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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 24 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.49% 0.68% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.86% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+26.71% +20.63%
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
35 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 17.07% 14.38% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
Median daily rate £450 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.30% +12.13%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 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 6 May 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) 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%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (33.33%) Infor
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) C#

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
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%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) 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 Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
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
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Case Management
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Document Management
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 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 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Infor
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) SAP