Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 14 August 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 > London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 332 302
Rank change year-on-year +42 -30 -52
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 390 297 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 0.70% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.90% 3.97% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 180 256
London median daily rate £385 £419 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.06% +1.82% +17.50%
10th Percentile £169 £189 £222
90th Percentile £575 £589 £538
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 9
London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +16.62%
10th Percentile £15.29 £12.75 £14.89
90th Percentile £22.81 £19.80 £26.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -34.62% +49.86%

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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7,953 7,489 8,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.44% 17.59% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,616 5,239 6,062
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £638 £618
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 96 91
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -8.86%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.83 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Central London -4 82 £400 -5.88% 12
West London -28 13 £270 -40.00% 7
East London -13 7 £273 -22.14% 2
South London -41 4 £363 +11.54%
North London -1 1 £403 - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 327 (83.85%) Skype
2 239 (61.28%) Office 365
3 223 (57.18%) Microsoft
4 215 (55.13%) Windows
5 163 (41.79%) Active Directory
6 123 (31.54%) Windows 10
7 102 (26.15%) MS Exchange
8 88 (22.56%) SharePoint
9 85 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
10 76 (19.49%) Finance
11 74 (18.97%) Cisco
12 71 (18.21%) Migration
13 70 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 70 (17.95%) SCCM
14 69 (17.69%) PowerShell
14 69 (17.69%) ITIL
14 69 (17.69%) Windows Server
15 63 (16.15%) Windows 7
16 53 (13.59%) Citrix
17 52 (13.33%) Security Cleared
18 48 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
18 48 (12.31%) VMware
19 43 (11.03%) VoIP
19 43 (11.03%) DNS
20 42 (10.77%) Unified Communications
20 42 (10.77%) SC Cleared
20 42 (10.77%) OneDrive
21 41 (10.51%) Windows Server 2008
22 39 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 38 (9.74%) Firewall

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 102 (26.15%) MS Exchange
2 88 (22.56%) SharePoint
3 48 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.54%) CMS
8 5 (1.28%) IIS
9 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 85 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (4.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.26%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 239 (61.28%) Office 365
2 70 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (10.77%) OneDrive
4 30 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (4.87%) Yammer
6 18 (4.62%) Mimecast
7 10 (2.56%) IaaS
8 7 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (1.03%) PaaS
10 4 (1.03%) SaaS
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.26%) G Suite
11 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.26%) Slack
11 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 327 (83.85%) Skype
2 43 (11.03%) DNS
2 43 (11.03%) VoIP
3 42 (10.77%) Unified Communications
4 38 (9.74%) Firewall
5 31 (7.95%) DHCP
6 29 (7.44%) VPN
6 29 (7.44%) WAN
7 19 (4.87%) LAN
7 19 (4.87%) SMTP
8 18 (4.62%) PBX
9 17 (4.36%) SAN
10 16 (4.10%) PSTN
11 12 (3.08%) IP Telephony
12 11 (2.82%) Telepresence
13 9 (2.31%) Wireless
14 7 (1.79%) SMS
15 6 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.54%) H.323
16 5 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.28%) Power BI
3 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.51%) Big Data
4 2 (0.51%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.26%) MySQL
5 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.26%) Hudson
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
2 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (19.49%) Finance
2 18 (4.62%) Legal
3 16 (4.10%) Retail
4 15 (3.85%) Banking
5 12 (3.08%) Law
6 8 (2.05%) Back Office
7 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.77%) Games
8 3 (0.77%) German Language
8 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (12.31%) Analyst
2 35 (8.97%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 33 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (7.95%) Support Engineer
5 30 (7.69%) Architect
6 28 (7.18%) Trainer
7 24 (6.15%) IT Support
7 24 (6.15%) Office 365 Engineer
8 22 (5.64%) Support Analyst
9 21 (5.38%) Consultant
10 20 (5.13%) Project Manager
11 19 (4.87%) Exchange Engineer
12 18 (4.62%) IT Analyst
13 17 (4.36%) Administrator
13 17 (4.36%) Windows Engineer
14 16 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support
15 15 (3.85%) Lync Engineer
15 15 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
16 14 (3.59%) Floorwalker
16 14 (3.59%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.05%) LDAP
1 8 (2.05%) XMPP
2 5 (1.28%) .NET
3 2 (0.51%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.51%) Web Services
4 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.26%) COM
4 1 (0.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) Node.js
4 1 (0.26%) OAuth
4 1 (0.26%) REST
4 1 (0.26%) SAML
4 1 (0.26%) SOAP
4 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.26%) WCF
4 1 (0.26%) WF
4 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.41%) Data Centre
1 25 (6.41%) Video Conferencing
2 19 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.59%) Handset
5 13 (3.33%) User Experience
6 9 (2.31%) Clustering
7 8 (2.05%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.05%) PKI
8 7 (1.79%) iPad
9 5 (1.28%) IVR
10 4 (1.03%) Replication
10 4 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.77%) Chromecast
11 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.77%) Smartcard
11 3 (0.77%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 215 (55.13%) Windows
2 123 (31.54%) Windows 10
3 69 (17.69%) Windows Server
4 63 (16.15%) Windows 7
5 41 (10.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (7.69%) Android
6 30 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (5.13%) Apple iOS
8 16 (4.10%) Linux
9 11 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.54%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.77%) Solaris
12 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE
13 1 (0.26%) Unix
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.21%) Migration
2 69 (17.69%) ITIL
3 39 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 20 (5.13%) CRM
4 20 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (4.62%) Service Management
6 17 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (4.36%) Project Management
7 14 (3.59%) Change Management
7 14 (3.59%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (3.33%) Email Filtering
9 12 (3.08%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.08%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (3.08%) PRINCE2
9 12 (3.08%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.82%) Decision-Making
11 10 (2.56%) Information Security
11 10 (2.56%) Problem Management
11 10 (2.56%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.69%) PowerShell
2 28 (7.18%) SQL
3 3 (0.77%) C
3 3 (0.77%) Java
3 3 (0.77%) VBScript
4 2 (0.51%) C#
4 2 (0.51%) Perl
5 1 (0.26%) C++
5 1 (0.26%) Go
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) Python
5 1 (0.26%) Ruby
5 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.15%) Degree
4 23 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.82%) CCNA
7 11 (2.82%) CCNP
7 11 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (2.05%) MCSE
9 7 (1.79%) MCSA
10 6 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.77%) MCP
11 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.51%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.54%) SLA
2 5 (1.28%) PMO
2 5 (1.28%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 163 (41.79%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.90%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.79%) XenApp
6 5 (1.28%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.28%) vSphere
7 3 (0.77%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.26%) Docker
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (17.95%) SCCM
2 22 (5.64%) SCOM
3 18 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (2.05%) PingFederate
7 7 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.54%) WSUS
9 5 (1.28%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.28%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.77%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.77%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.51%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.51%) WMI
13 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 223 (57.18%) Microsoft
2 74 (18.97%) Cisco
3 53 (13.59%) Citrix
4 48 (12.31%) VMware
5 25 (6.41%) Apple
6 24 (6.15%) Polycom
7 21 (5.38%) ServiceNow
8 16 (4.10%) Sonus
9 15 (3.85%) Avaya
10 14 (3.59%) Mitel
10 14 (3.59%) Symantec
11 12 (3.08%) Dell
11 12 (3.08%) HP
11 12 (3.08%) Veeam
12 9 (2.31%) Ivanti
12 9 (2.31%) NetApp
13 8 (2.05%) ForgeRock
13 8 (2.05%) Remedy
14 7 (1.79%) F5
14 7 (1.79%) Palo Alto