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 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / England
Rank 243 310 266
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -44
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 400 338 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.97% 0.71% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.48% 4.24% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 205 213
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £196 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 19
Median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.04 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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
7300 7981 8394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.69% 16.74% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4790 5120 5180
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 218 296
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%

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 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +50 183 £450 +13.63% 40
South East +79 105 £363 -11.04% 7
East of England +5 24 £375 +49.25% 5
South West +4 21 £525 +54.41% 5
North East +7 20 £275 -47.61% 2
Yorkshire +31 17 £350 -5.08%
North West -11 12 £350 -17.64% 10
West Midlands -18 9 £588 +30.55% 3
East Midlands +10 8 £300 -22.58% 1
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 502 (63.87%) Skype
2 487 (61.96%) Microsoft
3 427 (54.33%) Windows
4 408 (51.91%) Office 365
5 339 (43.13%) Active Directory
6 283 (36.01%) SharePoint
7 219 (27.86%) MS Exchange
8 185 (23.54%) Windows Server
9 177 (22.52%) MS Excel
10 160 (20.36%) Microsoft Azure
11 146 (18.58%) Migration
12 145 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 143 (18.19%) Cisco
14 135 (17.18%) MS Office
15 132 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2010
16 129 (16.41%) Citrix
17 123 (15.65%) Exchange Server 2013
17 123 (15.65%) PowerShell
18 122 (15.52%) VMware
19 121 (15.39%) Microsoft Certification
20 119 (15.14%) ITIL
20 119 (15.14%) SCCM
21 118 (15.01%) SQL Server
22 112 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
23 111 (14.12%) Security Cleared
24 106 (13.49%) Hyper-V
25 104 (13.23%) Windows 7
26 103 (13.10%) Windows 10
27 101 (12.85%) DNS
28 90 (11.45%) Yammer

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
1 283 (36.01%) SharePoint
2 219 (27.86%) MS Exchange
3 132 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 123 (15.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (5.85%) BizTalk Server
6 45 (5.73%) Office Communications Server
6 45 (5.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 42 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (4.07%) IIS
9 26 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (3.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.40%) IBM Notes
12 11 (1.40%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.27%) CMS
14 6 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.13%) Apache
16 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 177 (22.52%) MS Excel
2 135 (17.18%) MS Office
3 11 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 57 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.64%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.64%) Unica
4 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Eikon
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 408 (51.91%) Office 365
2 160 (20.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (11.45%) Yammer
4 80 (10.18%) OneDrive
5 40 (5.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (2.42%) SaaS
7 17 (2.16%) IaaS
8 14 (1.78%) Mimecast
9 11 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (0.89%) GitHub
12 4 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.38%) G Suite
13 3 (0.38%) PaaS
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 502 (63.87%) Skype
2 101 (12.85%) DNS
3 88 (11.20%) Unified Communications
4 70 (8.91%) DHCP
5 65 (8.27%) Firewall
6 64 (8.14%) VoIP
7 56 (7.12%) PBX
8 48 (6.11%) LAN
9 44 (5.60%) SAN
10 42 (5.34%) WAN
11 29 (3.69%) Internet
11 29 (3.69%) VPN
12 17 (2.16%) ISDN
13 16 (2.04%) TCP/IP
14 14 (1.78%) IP Telephony
14 14 (1.78%) NetScaler
15 13 (1.65%) Intranet
15 13 (1.65%) SSL
16 12 (1.53%) HTTPS
16 12 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (15.01%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.76%) Power BI
6 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.51%) Big Data
8 4 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.25%) MySQL
10 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.02%) JIRA
3 5 (0.64%) Zephyr
4 4 (0.51%) CruiseControl
4 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.38%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.25%) JUnit
6 2 (0.25%) Xcode
7 1 (0.13%) MorphX
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 71 (9.03%) Finance
2 61 (7.76%) Retail
3 27 (3.44%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.80%) Banking
5 21 (2.67%) Legal
6 19 (2.42%) Law
7 12 (1.53%) French Language
7 12 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.27%) Advertising
9 8 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.02%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.89%) Back Office
11 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.64%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.51%) German Language
13 4 (0.51%) Local Government
13 4 (0.51%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.51%) Publishing
13 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 123 (15.65%) Architect
2 107 (13.61%) Consultant
3 81 (10.31%) Analyst
4 54 (6.87%) Support Engineer
5 48 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 47 (5.98%) Project Manager
7 39 (4.96%) Office 365 Engineer
8 37 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
