Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 221 215
Rank change year-on-year +30 -6 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 186 173 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 1.03% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.05% 6.17% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 109 108
South East median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.19% -9.25% -
10th Percentile £284 £256 £300
90th Percentile £525 £506 £538
England median daily rate £414 £375 £391
% change year-on-year +10.27% -3.97% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 4
South East median hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +33.33% -27.46%
10th Percentile £12.88 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £20.27 £13.93
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.45 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.92% +14.38% -32.00%

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 2,310 2,805 2,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.65% 16.68% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,704 1,591
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £258 £280 £251
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 83 93
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £22.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.90% +26.83% -9.96%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -2.38% +1.20% +3.75%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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
Hampshire +16 67 £381 +0.99% 12
Thames Valley -14 44 £460 +26.90% 12
Surrey +59 42 £425 +13.33% 9
Berkshire -3 28 £460 +26.90% 6
West Sussex +21 14 £306 -26.20% 1
Oxfordshire +19 12 £475 +43.94% 3
Kent +1 11 £400 +60.00% 4
Middlesex +18 5 £610 -13.78%
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £478 +31.72% 3
Home Counties - 1 £300 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 171 (91.94%) Skype
2 123 (66.13%) Microsoft
3 118 (63.44%) Office 365
4 109 (58.60%) Active Directory
5 107 (57.53%) Windows
6 70 (37.63%) SharePoint
7 63 (33.87%) Windows 10
8 62 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 59 (31.72%) VMware
10 57 (30.65%) Windows Server
11 53 (28.49%) PowerShell
12 50 (26.88%) SCCM
12 50 (26.88%) Citrix
13 43 (23.12%) Microsoft Intune
14 40 (21.51%) MS Exchange
14 40 (21.51%) Migration
15 39 (20.97%) ITIL
16 38 (20.43%) DNS
16 38 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 37 (19.89%) Hyper-V
18 36 (19.35%) Cisco
18 36 (19.35%) Firewall
19 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
20 34 (18.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 31 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
22 27 (14.52%) XenApp
22 27 (14.52%) DHCP
23 26 (13.98%) XenDesktop
23 26 (13.98%) Degree
24 24 (12.90%) Unified Communications

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 70 (37.63%) SharePoint
2 40 (21.51%) MS Exchange
3 22 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.69%) IIS
5 5 (2.69%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 118 (63.44%) Office 365
2 62 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (11.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (9.14%) Yammer
5 15 (8.06%) Power Platform
6 12 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (6.45%) IaaS
7 11 (5.91%) OneDrive
8 10 (5.38%) Azure Stack
9 8 (4.30%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (3.76%) PaaS
11 4 (2.15%) SaaS
12 2 (1.08%) PowerApps
13 1 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 171 (91.94%) Skype
2 38 (20.43%) DNS
3 36 (19.35%) Firewall
4 27 (14.52%) DHCP
5 24 (12.90%) Unified Communications
6 22 (11.83%) WAN
7 21 (11.29%) VLAN
8 19 (10.22%) LAN
9 17 (9.14%) SAN
10 14 (7.53%) NetScaler
11 11 (5.91%) VPN
12 9 (4.84%) Internet
12 9 (4.84%) VoIP
12 9 (4.84%) Wireless
13 6 (3.23%) Network Security
13 6 (3.23%) SMTP
13 6 (3.23%) TCP/IP
14 5 (2.69%) PBX
14 5 (2.69%) WLAN
15 4 (2.15%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.69%) Power BI
3 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (10.75%) Finance
2 13 (6.99%) Legal
3 7 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.61%) Back Office
4 3 (1.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Electronics
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Local Government
6 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (15.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (13.44%) Architect
3 23 (12.37%) Consultant
4 19 (10.22%) Office 365 Architect
4 19 (10.22%) Support Engineer
5 14 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (6.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (6.45%) Lead Architect
7 12 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
8 11 (5.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) IT Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) IT Support
11 6 (3.23%) Active Directory Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) Active Directory Support
11 6 (3.23%) Exchange Consultant
11 6 (3.23%) Office 365 Consultant
11 6 (3.23%) Principal Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) LDAP
2 2 (1.08%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.60%) Public Cloud
3 14 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.53%) Fat Client
3 14 (7.53%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.84%) Virtual Team
5 8 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.30%) Mobile Computing
6 7 (3.76%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.76%) PKI
7 5 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.15%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.61%) Clustering
10 2 (1.08%) iPad
10 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) User Experience
11 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.54%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 107 (57.53%) Windows
2 63 (33.87%) Windows 10
3 57 (30.65%) Windows Server
4 31 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (5.91%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.61%) Android
9 2 (1.08%) Linux
10 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.51%) Migration
2 39 (20.97%) ITIL
3 34 (18.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (11.29%) Computer Science
5 20 (10.75%) Mentoring
6 18 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (9.68%) Data Protection
7 17 (9.14%) Service Management
8 16 (8.60%) Service Delivery
9 14 (7.53%) Configuration Management
9 14 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (6.45%) Application Packaging
10 12 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (6.45%) Project Management
10 12 (6.45%) Service Delivery Management
10 12 (6.45%) Supplier Management
11 11 (5.91%) Change Management
11 11 (5.91%) Presales
12 10 (5.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.49%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.60%) SQL
3 2 (1.08%) VBScript
4 1 (0.54%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (13.98%) Degree
2 20 (10.75%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.06%) CCA
3 15 (8.06%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.99%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.91%) CCNA
7 9 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (3.76%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.76%) MCSE
9 6 (3.23%) CCNP
10 2 (1.08%) MCITP
10 2 (1.08%) MCP
10 2 (1.08%) MCTS
10 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.54%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.54%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.99%) QA
2 6 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (58.60%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (19.89%) Hyper-V
4 27 (14.52%) XenApp
5 26 (13.98%) XenDesktop
6 18 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (6.45%) DFS Replication
7 12 (6.45%) vSphere
8 6 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.61%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.61%) Xen
12 2 (1.08%) Terminal Server
12 2 (1.08%) vCloud
12 2 (1.08%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (26.88%) SCCM
2 43 (23.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (4.84%) AirWatch
4 8 (4.30%) SCOM
5 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (3.23%) WSUS
6 5 (2.69%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.61%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 123 (66.13%) Microsoft
2 59 (31.72%) VMware
3 50 (26.88%) Citrix
4 36 (19.35%) Cisco
5 13 (6.99%) HP
6 12 (6.45%) Meraki
6 12 (6.45%) Proofpoint
7 10 (5.38%) Dell
8 8 (4.30%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.23%) Barracuda Networks
9 6 (3.23%) F5
9 6 (3.23%) Fortinet
9 6 (3.23%) Ivanti
9 6 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 6 (3.23%) Polycom
9 6 (3.23%) Zscaler
10 5 (2.69%) Apple
10 5 (2.69%) Oracle
10 5 (2.69%) RightFax
11 4 (2.15%) 3PAR