Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 356 382 304
Rank change year-on-year +26 -78 -14
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 292 267 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.57% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.88% 3.33% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 184 232
London median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £163 £186 £210
90th Percentile £576 £523 £574
England median daily rate £400 £364 £373
% change year-on-year +9.97% -2.35% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 17
London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +4.36% -16.46%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.75 £14.45
90th Percentile £18.76 £23.75 £27.90
England median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.36% -6.91%

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 7,533 8,015 8,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.96% 17.24% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,323 5,773 5,755
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £645 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 96 106
London median hourly rate £24.08 £21.71 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +17.04% -17.58%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £53.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 84 £405 +8.00% 9
South London +3 10 £325 -18.75% 2
West London +5 8 £300 -18.64% 7
East London -36 6 £243 -11.82% 3
North London -9 2 £403 - 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 251 (85.96%) Skype
2 201 (68.84%) Office 365
3 152 (52.05%) Windows
4 149 (51.03%) Microsoft
5 132 (45.21%) Active Directory
6 77 (26.37%) ITIL
7 76 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 70 (23.97%) Windows 10
9 65 (22.26%) PowerShell
10 63 (21.58%) SharePoint
11 62 (21.23%) Microsoft Office
11 62 (21.23%) Windows Server
12 60 (20.55%) Cisco
13 59 (20.21%) MS Exchange
14 58 (19.86%) SCCM
15 57 (19.52%) Finance
16 50 (17.12%) Migration
17 43 (14.73%) DNS
17 43 (14.73%) OneDrive
18 38 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 37 (12.67%) Windows 7
20 36 (12.33%) Citrix
21 35 (11.99%) Firewall
22 33 (11.30%) VMware
22 33 (11.30%) Unified Communications
23 32 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
24 31 (10.62%) Microsoft Intune
25 30 (10.27%) Security Cleared
25 30 (10.27%) Video Conferencing
26 28 (9.59%) Azure Active Directory

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 63 (21.58%) SharePoint
2 59 (20.21%) MS Exchange
3 32 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.05%) IIS
8 5 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.68%) Apache
10 2 (0.68%) CMS
10 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 62 (21.23%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.34%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 201 (68.84%) Office 365
2 76 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (14.73%) OneDrive
4 28 (9.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (6.51%) IaaS
6 15 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (4.79%) Mimecast
8 10 (3.42%) SaaS
9 6 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.05%) PaaS
10 5 (1.71%) Yammer
11 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.34%) Apigee
12 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 251 (85.96%) Skype
2 43 (14.73%) DNS
3 35 (11.99%) Firewall
4 33 (11.30%) Unified Communications
5 26 (8.90%) DHCP
6 22 (7.53%) WAN
7 21 (7.19%) Telepresence
8 20 (6.85%) LAN
9 18 (6.16%) VoIP
9 18 (6.16%) VPN
10 16 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (5.48%) Wireless
11 14 (4.79%) SMTP
12 10 (3.42%) PBX
12 10 (3.42%) SAN
13 8 (2.74%) OSPF
13 8 (2.74%) TCP/IP
14 7 (2.40%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (2.40%) IPsec
14 7 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.03%) Big Data
2 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.68%) Power BI
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.34%) MS Access
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) MSI
1 2 (0.68%) WiX
2 1 (0.34%) Hudson
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 57 (19.52%) Finance
2 13 (4.45%) Legal
3 12 (4.11%) Banking
4 11 (3.77%) Law
4 11 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Advertising
7 2 (0.68%) Local Government
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (16.10%) Analyst
2 29 (9.93%) Support Engineer
3 26 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (8.56%) Office 365 Engineer
5 23 (7.88%) Consultant
5 23 (7.88%) Support Analyst
6 21 (7.19%) Architect
7 19 (6.51%) Desktop Support
8 16 (5.48%) IT Support
8 16 (5.48%) Service Analyst
8 16 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.79%) Messaging Engineer
9 14 (4.79%) Network Engineer
9 14 (4.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 13 (4.45%) IT Engineer
10 13 (4.45%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (3.77%) Office 365 Architect
11 11 (3.77%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.40%) Software Packaging
2 6 (2.05%) .NET
2 6 (2.05%) LDAP
3 3 (1.03%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.03%) SAML
4 2 (0.68%) Flash
4 2 (0.68%) JSON
4 2 (0.68%) SOAP
4 2 (0.68%) XML
4 2 (0.68%) XMPP
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) COM
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.34%) jQuery
5 1 (0.34%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.34%) Node.js
5 1 (0.34%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) RESTful
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.27%) Video Conferencing
2 20 (6.85%) User Experience
3 13 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.11%) Clustering
5 8 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.74%) iPad
6 6 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.05%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.05%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.71%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.37%) IVR
8 4 (1.37%) PKI
9 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.03%) Handset
9 3 (1.03%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.68%) iPhone
10 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 152 (52.05%) Windows
2 70 (23.97%) Windows 10
3 62 (21.23%) Windows Server
4 37 (12.67%) Windows 7
5 20 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.77%) Linux
8 10 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.08%) Android
10 4 (1.37%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.03%) Unix
12 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.68%) NetWare
13 1 (0.34%) CentOS
13 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (26.37%) ITIL
2 50 (17.12%) Migration
3 38 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (4.79%) Incident Management
5 14 (4.79%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (4.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (4.45%) Decision-Making
6 13 (4.45%) Problem Management
7 12 (4.11%) Project Management
8 10 (3.42%) Change Management
8 10 (3.42%) ITSM
8 10 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (2.74%) Capacity Management
10 8 (2.74%) CRM
10 8 (2.74%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (2.74%) DevOps
10 8 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (2.74%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (22.26%) PowerShell
2 21 (7.19%) SQL
3 10 (3.42%) VB
4 6 (2.05%) C
5 5 (1.71%) Python
5 5 (1.71%) VBScript
6 3 (1.03%) Perl
7 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.34%) C#
8 1 (0.34%) Go
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.90%) Degree
4 23 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 15 (5.14%) MCSA
7 14 (4.79%) CCNA
7 14 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.79%) MCSE
8 11 (3.77%) MCP
9 5 (1.71%) CCIE
9 5 (1.71%) CCNP
9 5 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.71%) MCITP
10 4 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.37%) MCTS
11 2 (0.68%) CCNP Voice
11 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.42%) SLA
2 6 (2.05%) GDPR
2 6 (2.05%) MiFID
3 5 (1.71%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.68%) QA
4 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 132 (45.21%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.88%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.42%) XenApp
6 7 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.71%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.03%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.03%) vSphere
9 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.34%) Docker
9 1 (0.34%) iptables
9 1 (0.34%) KVM
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (19.86%) SCCM
2 31 (10.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (4.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 12 (4.11%) SCOM
5 8 (2.74%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (2.05%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.37%) QRadar
9 3 (1.03%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.03%) WSUS
10 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.68%) SafeCom
11 1 (0.34%) Ansible
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.34%) SmoothWall
11 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 149 (51.03%) Microsoft
2 60 (20.55%) Cisco
3 36 (12.33%) Citrix
4 33 (11.30%) VMware
5 25 (8.56%) Polycom
6 23 (7.88%) Apple
7 19 (6.51%) Symantec
8 9 (3.08%) CheckPoint
8 9 (3.08%) HP
9 8 (2.74%) Mitel
9 8 (2.74%) MobileIron
10 7 (2.40%) Clearswift
10 7 (2.40%) IronPort
10 7 (2.40%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.05%) Avaya
11 6 (2.05%) NetApp
12 5 (1.71%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.37%) Aruba
13 4 (1.37%) Proofpoint
13 4 (1.37%) Verint