The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank - 29 27
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.45% 1.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.50% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £175
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
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 Dorset region.

Application Platforms Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
35 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 18.04% 17.94% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 16
Average daily rate £175 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.31% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £223 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £600 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% +30.00%
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 Dorset

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Dorset