The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK
Rank 275 292 263
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -29
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 372 384 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.76% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.82% 4.47% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 253 236
Median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £174 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 20
Median hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-36.47% +21.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
7718 8599 8685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.21% 16.91% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4933 5441 5455
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 242 311
Median hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £19.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 the UK

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business within the UK.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business within the UK.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England +34 354 £388 - 74
London +11 153 £450 +16.12% 35
South East +66 99 £369 +1.72% 12
Hampshire +31 39 £400 +6.66% 1
East of England +10 25 £300 +26.31% 2
North East +1 22 £275 -47.61% 4
Berkshire +18 17 £300 +2.56% 3
Surrey +35 16 £325 -7.14% 2
City of London -13 16 £425 +9.67% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 15 £290 - 2
Tyne and Wear -9 15 £290 - 2
Buckinghamshire +12 14 £358 -0.69% 2
North West +3 13 £325 -7.80% 1
West Midlands -8 13 £478 - 3
Scotland +9 11 £249 -33.60%
Milton Keynes +11 10 £425 +10.38% 1
Yorkshire -2 10 £350 -35.18% 3
Cheshire +26 9 £265 -23.74%
Glasgow +8 9 £249 -33.60%
South West -5 9 £300 -14.28% 10
Reading +16 8 £300 -20.00% 1
East Midlands +7 8 £400 +4.91% 1
Essex +6 8 £300 +6.19%
Hertfordshire +6 8 £400 +116.21% 2
Bracknell +5 8 £475 +122.22%
Portsmouth - 8 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +3 7 - -
Havant - 7 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £375 - 1
Cambridge +8 6 - -

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 557 (65.45%) Skype
2 532 (62.51%) Microsoft
3 448 (52.64%) Windows
4 440 (51.70%) Office 365
5 390 (45.83%) Active Directory
6 302 (35.49%) SharePoint
7 256 (30.08%) MS Exchange
8 219 (25.73%) Windows Server
9 194 (22.80%) Migration
10 188 (22.09%) MS Excel
11 167 (19.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 167 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
12 161 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
13 155 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 141 (16.57%) Cisco
15 139 (16.33%) VMware
16 134 (15.75%) MS Office
17 131 (15.39%) Citrix
17 131 (15.39%) PowerShell
18 124 (14.57%) SCCM
19 123 (14.45%) Exchange Server 2013
20 120 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
21 119 (13.98%) DNS
22 117 (13.75%) ITIL
23 114 (13.40%) SQL Server
24 109 (12.81%) Hyper-V
25 106 (12.46%) Security Cleared
26 102 (11.99%) Windows 7
27 100 (11.75%) Unified Communications
28 99 (11.63%) Yammer

