The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 264 265 241
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -24
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 176 165 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 0.73% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.24% 4.35% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 116 136
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £183 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Median hourly rate £16.29 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.00 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £34.80 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.23%
Skype for Business
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4151 3796 4251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.44% 16.79% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2873 2557 3009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 50 84
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £48.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.25%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 London

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in London

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in London

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in London

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 3 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
City of London +3 21 £379 +0.33% 3
Canary Wharf +4 4 £438 +20.68%
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 - -
Docklands, London 0 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £175 -
Croydon -25 1 £350 +5.66%
Hammersmith - 1 £375 - 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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 London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 252 (67.92%) Microsoft
2 229 (61.73%) Skype
3 185 (49.87%) Windows
4 182 (49.06%) Active Directory
5 178 (47.98%) Office 365
6 119 (32.08%) MS Exchange
7 114 (30.73%) SharePoint
8 92 (24.80%) MS Excel
9 86 (23.18%) Cisco
9 86 (23.18%) Windows Server
10 82 (22.10%) Migration
11 77 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
12 65 (17.52%) SQL Server
13 64 (17.25%) MS Office
14 62 (16.71%) Citrix
15 61 (16.44%) OneDrive
16 56 (15.09%) Finance
17 54 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
18 51 (13.75%) SCCM
19 50 (13.48%) Yammer
20 49 (13.21%) VMware
21 48 (12.94%) Unified Communications
22 47 (12.67%) Windows 7
22 47 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
23 46 (12.40%) Video Conferencing
24 45 (12.13%) Firewall
25 42 (11.32%) DNS
26 39 (10.51%) Hyper-V
26 39 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
27 38 (10.24%) Windows 10

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in London 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
1 119 (32.08%) MS Exchange
2 114 (30.73%) SharePoint
3 54 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (8.89%) IIS
6 21 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 20 (5.39%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (1.35%) Apache
13 5 (1.35%) CMS
13 5 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.54%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 92 (24.80%) MS Excel
2 64 (17.25%) MS Office
3 7 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 30 (8.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.08%) Faxination
3 3 (0.81%) assyst
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Eikon
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 178 (47.98%) Office 365
2 77 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (16.44%) OneDrive
4 50 (13.48%) Yammer
5 20 (5.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (4.85%) SaaS
7 11 (2.96%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.62%) G Suite
9 5 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.35%) GitHub
9 5 (1.35%) Trello
10 4 (1.08%) IaaS
11 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 229 (61.73%) Skype
2 48 (12.94%) Unified Communications
3 45 (12.13%) Firewall
4 42 (11.32%) DNS
5 28 (7.55%) DHCP
6 20 (5.39%) VoIP
7 19 (5.12%) VPN
8 18 (4.85%) SAN
9 17 (4.58%) PBX
9 17 (4.58%) WAN
10 15 (4.04%) LAN
11 12 (3.23%) LDAP
11 12 (3.23%) TCP/IP
12 11 (2.96%) Internet
13 8 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (2.16%) ISDN
13 8 (2.16%) NAS
13 8 (2.16%) Reverse Proxy
14 7 (1.89%) IP Telephony
14 7 (1.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (17.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.81%) Power BI
9 1 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.62%) JIRA
3 5 (1.35%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (15.09%) Finance
2 29 (7.82%) Retail
3 22 (5.93%) Banking
4 18 (4.85%) Law
5 9 (2.43%) Legal
6 7 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.81%) Advertising
9 3 (0.81%) Marketing
10 2 (0.54%) Front Office
10 2 (0.54%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (14.56%) Architect
2 45 (12.13%) Consultant
3 39 (10.51%) Analyst
4 36 (9.70%) Support Engineer
5 28 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 27 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.74%) Office 365 Engineer
8 24 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 22 (5.93%) Lync Engineer
10 20 (5.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (4.85%) Support Analyst
11 18 (4.85%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 17 (4.58%) Lync Consultant
13 14 (3.77%) Desktop Support
13 14 (3.77%) Exchange Engineer
13 14 (3.77%) Windows Engineer
14 13 (3.50%) IT Engineer
14 13 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (3.23%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.39%) COM
2 16 (4.31%) XMPP
3 15 (4.04%) .NET
4 12 (3.23%) Web Services
5 7 (1.89%) WCF
5 7 (1.89%) XML
6 6 (1.62%) XML Messaging
6 6 (1.62%) XSD
7 2 (0.54%) CSS
7 2 (0.54%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.27%) Flash
8 1 (0.27%) jQuery
8 1 (0.27%) OAuth
8 1 (0.27%) RFC 2833
8 1 (0.27%) RSS
8 1 (0.27%) WAP
8 1 (0.27%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.40%) Video Conferencing
2 24 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.93%) Blackberry
4 21 (5.66%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.96%) Smartphone
6 10 (2.70%) iPhone
7 9 (2.43%) Clustering
8 8 (2.16%) PKI
9 7 (1.89%) BYOD
9 7 (1.89%) IVR
10 6 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.62%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.35%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.35%) Taxonomies
12 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.08%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.08%) Life Science
12 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 185 (49.87%) Windows
2 86 (23.18%) Windows Server
3 47 (12.67%) Windows 7
3 47 (12.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (10.24%) Windows 10
5 36 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (5.93%) Windows 8
7 21 (5.66%) Android
8 19 (5.12%) Apple iOS
9 13 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.96%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (2.16%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.62%) Windows Phone
13 5 (1.35%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (0.81%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.81%) Unix
15 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (22.10%) Migration
2 39 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (9.43%) ITIL
4 33 (8.89%) CRM
5 28 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (6.20%) Data Management
7 22 (5.93%) Document Management
7 22 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (5.66%) Case Management
9 20 (5.39%) Change Management
10 19 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (5.12%) Project Management
11 18 (4.85%) TOGAF
12 15 (4.04%) Waterfall
13 14 (3.77%) SDLC
14 13 (3.50%) Business Analysis
15 12 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 11 (2.96%) PRINCE2
16 11 (2.96%) Software Deployment
17 10 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.89%) PowerShell
2 30 (8.09%) SQL
3 15 (4.04%) C#
4 6 (1.62%) C
4 6 (1.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.54%) AppleScript
5 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.58%) MCSE
3 15 (4.04%) Degree
4 12 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.16%) CCNA
5 8 (2.16%) MCITP
5 8 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.62%) MCSA
8 5 (1.35%) MCTS
9 4 (1.08%) CCNP
9 4 (1.08%) HND
9 4 (1.08%) PMP
10 2 (0.54%) ACSP
10 2 (0.54%) CCA
10 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.54%) MCDST
10 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 182 (49.06%) Active Directory
2 39 (10.51%) Hyper-V
3 34 (9.16%) XenApp
4 24 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (2.16%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.89%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.62%) ISA Server
8 6 (1.62%) UAG
8 6 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.62%) vSphere
9 3 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.54%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.54%) Xen
11 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.27%) KVM
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.27%) Squid
11 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (13.75%) SCCM
2 20 (5.39%) SCOM
3 14 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (3.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (2.16%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.35%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.35%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.35%) Simpana
6 4 (1.08%) MIIS
6 4 (1.08%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.81%) SCSM
8 2 (0.54%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.54%) WSUS
9 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.27%) DameWare
9 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 252 (67.92%) Microsoft
2 86 (23.18%) Cisco
3 62 (16.71%) Citrix
4 49 (13.21%) VMware
5 23 (6.20%) HP
5 23 (6.20%) Polycom
6 22 (5.93%) Oracle
7 21 (5.66%) NetApp
7 21 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (5.66%) SAP
8 20 (5.39%) Infor
9 17 (4.58%) Symantec
10 15 (4.04%) Avaya
11 14 (3.77%) Juniper
12 12 (3.23%) Dell
13 10 (2.70%) Apple
13 10 (2.70%) Google
13 10 (2.70%) Mitel
14 9 (2.43%) Canon
14 9 (2.43%) CheckPoint
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