The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 48 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.01% 0.83% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.67% 4.72% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £201 £100 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.25% -58.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
Skype for Business
East of England

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

Application Platforms Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
90 127 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.20% 17.57% 26.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 59 81
Average daily rate £363 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £21.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +82.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.07 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £46.00 £36.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +12 3 £238 +137.50%
Cambridge -7 1 £165 +13.79%
Skype for Business
East of England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) SCCM
5 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) SLA
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) Avaya
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Local Government
6 2 (18.18%) Skype
6 2 (18.18%) Office 365
7 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) Skype
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Local Government
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Applications Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) PC Support
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Avaya
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) F5