Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 529 318 289
Rank change year-on-year -211 -29 +62
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 50 68 293
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.43% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.01% 2.93% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 190
10th Percentile £285 £205 £174
25th Percentile £392 £300 £228
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £404
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +17.65% +0.94%
75th Percentile £588 £584 £500
90th Percentile £608 £710 £564
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 21
10th Percentile £16.41 " "
25th Percentile £16.61 " £15.25
Median hourly rate £17.58 - £21.00
75th Percentile £18.27 " £27.00
90th Percentile £18.31 " £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.98 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -0.11% +2.86% +16.67%

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 4,973 2,321 5,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.24% 14.79% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,550 1,656 3,784
10th Percentile £356 £306 £275
25th Percentile £452 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £656 £600 £588
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
England median daily rate £515 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +8.99% +5.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 56
10th Percentile £17.55 £20.60 £15.00
25th Percentile £22.38 £23.50 £15.57
Median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.29% +66.67% +3.70%
75th Percentile £53.06 £45.88 £36.70
90th Percentile £72.22 £58.85 £49.31
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +29.73% -7.50%

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 29 November 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 29 November 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
West London -23 3 £196 -5.99% 2
Central London -67 1 £630 +20.00% 7
East London - 1 £575 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 47 (94.00%) Skype
2 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (58.00%) Microsoft 365
4 24 (48.00%) Windows
5 19 (38.00%) Migration
6 16 (32.00%) SharePoint
7 15 (30.00%) Azure
7 15 (30.00%) Social Skills
8 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
9 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
9 11 (22.00%) PowerShell
9 11 (22.00%) Unified Communications
9 11 (22.00%) OneDrive
10 10 (20.00%) Windows 10
10 10 (20.00%) VoIP
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (14.00%) Firewall
13 7 (14.00%) Cisco
14 6 (12.00%) MCSE
14 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (12.00%) Finance
14 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (12.00%) Local Government
14 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
14 6 (12.00%) Public Sector
15 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (10.00%) Windows Server

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 16 (32.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.00%) Site Server
5 1 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.00%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 29 (58.00%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (30.00%) Azure
3 11 (22.00%) OneDrive
4 5 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (8.00%) SaaS
6 3 (6.00%) IaaS
7 2 (4.00%) Mimecast
7 2 (4.00%) Power Platform
7 2 (4.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (94.00%) Skype
2 11 (22.00%) Unified Communications
3 10 (20.00%) VoIP
4 7 (14.00%) Firewall
5 5 (10.00%) VPN
6 4 (8.00%) DNS
6 4 (8.00%) PBX
7 3 (6.00%) PSTN
7 3 (6.00%) SMTP
7 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.00%) DHCP
8 2 (4.00%) H.323
8 2 (4.00%) Internet
9 1 (2.00%) FTP
9 1 (2.00%) ISDN
9 1 (2.00%) MPLS
9 1 (2.00%) Q.931
9 1 (2.00%) SCCP
9 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Power BI
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 15 (30.00%) Social Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Local Government
2 6 (12.00%) Public Sector
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (4.00%) Publishing
6 1 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Architect
2 6 (12.00%) IT Support
2 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Telephony Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Telephony Project Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) IT Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft 365 Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Legacy Systems
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Licensing
2 3 (6.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Cybercrime
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.00%) Housing Association
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.00%) Linux
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.00%) Android
5 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.00%) Unix
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.00%) CentOS
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.00%) ITIL
3 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.00%) Programme Governance
5 3 (6.00%) Analytics
5 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.00%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (6.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (6.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.00%) Software Licensing
5 3 (6.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.00%) E-Discovery
6 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.00%) C#
3 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) MCSE
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) MCSA
3 3 (6.00%) MCP
4 2 (4.00%) CCNA
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) GxP
2 1 (2.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (10.00%) SCCM
3 3 (6.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) Nagios
4 2 (4.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco
3 5 (10.00%) Avaya
4 3 (6.00%) Citrix
4 3 (6.00%) Polycom
4 3 (6.00%) VMware
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
5 2 (4.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (4.00%) Veeam
6 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds