The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 23 20 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 3.03% 2.48% 1.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.00% 10.71% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £350 £396 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.61% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £396 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £396 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% +4.57%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 25 28 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 18.94% 23.14% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 20
Median daily rate £375 £464 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.13% +3.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £396 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Canary Wharf

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Canary Wharf

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Document Management
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Trustwave
3 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Floorwalker
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Trainer
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Trainer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Document Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) Trustwave