Period
to 28 March 2020

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 March 2020 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 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 227 274 325
Rank change year-on-year +47 +51 +36
Contract jobs citing Skype 619 870 718
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.09% 0.98% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.12% 7.79% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 541 479
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £184 £170 £164
90th Percentile £532 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 37
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.37 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.86% -23.15% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.90 £12.80
90th Percentile £33.00 £46.35 £45.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00% +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 7,625 11,170 12,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 12.64% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,544 6,852 7,630
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £180 £205 £200
90th Percentile £603 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 496 663
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.75% -8.75% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.30 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £19.03
% change year-on-year +24.62% -5.12% -13.50%

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 March 2020.

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 March 2020.

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 March 2020. 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 +66 240 £413 +6.45% 46
South East +57 130 £425 - 38
North of England -7 95 £338 -23.94% 61
South West +44 67 £450 +16.88% 35
North West +30 63 £355 -1.39% 24
East of England +47 43 £425 +30.77% 18
Midlands +38 38 £388 +9.15% 43
Yorkshire +23 28 £325 -29.73% 35
West Midlands +38 24 £375 - 28
East Midlands +24 13 £450 +38.46% 15
North East -18 4 £315 -32.26% 2
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 430 (69.47%) Skype for Business
2 329 (53.15%) Microsoft
3 320 (51.70%) Office 365
4 284 (45.88%) Windows
5 249 (40.23%) Active Directory
6 152 (24.56%) Azure
7 145 (23.42%) SharePoint
8 131 (21.16%) Windows Server
9 128 (20.68%) Windows 10
10 125 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
11 118 (19.06%) SCCM
12 107 (17.29%) PowerShell
13 100 (16.16%) Migration
14 96 (15.51%) DNS
15 93 (15.02%) Security Cleared
16 92 (14.86%) Cisco
16 92 (14.86%) ITIL
17 91 (14.70%) VMware
18 84 (13.57%) DHCP
19 74 (11.95%) MS Exchange
20 73 (11.79%) Unified Communications
21 68 (10.99%) SC Cleared
22 65 (10.50%) Finance
23 63 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
24 62 (10.02%) OneDrive
25 58 (9.37%) Firewall
25 58 (9.37%) VMware Infrastructure
26 57 (9.21%) Citrix
26 57 (9.21%) Windows 7
27 55 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 430 (69.47%) Skype for Business
2 145 (23.42%) SharePoint
3 74 (11.95%) MS Exchange
4 40 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.26%) Confluence
7 11 (1.78%) IIS
8 8 (1.29%) CMS
9 4 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.48%) Apache
11 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.32%) Site Server
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 125 (20.19%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.16%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Sketch
7 1 (0.16%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) assyst
4 1 (0.16%) Exstream
4 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 320 (51.70%) Office 365
2 152 (24.56%) Azure
3 62 (10.02%) OneDrive
4 50 (8.08%) AWS
5 43 (6.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (4.36%) Yammer
7 24 (3.88%) Power Platform
8 20 (3.23%) SaaS
9 18 (2.91%) IaaS
9 18 (2.91%) PaaS
10 15 (2.42%) PowerApps
11 14 (2.26%) GCP
12 11 (1.78%) Mimecast
13 9 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (0.65%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 96 (15.51%) DNS
2 84 (13.57%) DHCP
3 73 (11.79%) Unified Communications
4 58 (9.37%) Firewall
5 47 (7.59%) LAN
6 42 (6.79%) WAN
7 39 (6.30%) VoIP
8 36 (5.82%) PBX
8 36 (5.82%) VPN
9 30 (4.85%) TCP/IP
10 22 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (3.55%) Wireless
11 21 (3.39%) SAN
12 20 (3.23%) NetScaler
13 19 (3.07%) Internet
13 19 (3.07%) MPLS
13 19 (3.07%) WebEx
14 13 (2.10%) IP Telephony
15 12 (1.94%) PSTN
16 11 (1.78%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.10%) Power BI
3 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.65%) MySQL
6 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.32%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.32%) Redis
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.16%) Big Data
8 1 (0.16%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.58%) JIRA
2 11 (1.78%) Bitbucket
3 6 (0.97%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.32%) gulp
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.16%) Hudson
7 1 (0.16%) RSpec
General
1 65 (10.50%) Finance
2 29 (4.68%) Public Sector
3 13 (2.10%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.78%) German Language
4 11 (1.78%) Legal
4 11 (1.78%) Local Government
5 9 (1.45%) Retail
6 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.81%) Banking
7 5 (0.81%) Law
7 5 (0.81%) Marketing
8 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.65%) Police
9 3 (0.48%) Electronics
9 3 (0.48%) French Language
9 3 (0.48%) Games
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (12.28%) Analyst
2 65 (10.50%) Support Engineer
3 60 (9.69%) Consultant
4 53 (8.56%) Architect
5 42 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 38 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (5.82%) Support Analyst
8 31 (5.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 27 (4.36%) Office 365 Engineer
10 26 (4.20%) Desktop Support
11 25 (4.04%) IT Support
11 25 (4.04%) Project Manager
12 23 (3.72%) Windows Engineer
13 22 (3.55%) Service Analyst
14 21 (3.39%) Active Directory Engineer
15 20 (3.23%) Developer
16 18 (2.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 17 (2.75%) Office 365 Architect
18 16 (2.58%) Server Engineer
18 16 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.94%) .NET
2 7 (1.13%) JSON
3 5 (0.81%) AngularJS
3 5 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (0.81%) Velocity
4 4 (0.65%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.65%) CSS
4 4 (0.65%) HTML
4 4 (0.65%) React
4 4 (0.65%) Web Services
5 3 (0.48%) LDAP
5 3 (0.48%) Node.js
5 3 (0.48%) REST
5 3 (0.48%) XMPP
6 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (0.32%) CSS3
6 2 (0.32%) HTML5
6 2 (0.32%) Laravel
6 2 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.32%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.46%) Video Conferencing
2 34 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.33%) PKI
4 26 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 21 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.58%) Blackberry
7 16 (2.58%) Replication
8 14 (2.26%) User Experience
9 12 (1.94%) Handset
10 10 (1.62%) iPhone
11 9 (1.45%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.45%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.45%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.29%) iPad
12 8 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.13%) NHS
13 7 (1.13%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.97%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 284 (45.88%) Windows
2 131 (21.16%) Windows Server
3 128 (20.68%) Windows 10
4 63 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (9.21%) Windows 7
6 52 (8.40%) Windows Server 2016
7 47 (7.59%) Android
8 46 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (6.30%) Apple iOS
10 21 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (1.94%) Linux
11 12 (1.94%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.62%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.13%) Unix
14 6 (0.97%) VMS
15 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.16%) CentOS
17 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (16.16%) Migration
2 92 (14.86%) ITIL
3 55 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 49 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (6.30%) Change Management
7 38 (6.14%) Service Management
8 30 (4.85%) Problem Management
9 25 (4.04%) Service Delivery
10 24 (3.88%) Incident Management
11 23 (3.72%) ITSM
12 20 (3.23%) Analytics
13 19 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (3.07%) PRINCE2
14 18 (2.91%) DevOps
15 17 (2.75%) High Availability
15 17 (2.75%) Project Delivery
15 17 (2.75%) Project Management
16 16 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (2.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 107 (17.29%) PowerShell
2 29 (4.68%) SQL
3 11 (1.78%) Python
4 10 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.13%) C
5 7 (1.13%) VB
6 5 (0.81%) Ruby
7 4 (0.65%) C#
8 3 (0.48%) Java
9 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.32%) C++
9 2 (0.32%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.32%) PHP
9 2 (0.32%) R
9 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.32%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.16%) Elixir
10 1 (0.16%) ES6
10 1 (0.16%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 68 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.75%) MCSE
6 15 (2.42%) Degree
7 14 (2.26%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.26%) MCP
8 13 (2.10%) CCNA
9 12 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.78%) CCNP
11 8 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (1.13%) MCSA
13 5 (0.81%) CCA
13 5 (0.81%) CCNP Voice
13 5 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.65%) MCITP
15 3 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.72%) SLA
2 9 (1.45%) GDPR
2 9 (1.45%) QA
3 7 (1.13%) NCSC
4 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.65%) P3O
6 3 (0.48%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.16%) NIST
8 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 249 (40.23%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (3.88%) XenApp
6 22 (3.55%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.75%) BitLocker
8 15 (2.42%) vSphere
9 10 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.65%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.65%) Firmware
13 3 (0.48%) Docker
13 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.16%) KVM
15 1 (0.16%) UAG
15 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 118 (19.06%) SCCM
2 42 (6.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (3.55%) SCOM
4 18 (2.91%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (1.62%) FortiGate
5 10 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.81%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (0.65%) vRealize
8 3 (0.48%) Ansible
8 3 (0.48%) Terraform
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 329 (53.15%) Microsoft
2 92 (14.86%) Cisco
3 91 (14.70%) VMware
4 57 (9.21%) Citrix
5 32 (5.17%) Sonus
6 23 (3.72%) Polycom
7 21 (3.39%) Avaya
8 20 (3.23%) ServiceNow
9 18 (2.91%) Apple
9 18 (2.91%) Google
10 17 (2.75%) Adobe
10 17 (2.75%) HP
11 16 (2.58%) Symantec
12 15 (2.42%) Oracle
13 14 (2.26%) Mitel
14 13 (2.10%) McAfee
14 13 (2.10%) Palo Alto
15 12 (1.94%) Dell
16 11 (1.78%) MobileIron
16 11 (1.78%) Samsung