Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 383 276 306
Rank change year-on-year -107 +30 -39
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 262 359 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.88% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.30% 4.51% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 250 226
London median daily rate £350 £448 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.79% +15.48% -2.70%
10th Percentile £164 £219 £188
90th Percentile £538 £600 £600
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 11
London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.29 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.77% -16.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £15.60 £14.02 £16.25
90th Percentile £28.09 £29.15 £31.33
England median hourly rate £20.45 £16.29 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.54% -6.91% -2.78%

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 7,935 7,964 7,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.03% 19.57% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,751 5,500 5,106
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 95 101
London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -8.99% +9.88%
10th Percentile £12.95 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.62 £57.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -15 72 £325 -27.78% 9
West London -32 14 £388 -35.42% 11
East London -6 8 £275 -37.14%
South London -47 6 £383 +19.53% 2
North London -3 4 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 239 (91.22%) Skype
2 162 (61.83%) Office 365
3 113 (43.13%) Windows
4 109 (41.60%) Microsoft
5 79 (30.15%) Active Directory
6 62 (23.66%) SharePoint
7 60 (22.90%) Microsoft Office
8 58 (22.14%) Finance
9 56 (21.37%) Windows 10
10 54 (20.61%) Cisco
11 53 (20.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 49 (18.70%) MS Exchange
13 41 (15.65%) PowerShell
14 36 (13.74%) Migration
14 36 (13.74%) VMware
15 34 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (12.60%) Windows Server
17 32 (12.21%) ITIL
18 31 (11.83%) Banking
19 30 (11.45%) Citrix
19 30 (11.45%) Unified Communications
20 29 (11.07%) SCCM
21 25 (9.54%) OneDrive
22 23 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
22 23 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2013
22 23 (8.78%) SQL
23 22 (8.40%) VoIP
23 22 (8.40%) DNS
23 22 (8.40%) Project Management
23 22 (8.40%) Video Conferencing

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 62 (23.66%) SharePoint
2 49 (18.70%) MS Exchange
3 34 (12.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.15%) IIS
6 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.76%) Apache
7 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (22.90%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 162 (61.83%) Office 365
2 53 (20.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (9.54%) OneDrive
4 14 (5.34%) IaaS
5 13 (4.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (4.58%) PaaS
7 8 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (2.29%) Yammer
9 3 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.76%) SaaS
10 2 (0.76%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 239 (91.22%) Skype
2 30 (11.45%) Unified Communications
3 22 (8.40%) DNS
3 22 (8.40%) VoIP
4 20 (7.63%) WAN
5 18 (6.87%) DHCP
6 16 (6.11%) Firewall
6 16 (6.11%) LAN
7 14 (5.34%) VPN
8 10 (3.82%) IP Telephony
8 10 (3.82%) SAN
9 9 (3.44%) NetScaler
9 9 (3.44%) Wireless
10 8 (3.05%) ISDN
10 8 (3.05%) PSTN
10 8 (3.05%) SMTP
10 8 (3.05%) TCP/IP
11 7 (2.67%) Network Security
11 7 (2.67%) Telepresence
12 6 (2.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.82%) Blockchain
3 9 (3.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.38%) Power BI
5 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (1.15%) JIRA
2 2 (0.76%) MSI
2 2 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.38%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (22.14%) Finance
2 31 (11.83%) Banking
3 13 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.58%) Retail
5 8 (3.05%) Legal
6 6 (2.29%) Law
7 4 (1.53%) French Language
7 4 (1.53%) German Language
8 3 (1.15%) Advertising
8 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.15%) Local Government
9 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.38%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (13.74%) Analyst
2 28 (10.69%) Trainer
3 25 (9.54%) IT Trainer
4 23 (8.78%) Support Analyst
5 22 (8.40%) Consultant
6 21 (8.02%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.02%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 20 (7.63%) Desktop Support
8 18 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (6.49%) Project Manager
10 16 (6.11%) Office 365 Trainer
11 15 (5.73%) Architect
11 15 (5.73%) Office 365 Consultant
11 15 (5.73%) Office 365 Engineer
12 14 (5.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 13 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 13 (4.96%) Exchange Engineer
13 13 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (4.58%) Messaging Engineer
15 11 (4.20%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.29%) XMPP
2 3 (1.15%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.76%) .NET
4 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) LDAP
4 1 (0.38%) Middleware
4 1 (0.38%) WCF
4 1 (0.38%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.38%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) Video Conferencing
2 15 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.58%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.44%) iPhone
4 9 (3.44%) PKI
5 8 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.29%) BYOD
7 6 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.29%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.91%) Handset
9 3 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.76%) Clustering
10 2 (0.76%) CMDB
10 2 (0.76%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.76%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.76%) Media Streaming
10 2 (0.76%) Replication
10 2 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (43.13%) Windows
2 56 (21.37%) Windows 10
3 33 (12.60%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.63%) Windows 7
7 15 (5.73%) Android
8 12 (4.58%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.82%) Linux
10 9 (3.44%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.05%) Windows Vista
12 6 (2.29%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.38%) Solaris
14 1 (0.38%) Unix
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.74%) Migration
2 32 (12.21%) ITIL
3 22 (8.40%) Project Management
4 15 (5.73%) Change Management
4 15 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (4.58%) PRINCE2
6 12 (4.58%) Time Management
7 11 (4.20%) Business Analysis
7 11 (4.20%) Problem Management
7 11 (4.20%) Statistics
8 9 (3.44%) IT Strategy
8 9 (3.44%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.05%) CRM
9 8 (3.05%) DevOps
9 8 (3.05%) Information Security
9 8 (3.05%) Load Balancing
10 7 (2.67%) Information Architecture
10 7 (2.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 7 (2.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.65%) PowerShell
2 23 (8.78%) SQL
3 2 (0.76%) C
3 2 (0.76%) VBScript
4 1 (0.38%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) Java
4 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (5.34%) Degree
2 12 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.67%) MCSA
4 7 (2.67%) MCSE
5 5 (1.91%) CCNA
5 5 (1.91%) CCNP
5 5 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.53%) CCIE
6 4 (1.53%) MCDST
6 4 (1.53%) MCITP
6 4 (1.53%) MCP
6 4 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.15%) MCTS
8 2 (0.76%) CCDE
8 2 (0.76%) PMP
8 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.34%) PMO
2 6 (2.29%) SLA
3 2 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) NIST 800
System Software
1 79 (30.15%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.20%) XenApp
4 10 (3.82%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.44%) vSphere
6 7 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
9 1 (0.38%) UAG
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (11.07%) SCCM
2 11 (4.20%) SCOM
3 8 (3.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (2.29%) AirWatch
5 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (2.29%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.91%) Netcool
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 3 (1.15%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.76%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.76%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.38%) Ionix
9 1 (0.38%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 109 (41.60%) Microsoft
2 54 (20.61%) Cisco
3 36 (13.74%) VMware
4 30 (11.45%) Citrix
5 19 (7.25%) Avaya
6 18 (6.87%) Polycom
7 10 (3.82%) Apple
7 10 (3.82%) Symantec
8 9 (3.44%) Dell
9 8 (3.05%) HP
9 8 (3.05%) Remedy
10 7 (2.67%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.67%) Veeam
11 6 (2.29%) Lumension
12 5 (1.91%) Altiris
12 5 (1.91%) CA
12 5 (1.91%) IBM
12 5 (1.91%) Ivanti
13 4 (1.53%) EMC
13 4 (1.53%) Oracle