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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 262 214 266
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +52
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 173 223 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 1.00% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.85% 5.21% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 147 99
Median daily rate £416 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.82% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £120 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +12.12%
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
4499 4282 4166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.39% 19.21% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3274 2862 2881
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.97% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 117 68
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +20.58%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +5 27 £398 -2.39% 6
Croydon -8 4 £413 +10.00%
Feltham - 2 - - 2
Canary Wharf +3 1 - -
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England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 182 (56.35%) Microsoft
2 166 (51.39%) Skype
3 162 (50.15%) Active Directory
4 132 (40.87%) Windows
5 115 (35.60%) Office 365
6 99 (30.65%) SharePoint
7 94 (29.10%) MS Exchange
8 77 (23.84%) Windows Server
9 75 (23.22%) Migration
10 70 (21.67%) VMware
11 66 (20.43%) MS Office
12 64 (19.81%) MS Excel
13 61 (18.89%) ITIL
14 50 (15.48%) PowerShell
15 47 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 47 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 47 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 47 (14.55%) Finance
15 47 (14.55%) Yammer
16 46 (14.24%) Windows 7
17 44 (13.62%) Cisco
18 43 (13.31%) Citrix
18 43 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
19 42 (13.00%) Project Management
20 36 (11.15%) SQL Server
20 36 (11.15%) Firewall
20 36 (11.15%) Video Conferencing
21 31 (9.60%) Hyper-V
22 30 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012

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 99 (30.65%) SharePoint
2 94 (29.10%) MS Exchange
3 47 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (4.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (3.10%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (2.79%) IIS
9 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.17%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.55%) CMS
12 4 (1.24%) Confluence
13 1 (0.31%) Apache
13 1 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
13 1 (0.31%) Live Communications Server
13 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 66 (20.43%) MS Office
2 64 (19.81%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.10%) MS Project
4 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.86%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.31%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 115 (35.60%) Office 365
2 47 (14.55%) Yammer
3 43 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (8.98%) OneDrive
5 23 (7.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.48%) IaaS
7 6 (1.86%) SaaS
8 5 (1.55%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.24%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.24%) PaaS
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 166 (51.39%) Skype
2 36 (11.15%) Firewall
3 27 (8.36%) LAN
3 27 (8.36%) WAN
4 26 (8.05%) Unified Communications
5 23 (7.12%) DNS
6 21 (6.50%) Internet
7 20 (6.19%) TCP/IP
8 18 (5.57%) PBX
9 13 (4.02%) LDAP
10 12 (3.72%) DHCP
11 11 (3.41%) Network Security
11 11 (3.41%) SAN
11 11 (3.41%) WebEx
12 9 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (2.79%) Intranet
13 8 (2.48%) Telepresence
13 8 (2.48%) VoIP
13 8 (2.48%) VPN
14 7 (2.17%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.93%) Power BI
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) Subversion
2 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (14.55%) Finance
2 24 (7.43%) Banking
3 17 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.02%) Advertising
5 9 (2.79%) Retail
6 6 (1.86%) Back Office
6 6 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.55%) Law
7 5 (1.55%) Legal
8 3 (0.93%) Marketing
9 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (13.62%) Analyst
2 38 (11.76%) Architect
3 33 (10.22%) Consultant
4 26 (8.05%) Support Engineer
5 24 (7.43%) Lync Engineer
6 23 (7.12%) Project Manager
7 14 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (4.02%) Office 365 Consultant
8 13 (4.02%) Office 365 Engineer
8 13 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
9 12 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (3.72%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (3.72%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.41%) Desktop Support
10 11 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.41%) Lync Consultant
10 11 (3.41%) Office 365 Manager
11 10 (3.10%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.02%) .NET
2 7 (2.17%) Web Services
3 6 (1.86%) COM
4 5 (1.55%) XMPP
5 2 (0.62%) jQuery
6 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.31%) CSS
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) MAPI
6 1 (0.31%) RSS
6 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.15%) Video Conferencing
2 21 (6.50%) Blackberry
3 20 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.33%) PKI
5 13 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.02%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.86%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.24%) CMDB
8 4 (1.24%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.24%) Social Media
8 4 (1.24%) User Experience
9 3 (0.93%) BYOD
9 3 (0.93%) IVR
9 3 (0.93%) PMI
9 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.93%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.62%) iPad
10 2 (0.62%) iPhone
10 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 132 (40.87%) Windows
2 77 (23.84%) Windows Server
3 47 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (14.24%) Windows 7
5 30 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (6.50%) Windows 8
7 15 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (4.02%) Windows 10
8 13 (4.02%) Windows XP
9 10 (3.10%) Mac OS X
10 9 (2.79%) Linux
11 7 (2.17%) Windows Phone
12 6 (1.86%) Android
13 4 (1.24%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.93%) Unix
15 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (23.22%) Migration
2 61 (18.89%) ITIL
3 42 (13.00%) Project Management
4 20 (6.19%) Service Management
5 19 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.88%) Change Management
5 19 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
6 17 (5.26%) CRM
7 14 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (4.33%) Problem Management
7 14 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.02%) Data Management
8 13 (4.02%) Identity Management
9 12 (3.72%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (3.41%) Capacity Management
10 11 (3.41%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.41%) Time Management
11 10 (3.10%) Analytics
11 10 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (2.79%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.48%) PowerShell
2 22 (6.81%) SQL
3 13 (4.02%) C#
4 4 (1.24%) C
5 3 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.62%) AppleScript
6 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.62%) Python
6 2 (0.62%) VB
7 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (6.81%) MCSE
3 21 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 19 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.64%) Degree
6 8 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.24%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.24%) MCITP
8 4 (1.24%) MCSA
8 4 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.93%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.93%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.93%) CCNA
9 3 (0.93%) CCNP
9 3 (0.93%) MCP
9 3 (0.93%) MCTS
9 3 (0.93%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.72%) SLA
2 7 (2.17%) MiFID
3 2 (0.62%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
System Software
1 162 (50.15%) Active Directory
2 47 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (9.60%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.72%) UAG
4 12 (3.72%) XenApp
5 8 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (1.86%) vSphere
7 4 (1.24%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.24%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.24%) Xen
8 3 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.62%) Postfix
10 1 (0.31%) Firmware
10 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (8.36%) SCCM
2 15 (4.64%) SCOM
3 10 (3.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (1.86%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.86%) IBM BigFix
4 6 (1.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 6 (1.86%) Windows Intune
4 6 (1.86%) WSUS
5 5 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.55%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.24%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.93%) MIIS
8 2 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.62%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.31%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.31%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.31%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 182 (56.35%) Microsoft
2 70 (21.67%) VMware
3 44 (13.62%) Cisco
4 43 (13.31%) Citrix
5 19 (5.88%) Polycom
6 18 (5.57%) Symantec
7 11 (3.41%) NetApp
8 10 (3.10%) HP
9 9 (2.79%) Avaya
9 9 (2.79%) Dell
9 9 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.48%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.48%) Google
11 7 (2.17%) IBM
11 7 (2.17%) Intel Security
11 7 (2.17%) Lotus
11 7 (2.17%) Oracle
11 7 (2.17%) Sonus
12 6 (1.86%) Remedy
12 6 (1.86%) SAP
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