The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / East Midlands
Rank 88 90 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 8 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.55% 0.44% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.55% 3.29% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Median daily rate £300 £388 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +63.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £466 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
176 213 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.16% 13.46% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 121 117
Median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £114 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Northamptonshire - 3 £240 -
Nottinghamshire +3 2 £350 +16.66%
Derbyshire -3 2 - -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 15 (88.24%) Office 365
2 14 (82.35%) Skype
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 9 (52.94%) Windows
5 9 (52.94%) SCCM
6 6 (35.29%) Migration
7 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (23.53%) PBX
7 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
8 3 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
8 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
9 2 (11.76%) VMware
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle
9 2 (11.76%) Unix
9 2 (11.76%) Solaris
9 2 (11.76%) Linux
9 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (11.76%) Intranet
9 2 (11.76%) Citrix
9 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
9 2 (11.76%) SCOM
9 2 (11.76%) Polycom
9 2 (11.76%) Data Centre

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 15 (88.24%) Office 365
2 3 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.76%) OneDrive
4 1 (5.88%) G Suite
4 1 (5.88%) IaaS
4 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) Skype
2 4 (23.53%) PBX
3 2 (11.76%) Intranet
3 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
2 6 (35.29%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Business Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Lync Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Change Control
2 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Polycom
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Google