Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 143 155
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 +38
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 58 46 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 0.94% 0.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.36% 6.04% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 33
East of England median daily rate £363 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -6.25% +166.67%
10th Percentile £199 £163 £177
90th Percentile £503 £472 £400
England median daily rate £364 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
East of England median hourly rate £10.00 - £17.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% -2.91%

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 912 761 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.83% 15.62% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 459 607
East of England median daily rate £434 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £224 £197
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 79
East of England median hourly rate £36.50 £31.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.87% +6.78% +40.48%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.75 £44.25
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +6.35%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +9 25 £438 +20.69% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 14 £584 +26.22% 2
Bedfordshire -1 13 £335 -21.18%
Essex -35 5 £350 +16.67%
Suffolk - 1 £110 - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 48 (82.76%) Skype
2 44 (75.86%) Microsoft
3 38 (65.52%) Windows
4 34 (58.62%) SharePoint
5 33 (56.90%) MS Exchange
6 29 (50.00%) Citrix
6 29 (50.00%) VMware
7 28 (48.28%) Office 365
8 26 (44.83%) PowerShell
9 25 (43.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (41.38%) SCCM
10 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
11 21 (36.21%) XenApp
12 20 (34.48%) Symantec
13 19 (32.76%) VBScript
14 18 (31.03%) Norton AntiVirus
14 18 (31.03%) OneDrive
15 17 (29.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (27.59%) AppSense
17 15 (25.86%) XenDesktop
18 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
18 14 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (22.41%) MCSE
19 13 (22.41%) CESG
19 13 (22.41%) Altiris
19 13 (22.41%) BitLocker
19 13 (22.41%) Windows 10
19 13 (22.41%) Desktop Virtualisation
19 13 (22.41%) Disk Encryption

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 34 (58.62%) SharePoint
2 33 (56.90%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (48.28%) Office 365
2 18 (31.03%) OneDrive
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.90%) Yammer
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (82.76%) Skype
2 10 (17.24%) DHCP
2 10 (17.24%) DNS
2 10 (17.24%) Fibre Channel
2 10 (17.24%) iSCSI
2 10 (17.24%) SAN
2 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.52%) NetScaler
4 6 (10.34%) Firewall
4 6 (10.34%) NAS
4 6 (10.34%) Unified Communications
5 5 (8.62%) BGP
5 5 (8.62%) OSPF
5 5 (8.62%) VPN
6 4 (6.90%) IPsec
6 4 (6.90%) Junos
6 4 (6.90%) SNMP
6 4 (6.90%) SSL
6 4 (6.90%) VRRP
6 4 (6.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Consultant
2 13 (22.41%) Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Architect
4 8 (13.79%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) SCCM Consultant
6 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Server Support
7 4 (6.90%) Server Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Storage Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) CESG
2 12 (20.69%) User Experience
3 7 (12.07%) Blackberry
4 6 (10.34%) Clustering
4 6 (10.34%) Replication
5 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
7 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.72%) CMDB
8 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (65.52%) Windows
2 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
3 13 (22.41%) Windows 10
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.17%) Android
6 3 (5.17%) Linux
7 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 13 (22.41%) Disk Encryption
2 11 (18.97%) ITIL
3 9 (15.52%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (15.52%) Presales
4 6 (10.34%) Hardware Maintenance
4 6 (10.34%) Migration
5 5 (8.62%) Business Continuity
5 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.90%) Service Design
7 3 (5.17%) Break/Fix
7 3 (5.17%) Business Transformation
7 3 (5.17%) CMMI
7 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.17%) High Availability
7 3 (5.17%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.17%) Workflow
8 2 (3.45%) Content Management
8 2 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) PowerShell
2 19 (32.76%) VBScript
3 7 (12.07%) SQL
4 2 (3.45%) C
5 1 (1.72%) R
5 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (22.41%) MCSE
3 9 (15.52%) Citrix Certification
4 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.07%) MCSA
5 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (8.62%) Degree
6 5 (8.62%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.45%) CCA
7 2 (3.45%) VCAP
8 1 (1.72%) CCENT
8 1 (1.72%) CCIE
8 1 (1.72%) CCIE Security
8 1 (1.72%) CCNP
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) HP APS
8 1 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (43.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
3 21 (36.21%) XenApp
4 17 (29.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (25.86%) XenDesktop
6 13 (22.41%) BitLocker
7 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
7 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (10.34%) Terminal Services
9 5 (8.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (6.90%) DFS Replication
10 4 (6.90%) NFS
10 4 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (41.38%) SCCM
2 18 (31.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (12.07%) SCOM
6 6 (10.34%) Backup Exec
6 6 (10.34%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (10.34%) NetBackup
7 5 (8.62%) AppDNA
7 5 (8.62%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (6.90%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.72%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 44 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 29 (50.00%) Citrix
2 29 (50.00%) VMware
3 20 (34.48%) Symantec
4 16 (27.59%) AppSense
5 13 (22.41%) Altiris
5 13 (22.41%) LANDesk
6 11 (18.97%) HP
6 11 (18.97%) NetApp
7 7 (12.07%) CommVault
7 7 (12.07%) IBM
8 6 (10.34%) 3PAR
8 6 (10.34%) Cisco
8 6 (10.34%) Dell
8 6 (10.34%) EqualLogic
8 6 (10.34%) Veritas
9 5 (8.62%) McAfee
9 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
10 4 (6.90%) Clearswift
10 4 (6.90%) Juniper