Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 321 347
Rank change year-on-year +31 +26 +293
Contract jobs citing Skype 853 714 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.78% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.82% 5.67% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 470 436
England median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £164 £200 £208
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 21 47
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £185.00 £41.00 £36.94
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% -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 12,511 12,583 15,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 13.79% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,583 7,738 9,313
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £223
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 656 739
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -20.83% +20.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +62 399 £400 +6.67% 74
South East +13 174 £375 -11.76% 30
North of England -9 116 £358 +19.17% 35
North West +19 80 £330 -5.71% 19
East of England -26 58 £375 -16.67% 14
Midlands -24 53 £427 +31.38% 26
South West -14 45 £380 -9.25% 15
West Midlands -11 42 £450 +20.00% 21
Yorkshire -15 27 £419 +48.89% 8
East Midlands -9 11 £300 +27.66% 5
North East -18 9 £409 +48.64% 8
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 624 (73.15%) Skype for Business
2 545 (63.89%) Office 365
3 400 (46.89%) Microsoft
4 399 (46.78%) Windows
5 341 (39.98%) Active Directory
6 228 (26.73%) Windows 10
7 197 (23.09%) SharePoint
8 177 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 169 (19.81%) Migration
10 166 (19.46%) SCCM
11 165 (19.34%) ITIL
12 157 (18.41%) MS Exchange
13 151 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
14 145 (17.00%) Citrix
14 145 (17.00%) Windows Server
15 141 (16.53%) Finance
16 134 (15.71%) Cisco
17 124 (14.54%) PowerShell
17 124 (14.54%) Windows 7
18 117 (13.72%) VMware
19 111 (13.01%) Security Cleared
20 102 (11.96%) DNS
21 101 (11.84%) OneDrive
22 91 (10.67%) Firewall
23 86 (10.08%) SC Cleared
24 79 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
25 74 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 72 (8.44%) WAN
27 71 (8.32%) Microsoft Intune
28 69 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 624 (73.15%) Skype for Business
2 197 (23.09%) SharePoint
3 157 (18.41%) MS Exchange
4 63 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.64%) Confluence
7 11 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.94%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.94%) IIS
9 8 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.35%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.23%) Apache
12 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.23%) CMS
12 2 (0.23%) WordPress
13 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 151 (17.70%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 9 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.12%) Line 50
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.12%) Shopify
4 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 545 (63.89%) Office 365
2 177 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (11.84%) OneDrive
4 68 (7.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (5.39%) Yammer
6 27 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (2.81%) IaaS
7 24 (2.81%) SaaS
8 11 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.29%) Slack
9 10 (1.17%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.06%) GitHub
10 9 (1.06%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.94%) PaaS
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.23%) Heroku
13 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.12%) G Suite
14 1 (0.12%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 102 (11.96%) DNS
2 91 (10.67%) Firewall
3 72 (8.44%) WAN
4 69 (8.09%) DHCP
5 62 (7.27%) LAN
5 62 (7.27%) VPN
6 56 (6.57%) VoIP
7 55 (6.45%) Unified Communications
8 34 (3.99%) SAN
9 30 (3.52%) Wireless
10 29 (3.40%) SMTP
11 28 (3.28%) PBX
11 28 (3.28%) TCP/IP
12 24 (2.81%) VLAN
13 23 (2.70%) NetScaler
14 22 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
14 22 (2.58%) MPLS
15 21 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (2.34%) Telepresence
17 18 (2.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.81%) Power BI
3 12 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.23%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.23%) MySQL
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.12%) Firebird
7 1 (0.12%) MS Access
7 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.12%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (2.34%) JIRA
2 16 (1.88%) Selenium
3 13 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.06%) Artifactory
4 9 (1.06%) Cucumber
4 9 (1.06%) Gatling
4 9 (1.06%) gulp
4 9 (1.06%) IntelliJ
4 9 (1.06%) Sublime Text
4 9 (1.06%) Visual Studio Code
4 9 (1.06%) WebDriver
5 3 (0.35%) MSI
6 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.12%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.12%) Mockito
7 1 (0.12%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.12%) WiX
General
1 141 (16.53%) Finance
2 24 (2.81%) Banking
3 21 (2.46%) Legal
4 18 (2.11%) Retail
5 17 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.41%) Law
7 8 (0.94%) Advertising
8 6 (0.70%) Billing
8 6 (0.70%) Marketing
8 6 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.59%) Publishing
10 4 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Front Office
11 3 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.23%) French Language
12 2 (0.23%) Games
12 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 119 (13.95%) Analyst
2 83 (9.73%) Support Engineer
3 72 (8.44%) Architect
4 67 (7.85%) Consultant
5 65 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (7.15%) Desktop Support
7 60 (7.03%) Project Manager
8 44 (5.16%) IT Support
9 42 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
10 38 (4.45%) Service Analyst
11 36 (4.22%) Office 365 Engineer
11 36 (4.22%) Support Analyst
12 35 (4.10%) IT Engineer
13 33 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
14 31 (3.63%) Administrator
15 28 (3.28%) IT Support Engineer
16 25 (2.93%) Developer
17 24 (2.81%) Trainer
17 24 (2.81%) Unified Communications Engineer
18 23 (2.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.88%) LDAP
2 15 (1.76%) Node.js
3 14 (1.64%) CSS
3 14 (1.64%) HTML
4 12 (1.41%) REST
5 10 (1.17%) HTML5
5 10 (1.17%) Sass
6 9 (1.06%) Gherkin
6 9 (1.06%) LESS
6 9 (1.06%) Play Framework
6 9 (1.06%) XMPP
6 9 (1.06%) YAML
7 8 (0.94%) .NET
8 7 (0.82%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.70%) Web Services
10 5 (0.59%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.47%) ADSI
11 4 (0.47%) SAML
11 4 (0.47%) Spring
12 3 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.03%) Video Conferencing
2 31 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.52%) Data Centre
3 30 (3.52%) User Experience
4 27 (3.17%) Fat Client
4 27 (3.17%) Thin Client
5 26 (3.05%) PKI
6 25 (2.93%) Blackberry
7 21 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (2.34%) Clustering
9 16 (1.88%) iPhone
10 12 (1.41%) Handset
10 12 (1.41%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.29%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.17%) Smartphone
12 10 (1.17%) Taxonomies
13 8 (0.94%) IVR
14 7 (0.82%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.82%) NHS
15 6 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 399 (46.78%) Windows
2 228 (26.73%) Windows 10
3 145 (17.00%) Windows Server
4 124 (14.54%) Windows 7
5 69 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (5.04%) Android
8 26 (3.05%) Linux
9 25 (2.93%) Apple iOS
10 24 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (2.58%) Windows 8
12 19 (2.23%) Mac OS
13 12 (1.41%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.47%) Unix
15 3 (0.35%) Solaris
16 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.23%) SUSE
17 1 (0.12%) AIX
17 1 (0.12%) CentOS
17 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (19.81%) Migration
2 165 (19.34%) ITIL
3 74 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 64 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (6.57%) Project Management
6 52 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (3.75%) Change Management
9 31 (3.63%) PRINCE2
9 31 (3.63%) Service Management
10 29 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (3.28%) Service Delivery
12 25 (2.93%) CRM
13 22 (2.58%) Mobile Device Management
14 21 (2.46%) Test Automation
15 20 (2.34%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (2.34%) Mentoring
16 19 (2.23%) DevOps
17 18 (2.11%) Kalman Filter
17 18 (2.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 124 (14.54%) PowerShell
2 42 (4.92%) SQL
3 18 (2.11%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.41%) Ruby
4 12 (1.41%) VBScript
5 11 (1.29%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.29%) Java
6 9 (1.06%) Groovy
6 9 (1.06%) Scala
7 8 (0.94%) C
7 8 (0.94%) C#
8 7 (0.82%) VB
9 4 (0.47%) Perl
10 3 (0.35%) PHP
10 3 (0.35%) Python
10 3 (0.35%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.35%) VBA
11 2 (0.23%) Java 8
12 1 (0.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 111 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 86 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.45%) Degree
4 34 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 16 (1.88%) CCNA
8 15 (1.76%) MCSE
9 14 (1.64%) CCNP
10 12 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.29%) CCA
11 11 (1.29%) MCSA
12 8 (0.94%) PMP
12 8 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.82%) MCP
13 7 (0.82%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.05%) SLA
2 24 (2.81%) QA
3 10 (1.17%) GDPR
4 5 (0.59%) MiFID
5 3 (0.35%) PMO
6 2 (0.23%) GMP
6 2 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 341 (39.98%) Active Directory
2 79 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (5.98%) XenApp
4 49 (5.74%) XenDesktop
5 43 (5.04%) Hyper-V
6 33 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (1.99%) vSphere
9 16 (1.88%) Docker
10 13 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.41%) BitLocker
12 11 (1.29%) DFS Replication
13 10 (1.17%) XenServer
14 9 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (0.94%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
17 2 (0.23%) Xen
18 1 (0.12%) iptables
18 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 166 (19.46%) SCCM
2 71 (8.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 23 (2.70%) SCOM
4 13 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 12 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (1.29%) AirWatch
7 10 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (1.06%) Grafana
8 9 (1.06%) Graphite
8 9 (1.06%) Kibana
8 9 (1.06%) SafeCom
9 8 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.59%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.59%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.59%) WSUS
11 4 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.35%) WMI
12 3 (0.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 400 (46.89%) Microsoft
2 145 (17.00%) Citrix
3 134 (15.71%) Cisco
4 117 (13.72%) VMware
5 45 (5.28%) Apple
6 43 (5.04%) Avaya
7 35 (4.10%) Polycom
8 30 (3.52%) ServiceNow
9 23 (2.70%) Dell
10 22 (2.58%) HP
11 16 (1.88%) NetApp
11 16 (1.88%) SolarWinds
12 14 (1.64%) Mitel
12 14 (1.64%) Symantec
13 13 (1.52%) Google
13 13 (1.52%) Meraki
13 13 (1.52%) Veeam
14 11 (1.29%) Aruba
14 11 (1.29%) Wyse
15 10 (1.17%) McAfee