The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
London / City of London
Rank 140 136 156
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 14 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.49% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.53% 3.26% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 25
Median daily rate £400 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £197 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-36.47% +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 City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
553 460 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.78% 14.97% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 335 626
Median daily rate £450 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 17
Median hourly rate £16.15 £19.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.17% +34.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London 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 the City of London

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the City of London region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 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 City of London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 27 (60.00%) Skype
3 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 19 (42.22%) Office 365
5 17 (37.78%) Windows
6 16 (35.56%) Finance
7 15 (33.33%) Cisco
8 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
9 12 (26.67%) Unified Communications
10 10 (22.22%) SharePoint
11 9 (20.00%) ITIL
11 9 (20.00%) Banking
12 8 (17.78%) Citrix
12 8 (17.78%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
13 7 (15.56%) ISDN
13 7 (15.56%) Migration
14 6 (13.33%) SCCM
14 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
14 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
14 6 (13.33%) Polycom
14 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (13.33%) Sonus
14 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
15 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (11.11%) Virtual Team
15 5 (11.11%) Symantec

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.44%) CMS
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.44%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (42.22%) Office 365
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.89%) OneDrive
4 3 (6.67%) Yammer
5 2 (4.44%) IaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (60.00%) Skype
2 12 (26.67%) Unified Communications
3 7 (15.56%) ISDN
4 5 (11.11%) DNS
5 4 (8.89%) Firewall
5 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
5 4 (8.89%) SAN
6 3 (6.67%) DHCP
6 3 (6.67%) PSTN
6 3 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (4.44%) DMVPN
7 2 (4.44%) PBX
7 2 (4.44%) SSL
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.22%) FTP
8 1 (2.22%) Internet
8 1 (2.22%) MPLS
8 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.44%) Law
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (2.22%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) IT Support
5 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Telephony Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Transition Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) OAuth
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.67%) Equities
3 3 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.44%) BYOD
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (37.78%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.44%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
4 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (6.67%) Time Management
5 3 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) Change Management
6 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) Information Assurance
6 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.22%) C
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.67%) MCSE
3 2 (4.44%) MCITP
3 2 (4.44%) MCTS
3 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.44%) PMP
4 1 (2.22%) CCIE
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (6.67%) XenApp
5 2 (4.44%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) SCOM
2 5 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (8.89%) SCVMM
4 3 (6.67%) SCSM
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.22%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco
3 8 (17.78%) Citrix
4 6 (13.33%) Polycom
4 6 (13.33%) Sonus
5 5 (11.11%) Symantec
6 4 (8.89%) Avaya
6 4 (8.89%) VMware
7 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.44%) Dell
7 2 (4.44%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (4.44%) NetApp
7 2 (4.44%) Remedy
7 2 (4.44%) Wyse
8 1 (2.22%) Apple
8 1 (2.22%) arcserve
8 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.22%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.22%) Reuters
8 1 (2.22%) Verint
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