I am now skipping first thing in the mornings, approximately 3-4 times per week. Accompanied by Scitec BCAA's. This is one of my favourite forms of HIIT.
A) you don't have to go far from where you live to find a suitable area, you can quite easily skip next to your house. Thats travel time to/from the gym or park completely avoided.
B) its very effective for the time spent doing it. 15 minutes skipping can burn just as many calories as a 40 minute run.
C) it doesn't require any quad drive. This is an odd one to state for a reason to do a particular form of cardio. However, if you are training legs twice per week, which I generally do, then your going to find yourself with DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) a lot of the time, and DOMS make running and cycling pretty tough! And painful! Whereas skipping simply requires a hopping motion which I find I can be easily sustained even with soreness.
It may take you some time to adjust to becoming an efficient skipper
..... but once you get the hang of it you'll be unstoppable!