Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 376 295 343
Rank change year-on-year -81 +48 +7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 70 163 292
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.71% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.22% 4.67% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 110 198
10th Percentile £175 £213 £169
25th Percentile £235 £280 £286
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £423 £416
Median % change year-on-year +0.59% +1.50% +14.04%
75th Percentile £488 £500 £525
90th Percentile £539 £551 £575
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 8
10th Percentile " " £13.89
25th Percentile £21.25 £15.25 £16.02
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £18.73
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.48% -6.38%
75th Percentile £23.75 £24.75 £20.00
90th Percentile " £48.63 £24.38
England median hourly rate £50.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +203.03% +10.00% -25.00%

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 3,152 3,488 6,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.16% 15.09% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,265 2,411 4,722
10th Percentile £325 £305 £313
25th Percentile £413 £407 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £501 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +0.20% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 38
10th Percentile £18.80 £15.10 £15.98
25th Percentile £21.25 £18.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate £43.00 £25.00 £24.11
Median % change year-on-year +72.00% +3.69% +17.61%
75th Percentile £57.50 £33.20 £38.44
90th Percentile £70.88 £59.00 £50.73
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.90 £18.00
% change year-on-year +25.63% +10.56% -3.58%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend 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 22 April 2021. 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 +37 17 £415 +15.28% 4
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 62 (88.57%) Skype
2 60 (85.71%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (65.71%) Microsoft
4 39 (55.71%) Azure
5 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
6 36 (51.43%) Windows
7 25 (35.71%) Finance
8 24 (34.29%) SharePoint
9 23 (32.86%) PowerShell
10 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
11 18 (25.71%) Unified Communications
12 17 (24.29%) Windows 10
12 17 (24.29%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (21.43%) MS Exchange
13 15 (21.43%) DNS
13 15 (21.43%) Migration
14 14 (20.00%) Firewall
14 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (20.00%) OneDrive
15 13 (18.57%) Citrix
16 12 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (15.71%) WAN
17 11 (15.71%) LAN
17 11 (15.71%) Tandem
17 11 (15.71%) VMware
18 10 (14.29%) CheckPoint
18 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
18 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

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 24 (34.29%) SharePoint
2 15 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 12 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.14%) Confluence
6 2 (2.86%) CMS
6 2 (2.86%) IIS
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 60 (85.71%) Microsoft 365
2 39 (55.71%) Azure
3 15 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (20.00%) OneDrive
5 4 (5.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 4 (5.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (4.29%) Power Platform
6 3 (4.29%) Yammer
7 2 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.86%) IaaS
8 1 (1.43%) AWS
8 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.43%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 62 (88.57%) Skype
2 18 (25.71%) Unified Communications
3 15 (21.43%) DNS
4 14 (20.00%) Firewall
5 11 (15.71%) LAN
5 11 (15.71%) WAN
6 9 (12.86%) Ethernet
6 9 (12.86%) Internet
7 8 (11.43%) PBX
8 6 (8.57%) VPN
9 5 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (5.71%) DHCP
10 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.86%) Intranet
11 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.86%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.43%) DMZ
12 1 (1.43%) SAN
12 1 (1.43%) VoIP
12 1 (1.43%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Legal
3 6 (8.57%) Banking
4 5 (7.14%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.29%) International Banking
5 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Electronics
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Local Government
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Analyst
3 7 (10.00%) Architect
4 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 5 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Citrix Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) Node.js
2 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Tandem
2 9 (12.86%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (12.86%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (8.57%) Media Streaming
3 6 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.71%) iPhone
5 3 (4.29%) BYOD
5 3 (4.29%) iPad
5 3 (4.29%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.86%) Clustering
6 2 (2.86%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.86%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.43%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (51.43%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 17 (24.29%) Windows 10
4 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
8 5 (7.14%) Android
8 5 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (4.29%) Linux
10 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (21.43%) Migration
3 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.86%) Asset Management
4 9 (12.86%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (12.86%) Collaborative Working
4 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (12.86%) Resource Management
5 8 (11.43%) ITIL
6 7 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.57%) Change Management
7 6 (8.57%) SDLC
7 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.71%) DevOps
8 4 (5.71%) Project Delivery
8 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.29%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.86%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.57%) Java
2 6 (8.57%) Python
3 4 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) Degree
3 3 (4.29%) MCSE
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.43%) ISEB
5 1 (1.43%) MCP
5 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.43%) PMP
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) GDPR
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.71%) XenApp
6 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.29%) vSphere
7 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (5.71%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.29%) SCCM
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) SafeCom
5 2 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.86%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.86%) vRealize
6 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.43%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.57%) Citrix
3 11 (15.71%) VMware
4 10 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 9 (12.86%) Sonus
6 8 (11.43%) Cisco
7 5 (7.14%) Altiris
7 5 (7.14%) Oracle
8 4 (5.71%) Apple
8 4 (5.71%) Ivanti
8 4 (5.71%) Polycom
9 3 (4.29%) EMC
9 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.86%) Becrypt
10 2 (2.86%) Dell
10 2 (2.86%) F5
10 2 (2.86%) HP
10 2 (2.86%) Symantec
10 2 (2.86%) Wyse
11 1 (1.43%) McAfee