The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 237 227 287
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +60
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 518 547 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 1.03% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.49% 5.74% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 353 217
Median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 25
Median hourly rate £23.58 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.76% +16.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £110.00 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+63.23% +13.33%
Skype for Business
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9430 9525 9079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.73% 17.97% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6235 6062 5415
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 297 409
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 England

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the England region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in England

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in England

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the England region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in England

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -41 201 £410 +17.98% 28
South East -37 98 £360 +8.27% 13
North West +16 39 £325 -4.76% 2
West Midlands -16 39 £340 -15.00% 7
South West +10 35 £325 +78.08% 3
North East +9 33 £261 -30.33% 4
Yorkshire +21 32 £350 +12.00% 7
East of England +2 25 £300 -6.25% 6
East Midlands +1 7 £375 +25.00% 3
Midlands -5 7 £500 -
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 595 (62.70%) Microsoft
2 541 (57.01%) Skype
3 500 (52.69%) Windows
4 489 (51.53%) Active Directory
5 386 (40.67%) Office 365
6 361 (38.04%) SharePoint
7 332 (34.98%) MS Exchange
8 272 (28.66%) Windows Server
9 224 (23.60%) VMware
10 194 (20.44%) Migration
11 192 (20.23%) DNS
12 173 (18.23%) MS Excel
12 173 (18.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 172 (18.12%) MS Office
14 166 (17.49%) ITIL
14 166 (17.49%) Cisco
15 162 (17.07%) Citrix
16 158 (16.65%) Windows Server 2012
17 154 (16.23%) Exchange Server 2013
18 153 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
19 149 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
20 146 (15.38%) Security Cleared
21 141 (14.86%) SCCM
22 139 (14.65%) SQL Server
23 138 (14.54%) DHCP
24 137 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
25 130 (13.70%) Hyper-V
26 129 (13.59%) PowerShell
27 120 (12.64%) SQL
28 119 (12.54%) SC Cleared

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 361 (38.04%) SharePoint
2 332 (34.98%) MS Exchange
3 173 (18.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 154 (16.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 77 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 60 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 55 (5.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 45 (4.74%) BizTalk Server
9 43 (4.53%) Office Communications Server
10 30 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 23 (2.42%) IIS
12 21 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (2.21%) IBM Notes
13 15 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.63%) Drupal
14 6 (0.63%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.42%) Apache
15 4 (0.42%) CMS
15 4 (0.42%) Live Communications Server
15 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 173 (18.23%) MS Excel
2 172 (18.12%) MS Office
3 18 (1.90%) MS Project
4 10 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.84%) ProjectWise
7 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.21%) InDesign
8 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 52 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.42%) assyst
5 4 (0.42%) Faxination
5 4 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.32%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Eikon
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 386 (40.67%) Office 365
2 153 (16.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (10.64%) Yammer
4 68 (7.17%) OneDrive
5 48 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.37%) Mimecast
6 13 (1.37%) SaaS
7 11 (1.16%) IaaS
8 9 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (0.74%) PaaS
11 6 (0.63%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.53%) Trello
13 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.21%) Data Lake Analytics
14 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 541 (57.01%) Skype
2 192 (20.23%) DNS
3 138 (14.54%) DHCP
4 116 (12.22%) Unified Communications
5 86 (9.06%) Firewall
6 79 (8.32%) WAN
7 74 (7.80%) LAN
8 55 (5.80%) TCP/IP
9 50 (5.27%) VPN
10 49 (5.16%) SAN
11 46 (4.85%) VoIP
12 45 (4.74%) PBX
13 36 (3.79%) LDAP
14 31 (3.27%) Internet
15 26 (2.74%) NetScaler
16 23 (2.42%) H.323
17 21 (2.21%) Reverse Proxy
17 21 (2.21%) Wireless
18 20 (2.11%) SMTP
19 19 (2.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (3.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.63%) Power BI
8 2 (0.21%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.21%) Essbase
8 2 (0.21%) HDInsight
8 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.21%) MS Access
8 2 (0.21%) MySQL
8 2 (0.21%) NonStop SQL
8 2 (0.21%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.53%) JIRA
2 2 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.11%) Axure RP
General
1 98 (10.33%) Finance
2 38 (4.00%) Retail
3 27 (2.85%) Banking
3 27 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.79%) Law
5 15 (1.58%) Back Office
5 15 (1.58%) Marketing
6 13 (1.37%) Legal
6 13 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.16%) Electronics
7 11 (1.16%) Spanish Language
8 8 (0.84%) Advertising
8 8 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.74%) Military
10 5 (0.53%) Billing
11 4 (0.42%) Games
11 4 (0.42%) Publishing
12 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 112 (11.80%) Consultant
2 102 (10.75%) Architect
3 96 (10.12%) Analyst
4 83 (8.75%) Support Engineer
5 60 (6.32%) Project Manager
6 47 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 46 (4.85%) Lync Engineer
8 42 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 38 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 38 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (3.48%) Administrator
10 33 (3.48%) Messaging Engineer
10 33 (3.48%) Office 365 Engineer
11 32 (3.37%) Server Engineer
12 29 (3.06%) Lync Consultant
12 29 (3.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
13 28 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
13 28 (2.95%) Windows Engineer
14 27 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (2.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.27%) XMPP
2 25 (2.63%) COM
3 24 (2.53%) .NET
4 10 (1.05%) Web Services
5 7 (0.74%) HTML
6 6 (0.63%) CSS
6 6 (0.63%) jQuery
7 4 (0.42%) Middleware
8 3 (0.32%) WAP
9 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.21%) J2EE
9 2 (0.21%) XML
10 1 (0.11%) ADO
10 1 (0.11%) Flash
10 1 (0.11%) HTML5
10 1 (0.11%) OAuth
10 1 (0.11%) RSS
10 1 (0.11%) SAP Smart Forms
10 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.06%) Data Centre
2 55 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.58%) Video Conferencing
4 48 (5.06%) Blackberry
5 43 (4.53%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.85%) Clustering
7 24 (2.53%) Fat Client
7 24 (2.53%) Thin Client
8 23 (2.42%) PKI
9 20 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.90%) Smartphone
11 16 (1.69%) IVR
12 13 (1.37%) Visualisation
13 12 (1.26%) Social Network
14 10 (1.05%) BYOD
14 10 (1.05%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.05%) iPhone
14 10 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 500 (52.69%) Windows
2 272 (28.66%) Windows Server
3 158 (16.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 149 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 102 (10.75%) Windows 7
6 83 (8.75%) Windows 10
7 80 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (5.69%) Android
9 46 (4.85%) Apple iOS
10 39 (4.11%) Windows 8
11 20 (2.11%) Linux
12 17 (1.79%) Windows Phone
13 14 (1.48%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.26%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.63%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.53%) Unix
18 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
19 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (20.44%) Migration
2 166 (17.49%) ITIL
3 114 (12.01%) Project Management
4 59 (6.22%) CRM
5 58 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 44 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (4.32%) Mobile Device Management
10 40 (4.21%) Data Management
11 37 (3.90%) PRINCE2
12 36 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
12 36 (3.79%) Document Management
12 36 (3.79%) Identity Management
13 35 (3.69%) Change Management
14 33 (3.48%) Server Virtualisation
15 32 (3.37%) Case Management
15 32 (3.37%) Incident Management
16 30 (3.16%) Business Analysis
16 30 (3.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 129 (13.59%) PowerShell
2 120 (12.64%) SQL
3 23 (2.42%) C#
4 22 (2.32%) C
5 12 (1.26%) VB
6 7 (0.74%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.74%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.53%) VBScript
8 4 (0.42%) AppleScript
8 4 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.42%) Java
8 4 (0.42%) Python
9 2 (0.21%) COBOL
9 2 (0.21%) JCL
9 2 (0.21%) REXX
10 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 146 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 119 (12.54%) SC Cleared
3 91 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (6.43%) MCSE
5 57 (6.01%) Degree
6 32 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (2.21%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.16%) CCNA
10 11 (1.16%) MCSA
11 10 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.05%) MCITP
12 9 (0.95%) ISEB
13 8 (0.84%) CCNP
13 8 (0.84%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.84%) MCTS
13 8 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.53%) CISSP
14 5 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 28 (2.95%) SLA
3 10 (1.05%) QA
4 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.74%) MiFID
5 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 489 (51.53%) Active Directory
2 137 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (13.70%) Hyper-V
4 105 (11.06%) XenApp
5 58 (6.11%) XenDesktop
6 50 (5.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 36 (3.79%) vSphere
8 30 (3.16%) XenServer
9 21 (2.21%) VMware ESX
10 18 (1.90%) UAG
10 18 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (0.74%) Brightmail
13 7 (0.74%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.63%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 141 (14.86%) SCCM
2 76 (8.01%) SCOM
3 33 (3.48%) AirWatch
4 29 (3.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 21 (2.21%) NetBackup
6 20 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (1.79%) WSUS
8 16 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (1.48%) Backup Exec
10 13 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.84%) IBM BigFix
12 8 (0.84%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.84%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 7 (0.74%) MIIS
13 7 (0.74%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.53%) SCSM
14 5 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 595 (62.70%) Microsoft
2 224 (23.60%) VMware
3 166 (17.49%) Cisco
4 162 (17.07%) Citrix
5 64 (6.74%) HP
6 63 (6.64%) Oracle
7 55 (5.80%) Symantec
8 46 (4.85%) AppSense
9 40 (4.21%) SAP
10 36 (3.79%) Dell
10 36 (3.79%) NetApp
10 36 (3.79%) Polycom
11 35 (3.69%) Apple
12 34 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
13 31 (3.27%) Avaya
13 31 (3.27%) Infor
13 31 (3.27%) IronPort
14 27 (2.85%) CheckPoint
15 26 (2.74%) EMC
16 22 (2.32%) Lotus
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