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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 567 451 232
Rank change year-on-year -116 -219 +16
Contract jobs citing Skype 207 219 412
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.42% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 3.70% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 134 265
10th Percentile £157 £204 £213
25th Percentile £289 £333 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
75th Percentile £497 £488 £500
90th Percentile £610 £539 £580
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
10th Percentile £20.20 £12.59 £12.74
25th Percentile £22.50 £14.00 £13.56
Median hourly rate £26.00 £15.59 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +66.80% -10.93% +7.69%
75th Percentile £43.75 £19.52 £19.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £21.88 £28.63
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.84% +8.57% +8.53%

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 8,335 5,917 4,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.63% 11.42% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,555 3,813 3,022
10th Percentile £230 £225 £200
25th Percentile £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.97%
75th Percentile £621 £545 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 286 225
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.03 £13.50
25th Percentile £16.50 £15.08 £16.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +9.59% +7.50%
75th Percentile £50.39 £50.00 £44.25
90th Percentile £67.80 £62.00 £52.20
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% - +19.05%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in England

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in England.

Daily rate trend for Skype in England

Skype
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype in England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Skype in England

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype in England.

Hourly rate trend for Skype in England

Skype
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Skype in England over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -102 71 £469 +4.75% 13
East of England +9 40 £425 +30.77% 3
South East -24 30 £293 -35.00% 14
South West -22 22 £475 +1.33% 6
North of England -55 22 £425 +23.37% 7
North West -33 14 £200 -20.63% 4
Yorkshire -35 7 £425 -3.41% 3
Midlands -56 7 £110 -77.08% 6
West Midlands -52 6 £110 -77.08% 6
North East -8 1 £525 +16.67%
East Midlands -14 1 - -
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 147 (71.01%) Skype for Business
2 130 (62.80%) Microsoft
3 116 (56.04%) Windows
4 105 (50.72%) Microsoft 365
5 95 (45.89%) Active Directory
6 64 (30.92%) Microsoft Office
7 62 (29.95%) ITIL
8 60 (28.99%) SLA
8 60 (28.99%) Social Skills
9 59 (28.50%) Security Cleared
10 58 (28.02%) Windows Server
11 52 (25.12%) Azure
12 51 (24.64%) SC Cleared
13 47 (22.71%) Windows 10
13 47 (22.71%) DNS
13 47 (22.71%) SCCM
14 46 (22.22%) Change Management
14 46 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 44 (21.26%) Video Conferencing
16 42 (20.29%) Cisco
16 42 (20.29%) SharePoint
17 41 (19.81%) VMware
18 40 (19.32%) Incident Management
18 40 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
19 39 (18.84%) DHCP
20 37 (17.87%) SQL
20 37 (17.87%) Agile
21 36 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
22 35 (16.91%) SQL Server
23 33 (15.94%) PKI

