Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 328 360
Rank change year-on-year +55 +32 +338
Contract jobs citing Skype 887 643 678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.94% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.00% 5.29% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 407 409
England median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +16.79%
10th Percentile £168 £200 £208
90th Percentile £538 £554 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 24 35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -34.16% +21.50%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £168.75 £34.78 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £24.65
% change year-on-year +17.65% -31.03% +23.25%

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 12,674 12,152 15,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 13.77% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,784 7,336 9,529
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 677 697
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.24
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +74 441 £388 -8.82% 56
South East +12 166 £363 -10.77% 23
North of England +4 109 £375 +30.43% 19
North West +17 75 £350 - 12
South West +35 65 £344 -8.33% 16
Midlands +4 54 £300 -25.00% 18
East of England -31 49 £223 -53.65% 21
West Midlands -7 45 £300 -25.00% 13
Yorkshire -8 24 £425 +61.90% 5
East Midlands -6 11 £250 +28.21% 5
North East -25 10 £409 +90.12% 2
Skype
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 650 (73.28%) Skype for Business
2 531 (59.86%) Office 365
3 431 (48.59%) Windows
4 399 (44.98%) Microsoft
5 323 (36.41%) Active Directory
6 244 (27.51%) Windows 10
7 221 (24.92%) SharePoint
8 183 (20.63%) Migration
9 172 (19.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 165 (18.60%) SCCM
11 164 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
12 157 (17.70%) MS Exchange
13 153 (17.25%) ITIL
14 150 (16.91%) Finance
15 149 (16.80%) Windows Server
16 140 (15.78%) Windows 7
17 139 (15.67%) PowerShell
18 138 (15.56%) Citrix
19 128 (14.43%) Cisco
20 118 (13.30%) OneDrive
21 117 (13.19%) VMware
22 113 (12.74%) Security Cleared
23 94 (10.60%) DNS
24 86 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 84 (9.47%) SC Cleared
26 83 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
27 82 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
27 82 (9.24%) Firewall
28 73 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
29 70 (7.89%) 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
1 650 (73.28%) Skype for Business
2 221 (24.92%) SharePoint
3 157 (17.70%) MS Exchange
4 73 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (0.68%) CMS
10 6 (0.68%) IIS
11 3 (0.34%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.23%) WordPress
13 1 (0.11%) Apache
Applications
1 164 (18.49%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.34%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 17 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.23%) Line 50
4 2 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.23%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.11%) Shopify
5 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.11%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 531 (59.86%) Office 365
2 172 (19.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (13.30%) OneDrive
4 58 (6.54%) Yammer
5 54 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (2.37%) IaaS
8 20 (2.25%) SaaS
9 10 (1.13%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.13%) PaaS
10 9 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.45%) Slack
13 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.34%) Heroku
14 2 (0.23%) GoToWebinar
14 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.11%) G Suite
15 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 94 (10.60%) DNS
2 82 (9.24%) Firewall
3 70 (7.89%) DHCP
3 70 (7.89%) WAN
4 63 (7.10%) VoIP
5 60 (6.76%) Unified Communications
6 58 (6.54%) LAN
7 56 (6.31%) VPN
8 44 (4.96%) SAN
9 28 (3.16%) PBX
10 25 (2.82%) SMTP
11 24 (2.71%) Wireless
12 22 (2.48%) NetScaler
12 22 (2.48%) VLAN
13 20 (2.25%) TCP/IP
14 17 (1.92%) IP Telephony
15 16 (1.80%) PSTN
16 14 (1.58%) MPLS
16 14 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (1.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.71%) Power BI
3 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.45%) MySQL
5 3 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.23%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) Big Data
7 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.11%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (1.47%) JIRA
2 6 (0.68%) MSI
2 6 (0.68%) Selenium
3 5 (0.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.23%) Ant
5 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.11%) Hudson
6 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.11%) Subversion
6 1 (0.11%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.11%) WiX
General
1 150 (16.91%) Finance
2 37 (4.17%) Legal
3 24 (2.71%) Retail
4 23 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.48%) Banking
6 21 (2.37%) Law
7 9 (1.01%) Marketing
8 7 (0.79%) Advertising
8 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.56%) Billing
11 4 (0.45%) Games
11 4 (0.45%) Military
12 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.34%) Front Office
12 3 (0.34%) German Language
12 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Back Office
13 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 120 (13.53%) Analyst
2 80 (9.02%) Support Engineer
3 76 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 70 (7.89%) Architect
5 63 (7.10%) Project Manager
6 62 (6.99%) Desktop Support
7 58 (6.54%) Consultant
8 47 (5.30%) Trainer
9 42 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 42 (4.74%) IT Support
10 37 (4.17%) Service Analyst
11 36 (4.06%) Office 365 Engineer
12 35 (3.95%) Support Analyst
13 32 (3.61%) IT Engineer
13 32 (3.61%) Service Desk Analyst
14 31 (3.49%) Unified Communications Engineer
15 29 (3.27%) Administrator
16 27 (3.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 27 (3.04%) Exchange Engineer
16 27 (3.04%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.58%) LDAP
2 10 (1.13%) .NET
3 7 (0.79%) AngularJS
3 7 (0.79%) XMPP
4 6 (0.68%) 802.1X
4 6 (0.68%) Web Services
5 5 (0.56%) CSS
5 5 (0.56%) HTML
5 5 (0.56%) Node.js
6 3 (0.34%) Redux
6 3 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (0.34%) Spring
7 2 (0.23%) ADSI
7 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.23%) HTML5
7 2 (0.23%) JSON
7 2 (0.23%) JSP
7 2 (0.23%) REST
7 2 (0.23%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
2 35 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 30 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.04%) Blackberry
5 26 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.82%) Fat Client
6 25 (2.82%) PKI
6 25 (2.82%) Thin Client
7 24 (2.71%) Clustering
7 24 (2.71%) iPhone
8 21 (2.37%) User Experience
9 15 (1.69%) e-Learning
10 13 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.24%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.13%) iPad
12 10 (1.13%) Smartphone
12 10 (1.13%) Taxonomies
13 8 (0.90%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.79%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 431 (48.59%) Windows
2 244 (27.51%) Windows 10
3 149 (16.80%) Windows Server
4 140 (15.78%) Windows 7
5 83 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (5.52%) Android
8 36 (4.06%) Apple iOS
9 35 (3.95%) Linux
10 31 (3.49%) Windows 8
11 21 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.58%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.01%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.79%) Unix
15 6 (0.68%) Solaris
16 4 (0.45%) AIX
16 4 (0.45%) SUSE
17 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.11%) CentOS
18 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (20.63%) Migration
2 153 (17.25%) ITIL
3 86 (9.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 60 (6.76%) Project Management
5 57 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (5.64%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (4.17%) CRM
8 34 (3.83%) PRINCE2
9 33 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (3.72%) Service Management
10 32 (3.61%) Change Management
11 24 (2.71%) Service Delivery
12 23 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
13 22 (2.48%) Mobile Device Management
14 20 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (2.25%) Email Filtering
15 18 (2.03%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (2.03%) Cybersecurity
15 18 (2.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 139 (15.67%) PowerShell
2 38 (4.28%) SQL
3 10 (1.13%) C#
3 10 (1.13%) Java
4 8 (0.90%) JavaScript
4 8 (0.90%) VB
5 7 (0.79%) VBScript
6 6 (0.68%) C
7 4 (0.45%) PHP
8 3 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.34%) Ruby
8 3 (0.34%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.23%) Perl
9 2 (0.23%) Python
10 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 113 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 84 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (4.28%) Degree
5 20 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (2.25%) MCSE
6 16 (1.80%) CCNA
7 15 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.58%) CCNP
8 14 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (1.47%) CCA
9 13 (1.47%) MCSA
10 11 (1.24%) PMP
10 11 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.13%) MCP
12 9 (1.01%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.71%) SLA
2 19 (2.14%) QA
3 14 (1.58%) PMO
4 3 (0.34%) GDPR
5 2 (0.23%) GMP
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) GCP
6 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 323 (36.41%) Active Directory
2 82 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (5.64%) Hyper-V
4 47 (5.30%) XenApp
5 43 (4.85%) XenDesktop
6 32 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.37%) vSphere
8 18 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (1.58%) DFS Replication
10 13 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.35%) XenServer
12 10 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.79%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.68%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.56%) Docker
16 3 (0.34%) VirtualBox
17 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
17 2 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 165 (18.60%) SCCM
2 62 (6.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (3.49%) SCOM
4 16 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 11 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.01%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.90%) SafeCom
9 7 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.56%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.56%) WSUS
12 4 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.45%) PingFederate
12 4 (0.45%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.45%) vRealize
13 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.34%) SCSM
Vendors
1 399 (44.98%) Microsoft
2 138 (15.56%) Citrix
3 128 (14.43%) Cisco
4 117 (13.19%) VMware
5 46 (5.19%) ServiceNow
6 44 (4.96%) Avaya
7 40 (4.51%) Apple
8 26 (2.93%) Dell
8 26 (2.93%) HP
9 25 (2.82%) Symantec
10 23 (2.59%) Polycom
11 19 (2.14%) Mitel
12 18 (2.03%) Remedy
13 15 (1.69%) NetApp
13 15 (1.69%) SAP
14 13 (1.47%) Veeam
15 12 (1.35%) Meraki
15 12 (1.35%) SolarWinds
16 11 (1.24%) MobileIron
16 11 (1.24%) Oracle