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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 27 - -
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 0.71% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
18 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.77% 13.33% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £356 £363 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -48.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CNE
1 1 (50.00%) Novell Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) Forcepoint
1 1 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) MobileIron
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering

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%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Messaging Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CNE
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Forcepoint
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) MobileIron
1 1 (50.00%) VMware