Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 189 196
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +27
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 56 59 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.89% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.46% 5.06% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 58
City of London median daily rate £396 £398 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +11.68% -13.19%
10th Percentile £213 £173 £198
90th Percentile £539 £538 £558
Central London median daily rate £396 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.13% +14.29% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 - £15.25
10th Percentile £16.00 - £10.93
90th Percentile £18.00 - £18.98
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 - £14.75

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 1025 1166 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.46% 17.68% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 917 1140
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £277 £306 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 22
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £27.50 £56.12 £41.90
Central London median hourly rate £17.85 £18.45 £17.98
% change year-on-year -3.25% +2.61% +8.97%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 54 (96.43%) Skype
2 28 (50.00%) Office 365
3 21 (37.50%) Finance
4 20 (35.71%) Cisco
5 18 (32.14%) Unified Communications
6 17 (30.36%) Windows
7 16 (28.57%) Banking
8 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 13 (23.21%) Avaya
9 13 (23.21%) Telecoms
10 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
11 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 8 (14.29%) Migration
13 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (12.50%) VMware
13 7 (12.50%) XMPP
13 7 (12.50%) VoIP
13 7 (12.50%) CRM
13 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
13 7 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (12.50%) NetScaler
13 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (10.71%) IaaS
14 6 (10.71%) XenApp
14 6 (10.71%) SQL
14 6 (10.71%) ITIL
14 6 (10.71%) Citrix
15 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM

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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (50.00%) Office 365
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.71%) IaaS
4 5 (8.93%) PaaS
5 4 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
6 2 (3.57%) SaaS
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (96.43%) Skype
2 18 (32.14%) Unified Communications
3 7 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 7 (12.50%) VoIP
4 5 (8.93%) WebEx
5 4 (7.14%) H.323
5 4 (7.14%) ISDN
5 4 (7.14%) QSIG
5 4 (7.14%) Telepresence
6 2 (3.57%) 4G
6 2 (3.57%) Broadband
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.57%) Wireless
7 1 (1.79%) DNS
7 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.79%) LAN
7 1 (1.79%) NAS
7 1 (1.79%) SMTP
7 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (37.50%) Finance
2 16 (28.57%) Banking
3 13 (23.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) French Language
5 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Lync Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.36%) Avaya Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.36%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.36%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) XMPP
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
2 1 (1.79%) LINQ
2 1 (1.79%) OAuth
2 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.57%) iPhone
2 2 (3.57%) IVR
2 2 (3.57%) PMI
3 1 (1.79%) BYOD
3 1 (1.79%) CESG
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Equities
3 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) PKI
3 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Migration
2 7 (12.50%) CRM
2 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (10.71%) ITIL
4 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.14%) DevOps
5 4 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.36%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.36%) Change Control
6 3 (5.36%) Change Management
6 3 (5.36%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.36%) Fault Management
6 3 (5.36%) Release Management
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.57%) ITSM
7 2 (3.57%) People Management
7 2 (3.57%) Presales
7 2 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) C
3 1 (1.79%) C#
3 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) CCIE
4 1 (1.79%) CCIE Collaboration
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) MCSA
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) PMP
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.71%) XenApp
4 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.57%) vSphere
5 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.57%) XenServer
6 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.79%) UAG
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (8.93%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (8.93%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
5 1 (1.79%) Ionix
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Cisco
2 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.21%) Avaya
4 7 (12.50%) VMware
5 6 (10.71%) Citrix
6 4 (7.14%) AppSense
6 4 (7.14%) Red Box
7 2 (3.57%) BT
7 2 (3.57%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.57%) Polycom
7 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.57%) Speakerbus
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 1 (1.79%) Altiris
8 1 (1.79%) Dell
8 1 (1.79%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy