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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 138 147 177
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +30
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 21 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 0.47% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.72% 3.00% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 25
Median daily rate £379 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £177 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £470 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.42%
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
565 533 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.51% 15.56% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 399 673
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £620 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.30 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £30.30 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -9.97%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 40 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 30 (57.69%) Skype
3 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 24 (46.15%) Windows
5 21 (40.38%) Office 365
6 20 (38.46%) Cisco
7 19 (36.54%) Finance
8 16 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 13 (25.00%) Banking
9 13 (25.00%) Unified Communications
10 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
11 10 (19.23%) ITIL
12 9 (17.31%) Citrix
12 9 (17.31%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (15.38%) Migration
14 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (13.46%) ISDN
14 7 (13.46%) Polycom
14 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
15 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (11.54%) SCOM
15 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (11.54%) Symantec
16 5 (9.62%) Avaya
16 5 (9.62%) DNS
16 5 (9.62%) MS Office
16 5 (9.62%) 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 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.85%) CMS
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.92%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (40.38%) Office 365
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) OneDrive
4 3 (5.77%) Yammer
5 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (57.69%) Skype
2 13 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 7 (13.46%) ISDN
4 5 (9.62%) DNS
5 4 (7.69%) Firewall
5 4 (7.69%) PBX
5 4 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (5.77%) H.323
6 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
6 3 (5.77%) LDAP
6 3 (5.77%) SAN
6 3 (5.77%) VoIP
7 2 (3.85%) CTI
7 2 (3.85%) DHCP
7 2 (3.85%) DMVPN
7 2 (3.85%) Internet
7 2 (3.85%) PSTN
7 2 (3.85%) SSL
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
1 8 (15.38%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Lync Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Support
6 3 (5.77%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) XMPP
2 1 (1.92%) OAuth
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (9.62%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) Equities
3 3 (5.77%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.85%) BYOD
4 2 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.85%) IVR
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (3.85%) Unix
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Migration
3 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 4 (7.69%) Project Management
4 4 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.85%) Information Assurance
6 2 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) C
2 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) MCITP
3 3 (5.77%) MCTS
4 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.85%) PMP
5 1 (1.92%) CCIE
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) MCSA
5 1 (1.92%) MOS
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.62%) XenApp
3 3 (5.77%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.92%) UAG
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) SCOM
2 5 (9.62%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (5.77%) SCSM
3 3 (5.77%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.85%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.92%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.92%) MIIS
5 1 (1.92%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) Cisco
3 9 (17.31%) Citrix
4 7 (13.46%) Polycom
5 6 (11.54%) Symantec
6 5 (9.62%) Avaya
6 5 (9.62%) Sonus
6 5 (9.62%) VMware
7 3 (5.77%) Dell
7 3 (5.77%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (5.77%) NetApp
8 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.92%) Apple
9 1 (1.92%) arcserve
9 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.92%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.92%) IBM
9 1 (1.92%) Lotus
9 1 (1.92%) Remedy
9 1 (1.92%) Reuters