I've written the following sentence but after reading it, it sounds to me like it's wrong.

The skill-set for iOS and Android development is not common in the current team.

Is it correct to say "common in the current team"? Or should I use "common on"?

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    It's polite and helpful to explain why it sounds to you like it's wrong.
    – Kris
    Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 10:34
  • I don't know, really. Just feeling that "skill-set" is not something that is found "in" people, rather like someone that people "have".
    – Nir Levy
    Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 10:48
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    The team is not individual people -- even otherwise, "one has to have it in him".
    – Kris
    Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 10:52
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    There are other candidate prepositions, too, like among and within.
    – J.R.
    Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 17:07

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It’s in. However, you may want to consider re-writing the whole thing. Something like this might be clearer, depending on how polite you want to be:

Most of those working on the project are not familiar with iOS and Android development.

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