Period
to 19 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 520 249 226
Rank change year-on-year -271 -23 +74
Contract jobs citing Skype 231 275 953
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 1.03% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% 7.66% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 184 637
10th Percentile £200 £215 £163
25th Percentile £315 £318 £278
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £538 £575 £488
90th Percentile £617 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 35
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.89 £12.50
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.75 £14.63
Median hourly rate £17.98 £15.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.87% -14.29% -
75th Percentile £54.00 £18.13 £21.22
90th Percentile £72.50 £22.63 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +206.67% -14.29% +12.00%

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 7,647 3,591 10,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.35% 13.39% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,974 2,299 6,369
10th Percentile £213 £213 £191
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £580 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £635 £610
UK median daily rate £475 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 154 488
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
25th Percentile £13.63 £17.31 £16.00
Median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
Median % change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +36.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.11 £47.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.70 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -30.16% +21.90% +38.18%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 -219 81 £450 -10.00% 15
South East -96 42 £463 +15.63% 14
South West -52 38 £438 -7.89% 4
North of England -86 24 £300 -27.27% 17
North West -68 17 £263 -36.94% 8
East of England -48 12 £343 +5.38% 6
Midlands -107 12 £111 -76.74% 7
East Midlands -32 7 £540 - 2
Yorkshire -45 5 £450 +9.09% 5
West Midlands -91 5 £109 -77.00% 5
North East -10 2 £331 - 4
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 145 (62.77%) Microsoft
2 116 (50.22%) Microsoft 365
3 115 (49.78%) Skype for Business
4 113 (48.92%) Active Directory
5 111 (48.05%) Windows
6 76 (32.90%) Azure
7 67 (29.00%) SharePoint
8 66 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 65 (28.14%) Migration
10 57 (24.68%) Social Skills
11 56 (24.24%) SC Cleared
12 51 (22.08%) Windows 10
12 51 (22.08%) Windows Server
13 49 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
14 48 (20.78%) ITIL
15 39 (16.88%) MS Exchange
16 38 (16.45%) Finance
16 38 (16.45%) PowerShell
17 37 (16.02%) SCCM
17 37 (16.02%) VMware
18 35 (15.15%) Citrix
19 34 (14.72%) DNS
20 32 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (13.42%) SQL Server
22 30 (12.99%) OneDrive
23 29 (12.55%) VPN
24 28 (12.12%) SQL
24 28 (12.12%) Firewall
24 28 (12.12%) Microsoft Intune
25 27 (11.69%) 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
1 115 (49.78%) Skype for Business
2 67 (29.00%) SharePoint
3 39 (16.88%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.16%) JBoss
7 5 (2.16%) NetWeaver
7 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.73%) Confluence
8 4 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.30%) IIS
10 1 (0.43%) CMS
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.73%) Camtasia
5 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) assyst
2 4 (1.73%) Maximo
3 3 (1.30%) SAP MM
3 3 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.30%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 116 (50.22%) Microsoft 365
2 76 (32.90%) Azure
3 30 (12.99%) OneDrive
4 24 (10.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (8.23%) AWS
6 15 (6.49%) SaaS
7 13 (5.63%) IaaS
8 10 (4.33%) PaaS
9 9 (3.90%) Power Platform
9 9 (3.90%) Yammer
10 8 (3.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (2.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.73%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (1.73%) Power Automate
12 4 (1.73%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.87%) GCP
13 2 (0.87%) Route 53
13 2 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.72%) DNS
2 29 (12.55%) VPN
3 28 (12.12%) Firewall
4 24 (10.39%) VoIP
5 20 (8.66%) Wireless
6 19 (8.23%) DHCP
7 18 (7.79%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (6.93%) PBX
8 16 (6.93%) WebEx
9 15 (6.49%) Internet
9 15 (6.49%) Unified Communications
10 13 (5.63%) TCP/IP
10 13 (5.63%) WAN
11 8 (3.46%) MPLS
11 8 (3.46%) SD-WAN
12 7 (3.03%) LAN
12 7 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (3.03%) VLAN
13 5 (2.16%) 3G
13 5 (2.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.16%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.16%) DB2
3 5 (2.16%) MySQL
3 5 (2.16%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.87%) Power BI
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.43%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) Power Query
5 1 (0.43%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (3.03%) JIRA
2 4 (1.73%) JMeter
3 3 (1.30%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
General
1 57 (24.68%) Social Skills
2 38 (16.45%) Finance
3 18 (7.79%) Public Sector
4 17 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.33%) Banking
6 9 (3.90%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (3.46%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.60%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (2.16%) Financial Institution
9 5 (2.16%) Legal
10 4 (1.73%) Local Government
11 3 (1.30%) Japanese Language
11 3 (1.30%) Military
12 2 (0.87%) Billing
12 2 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.43%) Advertising
13 1 (0.43%) Environmental Health
13 1 (0.43%) French Language
13 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (15.58%) Architect
2 25 (10.82%) Consultant
3 22 (9.52%) Analyst
4 17 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (6.93%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
7 13 (5.63%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (5.19%) Microsoft 365 Architect
8 12 (5.19%) Microsoft Consultant
9 10 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (3.90%) Desktop Support
10 9 (3.90%) Developer
11 7 (3.03%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.60%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (2.60%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
12 6 (2.60%) Network Engineer
12 6 (2.60%) Technical Leader
13 5 (2.16%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.60%) Web Services
2 5 (2.16%) Middleware
2 5 (2.16%) SAP Basis
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Graph
3 3 (1.30%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.87%) .NET
4 2 (0.87%) XMPP
5 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.43%) Express
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.43%) SAML
5 1 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.69%) PKI
2 20 (8.66%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.46%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.46%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (2.60%) User Experience
7 5 (2.16%) CMDB
7 5 (2.16%) Legacy Systems
7 5 (2.16%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.73%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.73%) Clustering
8 4 (1.73%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.73%) Replication
8 4 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 111 (48.05%) Windows
2 51 (22.08%) Windows 10
2 51 (22.08%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 20 (8.66%) Android
4 20 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (7.79%) Apple iOS
6 17 (7.36%) Windows Server 2019
7 15 (6.49%) Linux
7 15 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (6.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (5.19%) Mac OS
9 10 (4.33%) Unix
10 5 (2.16%) AIX
11 4 (1.73%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (28.14%) Migration
2 48 (20.78%) ITIL
3 32 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 23 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (7.36%) Data Protection
6 15 (6.49%) Project Delivery
7 14 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 14 (6.06%) Service Management
8 13 (5.63%) Change Management
8 13 (5.63%) Problem Management
8 13 (5.63%) Project Management
8 13 (5.63%) Service Delivery
9 11 (4.76%) Identity Management
10 10 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (4.33%) Mobile Device Management
10 10 (4.33%) Storage Management
11 9 (3.90%) Business Analysis
11 9 (3.90%) Decision-Making
11 9 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.45%) PowerShell
2 28 (12.12%) SQL
3 5 (2.16%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.73%) TypeScript
5 3 (1.30%) C
6 1 (0.43%) C#
6 1 (0.43%) Ruby
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 56 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.06%) MCSE
5 13 (5.63%) DV Cleared
6 11 (4.76%) Degree
7 9 (3.90%) MCITP
7 9 (3.90%) MCSA
7 9 (3.90%) MCTS
8 7 (3.03%) MCP
9 4 (1.73%) CCNP
9 4 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.30%) CCDP
11 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.87%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.43%) CCNP Voice
12 1 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.36%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) COBIT
2 5 (2.16%) GDPR
2 5 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.16%) QA
3 4 (1.73%) NCSC
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 113 (48.92%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.76%) vSphere
4 9 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (3.46%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.03%) Docker
6 7 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.60%) XenApp
8 3 (1.30%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.30%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (16.02%) SCCM
2 28 (12.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (7.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (4.76%) AirWatch
5 8 (3.46%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (2.60%) vRealize
6 6 (2.60%) WSUS
7 5 (2.16%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.73%) Grafana
9 3 (1.30%) PingFederate
9 3 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (1.30%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.87%) Nessus
11 1 (0.43%) Puppet
11 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 145 (62.77%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.02%) VMware
3 35 (15.15%) Citrix
4 26 (11.26%) Cisco
5 19 (8.23%) Apple
6 13 (5.63%) Avaya
7 11 (4.76%) Polycom
7 11 (4.76%) ServiceNow
8 8 (3.46%) HP
8 8 (3.46%) Oracle
8 8 (3.46%) SAP
8 8 (3.46%) Symantec
9 7 (3.03%) MobileIron
10 6 (2.60%) Ivanti
10 6 (2.60%) Proofpoint
10 6 (2.60%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.16%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.16%) IBM
11 5 (2.16%) Software AG
11 5 (2.16%) Sonus