The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.83% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
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
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 Coventry region.

Application Platforms Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
65 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 18.06% 16.97% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 18
Average daily rate £425 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.47% +162.96%
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 Coventry

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Yammer
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Infor
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) Case Management
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) COM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Zachman Framework

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Domino
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) CRM Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) CRM Technical Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Messaging Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Case Management
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Document Management
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Infor
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus