Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 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
UK > England
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 295 326
Rank change year-on-year +81 +31 +22
Contract jobs citing Skype 916 855 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 0.89% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.04% 6.88% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 539 480
England median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £176 £163 £195
90th Percentile £563 £570 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 29
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.76 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.72% +10.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.58 £11.75
90th Percentile £47.18 £185.00 £41.80
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.31% +9.70% -5.98%

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 10,129 12,423 12,959
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.57% 12.98% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,140 7,542 8,010
England median daily rate £415 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +5.79% +0.44%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 583 667
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.17 £46.07
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.60% +6.67% -16.67%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 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
London +73 353 £400 - 50
South East +43 169 £375 -1.32% 34
North of England +45 137 £398 -0.63% 40
South West +66 111 £380 +1.33% 21
North West +29 79 £400 +23.08% 28
East of England +53 76 £378 +25.83% 10
Midlands +67 63 £450 +28.57% 18
Yorkshire +33 40 £325 -27.78% 7
West Midlands +31 36 £450 +20.00% 17
East Midlands +53 26 £450 +38.46% 1
North East +18 18 £475 +2.15% 5
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 England region with a requirement for Skype.

1 685 (74.78%) Skype for Business
2 533 (58.19%) Office 365
3 465 (50.76%) Microsoft
4 438 (47.82%) Windows
5 375 (40.94%) Active Directory
6 270 (29.48%) Windows 10
7 239 (26.09%) SharePoint
8 226 (24.67%) Azure
9 194 (21.18%) SCCM
10 179 (19.54%) Windows Server
11 171 (18.67%) ITIL
12 170 (18.56%) Cisco
13 169 (18.45%) PowerShell
14 151 (16.48%) Migration
15 149 (16.27%) VMware
15 149 (16.27%) Security Cleared
16 142 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
17 137 (14.96%) MS Exchange
18 128 (13.97%) DNS
19 127 (13.86%) OneDrive
20 116 (12.66%) DHCP
21 109 (11.90%) Windows 7
22 106 (11.57%) Finance
23 105 (11.46%) SC Cleared
23 105 (11.46%) Unified Communications
24 101 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
24 101 (11.03%) Citrix
25 97 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 84 (9.17%) Firewall
27 82 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 685 (74.78%) Skype for Business
2 239 (26.09%) SharePoint
3 137 (14.96%) MS Exchange
4 61 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 55 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.31%) Confluence
8 12 (1.31%) IIS
9 8 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.33%) CMS
11 3 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.11%) Apache
12 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.11%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.11%) SAS
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.11%) Site Server
Applications
1 142 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Magento
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Eikon
4 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.11%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 533 (58.19%) Office 365
2 226 (24.67%) Azure
3 127 (13.86%) OneDrive
4 59 (6.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 57 (6.22%) AWS
6 37 (4.04%) Yammer
7 34 (3.71%) Power Platform
8 27 (2.95%) IaaS
9 25 (2.73%) PaaS
10 21 (2.29%) SaaS
11 17 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
12 15 (1.64%) Azure Stack
12 15 (1.64%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.98%) PowerApps
14 7 (0.76%) GCP
15 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.33%) Google Docs
15 3 (0.33%) Serverless
16 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Flow
16 2 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 128 (13.97%) DNS
2 116 (12.66%) DHCP
3 105 (11.46%) Unified Communications
4 84 (9.17%) Firewall
5 81 (8.84%) LAN
6 79 (8.62%) WAN
7 58 (6.33%) VoIP
8 50 (5.46%) VPN
9 40 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (4.04%) TCP/IP
11 32 (3.49%) Wireless
12 31 (3.38%) PBX
13 30 (3.28%) SAN
14 28 (3.06%) Internet
15 26 (2.84%) VLAN
16 25 (2.73%) Cisco IOS
17 23 (2.51%) ISDN
18 19 (2.07%) WLAN
19 17 (1.86%) Network Security
19 17 (1.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.38%) Power BI
3 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
6 4 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.33%) MySQL
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.22%) Big Data
8 2 (0.22%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.11%) DB2
9 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.11%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.11%) Redis
9 1 (0.11%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.11%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.64%) JIRA
2 7 (0.76%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.33%) Hudson
4 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.11%) GitLab
5 1 (0.11%) gulp
5 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) MSI
5 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.11%) TestRail
5 1 (0.11%) webpack
5 1 (0.11%) Zephyr
General
1 106 (11.57%) Finance
2 47 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 40 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.40%) Banking
5 21 (2.29%) Retail
6 14 (1.53%) Legal
7 12 (1.31%) Local Government
8 11 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.87%) Marketing
10 6 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.66%) German Language
11 5 (0.55%) Electronics
11 5 (0.55%) Law
12 4 (0.44%) Advertising
12 4 (0.44%) Games
13 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.33%) French Language
13 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 108 (11.79%) Analyst
2 91 (9.93%) Support Engineer
3 85 (9.28%) Architect
4 78 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 75 (8.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 71 (7.75%) Consultant
7 56 (6.11%) Desktop Support
8 55 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 50 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 45 (4.91%) Project Manager
11 40 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
12 37 (4.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 35 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
14 34 (3.71%) Office 365 Engineer
15 30 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 30 (3.28%) Network Engineer
16 28 (3.06%) Service Analyst
16 28 (3.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 27 (2.95%) Office 365 Architect
18 25 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.86%) Web Services
2 9 (0.98%) Software Packaging
3 7 (0.76%) React
4 5 (0.55%) 802.1X
4 5 (0.55%) Middleware
4 5 (0.55%) Node.js
4 5 (0.55%) XMPP
5 4 (0.44%) CSS
5 4 (0.44%) HTML
5 4 (0.44%) LDAP
5 4 (0.44%) REST
5 4 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (0.33%) .NET
6 3 (0.33%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.22%) COM
7 2 (0.22%) Laravel
7 2 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.22%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.44%) Video Conferencing
2 46 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.06%) User Experience
4 25 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.73%) PKI
5 24 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 22 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (2.18%) Smartphone
9 17 (1.86%) iPhone
10 15 (1.64%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.64%) iPad
10 15 (1.64%) Replication
10 15 (1.64%) Thin Client
11 12 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.20%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.09%) Handset
13 10 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
14 9 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (0.76%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 438 (47.82%) Windows
2 270 (29.48%) Windows 10
3 179 (19.54%) Windows Server
4 109 (11.90%) Windows 7
5 82 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (6.33%) Android
8 49 (5.35%) Apple iOS
9 27 (2.95%) Linux
10 26 (2.84%) Windows 8
11 15 (1.64%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.76%) Unix
13 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.55%) VMS
15 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (18.67%) ITIL
2 151 (16.48%) Migration
3 97 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 73 (7.97%) Change Management
5 59 (6.44%) Service Management
6 56 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (6.11%) Service Delivery
7 53 (5.79%) Problem Management
8 49 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (4.91%) Mobile Device Management
10 38 (4.15%) Project Delivery
10 38 (4.15%) Project Management
11 37 (4.04%) Incident Management
12 36 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (3.38%) Asset Management
14 27 (2.95%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (2.95%) CRM
15 24 (2.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (2.51%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (2.51%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 169 (18.45%) PowerShell
2 54 (5.90%) SQL
3 10 (1.09%) JavaScript
3 10 (1.09%) Python
4 8 (0.87%) C
5 7 (0.76%) PHP
5 7 (0.76%) VB
6 4 (0.44%) Ruby
7 3 (0.33%) C#
7 3 (0.33%) C++
7 3 (0.33%) Java
8 2 (0.22%) ES6
8 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.11%) Elixir
9 1 (0.11%) PHP 7
9 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.11%) R
9 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 149 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 105 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.00%) Degree
4 45 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (3.60%) MCSE
7 30 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 24 (2.62%) CCNA
9 19 (2.07%) CCNP
10 17 (1.86%) CCA
10 17 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (1.53%) MCP
13 10 (1.09%) MCSA
14 9 (0.98%) CCENT
14 9 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.87%) CCIE
16 6 (0.66%) MCITP
17 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.33%) SLA
2 13 (1.42%) GDPR
3 7 (0.76%) NCSC
4 6 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.66%) PMO
5 5 (0.55%) QA
6 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 375 (40.94%) Active Directory
2 101 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.80%) XenApp
5 43 (4.69%) XenDesktop
6 32 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.18%) vSphere
8 16 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.53%) DFS Replication
10 12 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (1.09%) BitLocker
11 10 (1.09%) Firmware
11 10 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.09%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.66%) Docker
13 6 (0.66%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.22%) NDS
14 2 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 194 (21.18%) SCCM
2 81 (8.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
4 22 (2.40%) SCOM
5 21 (2.29%) AirWatch
6 20 (2.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 20 (2.18%) FortiGate
7 13 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (0.98%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.55%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.55%) Terraform
11 4 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.33%) WSUS
13 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 465 (50.76%) Microsoft
2 170 (18.56%) Cisco
3 149 (16.27%) VMware
4 101 (11.03%) Citrix
5 38 (4.15%) Apple
6 32 (3.49%) Sonus
7 31 (3.38%) Polycom
8 30 (3.28%) Dell
9 29 (3.17%) HP
10 28 (3.06%) Avaya
10 28 (3.06%) Meraki
11 27 (2.95%) Symantec
12 23 (2.51%) ServiceNow
13 22 (2.40%) Palo Alto
14 21 (2.29%) Oracle
15 19 (2.07%) Samsung
16 18 (1.97%) Juniper
16 18 (1.97%) Mitel
17 16 (1.75%) Adobe
17 16 (1.75%) Sophos