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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 20 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.00% 1.89% 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.88% 13.33% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
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
17 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 17.00% 14.15% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £7.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) DAB
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DAB
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Switch Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft