Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 268 249 298
Rank change year-on-year -19 +49 +57
Contract jobs citing Skype 95 374 394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.66% 1.02% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 9.55% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 260 273
Median daily rate £500 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £251 £162 £171
90th Percentile £750 £575 £588
England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 18
Median hourly rate £23.88 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.46% +17.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £14.86 £14.43 £12.43
90th Percentile £32.79 £50.00 £20.68
England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% -12.50% +17.65%

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 1,583 3,915 5,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.96% 10.70% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 2,645 3,612
Median daily rate £475 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £262 £200 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 102 131
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% - +14.97%
10th Percentile £21.63 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £60.10 £53.75 £55.46
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year +27.27% +41.86% +3.66%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 +85 17 £453 +5.23% 7
South London +41 3 £406 +8.33%
West London +40 3 £209 +41.53%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 70 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 57 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 50 (52.63%) Office 365
4 46 (48.42%) Active Directory
5 41 (43.16%) Azure
6 39 (41.05%) Windows
7 24 (25.26%) Finance
8 22 (23.16%) Cisco
9 20 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (20.00%) Migration
10 19 (20.00%) DNS
11 16 (16.84%) Firewall
11 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (14.74%) VMware
12 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
12 14 (14.74%) VPN
12 14 (14.74%) Windows 10
13 13 (13.68%) Windows Server
13 13 (13.68%) SCCM
14 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (12.63%) VoIP
14 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Intune
15 11 (11.58%) Unified Communications
15 11 (11.58%) MS Exchange
15 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
16 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
17 9 (9.47%) WAN
17 9 (9.47%) LAN
17 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (9.47%) PowerShell

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 57 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 11 (11.58%) MS Exchange
3 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.21%) CMS
5 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.05%) Confluence
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.05%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) SAS
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 50 (52.63%) Office 365
2 41 (43.16%) Azure
3 20 (21.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (6.32%) AWS
4 6 (6.32%) IaaS
5 5 (5.26%) OneDrive
5 5 (5.26%) PaaS
6 4 (4.21%) SaaS
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.11%) GCP
7 2 (2.11%) Yammer
8 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) DNS
2 16 (16.84%) Firewall
3 14 (14.74%) VPN
4 12 (12.63%) VoIP
5 11 (11.58%) Unified Communications
6 9 (9.47%) LAN
6 9 (9.47%) WAN
7 7 (7.37%) DMZ
8 6 (6.32%) DHCP
9 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (4.21%) DECnet
10 4 (4.21%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.21%) FDDI
10 4 (4.21%) H.323
10 4 (4.21%) IPX
10 4 (4.21%) IPX/SPX
10 4 (4.21%) MPLS
10 4 (4.21%) NetScreen
10 4 (4.21%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Big Data
2 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.11%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Mockito
2 2 (2.11%) MSI
3 1 (1.05%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.05%) JMeter
3 1 (1.05%) JUnit
3 1 (1.05%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.05%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.05%) Selenium
3 1 (1.05%) Subversion
3 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
2 9 (9.47%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.32%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.16%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) German Language
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) French Language
6 1 (1.05%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (22.11%) Architect
2 7 (7.37%) Consultant
2 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (6.32%) Security Architect
4 5 (5.26%) Chief Architect
4 5 (5.26%) Chief Enterprise Architect
4 5 (5.26%) Chief Security Architect
4 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 5 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
4 5 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications Specialist
6 3 (3.16%) Administrator
6 3 (3.16%) Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) WebRTC
2 2 (2.11%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (2.11%) JAX-RS
3 1 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.05%) Keras
3 1 (1.05%) LDAP
3 1 (1.05%) OAuth
3 1 (1.05%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.05%) OpenID
3 1 (1.05%) SAML
3 1 (1.05%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.37%) Private Cloud
3 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.32%) NHS
4 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.21%) PKI
5 4 (4.21%) Tandem
6 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.16%) Handset
6 3 (3.16%) IVR
6 3 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.16%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) BYOD
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Life Science
7 1 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.05%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows 10
3 13 (13.68%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.42%) Linux
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (6.32%) Unix
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.21%) Debian
8 4 (4.21%) Fedora
8 4 (4.21%) NetWare
8 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.21%) Solaris
8 4 (4.21%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.21%) VMS
8 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (1.05%) Android
10 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Migration
2 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.42%) ITIL
4 7 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (7.37%) DevOps
4 7 (7.37%) Identity Management
5 6 (6.32%) Architectural Design
5 6 (6.32%) Change Management
5 6 (6.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (6.32%) Information Security
5 6 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (6.32%) Service Management
6 5 (5.26%) Network Management
6 5 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.21%) Antivirus Management
7 4 (4.21%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.21%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (4.21%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.32%) SQL
3 5 (5.26%) C
4 3 (3.16%) Java
5 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.11%) Java 8
6 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.05%) Python
6 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.32%) CISSP
5 6 (6.32%) SSCP
6 4 (4.21%) CCIE
6 4 (4.21%) MCSE
7 3 (3.16%) CCNP
7 3 (3.16%) CCNP Voice
7 3 (3.16%) Degree
7 3 (3.16%) MCSA
8 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.05%) CCNA
9 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.05%) MCP
9 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (48.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.16%) vSphere
5 2 (2.11%) Docker
5 2 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.11%) XenApp
6 1 (1.05%) UAG
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) SCCM
2 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.32%) SCOM
4 4 (4.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.16%) WSUS
6 2 (2.11%) Ansible
6 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.11%) OfficeScan
6 2 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.11%) Terraform
6 2 (2.11%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.05%) MaaS360
7 1 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.16%) Cisco
3 14 (14.74%) VMware
4 6 (6.32%) Citrix
4 6 (6.32%) McAfee
4 6 (6.32%) Palo Alto
5 5 (5.26%) Polycom
5 5 (5.26%) Splunk
6 4 (4.21%) Avaya
6 4 (4.21%) Blue Coat
6 4 (4.21%) F5
6 4 (4.21%) Foundstone
6 4 (4.21%) HP
6 4 (4.21%) Juniper
6 4 (4.21%) MobileIron
6 4 (4.21%) Novell
6 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (3.16%) CA
7 3 (3.16%) Red Box