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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / London
Rank 255 260 253
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 154 153 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.14% 4.47% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 101 98
Median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £319
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.35 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £25.15 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-38.82% +21.42%

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
3718 3423 3688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.11% 16.58% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2570 2351 2570
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 50 70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.23 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +7 16 £400 +3.22% 9
Uxbridge +1 3 £175 -57.57%
Canary Wharf 0 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 £375 -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 230 (67.25%) Microsoft
2 210 (61.40%) Skype
3 164 (47.95%) Office 365
4 161 (47.08%) Windows
5 145 (42.40%) Active Directory
6 121 (35.38%) SharePoint
7 101 (29.53%) MS Exchange
8 95 (27.78%) MS Excel
9 92 (26.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 76 (22.22%) Migration
11 64 (18.71%) Cisco
12 62 (18.13%) Citrix
13 60 (17.54%) MS Office
14 59 (17.25%) OneDrive
15 58 (16.96%) Yammer
15 58 (16.96%) SQL Server
16 57 (16.67%) Windows Server
17 55 (16.08%) SCCM
18 50 (14.62%) Finance
19 48 (14.04%) Video Conferencing
20 47 (13.74%) Unified Communications
21 41 (11.99%) ITIL
22 40 (11.70%) Firewall
23 39 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
24 37 (10.82%) PowerShell
24 37 (10.82%) CRM
24 37 (10.82%) Windows 10
25 36 (10.53%) VMware
25 36 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
25 36 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 121 (35.38%) SharePoint
2 101 (29.53%) MS Exchange
3 39 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
6 23 (6.73%) IIS
7 19 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
8 16 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (3.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (1.46%) CMS
13 5 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 95 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 60 (17.54%) MS Office
3 6 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 34 (9.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.29%) Eikon
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 164 (47.95%) Office 365
2 92 (26.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (17.25%) OneDrive
4 58 (16.96%) Yammer
5 24 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (5.26%) SaaS
7 10 (2.92%) IaaS
8 7 (2.05%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.46%) GitHub
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 210 (61.40%) Skype
2 47 (13.74%) Unified Communications
3 40 (11.70%) Firewall
4 23 (6.73%) DNS
5 21 (6.14%) SAN
6 20 (5.85%) WAN
7 19 (5.56%) DHCP
7 19 (5.56%) LAN
8 13 (3.80%) PBX
9 12 (3.51%) VPN
10 11 (3.22%) Internet
10 11 (3.22%) VoIP
11 10 (2.92%) ISDN
12 9 (2.63%) IP Telephony
13 7 (2.05%) Intranet
13 7 (2.05%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.75%) Cisco IPT
14 6 (1.75%) NAS
14 6 (1.75%) Telepresence
14 6 (1.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.75%) Power BI
4 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.46%) JIRA
2 5 (1.46%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 50 (14.62%) Finance
2 34 (9.94%) Retail
3 15 (4.39%) Banking
3 15 (4.39%) Legal
4 11 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.92%) Law
6 6 (1.75%) Back Office
6 6 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.17%) Advertising
7 4 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.58%) Front Office
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (14.62%) Architect
1 50 (14.62%) Consultant
2 35 (10.23%) Analyst
3 33 (9.65%) Project Manager
4 32 (9.36%) Support Engineer
5 27 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (7.31%) Office 365 Engineer
7 22 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (6.14%) Lync Engineer
9 19 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
10 17 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (4.68%) Lync Consultant
11 16 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (4.39%) Technical Consultant
13 14 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (4.09%) Administrator
13 14 (4.09%) Exchange Engineer
14 13 (3.80%) IT Support
14 13 (3.80%) Support Analyst
15 12 (3.51%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.02%) COM
2 16 (4.68%) .NET
3 12 (3.51%) Web Services
4 10 (2.92%) XMPP
5 7 (2.05%) WCF
5 7 (2.05%) XML
6 6 (1.75%) XML Messaging
6 6 (1.75%) XSD
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) CSS
7 1 (0.29%) Flash
7 1 (0.29%) HTML
7 1 (0.29%) OAuth
7 1 (0.29%) RFC 2833
7 1 (0.29%) WAP
7 1 (0.29%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.04%) Video Conferencing
2 26 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.97%) Blackberry
5 12 (3.51%) Smartphone
6 10 (2.92%) iPhone
7 8 (2.34%) Life Science
8 6 (1.75%) Clustering
8 6 (1.75%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.75%) PKI
9 5 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.17%) BYOD
10 4 (1.17%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.17%) IVR
11 3 (0.88%) Equities
11 3 (0.88%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.88%) Replication
12 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 161 (47.08%) Windows
2 57 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 37 (10.82%) Windows 10
4 36 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 36 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 14 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (3.51%) Android
9 9 (2.63%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.46%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.17%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.88%) Unix
12 3 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.58%) Linux
13 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (22.22%) Migration
2 41 (11.99%) ITIL
3 37 (10.82%) CRM
4 36 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (7.60%) Data Management
6 26 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (7.31%) Case Management
7 25 (7.31%) Document Management
8 23 (6.73%) Project Management
9 21 (6.14%) Presales
10 20 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (5.56%) TOGAF
12 18 (5.26%) Change Management
13 17 (4.97%) SDLC
14 16 (4.68%) Business Analysis
14 16 (4.68%) Waterfall
15 15 (4.39%) PRINCE2
16 11 (3.22%) Identity Management
16 11 (3.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.82%) PowerShell
2 24 (7.02%) SQL
3 16 (4.68%) C#
4 9 (2.63%) C
5 6 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.73%) MCSE
3 19 (5.56%) Degree
4 8 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.05%) MCITP
5 7 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.46%) CCNA
7 5 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.46%) MCSA
8 4 (1.17%) HND
8 4 (1.17%) MCTS
8 4 (1.17%) PMP
8 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.88%) CCNP
9 3 (0.88%) MCP
10 2 (0.58%) MCDST
10 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.75%) SLA
2 5 (1.46%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (42.40%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.94%) Hyper-V
3 29 (8.48%) XenApp
4 17 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.92%) VMware ESX
6 9 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.17%) vSphere
9 4 (1.17%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.88%) UAG
10 3 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.29%) KVM
12 1 (0.29%) Postfix
12 1 (0.29%) Squid
12 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 55 (16.08%) SCCM
2 15 (4.39%) SCOM
3 13 (3.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 12 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (2.05%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.75%) MIMEsweeper
6 6 (1.75%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.75%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.46%) vMotion
7 5 (1.46%) WMI
8 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.17%) SCSM
9 3 (0.88%) Simpana
10 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.58%) SafeCom
10 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 230 (67.25%) Microsoft
2 64 (18.71%) Cisco
3 62 (18.13%) Citrix
4 36 (10.53%) VMware
5 26 (7.60%) Oracle
6 25 (7.31%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (7.31%) SAP
7 24 (7.02%) Infor
8 19 (5.56%) Polycom
9 17 (4.97%) Symantec
10 16 (4.68%) HP
11 14 (4.09%) Juniper
12 13 (3.80%) Mitel
13 11 (3.22%) Avaya
14 10 (2.92%) Canon
14 10 (2.92%) NetApp
15 9 (2.63%) Dell
16 8 (2.34%) Apple
16 8 (2.34%) Sonus
17 7 (2.05%) CheckPoint
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