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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 4 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 606 522 330
Rank change year-on-year -84 -192 -32
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 158 150 257
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.28% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.85% 2.25% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 88 176
10th Percentile £202 £213 £255
25th Percentile £289 £315 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year - -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £488 £484 £494
90th Percentile £625 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
10th Percentile £18.65 £12.87 £13.00
25th Percentile £21.13 £14.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £33.50 £17.18 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +95.05% -1.86% +12.90%
75th Percentile £46.00 £21.88 -
90th Percentile - £33.25 £24.75
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.05% +8.57% +12.90%

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 8,563 6,672 5,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.80% 12.65% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,951 4,558 3,434
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £561
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 126 115
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £16.25 £16.19 £15.71
Median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +35.56% +12.50% +8.11%
75th Percentile £65.00 £53.38 £32.63
90th Percentile £77.50 £66.95 £53.60
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £23.71 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.60% +18.56% +0.79%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Skype for Business in England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Skype for Business in England

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 4 July 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
London -116 50 £425 +1.86% 6
East of England +9 37 £425 +30.77% 1
South East -21 28 £293 -33.14% 8
North of England -42 18 £425 +19.13% 2
North West -27 12 £316 +5.42% 1
South West -20 9 £425 -9.33% 2
Yorkshire -24 5 £425 -5.56% 1
Midlands -43 5 £625 +30.21% 1
West Midlands -48 4 £625 +30.21% 1
North East - 1 £525 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 147 (93.04%) Skype
2 111 (70.25%) Microsoft
3 105 (66.46%) Windows
4 86 (54.43%) Microsoft 365
5 84 (53.16%) Active Directory
6 56 (35.44%) SLA
6 56 (35.44%) Microsoft Office
7 51 (32.28%) Windows Server
8 50 (31.65%) ITIL
9 48 (30.38%) Windows 10
10 47 (29.75%) Azure
11 46 (29.11%) Cisco
12 42 (26.58%) Security Cleared
13 40 (25.32%) Video Conferencing
14 39 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (24.05%) Incident Management
16 36 (22.78%) SCCM
16 36 (22.78%) SC Cleared
16 36 (22.78%) VMware
16 36 (22.78%) DNS
16 36 (22.78%) Azure Active Directory
16 36 (22.78%) Social Skills
17 34 (21.52%) Change Management
18 33 (20.89%) DHCP
18 33 (20.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 31 (19.62%) Exchange Server 2013
19 31 (19.62%) SharePoint
19 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
20 30 (18.99%) Windows 7
21 27 (17.09%) SQL

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 31 (19.62%) Exchange Server 2013
1 31 (19.62%) SharePoint
2 22 (13.92%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.27%) Confluence
4 2 (1.27%) Content Management Server
4 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.63%) Apache
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (35.44%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.27%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.27%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 86 (54.43%) Microsoft 365
2 47 (29.75%) Azure
3 36 (22.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (15.19%) AWS
5 23 (14.56%) PaaS
6 22 (13.92%) IaaS
7 17 (10.76%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.90%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.90%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.27%) iTunes
9 2 (1.27%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.63%) Azure DevOps
10 1 (0.63%) GitHub
10 1 (0.63%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.63%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.63%) Route 53
10 1 (0.63%) Slack
10 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (93.04%) Skype
2 36 (22.78%) DNS
3 33 (20.89%) DHCP
4 20 (12.66%) Firewall
4 20 (12.66%) Wireless
5 18 (11.39%) Telepresence
6 15 (9.49%) WAN
7 13 (8.23%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (5.70%) LAN
8 9 (5.70%) VPN
9 8 (5.06%) Internet
10 6 (3.80%) Unified Communications
11 5 (3.16%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.16%) SNMP
11 5 (3.16%) WebEx
12 4 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.90%) DKIM
13 3 (1.90%) DMARC
14 2 (1.27%) NGFW
14 2 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (22.78%) Social Skills
2 14 (8.86%) Finance
3 13 (8.23%) Public Sector
4 10 (6.33%) Banking
5 6 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.16%) Front Office
7 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.90%) Electronics
8 3 (1.90%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.27%) Law
9 2 (1.27%) Local Government
9 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.63%) Billing
10 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.63%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 44 (27.85%) Support Engineer
2 33 (20.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 25 (15.82%) Cloud Engineer
4 23 (14.56%) Analyst
4 23 (14.56%) Applications Engineer
5 17 (10.76%) IT Engineer
5 17 (10.76%) Support Analyst
6 15 (9.49%) IT Support
7 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (8.23%) IT Support Engineer
9 11 (6.96%) Network Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (5.70%) Operations Engineer
12 8 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (5.06%) Desktop Support
12 8 (5.06%) Messaging Engineer
12 8 (5.06%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
13 7 (4.43%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) WebRTC
2 2 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.27%) HTML
2 2 (1.27%) JSON
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Graph
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) ARM Templates
3 1 (0.63%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.63%) Kafka
3 1 (0.63%) SAML
3 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.32%) Video Conferencing
2 26 (16.46%) PKI
3 23 (14.56%) Replication
4 19 (12.03%) iPhone
5 15 (9.49%) Management Information System
6 10 (6.33%) Data Centre
6 10 (6.33%) iPad
7 9 (5.70%) Public Cloud
8 8 (5.06%) BYOD
9 7 (4.43%) Blackberry
9 7 (4.43%) Digital Signage
9 7 (4.43%) IPTV
9 7 (4.43%) Video\Live Streaming
10 5 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.53%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.63%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 105 (66.46%) Windows
2 51 (32.28%) Windows Server
3 48 (30.38%) Windows 10
4 39 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (18.99%) Windows 7
6 21 (13.29%) Android
7 9 (5.70%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (5.06%) Linux
9 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.53%) CentOS
10 4 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.53%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (1.90%) Solaris
12 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.65%) ITIL
2 38 (24.05%) Incident Management
3 34 (21.52%) Change Management
4 25 (15.82%) Identity Management
5 16 (10.13%) Agile
6 15 (9.49%) Service Delivery
7 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (7.59%) Project Management
8 12 (7.59%) Service Management
9 11 (6.96%) ITSM
10 9 (5.70%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (5.70%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.06%) Product Management
11 8 (5.06%) Scrum
11 8 (5.06%) Supplier Management
12 7 (4.43%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (4.43%) Decision-Making
12 7 (4.43%) Migration
13 6 (3.80%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.09%) SQL
2 16 (10.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.90%) Bash
3 3 (1.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.27%) Java
5 1 (0.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (26.58%) Security Cleared
2 36 (22.78%) SC Cleared
3 21 (13.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 14 (8.86%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.06%) CCNA
5 8 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.06%) Degree
6 6 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.90%) MCSE
7 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.27%) MCP
9 1 (0.63%) CCNP
9 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (35.44%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) QA
3 3 (1.90%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.90%) PMO
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (53.16%) Active Directory
2 33 (20.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (15.19%) Hyper-V
4 23 (14.56%) vSphere
5 9 (5.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.63%) Firmware
9 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (22.78%) SCCM
2 22 (13.92%) SCVMM
3 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.80%) SCOM
5 5 (3.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.53%) SCSM
7 3 (1.90%) PaperCut
7 3 (1.90%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.90%) WSUS
8 2 (1.27%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 111 (70.25%) Microsoft
2 46 (29.11%) Cisco
3 36 (22.78%) VMware
4 22 (13.92%) Apple
5 20 (12.66%) Citrix
6 18 (11.39%) Polycom
7 17 (10.76%) ServiceNow
8 10 (6.33%) HP
8 10 (6.33%) SolarWinds
9 9 (5.70%) McAfee
10 8 (5.06%) Altiris
10 8 (5.06%) Ivanti
11 6 (3.80%) Forcepoint
11 6 (3.80%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.90%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.90%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.90%) Clearswift
12 3 (1.90%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.90%) Juniper
12 3 (1.90%) Reuters