The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 25 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 0.78% 0.73% 2.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.35% 5.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £163 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -59.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £361 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.26% +16.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.38 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +21.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Application Platforms Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
23 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 17.83% 14.60% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 26
Median daily rate £538 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £640 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the Canary Wharf region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Skype for Business
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Polycom
3 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (20.00%) Migration

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (60.00%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Business Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Polycom
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco