Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 341 562
Rank change year-on-year +22 +221 +234
Contract jobs citing Skype 719 606 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.68% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.83% 4.63% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 405 194
England median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £238
90th Percentile £539 £598 £571
UK median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 17
England median hourly rate £21.50 £16.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.98% -27.60% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.38 £11.63 £17.50
90th Percentile £48.40 £29.13 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £20.98 £16.29 £24.15
% change year-on-year +28.76% -32.55% +23.85%

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 12,335 13,083 13,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 14.70% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,687 8,012 8,184
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 692 763
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.21
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 -7 330 £350 -20.00% 70
South East -17 135 £369 +9.26% 27
North of England +13 79 £361 +12.73% 24
South West +51 73 £413 -8.33% 11
East of England +36 56 £421 +75.52% 18
Midlands -5 42 £350 -9.68% 22
North West +19 34 £375 +15.38% 10
West Midlands -10 29 £413 +1.23% 12
Yorkshire -3 27 £300 -14.29% 10
North East +19 19 £362 +20.50% 4
East Midlands -1 13 £310 -11.43% 10
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 England region with a requirement for Skype.

1 527 (73.30%) Skype for Business
2 385 (53.55%) Office 365
3 326 (45.34%) Windows
4 308 (42.84%) Microsoft
5 268 (37.27%) Active Directory
6 181 (25.17%) SharePoint
7 145 (20.17%) MS Exchange
7 145 (20.17%) Migration
8 142 (19.75%) Windows 10
9 132 (18.36%) Microsoft Office
10 123 (17.11%) Cisco
11 120 (16.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 104 (14.46%) Finance
13 102 (14.19%) SCCM
14 100 (13.91%) Windows Server
15 96 (13.35%) Citrix
16 95 (13.21%) VMware
17 91 (12.66%) PowerShell
18 87 (12.10%) OneDrive
19 80 (11.13%) ITIL
20 78 (10.85%) Windows 7
21 76 (10.57%) Security Cleared
22 69 (9.60%) Unified Communications
23 64 (8.90%) DNS
24 63 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
25 60 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
25 60 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2010
26 59 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
27 57 (7.93%) Project Management
27 57 (7.93%) SC Cleared

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
1 527 (73.30%) Skype for Business
2 181 (25.17%) SharePoint
3 145 (20.17%) MS Exchange
4 60 (8.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.25%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.56%) Drupal
10 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.28%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.28%) IIS
12 1 (0.14%) Confluence
12 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 132 (18.36%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) HipChat
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.56%) Eikon
3 4 (0.56%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 385 (53.55%) Office 365
2 120 (16.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (12.10%) OneDrive
4 35 (4.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (3.62%) PaaS
6 24 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (3.20%) IaaS
8 18 (2.50%) SaaS
8 18 (2.50%) Yammer
9 7 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.42%) Slack
11 2 (0.28%) Serverless
12 1 (0.14%) GitHub
12 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.60%) Unified Communications
2 64 (8.90%) DNS
3 53 (7.37%) DHCP
3 53 (7.37%) WAN
4 50 (6.95%) Firewall
5 45 (6.26%) VPN
6 44 (6.12%) LAN
7 38 (5.29%) VoIP
8 32 (4.45%) SAN
9 26 (3.62%) Wireless
10 17 (2.36%) TCP/IP
11 16 (2.23%) PBX
11 16 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (1.95%) IP Telephony
12 14 (1.95%) NetScaler
12 14 (1.95%) PSTN
13 12 (1.67%) IPsec
13 12 (1.67%) OSPF
13 12 (1.67%) SNMP
13 12 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (1.67%) Blockchain
3 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.70%) MySQL
4 5 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.56%) Star Schema
6 3 (0.42%) Power BI
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.28%) Big Data
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.28%) SQLite
8 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.67%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.39%) JIRA
4 8 (1.11%) Selenium
5 4 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.28%) MSI
7 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 104 (14.46%) Finance
2 49 (6.82%) Banking
3 24 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.06%) Retail
5 16 (2.23%) Legal
6 14 (1.95%) German Language
7 13 (1.81%) Law
7 13 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.39%) French Language
9 7 (0.97%) Advertising
9 7 (0.97%) Marketing
10 5 (0.70%) Electronics
10 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.56%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Local Government
12 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.28%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (12.38%) Analyst
2 84 (11.68%) Consultant
3 61 (8.48%) Project Manager
4 57 (7.93%) Architect
5 49 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 44 (6.12%) Developer
7 41 (5.70%) Trainer
8 39 (5.42%) Support Analyst
9 37 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 34 (4.73%) Desktop Support
11 33 (4.59%) Office 365 Engineer
12 32 (4.45%) IT Trainer
13 30 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
14 28 (3.89%) Office 365 Consultant
14 28 (3.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 26 (3.62%) Service Analyst
16 25 (3.48%) IT Support
16 25 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
17 22 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 21 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.36%) .NET
2 14 (1.95%) HTML
3 10 (1.39%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.39%) Redux
4 9 (1.25%) XML
5 8 (1.11%) HTML5
5 8 (1.11%) React
5 8 (1.11%) XMPP
6 7 (0.97%) CSS
6 7 (0.97%) Jest
6 7 (0.97%) jQuery
6 7 (0.97%) React Native
7 6 (0.83%) RESTful
8 4 (0.56%) Ajax
8 4 (0.56%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.56%) CSS3
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.42%) Pandas
9 3 (0.42%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.29%) Video Conferencing
3 21 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 19 (2.64%) User Experience
6 16 (2.23%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.95%) CESG
7 14 (1.95%) iPhone
7 14 (1.95%) PKI
8 13 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.67%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.39%) e-Learning
10 10 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.25%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.97%) BYOD
12 7 (0.97%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.83%) NHS
13 6 (0.83%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.70%) Clustering
14 5 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 326 (45.34%) Windows
2 142 (19.75%) Windows 10
3 100 (13.91%) Windows Server
4 78 (10.85%) Windows 7
5 54 (7.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (5.56%) Linux
8 36 (5.01%) Android
9 34 (4.73%) Apple iOS
10 19 (2.64%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.81%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.39%) SUSE
13 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.56%) Unix
14 4 (0.56%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (20.17%) Migration
2 80 (11.13%) ITIL
3 59 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (7.93%) Project Management
5 47 (6.54%) Change Management
6 42 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (4.45%) PRINCE2
8 28 (3.89%) Service Management
9 22 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (2.64%) Analytics
10 19 (2.64%) CRM
10 19 (2.64%) Load Balancing
10 19 (2.64%) Time Management
11 18 (2.50%) Service Delivery
12 17 (2.36%) DevOps
12 17 (2.36%) Disk Encryption
12 17 (2.36%) Knowledge Management
13 16 (2.23%) Information Security
14 15 (2.09%) Mentoring
14 15 (2.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (12.66%) PowerShell
2 50 (6.95%) SQL
3 31 (4.31%) JavaScript
4 19 (2.64%) C#
5 18 (2.50%) VBScript
6 14 (1.95%) Java
7 6 (0.83%) PHP
8 5 (0.70%) Python
9 4 (0.56%) C
9 4 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.28%) Ruby
10 2 (0.28%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.28%) VB
11 1 (0.14%) ES6
11 1 (0.14%) F#
11 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.14%) R
11 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 60 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.42%) MCSE
5 34 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.06%) Degree
7 20 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.36%) CCNA
9 15 (2.09%) CCIE
9 15 (2.09%) CCNP
9 15 (2.09%) MCSA
10 10 (1.39%) MCP
11 9 (1.25%) MCITP
12 8 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.70%) CCDP
13 5 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.56%) CIPD
14 4 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.34%) PMO
2 14 (1.95%) SLA
3 4 (0.56%) GDPR
3 4 (0.56%) QA
4 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.42%) GxP
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 268 (37.27%) Active Directory
2 63 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.56%) XenApp
4 30 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 30 (4.17%) vSphere
5 24 (3.34%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.64%) BitLocker
6 19 (2.64%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.11%) Brightmail
9 8 (1.11%) DFS Replication
9 8 (1.11%) NFS
10 7 (0.97%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.28%) Docker
13 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 102 (14.19%) SCCM
2 33 (4.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (3.62%) SCOM
4 20 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (2.50%) AirWatch
6 16 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (2.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 9 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.11%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.11%) WSUS
10 7 (0.97%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (0.83%) Netcool
11 6 (0.83%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.56%) AppDNA
14 3 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.42%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 308 (42.84%) Microsoft
2 123 (17.11%) Cisco
3 96 (13.35%) Citrix
4 95 (13.21%) VMware
5 37 (5.15%) Avaya
5 37 (5.15%) Polycom
6 35 (4.87%) Symantec
7 32 (4.45%) HP
8 27 (3.76%) McAfee
9 25 (3.48%) Ivanti
10 23 (3.20%) NetApp
11 22 (3.06%) Apple
12 20 (2.78%) Dell
13 18 (2.50%) IBM
13 18 (2.50%) ServiceNow
14 16 (2.23%) Altiris
14 16 (2.23%) Juniper
14 16 (2.23%) SAP
15 15 (2.09%) EMC
16 14 (1.95%) MobileIron