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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 142 141 174
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +33
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 11 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.91% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.26% 5.23% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 39 26
Average daily rate £378 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £140 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
Skype for Business
London

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
487 899 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.48% 17.49% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 661 722
Average daily rate £425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £589
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.45 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £31.00 £49.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (53.13%) SharePoint
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
5 11 (34.38%) SCCM
5 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (31.25%) Skype
7 9 (28.13%) Office 365
8 8 (25.00%) Citrix
8 8 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 8 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco
8 8 (25.00%) Finance
9 7 (21.88%) VMware
9 7 (21.88%) ITIL
9 7 (21.88%) MS Office
9 7 (21.88%) SQL
9 7 (21.88%) SCOM
9 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
10 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
10 6 (18.75%) LAN
10 6 (18.75%) WAN
10 6 (18.75%) Data Management
11 5 (15.63%) Migration
11 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
11 5 (15.63%) SLA
11 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.63%) IIS
11 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (53.13%) SharePoint
2 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
3 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (15.63%) IIS
6 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.13%) CMS
7 1 (3.13%) Drupal
7 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
7 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) assyst
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.13%) Force.com
3 1 (3.13%) Google Apps
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Skype
2 6 (18.75%) LAN
2 6 (18.75%) WAN
3 4 (12.50%) DHCP
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 3 (9.38%) WebEx
5 2 (6.25%) FTP
5 2 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) 3G
6 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall
6 1 (3.13%) GoToMeeting
6 1 (3.13%) Intranet
6 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.13%) SAN
6 1 (3.13%) Telepresence
6 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (12.50%) IT Support
2 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (9.38%) Analyst
2 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Technical Leader
2 3 (9.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (6.25%) Access Developer
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Developer
3 2 (6.25%) Excel Developer
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory Migration Specialist
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) HTML5
1 1 (3.13%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) BYOD
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Handset
4 1 (3.13%) iPad
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) PMI
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.50%) Android
4 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Data Management
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.25%) Workflow
7 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Release Management
7 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) CCIE
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) BitLocker
3 3 (9.38%) ISA Server
3 3 (9.38%) Xen
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) SCCM
2 7 (21.88%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) AirWatch
3 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.25%) SCSM
3 2 (6.25%) SCVMM
3 2 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Dell
4 4 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) Polycom
4 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (9.38%) Bloomberg
5 3 (9.38%) Bomgar
5 3 (9.38%) Intel Security
5 3 (9.38%) Reuters
6 2 (6.25%) Remedy
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) Lotus
7 1 (3.13%) NetApp
7 1 (3.13%) Sage
7 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.13%) SAP
7 1 (3.13%) Siemens
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