Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 362 276
Rank change year-on-year +32 -86 -10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 332 293 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.63% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.15% 3.67% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 193 268
London median daily rate £400 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -11.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £169 £186 £208
90th Percentile £585 £525 £538
England median daily rate £390 £364 £360
% change year-on-year +7.22% +1.04% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 16
London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.36% -5.15%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.75 £14.45
90th Percentile £22.25 £23.70 £18.58
England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £17.10
% change year-on-year -4.41% -0.58% +6.88%

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 7,997 7,977 8,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.52% 17.14% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,648 5,687 6,182
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £620
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 108 109
London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.71 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.50% +15.03% -10.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.83 £56.87
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +5.26%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +5 88 £400 +1.01% 13
South London -4 10 £325 - 1
East London -21 8 £250 -9.09% 1
West London -9 7 £375 -3.23% 7
North London -9 2 £403 - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 285 (85.84%) Skype
2 229 (68.98%) Office 365
3 189 (56.93%) Microsoft
4 183 (55.12%) Windows
5 142 (42.77%) Active Directory
6 94 (28.31%) Windows 10
7 84 (25.30%) MS Exchange
8 83 (25.00%) ITIL
9 77 (23.19%) SharePoint
9 77 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 75 (22.59%) Microsoft Office
11 69 (20.78%) Cisco
12 64 (19.28%) Finance
13 63 (18.98%) SCCM
13 63 (18.98%) Windows Server
14 61 (18.37%) Migration
15 60 (18.07%) PowerShell
16 54 (16.27%) Windows 7
17 45 (13.55%) DNS
18 42 (12.65%) Exchange Server 2010
19 41 (12.35%) Security Cleared
19 41 (12.35%) Citrix
20 39 (11.75%) Firewall
21 38 (11.45%) SC Cleared
21 38 (11.45%) OneDrive
22 35 (10.54%) VMware
23 34 (10.24%) Video Conferencing
24 31 (9.34%) Windows Server 2008
24 31 (9.34%) DHCP
25 30 (9.04%) Apple

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 84 (25.30%) MS Exchange
2 77 (23.19%) SharePoint
3 42 (12.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.81%) IIS
6 6 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.60%) Apache
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 75 (22.59%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (5.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.30%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.30%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.30%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 229 (68.98%) Office 365
2 77 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (11.45%) OneDrive
4 25 (7.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (5.42%) IaaS
6 15 (4.52%) Mimecast
7 13 (3.92%) Yammer
8 10 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.41%) SaaS
11 3 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.90%) PaaS
12 2 (0.60%) Slack
13 1 (0.30%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 285 (85.84%) Skype
2 45 (13.55%) DNS
3 39 (11.75%) Firewall
4 31 (9.34%) DHCP
5 30 (9.04%) Unified Communications
6 29 (8.73%) VPN
7 27 (8.13%) VoIP
8 26 (7.83%) WAN
9 19 (5.72%) SMTP
9 19 (5.72%) Telepresence
10 18 (5.42%) LAN
11 17 (5.12%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (3.92%) Wireless
13 12 (3.61%) PBX
13 12 (3.61%) SAN
14 11 (3.31%) IP Telephony
14 11 (3.31%) OSPF
15 9 (2.71%) TCP/IP
16 8 (2.41%) H.323
16 8 (2.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.60%) Power BI
3 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.30%) Big Data
4 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.30%) MS Access
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 64 (19.28%) Finance
2 13 (3.92%) Banking
3 12 (3.61%) Legal
3 12 (3.61%) Retail
4 6 (1.81%) Law
5 5 (1.51%) Back Office
5 5 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (16.27%) Analyst
2 29 (8.73%) Architect
2 29 (8.73%) Support Engineer
3 25 (7.53%) Support Analyst
4 24 (7.23%) Office 365 Engineer
5 22 (6.63%) Consultant
5 22 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (6.02%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 19 (5.72%) Desktop Support
7 19 (5.72%) Service Analyst
7 19 (5.72%) Service Desk Analyst
8 18 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (5.42%) IT Support
9 17 (5.12%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 14 (4.22%) IT Engineer
10 14 (4.22%) IT Support Engineer
10 14 (4.22%) Messaging Engineer
10 14 (4.22%) Office 365 Architect
11 13 (3.92%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.41%) LDAP
2 5 (1.51%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.20%) XMPP
4 3 (0.90%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.90%) SAML
5 2 (0.60%) .NET
5 2 (0.60%) COM
5 2 (0.60%) JSON
5 2 (0.60%) SOAP
5 2 (0.60%) XML
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.30%) HTML5
6 1 (0.30%) jQuery
6 1 (0.30%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.30%) Node.js
6 1 (0.30%) OAuth
6 1 (0.30%) REST
6 1 (0.30%) RESTful
6 1 (0.30%) Web Services
6 1 (0.30%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.24%) Video Conferencing
2 23 (6.93%) User Experience
3 21 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.61%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.41%) iPad
5 8 (2.41%) PKI
5 8 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.11%) Handset
7 6 (1.81%) Clustering
8 4 (1.20%) IVR
8 4 (1.20%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.90%) Chromecast
9 3 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.90%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.90%) Tandem
10 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.60%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 183 (55.12%) Windows
2 94 (28.31%) Windows 10
3 63 (18.98%) Windows Server
4 54 (16.27%) Windows 7
5 31 (9.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.82%) Linux
8 13 (3.92%) Android
9 10 (3.01%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.11%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.20%) Unix
13 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.30%) CentOS
14 1 (0.30%) NetWare
14 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.30%) Solaris
14 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (25.00%) ITIL
2 61 (18.37%) Migration
3 29 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (4.22%) Project Management
6 13 (3.92%) Change Management
6 13 (3.92%) Decision-Making
7 12 (3.61%) CRM
7 12 (3.61%) ITSM
7 12 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (3.31%) Incident Management
8 11 (3.31%) Problem Management
8 11 (3.31%) Runbook
8 11 (3.31%) Service Delivery
9 10 (3.01%) Email Filtering
9 10 (3.01%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.71%) Content Management
10 9 (2.71%) Technical Analysis
11 8 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 60 (18.07%) PowerShell
2 22 (6.63%) SQL
3 5 (1.51%) C
3 5 (1.51%) Python
4 3 (0.90%) Perl
4 3 (0.90%) VB
4 3 (0.90%) VBScript
5 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.30%) C#
6 1 (0.30%) Go
6 1 (0.30%) Java
6 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 38 (11.45%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.93%) Degree
4 20 (6.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 18 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.01%) MCP
7 8 (2.41%) MCSA
7 8 (2.41%) MCSE
8 6 (1.81%) CCNP
8 6 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.51%) CCNA
9 5 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.51%) MCITP
9 5 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.90%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.90%) MCTS
11 2 (0.60%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.60%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.30%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.71%) SLA
2 7 (2.11%) GDPR
3 6 (1.81%) MiFID
4 5 (1.51%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (1.20%) QA
6 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 142 (42.77%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.43%) Hyper-V
3 20 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.41%) Terminal Services
4 8 (2.41%) XenApp
5 5 (1.51%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.90%) vSphere
8 2 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.30%) Docker
9 1 (0.30%) iptables
9 1 (0.30%) KVM
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (18.98%) SCCM
2 30 (9.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (4.52%) SCOM
4 8 (2.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.81%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.20%) PingFederate
6 4 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.20%) WSUS
7 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.90%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.90%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.60%) WMI
9 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.30%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.30%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 189 (56.93%) Microsoft
2 69 (20.78%) Cisco
3 41 (12.35%) Citrix
4 35 (10.54%) VMware
5 30 (9.04%) Apple
6 28 (8.43%) Polycom
7 16 (4.82%) Symantec
8 13 (3.92%) Mitel
9 12 (3.61%) ServiceNow
10 10 (3.01%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.41%) Avaya
11 8 (2.41%) HP
12 7 (2.11%) Aruba
12 7 (2.11%) NetApp
12 7 (2.11%) Palo Alto
12 7 (2.11%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.51%) Clearswift
13 5 (1.51%) Meraki
13 5 (1.51%) Sonus
14 4 (1.20%) Verint