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 302 (35.49%) SharePoint
2 256 (30.08%) MS Exchange
3 161 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 123 (14.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 61 (7.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 52 (6.11%) Office Communications Server
7 40 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 31 (3.64%) IIS
10 30 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 30 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 21 (2.47%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.18%) IBM Notes
14 8 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.82%) CMS
15 7 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.35%) Quickr
17 2 (0.24%) CICS
17 2 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 188 (22.09%) MS Excel
2 134 (15.75%) MS Office
3 13 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.12%) InDesign
6 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Snagit
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 50 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.24%) Unica
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Eikon
5 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 440 (51.70%) Office 365
2 167 (19.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (11.63%) Yammer
4 91 (10.69%) OneDrive
5 45 (5.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (2.12%) SaaS
7 15 (1.76%) Mimecast
8 13 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.41%) IaaS
10 7 (0.82%) GitHub
11 5 (0.59%) G Suite
12 3 (0.35%) PaaS
13 2 (0.24%) Trello
14 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 557 (65.45%) Skype
2 119 (13.98%) DNS
3 100 (11.75%) Unified Communications
4 98 (11.52%) DHCP
5 71 (8.34%) LAN
6 67 (7.87%) Firewall
7 62 (7.29%) WAN
8 61 (7.17%) VoIP
9 49 (5.76%) PBX
10 42 (4.94%) SAN
11 36 (4.23%) VPN
12 29 (3.41%) Internet
13 23 (2.70%) TCP/IP
14 19 (2.23%) ISDN
14 19 (2.23%) NetScaler
15 16 (1.88%) IP Telephony
16 15 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (1.76%) LDAP
17 14 (1.65%) SMTP
18 12 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.71%) Power BI
6 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.47%) Big Data
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.12%) MySQL
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (0.94%) JIRA
2 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.59%) Zephyr
4 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.24%) JUnit
6 2 (0.24%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.24%) Xcode
7 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (9.64%) Finance
2 57 (6.70%) Retail
3 31 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.70%) Banking
5 19 (2.23%) Law
6 16 (1.88%) Legal
7 11 (1.29%) French Language
7 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.29%) Spanish Language
8 9 (1.06%) Advertising
8 9 (1.06%) Back Office
9 8 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.71%) Electronics
12 5 (0.59%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.47%) Local Government
13 4 (0.47%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 120 (14.10%) Consultant
2 107 (12.57%) Architect
3 84 (9.87%) Analyst
4 70 (8.23%) Support Engineer
5 56 (6.58%) Project Manager
6 48 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (5.17%) Lync Engineer
8 43 (5.05%) Office 365 Engineer
9 36 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
10 34 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 32 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 32 (3.76%) Office 365 Architect
12 31 (3.64%) Support Analyst
13 30 (3.53%) Office 365 Specialist
14 29 (3.41%) Messaging Engineer
15 28 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
16 26 (3.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
17 25 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
18 23 (2.70%) Business Consultant
18 23 (2.70%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.35%) COM
2 20 (2.35%) .NET
3 18 (2.12%) XML
4 17 (2.00%) Web Services
5 16 (1.88%) XMPP
6 7 (0.82%) WCF
7 6 (0.71%) HTML
7 6 (0.71%) XML Messaging
7 6 (0.71%) XSD
8 4 (0.47%) ADO
8 4 (0.47%) JSON
9 3 (0.35%) CSS
10 2 (0.24%) Cocoa
10 2 (0.24%) Core Animation
10 2 (0.24%) Core Data
10 2 (0.24%) iOS SDK
10 2 (0.24%) iPhone SDK
10 2 (0.24%) OAuth
10 2 (0.24%) RESTful
10 2 (0.24%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.34%) Video Conferencing
2 62 (7.29%) Data Centre
3 47 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (5.29%) Blackberry
5 41 (4.82%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.35%) PKI
6 20 (2.35%) Smartphone
7 19 (2.23%) Clustering
7 19 (2.23%) Fat Client
7 19 (2.23%) Thin Client
8 16 (1.88%) iPhone
9 14 (1.65%) BYOD
10 12 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.29%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.18%) Replication
13 8 (0.94%) IVR
13 8 (0.94%) Life Science
13 8 (0.94%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 448 (52.64%) Windows
2 219 (25.73%) Windows Server
3 167 (19.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 155 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (11.99%) Windows 7
6 91 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 90 (10.58%) Windows 10
8 50 (5.88%) Android
9 36 (4.23%) Windows 8
10 32 (3.76%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.41%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.29%) Linux
13 9 (1.06%) Unix
14 8 (0.94%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.35%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.24%) Solaris
17 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
18 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (22.80%) Migration
2 117 (13.75%) ITIL
3 54 (6.35%) CRM
4 51 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (4.82%) Document Management
7 40 (4.70%) Project Management
8 39 (4.58%) Data Management
9 38 (4.47%) Case Management
9 38 (4.47%) Load Balancing
10 37 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (4.23%) Change Management
11 36 (4.23%) Identity Management
11 36 (4.23%) Presales
12 35 (4.11%) TOGAF
13 34 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 31 (3.64%) PRINCE2
15 29 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
16 26 (3.06%) Service Management
17 24 (2.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 131 (15.39%) PowerShell
2 79 (9.28%) SQL
3 23 (2.70%) C
4 19 (2.23%) C#
5 14 (1.65%) VB
6 9 (1.06%) VBScript
7 6 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.59%) Java
8 5 (0.59%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.24%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.24%) C++
9 2 (0.24%) JCL
9 2 (0.24%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.24%) PHP
9 2 (0.24%) REXX
Qualifications
1 120 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (12.46%) Security Cleared
3 90 (10.58%) SC Cleared
4 83 (9.75%) MCSE
5 71 (8.34%) Degree
6 23 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (2.70%) MCITP
7 22 (2.59%) MCSA
8 14 (1.65%) CCNP
9 13 (1.53%) CCNA
10 8 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.82%) MCP
11 7 (0.82%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.71%) CCIE
12 6 (0.71%) CISA
12 6 (0.71%) CISM
12 6 (0.71%) CISSP
13 5 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.94%) SLA
2 9 (1.06%) QA
3 8 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 390 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 109 (12.81%) Hyper-V
3 78 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (8.34%) XenApp
5 38 (4.47%) XenDesktop
6 33 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 33 (3.88%) VMware ESX
7 23 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (2.12%) vSphere
10 14 (1.65%) XenServer
11 11 (1.29%) BitLocker
12 9 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.59%) UAG
14 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.47%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.35%) Brightmail
16 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.24%) RACF
Systems Management
1 124 (14.57%) SCCM
2 53 (6.23%) SCOM
3 42 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (3.06%) AirWatch
5 22 (2.59%) NetBackup
6 19 (2.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 16 (1.88%) WSUS
8 15 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (1.18%) SCSM
11 8 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.82%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.82%) MIMEsweeper
12 7 (0.82%) Nagios
12 7 (0.82%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.71%) SCOrch
13 6 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 532 (62.51%) Microsoft
2 141 (16.57%) Cisco
3 139 (16.33%) VMware
4 131 (15.39%) Citrix
5 57 (6.70%) HP
6 52 (6.11%) Symantec
7 51 (5.99%) Oracle
8 38 (4.47%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (4.47%) SAP
9 37 (4.35%) Infor
10 34 (4.00%) Polycom
11 25 (2.94%) Mitel
12 22 (2.59%) Avaya
12 22 (2.59%) Dell
13 21 (2.47%) AppSense
14 20 (2.35%) Apple
15 17 (2.00%) NetApp
15 17 (2.00%) Wyse
16 16 (1.88%) CheckPoint
16 16 (1.88%) Remedy
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Billingham, Cleveland
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
LA International
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton
University of Brighton
Rate: £33,943 to £40,523 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago