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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 100 98 92
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.24% 0.18% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.50% 1.16% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £383
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -15.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £14.64
% change year-on-year
+86.44% +0.75%
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
266 259 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.15% 15.96% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 164 124
Median daily rate £400 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -36.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Nottinghamshire -19 3 £425 +41.66% 2
Derbyshire - 1 £650 - 1
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 9 (75.00%) Office 365
1 9 (75.00%) Skype
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (41.67%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (25.00%) NAS
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) SCOM
7 2 (16.67%) Local Government
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco
7 2 (16.67%) SMTP
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (16.67%) Unix
7 2 (16.67%) Solaris
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management

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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
3 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Skype
2 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 3 (25.00%) NAS
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) SMTP
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) PABX
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (8.33%) Call Centre Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (8.33%) FMCG
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Facilities Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (8.33%) People Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Proofpoint
4 1 (8.33%) QNAP