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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 127 143 175
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +32
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 27 57 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 1.05% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.25% 5.88% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 19
Median daily rate £398 £410 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £228 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-31.08% +12.12%
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
636 969 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 19.20% 17.86% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 737 736
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 12
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 £12.50 £11.00 £17.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.40 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

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 25 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 25 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 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (57.89%) Windows
3 18 (47.37%) SharePoint
4 17 (44.74%) Skype
5 16 (42.11%) Windows Server
5 16 (42.11%) Citrix
6 15 (39.47%) Office 365
7 13 (34.21%) MS Office
8 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
8 11 (28.95%) Cisco
8 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
8 11 (28.95%) Migration
8 11 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (26.32%) ITIL
10 9 (23.68%) VMware
10 9 (23.68%) SCCM
10 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (18.42%) DNS
12 7 (18.42%) Finance
12 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
13 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
13 6 (15.79%) Polycom
13 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (15.79%) Dell
14 5 (13.16%) Symantec
14 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
14 5 (13.16%) MCSE
14 5 (13.16%) Video Conferencing

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 18 (47.37%) SharePoint
2 11 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.26%) IIS
6 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (34.21%) MS Office
2 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) MS Project
4 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (39.47%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Yammer
3 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.63%) IaaS
5 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) Skype
2 7 (18.42%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) DHCP
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 3 (7.89%) H.323
4 3 (7.89%) iSCSI
4 3 (7.89%) LAN
4 3 (7.89%) Network Security
4 3 (7.89%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
4 3 (7.89%) WAN
4 3 (7.89%) WebEx
5 2 (5.26%) Extranet
5 2 (5.26%) Intranet
5 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.26%) ISDN
5 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (5.26%) Telepresence
5 2 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365 Specialist
2 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Specialist
3 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Service Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Server Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Implementation Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
1 2 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) BYOD
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) IVR
4 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Migration
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 4 (10.53%) Change Management
3 4 (10.53%) Time Management
4 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.89%) Data Management
4 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (7.89%) Release Management
4 3 (7.89%) Server Building
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.26%) Line Management
5 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.26%) Office Automation
5 2 (5.26%) People Management
5 2 (5.26%) Scrum
5 2 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) C
3 2 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.16%) MCSE
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.63%) CCIE
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) UAG
3 5 (13.16%) XenApp
4 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.89%) Terminal Server
4 3 (7.89%) Xen
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) SCCM
2 5 (13.16%) SCOM
3 3 (7.89%) SCVMM
3 3 (7.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Intune
4 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (5.26%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (5.26%) MIIS
4 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (5.26%) XenMobile
5 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (42.11%) Citrix
3 11 (28.95%) Cisco
4 9 (23.68%) VMware
5 6 (15.79%) Dell
5 6 (15.79%) Polycom
6 5 (13.16%) Symantec
7 3 (7.89%) Bloomberg
7 3 (7.89%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (7.89%) HP
7 3 (7.89%) Intel Security
7 3 (7.89%) NetApp
7 3 (7.89%) Reuters
7 3 (7.89%) Wyse
8 2 (5.26%) arcserve
8 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.26%) IBM
8 2 (5.26%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
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