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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 528 407 314
Rank change year-on-year -121 -93 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 49 65 120
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.27% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.01% 1.92% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 83
10th Percentile £273 £164 £225
25th Percentile £318 £213 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £414 £438
Median % change year-on-year +2.72% -5.43% +2.94%
75th Percentile £584 £460 £500
90th Percentile £738 £520 £553
England median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +28.57% -7.28%
England median hourly rate £69.05 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +206.89% +28.57% +13.86%

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 4,864 3,389 3,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.71% 13.96% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,432 2,413 2,089
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
25th Percentile £460 £418 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.24% +2.50% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £775 £688 £700
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 24
10th Percentile £20.78 £20.00 £15.00
25th Percentile £27.34 £21.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate £40.75 £40.25 £25.74
Median % change year-on-year +1.24% +56.37% -1.00%
75th Percentile £64.81 £57.50 £37.44
90th Percentile £75.08 £68.95 £59.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +22.50% +14.29%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -39 10 £425 +13.33%
West London - 2 £455 -
East London - 1 £575 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 44 (89.80%) Microsoft
2 43 (87.76%) Skype
3 31 (63.27%) Windows
4 30 (61.22%) Microsoft 365
5 25 (51.02%) Windows 10
6 22 (44.90%) Active Directory
7 19 (38.78%) Cisco
7 19 (38.78%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (32.65%) ITIL
9 15 (30.61%) Apple
10 14 (28.57%) Azure
11 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
11 13 (26.53%) Citrix
12 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (22.45%) Polycom
13 11 (22.45%) Telepresence
14 10 (20.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (20.41%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (18.37%) Banking
15 9 (18.37%) Ivanti
15 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
15 9 (18.37%) SLA
16 8 (16.33%) Finance
16 8 (16.33%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
17 7 (14.29%) Decision-Making
17 7 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
17 7 (14.29%) Agile
17 7 (14.29%) Scrum

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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (61.22%) Microsoft 365
2 14 (28.57%) Azure
3 7 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (12.24%) OneDrive
5 2 (4.08%) Power Platform
5 2 (4.08%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.04%) PaaS
6 1 (2.04%) Power Automate
6 1 (2.04%) SaaS
6 1 (2.04%) Slack
6 1 (2.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (87.76%) Skype
2 11 (22.45%) Telepresence
3 8 (16.33%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications
5 4 (8.16%) Firewall
6 3 (6.12%) DNS
6 3 (6.12%) WebEx
7 2 (4.08%) DHCP
7 2 (4.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.04%) SAN
8 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Power BI
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 9 (18.37%) Banking
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Social Skills
4 4 (8.16%) Front Office
4 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
6 2 (4.08%) Publishing
7 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Support Engineer
2 11 (22.45%) IT Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) IT Support
3 8 (16.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Support Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Technical Leader
5 5 (10.20%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix Support
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Avaya Voice Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Voice Recording Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) WebRTC
2 2 (4.08%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) ARM Templates
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.04%) Kafka
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Graph
3 1 (2.04%) SAML
3 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (12.24%) BYOD
2 6 (12.24%) Digital Signage
2 6 (12.24%) iPad
2 6 (12.24%) iPhone
2 6 (12.24%) IPTV
2 6 (12.24%) Video\Live Streaming
3 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.12%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.04%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (63.27%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Windows 10
3 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (12.24%) Android
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.04%) Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) Agile
2 7 (14.29%) Decision-Making
2 7 (14.29%) Scrum
3 6 (12.24%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
3 6 (12.24%) Product Management
3 6 (12.24%) Project Management
3 6 (12.24%) Supplier Management
4 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (6.12%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (6.12%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (6.12%) Software Licensing
7 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
2 3 (6.12%) VBScript
3 1 (2.04%) Bash
3 1 (2.04%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.04%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (44.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.16%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.04%) Firmware
6 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (12.24%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (6.12%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (89.80%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.78%) Cisco
3 15 (30.61%) Apple
4 13 (26.53%) Citrix
5 11 (22.45%) Polycom
6 9 (18.37%) Ivanti
7 7 (14.29%) HP
7 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
8 6 (12.24%) Altiris
9 5 (10.20%) VMware
10 3 (6.12%) Bloomberg
10 3 (6.12%) Reuters
11 2 (4.08%) Avaya
12 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
12 1 (2.04%) Autodesk
12 1 (2.04%) Dell
12 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.04%) IBM
12 1 (2.04%) McAfee
12 1 (2.04%) Oracle