The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.34% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
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 £23.33 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+33.28% -35.77%
Skype for Business
England

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

Application Platforms Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
23 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.44% 24.44% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 15
Average daily rate £475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £235 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £408 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Infor
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) C#

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Case Management
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Infor
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) SAP