Period
to 19 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 497 292 252
Rank change year-on-year -205 -40 +81
Contract jobs citing Skype 87 109 287
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.62% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.35% 6.15% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 73 198
10th Percentile £258 £211 £174
25th Percentile £364 £330 £244
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £400
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -
75th Percentile £588 £575 £488
90th Percentile £700 £696 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 17
10th Percentile £15.06 - -
25th Percentile £18.47 - £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £21.25
75th Percentile - - £45.00
90th Percentile £22.00 - £50.00
England median hourly rate £38.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +126.47% -2.86% +25.00%

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 3,702 1,773 3,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.86% 10.16% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,569 1,202 2,342
10th Percentile £300 £250 £183
25th Percentile £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year +14.74% +8.57% -2.78%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £550
90th Percentile £750 £650 £650
England median daily rate £495 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +16.47% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 15 99
10th Percentile £12.24 £21.55 £14.22
25th Percentile £15.81 £22.75 £16.79
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £41.69 £49.00 £46.70
90th Percentile £63.40 £61.45 £50.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -31.20% +45.35% +19.44%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -73 10 £400 -17.61% 2
West London -22 2 £196 -5.99% 4
East London - 1 £575 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 53 (60.92%) Microsoft 365
2 50 (57.47%) Skype for Business
3 49 (56.32%) Microsoft
4 36 (41.38%) Windows
5 31 (35.63%) SharePoint
5 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
6 30 (34.48%) Social Skills
7 27 (31.03%) Finance
7 27 (31.03%) Migration
7 27 (31.03%) Azure
8 20 (22.99%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (19.54%) OneDrive
10 16 (18.39%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (17.24%) ITIL
12 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (16.09%) Windows 10
13 13 (14.94%) PowerShell
14 12 (13.79%) Unified Communications
14 12 (13.79%) VoIP
15 11 (12.64%) Citrix
15 11 (12.64%) Cisco
15 11 (12.64%) VMware
15 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Intune
16 10 (11.49%) Banking
16 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (10.34%) ITSM
17 9 (10.34%) Apple
17 9 (10.34%) Video Conferencing

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 50 (57.47%) Skype for Business
2 31 (35.63%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.05%) Confluence
4 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.30%) Site Server
6 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.30%) Camtasia
5 1 (1.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.30%) SAP MM
2 2 (2.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.30%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 53 (60.92%) Microsoft 365
2 27 (31.03%) Azure
3 17 (19.54%) OneDrive
4 16 (18.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.90%) Power Platform
6 5 (5.75%) AWS
7 3 (3.45%) GitHub
7 3 (3.45%) Yammer
8 2 (2.30%) PowerApps
8 2 (2.30%) SaaS
9 1 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.15%) GCP
9 1 (1.15%) Heroku
9 1 (1.15%) PaaS
9 1 (1.15%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) Unified Communications
1 12 (13.79%) VoIP
2 8 (9.20%) DNS
2 8 (9.20%) Firewall
3 6 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (6.90%) Internet
4 5 (5.75%) LAN
5 4 (4.60%) PBX
5 4 (4.60%) Telepresence
6 3 (3.45%) PSTN
6 3 (3.45%) WebEx
7 2 (2.30%) VPN
8 1 (1.15%) DHCP
8 1 (1.15%) FTP
8 1 (1.15%) H.323
8 1 (1.15%) ISDN
8 1 (1.15%) MPLS
8 1 (1.15%) Q.931
8 1 (1.15%) SCCP
8 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) Power BI
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.30%) Tableau
4 1 (1.15%) Big Data
4 1 (1.15%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.15%) Tableau Desktop
4 1 (1.15%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) JIRA
2 3 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 3 (3.45%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.15%) MSI
General
1 30 (34.48%) Social Skills
2 27 (31.03%) Finance
3 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (11.49%) Banking
5 7 (8.05%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (6.90%) Local Government
7 5 (5.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (3.45%) Public Sector
8 3 (3.45%) Publishing
9 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
9 2 (2.30%) Japanese Language
9 2 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (1.15%) Legal
10 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (13.79%) Architect
2 11 (12.64%) Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) Microsoft 365 Architect
3 8 (9.20%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.90%) Developer
5 6 (6.90%) IT Support
6 5 (5.75%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (5.75%) Telephony Manager
6 5 (5.75%) Telephony Project Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.60%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Programme Manager
7 4 (4.60%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Voice Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) .NET
1 2 (2.30%) JSON
2 1 (1.15%) ARM Templates
2 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.15%) Express
2 1 (1.15%) HTML
2 1 (1.15%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.15%) SAML
2 1 (1.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (6.90%) Legacy Systems
2 6 (6.90%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.30%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (2.30%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.15%) BYOD
5 1 (1.15%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.38%) Windows
2 14 (16.09%) Windows 10
3 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.75%) Android
7 4 (4.60%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.30%) Linux
9 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (1.15%) CentOS
10 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Migration
2 15 (17.24%) ITIL
3 14 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (10.34%) ITSM
6 8 (9.20%) E-Discovery
6 8 (9.20%) Service Management
7 7 (8.05%) Project Management
8 6 (6.90%) Asset Management
8 6 (6.90%) IT Strategy
8 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.90%) Process Improvement
9 5 (5.75%) Investment Management
9 5 (5.75%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.60%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (4.60%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.60%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.60%) SQL
2 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.45%) VBScript
4 2 (2.30%) Bash
4 2 (2.30%) C#
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) C
5 1 (1.15%) Python
5 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) MCSE
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.30%) CCNA
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
4 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.15%) DCSE
4 1 (1.15%) MCT
4 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.15%) PMP
4 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Tableau Certification
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) GxP
2 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.15%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
5 2 (2.30%) Docker
6 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (8.05%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 5 (5.75%) SCCM
4 2 (2.30%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.30%) Nagios
4 2 (2.30%) SCOM
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.15%) PingFederate
5 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (56.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco
2 11 (12.64%) Citrix
2 11 (12.64%) VMware
3 9 (10.34%) Apple
4 6 (6.90%) Avaya
5 5 (5.75%) Polycom
5 5 (5.75%) Proofpoint
5 5 (5.75%) ServiceNow
5 5 (5.75%) Symantec
6 4 (4.60%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.45%) BMC
7 3 (3.45%) Dell
7 3 (3.45%) HP
7 3 (3.45%) Ivanti
7 3 (3.45%) Ping Identity
7 3 (3.45%) Remedy
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle
8 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com