Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 295 341 388
Rank change year-on-year +46 +47 -108
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 206 304 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.70% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.88% 4.16% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 217 191
London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -20.68%
10th Percentile £186 £162 £163
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 7
London median hourly rate £21.13 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.89% -30.00% +22.77%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.70 £15.60
90th Percentile £49.31 £28.27 £28.09
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £20.45
% change year-on-year +20.69% -29.10% +25.54%

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 4,217 7,306 7,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.90% 16.70% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,939 5,163 5,781
London median daily rate £500 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +3.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 92
London median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +20.74% +3.53%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.20 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.90 £47.76 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +4 29 £420 +5.00% 12
West London +41 15 £130 -56.67% 8
East London +55 6 £500 +106.19% 2
South London +21 1 £400 +23.08% 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 172 (83.50%) Skype
2 115 (55.83%) Office 365
3 114 (55.34%) Microsoft
4 78 (37.86%) Active Directory
5 76 (36.89%) Windows
6 48 (23.30%) SharePoint
6 48 (23.30%) Azure
7 46 (22.33%) Windows 10
8 41 (19.90%) Cisco
9 39 (18.93%) PowerShell
10 37 (17.96%) MS Exchange
11 34 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
12 30 (14.56%) WAN
13 29 (14.08%) LAN
13 29 (14.08%) ITIL
13 29 (14.08%) Migration
13 29 (14.08%) Unified Communications
14 28 (13.59%) Windows Server
14 28 (13.59%) Finance
14 28 (13.59%) Change Management
15 25 (12.14%) SCCM
15 25 (12.14%) Video Conferencing
16 24 (11.65%) Security Cleared
17 23 (11.17%) SQL
18 22 (10.68%) SQL Server
19 21 (10.19%) VoIP
19 21 (10.19%) VMware
19 21 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 20 (9.71%) SC Cleared
20 20 (9.71%) OneDrive

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 48 (23.30%) SharePoint
2 37 (17.96%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.37%) IIS
6 3 (1.46%) CMS
6 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (55.83%) Office 365
2 48 (23.30%) Azure
3 20 (9.71%) OneDrive
4 12 (5.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.37%) IaaS
5 9 (4.37%) Yammer
6 8 (3.88%) Mimecast
7 6 (2.91%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.43%) PaaS
9 3 (1.46%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.46%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.46%) SaaS
10 2 (0.97%) AWS
10 2 (0.97%) NuGet
11 1 (0.49%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 172 (83.50%) Skype
2 30 (14.56%) WAN
3 29 (14.08%) LAN
3 29 (14.08%) Unified Communications
4 21 (10.19%) VoIP
5 14 (6.80%) PBX
5 14 (6.80%) VPN
6 13 (6.31%) DNS
7 11 (5.34%) MPLS
8 10 (4.85%) Internet
8 10 (4.85%) SAN
8 10 (4.85%) WebEx
9 8 (3.88%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (3.40%) H.323
10 7 (3.40%) ISDN
11 6 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (2.91%) DHCP
11 6 (2.91%) Firewall
12 5 (2.43%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.43%) Power BI
3 4 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.97%) Big Data
5 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.46%) GitLab
2 3 (1.46%) Hudson
2 3 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.97%) Maven
3 2 (0.97%) MSI
3 2 (0.97%) WiX
4 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 28 (13.59%) Finance
2 14 (6.80%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.85%) Banking
4 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.94%) Local Government
6 3 (1.46%) German Language
6 3 (1.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (13.59%) Analyst
2 27 (13.11%) Consultant
3 26 (12.62%) Support Engineer
4 22 (10.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (9.71%) Support Analyst
6 18 (8.74%) Architect
7 14 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Business Consultant
9 8 (3.88%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 7 (3.40%) IT Support
10 7 (3.40%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.94%) JSON
2 3 (1.46%) .NET
2 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.46%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.46%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.14%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.91%) Clustering
4 6 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.91%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.94%) Video\Live Streaming
7 3 (1.46%) Handset
7 3 (1.46%) iPhone
7 3 (1.46%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.46%) User Experience
8 2 (0.97%) CCTV
8 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) PKI
8 2 (0.97%) Tandem
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.49%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 76 (36.89%) Windows
2 46 (22.33%) Windows 10
3 28 (13.59%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.28%) Android
4 15 (7.28%) Windows 7
5 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.34%) Apple iOS
6 11 (5.34%) Mac OS X
7 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.91%) Linux
9 3 (1.46%) VMS
10 2 (0.97%) CentOS
10 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.08%) ITIL
1 29 (14.08%) Migration
2 28 (13.59%) Change Management
3 21 (10.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (8.25%) Problem Management
5 10 (4.85%) Coaching
5 10 (4.85%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.37%) CRM
6 9 (4.37%) Service Management
7 8 (3.88%) Project Delivery
7 8 (3.88%) Workflow
8 7 (3.40%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (2.91%) Architectural Design
9 6 (2.91%) Asset Management
9 6 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (2.91%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (2.91%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (2.91%) Project Management
10 5 (2.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.93%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.17%) SQL
3 6 (2.91%) Python
4 5 (2.43%) C
5 3 (1.46%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.46%) C++
6 2 (0.97%) C#
6 2 (0.97%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) VBA
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.88%) Degree
6 5 (2.43%) CCNP
6 5 (2.43%) CCNP Voice
7 4 (1.94%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.94%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.94%) MCSE
8 2 (0.97%) CCNA
8 2 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.97%) PMP
9 1 (0.49%) MCT
9 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.31%) SLA
2 5 (2.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.97%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) PMBOK
System Software
1 78 (37.86%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.94%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.94%) XenApp
6 3 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.49%) KVM
7 1 (0.49%) Postfix
7 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.49%) UAG
7 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (12.14%) SCCM
2 16 (7.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (5.83%) SCOM
4 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (2.91%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (2.43%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.94%) Ansible
7 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.94%) Puppet
7 4 (1.94%) WSUS
8 3 (1.46%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.97%) SafeCom
10 1 (0.49%) Malwarebytes
10 1 (0.49%) OfficeScan
10 1 (0.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 114 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 41 (19.90%) Cisco
3 21 (10.19%) VMware
4 17 (8.25%) Avaya
5 15 (7.28%) Sonus
6 14 (6.80%) Citrix
6 14 (6.80%) Polycom
7 13 (6.31%) Apple
8 10 (4.85%) Oracle
9 8 (3.88%) Symantec
10 7 (3.40%) McAfee
11 6 (2.91%) Google
12 5 (2.43%) Dell
13 4 (1.94%) Adobe
13 4 (1.94%) EMC
13 4 (1.94%) Meraki
13 4 (1.94%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.46%) Ivanti
14 3 (1.46%) Ubiquiti
15 2 (0.97%) Mitel