Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 192 197
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +28
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 56 40 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.59% 3.59% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 35
City of London median daily rate £375 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +21.95% -22.37%
10th Percentile £213 £198 £188
90th Percentile £488 £545 £491
Central London median daily rate £375 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -11.76% +30.77% -20.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £19.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 - £14.75

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 1,001 1,113 1,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.32% 18.02% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 894 831
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £313 £263
90th Percentile £675 £661 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +7.57% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 13
City of London median hourly rate £17.85 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.05% -2.56% +25.81%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.43 £12.04
90th Percentile £27.50 £56.68 £56.45
Central London median hourly rate £17.85 £18.73 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.67% +4.03% +14.29%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, 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 52 (92.86%) Skype
2 29 (51.79%) Office 365
3 19 (33.93%) Windows
3 19 (33.93%) Finance
4 18 (32.14%) Cisco
5 17 (30.36%) Unified Communications
6 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
7 14 (25.00%) Avaya
7 14 (25.00%) Banking
8 12 (21.43%) VMware
9 11 (19.64%) Telecoms
9 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
10 10 (17.86%) NetScaler
10 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
10 10 (17.86%) SQL
11 9 (16.07%) Citrix
11 9 (16.07%) XenApp
12 8 (14.29%) CRM
12 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
13 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
13 7 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (12.50%) Load Balancing
13 7 (12.50%) PaaS
13 7 (12.50%) IaaS
13 7 (12.50%) Windows 10
14 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
14 6 (10.71%) DevOps

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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (51.79%) Office 365
2 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (12.50%) IaaS
3 7 (12.50%) PaaS
4 6 (10.71%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (7.14%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (92.86%) Skype
2 17 (30.36%) Unified Communications
3 10 (17.86%) NetScaler
4 6 (10.71%) DNS
4 6 (10.71%) VoIP
5 5 (8.93%) DHCP
6 4 (7.14%) H.323
6 4 (7.14%) ISDN
6 4 (7.14%) QSIG
6 4 (7.14%) WebEx
7 3 (5.36%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.36%) SAN
8 2 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.57%) Internet
8 2 (3.57%) SMTP
8 2 (3.57%) Telepresence
8 2 (3.57%) VSAN
9 1 (1.79%) 4G
9 1 (1.79%) Broadband
9 1 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 11 (19.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Lync Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (5.36%) Avaya Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) XMPP
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.79%) CSS
2 1 (1.79%) LINQ
2 1 (1.79%) OAuth
2 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.36%) BYOD
2 3 (5.36%) iPhone
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) IVR
4 1 (1.79%) CESG
4 1 (1.79%) Equities
4 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.14%) Android
4 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.79%) Linux
7 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.79%) Unix
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) CRM
2 7 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.71%) DevOps
3 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.93%) Change Control
5 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.36%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.36%) Change Management
5 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.36%) Fault Management
5 3 (5.36%) ITIL
5 3 (5.36%) Migration
5 3 (5.36%) Release Management
6 2 (3.57%) Contingency Planning
6 2 (3.57%) High Availability
6 2 (3.57%) IT Strategy
6 2 (3.57%) Project Management
6 2 (3.57%) Server Building
7 1 (1.79%) Task Automation
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) C
2 1 (1.79%) C#
2 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
1 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) CCIE
2 1 (1.79%) CCIE Collaboration
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.79%) MCSA
2 1 (1.79%) MCT
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (16.07%) XenApp
4 4 (7.14%) vSphere
5 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.79%) Firmware
7 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.79%) UAG
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (7.14%) SCOM
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (3.57%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.57%) SCCM
5 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.79%) Ionix
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (32.14%) Cisco
2 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.00%) Avaya
4 12 (21.43%) VMware
5 9 (16.07%) Citrix
6 3 (5.36%) Altiris
6 3 (5.36%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.57%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) Polycom
7 2 (3.57%) Red Box
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec
7 2 (3.57%) Veeam
8 1 (1.79%) Apple
8 1 (1.79%) Dell
8 1 (1.79%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.79%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow