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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 190 148
Rank change year-on-year +20 -42  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 85 80 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 0.89% 1.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.45% 4.91% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 50 79
Median daily rate £401 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £230 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £516 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -31.91% +46.87%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1318 1629 1538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.00% 18.11% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 1027 937
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +26 32 £400 +23.07% 1
Berkshire +20 19 £331 +3.92% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 15 £488 +17.46% 2
Surrey +9 11 £525 +21.73%
Kent 0 6 £525 +23.52%
Oxfordshire -8 2 £475 +75.92% 1
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 100 (62.11%) Skype
2 90 (55.90%) Windows
3 89 (55.28%) Microsoft
4 61 (37.89%) Active Directory
5 59 (36.65%) MS Exchange
6 58 (36.02%) Office 365
7 54 (33.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (32.92%) Windows Server
9 52 (32.30%) PowerShell
10 51 (31.68%) VMware
11 43 (26.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 41 (25.47%) SharePoint
13 38 (23.60%) Citrix
14 37 (22.98%) Firewall
15 33 (20.50%) Cisco
16 31 (19.25%) Security Cleared
17 30 (18.63%) VMware ESXi
18 28 (17.39%) Migration
18 28 (17.39%) ITIL
19 27 (16.77%) Hyper-V
20 25 (15.53%) SC Cleared
21 22 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
21 22 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2013
22 21 (13.04%) Windows 7
22 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
23 20 (12.42%) SQL
23 20 (12.42%) SQL Server
23 20 (12.42%) Service Management
23 20 (12.42%) TOGAF

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 59 (36.65%) MS Exchange
2 43 (26.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (25.47%) SharePoint
4 22 (13.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (5.59%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (3.73%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.86%) IBM Domino
11 2 (1.24%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (36.02%) Office 365
2 22 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.45%) OneDrive
4 11 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (6.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (4.97%) IaaS
6 7 (4.35%) PaaS
7 6 (3.73%) Yammer
8 3 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.62%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.62%) G Suite
9 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 100 (62.11%) Skype
2 37 (22.98%) Firewall
3 18 (11.18%) DNS
3 18 (11.18%) NetScaler
4 17 (10.56%) LAN
5 13 (8.07%) VPN
6 12 (7.45%) WAN
7 10 (6.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (6.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (6.21%) Unified Communications
8 9 (5.59%) SAN
8 9 (5.59%) VoIP
9 8 (4.97%) DHCP
10 7 (4.35%) BGP
10 7 (4.35%) BIG-IP
10 7 (4.35%) Internet
10 7 (4.35%) IPsec
11 6 (3.73%) Network Security
12 5 (3.11%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (3.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Ant
1 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.24%) Maven
1 2 (1.24%) MSBuild
1 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.62%) MSI
General
1 11 (6.83%) Finance
2 3 (1.86%) Advertising
2 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.24%) German Language
3 2 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.24%) Publishing
4 1 (0.62%) Electronics
4 1 (0.62%) French Language
4 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Marketing
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (11.80%) Designer
2 17 (10.56%) Analyst
2 17 (10.56%) Consultant
3 16 (9.94%) Architect
4 15 (9.32%) Solutions Designer
5 10 (6.21%) Messaging Support
5 10 (6.21%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Active Directory Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Office 365 Architect
6 9 (5.59%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.97%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.97%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Office 365 Consultant
9 6 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Messaging Specialist
9 6 (3.73%) Office 365 Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.97%) XML
2 4 (2.48%) Web Services
3 2 (1.24%) .NET
3 2 (1.24%) ADO
3 2 (1.24%) OAuth
3 2 (1.24%) RESTful
3 2 (1.24%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (0.62%) REST
4 1 (0.62%) SOAP
4 1 (0.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.97%) Replication
3 5 (3.11%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.48%) Clustering
4 4 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.86%) User Experience
5 3 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.24%) Social Network
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.62%) PKI
7 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 90 (55.90%) Windows
2 54 (33.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (32.92%) Windows Server
4 21 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 19 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (9.94%) Windows 10
7 12 (7.45%) Linux
8 11 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.97%) Unix
10 7 (4.35%) Android
11 3 (1.86%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.24%) CentOS
12 2 (1.24%) Debian
12 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.39%) ITIL
1 28 (17.39%) Migration
2 20 (12.42%) Service Management
2 20 (12.42%) TOGAF
3 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 11 (6.83%) Change Management
4 11 (6.83%) Identity Access Management
5 10 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.21%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.59%) Project Management
7 8 (4.97%) ITIL V3
7 8 (4.97%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (4.35%) ITSM
8 7 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (3.73%) Identity Management
9 6 (3.73%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.11%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (3.11%) Presales
10 5 (3.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.30%) PowerShell
2 20 (12.42%) SQL
3 9 (5.59%) VBScript
4 6 (3.73%) VB
5 4 (2.48%) C
6 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.24%) C#
6 2 (1.24%) Java
6 2 (1.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (19.25%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 21 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.07%) MCSE
5 8 (4.97%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.97%) MCITP
5 8 (4.97%) MCP
5 8 (4.97%) MCSA
6 3 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.86%) Degree
7 2 (1.24%) CCNA
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.24%) GSAE
7 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.62%) CCDA
8 1 (0.62%) CCNP
8 1 (0.62%) CISA
8 1 (0.62%) CISM
8 1 (0.62%) CISSP
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.24%) PMO
2 2 (1.24%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (37.89%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.63%) VMware ESXi
3 27 (16.77%) Hyper-V
4 22 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (11.80%) XenDesktop
6 18 (11.18%) XenServer
7 11 (6.83%) ProxySG
8 9 (5.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (4.97%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (2.48%) XenApp
11 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.62%) vSphere
11 1 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) AirWatch
2 6 (3.73%) NetBackup
2 6 (3.73%) SCCM
3 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.11%) SCOM
3 5 (3.11%) WSUS
4 3 (1.86%) Puppet
5 2 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.62%) Ansible
6 1 (0.62%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.62%) Nagios
6 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 89 (55.28%) Microsoft
2 51 (31.68%) VMware
3 38 (23.60%) Citrix
4 33 (20.50%) Cisco
5 18 (11.18%) ServiceNow
6 17 (10.56%) F5
7 13 (8.07%) Blue Coat
7 13 (8.07%) HP
8 12 (7.45%) NetApp
9 11 (6.83%) CheckPoint
9 11 (6.83%) Juniper
9 11 (6.83%) Palo Alto
10 9 (5.59%) Symantec
11 7 (4.35%) MobileIron
12 6 (3.73%) Lotus
13 5 (3.11%) SAP
14 4 (2.48%) Polycom
14 4 (2.48%) Remedy
15 3 (1.86%) McAfee
16 2 (1.24%) Oracle
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