The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank - 41 32
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - 0.38% 1.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 4.17% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £250 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
Skype for Business
East Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
27 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.02% 9.02% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 21
Median daily rate £350 £238 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -25.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £307 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +33.33%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire