The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 41 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.76% - 1.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.09% - 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Median daily rate £240 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 - £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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

Application Platforms Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
33 49 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.38% 14.89% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 52
Median daily rate £300 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brackley - 1 £240 -
Northampton - 1 £230 -
Skype for Business
East Midlands

Skype for Business
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Intranet
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365 Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM