Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 241 213
Rank change year-on-year +37 -28 +131
Contract jobs citing Skype 191 136 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 0.82% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.36% 4.93% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 68 82
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £206 £148 £240
90th Percentile £525 £588 £499
England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 9
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £23.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.68% +95.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £13.50 £54.75 £32.75
England median hourly rate £14.00 £20.98 £16.29
% change year-on-year -33.25% +28.76% -27.60%

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 2,594 2,758 3,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.34% 16.71% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,419 1,476 1,772
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £159 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £409
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.86% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 135 213
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -16.28% -38.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £49.32
England median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -6.98% -3.91%

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 18 February 2019.

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
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 18 February 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
Thames Valley +67 94 £429 +10.58% 13
Berkshire +20 57 £425 +9.68% 7
Hampshire -39 52 £400 +6.67% 2
Surrey +15 26 £345 -4.17% 2
Buckinghamshire +37 25 £443 +77.00% 3
Oxfordshire +41 12 £445 +4.71% 3
Kent +15 6 £331 -27.20% 2
West Sussex -8 6 £175 +40.00%
East Sussex -7 4 £425 +21.43% 3
Middlesex - 1 £200 -
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype.

1 151 (79.06%) Skype for Business
2 116 (60.73%) Microsoft
3 115 (60.21%) Office 365
4 112 (58.64%) Windows
5 94 (49.21%) Active Directory
6 70 (36.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 68 (35.60%) Windows 10
8 55 (28.80%) Migration
9 49 (25.65%) Windows Server
10 48 (25.13%) PowerShell
10 48 (25.13%) SharePoint
11 41 (21.47%) MS Exchange
11 41 (21.47%) Citrix
12 34 (17.80%) Firewall
13 33 (17.28%) DNS
14 32 (16.75%) Microsoft Office
14 32 (16.75%) Azure Active Directory
15 30 (15.71%) OneDrive
16 29 (15.18%) Microsoft Intune
16 29 (15.18%) ITIL
17 28 (14.66%) VMware
18 27 (14.14%) SCCM
19 24 (12.57%) Security Cleared
19 24 (12.57%) ServiceNow
20 23 (12.04%) LAN
21 21 (10.99%) Mobile App
22 20 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
22 20 (10.47%) Service Management
22 20 (10.47%) Finance
23 19 (9.95%) Agile Software Development

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
1 151 (79.06%) Skype for Business
2 48 (25.13%) SharePoint
3 41 (21.47%) MS Exchange
4 20 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.57%) IIS
8 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.52%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 32 (16.75%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.71%) Chatbot
3 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 115 (60.21%) Office 365
2 70 (36.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (16.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 30 (15.71%) OneDrive
5 19 (9.95%) IaaS
6 16 (8.38%) Yammer
7 11 (5.76%) PaaS
8 9 (4.71%) Apigee
9 4 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.52%) SaaS
10 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.80%) Firewall
2 33 (17.28%) DNS
3 23 (12.04%) LAN
4 17 (8.90%) DHCP
4 17 (8.90%) Unified Communications
5 14 (7.33%) WAN
6 12 (6.28%) SAN
7 11 (5.76%) NetScaler
7 11 (5.76%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (5.24%) Internet
8 10 (5.24%) iSCSI
8 10 (5.24%) MPLS
8 10 (5.24%) SSL
9 9 (4.71%) VPN
10 8 (4.19%) VLAN
10 8 (4.19%) VoIP
10 8 (4.19%) Wireless
11 7 (3.66%) SMTP
11 7 (3.66%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.33%) Power BI
2 10 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.52%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) JIRA
1 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 20 (10.47%) Finance
2 3 (1.57%) Publishing
3 2 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Advertising
4 1 (0.52%) French Language
4 1 (0.52%) Legal
4 1 (0.52%) Marketing
4 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (10.99%) Project Manager
2 17 (8.90%) Office 365 Engineer
3 16 (8.38%) Analyst
3 16 (8.38%) IT Support
3 16 (8.38%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.85%) Architect
5 13 (6.81%) Consultant
6 11 (5.76%) Developer
7 10 (5.24%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 9 (4.71%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (4.71%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (4.71%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.19%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.19%) IT Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.66%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.76%) RESTful
2 9 (4.71%) AngularJS
2 9 (4.71%) HTML
2 9 (4.71%) HTML5
2 9 (4.71%) jQuery
2 9 (4.71%) JSON
2 9 (4.71%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (4.71%) Node.js
2 9 (4.71%) React
2 9 (4.71%) SignalR
2 9 (4.71%) SOAP
2 9 (4.71%) WebSockets
2 9 (4.71%) XML
3 5 (2.62%) SAML
3 5 (2.62%) WAP
4 4 (2.09%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.57%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.05%) ADSI
6 2 (1.05%) LDAP
6 2 (1.05%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Mobile App
2 19 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.38%) PKI
4 14 (7.33%) Clustering
5 9 (4.71%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.19%) Fat Client
6 8 (4.19%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.62%) Blog
7 5 (2.62%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.62%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.57%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.57%) iPhone
8 3 (1.57%) PMI
9 2 (1.05%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.05%) Handset
9 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 112 (58.64%) Windows
2 68 (35.60%) Windows 10
3 49 (25.65%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.28%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.76%) Linux
7 9 (4.71%) CentOS
7 9 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.14%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.57%) Android
9 3 (1.57%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.57%) VMS
9 3 (1.57%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.80%) Migration
2 29 (15.18%) ITIL
3 20 (10.47%) Service Management
4 19 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (9.95%) Project Management
5 15 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (6.28%) Application Packaging
7 11 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (5.76%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.24%) ITSM
9 9 (4.71%) Analytics
9 9 (4.71%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (4.71%) Conversational UI
9 9 (4.71%) Data Analytics
9 9 (4.71%) Machine Learning
9 9 (4.71%) Mobile Application Development
9 9 (4.71%) Sentiment Analysis
9 9 (4.71%) Speech Recognition
10 8 (4.19%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.13%) PowerShell
2 15 (7.85%) SQL
3 11 (5.76%) Java
3 11 (5.76%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.71%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.71%) Python
4 9 (4.71%) R
5 2 (1.05%) Java 8
6 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.42%) DV Cleared
3 16 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.28%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.71%) MCSE
6 7 (3.66%) CCA
6 7 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (2.62%) CCNA
7 5 (2.62%) CCNP
7 5 (2.62%) Degree
8 4 (2.09%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.57%) MCSA
10 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.52%) MCITP
11 1 (0.52%) MCP
11 1 (0.52%) MCTS
11 1 (0.52%) PMP
11 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.66%) PMO
2 5 (2.62%) SLA
3 4 (2.09%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.85%) XenApp
3 14 (7.33%) XenDesktop
4 11 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.71%) XenServer
6 8 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.14%) DFS Replication
7 6 (3.14%) vSphere
8 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.57%) Xen
10 2 (1.05%) Docker
10 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (15.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 27 (14.14%) SCCM
3 6 (3.14%) AirWatch
3 6 (3.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (3.14%) SCOM
4 4 (2.09%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.57%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.52%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) Nagios
7 1 (0.52%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 116 (60.73%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.47%) Citrix
3 28 (14.66%) VMware
4 24 (12.57%) ServiceNow
5 12 (6.28%) Cisco
6 10 (5.24%) Apple
6 10 (5.24%) Dell
7 7 (3.66%) Palo Alto
8 6 (3.14%) F5
8 6 (3.14%) Juniper
9 4 (2.09%) CommVault
9 4 (2.09%) EMC
9 4 (2.09%) McAfee
9 4 (2.09%) Riverbed
10 3 (1.57%) CA
10 3 (1.57%) Clearswift
10 3 (1.57%) Proofpoint
10 3 (1.57%) SAP
10 3 (1.57%) Zscaler
11 2 (1.05%) Oracle