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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 50 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.74% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.80% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-31.08% +12.12%
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
79 21 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.46% 8.57% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 11 37
Median daily rate £468 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
West Malling - 1 £425 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Kent region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) PBX
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Polycom
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) IronPort
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Bomgar
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) PBX
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) IT Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Telephony Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Telephony Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) Avaya
2 2 (28.57%) Bomgar
2 2 (28.57%) IronPort
2 2 (28.57%) Polycom
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter