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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 35 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.92% 0.35% 1.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.09% 1.43% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £400 £300 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +21.42%

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
66 70 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.15% 24.82% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 64 69
Median daily rate £600 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £160 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £520 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £21.29 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
1 7 (100.00%) Skype
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (42.86%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (42.86%) AppDNA
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
4 3 (42.86%) BYOD
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (42.86%) EdgeSight
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (42.86%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) SCOM
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) IT Trainer
1 3 (42.86%) Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) BYOD
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Design
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) AppDNA
1 3 (42.86%) EdgeSight
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco