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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 107 99 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.76% 0.96% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.16% 5.30% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 3
Average daily rate £251 £210 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -55.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £341 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.05% -14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.33 £18.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.80% -27.00%
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
349 453 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.68% 18.07% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 245 230
Average daily rate £406 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 33
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.64 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.75 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £201 +91.66% 4
Bedfordshire +8 5 £375 +200.00%
Essex -16 4 £283 +2.72% 2
Hertfordshire +4 2 £185 -63.18% 4
Norfolk - 1 £490 - 1
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (36.67%) Office 365
4 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
5 9 (30.00%) ITIL
5 9 (30.00%) Citrix
5 9 (30.00%) VMware
5 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (26.67%) SCCM
7 7 (23.33%) DNS
7 7 (23.33%) XenApp
7 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
7 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (20.00%) MS Office
8 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (16.67%) Symantec
9 5 (16.67%) Firewall
9 5 (16.67%) LAN
9 5 (16.67%) WAN
9 5 (16.67%) VPN
9 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 5 (16.67%) Skype
10 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (36.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) AutoCAD
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.67%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) LAN
3 5 (16.67%) Skype
3 5 (16.67%) VPN
3 5 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Local Government
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support
3 4 (13.33%) Server Support
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Support
3 4 (13.33%) Systems Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix Packager
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
2 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Case Management
4 1 (3.33%) CRM
4 1 (3.33%) Data Management
4 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.33%) Document Management
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (10.00%) MCP
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CISA
4 1 (3.33%) CISM
4 1 (3.33%) CISSP
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) XenApp
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (13.33%) MetaFrame
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (10.00%) Terminal Server
5 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Citrix
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Symantec
4 3 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) Infor
6 1 (3.33%) Lotus
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Sophos