Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 September 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 222 255
Rank change year-on-year +13 +33 +121
Contract jobs citing Skype 178 147 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 0.90% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.96% 5.24% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 86 57
South East median daily rate £368 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.24% +11.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £139 £187 £208
90th Percentile £512 £538 £545
England median daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 16
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.03% +20.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £185.00 £16.50 £46.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% -15.56%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,556 2,806 3,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.73% 17.24% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,355 1,549 1,845
South East median daily rate £412 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +3.90% +4.05%
10th Percentile £204 £207 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 160 209
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.58% -29.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.97 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.26 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.53% -22.30% +17.50%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Skype as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Skype in the South East

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype in the South East

Skype
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype in the South East

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype in the South East

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype in the South East

Skype
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Thames Valley +7 68 £363 -12.12% 13
Hampshire +5 54 £393 -1.88% 7
Berkshire -7 34 £350 -8.20% 6
Surrey -27 27 £200 -60.00% 7
Oxfordshire +22 19 £330 -22.35%
Buckinghamshire +8 15 £428 -5.00% 7
Kent +10 9 £325 -38.10% 2
West Sussex +2 6 £175 -25.53% 2
Middlesex +13 4 £454 +21.00%
East Sussex - 4 £325 -
Sussex +6 1 £140 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype.

1 145 (81.46%) Skype for Business
2 116 (65.17%) Office 365
3 104 (58.43%) Microsoft
4 86 (48.31%) Active Directory
4 86 (48.31%) Windows
5 50 (28.09%) Citrix
6 49 (27.53%) SCCM
7 47 (26.40%) Migration
7 47 (26.40%) Microsoft Azure
8 46 (25.84%) Windows 10
9 45 (25.28%) Windows Server
9 45 (25.28%) MS Exchange
10 43 (24.16%) PowerShell
11 40 (22.47%) SharePoint
12 35 (19.66%) DNS
12 35 (19.66%) VMware
13 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
14 30 (16.85%) ITIL
15 29 (16.29%) Yammer
16 27 (15.17%) OneDrive
17 25 (14.04%) DHCP
17 25 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (13.48%) Security Cleared
18 24 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (12.92%) XenApp
19 23 (12.92%) Firewall
20 22 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2013
21 21 (11.80%) Azure Active Directory
22 20 (11.24%) VMware ESXi
22 20 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineering

Skype
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 145 (81.46%) Skype for Business
2 45 (25.28%) MS Exchange
3 40 (22.47%) SharePoint
4 22 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 116 (65.17%) Office 365
2 47 (26.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (16.29%) Yammer
4 27 (15.17%) OneDrive
5 21 (11.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.93%) IaaS
7 6 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (3.37%) PaaS
7 6 (3.37%) SaaS
8 3 (1.69%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.66%) DNS
2 25 (14.04%) DHCP
3 23 (12.92%) Firewall
4 14 (7.87%) NetScaler
4 14 (7.87%) SAN
4 14 (7.87%) VLAN
5 11 (6.18%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (6.18%) iSCSI
6 10 (5.62%) Unified Communications
7 7 (3.93%) VPN
8 6 (3.37%) Internet
8 6 (3.37%) PBX
9 4 (2.25%) VoIP
9 4 (2.25%) WAN
9 4 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.69%) LAN
10 3 (1.69%) MPLS
10 3 (1.69%) SMTP
11 2 (1.12%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.06%) Power BI
2 8 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.56%) Selenium
2 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.56%) WiX
General
1 7 (3.93%) Finance
2 2 (1.12%) Publishing
2 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.56%) Billing
3 1 (0.56%) Legal
3 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (12.36%) Analyst
2 18 (10.11%) Consultant
2 18 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.55%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.87%) Desktop Support
5 13 (7.30%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.18%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.62%) Technical Writer
8 9 (5.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Lync Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) Architect
9 8 (4.49%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.93%) Help Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) IT Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Office 365 Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Office 365 Manager
10 7 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) .NET
2 2 (1.12%) ADSI
2 2 (1.12%) LDAP
2 2 (1.12%) XMPP
3 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) HTML5
3 1 (0.56%) JSON
3 1 (0.56%) Node.js
3 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.56%) REST
3 1 (0.56%) SignalR
3 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.56%) WCF
3 1 (0.56%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.11%) Fat Client
1 18 (10.11%) Thin Client
2 17 (9.55%) PKI
3 15 (8.43%) Clustering
4 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.49%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.93%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.81%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.25%) User Experience
8 4 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.69%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.12%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.12%) iPhone
10 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.12%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 86 (48.31%) Windows
2 46 (25.84%) Windows 10
3 45 (25.28%) Windows Server
4 24 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.99%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.81%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.25%) Android
10 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.56%) Linux
11 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.40%) Migration
2 30 (16.85%) ITIL
3 20 (11.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (7.87%) Application Packaging
6 13 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.18%) High Availability
8 10 (5.62%) Change Management
8 10 (5.62%) Data Loss Prevention
8 10 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.06%) Mentoring
9 9 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (5.06%) Project Management
10 8 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.93%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (3.37%) ITSM
12 6 (3.37%) Service Management
13 5 (2.81%) Presales
13 5 (2.81%) PRINCE2
13 5 (2.81%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.16%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.12%) C#
2 2 (1.12%) SQL
3 1 (0.56%) C
3 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.11%) DV Cleared
3 14 (7.87%) CCA
3 14 (7.87%) Citrix Certification
4 11 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.49%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.37%) MCSE
7 5 (2.81%) Degree
8 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.69%) PMP
9 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.56%) CCNA
10 1 (0.56%) CCNP
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.56%) ISEB
10 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 86 (48.31%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.92%) XenApp
4 20 (11.24%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (11.24%) XenDesktop
5 17 (9.55%) Hyper-V
6 15 (8.43%) DFS Replication
7 13 (7.30%) XenServer
8 11 (6.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (2.25%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.69%) vSphere
12 2 (1.12%) Xen
13 1 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (27.53%) SCCM
2 18 (10.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (6.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (3.37%) SCOM
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.25%) SafeCom
5 4 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.69%) vRealize
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.12%) WSUS
7 2 (1.12%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 104 (58.43%) Microsoft
2 50 (28.09%) Citrix
3 35 (19.66%) VMware
4 13 (7.30%) ServiceNow
5 11 (6.18%) Dell
6 9 (5.06%) Cisco
7 6 (3.37%) MobileIron
8 5 (2.81%) Apple
9 4 (2.25%) Okta
9 4 (2.25%) Remedy
9 4 (2.25%) Wyse
10 3 (1.69%) McAfee
10 3 (1.69%) Mitel
11 2 (1.12%) Avaya
11 2 (1.12%) EMC
11 2 (1.12%) HP
11 2 (1.12%) Juniper
11 2 (1.12%) Polycom
11 2 (1.12%) SAP
11 2 (1.12%) SolarWinds