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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 35 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.84% 0.89% 2.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.67% 5.56% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £115 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.58 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-48.11% +22.87%

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
30 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.55% 16.07% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 5
Median daily rate £225 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +25.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £7.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%

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
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 22 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
County Antrim - 1 £115 -
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Office 365
2 6 (75.00%) Skype
3 5 (62.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (62.50%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Presales
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Apple
6 1 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) Clearswift
6 1 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) ADSL
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (12.50%) SSH
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007

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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) ADSL
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
General
1 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Exchange Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Messaging Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support
4 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Presales
2 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Email Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Clearswift
2 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec