The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank - 36 47
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 3.33% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £375 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +200.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.42%
Skype for Business
East of 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 Bedfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
33 30 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.74% 10.24% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 80
Median daily rate £388 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £569 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -9.97%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Skype for Business
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) SMTP
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) IronPort
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) SMTP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (75.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) IronPort
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus