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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 31 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.74% 0.52% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.76% 4.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £259 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
51 41 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.83% 10.59% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 39
Median daily rate £413 £300 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.47% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.50 £42.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.47% +286.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +27.27%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton - 6 £425 -
Skype for Business
East of England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) SMTP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) IronPort
3 4 (57.14%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (57.14%) Web Filtering
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) Lotus
5 2 (28.57%) IBM Domino
5 2 (28.57%) Skype
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
6 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements

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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Domino
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) SMTP
3 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 1 (14.29%) SSL
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Collaboration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Messaging Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (57.14%) Web Filtering
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) IronPort
3 3 (42.86%) Dell
3 3 (42.86%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Lotus
5 1 (14.29%) Apple