Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 327 271 322
Rank change year-on-year -56 +51 +15
Contract jobs citing Skype 91 238 324
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.87% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.92% 8.03% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 195 214
Median daily rate £483 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.63% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £187 £151
90th Percentile £800 £528 £575
England median daily rate £448 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +12.00% +1.27% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 13
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +1.08%
England median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.37
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.86% -23.15%

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 1,851 2,964 4,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.31% 10.88% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,267 2,084 3,106
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £185 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 85 105
Median hourly rate £29.98 £21.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.06% -3.41% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.13 £14.37 £14.00
90th Percentile £63.88 £49.50 £47.34
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +13.89% -7.69%

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 7 March 2021.

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
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 7 March 2021. 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 +44 22 £446 +5.56% 5
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 65 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 64 (70.33%) Microsoft
3 61 (67.03%) Microsoft 365
4 53 (58.24%) Azure
5 50 (54.95%) Active Directory
6 42 (46.15%) Windows
7 29 (31.87%) Finance
8 22 (24.18%) PowerShell
9 21 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 21 (23.08%) Windows 10
10 20 (21.98%) DNS
11 18 (19.78%) Migration
11 18 (19.78%) Firewall
12 17 (18.68%) Cisco
12 17 (18.68%) Unified Communications
12 17 (18.68%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (18.68%) Windows Server
12 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (16.48%) VMware
15 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
15 13 (14.29%) OneDrive
16 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
17 11 (12.09%) Degree
17 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Intune
17 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 10 (10.99%) Video Conferencing
18 10 (10.99%) SCCM

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 65 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 21 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.49%) Confluence
6 4 (4.40%) CMS
6 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) IIS
8 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 61 (67.03%) Microsoft 365
2 53 (58.24%) Azure
3 17 (18.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (14.29%) OneDrive
5 6 (6.59%) IaaS
6 4 (4.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (3.30%) AWS
7 3 (3.30%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.20%) PaaS
8 2 (2.20%) SaaS
9 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.10%) G Suite
9 1 (1.10%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.10%) Power Automate
9 1 (1.10%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.98%) DNS
2 18 (19.78%) Firewall
3 17 (18.68%) Unified Communications
4 10 (10.99%) LAN
4 10 (10.99%) WAN
5 9 (9.89%) PBX
6 8 (8.79%) VPN
7 7 (7.69%) Ethernet
8 6 (6.59%) DMZ
9 5 (5.49%) DHCP
9 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.40%) H.323
10 4 (4.40%) Internet
10 4 (4.40%) Telepresence
10 4 (4.40%) VoIP
10 4 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.30%) WLAN
12 2 (2.20%) IP Telephony
12 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
12 2 (2.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) Power BI
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.10%) Big Data
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 29 (31.87%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Banking
3 9 (9.89%) Legal
4 6 (6.59%) Financial Institution
4 6 (6.59%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.20%) Retail
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) International Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Local Government
7 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (19.78%) Architect
2 7 (7.69%) Analyst
3 6 (6.59%) Consultant
4 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (5.49%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.49%) Security Architect
4 5 (5.49%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 5 (5.49%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (4.40%) Chief Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Chief Enterprise Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Chief Security Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (4.40%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) Node.js
2 4 (4.40%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (9.89%) Tandem
3 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Media Streaming
4 6 (6.59%) Private Cloud
5 5 (5.49%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.49%) PKI
6 4 (4.40%) NHS
7 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.30%) Replication
7 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.30%) Video on Demand
8 2 (2.20%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.10%) Handset
9 1 (1.10%) iPad
9 1 (1.10%) iPhone
9 1 (1.10%) IVR
9 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.15%) Windows
2 21 (23.08%) Windows 10
3 17 (18.68%) Windows Server
4 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.89%) Apple iOS
5 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.40%) Linux
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.40%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.20%) Android
9 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Migration
2 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (8.79%) Identity Management
5 8 (8.79%) ITIL
6 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (7.69%) Change Management
6 7 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.59%) SDLC
7 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.49%) Architectural Design
8 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (5.49%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (5.49%) Information Security
8 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.49%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.49%) Project Delivery
9 4 (4.40%) Business Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.79%) SQL
3 6 (6.59%) Java
3 6 (6.59%) Python
4 4 (4.40%) C
5 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Degree
2 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.49%) CISSP
5 5 (5.49%) MCP
5 5 (5.49%) MCSE
5 5 (5.49%) SSCP
6 4 (4.40%) CCIE
7 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.30%) MCSA
7 3 (3.30%) MCTS
8 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.10%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.10%) PMP
9 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) GDPR
3 2 (2.20%) QA
4 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (54.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (6.59%) vSphere
5 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.30%) XenApp
8 2 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (10.99%) SCCM
3 7 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (4.40%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (4.40%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (3.30%) SCOM
5 3 (3.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.20%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.20%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.20%) OfficeScan
6 2 (2.20%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 2 (2.20%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.20%) vRealize
6 2 (2.20%) WSUS
7 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 64 (70.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.68%) Cisco
3 15 (16.48%) VMware
4 10 (10.99%) Citrix
5 7 (7.69%) Polycom
6 6 (6.59%) Palo Alto
7 5 (5.49%) HP
7 5 (5.49%) Oracle
8 4 (4.40%) Altiris
8 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.40%) McAfee
8 4 (4.40%) Splunk
9 3 (3.30%) Apple
9 3 (3.30%) Dell
9 3 (3.30%) EMC
9 3 (3.30%) Sonus
9 3 (3.30%) Symantec
10 2 (2.20%) Avaya
10 2 (2.20%) CA
10 2 (2.20%) Veritas