Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 155 171 206
Rank change year-on-year +16 +35 -27
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 26 74 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.61% 1.09% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.27% 5.97% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 50 37
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £184 £162 £131
90th Percentile £478 £553 £493
Central London median daily rate £400 £423 £380
% change year-on-year -5.33% +11.18% -15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% -12.50% -
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.10 £20.00
% change year-on-year +49.17% -9.50% -

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 609 1,240 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.23% 18.22% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 934 894
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £293 £289 £306
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 10
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.13 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.09% -8.38% +9.87%
10th Percentile £24.50 £13.33 £12.41
90th Percentile £46.25 £32.82 £30.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +85.38% -5.60% +5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram 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 30 March 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 18 (69.23%) Skype
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 11 (42.31%) Office 365
4 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
5 7 (26.92%) VMware
5 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 6 (23.08%) Azure
6 6 (23.08%) Change Management
6 6 (23.08%) LAN
6 6 (23.08%) WAN
6 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (19.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (19.23%) SLA
7 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 5 (19.23%) CRM
7 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (15.38%) SCCM
8 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (15.38%) BC Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
8 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery

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 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Office 365
2 6 (23.08%) Azure
3 3 (11.54%) IaaS
3 3 (11.54%) PaaS
4 2 (7.69%) SaaS
5 1 (3.85%) AWS
5 1 (3.85%) NuGet
5 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) Skype
2 6 (23.08%) LAN
2 6 (23.08%) WAN
3 4 (15.38%) NetScaler
3 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 4 (15.38%) VPN
4 3 (11.54%) SAN
4 3 (11.54%) WebEx
5 2 (7.69%) DNS
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) MPLS
6 1 (3.85%) H.323
6 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.85%) ISDN
6 1 (3.85%) NetScreen
6 1 (3.85%) Q.931
6 1 (3.85%) SCCP
6 1 (3.85%) SMTP
6 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Power BI
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) GitLab
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
1 1 (3.85%) MSI
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.85%) WiX
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Public Sector
2 2 (7.69%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) German Language
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Analyst
1 4 (15.38%) Consultant
1 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
1 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Lync Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Audio Visual Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Collaboration Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (3.85%) CentOS
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Change Management
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (19.23%) CRM
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Security
5 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) Network Management
5 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Personalization
5 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCA
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) UAG
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) Mitel
4 2 (7.69%) Polycom
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec