Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 473 302 318
Rank change year-on-year -171 +16 -23
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 60 90 311
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.57% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.45% 3.77% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 61 201
10th Percentile £192 £223 £180
25th Percentile £300 £318 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £430 £450
Median % change year-on-year -18.60% -4.44% +20.00%
75th Percentile £520 £488 £525
90th Percentile £552 £538 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 12
10th Percentile £16.77 " £12.05
25th Percentile £17.52 " £14.63
Median hourly rate £19.84 - £19.48
75th Percentile £22.33 " £20.36
90th Percentile £23.18 " £22.17
England median hourly rate £17.18 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -1.86% +4.48% -16.25%

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 4,134 2,387 6,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.75% 15.04% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,897 1,649 4,456
10th Percentile £335 £317 £306
25th Percentile £430 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £701 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 45
10th Percentile £16.05 £15.00 £12.84
25th Percentile £21.25 £23.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £34.75 £34.90 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year -0.42% +67.52% +1.61%
75th Percentile £57.50 £51.75 £34.60
90th Percentile £69.58 £60.00 £49.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.65
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.77% -1.74%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in London.

Daily rate trend for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in London

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 29 July 2021. 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 -27 15 £430 +30.30% 3
West London 0 1 - - 3
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 50 (83.33%) Skype
2 48 (80.00%) Microsoft 365
3 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 32 (53.33%) Windows
5 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
5 26 (43.33%) Azure
6 22 (36.67%) SharePoint
6 22 (36.67%) Finance
7 18 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
8 17 (28.33%) Windows 10
9 15 (25.00%) Unified Communications
9 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (25.00%) Social Skills
9 15 (25.00%) Migration
10 14 (23.33%) Asset Management
10 14 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (21.67%) DNS
12 12 (20.00%) Firewall
12 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
13 11 (18.33%) OneDrive
14 10 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
14 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (16.67%) ITIL
15 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Office

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 22 (36.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
3 14 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.33%) CMS
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 48 (80.00%) Microsoft 365
2 26 (43.33%) Azure
3 11 (18.33%) OneDrive
4 10 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (6.67%) SaaS
5 4 (6.67%) Yammer
6 3 (5.00%) IaaS
6 3 (5.00%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.67%) AWS
7 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (83.33%) Skype
2 15 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 13 (21.67%) DNS
4 12 (20.00%) Firewall
5 9 (15.00%) Ethernet
5 9 (15.00%) Internet
5 9 (15.00%) LAN
5 9 (15.00%) WAN
6 6 (10.00%) VPN
7 5 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (6.67%) DHCP
8 4 (6.67%) VoIP
9 3 (5.00%) SMTP
10 1 (1.67%) DMZ
10 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.67%) H.323
10 1 (1.67%) Intranet
10 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.67%) Softphone
10 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Power BI
General
1 22 (36.67%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 8 (13.33%) Legal
4 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.00%) Public Sector
5 3 (5.00%) Banking
6 2 (3.33%) International Banking
6 2 (3.33%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.67%) Electronics
7 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
7 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (11.67%) Architect
2 7 (11.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (6.67%) Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Consultant
5 3 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) IT Support
6 2 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Test Environment Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (15.00%) Tandem
3 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.00%) BYOD
3 3 (5.00%) Clustering
3 3 (5.00%) iPad
3 3 (5.00%) iPhone
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Licensing
3 3 (5.00%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.67%) Housing Association
5 1 (1.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 17 (28.33%) Windows 10
3 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
4 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (10.00%) Android
7 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (6.67%) Linux
9 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.00%) Unix
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Migration
1 15 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (23.33%) Asset Management
3 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.67%) ITIL
5 9 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (15.00%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (15.00%) Resource Management
6 8 (13.33%) Change Management
7 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.33%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 4 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.00%) Disk Encryption
10 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.00%) Programme Governance
10 3 (5.00%) Software Licensing
10 3 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.33%) C
3 1 (1.67%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) Degree
3 5 (8.33%) MCSE
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.67%) MCSA
5 3 (5.00%) DBS Check
5 3 (5.00%) MCP
6 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (5.00%) XenApp
4 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (15.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (10.00%) SCCM
4 4 (6.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.33%) SafeCom
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (15.00%) Sonus
3 8 (13.33%) Citrix
4 5 (8.33%) Cisco
5 4 (6.67%) Ivanti
6 3 (5.00%) Altiris
6 3 (5.00%) Apple
6 3 (5.00%) MobileIron
6 3 (5.00%) Polycom
6 3 (5.00%) VMware
7 2 (3.33%) Becrypt
7 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.67%) Avaya
8 1 (1.67%) CA
8 1 (1.67%) HP
8 1 (1.67%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.67%) IronPort
8 1 (1.67%) Symantec
8 1 (1.67%) Wyse