The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 50 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.69% 0.78% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% 3.36% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £325 £150 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -62.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.03%
Skype for Business
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Application Platforms Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
63 119 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 14.55% 23.29% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 70 30
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £134 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -21.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.29 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+21.65% -9.70%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 2 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
Gloucester - 3 £325 -
Skype for Business
South West

Skype for Business
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 2 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Migration Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Rollout Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft