Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 307 300 336
Rank change year-on-year -7 +36 -44
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 309 387 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.85% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.91% 4.89% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 272 176
London median daily rate £450 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.54% -2.73%
10th Percentile £176 £169 £183
90th Percentile £587 £575 £575
England median daily rate £414 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +10.27% -3.91% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 15
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -8.36%
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £22.67 £19.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.45 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.38% -29.17%

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 6,291 7,917 7,477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.93% 17.39% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,339 5,586 5,237
London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 97 94
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +8.86% +12.47%
10th Percentile £15.37 £13.90 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.50 £57.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.83 £20.75 £20.47
% change year-on-year +0.39% +1.38% +2.34%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +24 81 £450 +12.50% 11
West London +24 17 £438 +69.90% 2
South London +25 4 £190 -47.59%
East London +3 1 - - 5
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 270 (87.38%) Skype
2 189 (61.17%) Office 365
3 186 (60.19%) Microsoft
4 162 (52.43%) Windows
5 145 (46.93%) Active Directory
6 93 (30.10%) Windows 10
7 89 (28.80%) Finance
8 84 (27.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 81 (26.21%) Microsoft Office
10 75 (24.27%) SharePoint
11 74 (23.95%) ITIL
12 72 (23.30%) Cisco
13 70 (22.65%) SCCM
14 69 (22.33%) PowerShell
15 68 (22.01%) Windows Server
16 62 (20.06%) Migration
17 59 (19.09%) DNS
18 55 (17.80%) Citrix
19 54 (17.48%) VMware
20 52 (16.83%) MS Exchange
21 44 (14.24%) DHCP
22 43 (13.92%) Windows 7
23 42 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
24 40 (12.94%) Unified Communications
25 38 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
25 38 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 37 (11.97%) Video Conferencing
27 36 (11.65%) OneDrive
28 34 (11.00%) Microsoft Intune
29 33 (10.68%) Mobile Device Management

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 75 (24.27%) SharePoint
2 52 (16.83%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (4.53%) IIS
5 13 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.29%) CMS
8 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.65%) Confluence
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 81 (26.21%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (9.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.65%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 189 (61.17%) Office 365
2 84 (27.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (11.65%) OneDrive
4 18 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.24%) PaaS
6 9 (2.91%) IaaS
7 6 (1.94%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.94%) SaaS
7 6 (1.94%) Yammer
8 5 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.62%) Slack
9 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 270 (87.38%) Skype
2 59 (19.09%) DNS
3 44 (14.24%) DHCP
4 40 (12.94%) Unified Communications
5 28 (9.06%) Firewall
5 28 (9.06%) VoIP
6 22 (7.12%) VPN
7 21 (6.80%) WAN
8 19 (6.15%) SAN
9 18 (5.83%) LAN
10 13 (4.21%) TCP/IP
11 12 (3.88%) Telepresence
11 12 (3.88%) Wireless
12 10 (3.24%) H.323
12 10 (3.24%) Intranet
12 10 (3.24%) PBX
13 9 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (2.59%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.27%) Big Data
2 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (2.27%) MSI
2 5 (1.62%) WiX
3 2 (0.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.32%) NUnit
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (28.80%) Finance
2 31 (10.03%) Banking
3 15 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.24%) Public Sector
6 9 (2.91%) Legal
7 7 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.94%) Marketing
8 6 (1.94%) Retail
9 5 (1.62%) Advertising
9 5 (1.62%) Electronics
9 5 (1.62%) Law
10 4 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.29%) Publishing
11 3 (0.97%) Local Government
12 2 (0.65%) Billing
12 2 (0.65%) French Language
13 1 (0.32%) Environmental Health
13 1 (0.32%) iGaming
13 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (13.27%) Analyst
2 34 (11.00%) Architect
3 30 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (9.06%) Desktop Support
4 28 (9.06%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.12%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 21 (6.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (6.80%) Office 365 Architect
6 21 (6.80%) Support Analyst
7 18 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (5.50%) Office 365 Engineer
9 15 (4.85%) Consultant
10 14 (4.53%) Service Analyst
10 14 (4.53%) Trainer
11 12 (3.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 12 (3.88%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (2.91%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.56%) .NET
2 9 (2.91%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (0.97%) LDAP
5 1 (0.32%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) Code First Entity Framework
5 1 (0.32%) CSS
5 1 (0.32%) CSS3
5 1 (0.32%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.32%) HTML
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) RESTful
5 1 (0.32%) SAML
5 1 (0.32%) SOAP
5 1 (0.32%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.97%) Video Conferencing
2 18 (5.83%) Blackberry
2 18 (5.83%) User Experience
3 16 (5.18%) iPhone
4 14 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.88%) iPad
6 12 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (3.56%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.91%) Clustering
9 7 (2.27%) PKI
9 7 (2.27%) Smartcard
9 7 (2.27%) Social Media
10 6 (1.94%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.94%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.97%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 162 (52.43%) Windows
2 93 (30.10%) Windows 10
3 68 (22.01%) Windows Server
4 43 (13.92%) Windows 7
5 38 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (8.41%) Apple iOS
7 25 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (7.77%) Android
9 9 (2.91%) Linux
10 8 (2.59%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.62%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.29%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.95%) ITIL
2 62 (20.06%) Migration
3 38 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 33 (10.68%) Mobile Device Management
5 25 (8.09%) Service Delivery
6 24 (7.77%) Project Delivery
7 20 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.15%) Project Management
8 19 (6.15%) Service Management
9 16 (5.18%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (4.53%) Change Management
11 12 (3.88%) Data Protection
11 12 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.56%) Asset Management
12 11 (3.56%) Decision-Making
13 10 (3.24%) Service Delivery Management
14 8 (2.59%) Incident Management
14 8 (2.59%) Mentoring
14 8 (2.59%) Technical Leadership
14 8 (2.59%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (22.33%) PowerShell
2 23 (7.44%) SQL
3 11 (3.56%) VB
4 7 (2.27%) C
5 6 (1.94%) VBScript
6 5 (1.62%) C#
6 5 (1.62%) Java
7 3 (0.97%) Kotlin
8 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.32%) Perl
9 1 (0.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (7.77%) Degree
2 16 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.18%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 11 (3.56%) MCP
5 9 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.59%) CCNA
7 7 (2.27%) CCNP
7 7 (2.27%) MCSA
7 7 (2.27%) MCSE
8 4 (1.29%) CCIE
8 4 (1.29%) MCDST
9 3 (0.97%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.65%) CCIE Collaboration
10 2 (0.65%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (0.65%) MCITP
10 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.50%) SLA
2 7 (2.27%) PMO
3 3 (0.97%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) NIST
5 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 145 (46.93%) Active Directory
2 42 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.09%) XenApp
4 21 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (5.83%) Hyper-V
5 18 (5.83%) XenDesktop
6 15 (4.85%) vSphere
7 11 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.59%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.65%) Firmware
10 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 70 (22.65%) SCCM
2 34 (11.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (4.21%) SCOM
4 11 (3.56%) AirWatch
5 8 (2.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (2.27%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.62%) QRadar
8 5 (1.62%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.29%) SafeCom
9 4 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.97%) Simpana
11 2 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.65%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.65%) WMI
Vendors
1 186 (60.19%) Microsoft
2 72 (23.30%) Cisco
3 55 (17.80%) Citrix
4 54 (17.48%) VMware
5 23 (7.44%) Symantec
6 19 (6.15%) HP
7 17 (5.50%) Apple
7 17 (5.50%) Avaya
8 14 (4.53%) Polycom
9 13 (4.21%) Dell
10 10 (3.24%) Adobe
10 10 (3.24%) Bloomberg
10 10 (3.24%) Reuters
11 9 (2.91%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.59%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.27%) F5
13 7 (2.27%) Ivanti
13 7 (2.27%) Juniper
13 7 (2.27%) Samsung
14 6 (1.94%) EMC