Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 201 181
Rank change year-on-year +16 -20 -20
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 186 171 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.03% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.37% 5.59% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 146
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £190 £180
90th Percentile £525 £500 £448
England median daily rate £364 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 16
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £24.33 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.56% +41.05% +20.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £49.63 £102.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% -2.97%

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2920 3058 3563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.61% 18.40% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 1811 2131
South East median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 124 113
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +21.62% +13.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £12.12
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £40.12
England median hourly rate £21.08 £20.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year +5.40% +5.10% +6.12%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the South East

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the South East

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the South East

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the South East

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype for Business in the South East

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Hampshire +49 84 £400 +39.13% 2
Thames Valley -15 73 £450 +28.57% 10
Buckinghamshire +1 38 £363 +11.54% 2
Berkshire -27 28 £450 +18.42% 4
Surrey -15 22 £400 +6.67%
Oxfordshire +3 7 £488 +62.50% 4
West Sussex -13 4 £253 -32.67%
Kent -13 3 £525 +59.09%
East Sussex -5 1 £350 -48.15%
Sussex - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 119 (63.98%) Windows
2 110 (59.14%) Skype
3 107 (57.53%) Microsoft
4 83 (44.62%) Office 365
5 80 (43.01%) Active Directory
6 65 (34.95%) Windows Server
7 61 (32.80%) PowerShell
8 60 (32.26%) Citrix
9 54 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (27.42%) VMware
10 51 (27.42%) MS Exchange
11 43 (23.12%) Migration
12 42 (22.58%) Hyper-V
13 39 (20.97%) XenDesktop
14 37 (19.89%) SharePoint
14 37 (19.89%) Exchange Server 2010
15 36 (19.35%) Firewall
15 36 (19.35%) XenServer
16 35 (18.82%) TOGAF
17 34 (18.28%) NetScaler
18 33 (17.74%) VMware ESXi
18 33 (17.74%) Windows 7
19 31 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
20 30 (16.13%) Windows 10
21 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
22 25 (13.44%) SCCM
22 25 (13.44%) ITIL
23 22 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
24 20 (10.75%) IaaS
25 19 (10.22%) PaaS

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 51 (27.42%) MS Exchange
2 37 (19.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 37 (19.89%) SharePoint
3 16 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.76%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.61%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.54%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 31 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.69%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 83 (44.62%) Office 365
2 20 (10.75%) IaaS
3 19 (10.22%) PaaS
4 15 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (6.99%) OneDrive
6 7 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (3.76%) Yammer
7 4 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 110 (59.14%) Skype
2 36 (19.35%) Firewall
3 34 (18.28%) NetScaler
4 17 (9.14%) Unified Communications
5 9 (4.84%) VPN
6 7 (3.76%) DNS
6 7 (3.76%) LAN
7 5 (2.69%) BIG-IP
7 5 (2.69%) Network Security
7 5 (2.69%) WAN
8 4 (2.15%) DHCP
8 4 (2.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (2.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (2.15%) VoIP
9 3 (1.61%) Internet
9 3 (1.61%) Intranet
9 3 (1.61%) PSTN
9 3 (1.61%) SAN
9 3 (1.61%) SMS
9 3 (1.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
1 2 (1.08%) SpecFlow
1 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 11 (5.91%) Finance
2 3 (1.61%) Back Office
2 3 (1.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.54%) Electronics
4 1 (0.54%) Legal
4 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.54%) Marketing
4 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (17.74%) Designer
2 29 (15.59%) Solutions Designer
3 28 (15.05%) Consultant
4 22 (11.83%) Analyst
5 19 (10.22%) Architect
6 15 (8.06%) Project Manager
6 15 (8.06%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Citrix Designer
8 9 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) Lync Consultant
8 9 (4.84%) Office 365 Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.30%) Messaging Consultant
9 8 (4.30%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.76%) Messaging Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.08%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.54%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.61%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.61%) CESG
4 3 (1.61%) Clustering
4 3 (1.61%) Replication
5 2 (1.08%) iPhone
5 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.08%) NHS
5 2 (1.08%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Social Network
5 2 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.54%) RIA
6 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.54%) Social Media
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 119 (63.98%) Windows
2 65 (34.95%) Windows Server
3 54 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (17.74%) Windows 7
5 30 (16.13%) Windows 10
6 22 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.99%) Linux
8 8 (4.30%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.23%) Android
9 6 (3.23%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.69%) SUSE
11 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.54%) Unix
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.12%) Migration
2 35 (18.82%) TOGAF
3 25 (13.44%) ITIL
4 17 (9.14%) Change Management
5 15 (8.06%) Project Management
6 11 (5.91%) Collaborative Working
7 9 (4.84%) Presales
7 9 (4.84%) PRINCE2
7 9 (4.84%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.30%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (4.30%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.76%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.23%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (3.23%) Service Management
11 5 (2.69%) Analytics
11 5 (2.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (32.80%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.84%) SQL
3 6 (3.23%) VBScript
4 2 (1.08%) Java
4 2 (1.08%) VB
5 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.91%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.76%) MCSE
4 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.23%) MCP
6 5 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.61%) CCNP
7 3 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.61%) PMP
8 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.08%) ACSA
8 2 (1.08%) CCNA
8 2 (1.08%) Degree
8 2 (1.08%) GSAE
9 1 (0.54%) CCIE
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 80 (43.01%) Active Directory
2 42 (22.58%) Hyper-V
3 39 (20.97%) XenDesktop
4 36 (19.35%) XenServer
5 33 (17.74%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.99%) XenApp
7 12 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.69%) BitLocker
9 5 (2.69%) ProxySG
9 5 (2.69%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.15%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (13.44%) SCCM
2 9 (4.84%) AirWatch
3 8 (4.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.23%) SCOM
5 5 (2.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.61%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.61%) WSUS
7 2 (1.08%) Nagios
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.54%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 107 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 60 (32.26%) Citrix
3 51 (27.42%) VMware
4 18 (9.68%) Cisco
5 15 (8.06%) Symantec
6 12 (6.45%) ServiceNow
7 11 (5.91%) HP
8 9 (4.84%) F5
9 7 (3.76%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.23%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.23%) MobileIron
10 6 (3.23%) Polycom
11 5 (2.69%) Apple
11 5 (2.69%) Computacenter
11 5 (2.69%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.15%) Altiris
12 4 (2.15%) Juniper
12 4 (2.15%) NetApp
13 3 (1.61%) Avaya
13 3 (1.61%) Lotus