Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 195 261
Rank change year-on-year -22 +66 -80
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 163 165 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 1.06% 0.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.91% 6.56% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 96 92
South East median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £153 £290 £269
90th Percentile £523 £506 £483
England median daily rate £361 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.77% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 4
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £12.00 £11.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.58% +0.17% -31.54%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.09
90th Percentile £43.88 £13.83 £20.45
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.59% -18.89% +28.57%

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 2,758 2,514 3,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.42% 16.17% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,607 1,422 2,029
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £241
90th Percentile £575 £553 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 82 107
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £19.81 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +11.49% -3.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.54
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.43 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.10% +2.50% +6.95%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -2 72 £385 +2.67% 18
Hampshire -11 68 £375 +5.26% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 43 £363 -14.59% 2
Berkshire -17 21 £450 +50.00% 14
West Sussex +4 9 £420 +223.08%
Oxfordshire -9 8 £385 -12.00% 2
East Sussex - 6 £325 -
Kent +9 4 £455 +13.75% 4
Surrey -46 3 £450 +38.46% 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 111 (68.10%) Skype
2 97 (59.51%) Windows
3 83 (50.92%) Office 365
4 78 (47.85%) Microsoft
5 74 (45.40%) Active Directory
6 58 (35.58%) PowerShell
7 54 (33.13%) Citrix
8 53 (32.52%) MS Exchange
9 49 (30.06%) SharePoint
9 49 (30.06%) ITIL
10 42 (25.77%) Windows Server
11 41 (25.15%) VMware
12 40 (24.54%) Security Cleared
13 38 (23.31%) Windows 7
13 38 (23.31%) Windows 10
14 36 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
15 35 (21.47%) Microsoft Office
16 34 (20.86%) Migration
16 34 (20.86%) Exchange Server 2010
17 33 (20.25%) Change Management
18 32 (19.63%) Firewall
19 31 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
19 31 (19.02%) SC Cleared
20 27 (16.56%) Hyper-V
21 25 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
22 23 (14.11%) Cisco
23 22 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
23 22 (13.50%) TOGAF
24 21 (12.88%) Exchange Server 2007

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 53 (32.52%) MS Exchange
2 49 (30.06%) SharePoint
3 34 (20.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (12.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (9.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.23%) GroupWise
Applications
1 35 (21.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 83 (50.92%) Office 365
2 36 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.66%) IaaS
3 19 (11.66%) OneDrive
4 16 (9.82%) PaaS
5 10 (6.13%) Yammer
6 8 (4.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.91%) SaaS
7 4 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (68.10%) Skype
2 32 (19.63%) Firewall
3 20 (12.27%) NetScaler
4 12 (7.36%) WAN
5 10 (6.13%) Unified Communications
6 9 (5.52%) DNS
6 9 (5.52%) LAN
7 8 (4.91%) VPN
8 7 (4.29%) Wireless
9 6 (3.68%) SAN
9 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.07%) VLAN
10 5 (3.07%) WLAN
11 4 (2.45%) BIG-IP
11 4 (2.45%) DHCP
11 4 (2.45%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.45%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.84%) Internet
12 3 (1.84%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (1.84%) Finance
2 2 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (0.61%) Legal
3 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (18.40%) Analyst
2 21 (12.88%) Consultant
3 16 (9.82%) Architect
4 15 (9.20%) Designer
4 15 (9.20%) Solutions Designer
5 11 (6.75%) Service Analyst
5 11 (6.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) IT Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Office 365 Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.52%) SharePoint Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.91%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.91%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.91%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Communications Specialist
9 7 (4.29%) IT Support
9 7 (4.29%) Messaging Consultant
9 7 (4.29%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.91%) Smartphone
3 6 (3.68%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.07%) Clustering
4 5 (3.07%) Enterprise Cloud
4 5 (3.07%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.07%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.45%) PKI
6 3 (1.84%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.84%) iPad
6 3 (1.84%) iPhone
7 2 (1.23%) CMDB
7 2 (1.23%) User Experience
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) Handset
8 1 (0.61%) IVR
8 1 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 97 (59.51%) Windows
2 42 (25.77%) Windows Server
3 38 (23.31%) Windows 10
3 38 (23.31%) Windows 7
4 31 (19.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (8.59%) Linux
7 7 (4.29%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.07%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.45%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.45%) Unix
11 3 (1.84%) Android
11 3 (1.84%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.61%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.06%) ITIL
2 34 (20.86%) Migration
3 33 (20.25%) Change Management
4 23 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (13.50%) TOGAF
6 16 (9.82%) ITIL V3
7 12 (7.36%) ITSM
7 12 (7.36%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 11 (6.75%) Mentoring
8 11 (6.75%) Service Management
9 10 (6.13%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (5.52%) Presales
10 9 (5.52%) Project Management
11 8 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.91%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (4.29%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (4.29%) PRINCE2
12 7 (4.29%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.68%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 58 (35.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.07%) SQL
3 2 (1.23%) Java
3 2 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (24.54%) Security Cleared
2 31 (19.02%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.27%) DV Cleared
3 20 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.75%) MCSE
5 9 (5.52%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (5.52%) MCP
6 8 (4.91%) CCA
7 7 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.07%) CCNP
9 4 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.84%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.84%) CCNA
10 3 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.23%) CCDP
11 2 (1.23%) CCIE
11 2 (1.23%) CISSP
11 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (45.40%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.56%) Hyper-V
3 22 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (12.88%) XenServer
5 19 (11.66%) XenDesktop
6 15 (9.20%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (7.98%) XenApp
8 8 (4.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (4.29%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (3.07%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.84%) vSphere
12 2 (1.23%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (12.27%) SCCM
2 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (2.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.84%) SCOM
5 3 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.23%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.23%) MaaS360
6 2 (1.23%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) OVSD
7 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (47.85%) Microsoft
2 54 (33.13%) Citrix
3 41 (25.15%) VMware
4 23 (14.11%) Cisco
5 18 (11.04%) ServiceNow
6 14 (8.59%) Symantec
7 11 (6.75%) HP
8 9 (5.52%) NetApp
9 7 (4.29%) Dell
10 6 (3.68%) Apple
11 5 (3.07%) Avaya
11 5 (3.07%) F5
11 5 (3.07%) Juniper
11 5 (3.07%) Oracle
11 5 (3.07%) Polycom
12 4 (2.45%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.84%) Acme Packet
13 3 (1.84%) BMC
13 3 (1.84%) Remedy
13 3 (1.84%) Sonus