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 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 of England
Rank 104 105 115
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 25 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 0.76% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.35% 5.04% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
Median daily rate £375 £238 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £177 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £376 £507
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 - - £20.00
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 of England region.

Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
394 357 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.11% 15.08% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 170 289
Median daily rate £405 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £189 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £42.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.88% +107.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.40 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £58.60 £44.88
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 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 27 February 2017.

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 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
Hertfordshire 0 9 £525 +183.78% 1
Essex -2 7 £450 +59.29%
Cambridgeshire +3 6 - - 2
Suffolk - 3 £170 - 1
Skype for Business
England

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

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 of England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 23 (52.27%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (45.45%) Office 365
4 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
4 19 (43.18%) SharePoint
5 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (31.82%) Skype
7 13 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (27.27%) Yammer
9 11 (25.00%) Case Management
9 11 (25.00%) CRM
9 11 (25.00%) Oracle
9 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 11 (25.00%) SAP
9 11 (25.00%) COM
9 11 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (25.00%) Infor
9 11 (25.00%) Retail
9 11 (25.00%) Data Management
9 11 (25.00%) Document Management
9 11 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (18.18%) MCSE
10 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (15.91%) JSON
11 7 (15.91%) XML
11 7 (15.91%) SQL
11 7 (15.91%) HTML
11 7 (15.91%) Java

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 19 (43.18%) SharePoint
2 11 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (11.36%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (11.36%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 20 (45.45%) Office 365
2 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (27.27%) Yammer
4 4 (9.09%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (9.09%) Mimecast
5 3 (6.82%) OneDrive
6 2 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) Skype
2 5 (11.36%) LAN
2 5 (11.36%) WAN
3 3 (6.82%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) VPN
3 3 (6.82%) Wireless
4 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 2 (4.55%) VoIP
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) MPLS
5 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.55%) JUnit
1 2 (4.55%) Xcode
General
1 11 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Dutch Language
3 2 (4.55%) German Language
3 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Trainer
4 5 (11.36%) Azure Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) CRM Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Office 365 Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.55%) Business Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix Packager
7 2 (4.55%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) COM
2 7 (15.91%) HTML
2 7 (15.91%) JSON
2 7 (15.91%) XML
3 5 (11.36%) CSS
4 2 (4.55%) Cocoa
4 2 (4.55%) Core Animation
4 2 (4.55%) Core Data
4 2 (4.55%) iOS SDK
4 2 (4.55%) iPhone SDK
4 2 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Animation
1 2 (4.55%) iPhone
1 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (52.27%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.36%) Unix
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (25.00%) Case Management
2 11 (25.00%) CRM
2 11 (25.00%) Data Management
2 11 (25.00%) Document Management
3 5 (11.36%) Analytics
3 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 4 (9.09%) B2C
4 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.82%) Coaching
5 3 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.55%) iOS Development
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Java
1 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
1 7 (15.91%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) PHP
3 2 (4.55%) Apple Swift
3 2 (4.55%) C
3 2 (4.55%) C++
3 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) MCSE
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) MCITP
3 4 (9.09%) CISA
3 4 (9.09%) CISM
3 4 (9.09%) CISSP
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) CCNA
4 3 (6.82%) CCNP
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.82%) XenApp
3 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.55%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.27%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Infor
2 11 (25.00%) Oracle
2 11 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (25.00%) SAP
3 5 (11.36%) Adobe
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (6.82%) Aruba
5 3 (6.82%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.55%) Avaya
6 2 (4.55%) Lotus
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco
7 1 (2.27%) VMware
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