Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 253 304 330
Rank change year-on-year +51 +26 +115
Contract jobs citing Skype 899 779 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.08% 0.85% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.58% 6.28% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 500 408
England median daily rate £400 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £163 £157 £213
90th Percentile £576 £525 £600
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 18
England median hourly rate £15.88 £20.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% +26.98% -42.73%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.65 £11.78
90th Percentile £42.63 £45.05 £23.03
UK median hourly rate £14.69 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -26.58% +14.29% -36.36%

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 10,475 12,411 11,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.59% 13.48% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,508 7,687 7,190
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £208 £205 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £413
% change year-on-year +0.47% +2.55% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 674 656
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.57% -20.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.09 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.77% -6.88% -18.00%

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 -6 329 £400 +5.26% 25
South East +70 228 £429 +19.92% 12
North of England +78 158 £425 +13.33% 7
North West +28 66 £381 +1.67% 2
Midlands +38 61 £365 +19.18% 4
South West -36 55 £388 +12.32% 6
Yorkshire +37 54 £463 +32.14% 5
East of England +27 49 £355 +10.94% 6
West Midlands +11 40 £380 +19.22% 1
North East +41 38 £380 +11.76%
East Midlands +33 21 £325 +30.00% 3
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 650 (72.30%) Skype for Business
2 510 (56.73%) Office 365
3 456 (50.72%) Microsoft
4 380 (42.27%) Active Directory
5 378 (42.05%) Windows
6 239 (26.59%) SharePoint
7 221 (24.58%) Windows 10
8 205 (22.80%) Microsoft Azure
9 175 (19.47%) Migration
10 174 (19.35%) Cisco
10 174 (19.35%) SCCM
11 162 (18.02%) PowerShell
12 158 (17.58%) MS Exchange
13 157 (17.46%) Microsoft Office
14 156 (17.35%) Finance
15 153 (17.02%) Windows Server
16 139 (15.46%) ITIL
17 134 (14.91%) VMware
18 131 (14.57%) Citrix
19 120 (13.35%) OneDrive
20 119 (13.24%) Security Cleared
21 116 (12.90%) Windows 7
22 112 (12.46%) DNS
23 106 (11.79%) Unified Communications
24 94 (10.46%) Microsoft Intune
25 90 (10.01%) SC Cleared
26 89 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
27 82 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
28 81 (9.01%) DHCP
29 73 (8.12%) Azure Active Directory

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
1 650 (72.30%) Skype for Business
2 239 (26.59%) SharePoint
3 158 (17.58%) MS Exchange
4 60 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (1.45%) Confluence
7 13 (1.45%) IIS
8 10 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.67%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.44%) Apache
11 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.22%) CMS
12 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.11%) Drupal
13 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
Applications
1 157 (17.46%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.89%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.22%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) Eikon
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.11%) assyst
4 1 (0.11%) Maximo
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.11%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 510 (56.73%) Office 365
2 205 (22.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (13.35%) OneDrive
4 73 (8.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (4.12%) IaaS
7 31 (3.45%) PaaS
8 26 (2.89%) Yammer
9 23 (2.56%) Mimecast
10 22 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (2.45%) Slack
11 20 (2.22%) Power Platform
12 17 (1.89%) SaaS
13 10 (1.11%) Apigee
13 10 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.78%) Azure Stack
16 6 (0.67%) PowerApps
17 5 (0.56%) Trello
18 4 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 112 (12.46%) DNS
2 106 (11.79%) Unified Communications
3 81 (9.01%) DHCP
4 67 (7.45%) Firewall
5 66 (7.34%) LAN
6 58 (6.45%) WAN
7 41 (4.56%) VoIP
8 37 (4.12%) SAN
8 37 (4.12%) VPN
9 31 (3.45%) PBX
10 26 (2.89%) TCP/IP
10 26 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
11 25 (2.78%) NetScaler
11 25 (2.78%) Wireless
12 22 (2.45%) SMTP
12 22 (2.45%) WebEx
13 21 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (2.34%) Internet
14 17 (1.89%) H.323
15 16 (1.78%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (0.78%) Power BI
4 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.22%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.11%) Big Data
6 1 (0.11%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.11%) Bigtable
6 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.11%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.11%) MySQL
6 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (2.56%) JIRA
2 8 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.44%) Bitbucket
3 4 (0.44%) Selenium
3 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.33%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.33%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.22%) Gatling
5 2 (0.22%) Grunt
5 2 (0.22%) gulp
5 2 (0.22%) Hudson
5 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.22%) Sublime Text
5 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 156 (17.35%) Finance
2 44 (4.89%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.56%) Banking
4 31 (3.45%) Legal
5 22 (2.45%) Law
6 16 (1.78%) Marketing
7 14 (1.56%) Retail
8 13 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.78%) Local Government
10 6 (0.67%) Advertising
10 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.56%) Electronics
12 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.33%) Military
13 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (10.12%) Architect
2 73 (8.12%) Analyst
3 71 (7.90%) Consultant
4 64 (7.12%) Office 365 Engineer
5 60 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 57 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (4.78%) IT Support
8 40 (4.45%) Office 365 Architect
8 40 (4.45%) Project Manager
9 32 (3.56%) Desktop Engineer
10 30 (3.34%) Developer
10 30 (3.34%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 29 (3.23%) Messaging Engineer
12 28 (3.11%) Exchange Engineer
13 27 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
13 27 (3.00%) Desktop Support
14 26 (2.89%) IT Engineer
15 24 (2.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 24 (2.67%) Service Analyst
16 23 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.11%) AngularJS
2 16 (1.78%) HTML
2 16 (1.78%) Node.js
3 13 (1.45%) HTML5
3 13 (1.45%) RESTful
4 12 (1.33%) JSON
5 11 (1.22%) jQuery
5 11 (1.22%) SOAP
5 11 (1.22%) WAP
6 10 (1.11%) React
6 10 (1.11%) SignalR
6 10 (1.11%) WebSockets
6 10 (1.11%) XML
7 9 (1.00%) .NET
7 9 (1.00%) Software Packaging
8 8 (0.89%) Natural Language Processing
9 7 (0.78%) WebRTC
10 6 (0.67%) CSS
10 6 (0.67%) SailPoint
10 6 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.34%) Video Conferencing
2 58 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 52 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.12%) Blackberry
5 35 (3.89%) User Experience
6 32 (3.56%) PKI
7 30 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (3.00%) Public Cloud
9 24 (2.67%) Fat Client
9 24 (2.67%) Thin Client
10 21 (2.34%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.56%) Smartphone
12 13 (1.45%) iPhone
13 12 (1.33%) Clustering
13 12 (1.33%) Handset
13 12 (1.33%) iPad
14 9 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
15 8 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 378 (42.05%) Windows
2 221 (24.58%) Windows 10
3 153 (17.02%) Windows Server
4 116 (12.90%) Windows 7
5 65 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (6.67%) Android
7 52 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (5.12%) Apple iOS
9 44 (4.89%) Linux
10 12 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.89%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.78%) CentOS
14 6 (0.67%) Unix
15 5 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.56%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.56%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (19.47%) Migration
2 139 (15.46%) ITIL
3 89 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 57 (6.34%) Project Management
6 49 (5.45%) Service Management
7 47 (5.23%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (4.78%) Mobile Device Management
9 36 (4.00%) Computer Science
10 35 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (3.89%) Service Delivery
11 31 (3.45%) Data Protection
11 31 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (3.23%) Mentoring
13 28 (3.11%) Change Management
14 24 (2.67%) DevOps
14 24 (2.67%) Technical Leadership
15 23 (2.56%) High Availability
16 21 (2.34%) Analytics
16 21 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 162 (18.02%) PowerShell
2 39 (4.34%) SQL
3 26 (2.89%) JavaScript
4 22 (2.45%) Python
5 17 (1.89%) C
6 14 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 14 (1.56%) Java
7 13 (1.45%) C#
8 10 (1.11%) R
8 10 (1.11%) VBScript
9 9 (1.00%) TypeScript
9 9 (1.00%) VB
10 4 (0.44%) Perl
10 4 (0.44%) PHP
11 3 (0.33%) C++
11 3 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.22%) Groovy
12 2 (0.22%) Ruby
12 2 (0.22%) Scala
13 1 (0.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 119 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 90 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 50 (5.56%) Degree
4 48 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (2.89%) MCSA
6 26 (2.89%) MCSE
7 25 (2.78%) CCNA
8 24 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (2.00%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.45%) MCP
11 12 (1.33%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.11%) CCA
12 10 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.89%) PMP
15 7 (0.78%) CCNP
15 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.45%) SLA
2 16 (1.78%) QA
3 11 (1.22%) GDPR
3 11 (1.22%) PMO
4 8 (0.89%) MiFID
5 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 380 (42.27%) Active Directory
2 82 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.90%) XenDesktop
4 51 (5.67%) XenApp
5 42 (4.67%) Hyper-V
6 41 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (2.89%) vSphere
8 23 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.45%) Firmware
11 12 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (1.11%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 8 (0.89%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.67%) Xen
16 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.44%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 174 (19.35%) SCCM
2 94 (10.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (4.45%) AirWatch
4 24 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
5 17 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 15 (1.67%) SCOM
7 13 (1.45%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
9 10 (1.11%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.00%) WSUS
11 8 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
12 6 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.67%) PaperCut
12 6 (0.67%) XenMobile
13 5 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 4 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
15 3 (0.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 456 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 174 (19.35%) Cisco
3 134 (14.91%) VMware
4 131 (14.57%) Citrix
5 42 (4.67%) Symantec
6 38 (4.23%) Dell
7 35 (3.89%) ServiceNow
8 34 (3.78%) IronPort
9 29 (3.23%) Apple
9 29 (3.23%) HP
10 23 (2.56%) Avaya
11 21 (2.34%) Google
12 20 (2.22%) Ivanti
12 20 (2.22%) Juniper
13 17 (1.89%) Meraki
13 17 (1.89%) Polycom
14 16 (1.78%) Proofpoint
15 14 (1.56%) Bloomberg
15 14 (1.56%) Reuters
16 13 (1.45%) Veritas