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 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 27 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.44% 1.94% 0.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.54% 14.29% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £148 £190 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% -60.00%
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 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
52 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 21.14% 13.59% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 14
Median daily rate £275 £230 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £122 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £440 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.47% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +27.27%

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 4 £148 -
Bournemouth -4 1 - -
Skype for Business
South West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 23 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) iPhone
2 5 (50.00%) AirWatch
3 4 (40.00%) Skype
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (10.00%) Samsung
5 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
5 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Yammer

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
1 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Skype
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) iPhone
2 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (10.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Samsung
3 1 (10.00%) VMware