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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / London
Rank 236 261 233
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -28
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 176 156 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.74% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.66% 4.45% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 104 112
Median daily rate £450 £393 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £190 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £26.03 £22.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +20.75%

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
3780 3509 3822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.56% 16.63% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2627 2400 2630
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 53 73
Median hourly rate £22.17 £24.23 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.75 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the London region over the 3 months to 21 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
City of London +13 26 £450 +19.20% 7
Uxbridge +6 3 £175 -57.57%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £290 -
Canary Wharf -1 2 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 243 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 217 (60.28%) Skype
3 176 (48.89%) Windows
4 174 (48.33%) Office 365
5 146 (40.56%) Active Directory
6 128 (35.56%) SharePoint
7 108 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 95 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 94 (26.11%) MS Exchange
10 72 (20.00%) MS Office
11 71 (19.72%) SQL Server
12 70 (19.44%) Cisco
13 67 (18.61%) Migration
14 64 (17.78%) Citrix
15 61 (16.94%) SCCM
16 58 (16.11%) Windows Server
17 56 (15.56%) Unified Communications
18 55 (15.28%) OneDrive
18 55 (15.28%) Yammer
19 53 (14.72%) Finance
20 50 (13.89%) ITIL
21 46 (12.78%) CRM
21 46 (12.78%) Video Conferencing
22 44 (12.22%) Hyper-V
23 43 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
23 43 (11.94%) Windows 10
24 42 (11.67%) Dynamics CRM
24 42 (11.67%) PowerShell
24 42 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
25 39 (10.83%) Windows 7

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
1 128 (35.56%) SharePoint
2 94 (26.11%) MS Exchange
3 35 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
6 28 (7.78%) IIS
7 20 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
8 19 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 10 (2.78%) CMS
10 10 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.28%) Apache
13 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 108 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 72 (20.00%) MS Office
3 6 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (11.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Eikon
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 174 (48.33%) Office 365
2 95 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (15.28%) OneDrive
3 55 (15.28%) Yammer
4 25 (6.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (5.28%) SaaS
6 14 (3.89%) IaaS
7 7 (1.94%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.39%) GitHub
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 217 (60.28%) Skype
2 56 (15.56%) Unified Communications
3 38 (10.56%) Firewall
4 22 (6.11%) WAN
5 21 (5.83%) DNS
6 20 (5.56%) SAN
7 18 (5.00%) VoIP
8 17 (4.72%) LAN
9 15 (4.17%) DHCP
10 13 (3.61%) PBX
11 12 (3.33%) Internet
11 12 (3.33%) Telepresence
12 10 (2.78%) IP Telephony
13 9 (2.50%) ISDN
14 8 (2.22%) Intranet
14 8 (2.22%) VPN
15 7 (1.94%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.94%) NAS
15 7 (1.94%) SSL
15 7 (1.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.67%) Power BI
4 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.39%) JIRA
2 5 (1.39%) Zephyr
3 4 (1.11%) CruiseControl
3 4 (1.11%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.28%) MorphX
General
1 53 (14.72%) Finance
2 36 (10.00%) Retail
3 20 (5.56%) Legal
4 19 (5.28%) Law
5 16 (4.44%) Banking
6 11 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.67%) Back Office
7 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.39%) Advertising
9 4 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.56%) Front Office
11 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.56%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (18.06%) Architect
2 47 (13.06%) Consultant
3 39 (10.83%) Analyst
4 34 (9.44%) Project Manager
5 29 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 28 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (6.39%) Microsoft Consultant
8 20 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
9 19 (5.28%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
11 16 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (4.44%) Lync Engineer
12 15 (4.17%) Support Analyst
13 14 (3.89%) CRM Consultant
13 14 (3.89%) Exchange Engineer
13 14 (3.89%) Trainer
14 13 (3.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 12 (3.33%) IT Engineer
15 12 (3.33%) Lync Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.50%) COM
2 23 (6.39%) .NET
3 15 (4.17%) XMPP
4 11 (3.06%) Web Services
5 10 (2.78%) WCF
6 6 (1.67%) XML
6 6 (1.67%) XML Messaging
6 6 (1.67%) XSD
7 5 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.11%) WF
9 2 (0.56%) HTML
9 2 (0.56%) WAP
10 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.28%) CSS
10 1 (0.28%) CSS3
10 1 (0.28%) HTML5
10 1 (0.28%) HTML5 Canvas
10 1 (0.28%) jQuery
10 1 (0.28%) SVG
10 1 (0.28%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.78%) Video Conferencing
2 31 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 15 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.61%) Smartphone
6 12 (3.33%) Clustering
7 9 (2.50%) iPhone
8 8 (2.22%) Life Science
8 8 (2.22%) PKI
9 6 (1.67%) e-Learning
9 6 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.11%) BYOD
11 4 (1.11%) NHS
11 4 (1.11%) Replication
12 3 (0.83%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.83%) IVR
12 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.83%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 176 (48.89%) Windows
2 58 (16.11%) Windows Server
3 43 (11.94%) Windows 10
4 39 (10.83%) Windows 7
5 38 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (5.28%) Windows 8
8 15 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.39%) Android
10 4 (1.11%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.83%) Unix
11 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.56%) Linux
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.61%) Migration
2 50 (13.89%) ITIL
3 46 (12.78%) CRM
4 43 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (8.61%) Project Management
8 30 (8.33%) Data Management
8 30 (8.33%) Document Management
9 28 (7.78%) Case Management
10 26 (7.22%) TOGAF
11 23 (6.39%) Presales
11 23 (6.39%) SDLC
12 22 (6.11%) Business Analysis
13 21 (5.83%) Change Management
14 20 (5.56%) Waterfall
15 17 (4.72%) PRINCE2
16 16 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
17 15 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (3.61%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.67%) PowerShell
2 31 (8.61%) SQL
3 23 (6.39%) C#
4 19 (5.28%) C
5 5 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.28%) Java
6 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.28%) VB
6 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (7.22%) MCSE
3 23 (6.39%) Degree
4 11 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.22%) CCNA
6 8 (2.22%) MCITP
7 7 (1.94%) MCSA
7 7 (1.94%) MCTS
7 7 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.39%) CCNP
9 5 (1.39%) MCP
10 4 (1.11%) HND
10 4 (1.11%) MCDST
10 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.83%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.67%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 146 (40.56%) Active Directory
2 44 (12.22%) Hyper-V
3 29 (8.06%) XenApp
4 20 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.83%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.83%) UAG
8 3 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.28%) Postfix
10 1 (0.28%) Squid
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (16.94%) SCCM
2 24 (6.67%) SCOM
3 17 (4.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.22%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.67%) MIMEsweeper
8 6 (1.67%) vMotion
8 6 (1.67%) WMI
9 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.11%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.11%) SCSM
11 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.56%) SafeCom
11 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 243 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 70 (19.44%) Cisco
3 64 (17.78%) Citrix
4 34 (9.44%) VMware
5 31 (8.61%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (8.61%) SAP
6 28 (7.78%) Oracle
7 27 (7.50%) Infor
7 27 (7.50%) Polycom
8 22 (6.11%) Symantec
9 13 (3.61%) Juniper
9 13 (3.61%) Mitel
10 11 (3.06%) HP
11 10 (2.78%) Avaya
12 9 (2.50%) Canon
12 9 (2.50%) NetApp
13 8 (2.22%) Dell
14 7 (1.94%) Apple
14 7 (1.94%) Intel Security
14 7 (1.94%) Sonus
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