Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 350 319
Rank change year-on-year +57 -31 +157
Contract jobs citing Skype 395 293 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 0.65% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.49% 5.72% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 195 231
London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £253 £213
90th Percentile £599 £533 £575
England median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 15
London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.36% -
10th Percentile £12.40 £12.30 £14.45
90th Percentile £21.35 £25.72 £20.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -17.07% -8.89%

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 5,271 5,121 6,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.43% 11.37% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,646 3,466 4,116
London median daily rate £455 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +9.59%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.50 £47.75 £49.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 19 October 2018.

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
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 19 October 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
Central London +9 108 £400 -5.88% 25
West London -1 12 £175 -55.56% 4
South London -13 9 £338 +3.85% 3
East London -26 6 £250 -9.09% 6
North London -4 2 £403 +0.63%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 London region with a requirement for Skype.

1 294 (74.43%) Skype for Business
2 271 (68.61%) Office 365
3 200 (50.63%) Windows
4 184 (46.58%) Microsoft
5 139 (35.19%) Active Directory
6 124 (31.39%) Windows 10
7 109 (27.59%) SharePoint
8 101 (25.57%) Finance
9 88 (22.28%) Microsoft Office
9 88 (22.28%) ITIL
9 88 (22.28%) Microsoft Azure
10 82 (20.76%) Cisco
11 73 (18.48%) SCCM
12 70 (17.72%) Migration
13 68 (17.22%) Windows 7
14 58 (14.68%) MS Exchange
15 53 (13.42%) Citrix
15 53 (13.42%) Windows Server
16 51 (12.91%) PowerShell
17 45 (11.39%) OneDrive
18 44 (11.14%) Security Cleared
19 42 (10.63%) Video Conferencing
20 41 (10.38%) VMware
21 40 (10.13%) Firewall
22 39 (9.87%) VoIP
22 39 (9.87%) VPN
23 37 (9.37%) Apple
23 37 (9.37%) SC Cleared
24 36 (9.11%) WAN
24 36 (9.11%) Microsoft Intune

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
1 294 (74.43%) Skype for Business
2 109 (27.59%) SharePoint
3 58 (14.68%) MS Exchange
4 27 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.01%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.76%) Confluence
8 3 (0.76%) IIS
8 3 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.51%) Apache
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (22.28%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (6.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (6.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 271 (68.61%) Office 365
2 88 (22.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (11.39%) OneDrive
4 34 (8.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (3.54%) IaaS
6 14 (3.54%) Yammer
7 11 (2.78%) SaaS
8 9 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.01%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.51%) Slack
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) G Suite
11 1 (0.25%) GoToWebinar
11 1 (0.25%) Heroku
11 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.13%) Firewall
2 39 (9.87%) VoIP
2 39 (9.87%) VPN
3 36 (9.11%) WAN
4 33 (8.35%) DNS
5 30 (7.59%) Unified Communications
6 27 (6.84%) LAN
7 21 (5.32%) Cisco IOS
8 20 (5.06%) Telepresence
9 19 (4.81%) DHCP
10 17 (4.30%) PBX
11 16 (4.05%) SMTP
11 16 (4.05%) Wireless
12 13 (3.29%) TCP/IP
12 13 (3.29%) WebEx
13 11 (2.78%) H.323
13 11 (2.78%) IP Telephony
13 11 (2.78%) SAN
14 9 (2.28%) MPLS
14 9 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.04%) Power BI
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.51%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) MS Access
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.52%) JIRA
1 6 (1.52%) Selenium
2 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) DbUnit
3 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) jMock
3 1 (0.25%) JUnit
3 1 (0.25%) Maven
3 1 (0.25%) Mockito
3 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
3 1 (0.25%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 101 (25.57%) Finance
2 21 (5.32%) Banking
3 15 (3.80%) Legal
4 14 (3.54%) Retail
5 8 (2.03%) Law
6 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.52%) Advertising
8 5 (1.27%) Billing
9 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.76%) Front Office
10 3 (0.76%) German Language
11 2 (0.51%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.51%) French Language
11 2 (0.51%) Games
11 2 (0.51%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (17.97%) Analyst
2 56 (14.18%) Architect
3 34 (8.61%) Desktop Support
3 34 (8.61%) Support Engineer
4 29 (7.34%) Support Analyst
5 28 (7.09%) IT Support
6 27 (6.84%) Consultant
7 25 (6.33%) Project Manager
8 23 (5.82%) Service Analyst
9 22 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (5.32%) IT Engineer
10 21 (5.32%) Office 365 Architect
10 21 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
11 19 (4.81%) Office 365 Engineer
11 19 (4.81%) Trainer
12 18 (4.56%) IT Support Engineer
12 18 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (4.30%) Unified Communications Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.77%) LDAP
1 7 (1.77%) XMPP
2 4 (1.01%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.76%) .NET
3 3 (0.76%) SAML
4 2 (0.51%) CSS
4 2 (0.51%) HTML
4 2 (0.51%) SOAP
4 2 (0.51%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.51%) Web Services
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.25%) J2EE
5 1 (0.25%) jQuery
5 1 (0.25%) JSON
5 1 (0.25%) REST
5 1 (0.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.25%) Velocity
5 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.63%) Video Conferencing
2 24 (6.08%) User Experience
3 17 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.53%) Taxonomies
6 9 (2.28%) Handset
6 9 (2.28%) Smartphone
7 8 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.77%) IVR
9 6 (1.52%) iPad
10 5 (1.27%) iPhone
11 4 (1.01%) Clustering
11 4 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.01%) PKI
11 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.76%) BYOD
12 3 (0.76%) Chromecast
12 3 (0.76%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 200 (50.63%) Windows
2 124 (31.39%) Windows 10
3 68 (17.22%) Windows 7
4 53 (13.42%) Windows Server
5 33 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (7.34%) Android
7 27 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (4.81%) Apple iOS
9 14 (3.54%) Linux
10 8 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.77%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.01%) Unix
13 3 (0.76%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (22.28%) ITIL
2 70 (17.72%) Migration
3 30 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (5.57%) CRM
6 20 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (3.80%) Project Management
7 15 (3.80%) Service Delivery
8 14 (3.54%) Change Management
9 13 (3.29%) Incident Management
9 13 (3.29%) Risk Management
10 12 (3.04%) TOGAF
11 11 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
11 11 (2.78%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (2.53%) Email Filtering
12 10 (2.53%) SABSA
12 10 (2.53%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.91%) PowerShell
2 19 (4.81%) SQL
3 6 (1.52%) C
3 6 (1.52%) C#
4 3 (0.76%) Perl
4 3 (0.76%) Python
4 3 (0.76%) VBA
5 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.51%) Java
5 2 (0.51%) PHP
6 1 (0.25%) Go
6 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.25%) Ruby
6 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.37%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.58%) Degree
4 18 (4.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.03%) CCNA
8 7 (1.77%) CCNP
8 7 (1.77%) MCSA
9 6 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.76%) CISSP
12 3 (0.76%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.76%) MCP
12 3 (0.76%) MCSE
13 2 (0.51%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.53%) QA
2 9 (2.28%) SLA
3 6 (1.52%) GDPR
4 5 (1.27%) MiFID
5 3 (0.76%) PMO
6 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 139 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.80%) XenDesktop
5 11 (2.78%) XenApp
6 7 (1.77%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.27%) vSphere
9 4 (1.01%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.25%) Docker
11 1 (0.25%) iptables
11 1 (0.25%) KVM
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (18.48%) SCCM
2 36 (9.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.04%) SCOM
4 10 (2.53%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.76%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.76%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.51%) Ansible
8 2 (0.51%) CASB
8 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.51%) WMI
8 2 (0.51%) WSUS
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 184 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 82 (20.76%) Cisco
3 53 (13.42%) Citrix
4 41 (10.38%) VMware
5 37 (9.37%) Apple
6 31 (7.85%) Polycom
7 30 (7.59%) Avaya
8 16 (4.05%) HP
9 14 (3.54%) ServiceNow
10 12 (3.04%) Dell
11 11 (2.78%) Mitel
12 10 (2.53%) NetApp
12 10 (2.53%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.53%) Veeam
13 7 (1.77%) Aruba
14 6 (1.52%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.52%) Meraki
14 6 (1.52%) Symantec
15 5 (1.27%) Oracle
15 5 (1.27%) Xerox