The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank - 24 22
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - 1.89% 2.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 16.67% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £315 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.03%
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 Middlesex region.

Application Platforms Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
27 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.15% 11.32% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 15
Median daily rate £450 £363 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.29 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+21.65% -9.70%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Skype for Business
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM