Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 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 > South East
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 164 227
Rank change year-on-year +30 +63 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype 95 230 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.36% 1.56% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.58% 9.46% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 156 82
Median daily rate £425 £429 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% +16.34% +5.36%
10th Percentile £204 £216 £140
90th Percentile £519 £592 £575
England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 15
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -35.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £13.73 £34.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% -22.50% +37.93%

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 1,253 2,432 2,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.89% 16.52% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 1,408 1,353
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +2.36%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 135 151
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -30.01% +47.09%
10th Percentile £15.15 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

Skype
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Skype as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Skype in the South East

Skype
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype in the South East over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Skype in the South East

Skype
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Skype in the South East

Skype
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Skype in the South East over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 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
Hampshire +34 40 £488 +22.64% 4
Thames Valley +38 32 £380 -17.39% 2
Berkshire +15 23 £430 -2.27% 1
Surrey +27 22 £225 -52.63% 2
Buckinghamshire +43 6 £238 -52.50% 1
Oxfordshire +17 3 £475 -
Kent +12 1 £201 -39.47% 1
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype.

1 64 (67.37%) Microsoft
2 54 (56.84%) Skype for Business
3 51 (53.68%) Windows
4 48 (50.53%) Active Directory
5 44 (46.32%) Office 365
6 35 (36.84%) Windows Server
7 30 (31.58%) Azure
8 28 (29.47%) VMware
9 25 (26.32%) Migration
9 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (23.16%) PowerShell
11 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (21.05%) PBX
11 20 (21.05%) SharePoint
12 19 (20.00%) PKI
13 18 (18.95%) .NET
13 18 (18.95%) DNS
13 18 (18.95%) Firewall
13 18 (18.95%) Data Centre
14 17 (17.89%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (16.84%) Validation
15 16 (16.84%) DHCP
15 16 (16.84%) High Availability
15 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (16.84%) Sonus
15 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2016
16 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
17 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP

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 54 (56.84%) Skype for Business
2 20 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.16%) Confluence
6 1 (1.05%) JBoss
6 1 (1.05%) nginx
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.11%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.11%) Elite 3E
3 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.05%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 44 (46.32%) Office 365
2 30 (31.58%) Azure
3 11 (11.58%) Power Platform
4 10 (10.53%) AWS
5 9 (9.47%) Yammer
6 8 (8.42%) PowerApps
7 5 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (4.21%) GCP
9 3 (3.16%) Power Automate
10 2 (2.11%) IaaS
10 2 (2.11%) PaaS
11 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.05%) PBX
2 18 (18.95%) DNS
2 18 (18.95%) Firewall
3 16 (16.84%) DHCP
4 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.26%) LAN
5 5 (5.26%) WAN
6 3 (3.16%) Broadband
6 3 (3.16%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.16%) SAN
6 3 (3.16%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.16%) VoIP
6 3 (3.16%) VPN
7 2 (2.11%) HTTP
7 2 (2.11%) Softphone
7 2 (2.11%) Wireless
8 1 (1.05%) ICMP
8 1 (1.05%) Internet
8 1 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) Power BI
3 1 (1.05%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Public Sector
3 4 (4.21%) Police
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Local Government
5 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Support Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Consultant
3 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (6.32%) Analyst
4 5 (5.26%) Architect
4 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (5.26%) IT Support
4 5 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
4 5 (5.26%) Telephony Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (4.21%) Administrator
5 4 (4.21%) Messaging Administrator
5 4 (4.21%) Messaging Consultant
5 4 (4.21%) Office 365 Consultant
5 4 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) IT Analyst
6 3 (3.16%) IT Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (3.16%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.95%) .NET
2 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.16%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.16%) CSS
3 3 (3.16%) HTML
4 2 (2.11%) CSS3
4 2 (2.11%) HTML5
4 2 (2.11%) RxJS
4 2 (2.11%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.05%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.05%) jQuery
5 1 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.05%) LINQ
5 1 (1.05%) Middleware
5 1 (1.05%) REST
5 1 (1.05%) RESTful
5 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.05%) WebRTC
5 1 (1.05%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) PKI
2 18 (18.95%) Data Centre
3 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (12.63%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (5.26%) Blog
5 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.26%) Tandem
6 4 (4.21%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.11%) NHS
8 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.05%) Clustering
9 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.05%) Handset
9 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.05%) Replication
9 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (53.68%) Windows
2 35 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2016
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.47%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.42%) Apple iOS
7 6 (6.32%) Linux
8 5 (5.26%) Android
9 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.05%) Unix
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) Migration
2 17 (17.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (16.84%) High Availability
3 16 (16.84%) Validation
4 11 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.37%) Load Balancing
8 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.32%) Decision-Making
8 6 (6.32%) ITIL
9 5 (5.26%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (4.21%) Analytics
10 4 (4.21%) Change Control
10 4 (4.21%) Time Management
11 3 (3.16%) Capacity Management
11 3 (3.16%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (3.16%) Project Delivery
11 3 (3.16%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.16%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.26%) Python
3 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.21%) SQL
4 2 (2.11%) C#
4 2 (2.11%) R
5 1 (1.05%) C
5 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.05%) VB
5 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) MCSA
4 5 (5.26%) MCSE
5 4 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.21%) MCP
6 3 (3.16%) CCNA
7 2 (2.11%) Degree
7 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) CCNP
8 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.05%) OCP
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) NCSC
3 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (50.53%) Active Directory
2 25 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.47%) vSphere
5 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.16%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (3.16%) XenApp
7 2 (2.11%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.05%) Docker
8 1 (1.05%) GFS2
8 1 (1.05%) Samba
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) SCCM
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.26%) vRealize
4 3 (3.16%) Ansible
4 3 (3.16%) WSUS
5 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.05%) Nessus
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.05%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) SCSM
5 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.05%) SELinux
5 1 (1.05%) Terraform
5 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (67.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.47%) VMware
3 16 (16.84%) Sonus
4 8 (8.42%) Citrix
4 8 (8.42%) ServiceNow
5 7 (7.37%) Cisco
6 6 (6.32%) Polycom
7 4 (4.21%) Avaya
7 4 (4.21%) McAfee
8 3 (3.16%) Apple
8 3 (3.16%) Google
8 3 (3.16%) MobileIron
8 3 (3.16%) Progress
8 3 (3.16%) Remedy
8 3 (3.16%) Yealink
9 2 (2.11%) Adobe
9 2 (2.11%) CommVault
9 2 (2.11%) HP
9 2 (2.11%) Mitel
9 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds