Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 337 358
Rank change year-on-year +68 +21 +199
Contract jobs citing Skype 453 280 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.66% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.04% 5.75% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 181 190
London median daily rate £385 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +0.59% +30.00%
10th Percentile £179 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £614 £575
England median daily rate £375 £403 £400
% change year-on-year -7.01% +0.81% +15.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 2
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -9.76% -
10th Percentile £16.51 £15.10 £19.55
90th Percentile £35.58 £20.25 £22.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.48% -29.50% -

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 5,634 4,867 6,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.22% 11.53% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,907 3,227 4,149
London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £208 £236 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 137 93
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.16 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.46% +3.20% +6.41%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.84 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £50.00 £47.45
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

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

Skype
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

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018. 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 +16 107 £406 -4.41% 15
West London -22 17 £270 -36.47% 7
South London -34 12 £356 +22.84%
East London -19 7 £288 -17.86% 1
North London +2 1 £403 -5.29%
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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.

1 333 (73.51%) Skype for Business
2 263 (58.06%) Office 365
3 219 (48.34%) Windows
4 196 (43.27%) Microsoft
5 149 (32.89%) Active Directory
6 134 (29.58%) Windows 10
7 112 (24.72%) SharePoint
8 107 (23.62%) Finance
9 92 (20.31%) Migration
10 91 (20.09%) Microsoft Office
11 83 (18.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 75 (16.56%) MS Exchange
13 70 (15.45%) Cisco
14 68 (15.01%) Windows 7
15 65 (14.35%) PowerShell
16 64 (14.13%) SCCM
17 63 (13.91%) Windows Server
18 60 (13.25%) ITIL
19 58 (12.80%) OneDrive
20 56 (12.36%) Citrix
21 48 (10.60%) Security Cleared
22 43 (9.49%) VoIP
23 41 (9.05%) DNS
23 41 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
24 39 (8.61%) VMware
25 37 (8.17%) SC Cleared
26 35 (7.73%) VPN
26 35 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
26 35 (7.73%) Unified Communications
27 34 (7.51%) Project Management

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
1 333 (73.51%) Skype for Business
2 112 (24.72%) SharePoint
3 75 (16.56%) MS Exchange
4 41 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.10%) CMS
9 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.44%) Confluence
10 2 (0.44%) IIS
10 2 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) Apache
11 1 (0.22%) nginx
Applications
1 91 (20.09%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (6.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (4.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.22%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.44%) Eikon
2 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 263 (58.06%) Office 365
2 83 (18.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (12.80%) OneDrive
4 27 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.75%) Yammer
6 12 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.77%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.32%) IaaS
9 5 (1.10%) SaaS
10 4 (0.88%) Slack
11 2 (0.44%) Heroku
11 2 (0.44%) PaaS
12 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.22%) G Suite
12 1 (0.22%) GitHub
12 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.22%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.49%) VoIP
2 41 (9.05%) DNS
3 35 (7.73%) Unified Communications
3 35 (7.73%) VPN
4 33 (7.28%) Firewall
5 30 (6.62%) WAN
6 28 (6.18%) DHCP
7 19 (4.19%) LAN
7 19 (4.19%) PBX
8 18 (3.97%) PSTN
9 15 (3.31%) SAN
10 13 (2.87%) SMTP
11 11 (2.43%) IP Telephony
12 10 (2.21%) SMS
12 10 (2.21%) Wireless
13 8 (1.77%) Telepresence
14 7 (1.55%) Internet
14 7 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.55%) TCP/IP
15 6 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.75%) Power BI
3 3 (0.66%) MySQL
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.44%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.22%) Big Data
5 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.22%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.99%) JIRA
2 7 (1.55%) Selenium
3 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) Ant
4 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) Hudson
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
5 1 (0.22%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 107 (23.62%) Finance
2 25 (5.52%) Banking
2 25 (5.52%) Retail
3 21 (4.64%) Legal
4 13 (2.87%) Law
5 9 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.32%) Advertising
7 5 (1.10%) Games
8 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.66%) Front Office
9 3 (0.66%) German Language
9 3 (0.66%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Billing
10 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (12.14%) Analyst
2 47 (10.38%) Architect
3 36 (7.95%) Project Manager
3 36 (7.95%) Support Engineer
4 35 (7.73%) Trainer
5 34 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (6.40%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 23 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (5.08%) Desktop Support
8 22 (4.86%) Consultant
8 22 (4.86%) IT Support
8 22 (4.86%) Office 365 Architect
9 20 (4.42%) Office 365 Engineer
9 20 (4.42%) Support Analyst
10 19 (4.19%) Technical Manager
11 17 (3.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.75%) Developer
11 17 (3.75%) IT Trainer
11 17 (3.75%) Service Analyst
11 17 (3.75%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.55%) LDAP
2 6 (1.32%) .NET
2 6 (1.32%) XMPP
3 4 (0.88%) CSS
3 4 (0.88%) HTML
3 4 (0.88%) Redux
4 3 (0.66%) React Native
5 2 (0.44%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.44%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.44%) Jest
5 2 (0.44%) JSP
5 2 (0.44%) React
5 2 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.44%) Spring
5 2 (0.44%) Symfony
5 2 (0.44%) Web Services
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.22%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (0.22%) JSON
6 1 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.86%) Video Conferencing
2 15 (3.31%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.09%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.43%) User Experience
5 9 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.99%) iPhone
6 7 (1.55%) Handset
6 7 (1.55%) iPad
7 6 (1.32%) Clustering
7 6 (1.32%) Taxonomies
7 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.10%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.10%) IVR
8 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.88%) BYOD
9 4 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 219 (48.34%) Windows
2 134 (29.58%) Windows 10
3 68 (15.01%) Windows 7
4 63 (13.91%) Windows Server
5 35 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (7.28%) Android
7 24 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (5.08%) Apple iOS
9 21 (4.64%) Linux
10 13 (2.87%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.55%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.66%) Solaris
13 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.22%) CentOS
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE
14 1 (0.22%) Unix
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (20.31%) Migration
2 60 (13.25%) ITIL
3 34 (7.51%) Project Management
4 29 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (5.74%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (4.86%) CRM
7 21 (4.64%) PRINCE2
7 21 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (3.75%) Incident Management
9 16 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (3.53%) Service Management
10 13 (2.87%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (2.87%) Email Filtering
11 12 (2.65%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (2.65%) Change Management
11 12 (2.65%) Service Delivery
12 11 (2.43%) SDLC
12 11 (2.43%) Statistics
12 11 (2.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (14.35%) PowerShell
2 21 (4.64%) SQL
3 12 (2.65%) Java
4 6 (1.32%) C#
5 5 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.88%) C
7 3 (0.66%) Java 8
7 3 (0.66%) PHP
7 3 (0.66%) Ruby
8 2 (0.44%) Perl
8 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.22%) Python
9 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (10.60%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.64%) Degree
4 16 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.21%) CCNA
6 10 (2.21%) CCNP
6 10 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.99%) MCSE
8 8 (1.77%) MCSA
9 7 (1.55%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.88%) MCP
10 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.66%) PMP
11 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.53%) PMO
2 9 (1.99%) SLA
3 7 (1.55%) QA
4 2 (0.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) GCP
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 149 (32.89%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.99%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.77%) XenApp
6 5 (1.10%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.10%) vSphere
7 3 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.66%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.22%) Docker
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (14.13%) SCCM
2 17 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (3.75%) SCOM
3 10 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.32%) Netcool
6 5 (1.10%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 4 (0.88%) PingFederate
7 4 (0.88%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.88%) WSUS
8 3 (0.66%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.66%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.44%) WMI
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 196 (43.27%) Microsoft
2 70 (15.45%) Cisco
3 56 (12.36%) Citrix
4 39 (8.61%) VMware
5 25 (5.52%) Apple
5 25 (5.52%) Avaya
6 21 (4.64%) ServiceNow
7 16 (3.53%) Polycom
7 16 (3.53%) Remedy
8 14 (3.09%) Mitel
9 12 (2.65%) HP
10 11 (2.43%) Dell
10 11 (2.43%) SolarWinds
10 11 (2.43%) Veeam
11 10 (2.21%) Ivanti
12 9 (1.99%) Oracle
13 8 (1.77%) F5
13 8 (1.77%) Sonus
14 7 (1.55%) NetApp
14 7 (1.55%) Palo Alto