Period
to 2 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 6 months to 2 December 2021 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 for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 182 113 190
Rank change year-on-year -69 +77 +6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 10 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.025% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.21% 3.98% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 21
10th Percentile " £396 £176
25th Percentile £615 £486 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £630 £525 £425
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +23.53% +1.19%
75th Percentile £645 £584 £538
90th Percentile " £705 £600
Central London median daily rate £630 £525 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% +23.53% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £21.25

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 474 251 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.70% 12.67% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 172 721
10th Percentile £338 £278 £263
25th Percentile £425 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% -1.44%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £594
90th Percentile £725 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
10th Percentile £20.02 £16.38 £16.96
25th Percentile £20.39 £20.63 £19.67
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £30.88 £26.81 £23.25
90th Percentile £35.60 £33.68 £35.55
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +9.09%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the City of London

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the City of London

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business 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 City of London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft