Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 January 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 142 148
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6 +13
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 40 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.90% 1.16% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.88% 6.99% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 20
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +35.00%
10th Percentile £150 £192 £170
90th Percentile £500 £506 £526
England median daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year +10.34% -1.36% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 - -
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year -14.71% +4.36% -6.91%

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 East of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 820 787 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.52% 16.66% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 464 441
East of England median daily rate £450 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.97% +0.65%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £225
90th Percentile £584 £600 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 23
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +17.46% +6.78%
10th Percentile £15.30 £12.25 £10.63
90th Percentile £46.40 £45.00 £41.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Hertfordshire -3 14 £295 -34.44% 6
Essex -9 10 £500 +56.25%
Cambridgeshire +8 9 - - 2
Bedfordshire +5 5 £200 -33.33%
Suffolk +3 2 - -
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 East of England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 38 (95.00%) Skype
2 27 (67.50%) Windows
3 24 (60.00%) Office 365
4 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
5 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
6 15 (37.50%) Windows 10
7 12 (30.00%) SCCM
8 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 10 (25.00%) Migration
9 9 (22.50%) VMware
9 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
10 8 (20.00%) DNS
10 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
11 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (17.50%) VPN
11 7 (17.50%) VBScript
11 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
11 7 (17.50%) DHCP
12 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (15.00%) Citrix
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (15.00%) OneDrive
13 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
13 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (12.50%) Cisco
13 5 (12.50%) Windows XP

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) GroupWise
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (60.00%) Office 365
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (5.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (95.00%) Skype
2 8 (20.00%) DNS
3 7 (17.50%) DHCP
3 7 (17.50%) VPN
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) SSL
5 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.00%) Firewall
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (5.00%) PABX
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.50%) HTTP
7 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.50%) VLAN
7 1 (2.50%) VoIP
7 1 (2.50%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Power BI
General
1 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) IT Support
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Deployment Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Build Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (7.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (7.50%) Disk Encryption
3 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.00%) High Availability
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) Time Management
4 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.50%) VBScript
3 5 (12.50%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) BitLocker
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.50%) XenApp
3 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.00%) Firmware
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) Altiris
5 2 (5.00%) Canon
5 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) Apple
6 1 (2.50%) Aruba
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (2.50%) Facebook
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) jetNEXUS
6 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.50%) Sophos