Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 196 192
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 -19
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 51 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.74% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.36% 4.43% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 31
City of London median daily rate £356 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.89% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £129 £243 £263
90th Percentile £518 £583 £515
Central London median daily rate £385 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -14.44% +12.50% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -34.62% +52.94%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -34.62% +52.94%

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 1,171 1,084 1,132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.51% 16.78% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 807 856
City of London median daily rate £500 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 18
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £26.17 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.57% +43.38% +3.40%
10th Percentile £12.80 £14.44 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.45 £83.13 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.67 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +8.78% +6.65%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 46 (90.20%) Skype
2 24 (47.06%) Windows
3 23 (45.10%) Office 365
4 21 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 19 (37.25%) Finance
6 15 (29.41%) Windows 10
7 14 (27.45%) Cisco
8 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
9 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
9 9 (17.65%) Citrix
9 9 (17.65%) Banking
10 8 (15.69%) SCCM
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (15.69%) ITIL
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (13.73%) Android
11 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
11 7 (13.73%) Unified Communications
11 7 (13.73%) OneDrive
11 7 (13.73%) WAN
11 7 (13.73%) Apple
12 6 (11.76%) Avaya
12 6 (11.76%) VoIP
12 6 (11.76%) Migration
12 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
12 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
13 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
13 5 (9.80%) Firewall
13 5 (9.80%) VPN

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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.88%) CMS
3 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) Confluence
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 23 (45.10%) Office 365
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.73%) OneDrive
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.88%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.92%) Yammer
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (90.20%) Skype
2 7 (13.73%) Unified Communications
2 7 (13.73%) WAN
3 6 (11.76%) VoIP
4 5 (9.80%) Firewall
4 5 (9.80%) VPN
5 3 (5.88%) DNS
5 3 (5.88%) LAN
5 3 (5.88%) MPLS
5 3 (5.88%) PBX
5 3 (5.88%) PSTN
5 3 (5.88%) SAN
6 2 (3.92%) DHCP
6 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.96%) BGP
7 1 (1.96%) DSL
7 1 (1.96%) FTP
7 1 (1.96%) Intranet
7 1 (1.96%) ISDN
7 1 (1.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Blockchain
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
General
1 19 (37.25%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) French Language
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (9.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (9.80%) Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Avaya Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.88%) Floorwalker
5 3 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Trainer
6 2 (3.92%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Collaboration Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Commercial Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) O365 Floorwalker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.88%) BYOD
2 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.92%) iPad
2 2 (3.92%) iPhone
2 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.96%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.96%) Handset
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 15 (29.41%) Windows 10
3 7 (13.73%) Android
3 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.88%) Linux
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) ITIL
2 6 (11.76%) Migration
3 3 (5.88%) Change Management
3 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (5.88%) Project Management
3 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.92%) CRM
4 2 (3.92%) DevOps
4 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.92%) ITSM
4 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.92%) Service Management
5 1 (1.96%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) CCNA
1 2 (3.92%) CCNP
1 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
1 2 (3.92%) MCSA
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.96%) MCP
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 2 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) Cisco
3 9 (17.65%) Citrix
4 7 (13.73%) Apple
5 6 (11.76%) Avaya
6 4 (7.84%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.84%) Sonus
6 4 (7.84%) VMware
7 3 (5.88%) Dell
7 3 (5.88%) Remedy
8 2 (3.92%) Bomgar
8 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.92%) HP
8 2 (3.92%) Mitel
8 2 (3.92%) Polycom
8 2 (3.92%) Progress
9 1 (1.96%) Meraki
9 1 (1.96%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.96%) Veeam