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 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 285 307 243
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -64
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 360 363 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.72% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.42% 4.30% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 235 303
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £161 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 20
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £11.05 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £24.75 £30.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -31.42%
Skype for Business
UK

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
8145 8445 8977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.76% 16.77% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5236 5372 5808
Median daily rate £425 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 239 328
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.39%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 +14 168 £400 +6.66% 21
South East +11 70 £325 -10.34% 19
North East +2 34 £310 - 5
West Midlands -16 21 £386 -14.22% 1
East of England +8 19 £350 +48.93% 7
South West 0 16 £320 -7.24% 8
North West -18 13 £325 +16.07% 4
East Midlands +9 9 £425 +17.24% 3
Yorkshire +6 7 £275 -49.07% 2
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 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 England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 536 (62.54%) Microsoft
2 522 (60.91%) Skype
3 465 (54.26%) Windows
4 422 (49.24%) Office 365
5 421 (49.12%) Active Directory
6 336 (39.21%) SharePoint
7 269 (31.39%) MS Exchange
8 228 (26.60%) Windows Server
9 190 (22.17%) MS Excel
10 172 (20.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 162 (18.90%) Migration
12 159 (18.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 152 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
14 147 (17.15%) Cisco
15 144 (16.80%) VMware
16 143 (16.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 142 (16.57%) DNS
18 140 (16.34%) MS Office
19 139 (16.22%) Citrix
20 136 (15.87%) ITIL
21 133 (15.52%) SQL Server
22 130 (15.17%) Exchange Server 2013
23 128 (14.94%) SCCM
24 116 (13.54%) Hyper-V
24 116 (13.54%) DHCP
25 105 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
25 105 (12.25%) Security Cleared
26 101 (11.79%) PowerShell
26 101 (11.79%) Yammer
27 99 (11.55%) Windows 7

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
1 336 (39.21%) SharePoint
2 269 (31.39%) MS Exchange
3 152 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 130 (15.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (6.18%) BizTalk Server
6 51 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 51 (5.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 48 (5.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 39 (4.55%) IIS
9 35 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
10 24 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 22 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (1.63%) IBM Notes
13 12 (1.40%) OpenStack
14 10 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.82%) CMS
17 6 (0.70%) Drupal
18 5 (0.58%) Apache
19 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 190 (22.17%) MS Excel
2 140 (16.34%) MS Office
3 17 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.82%) MS Project
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.23%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.23%) InDesign
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Snagit
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 63 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.47%) Faxination
5 3 (0.35%) assyst
5 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.23%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.23%) Unica
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) Eikon
7 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 422 (49.24%) Office 365
2 172 (20.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (11.79%) Yammer
4 82 (9.57%) OneDrive
5 41 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (2.45%) SaaS
7 20 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (1.40%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.05%) IaaS
11 8 (0.93%) G Suite
12 7 (0.82%) GitHub
13 5 (0.58%) Trello
14 4 (0.47%) PaaS
15 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 2 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
16 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
16 1 (0.12%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 522 (60.91%) Skype
2 142 (16.57%) DNS
3 116 (13.54%) DHCP
4 90 (10.50%) Unified Communications
5 67 (7.82%) Firewall
6 65 (7.58%) LAN
7 59 (6.88%) WAN
8 55 (6.42%) VoIP
9 44 (5.13%) VPN
10 43 (5.02%) SAN
11 37 (4.32%) PBX
12 36 (4.20%) TCP/IP
13 24 (2.80%) Internet
14 20 (2.33%) LDAP
15 18 (2.10%) NetScaler
16 17 (1.98%) NAS
17 15 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
17 15 (1.75%) MPLS
17 15 (1.75%) SMTP
17 15 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.82%) Power BI
8 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.35%) MySQL
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.23%) Big Data
10 2 (0.23%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.23%) Essbase
10 2 (0.23%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.23%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.23%) MS Access
10 2 (0.23%) NonStop SQL
11 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (1.05%) JIRA
2 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.58%) Zephyr
4 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.23%) JUnit
6 2 (0.23%) Xcode
7 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 80 (9.33%) Finance
2 61 (7.12%) Retail
3 27 (3.15%) Banking
3 27 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.10%) Spanish Language
5 15 (1.75%) Law
6 11 (1.28%) Back Office
6 11 (1.28%) French Language
6 11 (1.28%) Legal
6 11 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.17%) Marketing
8 9 (1.05%) Advertising
9 8 (0.93%) Electronics
10 5 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.58%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.47%) Local Government
11 4 (0.47%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (12.84%) Architect
2 109 (12.72%) Consultant
3 82 (9.57%) Analyst
4 77 (8.98%) Support Engineer
5 51 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 49 (5.72%) Lync Engineer
7 47 (5.48%) Project Manager
8 40 (4.67%) Office 365 Engineer
9 38 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
9 38 (4.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 35 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 34 (3.97%) Support Analyst
12 32 (3.73%) Messaging Engineer
13 29 (3.38%) Administrator
14 28 (3.27%) Technical Consultant
15 27 (3.15%) Unified Communications Engineer
16 26 (3.03%) Office 365 Specialist
17 24 (2.80%) IT Engineer
17 24 (2.80%) Office 365 Architect
17 24 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.55%) COM
2 25 (2.92%) .NET
3 18 (2.10%) Web Services
4 16 (1.87%) XMPP
5 12 (1.40%) XML
6 7 (0.82%) WCF
7 6 (0.70%) HTML
7 6 (0.70%) XML Messaging
7 6 (0.70%) XSD
8 4 (0.47%) ADO
8 4 (0.47%) CSS
8 4 (0.47%) JSON
9 2 (0.23%) Cocoa
9 2 (0.23%) Core Animation
9 2 (0.23%) Core Data
9 2 (0.23%) iOS SDK
9 2 (0.23%) iPhone SDK
9 2 (0.23%) OAuth
9 2 (0.23%) RESTful
9 2 (0.23%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
2 55 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (6.18%) Data Centre
4 42 (4.90%) Blackberry
5 41 (4.78%) Computer Science
6 31 (3.62%) Clustering
7 24 (2.80%) Smartphone
8 21 (2.45%) Fat Client
8 21 (2.45%) PKI
8 21 (2.45%) Thin Client
9 17 (1.98%) BYOD
10 16 (1.87%) Replication
11 15 (1.75%) iPhone
11 15 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.75%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.40%) Social Network
13 11 (1.28%) Visualisation
14 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (0.82%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 465 (54.26%) Windows
2 228 (26.60%) Windows Server
3 159 (18.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 143 (16.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (11.55%) Windows 7
6 88 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 87 (10.15%) Windows 10
8 58 (6.77%) Android
9 50 (5.83%) Apple iOS
10 39 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.28%) Linux
11 11 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
11 11 (1.28%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.17%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.17%) Unix
13 7 (0.82%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.70%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
15 4 (0.47%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (18.90%) Migration
2 136 (15.87%) ITIL
3 70 (8.17%) CRM
4 61 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (7.00%) Project Management
6 55 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (5.48%) Document Management
8 45 (5.25%) Data Management
9 42 (4.90%) Case Management
10 38 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 36 (4.20%) Mobile Device Management
12 35 (4.08%) TOGAF
13 34 (3.97%) Identity Management
13 34 (3.97%) PRINCE2
14 33 (3.85%) Business Analysis
15 31 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (3.50%) Load Balancing
17 29 (3.38%) Change Management
17 29 (3.38%) Service Delivery
18 28 (3.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (11.79%) PowerShell
2 98 (11.44%) SQL
3 23 (2.68%) C
3 23 (2.68%) C#
4 14 (1.63%) VB
5 8 (0.93%) Java
6 7 (0.82%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.35%) VBScript
9 2 (0.23%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.23%) AppleScript
9 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.23%) C++
9 2 (0.23%) COBOL
9 2 (0.23%) JCL
9 2 (0.23%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.23%) PHP
9 2 (0.23%) Python
9 2 (0.23%) REXX
Qualifications
1 105 (12.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 105 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 81 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 68 (7.93%) MCSE
4 61 (7.12%) Degree
5 23 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (2.45%) MCSA
7 20 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (1.98%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.87%) MCITP
10 14 (1.63%) CCNA
11 12 (1.40%) CCNP
12 8 (0.93%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.82%) MCP
14 6 (0.70%) CISSP
14 6 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.70%) MCTS
15 4 (0.47%) CISA
15 4 (0.47%) CISM
15 4 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (2.10%) SLA
3 12 (1.40%) QA
4 8 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 421 (49.12%) Active Directory
2 116 (13.54%) Hyper-V
3 85 (9.92%) XenApp
4 79 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (4.32%) XenDesktop
6 36 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (2.57%) vSphere
8 20 (2.33%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (1.28%) XenServer
11 9 (1.05%) BitLocker
11 9 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.93%) UAG
12 8 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.70%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.47%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.35%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 128 (14.94%) SCCM
2 58 (6.77%) SCOM
3 41 (4.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (3.73%) AirWatch
5 28 (3.27%) NetBackup
6 20 (2.33%) WSUS
7 18 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 12 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (1.28%) SCSM
10 11 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (1.05%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.82%) Nagios
13 7 (0.82%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.82%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.58%) Simpana
Vendors
1 536 (62.54%) Microsoft
2 147 (17.15%) Cisco
3 144 (16.80%) VMware
4 139 (16.22%) Citrix
5 63 (7.35%) HP
6 59 (6.88%) Symantec
7 58 (6.77%) Oracle
8 46 (5.37%) SAP
9 42 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
10 41 (4.78%) Infor
11 32 (3.73%) Polycom
12 29 (3.38%) Apple
13 27 (3.15%) Dell
14 24 (2.80%) AppSense
15 23 (2.68%) Mitel
15 23 (2.68%) NetApp
16 20 (2.33%) Avaya
17 19 (2.22%) Juniper
18 18 (2.10%) CheckPoint
19 17 (1.98%) IronPort
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