The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 45 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.98% 1.09% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.56% 7.50% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £460 £165 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+178.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.33 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+33.28% -35.77%
Skype for Business
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
54 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.65% 14.55% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 21
Average daily rate £420 £345 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +28.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £458 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £16.50
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 Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 9 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
Rochester - 2 - -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Bomgar
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Skype
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) SMTP
5 2 (22.22%) HTTP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (11.11%) IronPort
6 1 (11.11%) SCCM

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
1 2 (22.22%) Skype
1 2 (22.22%) SMTP
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Migration Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Messaging Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Deskside Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Deskside Support
2 1 (11.11%) Email Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) IT Technician
2 1 (11.11%) Messaging Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Bomgar
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) IronPort
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter