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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 47 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.24% 1.21% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.14% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £340 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
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
84 68 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 17.36% 20.61% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 36 41
Median daily rate £348 £354 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £415 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.57 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +11.82%
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 Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) MPLS
4 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (33.33%) Sophos
4 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) EMC
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Replication
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry 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 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 3 (33.33%) MPLS
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) Skype
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
1 2 (22.22%) Billing
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Support
3 1 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
2 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Design
2 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) vSphere
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) Sophos
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) BT