Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 143 159
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 -19
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 40 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.90% 1.13% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.45% 6.68% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 14
East of England median daily rate £320 £350 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +60.00% -33.96%
10th Percentile £116 £216 £144
90th Percentile £493 £563 £384
England median daily rate £362 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.44% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
East of England median hourly rate £36.48 £19.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.97% +46.15% -44.68%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.59% -18.89% +28.57%

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 734 734 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.60% 16.96% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 464 428
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £244 £213 £190
90th Percentile £600 £563 £575
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 45
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.96 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.21% -15.73% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.63 £8.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £38.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.75 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.66% +2.50% +6.95%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 12 £118 -66.43% 2
Essex -9 10 £320 -24.71%
Hertfordshire -14 10 £469 -14.77% 2
Bedfordshire +1 7 £300 -29.41% 3
Norfolk - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (77.50%) Skype
2 29 (72.50%) Windows
3 23 (57.50%) Microsoft
4 22 (55.00%) MS Exchange
5 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
5 21 (52.50%) VMware
6 19 (47.50%) SCCM
7 17 (42.50%) DHCP
7 17 (42.50%) DNS
8 15 (37.50%) HP
8 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 15 (37.50%) NetApp
8 15 (37.50%) SAN
9 14 (35.00%) iSCSI
9 14 (35.00%) Fibre Channel
10 13 (32.50%) Windows Server
10 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (32.50%) PowerShell
10 13 (32.50%) SharePoint
11 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (30.00%) Office 365
12 11 (27.50%) Symantec
12 11 (27.50%) Citrix
13 10 (25.00%) McAfee
13 10 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (25.00%) Cisco
13 10 (25.00%) VBScript
13 10 (25.00%) Degree
13 10 (25.00%) Firewall
14 9 (22.50%) ITIL

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 22 (55.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (32.50%) SharePoint
3 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.00%) AutoCAD
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Office 365
2 8 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (77.50%) Skype
2 17 (42.50%) DHCP
2 17 (42.50%) DNS
3 15 (37.50%) SAN
4 14 (35.00%) Fibre Channel
4 14 (35.00%) iSCSI
5 10 (25.00%) Firewall
6 9 (22.50%) VPN
7 8 (20.00%) BGP
7 8 (20.00%) HSRP
7 8 (20.00%) IPsec
7 8 (20.00%) Junos
7 8 (20.00%) NX-OS
7 8 (20.00%) OSPF
7 8 (20.00%) SNMP
7 8 (20.00%) SSL
7 8 (20.00%) VRRP
7 8 (20.00%) Wireshark
8 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Trainer
3 7 (17.50%) Wintel Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Storage Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Trainer
6 4 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (10.00%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Server Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Wintel Server Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) SCCM Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.50%) ADSI
2 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Clustering
1 7 (17.50%) e-Learning
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) iPhone
2 6 (15.00%) Replication
3 4 (10.00%) BYOD
3 4 (10.00%) CESG
4 3 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (7.50%) User Experience
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows Server
3 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (22.50%) Windows 10
5 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.00%) Android
6 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Content Development
3 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (10.00%) Disk Encryption
4 4 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (7.50%) Presales
6 2 (5.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) ITSM
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.50%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) PowerShell
2 10 (25.00%) VBScript
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (17.50%) MCSE
4 6 (15.00%) MCSA
4 6 (15.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) CCNA
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (20.00%) DFS Replication
3 8 (20.00%) NFS
3 8 (20.00%) vSphere
4 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.50%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (15.00%) Terminal Services
6 5 (12.50%) XenApp
7 4 (10.00%) BitLocker
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (47.50%) SCCM
2 10 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (22.50%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (20.00%) vCenter Server
5 7 (17.50%) SCOM
6 6 (15.00%) Backup Exec
6 6 (15.00%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (15.00%) NetBackup
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (2.50%) PowerCLI
8 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
8 1 (2.50%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) VMware
3 15 (37.50%) HP
3 15 (37.50%) NetApp
4 11 (27.50%) Citrix
4 11 (27.50%) Symantec
5 10 (25.00%) Cisco
5 10 (25.00%) McAfee
6 8 (20.00%) Clearswift
6 8 (20.00%) Huawei
6 8 (20.00%) Juniper
7 7 (17.50%) SAP
8 6 (15.00%) 3PAR
8 6 (15.00%) CommVault
8 6 (15.00%) Dell
8 6 (15.00%) EqualLogic
8 6 (15.00%) IBM
8 6 (15.00%) SolarWinds
8 6 (15.00%) Veritas
9 4 (10.00%) Ivanti