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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South West / Dorset
Rank - 23 30
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.94% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +20.75%

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
11 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.68% 18.28% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 28
Median daily rate £325 £170 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -44.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £125 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset 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 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

Skype for Business
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft