Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 196 202
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -14
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 55 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.78% 0.70% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.77% 3.89% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 23
City of London median daily rate £338 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.59% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £127 £223 £223
90th Percentile £491 £571 £510
Central London median daily rate £380 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -10.59% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 - £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £17.78 - £22.75

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 1,152 1,106 1,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.36% 18.02% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 852 736
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £285
90th Percentile £665 £656 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 15
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +17.55% +11.76%
10th Percentile £12.73 £14.13 £15.43
90th Percentile £33.00 £34.50 £46.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.34 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.45% +14.54% +11.43%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018, 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 48 (87.27%) Skype
2 26 (47.27%) Office 365
3 22 (40.00%) Windows
4 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
4 17 (30.91%) Finance
5 13 (23.64%) Windows 10
5 13 (23.64%) Banking
6 12 (21.82%) Cisco
7 11 (20.00%) Avaya
7 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 11 (20.00%) Citrix
7 11 (20.00%) VMware
7 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (20.00%) Unified Communications
8 10 (18.18%) Android
8 10 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (14.55%) SQL
9 8 (14.55%) XenApp
9 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (14.55%) NetScaler
9 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
9 8 (14.55%) OneDrive
10 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
10 7 (12.73%) VoIP
11 6 (10.91%) Apple
11 6 (10.91%) Blackberry
11 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel

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 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.82%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (10.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (47.27%) Office 365
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (14.55%) OneDrive
4 6 (10.91%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (10.91%) IaaS
4 6 (10.91%) PaaS
5 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.64%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (87.27%) Skype
2 11 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 8 (14.55%) NetScaler
4 7 (12.73%) VoIP
5 5 (9.09%) DHCP
5 5 (9.09%) DNS
6 3 (5.45%) iSCSI
6 3 (5.45%) PBX
6 3 (5.45%) PSTN
7 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.64%) Firewall
7 2 (3.64%) Internet
7 2 (3.64%) SAN
7 2 (3.64%) VSAN
7 2 (3.64%) WAN
8 1 (1.82%) MPLS
8 1 (1.82%) SMTP
8 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.82%) Telepresence
8 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 13 (23.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Analyst
2 7 (12.73%) Desktop Support
3 6 (10.91%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Avaya Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) SAN Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.09%) BYOD
3 4 (7.27%) iPhone
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.82%) CESG
5 1 (1.82%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Windows 10
3 10 (18.18%) Android
4 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.82%) Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) CRM
1 6 (10.91%) DevOps
1 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
2 4 (7.27%) ITIL
3 3 (5.45%) Change Control
3 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.64%) High Availability
4 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.64%) IT Strategy
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
4 2 (3.64%) Patch Management
4 2 (3.64%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (3.64%) Server Building
4 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.82%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.82%) Stress Testing
5 1 (1.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) CCIE
2 1 (1.82%) CCIE Collaboration
2 1 (1.82%) CCNA
2 1 (1.82%) CCNP
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.82%) MCSA
2 1 (1.82%) MCT
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) XenApp
4 3 (5.45%) vSphere
4 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.82%) Firmware
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.45%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (3.64%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Cisco
3 11 (20.00%) Avaya
3 11 (20.00%) Citrix
3 11 (20.00%) VMware
4 6 (10.91%) Apple
5 4 (7.27%) Sonus
6 3 (5.45%) Altiris
6 3 (5.45%) HP
7 2 (3.64%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.64%) Bomgar
7 2 (3.64%) Dell
7 2 (3.64%) Mitel
7 2 (3.64%) Remedy
7 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.64%) Symantec
7 2 (3.64%) Veeam
8 1 (1.82%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.82%) Meraki
8 1 (1.82%) Red Box