Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 297 301
Rank change year-on-year +58 +4 +28
Contract jobs citing Skype 179 340 394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.92% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.59% 8.12% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 214 285
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -17.84%
10th Percentile £255 £158 £159
90th Percentile £616 £596 £539
England median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% -8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 9
Median hourly rate £15.13 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.39% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.11 £12.67 £15.81
90th Percentile £17.04 £41.92 £68.95
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% -22.50% +26.98%

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 2,084 4,187 5,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.76% 10.43% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 2,843 3,844
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £213 £225 £214
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 98 168
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.41% +23.75% -17.90%
10th Percentile £16.88 £14.61 £12.93
90th Percentile £51.83 £52.88 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.25%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 +66 41 £416 +4.06% 5
West London +50 8 £413 +33.06% 2
East London +49 5 £500 -
South London +31 4 £350 - 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 101 (56.42%) Skype for Business
2 98 (54.75%) Microsoft
3 97 (54.19%) Office 365
4 61 (34.08%) Windows
5 54 (30.17%) Active Directory
6 53 (29.61%) Azure
7 43 (24.02%) SharePoint
8 38 (21.23%) Finance
9 35 (19.55%) Cisco
10 31 (17.32%) Migration
11 28 (15.64%) OneDrive
12 26 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
13 25 (13.97%) Windows 10
14 22 (12.29%) Windows Server
15 21 (11.73%) ITIL
16 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (11.17%) Azure Active Directory
16 20 (11.17%) SCCM
16 20 (11.17%) Unified Communications
17 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
18 18 (10.06%) PowerShell
19 17 (9.50%) Microsoft Intune
19 17 (9.50%) MS Exchange
19 17 (9.50%) Citrix
20 16 (8.94%) SC Cleared
20 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2016
21 15 (8.38%) DNS
22 14 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
22 14 (7.82%) AWS
22 14 (7.82%) Windows 7

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
1 101 (56.42%) Skype for Business
2 43 (24.02%) SharePoint
3 17 (9.50%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.91%) CMS
4 7 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.68%) Apache
6 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.12%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.56%) Site Server
8 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.12%) InVision
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.12%) Sketch
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.56%) Figma
5 1 (0.56%) Marvel
5 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.56%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.56%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 97 (54.19%) Office 365
2 53 (29.61%) Azure
3 28 (15.64%) OneDrive
4 20 (11.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (7.82%) AWS
6 7 (3.91%) GCP
6 7 (3.91%) IaaS
6 7 (3.91%) PaaS
6 7 (3.91%) Power Platform
6 7 (3.91%) SaaS
6 7 (3.91%) Yammer
7 6 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (3.35%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (3.35%) Amazon S3
7 6 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.23%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (2.23%) Google Analytics
9 3 (1.68%) GitHub
9 3 (1.68%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.12%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.17%) Unified Communications
2 15 (8.38%) DNS
3 13 (7.26%) WebEx
4 12 (6.70%) Firewall
4 12 (6.70%) PBX
5 11 (6.15%) VoIP
6 10 (5.59%) VPN
7 9 (5.03%) DHCP
7 9 (5.03%) LAN
8 7 (3.91%) Internet
8 7 (3.91%) SMTP
8 7 (3.91%) WAN
9 5 (2.79%) ISDN
9 5 (2.79%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.79%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.23%) Telepresence
11 3 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.68%) MPLS
11 3 (1.68%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.23%) Power BI
3 3 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.12%) Big Data
4 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.68%) Mockito
3 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.12%) JIRA
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.56%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.56%) DbUnit
4 1 (0.56%) gulp
4 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.56%) jMock
4 1 (0.56%) JUnit
4 1 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.56%) Maven
4 1 (0.56%) Mocha
4 1 (0.56%) MSI
4 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
General
1 38 (21.23%) Finance
2 9 (5.03%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.35%) Legal
4 6 (3.35%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.79%) Banking
5 5 (2.79%) German Language
5 5 (2.79%) Marketing
5 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.23%) Electronics
6 4 (2.23%) French Language
6 4 (2.23%) Law
6 4 (2.23%) Retail
7 3 (1.68%) Automotive
8 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) Front Office
9 1 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (10.61%) Office 365 Engineer
2 16 (8.94%) Support Engineer
3 14 (7.82%) Analyst
3 14 (7.82%) Consultant
4 10 (5.59%) Desktop Support
4 10 (5.59%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (4.47%) Architect
5 8 (4.47%) Product Manager
5 8 (4.47%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 7 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (3.91%) Developer
7 6 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (2.79%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (2.79%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (2.79%) Exchange Engineer
8 5 (2.79%) Office 365 Manager
8 5 (2.79%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (2.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.35%) JSON
2 3 (1.68%) .NET
3 2 (1.12%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.12%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (1.12%) JAX-RS
3 2 (1.12%) Keras
3 2 (1.12%) OAuth
3 2 (1.12%) TensorFlow
4 1 (0.56%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.56%) Jest
4 1 (0.56%) Node.js
4 1 (0.56%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.56%) OpenID
4 1 (0.56%) PowerMock
4 1 (0.56%) REST
4 1 (0.56%) RESTful
4 1 (0.56%) Spring
4 1 (0.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.26%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.23%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.23%) Video\Live Streaming
5 3 (1.68%) BYOD
5 3 (1.68%) Handset
5 3 (1.68%) PKI
5 3 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.12%) Life Science
6 2 (1.12%) Tandem
6 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.56%) iPad
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 61 (34.08%) Windows
2 25 (13.97%) Windows 10
3 22 (12.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (7.82%) Windows 7
5 14 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.70%) Android
7 11 (6.15%) Apple iOS
7 11 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.35%) Linux
9 4 (2.23%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.68%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.32%) Migration
2 21 (11.73%) ITIL
3 20 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.82%) Analytics
5 11 (6.15%) Change Management
5 11 (6.15%) Service Management
6 10 (5.59%) Product Management
7 9 (5.03%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (5.03%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (5.03%) Project Management
8 8 (4.47%) ITIL V3
8 8 (4.47%) ITSM
8 8 (4.47%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.47%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (4.47%) Scrum
8 8 (4.47%) User Stories
9 7 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.91%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.91%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.06%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.35%) SQL
3 4 (2.23%) C
3 4 (2.23%) Java
4 3 (1.68%) Python
5 2 (1.12%) C#
5 2 (1.12%) Java 8
5 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
6 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.03%) Degree
4 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.23%) CCNP
6 3 (1.68%) CCNA
6 3 (1.68%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (1.68%) MCSE
7 2 (1.12%) CCA
7 2 (1.12%) CISA
7 2 (1.12%) CISM
7 2 (1.12%) CISSP
7 2 (1.12%) CRISC
7 2 (1.12%) MCP
8 1 (0.56%) CCIE
8 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) MCITP
8 1 (0.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.23%) P3O
1 4 (2.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) GDPR
2 2 (1.12%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 54 (30.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.15%) XenApp
3 8 (4.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.68%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.12%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.12%) Docker
6 2 (1.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.56%) Postfix
7 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.56%) UAG
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (11.17%) SCCM
2 17 (9.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.35%) Ansible
3 6 (3.35%) SCOM
4 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (2.79%) Terraform
5 4 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.68%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.12%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.56%) CASB
8 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (54.75%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.55%) Cisco
3 17 (9.50%) Citrix
4 13 (7.26%) Google
5 12 (6.70%) VMware
6 11 (6.15%) Polycom
7 9 (5.03%) Avaya
7 9 (5.03%) Oracle
8 7 (3.91%) Apple
8 7 (3.91%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.35%) Adobe
9 6 (3.35%) Verint
10 5 (2.79%) Mitel
11 4 (2.23%) MobileIron
11 4 (2.23%) OpenText
11 4 (2.23%) RightFax
11 4 (2.23%) SAP
12 3 (1.68%) HP
12 3 (1.68%) Symantec
12 3 (1.68%) Tableau