Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 220 233
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 +131
Contract jobs citing Skype 179 152 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.07% 0.91% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.47% 5.25% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 84 64
South East median daily rate £378 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.63% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £166 £163 £211
90th Percentile £506 £538 £513
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 14
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £24.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -43.20% +40.86%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £12.08
90th Percentile £185.00 £60.00 £47.63
England median hourly rate £19.38 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.13% -20.00% +12.68%

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 2,766 2,893 3,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.61% 17.30% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,478 1,571 1,762
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £209 £185 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 154 206
South East median hourly rate £24.21 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.39% -30.04% +10.30%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £49.78 £46.12 £49.11
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.67
% change year-on-year +6.95% -17.50% +10.57%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +38 86 £375 -16.67% 16
Hampshire -29 47 £400 +6.67% 13
Berkshire +7 45 £400 -11.11% 7
Oxfordshire +33 21 £350 -17.65% 4
Surrey -23 21 £350 -11.11% 5
Buckinghamshire +27 20 £429 -4.78% 5
Kent +8 7 £388 -26.19% 3
West Sussex -3 7 £175 -2.78%
Middlesex - 4 £454 -
East Sussex -6 1 - - 2
Skype
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 143 (79.89%) Skype for Business
2 115 (64.25%) Office 365
3 100 (55.87%) Microsoft
4 84 (46.93%) Windows
5 80 (44.69%) Active Directory
6 54 (30.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 49 (27.37%) PowerShell
8 47 (26.26%) Windows 10
9 44 (24.58%) MS Exchange
10 43 (24.02%) Migration
11 41 (22.91%) Windows Server
12 39 (21.79%) Citrix
13 36 (20.11%) SCCM
14 35 (19.55%) DNS
15 34 (18.99%) SharePoint
16 33 (18.44%) OneDrive
17 29 (16.20%) VMware
18 28 (15.64%) Security Cleared
18 28 (15.64%) ITIL
18 28 (15.64%) Azure Active Directory
19 27 (15.08%) Firewall
20 26 (14.53%) Yammer
21 25 (13.97%) Microsoft Office
21 25 (13.97%) DHCP
22 21 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
22 21 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2013
23 20 (11.17%) Microsoft Intune
23 20 (11.17%) XenApp
23 20 (11.17%) DV Cleared
24 18 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 143 (79.89%) Skype for Business
2 44 (24.58%) MS Exchange
3 34 (18.99%) SharePoint
4 21 (11.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.12%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (13.97%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.79%) Chatbot
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 115 (64.25%) Office 365
2 54 (30.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (18.44%) OneDrive
4 28 (15.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (14.53%) Yammer
6 11 (6.15%) IaaS
7 10 (5.59%) PaaS
8 5 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (2.79%) Apigee
9 4 (2.23%) SaaS
10 3 (1.68%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.55%) DNS
2 27 (15.08%) Firewall
3 25 (13.97%) DHCP
4 12 (6.70%) Unified Communications
4 12 (6.70%) VLAN
5 11 (6.15%) NetScaler
5 11 (6.15%) SAN
6 9 (5.03%) iSCSI
6 9 (5.03%) VPN
7 8 (4.47%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (4.47%) WAN
8 7 (3.91%) LAN
8 7 (3.91%) MPLS
9 6 (3.35%) SSL
10 5 (2.79%) SMTP
10 5 (2.79%) Wireless
11 4 (2.23%) Internet
11 4 (2.23%) VoIP
12 3 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.82%) Power BI
2 9 (5.03%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) MSI
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 11 (6.15%) Finance
2 4 (2.23%) Publishing
3 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Billing
4 1 (0.56%) French Language
4 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (9.50%) Analyst
1 17 (9.50%) Project Manager
2 16 (8.94%) Consultant
2 16 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (8.94%) Support Engineer
3 11 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (5.59%) Technical Writer
5 8 (4.47%) Architect
5 8 (4.47%) Developer
5 8 (4.47%) Exchange Engineer
5 8 (4.47%) Lync Engineer
5 8 (4.47%) Office 365 Engineer
6 7 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (3.91%) Business Analyst
6 7 (3.91%) Desktop Support
6 7 (3.91%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (3.35%) Author
7 6 (3.35%) Messaging Consultant
7 6 (3.35%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.91%) RESTful
2 6 (3.35%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.35%) HTML
2 6 (3.35%) HTML5
2 6 (3.35%) JSON
2 6 (3.35%) Node.js
2 6 (3.35%) SignalR
2 6 (3.35%) XML
3 5 (2.79%) jQuery
3 5 (2.79%) Natural Language Processing
3 5 (2.79%) React
3 5 (2.79%) SAML
3 5 (2.79%) SOAP
3 5 (2.79%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.12%) ADSI
4 2 (1.12%) LDAP
4 2 (1.12%) Spring
4 2 (1.12%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.12%) XMPP
5 1 (0.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.50%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.26%) PKI
3 12 (6.70%) Fat Client
3 12 (6.70%) Thin Client
4 11 (6.15%) Clustering
5 10 (5.59%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.23%) User Experience
9 3 (1.68%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.68%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.68%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.68%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.12%) Handset
10 2 (1.12%) iPhone
10 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (1.12%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 84 (46.93%) Windows
2 47 (26.26%) Windows 10
3 41 (22.91%) Windows Server
4 17 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.03%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.35%) Linux
7 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.79%) CentOS
8 5 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.23%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.68%) Android
10 3 (1.68%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.02%) Migration
2 28 (15.64%) ITIL
3 21 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (9.50%) Project Management
5 16 (8.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.82%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (6.70%) Application Packaging
9 11 (6.15%) Change Management
9 11 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (5.59%) Data Loss Prevention
10 10 (5.59%) Service Management
11 8 (4.47%) High Availability
12 7 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.91%) ITSM
12 7 (3.91%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.91%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (3.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.37%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.59%) SQL
3 8 (4.47%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.91%) Java
5 5 (2.79%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.79%) Python
5 5 (2.79%) R
6 2 (1.12%) C#
6 2 (1.12%) Java 8
7 1 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (15.64%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.17%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.15%) CCA
4 11 (6.15%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (3.91%) MCSE
6 4 (2.23%) CCNP
6 4 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.68%) CCNA
7 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.12%) MCP
9 1 (0.56%) Degree
9 1 (0.56%) ISEB
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) MCSA
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) SLA
2 3 (1.68%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.12%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 80 (44.69%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.17%) XenApp
3 18 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (8.38%) XenDesktop
5 14 (7.82%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (7.26%) Hyper-V
7 11 (6.15%) DFS Replication
8 10 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (5.59%) XenServer
9 3 (1.68%) vSphere
10 2 (1.12%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.12%) Docker
10 2 (1.12%) Xen
11 1 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (20.11%) SCCM
2 20 (11.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (3.91%) SCOM
5 4 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.23%) SafeCom
5 4 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.12%) vRealize
6 2 (1.12%) WSUS
6 2 (1.12%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.56%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 100 (55.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (21.79%) Citrix
3 29 (16.20%) VMware
4 15 (8.38%) ServiceNow
5 11 (6.15%) Cisco
6 9 (5.03%) Dell
7 6 (3.35%) Apple
8 5 (2.79%) MobileIron
9 4 (2.23%) Juniper
9 4 (2.23%) Mitel
9 4 (2.23%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.23%) SAP
10 3 (1.68%) F5
10 3 (1.68%) HP
10 3 (1.68%) Remedy
10 3 (1.68%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.12%) EMC
11 2 (1.12%) NetApp
11 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.12%) Sonus