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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 131 140 182
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +42
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 26 61 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.75% 1.11% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.18% 6.12% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 41 18
Median daily rate £425 £405 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.25 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.72% -74.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+26.71% +20.63%
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
622 996 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.05% 18.08% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 746 787
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £10.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £25.00 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.30% +12.13%

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 6 May 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 6 May 2016, 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 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 17 (45.95%) Skype
4 16 (43.24%) SharePoint
5 15 (40.54%) Office 365
6 14 (37.84%) Citrix
7 13 (35.14%) MS Office
8 12 (32.43%) Migration
8 12 (32.43%) Windows Server
9 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
9 11 (29.73%) Cisco
10 9 (24.32%) ITIL
10 9 (24.32%) Finance
10 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (24.32%) SCCM
11 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
11 8 (21.62%) VMware
11 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
12 7 (18.92%) Polycom
13 6 (16.22%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (16.22%) SCOM
13 6 (16.22%) DNS
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (16.22%) Dell
13 6 (16.22%) Symantec
14 5 (13.51%) MCSE
14 5 (13.51%) SQL Server

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 16 (43.24%) SharePoint
2 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
3 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.41%) IIS
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.41%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (40.54%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) Yammer
3 3 (8.11%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.41%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.70%) Google Apps
5 1 (2.70%) IaaS
5 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) Skype
2 6 (16.22%) DNS
3 5 (13.51%) Firewall
4 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
5 3 (8.11%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) H.323
5 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
5 3 (8.11%) LAN
5 3 (8.11%) Network Security
5 3 (8.11%) SAN
5 3 (8.11%) Telepresence
5 3 (8.11%) WAN
5 3 (8.11%) WebEx
6 2 (5.41%) Extranet
6 2 (5.41%) Intranet
6 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
6 2 (5.41%) ISDN
6 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.41%) VoIP
7 1 (2.70%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Back Office
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Office 365 Specialist
2 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Audio Visual Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Server Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
1 2 (5.41%) XMPP
2 1 (2.70%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) BYOD
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) iPhone
4 1 (2.70%) IVR
4 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Migration
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) Time Management
4 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
4 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.11%) Data Management
4 3 (8.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (8.11%) Release Management
4 3 (8.11%) Server Building
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Kanban
5 2 (5.41%) Network Management
5 2 (5.41%) Office Automation
5 2 (5.41%) People Management
5 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.41%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.51%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) UAG
3 5 (13.51%) XenApp
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) Xen
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Server
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) SCOM
3 4 (10.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (8.11%) SCVMM
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Intune
5 2 (5.41%) AirWatch
5 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (5.41%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (5.41%) XenMobile
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) Citrix
3 11 (29.73%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) VMware
5 7 (18.92%) Polycom
6 6 (16.22%) Dell
6 6 (16.22%) Symantec
7 3 (8.11%) Bloomberg
7 3 (8.11%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (8.11%) HP
7 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
7 3 (8.11%) NetApp
7 3 (8.11%) Reuters
8 2 (5.41%) Brocade
8 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.41%) NetSuite
8 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.41%) Wyse
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