The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Hampshire
Rank 68 102 118
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +16
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 44 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.48% 0.52% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.38% 3.08% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 5 9
Median daily rate £369 £460 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% +53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £370 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £469 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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 Hampshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
306 325 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.25% 16.88% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 217 207
Median daily rate £415 £373 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 11
Median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hook +8 10 £320 -25.58%
Portsmouth - 9 £450 - 1
Havant - 6 £263 -
Winchester +3 2 £390 +18.18%
Southampton - 1 £375 -
Farnborough - 1 £400 - 1
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 42 (66.67%) Windows
3 39 (61.90%) Skype
4 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
5 31 (49.21%) Windows Server
6 29 (46.03%) VMware
7 28 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 28 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (42.86%) PowerShell
9 25 (39.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (36.51%) Citrix
11 21 (33.33%) Windows 7
11 21 (33.33%) Office 365
12 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
13 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (26.98%) SC Cleared
14 16 (25.40%) VoIP
14 16 (25.40%) ITIL
15 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (23.81%) Cisco
16 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
16 14 (22.22%) MCSA
16 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
16 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (20.63%) NetScaler
17 13 (20.63%) MCITP
17 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
17 13 (20.63%) VBScript
17 13 (20.63%) SAN
17 13 (20.63%) NetApp

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 28 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 25 (39.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Office
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (33.33%) Office 365
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (6.35%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.17%) IaaS
5 1 (1.59%) G Suite
5 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (61.90%) Skype
2 16 (25.40%) VoIP
3 13 (20.63%) Firewall
3 13 (20.63%) NetScaler
3 13 (20.63%) SAN
4 9 (14.29%) DNS
5 7 (11.11%) DHCP
6 6 (9.52%) PBX
7 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.59%) H.323
8 1 (1.59%) ISDN
8 1 (1.59%) MGCP
8 1 (1.59%) Q.931
8 1 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.59%) RTP
8 1 (1.59%) SCCP
8 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (7.94%) French Language
1 5 (7.94%) Retail
2 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Architect
2 9 (14.29%) Designer
2 9 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
3 7 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Office 365 Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Applications Packager
6 4 (6.35%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Desktop Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Services Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) OAuth
2 1 (1.59%) OpenID
2 1 (1.59%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Clustering
2 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.17%) PKI
3 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 31 (49.21%) Windows Server
3 28 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) ITIL
2 11 (17.46%) TOGAF
3 10 (15.87%) Migration
4 7 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (9.52%) Change Management
5 6 (9.52%) Identity Management
5 6 (9.52%) Validation
6 5 (7.94%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 5 (7.94%) Service Management
7 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) Network Architecture
9 2 (3.17%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
10 1 (1.59%) High Availability
10 1 (1.59%) ITSM
10 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.59%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.59%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.63%) VBScript
3 10 (15.87%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
2 17 (26.98%) SC Cleared
3 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (22.22%) MCSA
5 13 (20.63%) MCITP
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
7 2 (3.17%) MCP
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 12 (19.05%) VMware ESX
5 11 (17.46%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (15.87%) XenDesktop
6 10 (15.87%) XenServer
7 6 (9.52%) XenApp
8 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (4.76%) vSphere
10 2 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (7.94%) SCOM
2 4 (6.35%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.17%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (68.25%) Microsoft
2 29 (46.03%) VMware
3 23 (36.51%) Citrix
4 15 (23.81%) Cisco
5 13 (20.63%) NetApp
6 2 (3.17%) Polycom
6 2 (3.17%) Sonus
6 2 (3.17%) Varonis
6 2 (3.17%) Wyse
7 1 (1.59%) Google
7 1 (1.59%) Lotus
7 1 (1.59%) Sophos