Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 137 142
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 +9
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 44 71 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.86% 1.42% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.73% 7.65% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 33
East of England median daily rate £375 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +50.00% -9.43%
10th Percentile £150 £202 £163
90th Percentile £500 £575 £463
England median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
East of England median hourly rate £33.25 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +232.50% - -
England median hourly rate £16.25 £16.35 £17.55
% change year-on-year -0.58% -6.87% +3.24%

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 930 928 804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.28% 18.57% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 511 478
East of England median daily rate £450 £447 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +8.36% +14.58%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 37
East of England median hourly rate £26.45 £35.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.43% +22.81% -3.39%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £9.90
90th Percentile £56.25 £43.75 £39.70
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Essex -2 10 £500 -3.61% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 10 - - 7
Hertfordshire -19 9 £300 -33.33% 6
Bedfordshire +4 6 £355 +5.97%
Suffolk -13 6 - - 1
Norfolk - 3 £265 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 41 (93.18%) Skype
2 32 (72.73%) Windows
3 25 (56.82%) Office 365
4 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
4 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.09%) Windows 10
6 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
7 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
8 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
9 10 (22.73%) VMware
9 10 (22.73%) DNS
9 10 (22.73%) Windows 8
10 9 (20.45%) DHCP
10 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
11 8 (18.18%) SQL
11 8 (18.18%) Cisco
11 8 (18.18%) Migration
11 8 (18.18%) SCCM
11 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
12 7 (15.91%) VBScript
12 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
12 7 (15.91%) Citrix
13 6 (13.64%) Canon
14 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (11.36%) Pharmaceutical

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 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.55%) IBM Domino
5 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 25 (56.82%) Office 365
2 4 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (93.18%) Skype
2 10 (22.73%) DNS
3 9 (20.45%) DHCP
4 5 (11.36%) SAN
4 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.82%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.82%) NAS
5 3 (6.82%) VPN
5 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.55%) Kerberos
6 2 (4.55%) PABX
7 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.27%) Firewall
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) VLAN
7 1 (2.27%) WAN
7 1 (2.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Power BI
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (11.36%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Desktop Support
3 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Storage Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) ADSI
1 2 (4.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.36%) Clustering
2 4 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 4 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.82%) Replication
4 2 (4.55%) PKI
4 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (72.73%) Windows
2 15 (34.09%) Windows 10
3 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 10 (22.73%) Windows 8
5 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL
3 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (6.82%) Disk Encryption
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.27%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (2.27%) Content Development
6 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Data Entry
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.27%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.27%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (2.27%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.18%) SQL
3 7 (15.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) MCSE
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CCNA
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) EMC Certification
3 1 (2.27%) MCSA
3 1 (2.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) GMP
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.09%) XenApp
5 3 (6.82%) BitLocker
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (6.82%) Terminal Services
5 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.82%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.82%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.82%) SCOM
4 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) VMware
3 8 (18.18%) Cisco
4 7 (15.91%) Citrix
5 6 (13.64%) Canon
6 5 (11.36%) Symantec
7 4 (9.09%) Dell
7 4 (9.09%) HP
7 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.82%) 3PAR
8 3 (6.82%) CommVault
8 3 (6.82%) EqualLogic
8 3 (6.82%) IBM
8 3 (6.82%) NetApp
8 3 (6.82%) Veritas
9 2 (4.55%) Altiris
9 2 (4.55%) Lotus
9 2 (4.55%) Lumension
9 2 (4.55%) McAfee
9 2 (4.55%) SAP