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 20 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South West / Bristol
Rank 54 66 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.18% 0.69% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.07% 5.66% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 1
Median daily rate £525 £260 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.92% -52.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +20.75%

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
112 106 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.59% 12.14% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 85 115
Median daily rate £400 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £123 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £456 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 February 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 22 (95.65%) Windows
1 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (65.22%) DNS
4 12 (52.17%) VMware
4 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
5 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (47.83%) Skype
5 11 (47.83%) Cisco
6 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) Thin Client
6 10 (43.48%) Wyse
6 10 (43.48%) Fat Client
6 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (43.48%) XenApp
6 10 (43.48%) Windows 10
7 9 (39.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (39.13%) XenDesktop
7 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
7 9 (39.13%) SCCM
7 9 (39.13%) VMware ESX
7 9 (39.13%) AppSense
7 9 (39.13%) Incident Management
7 9 (39.13%) Citrix
7 9 (39.13%) MS Office
8 8 (34.78%) Office 365
9 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills

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 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) DNS
2 11 (47.83%) Skype
3 7 (30.43%) DHCP
3 7 (30.43%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (26.09%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.35%) OpenScape
5 1 (4.35%) PBX
5 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.35%) VoIP
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Architect
8 1 (4.35%) IT Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 1 (4.35%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Fat Client
1 10 (43.48%) Thin Client
2 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (30.43%) Client/Server
2 7 (30.43%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 10 (43.48%) Windows 10
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Incident Management
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 4 (17.39%) Capacity Management
4 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
4 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (13.04%) Security Management
5 2 (8.70%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) MCP
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (43.48%) XenApp
4 9 (39.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (39.13%) VMware ESX
4 9 (39.13%) XenDesktop
5 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (26.09%) DFS Replication
7 4 (17.39%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (8.70%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Wyse
4 9 (39.13%) AppSense
4 9 (39.13%) Citrix
5 7 (30.43%) Dell
5 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
6 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
6 4 (17.39%) Symantec
6 4 (17.39%) Xerox
7 2 (8.70%) CA
7 2 (8.70%) CommVault
7 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
7 2 (8.70%) Polycom
8 1 (4.35%) Siemens
8 1 (4.35%) Varonis