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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 12 August 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
England > London
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 519 431 255
Rank change year-on-year -88 -176 +20
Contract jobs citing Skype 81 99 132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.32% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 3.34% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 47 88
10th Percentile £195 £300 £255
25th Percentile £223 £379 £311
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £591 £538 £564
90th Percentile £738 £625 £638
England median daily rate £425 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
10th Percentile £22.50 £16.55 -
25th Percentile £24.75 £16.95 £12.63
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.98 £12.75
Median % change year-on-year +44.61% +41.02% -34.56%
75th Percentile £29.50 £21.05 £12.88
90th Percentile £35.80 £22.67 -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £17.18 £17.50
% change year-on-year +132.90% -1.86% +4.48%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,911 2,961 1,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.77% 9.53% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,798 2,006 1,168
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £470
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.38% -1.05%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £575
90th Percentile £750 £705 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 41 39
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.25 £14.90
25th Percentile £21.50 £16.28 £25.63
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -37.50% +83.91%
75th Percentile £47.11 £46.38 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.00 £52.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +49.43% -27.50% +39.26%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in London

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in London.

Daily rate trend for Skype in London

Skype
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype in London over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Skype in London

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype in London.

Hourly rate trend for Skype in London

Skype
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Skype in London over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Skype in London

Skype
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the London region over the 6 months to 12 August 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
Central London -22 16 £425 +6.25% 7
West London +1 2 £455 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 London region with a requirement for Skype.

1 49 (60.49%) Microsoft
2 45 (55.56%) Skype for Business
3 42 (51.85%) Microsoft 365
4 34 (41.98%) Video Conferencing
5 32 (39.51%) Windows
6 30 (37.04%) ITIL
7 25 (30.86%) Windows 10
8 24 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
8 24 (29.63%) Cisco
9 20 (24.69%) Active Directory
9 20 (24.69%) Apple
10 19 (23.46%) Project Management
10 19 (23.46%) Finance
10 19 (23.46%) Polycom
11 18 (22.22%) Telepresence
11 18 (22.22%) Agile
12 17 (20.99%) Social Skills
13 15 (18.52%) Scrum
13 15 (18.52%) Windows 7
13 15 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (17.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (17.28%) Citrix
14 14 (17.28%) PRINCE2
15 10 (12.35%) WebEx
15 10 (12.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
16 9 (11.11%) Degree
17 8 (9.88%) QA
17 8 (9.88%) ITSM

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 45 (55.56%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.94%) Confluence
4 1 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) IBM Connections
4 1 (1.23%) Mattermost
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (51.85%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (8.64%) Azure
3 3 (3.70%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.47%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.23%) Power Automate
5 1 (1.23%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.23%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.23%) Slack
5 1 (1.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) Telepresence
2 15 (18.52%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (12.35%) WebEx
4 5 (6.17%) VPN
5 3 (3.70%) Firewall
5 3 (3.70%) Wireless
6 2 (2.47%) 802.11
6 2 (2.47%) DHCP
6 2 (2.47%) DNS
6 2 (2.47%) Network Security
6 2 (2.47%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.23%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) JMeter
3 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.23%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 17 (20.99%) Social Skills
3 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.64%) Banking
4 7 (8.64%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (6.17%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.70%) Back Office
7 3 (3.70%) Front Office
7 3 (3.70%) Law
7 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.47%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (2.47%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.23%) Electronics
9 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.23%) Local Government
9 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Support Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) IT Engineer
3 15 (18.52%) IT Support
3 15 (18.52%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (8.64%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.64%) Technical Leader
5 6 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Citrix Support
5 6 (7.41%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Coordinator
5 6 (7.41%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.94%) Telephony Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) WebRTC
2 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.47%) CSS
2 2 (2.47%) HTML
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.23%) JSON
3 1 (1.23%) Kafka
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Graph
3 1 (1.23%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (41.98%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (8.64%) Digital Signage
2 7 (8.64%) IPTV
2 7 (8.64%) PMI
2 7 (8.64%) Video\Live Streaming
3 6 (7.41%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.70%) BYOD
4 3 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.23%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.23%) Social Network
6 1 (1.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.51%) Windows
2 25 (30.86%) Windows 10
3 15 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.17%) Android
6 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.23%) Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) ITIL
2 19 (23.46%) Project Management
3 18 (22.22%) Agile
4 15 (18.52%) Scrum
5 14 (17.28%) PRINCE2
6 10 (12.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 8 (9.88%) ITSM
7 8 (9.88%) Product Management
7 8 (9.88%) Project Delivery
8 7 (8.64%) Change Management
8 7 (8.64%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (8.64%) Decision-Making
8 7 (8.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.64%) Supplier Management
8 7 (8.64%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.41%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.41%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
1 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
3 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 9 (11.11%) Degree
3 7 (8.64%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.47%) MCITP
5 2 (2.47%) MCSA
5 2 (2.47%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.23%) ISEB
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (24.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) Firmware
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (4.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.47%) Grafana
3 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.23%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (60.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (29.63%) Cisco
3 20 (24.69%) Apple
4 19 (23.46%) Polycom
5 14 (17.28%) Citrix
6 6 (7.41%) HP
7 5 (6.17%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.94%) VMware
9 3 (3.70%) Dell
9 3 (3.70%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.47%) AirMagnet
10 2 (2.47%) BMC
10 2 (2.47%) Ekahau
10 2 (2.47%) IBM
10 2 (2.47%) Remedy
11 1 (1.23%) Aderant
11 1 (1.23%) Autodesk
11 1 (1.23%) Confluent
11 1 (1.23%) Intapp
11 1 (1.23%) McAfee