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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 254 210 257
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +47
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 204 246 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.89% 1.04% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.48% 5.47% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 168 111
Median daily rate £413 £348 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.70% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £214 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £527 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +80.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.30 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £94.50 £18.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
4558 4494 4274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.79% 18.94% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3137 3057 2768
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 55 114
Median hourly rate £17.00 £21.69 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +14.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £43.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 34 £425 +19.40% 4
Uxbridge +5 4 £190 -
Westminster - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £490 -
Paddington - 1 - -
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England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 240 (63.66%) Microsoft
2 236 (62.60%) Skype
3 203 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 168 (44.56%) Office 365
5 166 (44.03%) Windows
6 127 (33.69%) MS Exchange
7 115 (30.50%) SharePoint
8 107 (28.38%) Windows Server
9 103 (27.32%) Migration
10 87 (23.08%) Cisco
11 80 (21.22%) VMware
12 67 (17.77%) MS Office
12 67 (17.77%) Citrix
13 64 (16.98%) MS Excel
14 59 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 58 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
16 57 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 57 (15.12%) DNS
16 57 (15.12%) Yammer
17 54 (14.32%) Exchange Server 2013
17 54 (14.32%) OneDrive
18 53 (14.06%) Unified Communications
19 52 (13.79%) SQL Server
20 50 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
21 47 (12.47%) Windows 7
22 45 (11.94%) Finance
22 45 (11.94%) Firewall
23 44 (11.67%) PowerShell
24 42 (11.14%) ITIL
25 39 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 127 (33.69%) MS Exchange
2 115 (30.50%) SharePoint
3 58 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (14.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (5.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (4.51%) IIS
7 16 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.59%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.06%) Apache
13 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.53%) CMS
14 2 (0.53%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
15 1 (0.27%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (17.77%) MS Office
2 64 (16.98%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.18%) MS Project
4 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.80%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) Faxination
3 3 (0.80%) assyst
3 3 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.53%) Eikon
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.27%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 168 (44.56%) Office 365
2 59 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (15.12%) Yammer
4 54 (14.32%) OneDrive
5 33 (8.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.45%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.59%) Google Apps
7 6 (1.59%) IaaS
8 5 (1.33%) Trello
9 4 (1.06%) SaaS
10 3 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 236 (62.60%) Skype
2 57 (15.12%) DNS
3 53 (14.06%) Unified Communications
4 45 (11.94%) Firewall
5 29 (7.69%) DHCP
6 28 (7.43%) LDAP
7 26 (6.90%) WAN
8 25 (6.63%) PBX
9 23 (6.10%) LAN
10 19 (5.04%) SAN
10 19 (5.04%) TCP/IP
11 18 (4.77%) VoIP
12 17 (4.51%) H.323
12 17 (4.51%) VPN
13 13 (3.45%) Internet
14 12 (3.18%) Network Security
15 11 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (2.92%) CTI
16 10 (2.65%) iSCSI
16 10 (2.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.80%) Power BI
4 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 45 (11.94%) Finance
2 22 (5.84%) Banking
3 16 (4.24%) Law
4 10 (2.65%) Retail
5 9 (2.39%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.86%) Legal
7 4 (1.06%) Back Office
7 4 (1.06%) Marketing
8 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (13.53%) Analyst
2 49 (13.00%) Architect
3 43 (11.41%) Consultant
4 30 (7.96%) Project Manager
5 24 (6.37%) Office 365 Engineer
5 24 (6.37%) Support Engineer
6 21 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (4.51%) Lync Consultant
7 17 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
8 16 (4.24%) Support Analyst
9 15 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 14 (3.71%) Desktop Engineer
10 14 (3.71%) Lync Engineer
10 14 (3.71%) Messaging Specialist
10 14 (3.71%) Office 365 Manager
10 14 (3.71%) Server Engineer
11 13 (3.45%) Office 365 Specialist
11 13 (3.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 12 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.90%) XMPP
2 8 (2.12%) .NET
3 6 (1.59%) COM
3 6 (1.59%) Web Services
4 3 (0.80%) CSS
4 3 (0.80%) HTML
4 3 (0.80%) jQuery
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.27%) Flash
5 1 (0.27%) OAuth
5 1 (0.27%) RSS
5 1 (0.27%) XML
5 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.96%) Video Conferencing
2 26 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.31%) Blackberry
4 15 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.98%) PKI
5 14 (3.71%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.18%) IVR
8 7 (1.86%) Clustering
8 7 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.59%) BYOD
9 6 (1.59%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.33%) iPhone
10 5 (1.33%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.06%) CLARiiON
11 4 (1.06%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.06%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.06%) User Experience
12 3 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.80%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 166 (44.03%) Windows
2 107 (28.38%) Windows Server
3 57 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (12.47%) Windows 7
5 38 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (6.10%) Android
6 23 (6.10%) Windows 8
7 21 (5.57%) Apple iOS
8 20 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (4.77%) Windows 10
10 13 (3.45%) Windows Phone
11 10 (2.65%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.65%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (2.12%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.33%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.33%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.06%) Linux
14 4 (1.06%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (27.32%) Migration
2 42 (11.14%) ITIL
3 37 (9.81%) Project Management
4 24 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (6.10%) Change Management
6 21 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.31%) Server Virtualisation
8 15 (3.98%) Mobile Device Management
8 15 (3.98%) PRINCE2
9 14 (3.71%) CRM
9 14 (3.71%) Data Management
9 14 (3.71%) Software Deployment
10 13 (3.45%) Identity Management
11 12 (3.18%) Capacity Management
11 12 (3.18%) Release Management
11 12 (3.18%) TOGAF
12 11 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (2.65%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.67%) PowerShell
2 26 (6.90%) SQL
3 8 (2.12%) C#
4 6 (1.59%) C
5 4 (1.06%) AppleScript
5 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.06%) Python
6 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.53%) VB
7 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.10%) MCSE
3 19 (5.04%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.77%) Degree
4 18 (4.77%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.12%) MCITP
8 6 (1.59%) MCTS
9 5 (1.33%) CCNA
9 5 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.80%) ACSP
10 3 (0.80%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.80%) CCA
10 3 (0.80%) CCIE
10 3 (0.80%) CCNP
10 3 (0.80%) MCSA
10 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.80%) PMP
10 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.45%) SLA
2 7 (1.86%) MiFID
3 2 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 203 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 50 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 36 (9.55%) XenApp
5 17 (4.51%) UAG
6 13 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.12%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.86%) vSphere
10 6 (1.59%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.33%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.33%) VMware ESX
12 4 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.53%) Postfix
14 2 (0.53%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (8.49%) SCCM
2 26 (6.90%) SCOM
3 14 (3.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.39%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (2.12%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.12%) IBM BigFix
6 8 (2.12%) SCVMM
6 8 (2.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (1.86%) MIIS
8 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.33%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.33%) WSUS
9 4 (1.06%) Simpana
10 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.53%) SCSM
10 2 (0.53%) WMI
10 2 (0.53%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 240 (63.66%) Microsoft
2 87 (23.08%) Cisco
3 80 (21.22%) VMware
4 67 (17.77%) Citrix
5 26 (6.90%) NetApp
6 25 (6.63%) Symantec
7 16 (4.24%) Avaya
7 16 (4.24%) HP
7 16 (4.24%) Polycom
8 13 (3.45%) Dell
9 11 (2.92%) Apple
9 11 (2.92%) IBM
10 10 (2.65%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.65%) Google
11 9 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (2.12%) EMC
12 8 (2.12%) Oracle
12 8 (2.12%) SolarWinds
12 8 (2.12%) Sonus
13 7 (1.86%) AppSense
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