Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 136 156
Rank change year-on-year -20 +20 -3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 37 62 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.78% 1.32% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.78% 7.10% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 28
East of England median daily rate £210 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +56.52% -17.86%
10th Percentile £116 £308 £150
90th Percentile £334 £575 £438
England median daily rate £363 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.38% - +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
East of England median hourly rate £20.45 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.03% +11.54% -44.68%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.15
% change year-on-year +14.29% -27.54% +39.19%

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 774 873 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.37% 18.55% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 526 471
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £240 £231 £205
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 38
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.59% -9.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £41.18
England median hourly rate £20.50 £19.97 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% -0.15% +5.26%

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 22 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 July 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire -2 16 £118 -66.43% 5
Hertfordshire -20 7 £162 -66.00% 3
Bedfordshire -2 4 £325 -23.53%
Suffolk -8 4 - - 1
Essex -3 3 - -
Norfolk - 3 £265 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 32 (86.49%) Skype
2 25 (67.57%) Windows
3 17 (45.95%) Office 365
4 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
5 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
5 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
6 9 (24.32%) SAP
6 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
6 9 (24.32%) DHCP
6 9 (24.32%) DNS
7 8 (21.62%) e-Learning
7 8 (21.62%) VMware
7 8 (21.62%) Content Development
8 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
8 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
8 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
8 7 (18.92%) SAN
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) ITIL
9 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
9 6 (16.22%) HP
9 6 (16.22%) Citrix
9 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
9 6 (16.22%) iPhone
9 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008

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 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.41%) IBM Domino
5 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 17 (45.95%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (86.49%) Skype
2 9 (24.32%) DHCP
2 9 (24.32%) DNS
3 7 (18.92%) SAN
4 4 (10.81%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (10.81%) iSCSI
4 4 (10.81%) NAS
4 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.41%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.70%) Firewall
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) VLAN
6 1 (2.70%) VPN
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
6 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
1 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
1 8 (21.62%) Trainer
2 7 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (16.22%) SAP Trainer
4 5 (13.51%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (10.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (10.81%) Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.81%) Storage Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Messaging Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) ADSI
1 2 (5.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) e-Learning
2 6 (16.22%) Clustering
2 6 (16.22%) iPhone
3 4 (10.81%) BYOD
3 4 (10.81%) Replication
4 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.41%) PKI
5 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
4 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (10.81%) Android
7 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Content Development
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (5.41%) Business Transformation
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (5.41%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (2.70%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) MCSE
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) MCSA
3 2 (5.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.70%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) GMP
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
2 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.81%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.81%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.81%) SCOM
3 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.70%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) SAP
3 8 (21.62%) VMware
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco
5 6 (16.22%) Citrix
5 6 (16.22%) HP
6 5 (13.51%) Dell
6 5 (13.51%) SolarWinds
6 5 (13.51%) Symantec
7 4 (10.81%) 3PAR
7 4 (10.81%) Canon
7 4 (10.81%) CommVault
7 4 (10.81%) EqualLogic
7 4 (10.81%) IBM
7 4 (10.81%) NetApp
7 4 (10.81%) Veritas
8 2 (5.41%) Apple
8 2 (5.41%) EMC
8 2 (5.41%) Lotus
8 2 (5.41%) McAfee