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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 225 209 262
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +53
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 225 254 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.02% 1.08% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.30% 5.75% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 166 101
Median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £193 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £18.55 £17.35 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -6.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £12.91 £15.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £82.21 £18.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
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
4244 4417 4239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.17% 18.75% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2985 2986 2752
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 72 94
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.49% -1.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +16 36 £409 +2.18% 8
Feltham - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +1 1 £490 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £190 -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 224 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 219 (59.03%) Skype
3 191 (51.48%) Active Directory
4 164 (44.20%) Windows
5 157 (42.32%) Office 365
6 120 (32.35%) MS Exchange
7 117 (31.54%) SharePoint
8 104 (28.03%) Windows Server
9 88 (23.72%) Migration
10 80 (21.56%) Cisco
11 78 (21.02%) VMware
12 65 (17.52%) MS Office
13 64 (17.25%) MS Excel
14 57 (15.36%) Citrix
14 57 (15.36%) Yammer
15 54 (14.56%) DNS
16 53 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 52 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
17 52 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
17 52 (14.02%) SQL Server
17 52 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2013
18 49 (13.21%) Unified Communications
19 47 (12.67%) Windows 7
20 46 (12.40%) OneDrive
21 45 (12.13%) ITIL
22 44 (11.86%) Project Management
22 44 (11.86%) Firewall
22 44 (11.86%) Finance
23 41 (11.05%) PowerShell

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
1 120 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 117 (31.54%) SharePoint
3 52 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (5.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (4.04%) IIS
7 10 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.62%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.62%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (1.35%) CMS
11 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.08%) Apache
12 4 (1.08%) Confluence
12 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.54%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 65 (17.52%) MS Office
2 64 (17.25%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.23%) MS Project
4 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.81%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Faxination
3 3 (0.81%) assyst
3 3 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.27%) Eikon
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.27%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 157 (42.32%) Office 365
2 57 (15.36%) Yammer
3 52 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (12.40%) OneDrive
5 29 (7.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.50%) Mimecast
7 7 (1.89%) IaaS
8 6 (1.62%) Google Apps
9 5 (1.35%) SaaS
9 5 (1.35%) Trello
10 4 (1.08%) Google Analytics
10 4 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (59.03%) Skype
2 54 (14.56%) DNS
3 49 (13.21%) Unified Communications
4 44 (11.86%) Firewall
5 29 (7.82%) LDAP
6 26 (7.01%) DHCP
6 26 (7.01%) PBX
7 25 (6.74%) WAN
8 23 (6.20%) LAN
9 20 (5.39%) VoIP
10 19 (5.12%) Internet
11 18 (4.85%) SAN
11 18 (4.85%) VPN
12 17 (4.58%) H.323
12 17 (4.58%) TCP/IP
13 12 (3.23%) Network Security
14 11 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (2.96%) CTI
14 11 (2.96%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.81%) Power BI
6 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 44 (11.86%) Finance
2 24 (6.47%) Banking
3 16 (4.31%) Law
4 12 (3.23%) Retail
5 11 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.16%) Legal
7 5 (1.35%) Marketing
8 4 (1.08%) Advertising
8 4 (1.08%) Back Office
9 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (12.40%) Architect
2 45 (12.13%) Analyst
3 36 (9.70%) Consultant
4 31 (8.36%) Project Manager
5 24 (6.47%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.12%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (4.58%) Lync Engineer
7 17 (4.58%) Office 365 Engineer
8 15 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (4.04%) Server Engineer
8 15 (4.04%) Support Analyst
9 14 (3.77%) Messaging Specialist
10 13 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (3.50%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.50%) Office 365 Manager
10 13 (3.50%) Office 365 Specialist
10 13 (3.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 12 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.23%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.47%) XMPP
2 10 (2.70%) .NET
3 8 (2.16%) COM
4 3 (0.81%) jQuery
4 3 (0.81%) Web Services
5 2 (0.54%) CSS
5 2 (0.54%) HTML
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.27%) RSS
6 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.01%) Video Conferencing
2 19 (5.12%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.31%) PKI
5 14 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.96%) IVR
7 6 (1.62%) BYOD
7 6 (1.62%) Clustering
7 6 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.35%) Social Media
8 5 (1.35%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.08%) CLARiiON
9 4 (1.08%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.81%) User Experience
11 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 164 (44.20%) Windows
2 104 (28.03%) Windows Server
3 53 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (12.67%) Windows 7
5 36 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (5.12%) Windows 8
7 17 (4.58%) Android
8 16 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (4.04%) Apple iOS
9 15 (4.04%) Windows 10
10 11 (2.96%) Windows Phone
11 10 (2.70%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.16%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (2.16%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.62%) Linux
14 5 (1.35%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.35%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.81%) Unix
16 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (23.72%) Migration
2 45 (12.13%) ITIL
3 44 (11.86%) Project Management
4 27 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (6.47%) Change Management
6 21 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (5.66%) Server Virtualisation
6 21 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (5.12%) CRM
8 16 (4.31%) Data Management
9 15 (4.04%) Identity Management
9 15 (4.04%) Mobile Device Management
10 14 (3.77%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.50%) TOGAF
12 12 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.23%) Capacity Management
13 11 (2.96%) Release Management
13 11 (2.96%) Time Management
14 10 (2.70%) Document Management
14 10 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.05%) PowerShell
2 28 (7.55%) SQL
3 10 (2.70%) C#
4 6 (1.62%) C
5 4 (1.08%) AppleScript
5 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.08%) Python
6 3 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.54%) VB
8 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.93%) MCSE
4 21 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.85%) Degree
6 11 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.62%) CCNA
7 6 (1.62%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.35%) MCITP
8 5 (1.35%) MCTS
9 4 (1.08%) CCNP
9 4 (1.08%) MCSA
10 3 (0.81%) ACSP
10 3 (0.81%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.81%) CCA
10 3 (0.81%) CCIE
10 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.23%) SLA
2 7 (1.89%) MiFID
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 191 (51.48%) Active Directory
2 52 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.51%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.01%) XenApp
5 16 (4.31%) UAG
6 9 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (1.62%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.62%) vSphere
8 6 (1.62%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.35%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.81%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.81%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.54%) Postfix
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (7.55%) SCCM
2 25 (6.74%) SCOM
3 13 (3.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (2.43%) AirWatch
4 9 (2.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (2.16%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.16%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 7 (1.89%) MIIS
6 7 (1.89%) SCVMM
6 7 (1.89%) WSUS
7 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.54%) SCSM
8 2 (0.54%) Simpana
8 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.54%) WMI
8 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 224 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 80 (21.56%) Cisco
3 78 (21.02%) VMware
4 57 (15.36%) Citrix
5 24 (6.47%) Symantec
6 23 (6.20%) NetApp
7 15 (4.04%) Polycom
8 14 (3.77%) Avaya
9 13 (3.50%) Google
10 12 (3.23%) HP
11 11 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (2.70%) Oracle
13 9 (2.43%) Apple
13 9 (2.43%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.43%) Dell
13 9 (2.43%) IBM
14 8 (2.16%) EMC
14 8 (2.16%) Infor
14 8 (2.16%) SAP
14 8 (2.16%) Sonus
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