Line up list item pagination with REST API using $top and $skip
Actually, the only way to paginate list items using the new REST APIs is to use __next property. There's no way to have a full working pagination using $top and $skip token as for any other REST call.
See my comment here:
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It's 2 years later and we still need skip/take in SharePoint REST.