Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 202 188
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 70 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 0.78% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.43% 5.43% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 27
City of London median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £165
90th Percentile £576 £528 £538
Central London median daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.78% - -

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 1,288 1,031 1,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.04% 14.35% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 817 922
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £313
90th Percentile £663 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £510 £498 £455
% change year-on-year +2.51% +9.34% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 8 15
City of London median hourly rate £20.63 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.32% -10.53% +25.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.50 £56.12
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.85 £18.45
% change year-on-year +12.04% -3.25% +6.96%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 64 (91.43%) Skype
2 54 (77.14%) Office 365
3 45 (64.29%) Windows
4 38 (54.29%) Microsoft
5 30 (42.86%) ITIL
6 28 (40.00%) Cisco
6 28 (40.00%) Finance
7 24 (34.29%) Windows 10
8 22 (31.43%) Microsoft Office
9 21 (30.00%) Active Directory
10 19 (27.14%) SCCM
11 17 (24.29%) Windows Server
11 17 (24.29%) DNS
12 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
13 15 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 15 (21.43%) Apple
14 14 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (20.00%) Polycom
14 14 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (18.57%) Degree
15 13 (18.57%) Unified Communications
15 13 (18.57%) Citrix
16 12 (17.14%) DHCP
16 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
16 12 (17.14%) Telepresence
17 11 (15.71%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (14.29%) Firewall
19 9 (12.86%) User Experience
20 8 (11.43%) VMware

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.71%) IIS
6 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.86%) Apache
7 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (31.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 54 (77.14%) Office 365
2 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.00%) Mimecast
4 6 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (8.57%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.29%) SaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.43%) IaaS
6 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 64 (91.43%) Skype
2 17 (24.29%) DNS
3 13 (18.57%) Unified Communications
4 12 (17.14%) DHCP
4 12 (17.14%) Telepresence
5 11 (15.71%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (14.29%) Firewall
7 8 (11.43%) WAN
8 7 (10.00%) VPN
9 6 (8.57%) LAN
10 5 (7.14%) SMTP
10 5 (7.14%) VoIP
10 5 (7.14%) Wireless
11 4 (5.71%) HTTP
11 4 (5.71%) HTTPS
11 4 (5.71%) OSPF
12 3 (4.29%) MPLS
12 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
13 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
13 2 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
General
1 28 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) French Language
5 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Analyst
2 11 (15.71%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) IT Support
4 7 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Audio Visual Support
5 6 (8.57%) Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (12.86%) User Experience
3 6 (8.57%) iPad
4 3 (4.29%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 45 (64.29%) Windows
2 24 (34.29%) Windows 10
3 17 (24.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.29%) Android
8 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.86%) Linux
8 2 (2.86%) Unix
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (10.00%) Migration
4 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (7.14%) Line Management
6 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.29%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.29%) Refactoring
6 3 (4.29%) SOA
6 3 (4.29%) Ticket Management
7 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.86%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.86%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.57%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) C
3 3 (4.29%) VBScript
4 2 (2.86%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 13 (18.57%) Degree
3 4 (5.71%) MCP
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) CCNA
4 2 (2.86%) CCNP
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.43%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.43%) vSphere
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) SCCM
2 6 (8.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.71%) SCOM
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.86%) WSUS
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (40.00%) Cisco
3 15 (21.43%) Apple
4 14 (20.00%) Polycom
5 13 (18.57%) Citrix
6 8 (11.43%) VMware
7 6 (8.57%) Symantec
8 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.71%) Clearswift
8 4 (5.71%) NetApp
9 3 (4.29%) Mitel
10 2 (2.86%) Adobe
10 2 (2.86%) Aruba
10 2 (2.86%) Dell
10 2 (2.86%) F5
10 2 (2.86%) Meraki
10 2 (2.86%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.86%) Wyse