Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 201 218
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17 -38
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 184 188 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.11% 1.12% 1.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.28% 6.34% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 115 85
South East median daily rate £389 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £190
90th Percentile £506 £525 £500
England median daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +6.85% +1.39% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 10
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £24.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -46.56% +41.05%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £60.00 £49.63
England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £17.10
% change year-on-year -4.41% -0.58% +6.88%

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 2,930 2,967 3,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.74% 17.61% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,766 1,766 1,841
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.31% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 106 128
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £19.34 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.12% -13.08% +20.27%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.08 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.36% +5.40% +5.26%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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
Thames Valley +40 104 £384 -14.72% 18
Berkshire +7 48 £381 -15.28% 8
Hampshire -72 41 £406 +1.56% 7
Buckinghamshire +25 40 £400 +10.34% 8
Oxfordshire +20 16 £330 -32.31% 2
Surrey -22 16 £414 +3.44% 4
West Sussex +1 10 £175 -30.69%
Kent +7 5 £250 -52.38% 1
East Sussex -9 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £708 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 141 (76.63%) Skype
2 103 (55.98%) Microsoft
3 95 (51.63%) Office 365
4 91 (49.46%) Windows
5 86 (46.74%) Active Directory
6 69 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 67 (36.41%) PowerShell
8 53 (28.80%) Microsoft Azure
9 51 (27.72%) Windows Server
10 48 (26.09%) Security Cleared
10 48 (26.09%) ITIL
11 47 (25.54%) SharePoint
12 44 (23.91%) Migration
13 40 (21.74%) Windows 10
14 38 (20.65%) Citrix
15 37 (20.11%) Exchange Server 2010
16 36 (19.57%) DNS
17 35 (19.02%) VMware
18 31 (16.85%) OneDrive
19 30 (16.30%) DV Cleared
19 30 (16.30%) Firewall
20 28 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
21 26 (14.13%) Change Management
21 26 (14.13%) SC Cleared
22 25 (13.59%) Azure Active Directory
22 25 (13.59%) SCCM
23 23 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
24 22 (11.96%) DHCP
25 21 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
25 21 (11.41%) Hyper-V

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 69 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 47 (25.54%) SharePoint
3 37 (20.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (7.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (7.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.17%) IIS
9 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 28 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.72%) Chatbot
3 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (51.63%) Office 365
2 53 (28.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (16.85%) OneDrive
4 25 (13.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (8.70%) Yammer
6 13 (7.07%) IaaS
7 11 (5.98%) PaaS
8 7 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (2.72%) Apigee
10 4 (2.17%) SaaS
11 3 (1.63%) Mimecast
12 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 141 (76.63%) Skype
2 36 (19.57%) DNS
3 30 (16.30%) Firewall
4 22 (11.96%) DHCP
5 14 (7.61%) Unified Communications
6 13 (7.07%) LAN
6 13 (7.07%) NetScaler
6 13 (7.07%) SAN
6 13 (7.07%) WAN
6 13 (7.07%) Wireless
7 12 (6.52%) VPN
8 11 (5.98%) MPLS
9 10 (5.43%) VLAN
10 9 (4.89%) SSL
11 8 (4.35%) SMTP
12 7 (3.80%) iSCSI
13 6 (3.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (3.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (3.26%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (3.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.52%) Power BI
3 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) JIRA
1 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 5 (2.72%) Finance
1 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.63%) Publishing
3 2 (1.09%) Back Office
3 2 (1.09%) French Language
4 1 (0.54%) Banking
4 1 (0.54%) Billing
4 1 (0.54%) Games
4 1 (0.54%) German Language
4 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.54%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (10.87%) Analyst
2 19 (10.33%) Consultant
3 15 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (8.15%) Support Engineer
4 14 (7.61%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (5.43%) SharePoint Analyst
7 9 (4.89%) Technical Writer
8 8 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (4.35%) Architect
8 8 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
8 8 (4.35%) Lync Engineer
8 8 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (3.26%) Messaging Consultant
9 6 (3.26%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.26%) SharePoint Specialist
9 6 (3.26%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (2.72%) Desktop Support
10 5 (2.72%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.72%) AngularJS
1 5 (2.72%) HTML
1 5 (2.72%) HTML5
1 5 (2.72%) jQuery
1 5 (2.72%) JSON
1 5 (2.72%) Natural Language Processing
1 5 (2.72%) Node.js
1 5 (2.72%) React
1 5 (2.72%) RESTful
1 5 (2.72%) SAML
1 5 (2.72%) SignalR
1 5 (2.72%) SOAP
1 5 (2.72%) WebSockets
1 5 (2.72%) XML
2 4 (2.17%) LDAP
3 2 (1.09%) ADSI
3 2 (1.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.24%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.98%) PKI
3 9 (4.89%) Fat Client
3 9 (4.89%) Thin Client
4 8 (4.35%) Clustering
5 7 (3.80%) User Experience
6 6 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.09%) Handset
10 2 (1.09%) iPhone
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (1.09%) PMI
11 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 91 (49.46%) Windows
2 51 (27.72%) Windows Server
3 40 (21.74%) Windows 10
4 20 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.15%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.35%) Linux
7 8 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.72%) CentOS
8 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.72%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.63%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.63%) Unix
9 3 (1.63%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.09%) Android
11 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.09%) ITIL
2 44 (23.91%) Migration
3 26 (14.13%) Change Management
4 19 (10.33%) Mentoring
4 19 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (9.24%) Presales
5 17 (9.24%) Service Management
6 15 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 13 (7.07%) Project Management
8 12 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.98%) ITSM
10 9 (4.89%) Application Packaging
10 9 (4.89%) Data Loss Prevention
10 9 (4.89%) High Availability
10 9 (4.89%) ITIL V3
11 7 (3.80%) Load Balancing
12 6 (3.26%) CRM
12 6 (3.26%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (36.41%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.61%) SQL
3 5 (2.72%) Bash Shell
3 5 (2.72%) Java
3 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.72%) Python
3 5 (2.72%) R
4 3 (1.63%) VB
5 1 (0.54%) C
5 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.30%) DV Cleared
3 26 (14.13%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.89%) CCNA
6 9 (4.89%) MCSE
7 8 (4.35%) CCA
7 8 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (3.80%) CCNP
9 4 (2.17%) CCDA
9 4 (2.17%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.63%) CCIE
10 3 (1.63%) CCVP
11 2 (1.09%) MCP
11 2 (1.09%) PMP
12 1 (0.54%) CCDP
12 1 (0.54%) CCSA
12 1 (0.54%) MCSA
12 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (1.63%) PMO
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 86 (46.74%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.41%) Hyper-V
2 21 (11.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.78%) XenApp
4 16 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (8.70%) XenDesktop
5 12 (6.52%) XenServer
6 8 (4.35%) DFS Replication
7 7 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.09%) Xen
9 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (13.59%) SCCM
2 18 (9.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (3.26%) SCOM
4 4 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (2.17%) OVSD
4 4 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.09%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.54%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.54%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.54%) WMI
6 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (55.98%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.65%) Citrix
3 35 (19.02%) VMware
4 20 (10.87%) Cisco
5 9 (4.89%) HP
5 9 (4.89%) ServiceNow
6 8 (4.35%) Juniper
7 7 (3.80%) Avaya
7 7 (3.80%) Dell
7 7 (3.80%) F5
8 5 (2.72%) Apple
8 5 (2.72%) NetApp
8 5 (2.72%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.17%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.17%) Sonus
10 3 (1.63%) Lumension
10 3 (1.63%) Okta
10 3 (1.63%) Riverbed
10 3 (1.63%) Symantec