Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 184 251
Rank change year-on-year -26 +67 -108
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 178 179 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 1.18% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.09% 6.85% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 98 95
South East median daily rate £400 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% +1.07% -6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £258 £233
90th Percentile £550 £488 £491
England median daily rate £363 £366 £360
% change year-on-year -1.02% +1.74% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 9
South East median hourly rate £14.75 £16.58 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.02% -5.27% -
10th Percentile £11.56 £11.33 £9.90
90th Percentile £60.00 £45.00 £172.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.29 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.36% -6.91% -2.78%

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 2,924 2,612 3,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.83% 17.27% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,728 1,544 2,040
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £250 £239 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 100 116
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £21.16 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.58% -5.98% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.42
90th Percentile £48.75 £55.65 £53.13
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Hampshire +29 88 £400 +6.67% 8
Thames Valley -34 65 £450 +32.35% 6
Buckinghamshire -12 38 £401 +23.31%
Berkshire -39 23 £500 +38.89% 5
Surrey -36 15 £375 +15.38% 2
Kent -10 4 £455 +40.00% 4
Oxfordshire -16 4 £463 +54.17% 1
East Sussex - 3 £404 -
West Sussex -19 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 118 (66.29%) Windows
2 113 (63.48%) Microsoft
3 107 (60.11%) Skype
4 82 (46.07%) Office 365
5 77 (43.26%) Active Directory
6 68 (38.20%) Citrix
7 66 (37.08%) Windows Server
8 62 (34.83%) PowerShell
9 61 (34.27%) MS Exchange
10 60 (33.71%) VMware
11 44 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (22.47%) Hyper-V
13 39 (21.91%) Migration
14 38 (21.35%) SharePoint
14 38 (21.35%) XenServer
14 38 (21.35%) XenDesktop
14 38 (21.35%) TOGAF
15 37 (20.79%) Firewall
16 36 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2010
17 35 (19.66%) NetScaler
17 35 (19.66%) ITIL
18 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
18 31 (17.42%) Microsoft Office
18 31 (17.42%) Windows 10
19 29 (16.29%) IaaS
19 29 (16.29%) VMware ESXi
19 29 (16.29%) Windows 7
20 27 (15.17%) PaaS
21 24 (13.48%) SCCM
21 24 (13.48%) Change Management

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 61 (34.27%) MS Exchange
2 38 (21.35%) SharePoint
3 36 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.81%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (17.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 82 (46.07%) Office 365
2 29 (16.29%) IaaS
3 27 (15.17%) PaaS
4 19 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (10.67%) OneDrive
5 8 (4.49%) SaaS
6 6 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (2.81%) Yammer
8 4 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 107 (60.11%) Skype
2 37 (20.79%) Firewall
3 35 (19.66%) NetScaler
4 14 (7.87%) Unified Communications
5 11 (6.18%) LAN
6 10 (5.62%) WAN
7 7 (3.93%) Wireless
8 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.37%) WLAN
9 5 (2.81%) BIG-IP
9 5 (2.81%) VPN
10 4 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.25%) SAN
10 4 (2.25%) VoIP
11 3 (1.69%) DNS
11 3 (1.69%) Intranet
11 3 (1.69%) SMTP
12 2 (1.12%) DHCP
12 2 (1.12%) MPLS
12 2 (1.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
1 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
1 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 3 (1.69%) Finance
2 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.56%) Legal
3 1 (0.56%) Retail
3 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (19.10%) Designer
2 31 (17.42%) Solutions Designer
3 29 (16.29%) Consultant
4 23 (12.92%) Analyst
4 23 (12.92%) Architect
5 14 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (6.74%) Citrix Designer
7 11 (6.18%) Service Analyst
7 11 (6.18%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Lync Consultant
8 10 (5.62%) Messaging Consultant
8 10 (5.62%) Office 365 Engineer
9 9 (5.06%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.06%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.37%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.12%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.81%) Enterprise Cloud
2 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.25%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.69%) CESG
4 3 (1.69%) Clustering
4 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.12%) CMDB
5 2 (1.12%) NHS
5 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.12%) Social Network
5 2 (1.12%) User Experience
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.56%) IVR
6 1 (0.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 118 (66.29%) Windows
2 66 (37.08%) Windows Server
3 44 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (17.42%) Windows 10
5 29 (16.29%) Windows 7
6 21 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (8.43%) Linux
8 6 (3.37%) Mac OS
8 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.81%) Android
9 5 (2.81%) SUSE
9 5 (2.81%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.91%) Migration
2 38 (21.35%) TOGAF
3 35 (19.66%) ITIL
4 24 (13.48%) Change Management
5 11 (6.18%) Collaborative Working
5 11 (6.18%) ITIL V3
6 10 (5.62%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 10 (5.62%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.06%) Presales
7 9 (5.06%) Service Management
8 8 (4.49%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (4.49%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (4.49%) ITSM
8 8 (4.49%) Mentoring
8 8 (4.49%) Project Management
9 7 (3.93%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (3.93%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.81%) Analytics
10 5 (2.81%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 5 (2.81%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (34.83%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.37%) VBScript
3 2 (1.12%) Java
3 2 (1.12%) SQL
3 2 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.92%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.18%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.93%) MCSE
6 6 (3.37%) MCP
7 5 (2.81%) CCNP
7 5 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.69%) CCA
9 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.12%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.12%) CCDP
10 2 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.12%) CISM
10 2 (1.12%) CISSP
10 2 (1.12%) MCSM
10 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (43.26%) Active Directory
2 40 (22.47%) Hyper-V
3 38 (21.35%) XenDesktop
3 38 (21.35%) XenServer
4 29 (16.29%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (5.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (5.62%) XenApp
7 5 (2.81%) BitLocker
7 5 (2.81%) Terminal Services
7 5 (2.81%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (13.48%) SCCM
2 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.93%) SCOM
4 6 (3.37%) AirWatch
4 6 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (2.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.12%) Nagios
7 2 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.12%) WSUS
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.56%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.56%) OVSD
8 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (63.48%) Microsoft
2 68 (38.20%) Citrix
3 60 (33.71%) VMware
4 16 (8.99%) Cisco
5 14 (7.87%) Symantec
6 13 (7.30%) ServiceNow
7 12 (6.74%) HP
8 8 (4.49%) NetApp
8 8 (4.49%) Polycom
9 6 (3.37%) F5
9 6 (3.37%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.81%) Computacenter
11 4 (2.25%) Altiris
11 4 (2.25%) Juniper
11 4 (2.25%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.69%) Apple
12 3 (1.69%) Avaya
12 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.69%) Dell
12 3 (1.69%) EMC