Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 178 205
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 -23
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 20 74 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 1.09% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.92% 5.96% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 52 39
City of London median daily rate £400 £416 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% +28.08% -25.71%
10th Percentile £184 £158 £132
90th Percentile £488 £573 £475
Central London median daily rate £420 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +5.00% +23.08% -27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
City of London median hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -30.00% -
Central London median hourly rate £24.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +52.38% -10.00% -

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 685 1,242 1,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.71% 18.33% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 954 847
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £288 £277 £278
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £496
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.85% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 9
City of London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.60 £13.00 £11.54
90th Percentile £26.40 £29.63 £27.50
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 £18.88 £19.35
% change year-on-year +37.71% -2.43% +1.84%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the City of London

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the City of London

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (60.00%) Skype
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) Office 365
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (30.00%) LAN
6 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 6 (30.00%) Change Management
7 5 (25.00%) CRM
7 5 (25.00%) SLA
7 5 (25.00%) Azure
7 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
8 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (20.00%) BC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (15.00%) SAN
9 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (15.00%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Office 365
2 5 (25.00%) Azure
3 2 (10.00%) IaaS
3 2 (10.00%) PaaS
4 1 (5.00%) AWS
4 1 (5.00%) NuGet
4 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
4 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
4 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Skype
2 6 (30.00%) LAN
2 6 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) MPLS
4 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.00%) WebEx
5 1 (5.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) H.323
5 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) ISDN
5 1 (5.00%) NetScreen
5 1 (5.00%) Q.931
5 1 (5.00%) SCCP
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) GitLab
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) Maven
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.00%) WiX
General
1 4 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Lync Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Audio Visual Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Collaboration Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Change Management
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Security
4 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) UAG
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Polycom
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Mitel
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec