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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank - 23 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - 1.08% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £438 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
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
18 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.16% 17.74% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 13
Average daily rate £500 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.24%
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 Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (66.67%) Skype
1 2 (66.67%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) XMPP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Yammer
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Change Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Change Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft