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 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - 35 44
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.57% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 14.71% 2.15%
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 £340 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 in the Bedfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
24 34 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.92% 10.69% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 71
Median daily rate £365 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +142.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +13.15%

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