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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Kent
Rank - 32 33
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 2.19% 3.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 14.71% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £380 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.73 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-36.47% +21.42%

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
14 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.41% 14.91% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 23
Median daily rate £375 £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £625 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Kent region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) CA
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) AppSense
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Wyse
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (100.00%) BitLocker
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003

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:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) BitLocker
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
1 3 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) AppSense
1 3 (100.00%) CA
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Wyse
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix