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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 96 96 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.55% 0.13% 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.27% 0.91% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Median daily rate £425 £363 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +52.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £353 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £373 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -34.24%
Skype for Business
England

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
211 219 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.78% 14.03% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 125 175
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £114 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £452 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.96 £21.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -10.25%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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
Derbyshire - 5 £500 -
Northamptonshire -12 2 £300 -14.28% 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £425 - 2
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
1 14 (87.50%) Office 365
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Skype
4 10 (62.50%) SCCM
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (43.75%) Migration
7 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
8 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 5 (31.25%) SCOM
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (25.00%) NAS
9 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) SAN
9 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
10 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
10 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
10 3 (18.75%) Oracle
10 3 (18.75%) ITIL
10 3 (18.75%) Unix
10 3 (18.75%) Solaris
10 3 (18.75%) Linux
10 3 (18.75%) Citrix
10 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
11 2 (12.50%) Local Government

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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (87.50%) Office 365
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) G Suite
4 1 (6.25%) IaaS
4 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
4 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Skype
2 4 (25.00%) NAS
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (12.50%) Intranet
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) IPsec
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Solaris
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Facilities Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) SCCM
2 5 (31.25%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) QNAP