Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 296 299
Rank change year-on-year -20 +3 -33
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 348 323 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.76% 0.82% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.41% 4.45% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 215 222
London median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £160 £255 £225
90th Percentile £538 £610 £563
England median daily rate £362 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 11
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £15.72 £12.88 £16.25
90th Percentile £29.27 £33.00 £26.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +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 7,897 7,263 7,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.32% 18.41% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,652 5,065 5,304
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £458 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +6.40% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 74 103
London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +4.76% +3.40%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £52.13 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.96
% change year-on-year -2.56% -2.29% +5.04%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -24 88 £385 -14.44% 10
West London -27 16 £310 -22.50% 7
South London -36 9 £363 +25.00%
East London -15 8 £325 -16.13% 3
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 300 (86.21%) Skype
2 207 (59.48%) Office 365
3 183 (52.59%) Microsoft
4 176 (50.57%) Windows
5 137 (39.37%) Active Directory
6 105 (30.17%) Windows 10
7 88 (25.29%) SharePoint
8 79 (22.70%) MS Exchange
9 77 (22.13%) Microsoft Office
10 70 (20.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 64 (18.39%) Finance
12 63 (18.10%) Migration
13 61 (17.53%) PowerShell
14 58 (16.67%) Windows Server
15 55 (15.80%) Cisco
16 48 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
17 47 (13.51%) SCCM
18 46 (13.22%) Windows 7
19 45 (12.93%) ITIL
20 43 (12.36%) DNS
21 42 (12.07%) Citrix
21 42 (12.07%) Unified Communications
22 39 (11.21%) Security Cleared
22 39 (11.21%) VoIP
22 39 (11.21%) VMware
23 37 (10.63%) DHCP
24 36 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
25 34 (9.77%) OneDrive
26 32 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
27 31 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure

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 88 (25.29%) SharePoint
2 79 (22.70%) MS Exchange
3 48 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.72%) CMS
6 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.15%) IIS
9 2 (0.57%) Apache
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.29%) Confluence
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 77 (22.13%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.29%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 207 (59.48%) Office 365
2 70 (20.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (9.77%) OneDrive
4 29 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (3.16%) Mimecast
5 11 (3.16%) Yammer
6 5 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.15%) IaaS
7 4 (1.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.29%) G Suite
9 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) SaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 300 (86.21%) Skype
2 43 (12.36%) DNS
3 42 (12.07%) Unified Communications
4 39 (11.21%) VoIP
5 37 (10.63%) DHCP
6 21 (6.03%) Firewall
6 21 (6.03%) VPN
6 21 (6.03%) WAN
7 20 (5.75%) PSTN
8 18 (5.17%) SMTP
9 15 (4.31%) LAN
10 14 (4.02%) SAN
11 12 (3.45%) PBX
12 7 (2.01%) SMS
12 7 (2.01%) Telepresence
13 6 (1.72%) ISDN
13 6 (1.72%) TCP/IP
13 6 (1.72%) Wireless
14 5 (1.44%) H.323
14 5 (1.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.72%) Power BI
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Big Data
5 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.30%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.29%) Hudson
2 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.29%) Subversion
2 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (18.39%) Finance
2 18 (5.17%) Banking
3 14 (4.02%) Retail
4 13 (3.74%) Law
4 13 (3.74%) Legal
5 8 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.72%) German Language
7 5 (1.44%) Back Office
8 4 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.86%) Advertising
9 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.86%) French Language
9 3 (0.86%) Games
9 3 (0.86%) Local Government
10 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.57%) Marketing
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (10.63%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 34 (9.77%) Analyst
3 32 (9.20%) Support Engineer
4 30 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (8.62%) Trainer
5 26 (7.47%) Architect
6 21 (6.03%) Office 365 Engineer
6 21 (6.03%) Support Analyst
7 19 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (5.46%) IT Support
7 19 (5.46%) IT Trainer
8 18 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (4.89%) Exchange Engineer
10 16 (4.60%) Administrator
10 16 (4.60%) Desktop Support
10 16 (4.60%) IT Analyst
11 15 (4.31%) Consultant
11 15 (4.31%) Project Manager
11 15 (4.31%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (4.02%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.72%) XMPP
2 5 (1.44%) .NET
2 5 (1.44%) LDAP
3 2 (0.57%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.57%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) Node.js
4 1 (0.29%) REST
4 1 (0.29%) SAML
4 1 (0.29%) SOAP
4 1 (0.29%) WCF
4 1 (0.29%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.29%) WF
4 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.75%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.31%) Blackberry
4 15 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.87%) Handset
6 8 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.01%) iPhone
7 7 (2.01%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.72%) BYOD
9 5 (1.44%) Clustering
9 5 (1.44%) iPad
9 5 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.15%) PKI
10 4 (1.15%) Replication
11 3 (0.86%) CMDB
11 3 (0.86%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.86%) IVR
11 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 176 (50.57%) Windows
2 105 (30.17%) Windows 10
3 58 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 46 (13.22%) Windows 7
5 36 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (8.91%) Android
8 23 (6.61%) Apple iOS
9 11 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.87%) Mac OS
11 9 (2.59%) Linux
12 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.44%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.57%) Solaris
13 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.29%) SUSE
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.10%) Migration
2 45 (12.93%) ITIL
3 26 (7.47%) Project Management
4 22 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (4.89%) CRM
6 15 (4.31%) Information Security
6 15 (4.31%) IT Strategy
6 15 (4.31%) Service Management
7 14 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (3.74%) Time Management
9 12 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.45%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.16%) Case Management
11 10 (2.87%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (2.87%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.87%) Statistics
12 9 (2.59%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.53%) PowerShell
2 28 (8.05%) SQL
3 4 (1.15%) Java
4 3 (0.86%) C
5 2 (0.57%) Perl
6 1 (0.29%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) Go
6 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) Ruby
6 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.61%) Degree
4 19 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (2.87%) CCNA
6 10 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.59%) CCNP
7 9 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.01%) MCSE
9 6 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (1.72%) MCSA
10 4 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.86%) MCITP
11 3 (0.86%) MCTS
12 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.87%) PMO
2 5 (1.44%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) GDPR
4 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 137 (39.37%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.59%) XenApp
5 8 (2.30%) vSphere
6 5 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.29%) Docker
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (13.51%) SCCM
2 17 (4.89%) SCOM
3 12 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.72%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.72%) Netcool
6 5 (1.44%) PingFederate
6 5 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 4 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.15%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.86%) WSUS
9 2 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.57%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.57%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 183 (52.59%) Microsoft
2 55 (15.80%) Cisco
3 42 (12.07%) Citrix
4 39 (11.21%) VMware
5 20 (5.75%) Avaya
6 18 (5.17%) Apple
7 17 (4.89%) Polycom
8 16 (4.60%) Remedy
8 16 (4.60%) ServiceNow
9 14 (4.02%) Sonus
10 12 (3.45%) Symantec
11 11 (3.16%) Dell
11 11 (3.16%) Veeam
12 10 (2.87%) HP
13 8 (2.30%) Ivanti
13 8 (2.30%) Mitel
13 8 (2.30%) SolarWinds
14 7 (2.01%) Oracle
15 5 (1.44%) F5
15 5 (1.44%) NetApp