Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 271 272
Rank change year-on-year -91 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 294 402 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.89% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.65% 4.50% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 265 281
London median daily rate £359 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.31% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £185 £208 £200
90th Percentile £525 £538 £594
England median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 12
London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.29 £17.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% -5.15% -6.43%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.45 £14.63
90th Percentile £23.70 £18.58 £42.08
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.80 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% -6.06%

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 8058 8933 8353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.10% 19.75% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5752 6167 5663
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £638 £621 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 109 114
London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.87 £43.70
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -12 63 £396 -1.13% 5
West London -5 12 £388 -35.42% 5
North London -4 9 - -
East London -6 8 £275 -37.14% 5
South London -32 4 £325 -18.75%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 242 (82.31%) Skype
2 180 (61.22%) Office 365
3 137 (46.60%) Windows
4 128 (43.54%) Microsoft
5 107 (36.39%) Active Directory
6 83 (28.23%) Finance
7 75 (25.51%) Cisco
8 71 (24.15%) SharePoint
9 68 (23.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 63 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 59 (20.07%) Banking
12 55 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
13 52 (17.69%) Windows 10
14 48 (16.33%) Migration
15 47 (15.99%) PowerShell
16 45 (15.31%) Windows Server
17 42 (14.29%) SCCM
17 42 (14.29%) ITIL
18 41 (13.95%) VMware
19 39 (13.27%) Citrix
20 36 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
21 35 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2013
22 31 (10.54%) VoIP
23 30 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
24 28 (9.52%) SQL Server
25 27 (9.18%) SQL
25 27 (9.18%) Unified Communications
26 25 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
27 24 (8.16%) Telecoms
27 24 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure

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 71 (24.15%) SharePoint
2 63 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 36 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (3.40%) CMS
6 8 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.68%) IIS
9 2 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 55 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 180 (61.22%) Office 365
2 68 (23.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.48%) IaaS
4 21 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (6.80%) OneDrive
6 17 (5.78%) Yammer
7 15 (5.10%) PaaS
8 8 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.36%) Slack
10 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (82.31%) Skype
2 31 (10.54%) VoIP
3 27 (9.18%) Unified Communications
4 23 (7.82%) Wireless
5 20 (6.80%) Firewall
6 18 (6.12%) WAN
7 17 (5.78%) LAN
8 13 (4.42%) DNS
8 13 (4.42%) VPN
9 12 (4.08%) SAN
10 11 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (3.40%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (3.40%) ISDN
11 10 (3.40%) NetScaler
11 10 (3.40%) WebEx
12 9 (3.06%) Telepresence
13 8 (2.72%) BGP
13 8 (2.72%) IP Telephony
13 8 (2.72%) OSPF
13 8 (2.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (3.40%) Blockchain
4 9 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.36%) EDRMS
5 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.34%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.34%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.34%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.68%) JIRA
2 2 (0.68%) MSI
2 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (28.23%) Finance
2 59 (20.07%) Banking
3 24 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.08%) Legal
5 10 (3.40%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.72%) Retail
7 5 (1.70%) Law
8 4 (1.36%) French Language
9 3 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.02%) Local Government
10 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (16.67%) Analyst
2 33 (11.22%) Consultant
3 27 (9.18%) Support Analyst
4 25 (8.50%) Trainer
5 23 (7.82%) IT Trainer
5 23 (7.82%) Project Manager
6 19 (6.46%) Office 365 Consultant
7 18 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
7 18 (6.12%) Office 365 Engineer
7 18 (6.12%) Voice Engineer
8 16 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (5.44%) Office 365 Trainer
9 15 (5.10%) Architect
9 15 (5.10%) Desktop Support
9 15 (5.10%) Support Engineer
9 15 (5.10%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 13 (4.42%) Business Analyst
10 13 (4.42%) IT Support
10 13 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.44%) XMPP
2 6 (2.04%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.36%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.68%) COM
4 2 (0.68%) OAuth
5 1 (0.34%) .NET
5 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.34%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) LINQ
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) SAML
5 1 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
2 22 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.76%) Clustering
4 13 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.40%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.72%) iPhone
6 8 (2.72%) PKI
7 6 (2.04%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.70%) BYOD
8 5 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.36%) iPad
9 4 (1.36%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.02%) Handset
10 3 (1.02%) PMI
10 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 137 (46.60%) Windows
2 52 (17.69%) Windows 10
3 45 (15.31%) Windows Server
4 25 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (7.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (7.48%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.06%) Linux
8 5 (1.70%) Android
8 5 (1.70%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.02%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.33%) Migration
2 42 (14.29%) ITIL
3 19 (6.46%) Project Management
4 17 (5.78%) CRM
4 17 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (5.44%) Change Management
6 15 (5.10%) PRINCE2
7 14 (4.76%) Time Management
8 13 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.42%) Problem Management
8 13 (4.42%) Statistics
9 12 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.74%) Business Analysis
10 11 (3.74%) Document Management
11 9 (3.06%) Case Management
11 9 (3.06%) Data Management
11 9 (3.06%) ITSM
11 9 (3.06%) Load Balancing
11 9 (3.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.99%) PowerShell
2 27 (9.18%) SQL
3 4 (1.36%) VBScript
4 2 (0.68%) VB
5 1 (0.34%) C
5 1 (0.34%) C#
5 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.42%) CCIE
3 13 (4.42%) CCNP
3 13 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.74%) MCSE
5 10 (3.40%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.06%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.72%) Degree
7 8 (2.72%) MCSA
8 7 (2.38%) CCNP Voice
8 7 (2.38%) CCVP
9 5 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.70%) MCDST
9 5 (1.70%) MCP
10 4 (1.36%) CCNA
10 4 (1.36%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.48%) PMO
2 3 (1.02%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) NIST 800
System Software
1 107 (36.39%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.48%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.78%) XenApp
5 7 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.38%) vSphere
6 5 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.68%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) UAG
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (14.29%) SCCM
2 15 (5.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (5.10%) SCOM
3 13 (4.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 12 (4.08%) Cisco UCCE
5 11 (3.74%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (3.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.36%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.02%) Cacti
9 3 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.02%) OpenView
9 3 (1.02%) QRadar
9 3 (1.02%) SCDPM
9 3 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.02%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 128 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 75 (25.51%) Cisco
3 41 (13.95%) VMware
4 39 (13.27%) Citrix
5 21 (7.14%) Avaya
6 17 (5.78%) Dell
6 17 (5.78%) HP
6 17 (5.78%) Polycom
7 16 (5.44%) Symantec
8 9 (3.06%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.72%) Altiris
9 8 (2.72%) Mercator
10 7 (2.38%) EMC
10 7 (2.38%) McAfee
11 6 (2.04%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.70%) Lumension
12 5 (1.70%) Mitel
12 5 (1.70%) NetApp
12 5 (1.70%) Siemens
13 4 (1.36%) CA