Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 524 346 241
Rank change year-on-year -178 -105 +56
Contract jobs citing Skype 242 215 755
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.62% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 5.01% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 148 515
10th Percentile £178 £165 £176
25th Percentile £313 £272 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
75th Percentile £532 £545 £488
90th Percentile £608 £619 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 37
10th Percentile £15.06 - £13.30
25th Percentile £21.00 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.25 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +0.65% +118.57% +25.00%
75th Percentile £69.05 £66.25 £21.88
90th Percentile £70.78 - £46.45
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £38.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.34% +118.57% +25.00%

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 7,786 4,291 8,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.15% 12.29% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,175 2,728 5,571
10th Percentile £205 £200 £183
25th Percentile £363 £320 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £429 £413
Median % change year-on-year +16.69% +3.88% -2.94%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £516
90th Percentile £700 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.67% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 220 470
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.94 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.62 £16.01 £15.31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.85% +54.76% +16.67%
75th Percentile £46.12 £50.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £63.05 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £21.25
% change year-on-year -37.10% +64.59% +18.06%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -197 82 £450 -5.26% 12
South East -55 40 £200 -46.67% 6
South West -48 31 £425 -10.53% 10
North of England -53 24 £288 +46.63% 11
Midlands -61 23 £110 -44.64% 11
North West -31 20 £288 +40.93% 7
East of England -39 18 £450 +84.05% 2
West Midlands -54 13 £110 -66.11% 9
East Midlands -25 10 £540 +213.68% 2
Yorkshire -35 3 £605 +79.26% 1
North East -7 1 £213 +150.53% 3
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 149 (61.57%) Microsoft
2 144 (59.50%) Skype for Business
3 138 (57.02%) Windows
4 133 (54.96%) Microsoft 365
5 123 (50.83%) Active Directory
6 83 (34.30%) Azure
7 74 (30.58%) Social Skills
8 71 (29.34%) SharePoint
9 70 (28.93%) ITIL
10 67 (27.69%) Security Cleared
10 67 (27.69%) Windows Server
11 57 (23.55%) Migration
12 55 (22.73%) SC Cleared
13 54 (22.31%) DNS
14 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
15 47 (19.42%) VMware
15 47 (19.42%) Windows 10
16 44 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (17.77%) SCCM
18 41 (16.94%) PowerShell
18 41 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
19 38 (15.70%) Citrix
20 37 (15.29%) Cisco
20 37 (15.29%) DHCP
20 37 (15.29%) Finance
20 37 (15.29%) OneDrive
21 36 (14.88%) SQL Server
22 35 (14.46%) SQL
22 35 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
22 35 (14.46%) AWS

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
1 144 (59.50%) Skype for Business
2 71 (29.34%) SharePoint
3 23 (9.50%) MS Exchange
4 19 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.13%) Confluence
6 9 (3.72%) JBoss
6 9 (3.72%) NetWeaver
6 9 (3.72%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.24%) IIS
8 3 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.83%) Site Server
10 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 49 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.83%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) assyst
2 3 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.83%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.83%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 133 (54.96%) Microsoft 365
2 83 (34.30%) Azure
3 37 (15.29%) OneDrive
4 35 (14.46%) AWS
5 30 (12.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (8.68%) PaaS
7 20 (8.26%) IaaS
8 19 (7.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 14 (5.79%) SaaS
10 11 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (4.55%) Amazon S3
10 11 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 11 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (4.55%) Route 53
10 11 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (4.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 10 (4.13%) Yammer
12 6 (2.48%) Power Platform
13 4 (1.65%) BlazeMeter
13 4 (1.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (22.31%) DNS
2 37 (15.29%) DHCP
3 29 (11.98%) Firewall
4 27 (11.16%) VPN
5 25 (10.33%) VoIP
6 22 (9.09%) Wireless
7 16 (6.61%) PBX
7 16 (6.61%) Unified Communications
8 14 (5.79%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (5.79%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (5.37%) Internet
10 11 (4.55%) SD-WAN
10 11 (4.55%) WAN
11 10 (4.13%) MPLS
12 9 (3.72%) Telepresence
13 8 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (2.89%) 3G
15 6 (2.48%) LAN
16 5 (2.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.72%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (3.72%) DB2
2 9 (3.72%) MySQL
2 9 (3.72%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.65%) Power BI
5 2 (0.83%) DTS
5 2 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (0.83%) Tableau
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.41%) Tableau Desktop
6 1 (0.41%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 12 (4.96%) JIRA
2 4 (1.65%) JMeter
3 3 (1.24%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.24%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 74 (30.58%) Social Skills
2 37 (15.29%) Finance
3 24 (9.92%) Public Sector
4 19 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.96%) Banking
6 8 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (2.48%) Local Government
8 5 (2.07%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.24%) Publishing
9 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.83%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.83%) Legal
10 2 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 35 (14.46%) Architect
2 24 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 21 (8.68%) Cloud Engineer
5 20 (8.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 20 (8.26%) Analyst
6 18 (7.44%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (4.96%) Consultant
7 12 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (4.96%) Microsoft 365 Architect
7 12 (4.96%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.55%) IT Support
9 9 (3.72%) Designer
9 9 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.31%) Applications Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 8 (3.31%) Solutions Designer
10 8 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.72%) Middleware
1 9 (3.72%) SAP Basis
2 4 (1.65%) Web Services
3 2 (0.83%) JSON
4 1 (0.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.41%) ARM Templates
4 1 (0.41%) CSS
4 1 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.41%) Express
4 1 (0.41%) HTML
4 1 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.74%) PKI
2 20 (8.26%) Replication
3 17 (7.02%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (6.61%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.72%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.31%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.89%) Legacy Systems
8 6 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (2.07%) CMDB
9 5 (2.07%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.24%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.24%) iPhone
11 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.83%) NHS
12 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 138 (57.02%) Windows
2 67 (27.69%) Windows Server
3 47 (19.42%) Windows 10
4 41 (16.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (10.74%) Windows 7
6 23 (9.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (8.26%) Linux
8 18 (7.44%) Windows Server 2019
9 15 (6.20%) Mac OS
10 12 (4.96%) Android
10 12 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (4.13%) Unix
12 9 (3.72%) AIX
13 8 (3.31%) CentOS
13 8 (3.31%) Ubuntu
14 6 (2.48%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (28.93%) ITIL
2 57 (23.55%) Migration
3 44 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (11.57%) Identity Management
6 25 (10.33%) Incident Management
6 25 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 24 (9.92%) Service Management
8 21 (8.68%) Change Management
9 19 (7.85%) ITSM
9 19 (7.85%) Service Delivery
10 18 (7.44%) Project Management
11 17 (7.02%) Data Protection
11 17 (7.02%) Project Delivery
11 17 (7.02%) Waterfall
12 15 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (5.79%) Mobile Device Management
13 14 (5.79%) Storage Management
14 13 (5.37%) Decision-Making
15 12 (4.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.94%) PowerShell
2 35 (14.46%) SQL
3 6 (2.48%) Bash
3 6 (2.48%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.65%) TypeScript
5 3 (1.24%) VBScript
6 1 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.41%) C#
6 1 (0.41%) Python
6 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (27.69%) Security Cleared
2 55 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 17 (7.02%) DV Cleared
5 17 (7.02%) MCSE
6 10 (4.13%) MCITP
6 10 (4.13%) MCTS
7 7 (2.89%) Degree
7 7 (2.89%) MCSA
8 6 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.07%) CCNA
9 5 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.65%) MCP
11 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.83%) CCNP
12 1 (0.41%) CCA
12 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.41%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.64%) SLA
2 9 (3.72%) COBIT
2 9 (3.72%) GDPR
2 9 (3.72%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.89%) JSP 440
4 5 (2.07%) QA
5 2 (0.83%) GxP
6 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 123 (50.83%) Active Directory
2 35 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.50%) vSphere
4 11 (4.55%) Docker
4 11 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.24%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.41%) XenApp
9 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (17.77%) SCCM
2 30 (12.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (11.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 19 (7.85%) AirWatch
5 9 (3.72%) Kubernetes
5 9 (3.72%) WSUS
6 7 (2.89%) SCVMM
6 7 (2.89%) vRealize
7 4 (1.65%) Grafana
7 4 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.83%) Nagios
8 2 (0.83%) Nessus
8 2 (0.83%) SCOM
8 2 (0.83%) VxRail
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 149 (61.57%) Microsoft
2 47 (19.42%) VMware
3 38 (15.70%) Citrix
4 37 (15.29%) Cisco
5 26 (10.74%) Apple
6 17 (7.02%) ServiceNow
7 16 (6.61%) Red Hat
8 15 (6.20%) Polycom
9 14 (5.79%) Oracle
10 12 (4.96%) SAP
11 11 (4.55%) CloudEndure
12 9 (3.72%) Software AG
13 8 (3.31%) HP
13 8 (3.31%) MobileIron
14 7 (2.89%) Avaya
14 7 (2.89%) Clearswift
14 7 (2.89%) Palo Alto
15 6 (2.48%) Dell
15 6 (2.48%) Symantec
16 5 (2.07%) Forcepoint