Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 308 357
Rank change year-on-year +58 +49 +2
Contract jobs citing Skype 343 378 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.00% 0.81% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.10% 7.46% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 245 212
London median daily rate £400 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.47% -7.81%
10th Percentile £166 £166 £215
90th Percentile £568 £608 £524
England median daily rate £400 £397 £368
% change year-on-year +0.76% +8.03% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 13
London median hourly rate £21.13 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.71% +2.94% +4.36%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.48 £13.20
90th Percentile £48.76 £22.25 £23.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.76 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.72% +10.35% -10.53%

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 3,769 5,067 5,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.96% 10.86% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,569 3,478 3,657
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £182 £200 £210
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £415 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.35% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 131 144
London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.21% +21.74% +2.29%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.58
90th Percentile £50.00 £54.63 £47.83
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in London

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in London

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor 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 9 December 2019. 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 +2 58 £425 +6.25% 17
West London +29 22 £148 -33.71% 8
South London +37 8 £388 +19.23%
East London +32 4 £425 +70.00% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 236 (68.80%) Skype for Business
2 213 (62.10%) Office 365
3 156 (45.48%) Microsoft
4 128 (37.32%) Windows
5 108 (31.49%) Active Directory
6 105 (30.61%) Windows 10
7 84 (24.49%) SharePoint
8 70 (20.41%) Azure
9 62 (18.08%) Finance
10 61 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
10 61 (17.78%) ITIL
11 57 (16.62%) Cisco
12 48 (13.99%) SCCM
13 45 (13.12%) OneDrive
14 44 (12.83%) Migration
15 41 (11.95%) MS Exchange
16 39 (11.37%) PowerShell
16 39 (11.37%) Windows 7
17 36 (10.50%) Unified Communications
18 33 (9.62%) Video Conferencing
18 33 (9.62%) Windows Server
19 32 (9.33%) WAN
20 31 (9.04%) Change Management
20 31 (9.04%) LAN
20 31 (9.04%) Apple
20 31 (9.04%) Android
20 31 (9.04%) Apple iOS
21 30 (8.75%) Degree
22 29 (8.45%) Service Delivery
23 28 (8.16%) Security Cleared

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
1 236 (68.80%) Skype for Business
2 84 (24.49%) SharePoint
3 41 (11.95%) MS Exchange
4 18 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.46%) IIS
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.29%) Apache
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) Site Server
Applications
1 61 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (6.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Eikon
3 1 (0.29%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 213 (62.10%) Office 365
2 70 (20.41%) Azure
3 45 (13.12%) OneDrive
4 18 (5.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (4.08%) Yammer
6 10 (2.92%) Power Platform
7 7 (2.04%) Mimecast
7 7 (2.04%) SaaS
8 6 (1.75%) IaaS
9 5 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.46%) PaaS
9 5 (1.46%) PowerApps
10 4 (1.17%) AWS
11 3 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.87%) Google Docs
12 2 (0.58%) Serverless
12 2 (0.58%) Slack
13 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.29%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.29%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.50%) Unified Communications
2 32 (9.33%) WAN
3 31 (9.04%) LAN
4 26 (7.58%) VoIP
5 25 (7.29%) DHCP
6 24 (7.00%) DNS
7 23 (6.71%) VPN
8 13 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (3.21%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (3.21%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.92%) Firewall
10 10 (2.92%) SAN
10 10 (2.92%) WebEx
11 9 (2.62%) Internet
11 9 (2.62%) Intranet
11 9 (2.62%) PBX
12 8 (2.33%) Telepresence
13 7 (2.04%) ISDN
13 7 (2.04%) Wireless
14 6 (1.75%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.33%) Power BI
3 4 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.29%) Big Data
6 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.29%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) JIRA
2 3 (0.87%) Hudson
3 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) gulp
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (18.08%) Finance
2 21 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.66%) Banking
4 12 (3.50%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.17%) Local Government
5 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.87%) Advertising
6 3 (0.87%) French Language
6 3 (0.87%) Law
6 3 (0.87%) Marketing
6 3 (0.87%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) German Language
7 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Publishing
7 2 (0.58%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (16.33%) Analyst
2 41 (11.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 32 (9.33%) Support Engineer
4 29 (8.45%) Support Analyst
5 28 (8.16%) Consultant
6 26 (7.58%) Architect
6 26 (7.58%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 17 (4.96%) Desktop Support
8 17 (4.96%) Trainer
9 15 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 15 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (4.37%) Service Analyst
10 14 (4.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
10 14 (4.08%) Developer
11 13 (3.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 13 (3.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 11 (3.21%) Office 365 Engineer
12 11 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.17%) .NET
1 4 (1.17%) React
2 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.87%) Node.js
2 3 (0.87%) REST
2 3 (0.87%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (0.87%) Vue.js
3 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.58%) Laravel
3 2 (0.58%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (0.58%) Web Services
3 2 (0.58%) XMPP
4 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) JSON
4 1 (0.29%) SAML
4 1 (0.29%) VML
4 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.62%) Video Conferencing
2 22 (6.41%) User Experience
3 16 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.50%) Smartphone
6 9 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.33%) iPhone
8 5 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.17%) Handset
10 3 (0.87%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.87%) Home Automation
10 3 (0.87%) iPad
10 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.87%) PMI
10 3 (0.87%) Social Media
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (37.32%) Windows
2 105 (30.61%) Windows 10
3 39 (11.37%) Windows 7
4 33 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 31 (9.04%) Android
5 31 (9.04%) Apple iOS
6 19 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.79%) Mac OS X
8 12 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.87%) Linux
10 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.78%) ITIL
2 44 (12.83%) Migration
3 31 (9.04%) Change Management
4 29 (8.45%) Service Delivery
5 21 (6.12%) Problem Management
6 20 (5.83%) Mobile Device Management
7 18 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 18 (5.25%) Service Management
8 17 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (4.37%) Project Management
10 14 (4.08%) Asset Management
10 14 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (3.79%) Product Roadmap
12 9 (2.62%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (2.62%) Coaching
13 8 (2.33%) ITSM
13 8 (2.33%) Proactive Monitoring
14 7 (2.04%) Product Management
14 7 (2.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.37%) PowerShell
2 11 (3.21%) SQL
3 8 (2.33%) C
4 5 (1.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.17%) PHP
5 4 (1.17%) Python
6 3 (0.87%) C#
6 3 (0.87%) C++
6 3 (0.87%) Ruby
7 2 (0.58%) Java
7 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.29%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (8.75%) Degree
2 28 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 21 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.33%) MCSE
6 7 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (2.04%) MCP
7 5 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.17%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.87%) CCNP
9 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.87%) PMP
10 2 (0.58%) CCNA
10 2 (0.58%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (0.58%) MCDST
10 2 (0.58%) MCITP
10 2 (0.58%) MCSA
11 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.96%) SLA
2 7 (2.04%) PMO
3 4 (1.17%) GDPR
4 3 (0.87%) QA
5 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.58%) PMBOK
System Software
1 108 (31.49%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.46%) vSphere
5 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.58%) XenApp
7 1 (0.29%) Docker
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) KVM
7 1 (0.29%) Postfix
7 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (13.99%) SCCM
2 27 (7.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (4.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (2.04%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.87%) SCOM
7 3 (0.87%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.58%) Terraform
9 1 (0.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.29%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.29%) OfficeScan
9 1 (0.29%) PingFederate
9 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 156 (45.48%) Microsoft
2 57 (16.62%) Cisco
3 31 (9.04%) Apple
4 21 (6.12%) Citrix
4 21 (6.12%) VMware
5 18 (5.25%) Avaya
6 17 (4.96%) Sonus
7 15 (4.37%) Polycom
8 12 (3.50%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.33%) Adobe
10 7 (2.04%) HP
10 7 (2.04%) Symantec
11 6 (1.75%) Dell
11 6 (1.75%) Google
11 6 (1.75%) Meraki
12 5 (1.46%) Oracle
12 5 (1.46%) SAP
13 4 (1.17%) McAfee
13 4 (1.17%) Panasonic
13 4 (1.17%) Samsung