The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 63 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.66% 0.36% 1.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.10% 2.50% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 12
Median daily rate £325 £350 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -35.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £350 £527
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £350 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £130.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.24%
Skype for Business
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Application Platforms Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
122 120 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.22% 14.56% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 94 138
Median daily rate £370 £343 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £120 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £165.00 £80.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.65% +388.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -9.70%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol 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 Bristol

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Bristol region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) VMware
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
5 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (53.85%) XenApp
6 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
6 6 (46.15%) Fat Client
6 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 6 (46.15%) DNS
6 6 (46.15%) MS Office
6 6 (46.15%) Thin Client
6 6 (46.15%) Wyse
7 5 (38.46%) Dell
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
7 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
8 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
8 4 (30.77%) SCCM
8 4 (30.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (30.77%) Skype
8 4 (30.77%) Office 365
8 4 (30.77%) VPN
8 4 (30.77%) DHCP
8 4 (30.77%) Finance
9 3 (23.08%) Migration

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) Skype
2 4 (30.77%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) Extranet
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Intranet
4 1 (7.69%) NAS
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix Support
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) UAT Manager
3 2 (15.38%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Server Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Fat Client
1 6 (46.15%) Thin Client
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
3 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) MCP
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (53.85%) XenApp
3 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
4 5 (38.46%) VMware ESX
5 4 (30.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (23.08%) BitLocker
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
8 1 (7.69%) Firmware
8 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
8 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (15.38%) WSUS
4 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
4 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (7.69%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) MOM
4 1 (7.69%) SCOM
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Wyse
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco
5 5 (38.46%) Dell
6 3 (23.08%) AppSense
6 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (23.08%) Intel Security
6 3 (23.08%) Symantec
7 2 (15.38%) CA
7 2 (15.38%) CommVault
7 2 (15.38%) Lotus
7 2 (15.38%) Polycom
7 2 (15.38%) SAP
8 1 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (7.69%) IBM
8 1 (7.69%) Oracle
8 1 (7.69%) Varonis
8 1 (7.69%) Veritas