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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 251 252 298
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +46
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 161 172 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.81% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.07% 4.24% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 109 75
Average daily rate £386 £368 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £14.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.03 £25.20 £18.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
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
3955 4059 4140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.68% 19.14% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2767 2817 2787
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.15 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 11 £378 +0.66% 5
Croydon - 4 £338 -
Canary Wharf 0 2 £279 -34.29%
Uxbridge - 1 £413 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 178 (52.98%) Microsoft
2 136 (40.48%) Windows
3 135 (40.18%) Active Directory
4 117 (34.82%) Skype
5 99 (29.46%) MS Exchange
6 87 (25.89%) SharePoint
7 82 (24.40%) Office 365
8 77 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 69 (20.54%) Windows Server
10 60 (17.86%) Finance
10 60 (17.86%) Migration
11 55 (16.37%) Cisco
11 55 (16.37%) ITIL
12 54 (16.07%) MS Office
13 53 (15.77%) VMware
14 52 (15.48%) PowerShell
15 51 (15.18%) MS Excel
16 47 (13.99%) Video Conferencing
17 46 (13.69%) Windows 7
18 44 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2013
19 42 (12.50%) SCCM
20 40 (11.90%) Unified Communications
21 38 (11.31%) SQL Server
21 38 (11.31%) SQL
22 36 (10.71%) Blackberry
23 34 (10.12%) Banking
23 34 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
24 31 (9.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
24 31 (9.23%) Citrix
24 31 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 99 (29.46%) MS Exchange
2 87 (25.89%) SharePoint
3 77 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (9.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (5.65%) IIS
7 13 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.19%) CMS
10 4 (1.19%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.89%) Confluence
11 3 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.30%) Apache
12 1 (0.30%) Drupal
12 1 (0.30%) MindAlign
12 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (16.07%) MS Office
2 51 (15.18%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.30%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (2.98%) Unit4 Business World
2 8 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) assyst
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (24.40%) Office 365
2 28 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.46%) Yammer
4 9 (2.68%) Google Apps
4 9 (2.68%) IaaS
4 9 (2.68%) OneDrive
5 8 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.38%) PaaS
5 8 (2.38%) SaaS
6 5 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.89%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 117 (34.82%) Skype
2 40 (11.90%) Unified Communications
3 29 (8.63%) LAN
4 28 (8.33%) Firewall
4 28 (8.33%) WAN
5 27 (8.04%) VoIP
6 22 (6.55%) WebEx
7 21 (6.25%) Internet
8 18 (5.36%) DNS
9 16 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 14 (4.17%) VPN
11 13 (3.87%) Network Security
12 11 (3.27%) DHCP
13 10 (2.98%) SAN
14 9 (2.68%) PBX
14 9 (2.68%) VLAN
15 8 (2.38%) LDAP
15 8 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (2.08%) Intranet
16 7 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.08%) EDRMS
5 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.30%) GIS
7 1 (0.30%) MS Access
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.19%) JIRA
2 3 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (17.86%) Finance
2 34 (10.12%) Banking
3 21 (6.25%) Advertising
4 16 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.27%) Legal
6 10 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.08%) Front Office
8 5 (1.49%) Automotive
8 5 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.49%) Law
9 3 (0.89%) Back Office
10 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
10 2 (0.60%) Retail
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) French Language
11 1 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (14.29%) Analyst
2 32 (9.52%) Consultant
2 32 (9.52%) Lync Engineer
3 29 (8.63%) Architect
4 28 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 27 (8.04%) Support Engineer
6 24 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 20 (5.95%) Desktop Support
8 18 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (5.06%) Exchange Engineer
9 17 (5.06%) Office 365 Consultant
10 15 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.17%) Lync Consultant
11 14 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
12 13 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.57%) Office 365 Engineer
14 11 (3.27%) Exchange Consultant
14 11 (3.27%) IT Support
14 11 (3.27%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.08%) .NET
2 5 (1.49%) RSS
2 5 (1.49%) XMPP
3 4 (1.19%) Web Services
4 3 (0.89%) MAPI
5 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.60%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) Ajax
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) HTML5
6 1 (0.30%) Middleware
6 1 (0.30%) WCF
6 1 (0.30%) WPF
6 1 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.99%) Video Conferencing
2 36 (10.71%) Blackberry
3 21 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.87%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.68%) PMI
6 9 (2.68%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.08%) Clustering
7 7 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.08%) iPhone
8 4 (1.19%) CMDB
8 4 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.19%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.19%) IVR
9 3 (0.89%) Social Media
10 2 (0.60%) BYOD
10 2 (0.60%) FMCG
10 2 (0.60%) iPad
10 2 (0.60%) PKI
11 1 (0.30%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 136 (40.48%) Windows
2 69 (20.54%) Windows Server
3 46 (13.69%) Windows 7
4 31 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 12 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.27%) Android
8 11 (3.27%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.98%) Linux
10 8 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.49%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.19%) Unix
13 3 (0.89%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (17.86%) Migration
2 55 (16.37%) ITIL
3 27 (8.04%) Project Management
4 23 (6.85%) PRINCE2
5 22 (6.55%) Service Management
6 19 (5.65%) Service Delivery
7 18 (5.36%) Change Management
8 12 (3.57%) ITSM
9 11 (3.27%) Configuration Management
9 11 (3.27%) Problem Management
10 10 (2.98%) Business Continuity
10 10 (2.98%) PRINCE
10 10 (2.98%) Time Management
11 9 (2.68%) Data Management
12 8 (2.38%) Analytics
12 8 (2.38%) Capacity Management
12 8 (2.38%) Change Control
12 8 (2.38%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 52 (15.48%) PowerShell
2 38 (11.31%) SQL
3 7 (2.08%) C#
4 4 (1.19%) C
5 3 (0.89%) Python
6 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) Perl
7 1 (0.30%) VB
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (5.65%) Degree
3 17 (5.06%) MCSE
4 16 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 13 (3.87%) MCP
5 13 (3.87%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.38%) PMP
9 6 (1.79%) CCNP
10 5 (1.49%) CCIE
10 5 (1.49%) CCNA
10 5 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.19%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.19%) CCNP Voice
11 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.19%) MCSA
12 3 (0.89%) MCITP
13 1 (0.30%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 135 (40.18%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.63%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.38%) XenApp
5 7 (2.08%) BitLocker
5 7 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.08%) vSphere
5 7 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.79%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.79%) Xen
7 5 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.89%) Docker
9 3 (0.89%) Firmware
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 42 (12.50%) SCCM
2 16 (4.76%) SCOM
3 11 (3.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.49%) Windows Intune
6 4 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.89%) Icinga
7 3 (0.89%) Nagios
7 3 (0.89%) Puppet
7 3 (0.89%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.60%) SCSM
8 2 (0.60%) WSUS
9 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 178 (52.98%) Microsoft
2 55 (16.37%) Cisco
3 53 (15.77%) VMware
4 31 (9.23%) Citrix
5 25 (7.44%) Polycom
6 23 (6.85%) Symantec
7 20 (5.95%) HP
8 18 (5.36%) Google
9 16 (4.76%) Dell
10 15 (4.46%) Mitel
11 13 (3.87%) Avaya
12 12 (3.57%) NetApp
13 11 (3.27%) Adobe
13 11 (3.27%) Remedy
14 7 (2.08%) Bloomberg
14 7 (2.08%) BMC
14 7 (2.08%) Intel Security
15 6 (1.79%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.79%) Juniper
15 6 (1.79%) Reuters
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