The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank - 45 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 1.93% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 8.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £168 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -10.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
Skype for Business
Oxfordshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
105 79 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.75% 21.82% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 23
Median daily rate £475 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford 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 Oxford

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Skype for Business
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft