The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 0.79% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.71% 4.67% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £460 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £243 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
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 Birmingham region.

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
85 107 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.17% 16.98% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 54
Median daily rate £390 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £211 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 20 (86.96%) Skype
2 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
3 14 (60.87%) Office 365
4 12 (52.17%) Unified Communications
4 12 (52.17%) LDAP
5 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (34.78%) MS Office
6 8 (34.78%) PKI
7 7 (30.43%) Identity Management
7 7 (30.43%) DHCP
7 7 (30.43%) DNS
7 7 (30.43%) SCCM
7 7 (30.43%) SCOM
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
8 6 (26.09%) Email Filtering
8 6 (26.09%) Yammer
8 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (26.09%) OneDrive
8 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
8 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
8 6 (26.09%) Nagios
8 6 (26.09%) Kerberos
8 6 (26.09%) VoIP
8 6 (26.09%) PBX
8 6 (26.09%) SQL

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (60.87%) Office 365
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (26.09%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (26.09%) OneDrive
3 6 (26.09%) Yammer
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) Skype
2 12 (52.17%) LDAP
2 12 (52.17%) Unified Communications
3 7 (30.43%) DHCP
3 7 (30.43%) DNS
4 6 (26.09%) Kerberos
4 6 (26.09%) PBX
4 6 (26.09%) VoIP
5 5 (21.74%) H.323
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
7 1 (4.35%) Bluetooth
7 1 (4.35%) LAN
7 1 (4.35%) PSTN
7 1 (4.35%) WAN
7 1 (4.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Private Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Lync Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Messaging Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) PKI
2 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.04%) Android
5 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Identity Management
2 6 (26.09%) Email Filtering
2 6 (26.09%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Patch Management
3 5 (21.74%) E-Discovery
4 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Governance
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) BPMN
5 1 (4.35%) CMMI
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) MCITP
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
1 7 (30.43%) SCOM
2 6 (26.09%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Polycom
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) BT
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow