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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 231 207 303
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +96
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 528 575 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 1.11% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.82% 6.32% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 354 177
Median daily rate £368 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £169 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 22
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.69% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £30.00 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
9079 9098 8400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.18% 17.64% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6071 5840 5038
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 282 363
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.49
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.38%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -23 223 £400 +14.28% 34
South East -57 90 £375 +15.38% 10
North East +1 46 £268 - 3
South West -3 43 £319 -15.00% 5
North West +6 32 £363 +16.93% 1
East of England +8 29 £275 -14.06% 5
West Midlands -20 25 £325 -16.12% 5
Yorkshire -1 20 £275 -15.38% 1
Midlands 0 11 £500 +110.52%
East Midlands +7 9 £375 +71.42% 2
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 555 (60.06%) Microsoft
2 493 (53.35%) Skype
3 480 (51.95%) Windows
4 458 (49.57%) Active Directory
5 361 (39.07%) Office 365
6 344 (37.23%) SharePoint
7 318 (34.42%) MS Exchange
8 256 (27.71%) Windows Server
9 208 (22.51%) VMware
10 185 (20.02%) Migration
11 181 (19.59%) DNS
12 171 (18.51%) ITIL
13 167 (18.07%) MS Excel
14 166 (17.97%) MS Office
15 165 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
16 157 (16.99%) Exchange Server 2013
16 157 (16.99%) Citrix
17 147 (15.91%) Cisco
18 146 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
19 144 (15.58%) Security Cleared
20 141 (15.26%) SCCM
21 136 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
22 135 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
23 127 (13.74%) Hyper-V
24 125 (13.53%) DHCP
25 124 (13.42%) PowerShell
25 124 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
26 121 (13.10%) SQL Server
27 117 (12.66%) SC Cleared
28 115 (12.45%) Project Management

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
1 344 (37.23%) SharePoint
2 318 (34.42%) MS Exchange
3 165 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 157 (16.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 75 (8.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 54 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 50 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 45 (4.87%) BizTalk Server
9 41 (4.44%) Office Communications Server
10 36 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 26 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 21 (2.27%) IBM Notes
12 21 (2.27%) IIS
13 13 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.97%) Drupal
15 8 (0.87%) IBM Domino
16 7 (0.76%) Live Communications Server
17 6 (0.65%) CMS
18 5 (0.54%) Confluence
19 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 167 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 166 (17.97%) MS Office
3 16 (1.73%) MS Project
4 10 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.87%) ProjectWise
6 6 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 51 (5.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.43%) assyst
5 4 (0.43%) Faxination
6 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.22%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.11%) Eikon
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 361 (39.07%) Office 365
2 135 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (9.63%) Yammer
4 63 (6.82%) OneDrive
5 38 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.62%) SaaS
7 13 (1.41%) Mimecast
8 12 (1.30%) IaaS
9 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.87%) PaaS
11 6 (0.65%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.54%) Trello
13 4 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
13 4 (0.43%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
15 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.11%) iTunes
15 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 493 (53.35%) Skype
2 181 (19.59%) DNS
3 125 (13.53%) DHCP
4 98 (10.61%) Unified Communications
5 81 (8.77%) Firewall
6 64 (6.93%) WAN
7 57 (6.17%) LAN
8 51 (5.52%) TCP/IP
9 50 (5.41%) VPN
10 47 (5.09%) VoIP
11 46 (4.98%) SAN
12 43 (4.65%) PBX
13 41 (4.44%) Internet
14 30 (3.25%) LDAP
15 23 (2.49%) NetScaler
16 22 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
17 20 (2.16%) Wireless
18 19 (2.06%) H.323
19 17 (1.84%) SSL
20 16 (1.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.65%) Power BI
8 2 (0.22%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.22%) Essbase
8 2 (0.22%) HDInsight
8 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.22%) MS Access
8 2 (0.22%) MySQL
8 2 (0.22%) NonStop SQL
8 2 (0.22%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (0.97%) JIRA
2 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.11%) MSI
3 1 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.11%) Protractor
3 1 (0.11%) Selenium
3 1 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 93 (10.06%) Finance
2 35 (3.79%) Retail
3 31 (3.35%) Banking
4 23 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.06%) Marketing
6 17 (1.84%) Law
7 15 (1.62%) Legal
8 14 (1.52%) Advertising
9 12 (1.30%) Back Office
9 12 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.19%) Spanish Language
11 10 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.76%) Military
13 6 (0.65%) Electronics
14 5 (0.54%) Publishing
15 4 (0.43%) Games
15 4 (0.43%) Local Government
16 3 (0.32%) Billing
16 3 (0.32%) French Language
17 2 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 103 (11.15%) Architect
2 98 (10.61%) Consultant
3 96 (10.39%) Analyst
4 87 (9.42%) Support Engineer
5 58 (6.28%) Project Manager
6 49 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 45 (4.87%) Lync Engineer
8 44 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 43 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 34 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (3.46%) Desktop Support
11 32 (3.46%) Server Engineer
12 31 (3.35%) Messaging Engineer
13 30 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 30 (3.25%) Administrator
13 30 (3.25%) Lync Consultant
13 30 (3.25%) Windows Engineer
14 29 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (2.92%) Support Analyst
16 26 (2.81%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.03%) .NET
2 25 (2.71%) COM
3 24 (2.60%) XMPP
4 8 (0.87%) HTML
4 8 (0.87%) Web Services
5 7 (0.76%) CSS
5 7 (0.76%) jQuery
6 4 (0.43%) Middleware
7 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.32%) WAP
8 2 (0.22%) J2EE
9 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.11%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.11%) Ajax
9 1 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.11%) HTML5
9 1 (0.11%) RSS
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 53 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.52%) Blackberry
3 46 (4.98%) Data Centre
4 41 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 38 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
6 27 (2.92%) Clustering
7 23 (2.49%) Fat Client
7 23 (2.49%) Thin Client
8 20 (2.16%) PKI
9 19 (2.06%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.62%) IVR
11 14 (1.52%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.30%) Social Media
12 12 (1.30%) Social Network
13 11 (1.19%) Visualisation
14 10 (1.08%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.97%) Handset
15 9 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 480 (51.95%) Windows
2 256 (27.71%) Windows Server
3 146 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 136 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 108 (11.69%) Windows 7
6 72 (7.79%) Windows 10
7 71 (7.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 41 (4.44%) Apple iOS
10 37 (4.00%) Android
11 22 (2.38%) Linux
12 17 (1.84%) Windows Phone
13 12 (1.30%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.30%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.65%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.54%) Unix
17 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (20.02%) Migration
2 171 (18.51%) ITIL
3 115 (12.45%) Project Management
4 67 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (6.60%) CRM
6 44 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (4.55%) Data Management
9 40 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 37 (4.00%) Change Management
10 37 (4.00%) Service Management
11 35 (3.79%) Document Management
12 34 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
13 33 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
14 32 (3.46%) Case Management
15 31 (3.35%) Business Analysis
15 31 (3.35%) Enterprise Architecture
16 30 (3.25%) Incident Management
16 30 (3.25%) PRINCE2
16 30 (3.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 124 (13.42%) PowerShell
2 113 (12.23%) SQL
3 27 (2.92%) C#
4 20 (2.16%) C
5 9 (0.97%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.65%) Java
6 6 (0.65%) T-SQL
6 6 (0.65%) VBScript
7 5 (0.54%) Python
7 5 (0.54%) VB
8 4 (0.43%) AppleScript
8 4 (0.43%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.22%) COBOL
10 1 (0.11%) C++
10 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 144 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 117 (12.66%) SC Cleared
3 85 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (6.17%) MCSE
5 53 (5.74%) Degree
6 30 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.30%) CCNA
9 12 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.19%) MCSA
11 9 (0.97%) CCNP
11 9 (0.97%) ISEB
11 9 (0.97%) MCITP
11 9 (0.97%) MCTS
12 8 (0.87%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 27 (2.92%) SLA
3 8 (0.87%) QA
4 7 (0.76%) MiFID
5 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 458 (49.57%) Active Directory
2 127 (13.74%) Hyper-V
3 124 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (10.82%) XenApp
5 57 (6.17%) XenDesktop
6 47 (5.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 36 (3.90%) vSphere
8 33 (3.57%) XenServer
9 18 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.84%) UAG
10 17 (1.84%) VMware ESX
11 14 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.87%) Brightmail
15 5 (0.54%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.43%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.43%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.43%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 141 (15.26%) SCCM
2 76 (8.23%) SCOM
3 29 (3.14%) AirWatch
4 20 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 18 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (1.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 14 (1.52%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.52%) WSUS
8 12 (1.30%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (1.08%) SCVMM
11 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.87%) IBM BigFix
12 8 (0.87%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 7 (0.76%) MIIS
14 5 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.54%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.54%) SCSM
Vendors
1 555 (60.06%) Microsoft
2 208 (22.51%) VMware
3 157 (16.99%) Citrix
4 147 (15.91%) Cisco
5 58 (6.28%) Oracle
6 48 (5.19%) Symantec
7 47 (5.09%) HP
8 43 (4.65%) AppSense
9 41 (4.44%) SAP
10 39 (4.22%) Dell
11 38 (4.11%) NetApp
12 36 (3.90%) IronPort
13 35 (3.79%) Apple
14 34 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
15 31 (3.35%) Infor
16 29 (3.14%) Polycom
17 26 (2.81%) Avaya
17 26 (2.81%) CheckPoint
18 25 (2.71%) EMC
19 22 (2.38%) Lotus
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