Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 334 345
Rank change year-on-year +50 +11 +245
Contract jobs citing Skype 883 737 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 0.78% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.11% 5.72% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 484 400
England median daily rate £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £195 £205
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 32 40
England median hourly rate £18.73 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.18% -10.53% -9.52%
10th Percentile £10.61 £12.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £185.00 £41.00 £29.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% -9.52%

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 12,419 12,878 14,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.56% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,550 8,004 8,664
England median daily rate £425 £405 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 657 731
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +8.60%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.10 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +27 364 £400 +12.68% 61
South East +24 200 £385 -3.75% 28
North of England +14 145 £413 +17.86% 22
North West +3 64 £325 -7.14% 11
Midlands -6 58 £380 +16.92% 24
Yorkshire +9 56 £450 +56.52% 5
East of England -6 54 £300 -33.33% 5
South West -37 51 £375 -11.76% 23
West Midlands +4 46 £380 +12.59% 12
North East +2 25 £465 +43.08% 6
East Midlands +9 12 £367 +56.17% 12
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 653 (73.95%) Skype for Business
2 563 (63.76%) Office 365
3 410 (46.43%) Windows
4 408 (46.21%) Microsoft
5 348 (39.41%) Active Directory
6 231 (26.16%) SharePoint
7 230 (26.05%) Windows 10
8 207 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 179 (20.27%) SCCM
10 171 (19.37%) Migration
11 168 (19.03%) ITIL
12 162 (18.35%) MS Exchange
13 154 (17.44%) PowerShell
14 153 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
15 144 (16.31%) Windows Server
16 138 (15.63%) Security Cleared
17 137 (15.52%) OneDrive
18 135 (15.29%) Cisco
19 131 (14.84%) Windows 7
20 130 (14.72%) Citrix
21 120 (13.59%) Finance
22 105 (11.89%) DNS
23 104 (11.78%) VMware
24 101 (11.44%) SC Cleared
25 90 (10.19%) Firewall
26 87 (9.85%) Microsoft Intune
27 76 (8.61%) Azure Active Directory
28 75 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
28 75 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
29 71 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 653 (73.95%) Skype for Business
2 231 (26.16%) SharePoint
3 162 (18.35%) MS Exchange
4 75 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (7.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.15%) Confluence
8 15 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (0.91%) IIS
9 8 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.45%) Apache
13 3 (0.34%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.23%) WordPress
15 1 (0.11%) CMS
15 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 153 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (4.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.59%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Magento
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 563 (63.76%) Office 365
2 207 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (15.52%) OneDrive
4 76 (8.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (5.21%) IaaS
6 41 (4.64%) Yammer
7 27 (3.06%) PaaS
8 23 (2.60%) SaaS
9 17 (1.93%) Mimecast
10 16 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (1.70%) Apigee
12 14 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (1.59%) Slack
13 11 (1.25%) GitHub
13 11 (1.25%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.45%) GoToWebinar
16 1 (0.11%) Azure Functions
16 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 1 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 105 (11.89%) DNS
2 90 (10.19%) Firewall
3 68 (7.70%) DHCP
4 67 (7.59%) WAN
5 66 (7.47%) LAN
6 63 (7.13%) VPN
7 55 (6.23%) Unified Communications
8 41 (4.64%) VoIP
9 36 (4.08%) TCP/IP
10 35 (3.96%) SMTP
11 33 (3.74%) Cisco IOS
12 32 (3.62%) SAN
13 30 (3.40%) Wireless
14 29 (3.28%) SSL
15 25 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (2.72%) VLAN
17 23 (2.60%) MPLS
17 23 (2.60%) NetScaler
18 19 (2.15%) Internet
19 18 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.72%) Power BI
3 11 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.11%) Firebird
9 1 (0.11%) MS Access
9 1 (0.11%) MySQL
9 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (2.83%) JIRA
2 15 (1.70%) Selenium
3 14 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.25%) Artifactory
5 11 (1.25%) Cucumber
5 11 (1.25%) Gatling
5 11 (1.25%) gulp
5 11 (1.25%) IntelliJ
5 11 (1.25%) Sublime Text
5 11 (1.25%) Visual Studio Code
5 11 (1.25%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.34%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.34%) MSI
7 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.11%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.11%) Mockito
8 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 120 (13.59%) Finance
2 22 (2.49%) Banking
3 17 (1.93%) Legal
4 15 (1.70%) Retail
5 12 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.25%) Law
7 9 (1.02%) Billing
8 7 (0.79%) Advertising
8 7 (0.79%) Marketing
9 6 (0.68%) Military
9 6 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.57%) Publishing
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.23%) French Language
12 2 (0.23%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 88 (9.97%) Analyst
2 86 (9.74%) Consultant
2 86 (9.74%) Support Engineer
3 69 (7.81%) Architect
4 62 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 56 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (5.89%) Office 365 Engineer
7 44 (4.98%) IT Support
8 39 (4.42%) Developer
9 35 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 35 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
10 33 (3.74%) Desktop Support
11 32 (3.62%) IT Engineer
12 29 (3.28%) Support Analyst
13 28 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
13 28 (3.17%) Service Analyst
14 27 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 27 (3.06%) IT Support Engineer
14 27 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
15 26 (2.94%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.51%) HTML
2 30 (3.40%) Node.js
3 25 (2.83%) HTML5
4 18 (2.04%) RESTful
4 18 (2.04%) SOAP
5 17 (1.93%) AngularJS
5 17 (1.93%) jQuery
5 17 (1.93%) JSON
5 17 (1.93%) XML
6 16 (1.81%) CSS
6 16 (1.81%) React
6 16 (1.81%) SignalR
7 15 (1.70%) WebSockets
8 14 (1.59%) REST
9 13 (1.47%) Natural Language Processing
10 11 (1.25%) Gherkin
10 11 (1.25%) LESS
10 11 (1.25%) Play Framework
10 11 (1.25%) Sass
10 11 (1.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.55%) Video Conferencing
2 41 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.96%) PKI
3 35 (3.96%) User Experience
4 28 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 27 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.72%) Blackberry
7 23 (2.60%) Fat Client
7 23 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.60%) Thin Client
8 18 (2.04%) Clustering
9 16 (1.81%) iPhone
9 16 (1.81%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.02%) Handset
10 9 (1.02%) Taxonomies
11 8 (0.91%) iPad
11 8 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.79%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.68%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 410 (46.43%) Windows
2 230 (26.05%) Windows 10
3 144 (16.31%) Windows Server
4 131 (14.84%) Windows 7
5 67 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (5.10%) Android
8 33 (3.74%) Linux
9 30 (3.40%) Windows 8
10 28 (3.17%) Apple iOS
11 22 (2.49%) Mac OS
12 18 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (1.59%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.47%) CentOS
14 13 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.79%) Unix
16 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.34%) VMS
17 1 (0.11%) AIX
17 1 (0.11%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (19.37%) Migration
2 168 (19.03%) ITIL
3 75 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 59 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
6 58 (6.57%) Project Management
7 37 (4.19%) Service Management
8 36 (4.08%) Decision-Making
9 35 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 32 (3.62%) Mobile Device Management
12 31 (3.51%) ITSM
13 29 (3.28%) Analytics
14 27 (3.06%) PRINCE2
15 25 (2.83%) Change Management
16 23 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (2.49%) Kalman Filter
17 22 (2.49%) Mentoring
18 20 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (2.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 154 (17.44%) PowerShell
2 64 (7.25%) SQL
3 35 (3.96%) JavaScript
4 25 (2.83%) Bash Shell
5 21 (2.38%) Java
6 20 (2.27%) Python
7 15 (1.70%) R
7 15 (1.70%) Ruby
8 11 (1.25%) Groovy
8 11 (1.25%) Scala
9 8 (0.91%) VBScript
10 7 (0.79%) C
10 7 (0.79%) VBA
11 5 (0.57%) C#
11 5 (0.57%) Perl
12 4 (0.45%) PHP
12 4 (0.45%) VB
13 2 (0.23%) Go
13 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 138 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 101 (11.44%) SC Cleared
3 45 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (4.08%) Degree
5 30 (3.40%) DV Cleared
6 24 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (2.49%) MCSE
8 20 (2.27%) MCSA
9 19 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (1.93%) CCNA
11 16 (1.81%) CCNP
12 15 (1.70%) MCP
13 13 (1.47%) CCA
13 13 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.79%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (0.57%) MCTS
17 5 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.96%) SLA
2 21 (2.38%) QA
3 17 (1.93%) GDPR
4 12 (1.36%) MiFID
5 7 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.68%) PMO
7 4 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) GMP
9 1 (0.11%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 348 (39.41%) Active Directory
2 71 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.32%) XenApp
4 46 (5.21%) XenDesktop
5 36 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 35 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (2.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (1.93%) Docker
9 13 (1.47%) BitLocker
9 13 (1.47%) vSphere
10 12 (1.36%) DFS Replication
11 11 (1.25%) XenServer
12 10 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.57%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.23%) Xen
15 1 (0.11%) iptables
Systems Management
1 179 (20.27%) SCCM
2 87 (9.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (2.27%) AirWatch
4 19 (2.15%) SCOM
5 17 (1.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 12 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (1.25%) Grafana
7 11 (1.25%) Graphite
7 11 (1.25%) Kibana
8 9 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.02%) SafeCom
9 8 (0.91%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.57%) WSUS
11 3 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.34%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.23%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 408 (46.21%) Microsoft
2 135 (15.29%) Cisco
3 130 (14.72%) Citrix
4 104 (11.78%) VMware
5 50 (5.66%) ServiceNow
6 45 (5.10%) Avaya
7 44 (4.98%) Apple
8 34 (3.85%) Polycom
9 30 (3.40%) Symantec
10 26 (2.94%) Dell
11 18 (2.04%) IronPort
12 15 (1.70%) Google
12 15 (1.70%) MobileIron
13 14 (1.59%) HP
13 14 (1.59%) Mitel
13 14 (1.59%) SolarWinds
14 13 (1.47%) Palo Alto
14 13 (1.47%) Veritas
15 12 (1.36%) Meraki
15 12 (1.36%) Veeam