9 35 (4.45%) Support Analyst
10 33 (4.20%) Microsoft Consultant
10 33 (4.20%) Office 365 Architect
11 31 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
11 31 (3.94%) Lync Engineer
11 31 (3.94%) Technical Consultant
12 30 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 28 (3.56%) Messaging Engineer
14 25 (3.18%) Trainer
15 24 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
15 24 (3.05%) Office 365 Specialist
15 24 (3.05%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.34%) COM
2 30 (3.82%) .NET
3 27 (3.44%) XML
4 18 (2.29%) XMPP
5 17 (2.16%) Web Services
6 10 (1.27%) HTML
6 10 (1.27%) WCF
7 7 (0.89%) JSON
8 6 (0.76%) CSS
8 6 (0.76%) XML Messaging
8 6 (0.76%) XSD
9 5 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.51%) ADO
10 4 (0.51%) WF
11 2 (0.25%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.25%) Cocoa
11 2 (0.25%) iPhone SDK
11 2 (0.25%) RESTful
11 2 (0.25%) SAP Smart Forms
11 2 (0.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
2 55 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 35 (4.45%) Blackberry
5 31 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.80%) Clustering
7 20 (2.54%) Fat Client
7 20 (2.54%) Thin Client
8 19 (2.42%) Smartphone
9 18 (2.29%) PKI
10 12 (1.53%) iPhone
10 12 (1.53%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.40%) BYOD
11 11 (1.40%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.27%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.15%) Replication
14 8 (1.02%) Life Science
14 8 (1.02%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.89%) e-Learning
15 7 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 427 (54.33%) Windows
2 185 (23.54%) Windows Server
3 145 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 104 (13.23%) Windows 7
6 103 (13.10%) Windows 10
7 67 (8.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (3.94%) Android
9 30 (3.82%) Windows 8
10 21 (2.67%) Apple iOS
11 20 (2.54%) Linux
12 13 (1.65%) Unix
13 11 (1.40%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.89%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.25%) Solaris
17 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (18.58%) Migration
2 119 (15.14%) ITIL
3 63 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (8.02%) CRM
4 60 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (5.98%) Document Management
6 45 (5.73%) Data Management
6 45 (5.73%) Project Management
7 44 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (5.47%) Case Management
8 43 (5.47%) Change Management
9 41 (5.22%) TOGAF
10 33 (4.20%) Service Management
11 32 (4.07%) Identity Management
11 32 (4.07%) Presales
12 31 (3.94%) PRINCE2
13 29 (3.69%) SDLC
14 27 (3.44%) Business Analysis
14 27 (3.44%) Enterprise Architecture
15 26 (3.31%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 123 (15.65%) PowerShell
2 70 (8.91%) SQL
3 29 (3.69%) C
4 28 (3.56%) C#
5 18 (2.29%) VBScript
6 9 (1.15%) VB
7 8 (1.02%) Java
7 8 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.64%) PHP
8 5 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.25%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.25%) C++
9 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 121 (15.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (14.12%) Security Cleared
3 90 (11.45%) SC Cleared
4 75 (9.54%) MCSE
5 58 (7.38%) Degree
6 32 (4.07%) MCITP
7 30 (3.82%) MCSA
8 28 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (2.29%) CCNA
10 16 (2.04%) CCNP
11 13 (1.65%) MCP
12 12 (1.53%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.89%) CCIE
14 7 (0.89%) MCTS
15 6 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.76%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.64%) CISA
16 5 (0.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.54%) SLA
2 7 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.89%) QA
3 5 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.25%) PMO
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 339 (43.13%) Active Directory
2 106 (13.49%) Hyper-V
3 73 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (7.89%) XenApp
5 42 (5.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (4.96%) VMware ESX
7 34 (4.33%) XenDesktop
8 28 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (3.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 14 (1.78%) XenServer
11 12 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.53%) vSphere
12 9 (1.15%) BitLocker
13 8 (1.02%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.64%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.64%) UAG
14 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 119 (15.14%) SCCM
2 53 (6.74%) SCOM
3 29 (3.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 20 (2.54%) AirWatch
5 18 (2.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 18 (2.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 16 (2.04%) NetBackup
7 11 (1.40%) SCSM
8 10 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (1.15%) SCVMM
9 9 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (1.15%) WSUS
10 8 (1.02%) Nagios
11 6 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
11 6 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.76%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.76%) vMotion
11 6 (0.76%) WMI
12 5 (0.64%) EdgeSight
12 5 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 487 (61.96%) Microsoft
2 143 (18.19%) Cisco
3 129 (16.41%) Citrix
4 122 (15.52%) VMware
5 53 (6.74%) Oracle
6 50 (6.36%) SAP
7 46 (5.85%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (5.47%) Polycom
9 42 (5.34%) Infor
10 40 (5.09%) Symantec
11 34 (4.33%) HP
12 24 (3.05%) Mitel
12 24 (3.05%) NetApp
13 21 (2.67%) AppSense
13 21 (2.67%) Dell
14 17 (2.16%) Avaya
14 17 (2.16%) Wyse
15 16 (2.04%) Apple
16 15 (1.91%) Juniper
17 14 (1.78%) CheckPoint
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