Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 271 332
Rank change year-on-year +36 +61 +14
Contract jobs citing Skype 670 888 712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.10% 0.99% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.27% 7.71% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 528 471
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £182 £163 £185
90th Percentile £525 £538 £540
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.68% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 29
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -34.88% +31.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.88 £12.38
90th Percentile £36.36 £47.00 £48.40
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.98
% change year-on-year +25.00% -33.25% +28.76%

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 8,101 11,521 12,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.29% 12.80% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,915 7,012 7,693
England median daily rate £414 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £183 £200 £190
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 505 635
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.69% -6.79%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.98 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.64
% change year-on-year +12.30% -4.79% -8.65%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +51 244 £400 +4.92% 54
South East +30 138 £425 +4.62% 42
North of England +2 110 £400 -9.86% 28
South West +46 79 £400 +6.67% 14
North West +22 61 £388 +7.64% 15
East of England +53 59 £400 +5.26% 13
Yorkshire +27 35 £344 -25.68% 11
Midlands +22 35 £400 +6.67% 30
West Midlands +25 21 £375 -0.66% 27
North East -7 14 £480 +3.23% 2
East Midlands +33 13 £450 +38.46% 3
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 England region with a requirement for Skype.

1 488 (72.84%) Skype for Business
2 375 (55.97%) Office 365
3 359 (53.58%) Microsoft
4 307 (45.82%) Windows
5 272 (40.60%) Active Directory
6 162 (24.18%) Azure
7 159 (23.73%) SharePoint
8 152 (22.69%) Windows 10
9 140 (20.90%) Windows Server
10 133 (19.85%) SCCM
11 129 (19.25%) PowerShell
12 117 (17.46%) Security Cleared
13 115 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
14 114 (17.01%) VMware
15 110 (16.42%) Cisco
16 108 (16.12%) ITIL
17 105 (15.67%) DNS
18 103 (15.37%) Migration
19 96 (14.33%) DHCP
20 85 (12.69%) MS Exchange
21 84 (12.54%) Unified Communications
22 82 (12.24%) SC Cleared
23 80 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
24 72 (10.75%) Citrix
25 70 (10.45%) OneDrive
26 69 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 65 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
28 62 (9.25%) Windows 7
29 59 (8.81%) Finance
30 58 (8.66%) Firewall

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
1 488 (72.84%) Skype for Business
2 159 (23.73%) SharePoint
3 85 (12.69%) MS Exchange
4 43 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.94%) Confluence
7 12 (1.79%) IIS
8 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.60%) CMS
9 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.30%) Apache
11 2 (0.30%) Site Server
12 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) SAS
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 115 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.15%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) InVision
8 1 (0.15%) Sketch
8 1 (0.15%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 13 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Exstream
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 375 (55.97%) Office 365
2 162 (24.18%) Azure
3 70 (10.45%) OneDrive
4 55 (8.21%) AWS
5 45 (6.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (5.07%) Yammer
7 27 (4.03%) Power Platform
8 21 (3.13%) IaaS
8 21 (3.13%) PaaS
9 16 (2.39%) SaaS
10 15 (2.24%) PowerApps
11 12 (1.79%) GCP
11 12 (1.79%) Mimecast
12 11 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.90%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Flow
15 3 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.45%) GitHub
15 3 (0.45%) Google Docs
15 3 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 105 (15.67%) DNS
2 96 (14.33%) DHCP
3 84 (12.54%) Unified Communications
4 58 (8.66%) Firewall
5 55 (8.21%) LAN
5 55 (8.21%) WAN
6 46 (6.87%) VoIP
7 37 (5.52%) PBX
8 30 (4.48%) VPN
9 28 (4.18%) TCP/IP
9 28 (4.18%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (4.03%) SAN
11 24 (3.58%) Internet
12 23 (3.43%) Wireless
13 20 (2.99%) WebEx
14 19 (2.84%) MPLS
14 19 (2.84%) NetScaler
15 17 (2.54%) IP Telephony
16 15 (2.24%) ISDN
16 15 (2.24%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.84%) Power BI
3 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.30%) MySQL
6 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.15%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) Redis
7 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.94%) JIRA
2 10 (1.49%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.45%) Hudson
5 2 (0.30%) gulp
5 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.15%) GitLab
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 59 (8.81%) Finance
2 35 (5.22%) Public Sector
3 28 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.79%) Legal
4 12 (1.79%) Local Government
5 10 (1.49%) German Language
6 9 (1.34%) Retail
7 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.90%) Banking
10 4 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.45%) Law
11 3 (0.45%) Marketing
11 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.45%) Police
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (11.04%) Analyst
2 68 (10.15%) Consultant
3 64 (9.55%) Support Engineer
4 53 (7.91%) Architect
5 51 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 38 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (5.22%) Support Analyst
9 28 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
10 25 (3.73%) Desktop Support
11 23 (3.43%) IT Support
12 22 (3.28%) Developer
12 22 (3.28%) Network Engineer
12 22 (3.28%) Office 365 Engineer
12 22 (3.28%) Project Manager
13 21 (3.13%) Active Directory Engineer
13 21 (3.13%) Unified Communications Engineer
14 20 (2.99%) Service Analyst
15 18 (2.69%) Server Engineer
15 18 (2.69%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.64%) .NET
2 7 (1.04%) JSON
2 7 (1.04%) Web Services
3 6 (0.90%) AngularJS
4 5 (0.75%) CSS
4 5 (0.75%) HTML
4 5 (0.75%) React
4 5 (0.75%) Velocity
5 4 (0.60%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (0.60%) XMPP
6 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.45%) LDAP
6 3 (0.45%) Node.js
6 3 (0.45%) REST
7 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.30%) COM
7 2 (0.30%) CSS3
7 2 (0.30%) HTML5
7 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.91%) Video Conferencing
2 35 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.78%) PKI
4 24 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 20 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.54%) Replication
7 13 (1.94%) User Experience
8 12 (1.79%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.79%) Handset
8 12 (1.79%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.64%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.49%) iPad
10 10 (1.49%) iPhone
11 9 (1.34%) Mobile Computing
11 9 (1.34%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.04%) NHS
14 6 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 307 (45.82%) Windows
2 152 (22.69%) Windows 10
3 140 (20.90%) Windows Server
4 65 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (9.25%) Windows 7
6 51 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (7.16%) Android
8 38 (5.67%) Apple iOS
9 14 (2.09%) Linux
9 14 (2.09%) Mac OS X
10 13 (1.94%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.90%) Unix
12 5 (0.75%) VMS
13 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.15%) CentOS
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (16.12%) ITIL
2 103 (15.37%) Migration
3 69 (10.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 50 (7.46%) Change Management
5 49 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (6.57%) Service Management
8 39 (5.82%) Problem Management
9 34 (5.07%) Incident Management
10 29 (4.33%) Service Delivery
11 26 (3.88%) ITSM
12 23 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (3.13%) Project Delivery
14 19 (2.84%) PRINCE2
15 18 (2.69%) CRM
16 17 (2.54%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (2.54%) DevOps
16 17 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
16 17 (2.54%) Mobile Device Management
16 17 (2.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (19.25%) PowerShell
2 42 (6.27%) SQL
3 12 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 9 (1.34%) Python
5 7 (1.04%) VB
6 5 (0.75%) C
7 4 (0.60%) C#
7 4 (0.60%) Java
7 4 (0.60%) Ruby
8 3 (0.45%) C++
8 3 (0.45%) PHP
9 2 (0.30%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.30%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.15%) Elixir
10 1 (0.15%) ES6
10 1 (0.15%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.15%) R
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 82 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (3.73%) Degree
6 21 (3.13%) MCSE
7 19 (2.84%) CCNA
8 17 (2.54%) DV Cleared
9 14 (2.09%) CCNP
10 12 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (1.64%) MCP
12 10 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (1.19%) CCA
15 7 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (0.90%) CCENT
17 5 (0.75%) CCNP Voice
18 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
18 4 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
18 4 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.31%) SLA
2 10 (1.49%) GDPR
3 8 (1.19%) QA
4 7 (1.04%) NCSC
5 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.45%) PMO
7 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) GxP
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.15%) NIST
8 1 (0.15%) P3O
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 272 (40.60%) Active Directory
2 80 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.01%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.48%) XenApp
5 27 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (4.03%) XenDesktop
6 19 (2.84%) vSphere
7 16 (2.39%) BitLocker
8 12 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.19%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.04%) Firmware
11 7 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.90%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.75%) Docker
14 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.30%) NDS
15 2 (0.30%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 133 (19.85%) SCCM
2 39 (5.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (3.28%) SCOM
4 20 (2.99%) AirWatch
5 16 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
7 12 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
7 12 (1.79%) FortiGate
8 10 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.90%) vRealize
10 5 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.75%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 359 (53.58%) Microsoft
2 114 (17.01%) VMware
3 110 (16.42%) Cisco
4 72 (10.75%) Citrix
5 36 (5.37%) Sonus
6 25 (3.73%) Polycom
7 24 (3.58%) Avaya
8 22 (3.28%) Symantec
9 21 (3.13%) Apple
9 21 (3.13%) HP
10 20 (2.99%) Adobe
10 20 (2.99%) Dell
11 17 (2.54%) Google
11 17 (2.54%) ServiceNow
12 16 (2.39%) McAfee
13 14 (2.09%) Mitel
13 14 (2.09%) Oracle
14 13 (1.94%) Meraki
14 13 (1.94%) MobileIron
14 13 (1.94%) Samsung