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 3 months to 26 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 133 135
Rank change year-on-year -20 +2  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 32 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.96% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.11% 5.80% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 47
Median daily rate £388 £409 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +2.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £269 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £68.63 £26.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.94% +50.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.53 £26.00 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.73 £26.00 £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -14.66% +17.18%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 515 552 997
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 15.52% 16.60% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 428 751
Median daily rate £493 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +10.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 23
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £22.00 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype for Business in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 29 (63.04%) Skype
2 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (47.83%) Windows
4 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
5 19 (41.30%) Cisco
6 14 (30.43%) SharePoint
6 14 (30.43%) Office 365
7 13 (28.26%) Unified Communications
8 11 (23.91%) SCCM
9 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
9 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (21.74%) Migration
10 9 (19.57%) Citrix
11 8 (17.39%) LAN
11 8 (17.39%) WAN
12 7 (15.22%) Finance
12 7 (15.22%) XMPP
12 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
12 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
13 6 (13.04%) SCOM
13 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
13 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (13.04%) ITIL
14 5 (10.87%) VoIP
14 5 (10.87%) Project Management
14 5 (10.87%) Avaya
14 5 (10.87%) SAN
14 5 (10.87%) Banking

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 14 (30.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.35%) CMS
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (30.43%) Office 365
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.70%) IaaS
3 4 (8.70%) Yammer
4 2 (4.35%) SaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (63.04%) Skype
2 13 (28.26%) Unified Communications
3 8 (17.39%) LAN
3 8 (17.39%) WAN
4 5 (10.87%) SAN
4 5 (10.87%) VoIP
5 4 (8.70%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.52%) DNS
6 3 (6.52%) Firewall
6 3 (6.52%) Telepresence
6 3 (6.52%) VPN
7 2 (4.35%) Broadband
7 2 (4.35%) ISDN
7 2 (4.35%) NGN
7 2 (4.35%) PABX
7 2 (4.35%) PBX
7 2 (4.35%) PSTN
7 2 (4.35%) SSL
7 2 (4.35%) WebEx
7 2 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Law
4 3 (6.52%) Legal
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) French Language
6 1 (2.17%) Front Office
6 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Architect
2 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Administrator
3 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Business Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Mitel Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Telecoms Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) XMPP
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Handset
2 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) PMI
2 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.35%) Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Migration
2 6 (13.04%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 4 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.52%) Network Design
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.52%) Release Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Management
5 3 (6.52%) UML
6 2 (4.35%) ArchiMate
6 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.35%) Information Architecture
6 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.35%) Network Management
6 2 (4.35%) Process Improvement
6 2 (4.35%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) C
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.70%) MCSE
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) CCIE
3 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) MCITP
3 2 (4.35%) MCP
3 2 (4.35%) PMP
3 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (8.70%) XenApp
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.17%) Firmware
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) SCOM
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (8.70%) SCVMM
5 3 (6.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
6 2 (4.35%) SCSM
6 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
7 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (41.30%) Cisco
3 9 (19.57%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) Avaya
5 4 (8.70%) Apple
6 3 (6.52%) NetApp
6 3 (6.52%) Polycom
6 3 (6.52%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (4.35%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.35%) Mitel
7 2 (4.35%) Siemens
8 1 (2.17%) BT
8 1 (2.17%) HP
8 1 (2.17%) Lotus
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle
8 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.17%) Red Box
8 1 (2.17%) VMware
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