Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 216 238
Rank change year-on-year -10 +22 -64
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 170 154 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 0.96% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.07% 5.75% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 102 105
South East median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £299 £214
90th Percentile £500 £538 £508
England median daily rate £363 £400 £397
% change year-on-year -9.38% +0.82% +13.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 6
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £13.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.30% - -17.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.30 £14.00 £40.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £23.25
% change year-on-year +15.94% -25.81% +32.90%

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 2,801 2,677 3,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.39% 16.70% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,714 1,547 2,200
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 90 112
South East median hourly rate £22.10 £17.25 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.10% -11.24% +5.05%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.13 £50.05 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.22 £19.72
% change year-on-year -1.08% +2.54% +3.78%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +1 79 £363 -3.33% 10
Hampshire -15 50 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire +18 32 £363 -27.50% 1
Berkshire -10 28 £363 +13.28% 6
Oxfordshire +16 19 £330 -30.53% 3
Surrey -38 13 £400 -23.81% 4
West Sussex +5 12 £415 +76.60%
Kent +9 6 £250 -52.38% 1
East Sussex - 5 £325 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 128 (75.29%) Skype
2 95 (55.88%) Office 365
3 80 (47.06%) Windows
3 80 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 71 (41.76%) Active Directory
5 62 (36.47%) PowerShell
6 52 (30.59%) MS Exchange
7 51 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 45 (26.47%) ITIL
9 42 (24.71%) Citrix
9 42 (24.71%) Migration
9 42 (24.71%) Windows Server
10 40 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (22.35%) Security Cleared
12 36 (21.18%) VMware
13 35 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 33 (19.41%) Microsoft Office
15 32 (18.82%) Windows 10
16 29 (17.06%) DNS
17 28 (16.47%) SCCM
17 28 (16.47%) Windows 7
18 27 (15.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (15.29%) SC Cleared
19 26 (15.29%) Hyper-V
20 24 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
21 23 (13.53%) DV Cleared
22 22 (12.94%) XenApp
22 22 (12.94%) Change Management
22 22 (12.94%) Firewall
23 21 (12.35%) Problem-Solving

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 52 (30.59%) MS Exchange
2 51 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 35 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (11.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (9.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.53%) IIS
8 2 (1.18%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (19.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 95 (55.88%) Office 365
2 40 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.18%) Yammer
4 16 (9.41%) OneDrive
5 14 (8.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.71%) IaaS
6 8 (4.71%) PaaS
7 4 (2.35%) SaaS
8 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 128 (75.29%) Skype
2 29 (17.06%) DNS
3 22 (12.94%) Firewall
4 17 (10.00%) NetScaler
5 15 (8.82%) DHCP
6 14 (8.24%) Unified Communications
7 10 (5.88%) SAN
7 10 (5.88%) VLAN
8 9 (5.29%) VPN
8 9 (5.29%) WAN
9 8 (4.71%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (4.71%) iSCSI
10 7 (4.12%) Internet
10 7 (4.12%) PBX
10 7 (4.12%) Wireless
11 6 (3.53%) SMTP
12 5 (2.94%) LAN
13 4 (2.35%) MPLS
13 4 (2.35%) SSL
13 4 (2.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (3.53%) Finance
2 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (0.59%) Billing
4 1 (0.59%) Legal
4 1 (0.59%) Publishing
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (14.71%) Analyst
2 21 (12.35%) Consultant
3 16 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (8.24%) Project Manager
5 13 (7.65%) Desktop Support
6 12 (7.06%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.29%) Office 365 Manager
7 9 (5.29%) SharePoint Analyst
7 9 (5.29%) Technical Writer
8 8 (4.71%) Architect
8 8 (4.71%) IT Analyst
8 8 (4.71%) IT Engineer
8 8 (4.71%) Messaging Consultant
9 7 (4.12%) IT Support
9 7 (4.12%) Office 365 Project Manager
10 6 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.53%) Designer
10 6 (3.53%) Exchange Engineer
10 6 (3.53%) Solutions Designer
10 6 (3.53%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) .NET
1 2 (1.18%) LDAP
1 2 (1.18%) XMPP
2 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Fat Client
1 14 (8.24%) Thin Client
2 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.29%) PKI
4 8 (4.71%) Clustering
5 7 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.94%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.94%) User Experience
7 4 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.76%) iPad
8 3 (1.76%) iPhone
9 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.59%) Handset
10 1 (0.59%) IVR
10 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (47.06%) Windows
2 42 (24.71%) Windows Server
3 32 (18.82%) Windows 10
4 28 (16.47%) Windows 7
5 27 (15.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.29%) Linux
7 8 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.12%) Unix
8 7 (4.12%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.53%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.35%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.18%) Android
13 1 (0.59%) OS/2
13 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.47%) ITIL
2 42 (24.71%) Migration
3 22 (12.94%) Change Management
4 21 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (6.47%) Presales
7 10 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 10 (5.88%) Service Management
8 9 (5.29%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (5.29%) ITIL V3
8 9 (5.29%) ITSM
9 8 (4.71%) Application Packaging
9 8 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.71%) High Availability
9 8 (4.71%) Project Management
9 8 (4.71%) TOGAF
10 7 (4.12%) CRM
11 6 (3.53%) PRINCE2
12 5 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (36.47%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.47%) SQL
3 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 23 (13.53%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.88%) CCA
4 10 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.94%) CCNA
7 5 (2.94%) MCSE
8 4 (2.35%) Degree
8 4 (2.35%) MCP
9 3 (1.76%) CCDA
9 3 (1.76%) CCVP
9 3 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.76%) PMP
10 2 (1.18%) CCNP
10 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.59%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (41.76%) Active Directory
2 26 (15.29%) Hyper-V
3 24 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (12.94%) XenApp
5 20 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (11.76%) XenDesktop
6 16 (9.41%) XenServer
7 10 (5.88%) DFS Replication
8 8 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.76%) vSphere
11 2 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.18%) Xen
12 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (16.47%) SCCM
2 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (3.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (2.94%) SCOM
5 5 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.35%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.35%) OVSD
7 3 (1.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.18%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.59%) MaaS360
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.59%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.59%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 42 (24.71%) Citrix
3 36 (21.18%) VMware
4 20 (11.76%) Cisco
5 9 (5.29%) Dell
6 7 (4.12%) Avaya
6 7 (4.12%) HP
6 7 (4.12%) ServiceNow
6 7 (4.12%) Symantec
7 6 (3.53%) NetApp
8 5 (2.94%) Juniper
9 4 (2.35%) Apple
9 4 (2.35%) Wyse
10 3 (1.76%) BMC
10 3 (1.76%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.76%) Lumension
10 3 (1.76%) Nortel
10 3 (1.76%) Remedy
10 3 (1.76%) Xerox
11 2 (1.18%) Sonus