Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 182 202 185
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17 +3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 71 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.05% 0.67% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.79% 4.34% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 34
City of London median daily rate £425 £356 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.38% -20.89% +7.78%
10th Percentile £161 £131 £309
90th Percentile £555 £481 £568
Central London median daily rate £420 £380 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% -15.56% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.50% - -

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 1,226 1,105 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.21% 15.39% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 876 898
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.15%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £310
90th Percentile £658 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 11
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.88 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +9.87% -2.56%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.58 £13.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £30.50 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -2.56%

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 24 March 2019.

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

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 2 - -
Skype for Business
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 61 (85.92%) Skype
2 53 (74.65%) Office 365
3 46 (64.79%) Windows
4 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
5 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
6 30 (42.25%) DNS
7 28 (39.44%) Windows Server
8 27 (38.03%) PowerShell
9 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
9 23 (32.39%) Finance
10 22 (30.99%) SharePoint
11 19 (26.76%) Cisco
12 18 (25.35%) VMware
12 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (25.35%) SCCM
13 17 (23.94%) DHCP
13 17 (23.94%) Citrix
13 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
14 15 (21.13%) ITIL
15 14 (19.72%) Symantec
16 13 (18.31%) Unified Communications
16 13 (18.31%) Windows 10
16 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 12 (16.90%) Migration
18 10 (14.08%) Mimecast
18 10 (14.08%) OneDrive
18 10 (14.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
19 9 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
19 9 (12.68%) VMware ESXi

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 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 22 (30.99%) SharePoint
3 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (11.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (9.86%) IIS
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.82%) Apache
7 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 53 (74.65%) Office 365
2 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (14.08%) Mimecast
3 10 (14.08%) OneDrive
4 9 (12.68%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (5.63%) IaaS
6 4 (5.63%) PaaS
7 2 (2.82%) Yammer
8 1 (1.41%) SaaS
8 1 (1.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 61 (85.92%) Skype
2 30 (42.25%) DNS
3 17 (23.94%) DHCP
4 13 (18.31%) Unified Communications
5 6 (8.45%) Telepresence
5 6 (8.45%) VPN
6 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.04%) Wireless
7 4 (5.63%) Firewall
7 4 (5.63%) SAN
7 4 (5.63%) SMTP
7 4 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (4.23%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (4.23%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.23%) VoIP
8 3 (4.23%) WAN
9 2 (2.82%) HTTP
9 2 (2.82%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.82%) Internet
9 2 (2.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Big Data
3 2 (2.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MSI
1 3 (4.23%) WiX
2 1 (1.41%) Hudson
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Analyst
2 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.45%) Office 365 Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) PowerShell Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) IT Support
5 5 (7.04%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Office 365 Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Software Packaging
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
3 4 (5.63%) LDAP
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) SOAP
4 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) iPad
2 6 (8.45%) Clustering
2 6 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (7.04%) Smartphone
3 5 (7.04%) User Experience
4 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.23%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.23%) PKI
6 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.41%) BYOD
7 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.41%) Handset
7 1 (1.41%) iPhone
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (64.79%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.31%) Windows 10
4 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.04%) Linux
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.23%) Android
9 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.82%) Unix
10 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) ITIL
2 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (16.90%) Migration
4 7 (9.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (5.63%) Project Management
5 4 (5.63%) Ticket Management
6 3 (4.23%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.23%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.23%) ITSM
6 3 (4.23%) Line Management
6 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) Service Management
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineering
6 3 (4.23%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (2.82%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.27%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) VB
4 3 (4.23%) Perl
5 2 (2.82%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) C#
6 1 (1.41%) Java
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (7.04%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) MCP
4 3 (4.23%) CCNA
4 3 (4.23%) CCNP
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.82%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (1.41%) CCIE
6 1 (1.41%) CCIE Collaboration
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PMP
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.45%) XenApp
5 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (25.35%) SCCM
2 10 (14.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (4.23%) QRadar
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.76%) Cisco
3 18 (25.35%) VMware
4 17 (23.94%) Citrix
5 14 (19.72%) Symantec
6 6 (8.45%) Polycom
7 5 (7.04%) Apple
7 5 (7.04%) F5
8 4 (5.63%) Clearswift
9 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.23%) Dell
9 3 (4.23%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.82%) Bloomberg
10 2 (2.82%) Google
10 2 (2.82%) IronPort
10 2 (2.82%) Mitel
10 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.82%) Reuters
11 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.41%) Spiceworks