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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.97% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.43% +12.12%
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
19 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.45% 23.53% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 2
Median daily rate £400 £215 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -45.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £133 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £355 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.54% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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
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 31 May 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 - 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Forcepoint
2 1 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (50.00%) DAB
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) MobileIron
2 1 (50.00%) Mimecast
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

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 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DAB
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Messaging Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Switch Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Forcepoint
2 1 (50.00%) MobileIron