Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 315 452
Rank change year-on-year +20 +137 +311
Contract jobs citing Skype 790 629 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.75% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.33% 5.34% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 416 303
England median daily rate £375 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +0.31% +6.67%
10th Percentile £158 £212 £238
90th Percentile £526 £600 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 18 19
England median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -34.78% -
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.05 £23.03 £41.95
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -33.96% -

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 12,482 11,786 14,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 14.01% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,724 7,253 8,794
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £586 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 654 620
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +38 397 £383 -15.00% 47
South East -17 148 £358 +5.22% 29
North of England -16 86 £375 +30.43% 39
South West +53 70 £345 -31.00% 3
North West +8 52 £375 +7.14% 32
Midlands -13 44 £306 -26.20% 17
East of England -21 40 £320 -34.02% 6
West Midlands -17 37 £319 -25.00% 12
Yorkshire -16 24 £350 - 6
North East -15 11 £320 +16.36% 1
East Midlands -2 9 £250 -23.08% 5
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 587 (74.30%) Skype for Business
2 426 (53.92%) Office 365
3 373 (47.22%) Windows
4 349 (44.18%) Microsoft
5 278 (35.19%) Active Directory
6 202 (25.57%) SharePoint
7 192 (24.30%) Windows 10
8 167 (21.14%) Migration
9 156 (19.75%) Microsoft Office
10 153 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 135 (17.09%) Windows Server
12 133 (16.84%) MS Exchange
13 125 (15.82%) PowerShell
14 118 (14.94%) Cisco
14 118 (14.94%) Finance
15 116 (14.68%) SCCM
16 113 (14.30%) OneDrive
16 113 (14.30%) VMware
17 105 (13.29%) Citrix
18 104 (13.16%) Windows 7
19 102 (12.91%) ITIL
20 100 (12.66%) Security Cleared
21 84 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
22 78 (9.87%) SC Cleared
23 76 (9.62%) DNS
24 73 (9.24%) Project Management
25 72 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
26 69 (8.73%) Firewall
27 61 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
28 59 (7.47%) DHCP

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
1 587 (74.30%) Skype for Business
2 202 (25.57%) SharePoint
3 133 (16.84%) MS Exchange
4 61 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.76%) CMS
9 6 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.38%) IIS
13 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.25%) Confluence
13 2 (0.25%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 156 (19.75%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.38%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) HipChat
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.51%) Eikon
2 4 (0.51%) Oracle Utilities
3 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Line 50
5 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.13%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 426 (53.92%) Office 365
2 153 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (14.30%) OneDrive
4 47 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (4.94%) Yammer
6 20 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
7 17 (2.15%) IaaS
8 10 (1.27%) SaaS
9 8 (1.01%) PaaS
10 6 (0.76%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.63%) Slack
12 3 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.38%) Heroku
13 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.13%) GitHub
14 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.13%) Trello
14 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.62%) DNS
2 69 (8.73%) Firewall
3 59 (7.47%) DHCP
4 57 (7.22%) WAN
5 56 (7.09%) VoIP
6 54 (6.84%) Unified Communications
7 51 (6.46%) VPN
8 48 (6.08%) LAN
9 47 (5.95%) SAN
10 26 (3.29%) PSTN
11 21 (2.66%) PBX
12 19 (2.41%) Wireless
13 16 (2.03%) TCP/IP
14 13 (1.65%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.52%) VLAN
15 12 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (1.39%) Internet
16 11 (1.39%) SSL
17 10 (1.27%) IP Telephony
17 10 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.77%) Power BI
3 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.51%) Star Schema
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.25%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.25%) MySQL
5 2 (0.25%) SQLite
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.13%) Big Data
6 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.03%) JIRA
2 9 (1.14%) Selenium
3 5 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.51%) MSI
5 2 (0.25%) Ant
5 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) Hudson
6 1 (0.13%) Zephyr
General
1 118 (14.94%) Finance
2 31 (3.92%) Legal
3 27 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.29%) Banking
5 23 (2.91%) Retail
6 19 (2.41%) Law
7 15 (1.90%) German Language
8 13 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.14%) French Language
9 9 (1.14%) Marketing
10 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.63%) Billing
11 5 (0.63%) Electronics
12 4 (0.51%) Games
12 4 (0.51%) Military
13 3 (0.38%) Advertising
13 3 (0.38%) Back Office
13 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (11.52%) Analyst
2 73 (9.24%) Support Engineer
3 65 (8.23%) Project Manager
4 61 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 57 (7.22%) Architect
6 54 (6.84%) Consultant
7 52 (6.58%) Trainer
8 50 (6.33%) Desktop Support
9 44 (5.57%) Developer
10 40 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 37 (4.68%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 34 (4.30%) IT Support
13 32 (4.05%) Office 365 Engineer
14 30 (3.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 29 (3.67%) Support Analyst
16 28 (3.54%) Service Analyst
17 27 (3.42%) IT Engineer
18 26 (3.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 26 (3.29%) Office 365 Architect
19 23 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.52%) LDAP
2 10 (1.27%) .NET
3 7 (0.89%) HTML
4 6 (0.76%) 802.1X
4 6 (0.76%) AngularJS
4 6 (0.76%) CSS
4 6 (0.76%) XMPP
5 5 (0.63%) Redux
6 4 (0.51%) Node.js
6 4 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (0.51%) React Native
6 4 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (0.51%) Web Services
7 3 (0.38%) Jest
7 3 (0.38%) React
7 3 (0.38%) Spring
8 2 (0.25%) ADSI
8 2 (0.25%) JSP
8 2 (0.25%) Symfony
9 1 (0.13%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.68%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.56%) Video Conferencing
3 32 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.04%) iPhone
6 19 (2.41%) Blackberry
7 18 (2.28%) PKI
8 17 (2.15%) Clustering
9 16 (2.03%) e-Learning
10 15 (1.90%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.90%) Thin Client
11 14 (1.77%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.77%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.77%) Smartphone
12 11 (1.39%) BYOD
12 11 (1.39%) User Experience
13 9 (1.14%) iPad
14 8 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.01%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 373 (47.22%) Windows
2 192 (24.30%) Windows 10
3 135 (17.09%) Windows Server
4 104 (13.16%) Windows 7
5 72 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (5.57%) Android
8 42 (5.32%) Apple iOS
9 34 (4.30%) Linux
10 24 (3.04%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.52%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.27%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.01%) Unix
14 5 (0.63%) Solaris
15 4 (0.51%) AIX
15 4 (0.51%) SUSE
15 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (21.14%) Migration
2 102 (12.91%) ITIL
3 73 (9.24%) Project Management
4 56 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (4.68%) PRINCE2
8 30 (3.80%) Service Management
9 29 (3.67%) Change Management
10 26 (3.29%) CRM
10 26 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (2.53%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (2.41%) Business Analysis
12 19 (2.41%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (2.41%) DevOps
12 19 (2.41%) Mobile Device Management
12 19 (2.41%) Service Delivery
13 18 (2.28%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (2.03%) ITIL V3
14 16 (2.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (15.82%) PowerShell
2 42 (5.32%) SQL
3 20 (2.53%) Java
4 12 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.14%) C#
5 9 (1.14%) VBScript
6 8 (1.01%) Java 8
7 6 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.63%) C
8 5 (0.63%) Ruby
8 5 (0.63%) VB
9 4 (0.51%) Python
10 3 (0.38%) PHP
11 2 (0.25%) Perl
12 1 (0.13%) F#
12 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.13%) R
12 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 100 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 78 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 50 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (4.43%) Degree
5 23 (2.91%) MCSE
6 18 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.03%) MCSA
8 15 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.65%) CCNA
9 13 (1.65%) CCNP
10 10 (1.27%) MCITP
11 9 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (1.01%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.01%) MCP
12 8 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.89%) CCA
13 7 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.76%) PMP
15 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.91%) PMO
2 16 (2.03%) SLA
3 10 (1.27%) QA
4 4 (0.51%) GDPR
5 3 (0.38%) GxP
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) GCP
System Software
1 278 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 84 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.43%) XenApp
4 34 (4.30%) Hyper-V
5 29 (3.67%) vSphere
6 26 (3.29%) XenDesktop
7 24 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (1.27%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.89%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.76%) XenServer
13 4 (0.51%) Docker
13 4 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.38%) NFS
14 3 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.25%) Firmware
15 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 116 (14.68%) SCCM
2 49 (6.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (3.42%) SCOM
4 14 (1.77%) AirWatch
5 13 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 9 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (0.89%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.89%) Netcool
10 6 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.63%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.51%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.51%) PingFederate
12 4 (0.51%) vRealize
12 4 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 349 (44.18%) Microsoft
2 118 (14.94%) Cisco
3 113 (14.30%) VMware
4 105 (13.29%) Citrix
5 38 (4.81%) Avaya
6 33 (4.18%) ServiceNow
7 32 (4.05%) Apple
8 30 (3.80%) Symantec
9 29 (3.67%) HP
10 27 (3.42%) Dell
11 24 (3.04%) Polycom
12 23 (2.91%) SAP
13 20 (2.53%) Remedy
14 19 (2.41%) NetApp
15 17 (2.15%) Oracle
16 16 (2.03%) McAfee
17 14 (1.77%) Veeam
18 13 (1.65%) EMC
18 13 (1.65%) Ivanti
18 13 (1.65%) Sonus