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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 56 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 14 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.85% 0.54% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.14% 3.15% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
172 127 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.69% 17.26% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 73 84
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Median hourly rate £10.60 £13.46 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.26% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.93 £6.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £15.35 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
1 13 (72.22%) Skype
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Office 365
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 6 (33.33%) LDAP
4 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) H.323
5 5 (27.78%) XMPP
5 5 (27.78%) SCCM
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (22.22%) E-Discovery
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (16.67%) MS Office
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (11.11%) Lotus
8 2 (11.11%) PKI
8 2 (11.11%) Polycom
8 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) VMware

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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Skype
2 6 (33.33%) LDAP
2 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 5 (27.78%) H.323
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Lync Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365 Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Messaging Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XMPP
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (11.11%) PKI
1 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) PMI
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Android
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) E-Discovery
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Programme Governance
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) BPMN
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) CMMI
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.56%) UML
3 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) DameWare
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Lotus
3 2 (11.11%) Polycom
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) Sophos
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