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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / England
Rank 264 300 268
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -32
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 349 332 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.71% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.86% 4.25% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 210 219
Median daily rate £388 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £197 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 15
Median hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-36.47% +21.42%

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
7183 7809 8106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.32% 16.79% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 4970 5181
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 219 289
Median hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +11 152 £450 +16.12% 38
South East +62 97 £378 +4.13% 14
East of England +8 25 £300 +50.00% 2
North East -1 20 £275 -47.61% 6
Yorkshire -1 13 £335 -37.96% 3
North West +9 12 £325 -7.80% 2
West Midlands -17 11 £470 -1.05% 3
East Midlands +8 9 £350 -9.67% 1
South West -8 8 £288 -17.85% 12
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 500 (64.85%) Skype
2 479 (62.13%) Microsoft
3 399 (51.75%) Windows
4 388 (50.32%) Office 365
5 333 (43.19%) Active Directory
6 274 (35.54%) SharePoint
7 222 (28.79%) MS Exchange
8 191 (24.77%) Windows Server
9 161 (20.88%) MS Excel
10 158 (20.49%) Migration
11 156 (20.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 136 (17.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 136 (17.64%) Cisco
13 134 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
14 130 (16.86%) VMware
15 125 (16.21%) MS Office
16 123 (15.95%) Citrix
17 121 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
18 114 (14.79%) SCCM
19 107 (13.88%) ITIL
20 105 (13.62%) SQL Server
20 105 (13.62%) Exchange Server 2013
20 105 (13.62%) PowerShell
21 103 (13.36%) Microsoft Certification
22 102 (13.23%) DNS
23 100 (12.97%) Hyper-V
24 96 (12.45%) Yammer
25 95 (12.32%) Security Cleared
26 92 (11.93%) Windows 7
27 88 (11.41%) Unified Communications

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
1 274 (35.54%) SharePoint
2 222 (28.79%) MS Exchange
3 134 (17.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 105 (13.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 47 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 43 (5.58%) Office Communications Server
7 38 (4.93%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (4.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 30 (3.89%) IIS
10 29 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (1.56%) OpenStack
14 10 (1.30%) IBM Notes
15 7 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.78%) CMS
17 3 (0.39%) Quickr
18 2 (0.26%) CICS
18 2 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 161 (20.88%) MS Excel
2 125 (16.21%) MS Office
3 13 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.39%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) InDesign
6 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 48 (6.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.26%) Unica
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Eikon
5 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 388 (50.32%) Office 365
2 156 (20.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (12.45%) Yammer
4 81 (10.51%) OneDrive
5 39 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (2.33%) SaaS
7 14 (1.82%) Mimecast
8 13 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.56%) IaaS
10 7 (0.91%) GitHub
11 4 (0.52%) G Suite
12 3 (0.39%) PaaS
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 500 (64.85%) Skype
2 102 (13.23%) DNS
3 88 (11.41%) Unified Communications
4 83 (10.77%) DHCP
5 66 (8.56%) LAN
6 63 (8.17%) Firewall
7 56 (7.26%) VoIP
8 53 (6.87%) WAN
9 52 (6.74%) PBX
10 41 (5.32%) SAN
11 34 (4.41%) VPN
12 29 (3.76%) Internet
13 21 (2.72%) TCP/IP
14 19 (2.46%) ISDN
15 18 (2.33%) NetScaler
16 16 (2.08%) IP Telephony
17 15 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
18 14 (1.82%) LDAP
18 14 (1.82%) SMTP
19 13 (1.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.78%) Power BI
6 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.52%) Big Data
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.13%) MySQL
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (1.04%) JIRA
2 7 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.65%) Zephyr
4 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.26%) JUnit
6 2 (0.26%) Xcode
7 1 (0.13%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (9.34%) Finance
2 55 (7.13%) Retail
3 28 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.98%) Banking
5 15 (1.95%) Legal
6 11 (1.43%) French Language
6 11 (1.43%) Law
6 11 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.17%) Advertising
7 9 (1.17%) Back Office
7 9 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.17%) Spanish Language
8 7 (0.91%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.78%) Electronics
10 5 (0.65%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.52%) Local Government
11 4 (0.52%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (15.05%) Consultant
2 94 (12.19%) Architect
3 73 (9.47%) Analyst
4 60 (7.78%) Support Engineer
5 53 (6.87%) Project Manager
6 48 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (5.32%) Office 365 Engineer
8 39 (5.06%) Lync Engineer
9 33 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 32 (4.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 31 (4.02%) Support Analyst
12 28 (3.63%) Messaging Engineer
13 27 (3.50%) Office 365 Architect
14 26 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
16 24 (3.11%) Office 365 Specialist
16 24 (3.11%) Technical Consultant
17 23 (2.98%) Lync Consultant
17 23 (2.98%) Unified Communications Engineer
18 22 (2.85%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.54%) COM
2 19 (2.46%) .NET
3 18 (2.33%) XML
4 17 (2.20%) Web Services
4 17 (2.20%) XMPP
5 7 (0.91%) WCF
6 6 (0.78%) HTML
6 6 (0.78%) XML Messaging
6 6 (0.78%) XSD
7 4 (0.52%) ADO
7 4 (0.52%) JSON
8 3 (0.39%) CSS
9 2 (0.26%) Cocoa
9 2 (0.26%) Core Animation
9 2 (0.26%) Core Data
9 2 (0.26%) iOS SDK
9 2 (0.26%) iPhone SDK
9 2 (0.26%) OAuth
9 2 (0.26%) RESTful
9 2 (0.26%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
2 57 (7.39%) Data Centre
3 42 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.93%) Blackberry
5 29 (3.76%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.46%) Fat Client
6 19 (2.46%) Smartphone
6 19 (2.46%) Thin Client
7 18 (2.33%) PKI
8 17 (2.20%) Clustering
9 15 (1.95%) iPhone
10 14 (1.82%) BYOD
11 11 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.43%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.04%) Life Science
13 8 (1.04%) User Experience
13 8 (1.04%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.91%) IVR
14 7 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 399 (51.75%) Windows
2 191 (24.77%) Windows Server
3 136 (17.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 121 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (11.93%) Windows 7
6 80 (10.38%) Windows 10
7 75 (9.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (5.84%) Android
9 34 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 30 (3.89%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.56%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.30%) Linux
13 9 (1.17%) Unix
14 7 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.39%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.26%) Solaris
17 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
18 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (20.49%) Migration
2 107 (13.88%) ITIL
3 52 (6.74%) CRM
4 48 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
5 45 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (5.06%) Document Management
7 38 (4.93%) Project Management
8 37 (4.80%) Data Management
8 37 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (4.67%) Case Management
9 36 (4.67%) Change Management
9 36 (4.67%) Identity Management
10 34 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 34 (4.41%) TOGAF
11 31 (4.02%) Presales
11 31 (4.02%) PRINCE2
12 29 (3.76%) Mobile Device Management
13 26 (3.37%) Service Management
14 24 (3.11%) Load Balancing
15 22 (2.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 105 (13.62%) PowerShell
2 68 (8.82%) SQL
3 24 (3.11%) C
4 18 (2.33%) C#
5 14 (1.82%) VB
6 9 (1.17%) VBScript
7 6 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.65%) Java
8 5 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.26%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.26%) C++
9 2 (0.26%) JCL
9 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.26%) PHP
9 2 (0.26%) REXX
Qualifications
1 103 (13.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (12.32%) Security Cleared
3 79 (10.25%) SC Cleared
4 69 (8.95%) MCSE
5 58 (7.52%) Degree
6 23 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (2.85%) MCITP
8 21 (2.72%) MCSA
9 14 (1.82%) CCNP
10 13 (1.69%) CCNA
11 7 (0.91%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.91%) MCP
11 7 (0.91%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.78%) CCIE
12 6 (0.78%) CISA
12 6 (0.78%) CISM
12 6 (0.78%) CISSP
12 6 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.24%) SLA
2 8 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.04%) QA
3 7 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 333 (43.19%) Active Directory
2 100 (12.97%) Hyper-V
3 72 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (8.30%) XenApp
5 34 (4.41%) XenDesktop
6 31 (4.02%) VMware ESX
7 29 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.20%) vSphere
10 14 (1.82%) XenServer
11 11 (1.43%) BitLocker
12 9 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.65%) UAG
15 4 (0.52%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
17 2 (0.26%) RACF
18 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 114 (14.79%) SCCM
2 44 (5.71%) SCOM
3 38 (4.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (3.37%) AirWatch
5 22 (2.85%) NetBackup
6 16 (2.08%) WSUS
7 13 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (1.30%) SCSM
9 10 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.91%) Nagios
11 7 (0.91%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.78%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
12 6 (0.78%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.65%) vMotion
13 5 (0.65%) WMI
Vendors
1 479 (62.13%) Microsoft
2 136 (17.64%) Cisco
3 130 (16.86%) VMware
4 123 (15.95%) Citrix
5 49 (6.36%) HP
5 49 (6.36%) Oracle
6 45 (5.84%) Symantec
7 36 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (4.67%) SAP
8 35 (4.54%) Infor
9 32 (4.15%) Polycom
10 25 (3.24%) Mitel
11 21 (2.72%) Avaya
11 21 (2.72%) Dell
12 20 (2.59%) AppSense
13 18 (2.33%) Apple
14 17 (2.20%) Wyse
15 16 (2.08%) CheckPoint
15 16 (2.08%) Juniper
15 16 (2.08%) NetApp
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: DOE
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Billingham, Cleveland
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
University of Brighton
Rate: £33,943 to £40,523 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago