The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 27 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.39% 1.47% 2.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.65% 16.67% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £245 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -31.42%
Skype for Business
UK

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

Application Platforms Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
34 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.21% 8.82% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 13
Median daily rate £365 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £360 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £9.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.39%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
County Antrim - 6 £245 - 1
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 10 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (57.14%) Presales
2 4 (57.14%) Skype
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Email Management
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CNE
4 1 (14.29%) Novell Certification
4 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) SSH
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Messaging Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support
4 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Presales
1 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Email Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 1 (14.29%) CNE
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) VMware