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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 62 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 1.37% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.15% 9.73% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £290 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -8.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +12.12%
Skype for Business
West Midlands

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
127 113 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.08% 14.05% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 71 52
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.97% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Median hourly rate £9.00 £15.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -4.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +20.58%

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 27 May 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) Office 365
5 3 (27.27%) Skype
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Phone
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (27.27%) WSUS
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation

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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) Skype
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) AdminStudio
1 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Phone
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Data Security
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Design
3 1 (9.09%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) DameWare
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Dell KACE
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) Verint
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