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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 7 August 2022 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
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 100 128 90
Rank change year-on-year +28 -38 +46
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 35 9 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.38% 0.40% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.29% 3.20% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 5 13
10th Percentile £250 £314 £266
25th Percentile £348 - £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £315 £325
Median % change year-on-year +34.92% -3.08% -11.56%
75th Percentile £438 £338 £353
90th Percentile - £381 £365
England median daily rate £425 £428 £425
% change year-on-year -0.58% +0.59% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £42.00 - -
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £13.00
75th Percentile £46.00 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £17.18 £17.50
% change year-on-year +156.19% -1.86% +4.48%

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 340 281 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.36% 12.52% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 165 149
10th Percentile £200 £263 £300
25th Percentile £313 £363 £334
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £460 £450
Median % change year-on-year -7.61% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £545 £538 £525
90th Percentile £705 £600 £590
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 6
10th Percentile £12.50 - £13.38
25th Percentile £15.00 £12.25 £15.67
Median hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £26.91
Median % change year-on-year +163.33% -44.26% +63.09%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.81 £32.63
90th Percentile £58.29 £58.56 £54.00
England median hourly rate £30.25 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.70% +7.50% +0.18%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the East of England

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England.

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 7 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +3 24 £425 +34.92% 2
Hertfordshire +2 10 £250 -39.02%
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, 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 35 (100.00%) Skype
2 27 (77.14%) Windows Server
2 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 27 (77.14%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
5 23 (65.71%) Change Management
5 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (62.86%) SCCM
6 22 (62.86%) SLA
7 21 (60.00%) SQL
7 21 (60.00%) VMware
7 21 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (60.00%) Azure
7 21 (60.00%) AWS
7 21 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (57.14%) Hyper-V
8 20 (57.14%) IaaS
8 20 (57.14%) vSphere
8 20 (57.14%) PaaS
8 20 (57.14%) PKI
8 20 (57.14%) Incident Management
8 20 (57.14%) SCVMM
8 20 (57.14%) SQL Server
8 20 (57.14%) DHCP
8 20 (57.14%) Identity Management
8 20 (57.14%) DNS
8 20 (57.14%) Replication
9 9 (25.71%) Wireless

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 21 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) AutoCAD
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (77.14%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (60.00%) AWS
2 21 (60.00%) Azure
3 20 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (57.14%) IaaS
3 20 (57.14%) PaaS
4 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.86%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (100.00%) Skype
2 20 (57.14%) DHCP
2 20 (57.14%) DNS
3 9 (25.71%) Wireless
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
5 2 (5.71%) Internet
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
6 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (22.86%) Social Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 21 (60.00%) Applications Engineer
1 21 (60.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.71%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) PMO Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Project Office Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Deskside Support
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 20 (57.14%) PKI
1 20 (57.14%) Replication
2 6 (17.14%) iPhone
3 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
1 27 (77.14%) Windows Server
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.43%) Android
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) Change Management
2 20 (57.14%) Identity Management
2 20 (57.14%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (5.71%) Break/Fix
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.71%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL
5 1 (2.86%) Network Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Performance Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CCNA
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (62.86%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 21 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 20 (57.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (62.86%) SCCM
2 20 (57.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Apple