
4 50 (6.76%) VoIP
5 47 (6.35%) DHCP
6 46 (6.22%) WAN
7 41 (5.54%) LAN
8 37 (5.00%) VPN
9 30 (4.05%) Wireless
10 23 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (2.84%) PBX
12 20 (2.70%) SAN
13 18 (2.43%) NetScaler
14 17 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (2.16%) TCP/IP
16 15 (2.03%) IP Telephony
17 14 (1.89%) Network Security
18 11 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (1.49%) IPsec
18 11 (1.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (1.62%) Blockchain
3 12 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.68%) MySQL
5 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.54%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.41%) Big Data
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.68%) JIRA
5 4 (0.54%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.54%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.41%) MSI
6 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.27%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.27%) Selenium
7 2 (0.27%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.14%) Appium
8 1 (0.14%) Gradle
8 1 (0.14%) gulp
8 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 110 (14.86%) Finance
2 62 (8.38%) Banking
3 36 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.11%) Legal
5 15 (2.03%) Law
5 15 (2.03%) Retail
6 11 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.95%) Advertising
7 7 (0.95%) Marketing
8 4 (0.54%) Electronics
9 3 (0.41%) French Language
9 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.41%) Local Government
10 2 (0.27%) Automotive
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) German Language
10 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 104 (14.05%) Consultant
2 99 (13.38%) Analyst
3 57 (7.70%) Project Manager
4 53 (7.16%) Architect
5 42 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (5.68%) Support Analyst
5 42 (5.68%) Support Engineer
6 37 (5.00%) Trainer
7 35 (4.73%) Developer
8 34 (4.59%) Office 365 Engineer
9 30 (4.05%) IT Trainer
10 27 (3.65%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 26 (3.51%) Office 365 Consultant
12 24 (3.24%) Azure Consultant
12 24 (3.24%) Desktop Support
13 23 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (2.97%) IT Support
15 20 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
15 20 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 20 (2.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.57%) .NET
2 13 (1.76%) HTML
2 13 (1.76%) XMPP
3 10 (1.35%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.22%) jQuery
4 9 (1.22%) XML
5 8 (1.08%) HTML5
6 7 (0.95%) CSS
6 7 (0.95%) React
6 7 (0.95%) Redux
7 6 (0.81%) Ajax
7 6 (0.81%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.81%) RESTful
8 4 (0.54%) CSS3
8 4 (0.54%) Jest
8 4 (0.54%) React Native
8 4 (0.54%) WebSockets
9 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.41%) Pandas
9 3 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.54%) Video Conferencing
3 23 (3.11%) Data Centre
3 23 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.84%) Blackberry
5 19 (2.57%) CESG
5 19 (2.57%) User Experience
6 13 (1.76%) PKI
7 12 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.35%) e-Learning
8 10 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.08%) iPhone
9 8 (1.08%) Replication
10 7 (0.95%) IVR
11 6 (0.81%) Clustering
11 6 (0.81%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.81%) Podcast
12 5 (0.68%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 335 (45.27%) Windows
2 129 (17.43%) Windows 10
3 109 (14.73%) Windows Server
4 88 (11.89%) Windows 7
5 74 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (4.59%) Linux
8 26 (3.51%) Android
9 24 (3.24%) Windows 8
10 20 (2.70%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.35%) SUSE
12 8 (1.08%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.14%) Debian
15 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.14%) Solaris
15 1 (0.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (24.19%) Migration
2 84 (11.35%) ITIL
3 45 (6.08%) Project Management
4 43 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (4.73%) Change Management
6 33 (4.46%) Service Management
7 31 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (3.51%) PRINCE2
9 21 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (2.84%) Disk Encryption
10 20 (2.70%) CRM
10 20 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
10 20 (2.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 19 (2.57%) ITSM
11 19 (2.57%) Presales
11 19 (2.57%) Problem Management
11 19 (2.57%) Service Delivery
12 18 (2.43%) Time Management
13 17 (2.30%) Analytics
13 17 (2.30%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 48 (6.49%) SQL
3 27 (3.65%) JavaScript
4 26 (3.51%) VBScript
5 16 (2.16%) C#
6 9 (1.22%) Python
7 7 (0.95%) PHP
8 6 (0.81%) Java
8 6 (0.81%) VB
9 4 (0.54%) C
9 4 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.27%) R
10 2 (0.27%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.14%) C++
11 1 (0.14%) ES6
11 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 58 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (7.03%) SC Cleared
4 47 (6.35%) MCSE
5 35 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (3.65%) DV Cleared
7 17 (2.30%) CCIE
8 16 (2.16%) CCNA
8 16 (2.16%) CCNP
9 14 (1.89%) MCSA
10 13 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.76%) MCP
11 11 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.22%) Degree
14 6 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.54%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.78%) PMO
2 4 (0.54%) SLA
3 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.27%) GDPR
4 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.27%) QA
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) GLP
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 292 (39.46%) Active Directory
2 67 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.49%) XenApp
4 41 (5.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 27 (3.65%) XenDesktop
6 26 (3.51%) Hyper-V
7 24 (3.24%) BitLocker
8 14 (1.89%) vSphere
9 12 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.35%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.08%) Brightmail
12 6 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.68%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.68%) Docker
13 5 (0.68%) NFS
13 5 (0.68%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.54%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
16 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 108 (14.59%) SCCM
2 30 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (3.92%) SCOM
4 23 (3.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 22 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 21 (2.84%) AirWatch
6 21 (2.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 17 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (1.35%) WSUS
10 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.68%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.54%) AppDNA
13 4 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.41%) Puppet
14 3 (0.41%) QRadar
14 3 (0.41%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 320 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 126 (17.03%) Cisco
3 92 (12.43%) Citrix
4 91 (12.30%) VMware
5 47 (6.35%) Symantec
6 38 (5.14%) HP
7 37 (5.00%) Avaya
8 29 (3.92%) Polycom
9 26 (3.51%) Altiris
10 25 (3.38%) AppSense
11 21 (2.84%) McAfee
12 20 (2.70%) LANDesk
13 19 (2.57%) Dell
13 19 (2.57%) NetApp
14 18 (2.43%) ServiceNow
15 17 (2.30%) MobileIron
16 16 (2.16%) Juniper
17 14 (1.89%) F5
18 13 (1.76%) IronPort
19 11 (1.49%) Apple