Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 337 466
Rank change year-on-year -22 +129 +138
Contract jobs citing Skype 311 289 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.65% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 4.81% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 195 103
London median daily rate £359 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.31% +14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £239
90th Percentile £518 £588 £585
England median daily rate £368 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.00% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 3
London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.29 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% -16.46% +11.43%
10th Percentile £13.20 £14.45 £12.25
90th Percentile £23.70 £17.15 £22.95
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% -4.76% +20.00%

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 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 5551 6011 5780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.68% 13.61% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3921 3824
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 151 171
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.79% +15.99%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype in London

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in London

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in London over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in London

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in London

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in London over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor 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 18 December 2017. 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
Central London +32 81 £395 -1.25% 3
East London -9 11 £275 -37.14% 2
West London -13 9 £388 -35.42% 4
North London -6 6 - -
South London -32 6 £388 +31.91%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Skype.

1 239 (76.85%) Skype for Business
2 178 (57.23%) Office 365
3 130 (41.80%) Windows
4 96 (30.87%) Microsoft
5 87 (27.97%) Active Directory
6 86 (27.65%) Finance
7 67 (21.54%) Cisco
8 65 (20.90%) SharePoint
9 62 (19.94%) Microsoft Office
9 62 (19.94%) Microsoft Azure
10 57 (18.33%) Windows 10
11 53 (17.04%) Migration
12 51 (16.40%) MS Exchange
13 50 (16.08%) Banking
14 42 (13.50%) VMware
15 39 (12.54%) PowerShell
16 36 (11.58%) Windows Server
17 34 (10.93%) SCCM
18 33 (10.61%) OneDrive
19 32 (10.29%) Citrix
20 31 (9.97%) ITIL
21 30 (9.65%) Unified Communications
22 28 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
23 26 (8.36%) Video Conferencing
23 26 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
24 25 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
24 25 (8.04%) Windows 7
24 25 (8.04%) VoIP
24 25 (8.04%) Azure Active Directory
25 24 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 239 (76.85%) Skype for Business
2 65 (20.90%) SharePoint
3 51 (16.40%) MS Exchange
4 28 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.29%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.29%) Drupal
8 4 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (19.94%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.32%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.29%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 178 (57.23%) Office 365
2 62 (19.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (10.61%) OneDrive
4 25 (8.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (6.11%) IaaS
6 17 (5.47%) PaaS
7 9 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (2.57%) Yammer
9 6 (1.93%) Slack
10 4 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.29%) SaaS
11 2 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) GitHub
11 2 (0.64%) Serverless
11 2 (0.64%) Trello
12 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.65%) Unified Communications
2 25 (8.04%) VoIP
3 19 (6.11%) WAN
4 15 (4.82%) Firewall
4 15 (4.82%) LAN
4 15 (4.82%) VPN
5 14 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (4.50%) Wireless
6 10 (3.22%) DNS
6 10 (3.22%) ISDN
6 10 (3.22%) WebEx
7 9 (2.89%) Network Security
7 9 (2.89%) Telepresence
8 8 (2.57%) NetScaler
9 7 (2.25%) 4G
9 7 (2.25%) IP Telephony
9 7 (2.25%) SAN
9 7 (2.25%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.25%) VLAN
10 6 (1.93%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (3.22%) Blockchain
4 6 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.29%) EDRMS
5 4 (1.29%) MySQL
6 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.32%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.32%) Power BI
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.32%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.61%) JIRA
2 4 (1.29%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.64%) MSI
4 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.32%) Ant
5 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (27.65%) Finance
2 50 (16.08%) Banking
3 23 (7.40%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.79%) Legal
5 13 (4.18%) Law
6 8 (2.57%) Retail
7 5 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.29%) Advertising
8 4 (1.29%) French Language
8 4 (1.29%) Local Government
9 2 (0.64%) German Language
9 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (13.50%) Analyst
2 36 (11.58%) Consultant
3 34 (10.93%) Trainer
4 31 (9.97%) IT Trainer
5 30 (9.65%) Project Manager
6 24 (7.72%) Developer
7 23 (7.40%) Office 365 Consultant
8 22 (7.07%) Support Analyst
9 19 (6.11%) Office 365 Trainer
10 18 (5.79%) Support Engineer
10 18 (5.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 17 (5.47%) Office 365 Engineer
12 16 (5.14%) Desktop Support
13 14 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.86%) Architect
14 12 (3.86%) Service Analyst
14 12 (3.86%) Voice Engineer
14 12 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
15 11 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
15 11 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.54%) HTML
2 8 (2.57%) HTML5
2 8 (2.57%) XMPP
3 7 (2.25%) jQuery
3 7 (2.25%) React
4 6 (1.93%) Ajax
4 6 (1.93%) CSS
4 6 (1.93%) RESTful
5 4 (1.29%) .NET
5 4 (1.29%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.29%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.29%) CSS3
5 4 (1.29%) Jest
5 4 (1.29%) React Native
5 4 (1.29%) Redux
5 4 (1.29%) WebSockets
6 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.64%) Sass
7 2 (0.64%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.36%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.57%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.57%) PKI
6 7 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.93%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.93%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.93%) iPhone
7 6 (1.93%) Podcast
8 5 (1.61%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.29%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.29%) User Experience
10 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.96%) Handset
10 3 (0.96%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.64%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 130 (41.80%) Windows
2 57 (18.33%) Windows 10
3 36 (11.58%) Windows Server
4 25 (8.04%) Windows 7
5 21 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.86%) Android
7 12 (3.86%) Linux
8 9 (2.89%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.89%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.96%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) Unix
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.04%) Migration
2 31 (9.97%) ITIL
3 26 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (6.75%) Project Management
5 20 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (6.11%) Change Management
7 16 (5.14%) PRINCE2
8 15 (4.82%) Time Management
9 14 (4.50%) Statistics
10 13 (4.18%) Problem Management
11 10 (3.22%) CRM
11 10 (3.22%) DevOps
12 9 (2.89%) Service Management
13 8 (2.57%) Infrastructure Management
14 7 (2.25%) Coaching
14 7 (2.25%) ERP
14 7 (2.25%) ITSM
14 7 (2.25%) Load Balancing
14 7 (2.25%) Software Deployment
15 6 (1.93%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.54%) PowerShell
2 23 (7.40%) SQL
3 16 (5.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.61%) C#
4 5 (1.61%) PHP
5 3 (0.96%) Python
5 3 (0.96%) VBScript
6 2 (0.64%) C
6 2 (0.64%) Java
6 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.32%) C++
7 1 (0.32%) ES6
7 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.32%) VB
7 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.25%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.25%) MCSE
5 6 (1.93%) Degree
5 6 (1.93%) MCSA
6 5 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.29%) CCIE
7 4 (1.29%) CCNA
7 4 (1.29%) CCNP
8 3 (0.96%) MCP
9 2 (0.64%) CCA
9 2 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.75%) PMO
2 3 (0.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 87 (27.97%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.82%) XenApp
5 9 (2.89%) vSphere
6 7 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.29%) Docker
9 2 (0.64%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.64%) XenServer
10 1 (0.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.32%) UAG
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (10.93%) SCCM
2 9 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (2.89%) SCOM
3 8 (2.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.61%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.61%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.96%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.64%) Puppet
9 2 (0.64%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.32%) Cacti
10 1 (0.32%) Ionix
10 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 96 (30.87%) Microsoft
2 67 (21.54%) Cisco
3 42 (13.50%) VMware
4 32 (10.29%) Citrix
5 23 (7.40%) Avaya
6 15 (4.82%) Polycom
7 14 (4.50%) Dell
8 13 (4.18%) HP
9 10 (3.22%) Symantec
10 9 (2.89%) EMC
11 7 (2.25%) Altiris
11 7 (2.25%) Apple
11 7 (2.25%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.93%) iManage
12 6 (1.93%) Mercator
13 5 (1.61%) IBM
13 5 (1.61%) Mitel
13 5 (1.61%) Siemens
13 5 (1.61%) Veeam
14 4 (1.29%) SolarWinds