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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 68 75 63
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 8 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.85% 0.22% 1.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.88% 1.60% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Median daily rate £313 - £465
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +31.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
164 125 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.45% 13.78% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 105 97
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £100.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +506.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Skype
3 11 (50.00%) Office 365
3 11 (50.00%) VMware
4 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 10 (45.45%) XenApp
4 10 (45.45%) XenDesktop
5 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
5 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (40.91%) VMware ESX
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 8 (36.36%) Wyse
6 8 (36.36%) Finance
6 8 (36.36%) Migration
6 8 (36.36%) Thin Client
6 8 (36.36%) Fat Client
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
7 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
8 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
8 6 (27.27%) Dell
8 6 (27.27%) WAN
8 6 (27.27%) DHCP
8 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 6 (27.27%) DNS
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle
8 6 (27.27%) MS Office
8 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange

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 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.55%) Alfresco
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Skype
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) LAN
2 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 6 (27.27%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) VPN
4 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.55%) DECT
5 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
1 4 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (9.09%) Office 365 Expert
3 2 (9.09%) Subject Matter Expert
3 2 (9.09%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Telephony Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) UAT Manager
3 2 (9.09%) UAT Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Support
4 1 (4.55%) Lync Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Messaging Support
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Fat Client
1 8 (36.36%) Thin Client
2 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Handset
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.55%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CCA
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCSA
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 10 (45.45%) XenApp
1 10 (45.45%) XenDesktop
2 9 (40.91%) VMware ESX
2 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) Wyse
4 6 (27.27%) Dell
4 6 (27.27%) Intel Security
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco
6 4 (18.18%) AppSense
6 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.64%) Polycom
8 2 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (9.09%) Citrix
8 2 (9.09%) Lotus
8 2 (9.09%) SAP
8 2 (9.09%) Siemens