Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 258 315 345
Rank change year-on-year +57 +30 +1
Contract jobs citing Skype 253 342 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.89% 0.78% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.15% 7.41% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 217 233
London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -17.65%
10th Percentile £184 £156 £172
90th Percentile £526 £575 £538
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 8
London median hourly rate £21.13 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.71% -5.41% +13.57%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.70 £15.00
90th Percentile £49.31 £40.09 £27.01
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.98
% change year-on-year +25.00% -33.25% +28.76%

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 3,103 4,614 5,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.96% 10.55% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,145 3,124 3,672
London median daily rate £438 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £191 £206 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 110 155
London median hourly rate £19.21 £24.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.74% +21.15% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £48.74 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.58% -5.60% -6.98%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in London over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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
Central London +6 44 £425 +7.94% 17
West London +37 16 £130 -56.67% 9
East London +57 7 £500 +112.77% 2
South London +22 5 £400 +23.08% 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 London region with a requirement for Skype.

1 172 (67.98%) Skype for Business
2 153 (60.47%) Office 365
3 128 (50.59%) Microsoft
4 85 (33.60%) Windows
5 74 (29.25%) Active Directory
6 60 (23.72%) Windows 10
7 57 (22.53%) SharePoint
8 49 (19.37%) Cisco
9 46 (18.18%) Azure
10 45 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
11 39 (15.42%) ITIL
12 33 (13.04%) Finance
13 31 (12.25%) Video Conferencing
14 30 (11.86%) MS Exchange
15 29 (11.46%) SCCM
15 29 (11.46%) Unified Communications
16 28 (11.07%) Migration
17 27 (10.67%) OneDrive
18 26 (10.28%) PowerShell
19 25 (9.88%) Security Cleared
19 25 (9.88%) LAN
19 25 (9.88%) WAN
20 24 (9.49%) VoIP
20 24 (9.49%) Windows Server
21 23 (9.09%) Android
21 23 (9.09%) Windows 7
22 22 (8.70%) Change Management
23 21 (8.30%) Avaya
24 19 (7.51%) SC Cleared
25 18 (7.11%) Apple iOS

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
1 172 (67.98%) Skype for Business
2 57 (22.53%) SharePoint
3 30 (11.86%) MS Exchange
4 14 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.98%) IIS
7 2 (0.79%) Apache
7 2 (0.79%) CMS
7 2 (0.79%) Confluence
7 2 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.79%) Site Server
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.40%) InVision
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 153 (60.47%) Office 365
2 46 (18.18%) Azure
3 27 (10.67%) OneDrive
4 13 (5.14%) Power Platform
5 12 (4.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (4.74%) Yammer
6 6 (2.37%) PowerApps
7 4 (1.58%) AWS
7 4 (1.58%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (1.19%) GCP
8 3 (1.19%) GitHub
8 3 (1.19%) Google Docs
8 3 (1.19%) IaaS
8 3 (1.19%) PaaS
8 3 (1.19%) SaaS
9 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.79%) Serverless
10 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.46%) Unified Communications
2 25 (9.88%) LAN
2 25 (9.88%) WAN
3 24 (9.49%) VoIP
4 16 (6.32%) WebEx
5 14 (5.53%) DNS
5 14 (5.53%) PBX
6 13 (5.14%) Internet
7 11 (4.35%) DHCP
7 11 (4.35%) VPN
8 10 (3.95%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.56%) MPLS
9 9 (3.56%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.77%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (2.77%) H.323
10 7 (2.77%) ISDN
10 7 (2.77%) SAN
11 6 (2.37%) PSTN
12 5 (1.98%) SCCP
12 5 (1.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.56%) Power BI
3 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Hudson
1 3 (1.19%) JIRA
2 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.79%) gulp
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (13.04%) Finance
2 11 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.77%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.37%) Banking
5 4 (1.58%) German Language
6 3 (1.19%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.19%) Local Government
6 3 (1.19%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
7 2 (0.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (13.44%) Analyst
2 30 (11.86%) Consultant
3 27 (10.67%) Support Engineer
4 24 (9.49%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.11%) Support Analyst
6 17 (6.72%) Architect
7 11 (4.35%) Developer
7 11 (4.35%) Product Manager
7 11 (4.35%) Trainer
8 9 (3.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (3.56%) Desktop Support
8 9 (3.56%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (3.16%) Business Consultant
9 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.16%) IT Support
9 8 (3.16%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.16%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.77%) JSON
2 3 (1.19%) .NET
2 3 (1.19%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.19%) REST
2 3 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (0.79%) Laravel
3 2 (0.79%) Node.js
3 2 (0.79%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (0.79%) React
3 2 (0.79%) Vue.js
3 2 (0.79%) XMPP
4 1 (0.40%) OAuth
4 1 (0.40%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.25%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.77%) User Experience
5 6 (2.37%) Handset
5 6 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.37%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.58%) Video\Live Streaming
7 3 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.19%) iPhone
8 2 (0.79%) CCTV
8 2 (0.79%) CMDB
8 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.79%) PMI
8 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 85 (33.60%) Windows
2 60 (23.72%) Windows 10
3 24 (9.49%) Windows Server
4 23 (9.09%) Android
4 23 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 18 (7.11%) Apple iOS
6 12 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.42%) ITIL
2 28 (11.07%) Migration
3 22 (8.70%) Change Management
4 17 (6.72%) Problem Management
5 16 (6.32%) Service Management
6 14 (5.53%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.14%) Product Management
8 12 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.74%) ITSM
8 12 (4.74%) User Stories
9 11 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (3.56%) Coaching
10 9 (3.56%) Project Management
11 8 (3.16%) Analytics
11 8 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.16%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (2.77%) Asset Management
12 7 (2.77%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.28%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.35%) SQL
3 5 (1.98%) C
4 4 (1.58%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.19%) C++
5 3 (1.19%) Python
5 3 (1.19%) Ruby
6 2 (0.79%) C#
6 2 (0.79%) Java
6 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.79%) PHP
6 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.40%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 25 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.14%) Degree
3 13 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.98%) CCNP
5 5 (1.98%) CCNP Voice
5 5 (1.98%) MCSE
6 4 (1.58%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) CCNA
7 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.79%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) MCT
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.19%) GDPR
2 3 (1.19%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 74 (29.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.37%) XenApp
4 5 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.79%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.40%) KVM
6 1 (0.40%) Postfix
6 1 (0.40%) UAG
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (11.46%) SCCM
2 15 (5.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.37%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (2.37%) SCOM
5 5 (1.98%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.40%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (0.40%) OfficeScan
9 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 128 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 49 (19.37%) Cisco
3 21 (8.30%) Avaya
4 15 (5.93%) Polycom
4 15 (5.93%) Sonus
5 14 (5.53%) Apple
5 14 (5.53%) Citrix
5 14 (5.53%) VMware
6 11 (4.35%) ServiceNow
7 10 (3.95%) Oracle
8 9 (3.56%) Google
8 9 (3.56%) Symantec
9 7 (2.77%) Adobe
10 4 (1.58%) Canon
10 4 (1.58%) McAfee
10 4 (1.58%) Meraki
11 3 (1.19%) Dell
11 3 (1.19%) F5
11 3 (1.19%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.19%) Panasonic