Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 227 275 323
Rank change year-on-year +48 +48 +39
Contract jobs citing Skype 985 892 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.22% 0.96% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.25% 7.20% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 575 454
England median daily rate £400 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.54% +3.67%
10th Percentile £174 £163 £208
90th Percentile £585 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 61 22
England median hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +25.00% -15.79%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.50 £12.53
90th Percentile £47.00 £142.50 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +25.00% -11.11%

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 10,651 12,388 12,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.15% 13.29% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,545 7,564 7,551
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £610 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 641 663
England median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% +10.50% -21.30%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.25 £10.97
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +5.26% -22.45%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +35 393 £425 +8.77% 56
South East +54 226 £400 +8.84% 39
North of England +50 134 £395 +5.33% 21
East of England +44 84 £375 - 16
South West +5 76 £380 +7.04% 26
North West +5 63 £425 +23.64% 8
Midlands +45 59 £450 +50.00% 19
Yorkshire +48 46 £325 -23.53% 10
West Midlands +21 33 £590 +39.64% 11
East Midlands +36 26 £425 +70.00% 8
North East +44 25 £425 +3.98% 3
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 701 (71.17%) Skype for Business
2 599 (60.81%) Office 365
3 508 (51.57%) Microsoft
4 420 (42.64%) Windows
5 382 (38.78%) Active Directory
6 282 (28.63%) Windows 10
7 253 (25.69%) Azure
8 246 (24.97%) SharePoint
9 203 (20.61%) ITIL
10 187 (18.98%) Cisco
11 183 (18.58%) SCCM
12 179 (18.17%) Migration
13 167 (16.95%) PowerShell
14 163 (16.55%) Finance
15 161 (16.35%) Windows Server
16 154 (15.63%) MS Exchange
17 151 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
18 149 (15.13%) VMware
18 149 (15.13%) OneDrive
19 134 (13.60%) Citrix
20 124 (12.59%) DNS
21 123 (12.49%) Unified Communications
22 121 (12.28%) Microsoft Intune
23 120 (12.18%) Security Cleared
24 112 (11.37%) Windows 7
25 104 (10.56%) DHCP
26 100 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
27 93 (9.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 92 (9.34%) Degree
29 91 (9.24%) 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
1 701 (71.17%) Skype for Business
2 246 (24.97%) SharePoint
3 154 (15.63%) MS Exchange
4 59 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (1.12%) IIS
10 7 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.61%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.51%) Confluence
12 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.30%) CMS
13 3 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.10%) Apache Airflow
15 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.10%) Drupal
15 1 (0.10%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 151 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (4.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.20%) Magento
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Eikon
5 1 (0.10%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.10%) Primavera
5 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 599 (60.81%) Office 365
2 253 (25.69%) Azure
3 149 (15.13%) OneDrive
4 66 (6.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 48 (4.87%) AWS
6 39 (3.96%) Power Platform
7 33 (3.35%) Yammer
8 30 (3.05%) IaaS
9 25 (2.54%) PaaS
10 20 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (1.83%) SaaS
12 12 (1.22%) Azure Stack
13 10 (1.02%) Mimecast
14 9 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.71%) GCP
15 7 (0.71%) PowerApps
15 7 (0.71%) Slack
16 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 3 (0.30%) Google Docs
17 2 (0.20%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 124 (12.59%) DNS
2 123 (12.49%) Unified Communications
3 104 (10.56%) DHCP
4 87 (8.83%) Firewall
5 83 (8.43%) WAN
6 71 (7.21%) LAN
7 56 (5.69%) VPN
8 55 (5.58%) VoIP
9 42 (4.26%) PBX
10 33 (3.35%) Wireless
11 32 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (3.15%) TCP/IP
12 31 (3.15%) VLAN
13 28 (2.84%) Internet
14 26 (2.64%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (2.64%) SAN
15 25 (2.54%) H.323
16 21 (2.13%) SMTP
17 20 (2.03%) ISDN
18 17 (1.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.94%) Power BI
3 7 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2017
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.20%) Big Data
6 2 (0.20%) MySQL
6 2 (0.20%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.10%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.10%) Bigtable
7 1 (0.10%) DB2
7 1 (0.10%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.10%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (1.62%) JIRA
2 5 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.30%) webpack
5 2 (0.20%) Grunt
5 2 (0.20%) Hudson
5 2 (0.20%) MSI
5 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.10%) GitLab
6 1 (0.10%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.10%) MSTest
6 1 (0.10%) Selenium
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.10%) TestRail
6 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.10%) Zephyr
General
1 163 (16.55%) Finance
2 48 (4.87%) Telecoms
3 47 (4.77%) Public Sector
4 33 (3.35%) Banking
5 26 (2.64%) Retail
6 25 (2.54%) Legal
7 18 (1.83%) Marketing
8 15 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.91%) Advertising
10 9 (0.91%) Local Government
11 8 (0.81%) Electronics
11 8 (0.81%) Law
12 6 (0.61%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.41%) German Language
13 4 (0.41%) Publishing
14 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 102 (10.36%) Analyst
2 100 (10.15%) Architect
3 89 (9.04%) Support Engineer
4 80 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 70 (7.11%) Consultant
6 61 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 57 (5.79%) Desktop Support
8 51 (5.18%) Project Manager
9 48 (4.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 46 (4.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 43 (4.37%) Office 365 Architect
12 41 (4.16%) Support Analyst
13 40 (4.06%) Desktop Engineer
14 35 (3.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 35 (3.55%) Office 365 Engineer
15 34 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
16 32 (3.25%) Service Analyst
17 30 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
18 28 (2.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 26 (2.64%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.52%) Web Services
2 10 (1.02%) Software Packaging
3 7 (0.71%) Middleware
4 6 (0.61%) Node.js
5 5 (0.51%) AngularJS
5 5 (0.51%) LDAP
5 5 (0.51%) WebRTC
5 5 (0.51%) XMPP
6 4 (0.41%) CSS
6 4 (0.41%) HTML
7 3 (0.30%) .NET
7 3 (0.30%) Jest
7 3 (0.30%) React
7 3 (0.30%) REST
8 2 (0.20%) Browserify
8 2 (0.20%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.20%) XML
9 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.10%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.10%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
2 60 (6.09%) Data Centre
3 43 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 28 (2.84%) User Experience
7 27 (2.74%) Smartphone
8 24 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 24 (2.44%) Public Cloud
9 19 (1.93%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.73%) Fat Client
10 17 (1.73%) iPad
10 17 (1.73%) Thin Client
11 15 (1.52%) Handset
11 15 (1.52%) iPhone
12 14 (1.42%) Mobile Computing
13 13 (1.32%) PKI
14 7 (0.71%) PMI
14 7 (0.71%) Smartcard
14 7 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 420 (42.64%) Windows
2 282 (28.63%) Windows 10
3 161 (16.35%) Windows Server
4 112 (11.37%) Windows 7
5 71 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (5.99%) Android
8 47 (4.77%) Apple iOS
9 37 (3.76%) Linux
10 23 (2.34%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.81%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.71%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.20%) Unix
15 2 (0.20%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.10%) VMS
16 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (20.61%) ITIL
2 179 (18.17%) Migration
3 93 (9.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 80 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (7.61%) Project Delivery
6 65 (6.60%) Mobile Device Management
7 64 (6.50%) Service Delivery
8 62 (6.29%) Project Management
9 60 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (5.89%) Change Management
11 56 (5.69%) Service Management
12 46 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (4.57%) Computer Science
14 39 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
14 39 (3.96%) Problem Management
15 35 (3.55%) Asset Management
16 31 (3.15%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 28 (2.84%) CRM
19 27 (2.74%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (16.95%) PowerShell
2 43 (4.37%) SQL
3 14 (1.42%) C
4 13 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.22%) Python
6 11 (1.12%) VBScript
7 8 (0.81%) C#
7 8 (0.81%) VB
8 6 (0.61%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.51%) PHP
10 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.20%) C++
10 2 (0.20%) Java
11 1 (0.10%) ES6
11 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.34%) Degree
3 91 (9.24%) SC Cleared
4 49 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (2.74%) MCSE
7 26 (2.64%) CCNA
8 21 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (1.83%) CCA
9 18 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
9 18 (1.83%) DV Cleared
10 15 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (1.42%) CCNP
11 14 (1.42%) MCP
12 13 (1.32%) MCSA
13 11 (1.12%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.91%) PMP
16 7 (0.71%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.55%) SLA
2 17 (1.73%) QA
3 9 (0.91%) GDPR
4 8 (0.81%) PMO
5 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.10%) NIST
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 382 (38.78%) Active Directory
2 100 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (5.89%) Hyper-V
4 57 (5.79%) XenApp
5 54 (5.48%) XenDesktop
6 36 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (3.05%) vSphere
8 15 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.42%) DFS Replication
9 14 (1.42%) Firmware
10 9 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.81%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.61%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.51%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.41%) Docker
15 3 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 183 (18.58%) SCCM
2 121 (12.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (2.84%) AirWatch
4 25 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (1.52%) SCOM
6 12 (1.22%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.12%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.51%) PaperCut
10 5 (0.51%) Terraform
11 4 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.30%) WSUS
12 3 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 508 (51.57%) Microsoft
2 187 (18.98%) Cisco
3 149 (15.13%) VMware
4 134 (13.60%) Citrix
5 38 (3.86%) Apple
5 38 (3.86%) Dell
6 34 (3.45%) HP
7 32 (3.25%) Polycom
8 31 (3.15%) Avaya
9 29 (2.94%) Symantec
10 28 (2.84%) Meraki
10 28 (2.84%) ServiceNow
11 23 (2.34%) Samsung
12 20 (2.03%) ShoreTel
13 19 (1.93%) Mitel
13 19 (1.93%) Sophos
14 17 (1.73%) Oracle
15 16 (1.62%) Adobe
15 16 (1.62%) Sonus
16 15 (1.52%) SAP