Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 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
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 301 301 328
Rank change year-on-year 0 +27 +28
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 63 298 343
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.09% 5.27% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 210 249
Median daily rate £453 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £176 £178
90th Percentile £800 £575 £593
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +50.00% -17.65%
England median hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -23.29% +17.74% -5.17%

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 2,042 5,657 7,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.68% 15.44% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,316 4,004 5,647
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £307 £300 £300
90th Percentile £706 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £465
% change year-on-year +2.70% -0.54% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 56 98
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +13.64% +8.82%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.55 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.45 £50.00 £62.00
Median hourly rate £26.96 £20.52 £21.75
% change year-on-year +31.38% -5.66% +3.79%

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 19 October 2020.

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 19 October 2020. 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 +79 11 £525 +17.98% 1
West London +39 2 £209 +60.58% 1
South London +38 2 £325 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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 59 (93.65%) Skype
2 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
3 46 (73.02%) Office 365
4 41 (65.08%) Active Directory
5 37 (58.73%) Azure
6 29 (46.03%) Windows
7 18 (28.57%) Finance
8 17 (26.98%) Migration
9 16 (25.40%) Cisco
9 16 (25.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
10 13 (20.63%) VPN
11 12 (19.05%) DNS
12 11 (17.46%) Windows 10
13 10 (15.87%) Banking
13 10 (15.87%) SCCM
13 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
13 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (15.87%) Firewall
13 10 (15.87%) VMware
14 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
14 9 (14.29%) Windows Server
15 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Intune
16 7 (11.11%) Private Cloud
16 7 (11.11%) Identity Management
17 6 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (9.52%) Information Security
17 6 (9.52%) Financial Institution
17 6 (9.52%) SSCP

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 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) IIS
6 1 (1.59%) SAS
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 46 (73.02%) Office 365
2 37 (58.73%) Azure
3 16 (25.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (7.94%) OneDrive
5 4 (6.35%) IaaS
5 4 (6.35%) PaaS
6 2 (3.17%) SaaS
6 2 (3.17%) Yammer
7 1 (1.59%) AWS
7 1 (1.59%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 59 (93.65%) Skype
2 13 (20.63%) VPN
3 12 (19.05%) DNS
4 10 (15.87%) Firewall
5 6 (9.52%) DMZ
5 6 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (7.94%) LAN
6 5 (7.94%) WAN
7 4 (6.35%) ATM
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.35%) DECnet
7 4 (6.35%) DHCP
7 4 (6.35%) FDDI
7 4 (6.35%) IPX
7 4 (6.35%) IPX/SPX
7 4 (6.35%) MPLS
7 4 (6.35%) SNA
7 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.35%) VLAN
7 4 (6.35%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MSI
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Financial Institution
4 4 (6.35%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.76%) German Language
5 3 (4.76%) Legal
6 2 (3.17%) French Language
6 2 (3.17%) International Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Automotive
7 1 (1.59%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.59%) Retail
7 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Architect
2 6 (9.52%) Consultant
2 6 (9.52%) Office 365 Engineer
2 6 (9.52%) Security Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Chief Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Chief Enterprise Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Chief Security Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Unified Communications Specialist
5 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) LDAP
2 1 (1.59%) OAuth
2 1 (1.59%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.59%) OpenID
2 1 (1.59%) SAML
2 1 (1.59%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) BYOD
3 4 (6.35%) PKI
4 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.76%) iPad
4 3 (4.76%) iPhone
4 3 (4.76%) NHS
4 3 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.17%) Handset
5 2 (3.17%) IVR
5 2 (3.17%) Replication
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.03%) Windows
2 11 (17.46%) Windows 10
3 9 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (6.35%) Debian
5 4 (6.35%) Fedora
5 4 (6.35%) Linux
5 4 (6.35%) NetWare
5 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.35%) Solaris
5 4 (6.35%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.35%) Unix
5 4 (6.35%) VMS
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) Identity Management
3 6 (9.52%) Architectural Design
3 6 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (9.52%) Information Security
3 6 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (7.94%) Change Management
4 5 (7.94%) ITIL
4 5 (7.94%) Network Management
4 5 (7.94%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.35%) Content Management
6 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.76%) E-Discovery
6 3 (4.76%) Server Management
6 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.76%) Service Management
6 3 (4.76%) Technology Roadmap
7 2 (3.17%) Break/Fix
7 2 (3.17%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.52%) CISSP
2 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.52%) SSCP
3 5 (7.94%) MCSE
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) MCSA
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.59%) CCIE
6 1 (1.59%) CCNA
6 1 (1.59%) CCNP
6 1 (1.59%) CCSE
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) MCP
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (65.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.76%) vSphere
4 2 (3.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (1.59%) UAG
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.76%) SCOM
3 3 (4.76%) WSUS
4 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.17%) OfficeScan
4 2 (3.17%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.59%) MaaS360
5 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.40%) Cisco
3 10 (15.87%) VMware
4 6 (9.52%) Palo Alto
5 4 (6.35%) Avaya
5 4 (6.35%) Blue Coat
5 4 (6.35%) Citrix
5 4 (6.35%) F5
5 4 (6.35%) Foundstone
5 4 (6.35%) Juniper
5 4 (6.35%) Novell
5 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.76%) CA
6 3 (4.76%) HP
6 3 (4.76%) MobileIron
7 2 (3.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (3.17%) Apple
7 2 (3.17%) Huawei
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle
7 2 (3.17%) Veritas