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
1 147 (71.01%) Skype for Business
2 42 (20.29%) SharePoint
3 32 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (7.25%) MS Exchange
5 11 (5.31%) Confluence
6 3 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.97%) Content Management Server
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) Apache
8 1 (0.48%) IBM Connections
8 1 (0.48%) JBoss
8 1 (0.48%) Mattermost
8 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 64 (30.92%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.97%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.97%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 105 (50.72%) Microsoft 365
2 52 (25.12%) Azure
3 36 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (12.56%) AWS
5 25 (12.08%) PaaS
6 24 (11.59%) IaaS
7 19 (9.18%) OneDrive
8 5 (2.42%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.45%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.97%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (0.97%) GitHub
10 2 (0.97%) iTunes
10 2 (0.97%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.97%) Route 53
10 2 (0.97%) SaaS
10 2 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.71%) DNS
2 39 (18.84%) DHCP
3 24 (11.59%) Wireless
4 21 (10.14%) Firewall
5 19 (9.18%) WAN
6 17 (8.21%) Telepresence
7 13 (6.28%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (6.28%) VPN
8 12 (5.80%) LAN
9 10 (4.83%) Internet
10 9 (4.35%) WebEx
11 7 (3.38%) TCP/IP
11 7 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.90%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.42%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.42%) SNMP
13 5 (2.42%) VoIP
14 3 (1.45%) DKIM
14 3 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.45%) Power BI
3 2 (0.97%) DTS
3 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.48%) DB2
4 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.48%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (4.83%) JIRA
2 4 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.45%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.45%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.48%) JMeter
4 1 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 60 (28.99%) Social Skills
2 27 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 24 (11.59%) Finance
4 20 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.35%) Banking
6 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.38%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.93%) Law
8 4 (1.93%) Local Government
9 3 (1.45%) Back Office
9 3 (1.45%) Electronics
9 3 (1.45%) Front Office
9 3 (1.45%) Military
9 3 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.97%) Marketing
10 2 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 35 (16.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 27 (13.04%) Cloud Engineer
4 24 (11.59%) Applications Engineer
5 22 (10.63%) Analyst
6 18 (8.70%) IT Engineer
7 16 (7.73%) IT Support
8 14 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (5.31%) Network Engineer
10 10 (4.83%) Azure Engineer
10 10 (4.83%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.83%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.35%) Desktop Support
11 9 (4.35%) Technical Leader
12 8 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.86%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.80%) HTML
2 10 (4.83%) CSS
3 7 (3.38%) WebRTC
4 5 (2.42%) CSS3
4 5 (2.42%) HTML5
4 5 (2.42%) JSON
4 5 (2.42%) REST
5 2 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Graph
6 1 (0.48%) .NET
6 1 (0.48%) ARM Templates
6 1 (0.48%) COM
6 1 (0.48%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.48%) Kafka
6 1 (0.48%) Middleware
6 1 (0.48%) SAML
6 1 (0.48%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.48%) Web Services
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.26%) Video Conferencing
2 33 (15.94%) PKI
3 25 (12.08%) Replication
4 15 (7.25%) Management Information System
5 14 (6.76%) Data Centre
6 11 (5.31%) iPhone
7 10 (4.83%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.86%) PMI
9 7 (3.38%) Digital Signage
9 7 (3.38%) IPTV
9 7 (3.38%) Video\Live Streaming
10 6 (2.90%) User Experience
11 4 (1.93%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.45%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.97%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.97%) iPad
13 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 116 (56.04%) Windows
2 58 (28.02%) Windows Server
3 47 (22.71%) Windows 10
4 46 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (10.14%) Windows 7
6 17 (8.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (7.73%) Android
8 10 (4.83%) Linux
9 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.93%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.93%) CentOS
11 4 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.93%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.45%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.45%) Solaris
13 1 (0.48%) AIX
13 1 (0.48%) Unix
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.95%) ITIL
2 46 (22.22%) Change Management
3 40 (19.32%) Incident Management
4 37 (17.87%) Agile
5 28 (13.53%) Identity Management
5 28 (13.53%) Project Management
6 22 (10.63%) ITSM
6 22 (10.63%) Service Management
7 20 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (9.18%) PRINCE2
9 16 (7.73%) Scrum
9 16 (7.73%) Waterfall
10 14 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (5.31%) Product Management
11 11 (5.31%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.83%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (4.35%) Migration
13 9 (4.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 9 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (3.86%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.87%) SQL
2 24 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.31%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.90%) C#
5 5 (2.42%) Python
6 3 (1.45%) Bash
7 2 (0.97%) Java
8 1 (0.48%) C
8 1 (0.48%) COBOL
8 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 59 (28.50%) Security Cleared
2 51 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 18 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 13 (6.28%) Degree
5 10 (4.83%) CCNA
5 10 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.86%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.90%) MCSE
9 5 (2.42%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.45%) ISEB
10 3 (1.45%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.97%) CCNP
11 2 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.97%) MCP
11 2 (0.97%) MCSA
11 2 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (28.99%) SLA
2 6 (2.90%) QA
3 3 (1.45%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.45%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) COBIT
4 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.48%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 95 (45.89%) Active Directory
2 40 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.08%) Hyper-V
4 24 (11.59%) vSphere
5 5 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.42%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.48%) Docker
9 1 (0.48%) Firmware
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (22.71%) SCCM
2 23 (11.11%) SCVMM
3 16 (7.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (5.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 9 (4.35%) SCOM
6 5 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.42%) PowerCLI
6 5 (2.42%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.93%) SCSM
8 3 (1.45%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.45%) HP ALM
8 3 (1.45%) PaperCut
8 3 (1.45%) WSUS
9 2 (0.97%) Ansible
9 2 (0.97%) OPNET
9 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.97%) Puppet
10 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 130 (62.80%) Microsoft
2 42 (20.29%) Cisco
3 41 (19.81%) VMware
4 20 (9.66%) Apple
5 17 (8.21%) Polycom
6 14 (6.76%) Citrix
6 14 (6.76%) ServiceNow
6 14 (6.76%) SolarWinds
7 9 (4.35%) McAfee
8 7 (3.38%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.90%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.90%) Forcepoint
9 6 (2.90%) HP
9 6 (2.90%) Remedy
10 3 (1.45%) Adobe
10 3 (1.45%) Clearswift
10 3 (1.45%) Google
10 3 (1.45%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.45%) SAP
10 3 (1.45%) Veeam