The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 115 112 132
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 14 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.57% 0.91% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.26% 4.15% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 3
Median daily rate £350 £425 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +209.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £23.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-31.08% +12.12%
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 of England region.

Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
429 602 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.40% 21.82% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 357 249
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 41
Median hourly rate £15.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.32 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Essex -4 4 £350 -18.60% 1
Norfolk - 4 £150 -
Hertfordshire 0 3 £415 +0.60% 3
Bedfordshire +5 2 £140 -52.34% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - - 4
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 of England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Office 365
3 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
4 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
5 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 10 (30.30%) ITIL
7 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
7 10 (30.30%) Citrix
8 9 (27.27%) MS Office
8 9 (27.27%) VMware
8 9 (27.27%) Skype
8 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
9 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (21.21%) SCCM
11 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 6 (18.18%) WAN
11 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
11 6 (18.18%) DNS
11 6 (18.18%) Firewall
11 6 (18.18%) XenApp
11 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
12 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
12 5 (15.15%) SLA
12 5 (15.15%) VPN
12 5 (15.15%) LAN
12 5 (15.15%) SQL Server

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
2 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
3 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (12.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (6.06%) IIS
7 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (3.03%) IBM Domino
7 1 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
2 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 17 (51.52%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Yammer
4 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) Skype
2 6 (18.18%) DNS
2 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) LAN
3 5 (15.15%) VPN
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) VLAN
4 3 (9.09%) Wireless
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.06%) HTTPS
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security
5 2 (6.06%) OSPF
5 2 (6.06%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.06%) VoIP
6 1 (3.03%) Intranet
6 1 (3.03%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
1 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Consultant
2 5 (15.15%) IT Support
3 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Support
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Packager
5 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) iPhone
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) PMI
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.03%) Android
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (9.09%) Case Management
2 3 (9.09%) CRM
2 3 (9.09%) Data Management
2 3 (9.09%) Document Management
2 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 3 (9.09%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Project Management
2 3 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.06%) Information Security
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.03%) ITSM
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.03%) UML
4 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) CISA
2 2 (6.06%) CISM
2 2 (6.06%) CISSP
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) XenApp
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (12.12%) MetaFrame
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.06%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Citrix
3 9 (27.27%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Apple
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) Symantec
5 3 (9.09%) Avaya
5 3 (9.09%) Infor
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (9.09%) SAP
6 2 (6.06%) Adobe
6 2 (6.06%) Mitel
7 1 (3.03%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) Lotus
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Nortel
7 1 (3.03%) PlateSpin
7 1 (3.03%) Unisys
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