Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 193 188
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 69 50 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.99% 0.74% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.75% 5.05% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 35
City of London median daily rate £400 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +3.14% +13.27%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £193
90th Percentile £575 £549 £529
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% -14.29% +42.37%

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 1,199 990 1,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.13% 14.59% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 758 901
City of London median daily rate £513 £498 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.02% +10.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £273 £275 £294
90th Percentile £675 £675 £645
Central London median daily rate £500 £493 £450
% change year-on-year +1.52% +9.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 9 19
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.30 £47.75 £55.37
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year +17.65% -9.21% +10.15%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 65 (94.20%) Skype
2 47 (68.12%) Office 365
3 41 (59.42%) Windows
4 37 (53.62%) Microsoft
5 31 (44.93%) Finance
6 29 (42.03%) ITIL
7 28 (40.58%) Cisco
8 26 (37.68%) Windows 10
9 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (26.09%) SCCM
10 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (23.19%) Windows 7
12 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
12 14 (20.29%) Polycom
12 14 (20.29%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (18.84%) Apple
14 12 (17.39%) Citrix
14 12 (17.39%) Degree
14 12 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (17.39%) Telepresence
14 12 (17.39%) Windows Server
15 11 (15.94%) Firewall
16 10 (14.49%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
17 9 (13.04%) Unified Communications
17 9 (13.04%) User Experience
17 9 (13.04%) DNS
17 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
17 9 (13.04%) DHCP
18 8 (11.59%) WAN

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 9 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.59%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.25%) IIS
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.45%) Apache
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) Confluence
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 47 (68.12%) Office 365
2 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.25%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.80%) Mimecast
5 3 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.35%) SaaS
6 1 (1.45%) IaaS
6 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (94.20%) Skype
2 12 (17.39%) Telepresence
3 11 (15.94%) Firewall
4 10 (14.49%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (13.04%) DHCP
5 9 (13.04%) DNS
5 9 (13.04%) Unified Communications
6 8 (11.59%) VPN
6 8 (11.59%) WAN
7 6 (8.70%) LAN
8 4 (5.80%) MPLS
8 4 (5.80%) SAN
8 4 (5.80%) SMTP
8 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.80%) VoIP
9 3 (4.35%) FTP
9 3 (4.35%) HTTP
9 3 (4.35%) HTTPS
9 3 (4.35%) OSPF
9 3 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
General
1 31 (44.93%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) French Language
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Audio Visual Support
5 6 (8.70%) Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) IT Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) IT Support
5 6 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (7.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (13.04%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) iPad
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (59.42%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Windows 10
3 16 (23.19%) Windows 7
4 12 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.35%) Android
7 3 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.45%) Unix
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (10.14%) Migration
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (5.80%) Line Management
5 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.35%) CRM
6 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.35%) Project Management
6 3 (4.35%) Refactoring
6 3 (4.35%) SOA
6 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.90%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.90%) Change Management
7 2 (2.90%) DevOps
7 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.90%) ITSM
7 2 (2.90%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.25%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) C
4 2 (2.90%) VBScript
5 1 (1.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Degree
1 12 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (4.35%) CCNA
2 3 (4.35%) CCNP
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.90%) MCP
3 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.45%) MCSE
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) GDPR
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.45%) XenApp
5 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) SCCM
2 7 (10.14%) SCOM
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.90%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.90%) WSUS
5 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.45%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (40.58%) Cisco
3 14 (20.29%) Polycom
4 13 (18.84%) Apple
5 12 (17.39%) Citrix
6 8 (11.59%) VMware
7 5 (7.25%) NetApp
8 4 (5.80%) Dell
8 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.90%) Adobe
10 2 (2.90%) Aruba
10 2 (2.90%) HP
10 2 (2.90%) Meraki
10 2 (2.90%) Mitel
10 2 (2.90%) Wyse
11 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.45%) Brocade
11 1 (1.45%) Ivanti