Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 203 215
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -45
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 185 177 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.08% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.50% 6.25% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 119 95
South East median daily rate £375 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.98% +8.67% +14.50%
10th Percentile £265 £300 £190
90th Percentile £506 £538 £500
England median daily rate £375 £378 £363
% change year-on-year -0.66% +4.14% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 11
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -39.73% +28.21%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.34 £13.93 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.47% -10.53% +11.27%

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 2,848 2,832 3,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.22% 17.29% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,758 1,686 2,044
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 90 128
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.49 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.50% -16.02% +4.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.20 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.38 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £21.41 £20.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.62% +2.34% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +22 89 £365 -18.89% 14
Hampshire -34 54 £385 -3.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +27 37 £400 -11.11% 7
Berkshire -6 35 £356 -5.00% 7
Oxfordshire +21 17 £330 -32.31%
Surrey -33 17 £390 -25.71% 3
West Sussex +2 8 £313 +23.76% 2
Kent +11 7 £250 -52.38% 1
East Sussex - 3 £325 -
Middlesex +9 1 £708 +88.67%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 147 (79.46%) Skype
2 109 (58.92%) Microsoft
3 103 (55.68%) Office 365
4 85 (45.95%) Windows
5 83 (44.86%) Active Directory
6 66 (35.68%) PowerShell
7 63 (34.05%) MS Exchange
8 55 (29.73%) Windows Server
9 53 (28.65%) SharePoint
10 52 (28.11%) Citrix
11 48 (25.95%) ITIL
12 47 (25.41%) Migration
13 45 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
14 42 (22.70%) Security Cleared
15 41 (22.16%) VMware
16 37 (20.00%) SCCM
17 36 (19.46%) DNS
18 34 (18.38%) Exchange Server 2010
18 34 (18.38%) Windows 10
19 30 (16.22%) DV Cleared
20 29 (15.68%) Microsoft Office
20 29 (15.68%) Firewall
21 27 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
22 26 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (14.05%) XenApp
23 25 (13.51%) Hyper-V
23 25 (13.51%) XenDesktop
23 25 (13.51%) Change Management
23 25 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
24 23 (12.43%) SC Cleared

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 63 (34.05%) MS Exchange
2 53 (28.65%) SharePoint
3 34 (18.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (12.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (4.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (3.24%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (15.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (55.68%) Office 365
2 45 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (11.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 21 (11.35%) OneDrive
3 21 (11.35%) Yammer
4 9 (4.86%) IaaS
4 9 (4.86%) PaaS
5 4 (2.16%) SaaS
6 3 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.62%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 147 (79.46%) Skype
2 36 (19.46%) DNS
3 29 (15.68%) Firewall
4 22 (11.89%) DHCP
5 20 (10.81%) NetScaler
6 15 (8.11%) Unified Communications
7 14 (7.57%) VLAN
8 13 (7.03%) SAN
9 11 (5.95%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (5.95%) iSCSI
10 8 (4.32%) Internet
10 8 (4.32%) PBX
10 8 (4.32%) VPN
11 7 (3.78%) Wireless
12 6 (3.24%) LAN
12 6 (3.24%) MPLS
12 6 (3.24%) SMTP
12 6 (3.24%) WAN
13 5 (2.70%) VoIP
14 4 (2.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.78%) Power BI
3 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.16%) Finance
3 2 (1.08%) Back Office
3 2 (1.08%) Publishing
4 1 (0.54%) Billing
4 1 (0.54%) Legal
4 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (11.35%) Analyst
2 19 (10.27%) Consultant
2 19 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.19%) Support Engineer
4 12 (6.49%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.95%) Desktop Support
6 9 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) Lync Engineer
6 9 (4.86%) Technical Writer
7 8 (4.32%) Architect
7 8 (4.32%) Exchange Engineer
7 8 (4.32%) IT Engineer
8 7 (3.78%) Office 365 Engineer
8 7 (3.78%) Office 365 Manager
8 7 (3.78%) SharePoint Analyst
9 6 (3.24%) Designer
9 6 (3.24%) IT Analyst
9 6 (3.24%) Messaging Consultant
9 6 (3.24%) SharePoint Specialist
9 6 (3.24%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.16%) LDAP
2 2 (1.08%) .NET
2 2 (1.08%) ADSI
2 2 (1.08%) XMPP
3 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.73%) Fat Client
1 18 (9.73%) Thin Client
2 16 (8.65%) PKI
3 13 (7.03%) Clustering
4 12 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.32%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.78%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.24%) User Experience
7 6 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.70%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.62%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.08%) iPhone
10 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.08%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 85 (45.95%) Windows
2 55 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 34 (18.38%) Windows 10
4 27 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (10.27%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.16%) Android
8 4 (2.16%) Linux
9 3 (1.62%) Unix
10 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.95%) ITIL
2 47 (25.41%) Migration
3 25 (13.51%) Change Management
4 21 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (9.19%) Mentoring
7 16 (8.65%) Presales
8 14 (7.57%) Application Packaging
9 13 (7.03%) High Availability
9 13 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (5.41%) ITSM
10 10 (5.41%) Service Management
11 9 (4.86%) Data Loss Prevention
11 9 (4.86%) Project Management
12 8 (4.32%) ITIL V3
13 7 (3.78%) CRM
13 7 (3.78%) TOGAF
14 6 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 66 (35.68%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (22.70%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.22%) DV Cleared
3 23 (12.43%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.57%) CCA
4 14 (7.57%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.86%) MCSE
7 6 (3.24%) CCNA
7 6 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.16%) Degree
9 3 (1.62%) CCDA
9 3 (1.62%) CCNP
9 3 (1.62%) CCVP
9 3 (1.62%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.62%) PMP
10 2 (1.08%) CCIE
10 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.08%) MCP
11 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (44.86%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (14.05%) XenApp
3 25 (13.51%) Hyper-V
3 25 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
3 25 (13.51%) XenDesktop
4 19 (10.27%) XenServer
5 14 (7.57%) DFS Replication
6 11 (5.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.08%) Xen
9 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (20.00%) SCCM
2 19 (10.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (5.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (3.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (2.70%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (2.70%) SCOM
6 4 (2.16%) OVSD
6 4 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.08%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.08%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.54%) MaaS360
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.54%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 109 (58.92%) Microsoft
2 52 (28.11%) Citrix
3 41 (22.16%) VMware
4 14 (7.57%) Cisco
5 12 (6.49%) Dell
6 8 (4.32%) Avaya
6 8 (4.32%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.70%) Apple
7 5 (2.70%) HP
7 5 (2.70%) Juniper
7 5 (2.70%) NetApp
8 4 (2.16%) Remedy
8 4 (2.16%) Sonus
8 4 (2.16%) Wyse
9 3 (1.62%) Acme Packet
9 3 (1.62%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.62%) Lumension
9 3 (1.62%) Mitel
9 3 (1.62%) Nortel
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle