Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 213 198
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15 +59
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 194 178 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 1.07% 1.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.79% 6.06% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 97 98
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.07% +1.07%
10th Percentile £305 £231 £258
90th Percentile £533 £550 £488
England median daily rate £400 £362 £369
% change year-on-year +10.50% -1.83% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 12
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £16.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -11.02% -5.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.56 £11.33
90th Percentile £15.92 £60.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year -17.65% +4.36% -6.91%

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 2,858 2,939 2,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.85% 17.72% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,667 1,735 1,553
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £239
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 102 100
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £19.34 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -8.58% -5.98%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.18 £48.75 £55.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -

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 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Thames Valley +50 106 £400 -11.11% 6
Berkshire +33 56 £413 -17.50% 3
Hampshire -61 48 £385 -3.75% 3
Buckinghamshire +28 45 £400 -0.19% 2
Surrey -6 24 £445 +18.67% 8
West Sussex -2 9 £175 - 1
Oxfordshire +32 6 £475 +2.70% 1
East Sussex -6 4 £425 +5.26%
Middlesex - 1 £708 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 147 (75.77%) Skype
2 116 (59.79%) Microsoft
3 113 (58.25%) Windows
4 99 (51.03%) Active Directory
5 95 (48.97%) Office 365
6 70 (36.08%) PowerShell
7 66 (34.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 64 (32.99%) MS Exchange
9 58 (29.90%) SharePoint
9 58 (29.90%) ITIL
9 58 (29.90%) Windows 10
10 54 (27.84%) Migration
11 53 (27.32%) Windows Server
12 50 (25.77%) Security Cleared
13 43 (22.16%) Citrix
14 41 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
15 39 (20.10%) DNS
16 35 (18.04%) Firewall
17 34 (17.53%) Microsoft Office
18 33 (17.01%) VMware
19 31 (15.98%) DV Cleared
20 30 (15.46%) Microsoft Intune
20 30 (15.46%) OneDrive
21 29 (14.95%) Azure Active Directory
21 29 (14.95%) Change Management
22 28 (14.43%) SCCM
23 27 (13.92%) Service Management
24 24 (12.37%) LAN
24 24 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2007
24 24 (12.37%) 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 64 (32.99%) MS Exchange
2 58 (29.90%) SharePoint
3 41 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (10.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (7.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (7.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (2.06%) IIS
8 4 (2.06%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.52%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (17.53%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.64%) Chatbot
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 95 (48.97%) Office 365
2 66 (34.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (15.46%) OneDrive
4 29 (14.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (8.25%) Yammer
6 14 (7.22%) IaaS
7 11 (5.67%) PaaS
8 9 (4.64%) Apigee
9 7 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (75.77%) Skype
2 39 (20.10%) DNS
3 35 (18.04%) Firewall
4 24 (12.37%) LAN
5 22 (11.34%) DHCP
6 19 (9.79%) SAN
6 19 (9.79%) WAN
7 16 (8.25%) NetScaler
7 16 (8.25%) Unified Communications
7 16 (8.25%) VPN
8 15 (7.73%) Wireless
9 13 (6.70%) iSCSI
9 13 (6.70%) MPLS
10 12 (6.19%) VLAN
11 11 (5.67%) VoIP
12 10 (5.15%) SSL
13 9 (4.64%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (4.64%) Internet
14 8 (4.12%) SMTP
14 8 (4.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.19%) Power BI
2 10 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) JIRA
1 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 7 (3.61%) Finance
2 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.03%) French Language
3 2 (1.03%) Publishing
4 1 (0.52%) Back Office
4 1 (0.52%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Games
4 1 (0.52%) German Language
4 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.52%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.52%) Local Government
4 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (12.37%) Analyst
2 18 (9.28%) Consultant
3 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.73%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.70%) Architect
5 13 (6.70%) Office 365 Engineer
5 13 (6.70%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.15%) IT Support
6 10 (5.15%) SharePoint Analyst
7 9 (4.64%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (4.64%) Developer
7 9 (4.64%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) Service Desk Support
9 7 (3.61%) HTML Developer
9 7 (3.61%) SQL Developer
9 7 (3.61%) Technical Manager
9 7 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.64%) AngularJS
1 9 (4.64%) HTML
1 9 (4.64%) HTML5
1 9 (4.64%) jQuery
1 9 (4.64%) JSON
1 9 (4.64%) Natural Language Processing
1 9 (4.64%) Node.js
1 9 (4.64%) React
1 9 (4.64%) RESTful
1 9 (4.64%) SignalR
1 9 (4.64%) SOAP
1 9 (4.64%) WebSockets
1 9 (4.64%) XML
2 5 (2.58%) SAML
3 4 (2.06%) SailPoint
3 4 (2.06%) WAP
4 3 (1.55%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.55%) LDAP
5 2 (1.03%) ADSI
6 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.82%) Mobile App
1 21 (10.82%) PKI
2 19 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.19%) Fat Client
3 12 (6.19%) Thin Client
4 11 (5.67%) Clustering
5 7 (3.61%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.09%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.55%) iPhone
8 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.55%) PMI
9 2 (1.03%) Handset
9 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (1.03%) User Experience
10 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 113 (58.25%) Windows
2 58 (29.90%) Windows 10
3 53 (27.32%) Windows Server
4 21 (10.82%) Windows 7
5 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.15%) Linux
6 10 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.64%) CentOS
7 9 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.12%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.55%) VMS
11 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.52%) Android
12 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.90%) ITIL
2 54 (27.84%) Migration
3 29 (14.95%) Change Management
4 27 (13.92%) Service Management
5 23 (11.86%) Mentoring
6 22 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (10.82%) Presales
8 17 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (7.73%) Application Packaging
11 13 (6.70%) Project Management
12 12 (6.19%) High Availability
13 11 (5.67%) Break/Fix
13 11 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (5.15%) ITSM
15 9 (4.64%) Artificial Intelligence
15 9 (4.64%) Conversational UI
15 9 (4.64%) Data Analytics
15 9 (4.64%) Sentiment Analysis
15 9 (4.64%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 70 (36.08%) PowerShell
2 15 (7.73%) SQL
3 9 (4.64%) Bash Shell
3 9 (4.64%) Java
3 9 (4.64%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.64%) Python
3 9 (4.64%) R
4 3 (1.55%) VB
5 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (25.77%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.98%) DV Cleared
3 24 (12.37%) SC Cleared
4 17 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.67%) CCA
5 11 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.67%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (5.67%) MCSE
6 9 (4.64%) CCNA
6 9 (4.64%) CCNP
7 4 (2.06%) CCIE
7 4 (2.06%) Degree
7 4 (2.06%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.55%) CCDA
9 2 (1.03%) CCDP
9 2 (1.03%) CCSA
9 2 (1.03%) CCSE
9 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.03%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.03%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) PMO
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 99 (51.03%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.82%) XenApp
3 20 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.31%) XenDesktop
4 18 (9.28%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (7.22%) XenServer
7 12 (6.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (5.15%) DFS Replication
9 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.06%) vSphere
10 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.55%) Xen
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 30 (15.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 28 (14.43%) SCCM
3 9 (4.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (3.09%) SCOM
5 5 (2.58%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.06%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (2.06%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.55%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.52%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.52%) Nagios
9 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 116 (59.79%) Microsoft
2 43 (22.16%) Citrix
3 33 (17.01%) VMware
4 21 (10.82%) ServiceNow
5 18 (9.28%) Cisco
6 14 (7.22%) Dell
7 9 (4.64%) F5
7 9 (4.64%) Juniper
7 9 (4.64%) Palo Alto
8 8 (4.12%) Apple
8 8 (4.12%) Avaya
9 7 (3.61%) Oracle
10 6 (3.09%) Sonus
11 5 (2.58%) Remedy
12 4 (2.06%) Acme Packet
12 4 (2.06%) CommVault
12 4 (2.06%) EMC
12 4 (2.06%) HP
12 4 (2.06%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.55%) 3PAR