Period
to 2 August 2021

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 2 August 2021 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
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 123 170
Rank change year-on-year -27 +47 +23
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 13 13 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.56% 1.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.08% 4.09% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 50
10th Percentile £303 £213 £236
25th Percentile £381 £234 £353
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £260 £450
Median % change year-on-year +101.92% -42.22% +16.13%
75th Percentile £591 £450 £525
90th Percentile £624 £538 £578
Central London median daily rate £430 £330 £450
% change year-on-year +30.30% -26.67% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.70
Central London median hourly rate - - £19.85

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 422 318 1,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.34% 13.63% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 224 894
10th Percentile £313 £337 £309
25th Percentile £425 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £619 £588 £588
90th Percentile £688 £668 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
10th Percentile £22.00 £19.35 £12.98
25th Percentile £23.50 £25.88 £18.66
Median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.00% +87.50% -
75th Percentile £30.50 £47.88 £21.75
90th Percentile £32.00 £53.65 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £33.78 £20.42
% change year-on-year -34.86% +65.44% +2.08%

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 2 August 2021.

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 2 August 2021, 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 12 (92.31%) Finance
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (76.92%) Skype
2 10 (76.92%) DNS
2 10 (76.92%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (69.23%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (69.23%) Collaborative Working
3 9 (69.23%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (69.23%) CheckPoint
3 9 (69.23%) LAN
3 9 (69.23%) WAN
3 9 (69.23%) Ethernet
3 9 (69.23%) Tandem
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) Internet
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (69.23%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (69.23%) Unified Communications
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) Sonus
3 9 (69.23%) Asset Management
3 9 (69.23%) Resource Management
3 9 (69.23%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) International Banking
6 2 (15.38%) PowerShell

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 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (7.69%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) DNS
1 10 (76.92%) Skype
2 9 (69.23%) Ethernet
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Internet
2 9 (69.23%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) Unified Communications
2 9 (69.23%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.69%) Intranet
General
1 12 (92.31%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) International Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Collaboration Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Self-Motivation
1 9 (69.23%) Tandem
1 9 (69.23%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) BYOD
2 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Asset Management
2 9 (69.23%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (69.23%) Collaborative Working
2 9 (69.23%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) E-Discovery
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) CheckPoint
1 9 (69.23%) Sonus
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Altiris
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Infoblox
4 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) VMware