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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 47 57 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.22% 0.38% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.47% 2.50% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £95 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+373.68% -76.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.33 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+33.28% -35.77%
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
68 80 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.01% 15.24% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 23
Average daily rate £450 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.50%
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 Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 8 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
Gloucester +9 1 £450 +373.68%
Skype for Business
South West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 3 (50.00%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) XenServer
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Build Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (50.00%) IT Asset Management
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft