Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 205 188
Rank change year-on-year +45 -17 +3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 79 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 0.72% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.68% 4.38% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 35
City of London median daily rate £463 £356 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.92% -20.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £178 £129 £233
90th Percentile £575 £518 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £385 £450
% change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
City of London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.75% +17.65% -34.62%
10th Percentile £11.32 £16.54 £13.50
90th Percentile £17.98 £20.00 £106.60
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.50% +17.65% -34.62%

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 1,182 1,164 1,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.77% 16.44% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 890 803
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £313 £287 £268
90th Percentile £675 £675 £673
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 6
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.57% +43.38%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.88 £14.44
90th Percentile £60.00 £33.38 £83.13
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 72 (91.14%) Skype
2 60 (75.95%) Office 365
3 50 (63.29%) Windows
4 46 (58.23%) Active Directory
5 43 (54.43%) Microsoft
6 32 (40.51%) Finance
7 29 (36.71%) DNS
8 28 (35.44%) PowerShell
8 28 (35.44%) Windows Server
9 26 (32.91%) SharePoint
9 26 (32.91%) VMware
10 25 (31.65%) Microsoft Office
11 23 (29.11%) Windows 10
12 21 (26.58%) Microsoft Azure
13 20 (25.32%) SCCM
13 20 (25.32%) DHCP
13 20 (25.32%) Citrix
14 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
14 17 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (20.25%) Cisco
16 15 (18.99%) ITIL
16 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
17 13 (16.46%) XenApp
17 13 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 12 (15.19%) Banking
19 11 (13.92%) Symantec
19 11 (13.92%) Migration
19 11 (13.92%) Project Management
20 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
20 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V

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 26 (32.91%) SharePoint
2 17 (21.52%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.33%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (31.65%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 60 (75.95%) Office 365
2 21 (26.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (12.66%) OneDrive
4 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (6.33%) Mimecast
6 4 (5.06%) Slack
7 3 (3.80%) IaaS
7 3 (3.80%) PaaS
8 2 (2.53%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.53%) Yammer
9 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (91.14%) Skype
2 29 (36.71%) DNS
3 20 (25.32%) DHCP
4 8 (10.13%) Unified Communications
5 7 (8.86%) SAN
5 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.86%) VPN
6 5 (6.33%) Firewall
7 4 (5.06%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (5.06%) Intranet
7 4 (5.06%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.06%) LAN
7 4 (5.06%) WAN
7 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.80%) Telepresence
8 3 (3.80%) Wireless
9 2 (2.53%) DKIM
9 2 (2.53%) DMARC
9 2 (2.53%) SMTP
9 2 (2.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Big Data
2 2 (2.53%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MSI
1 2 (2.53%) WiX
2 1 (1.27%) Hudson
2 1 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (40.51%) Finance
2 12 (15.19%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Advertising
4 2 (2.53%) Publishing
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (10.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (10.13%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Office 365 Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Analyst
4 5 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.06%) Product Manager
5 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Architect
6 3 (3.80%) Programme Manager
6 3 (3.80%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) LDAP
1 5 (6.33%) Software Packaging
2 4 (5.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) REST
3 1 (1.27%) SOAP
3 1 (1.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (7.59%) Clustering
3 5 (6.33%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.06%) Smartphone
4 4 (5.06%) User Experience
5 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.80%) iPad
5 3 (3.80%) PKI
6 2 (2.53%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.27%) BYOD
7 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.27%) Handset
7 1 (1.27%) iPhone
7 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (63.29%) Windows
2 28 (35.44%) Windows Server
3 23 (29.11%) Windows 10
4 15 (18.99%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.59%) Linux
6 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.53%) Android
8 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) ITIL
2 13 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (13.92%) Migration
3 11 (13.92%) Project Management
4 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.39%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (10.13%) Service Management
7 6 (7.59%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery Management
9 4 (5.06%) Change Management
9 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.80%) Application Packaging
10 3 (3.80%) Data Management
10 3 (3.80%) ITSM
10 3 (3.80%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.80%) Systems Engineering
11 2 (2.53%) Identity Access Management
11 2 (2.53%) Product Roadmap
11 2 (2.53%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.86%) SQL
3 2 (2.53%) VB
4 1 (1.27%) C
4 1 (1.27%) C#
4 1 (1.27%) Java
4 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.27%) Perl
4 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Degree
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (3.80%) MCP
3 2 (2.53%) MCSA
3 2 (2.53%) MCSE
4 1 (1.27%) CCIE
4 1 (1.27%) CCIE Collaboration
4 1 (1.27%) CCNA
4 1 (1.27%) CCNP
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.27%) MCDST
4 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.27%) PMP
4 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) PMO
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (58.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (16.46%) XenApp
4 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.66%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (10.13%) vSphere
6 6 (7.59%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (7.59%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.27%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (25.32%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (6.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.80%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.53%) QRadar
4 2 (2.53%) SCOM
4 2 (2.53%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 43 (54.43%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.91%) VMware
3 20 (25.32%) Citrix
4 16 (20.25%) Cisco
5 11 (13.92%) Symantec
6 8 (10.13%) Dell
7 6 (7.59%) Bloomberg
7 6 (7.59%) HP
7 6 (7.59%) Reuters
8 5 (6.33%) Polycom
9 3 (3.80%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.80%) Apple
9 3 (3.80%) Brocade
9 3 (3.80%) Mitel
9 3 (3.80%) NetApp
10 2 (2.53%) arcserve
10 2 (2.53%) Avaya
10 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.53%) Remedy
10 2 (2.53%) Veritas