Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 473 241 263
Rank change year-on-year -232 +22 +32
Contract jobs citing Skype 86 117 393
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.87% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.66% 7.58% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 80 250
10th Percentile £300 £247 £160
25th Percentile £363 £309 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £445 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +7.05%
75th Percentile £538 £620 £511
90th Percentile £631 £667 £589
England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 12
10th Percentile £13.63 " £12.05
25th Percentile £15.33 £12.63 £14.84
Median hourly rate £17.58 £12.75 £19.98
Median % change year-on-year +37.86% -36.19% +14.19%
75th Percentile £19.69 £12.88 £22.06
90th Percentile £22.13 " £42.73
England median hourly rate £15.59 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year -2.58% -4.48% -10.43%

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 3,228 1,544 4,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.50% 11.52% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,203 1,056 2,816
10th Percentile £293 £263 £209
25th Percentile £409 £375 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £721 £650 £658
England median daily rate £473 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.18% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 27 107
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.20 £13.83
25th Percentile £13.25 £25.00 £18.49
Median hourly rate £22.00 £39.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -44.30% +83.72% +7.50%
75th Percentile £37.75 £48.67 £44.99
90th Percentile £52.75 £57.10 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.95 £31.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -33.51% +32.63% +25.00%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -69 10 £385 -3.75% 8
South London -2 2 £445 +27.14%
West London -20 2 - - 1
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 43 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (47.67%) Microsoft 365
3 39 (45.35%) Skype for Business
4 31 (36.05%) SharePoint
5 29 (33.72%) Windows
6 26 (30.23%) Active Directory
7 25 (29.07%) Finance
7 25 (29.07%) Azure
7 25 (29.07%) Social Skills
8 16 (18.60%) Windows 10
8 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
9 15 (17.44%) Migration
9 15 (17.44%) Unified Communications
10 14 (16.28%) OneDrive
11 12 (13.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (13.95%) ITIL
12 11 (12.79%) Cisco
13 10 (11.63%) MS Exchange
13 10 (11.63%) Change Management
13 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
14 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
14 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
14 9 (10.47%) Apple iOS
14 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (10.47%) Public Sector
14 9 (10.47%) WebEx
14 9 (10.47%) Virtual Team
15 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
15 8 (9.30%) Android

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 39 (45.35%) Skype for Business
2 31 (36.05%) SharePoint
3 10 (11.63%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.33%) IBM Domino
5 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.16%) CMS
6 1 (1.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.81%) Camtasia
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.16%) Chatbot
5 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) SAP MM
1 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (3.49%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 41 (47.67%) Microsoft 365
2 25 (29.07%) Azure
3 14 (16.28%) OneDrive
4 12 (13.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.65%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.65%) SaaS
6 3 (3.49%) IaaS
6 3 (3.49%) Yammer
7 2 (2.33%) AWS
7 2 (2.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (2.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (1.16%) GitHub
8 1 (1.16%) Heroku
8 1 (1.16%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.16%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.44%) Unified Communications
2 9 (10.47%) WebEx
3 8 (9.30%) DNS
4 7 (8.14%) Firewall
4 7 (8.14%) VoIP
5 6 (6.98%) VPN
6 5 (5.81%) DHCP
6 5 (5.81%) PBX
6 5 (5.81%) SMTP
7 4 (4.65%) LAN
7 4 (4.65%) PSTN
7 4 (4.65%) WAN
7 4 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.49%) Internet
9 2 (2.33%) H.323
9 2 (2.33%) MPLS
9 2 (2.33%) SD-WAN
10 1 (1.16%) DMZ
10 1 (1.16%) SCCP
10 1 (1.16%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) Power BI
2 1 (1.16%) Big Data
2 1 (1.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 25 (29.07%) Finance
1 25 (29.07%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.47%) Public Sector
3 7 (8.14%) Banking
4 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.81%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.49%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (3.49%) Japanese Language
7 3 (3.49%) Legal
7 3 (3.49%) Local Government
7 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.16%) Electronics
8 1 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Architect
2 10 (11.63%) Analyst
3 8 (9.30%) Developer
3 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) Consultant
4 6 (6.98%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.81%) Administrator
6 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) IT Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Microsoft 365 Architect
6 4 (4.65%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Avaya Administrator
7 3 (3.49%) IT Support
7 3 (3.49%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
7 3 (3.49%) Telephony Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.33%) XMPP
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
3 1 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Virtual Team
2 5 (5.81%) e-Learning
2 5 (5.81%) User Experience
3 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.49%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Licensing
4 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.16%) BYOD
5 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.16%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.16%) iPad
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Tandem
5 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) Windows
2 16 (18.60%) Windows 10
3 9 (10.47%) Apple iOS
4 8 (9.30%) Android
4 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.98%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.65%) Linux
7 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.49%) Unix
8 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.44%) Migration
3 12 (13.95%) ITIL
4 10 (11.63%) Change Management
5 8 (9.30%) Asset Management
6 7 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (8.14%) Project Management
7 6 (6.98%) Content Development
7 6 (6.98%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.98%) Scrum
8 5 (5.81%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.65%) CRM
9 4 (4.65%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.65%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.65%) TOGAF
10 3 (3.49%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.49%) C
3 1 (1.16%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
1 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.30%) Degree
3 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.65%) MCSA
4 4 (4.65%) MCSE
5 3 (3.49%) MCP
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.33%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CCNA
7 1 (1.16%) CCNP
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.16%) MCT
7 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.16%) PMP
7 1 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 26 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.98%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Docker
3 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.16%) XenApp
3 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (8.14%) SCCM
3 3 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Cisco
3 8 (9.30%) Citrix
4 7 (8.14%) Avaya
5 6 (6.98%) Proofpoint
5 6 (6.98%) VMware
6 5 (5.81%) Apple
6 5 (5.81%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.65%) SAP
7 4 (4.65%) Symantec
8 3 (3.49%) HP
8 3 (3.49%) Polycom
8 3 (3.49%) Speakerbus
9 2 (2.33%) Dell
9 2 (2.33%) EMC
9 2 (2.33%) Lotus
9 2 (2.33%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.16%) Ping Identity
10 1 (1.16%) Red Box