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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
London / City of London
Rank 125 140 141
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 25 10 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.84% 0.32% 1.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.25% 2.13% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 41
Median daily rate £450 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £195 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £434 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +20.75%

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
588 469 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.84% 14.95% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 351 645
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 20
Median hourly rate £17.67 £55.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.87% +169.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £55.00 £27.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +5.55%

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 February 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 February 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 29 (59.18%) Microsoft
2 25 (51.02%) Skype
3 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 20 (40.82%) Windows
5 19 (38.78%) Cisco
6 16 (32.65%) Unified Communications
7 15 (30.61%) Office 365
8 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 14 (28.57%) Finance
9 11 (22.45%) SharePoint
9 11 (22.45%) Citrix
10 9 (18.37%) ITIL
10 9 (18.37%) SCCM
11 8 (16.33%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
12 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
13 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
13 6 (12.24%) Polycom
13 6 (12.24%) SCOM
13 6 (12.24%) XMPP
13 6 (12.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (12.24%) Symantec
13 6 (12.24%) ISDN
13 6 (12.24%) MS Office
13 6 (12.24%) Migration

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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.45%) SharePoint
3 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.08%) CMS
6 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Office
2 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.61%) Office 365
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) IaaS
3 2 (4.08%) OneDrive
3 2 (4.08%) Yammer
4 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) Skype
2 16 (32.65%) Unified Communications
3 6 (12.24%) ISDN
4 5 (10.20%) iSCSI
4 5 (10.20%) SAN
5 4 (8.16%) DNS
6 3 (6.12%) DHCP
6 3 (6.12%) Firewall
6 3 (6.12%) PSTN
7 2 (4.08%) DMVPN
7 2 (4.08%) PBX
7 2 (4.08%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (4.08%) SSL
7 2 (4.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.04%) NGN
8 1 (2.04%) PABX
8 1 (2.04%) Telepresence
8 1 (2.04%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Law
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Legal
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Private Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Architect
2 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.16%) Administrator
4 4 (8.16%) Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Lync Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) IT Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.08%) IT Support
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (10.20%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.08%) BYOD
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.08%) Equities
3 2 (4.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Handset
4 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) PMI
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.16%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.08%) Unix
7 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) Migration
3 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.16%) Network Architecture
4 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Change Management
5 3 (6.12%) Network Design
5 3 (6.12%) Time Management
5 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Change Control
6 2 (4.08%) Data Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) C
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.12%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) CCIE
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) MCITP
3 2 (4.08%) MCTS
3 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) MCP
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (8.16%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCCM
2 6 (12.24%) SCOM
2 6 (12.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (10.20%) SCVMM
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (6.12%) SCSM
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (4.08%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (2.04%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.78%) Cisco
3 11 (22.45%) Citrix
4 6 (12.24%) Polycom
4 6 (12.24%) Symantec
5 5 (10.20%) Sonus
6 4 (8.16%) Avaya
7 3 (6.12%) Dell
7 3 (6.12%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (6.12%) NetApp
7 3 (6.12%) VMware
8 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.08%) Remedy
8 2 (4.08%) Wyse
9 1 (2.04%) Apple
9 1 (2.04%) arcserve
9 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
9 1 (2.04%) Clearswift
9 1 (2.04%) Reuters
9 1 (2.04%) Siemens
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