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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 67 50 65
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 1.34% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.37% 8.40% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.98%
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
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
178 119 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.94% 15.91% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 58 61
Median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 15
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +3.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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 25 July 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Skype
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) XMPP
6 2 (16.67%) WSUS
6 2 (16.67%) Lotus
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
6 2 (16.67%) LDAP
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) H.323

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 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Skype
2 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) H.323
4 2 (16.67%) LDAP
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
1 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XMPP
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Service Design
3 1 (8.33%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) DameWare
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) Verint
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