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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 45 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.14% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.56% 5.08% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £518 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.02% +20.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £504 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £532 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.23%
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
72 59 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.45% 20.07% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 50 73
Median daily rate £508 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £21.29 £15.50 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.35% -20.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (75.00%) BYOD
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (75.00%) AppDNA
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) EdgeSight
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) BYOD
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (75.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) AppDNA
1 3 (75.00%) EdgeSight
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco