The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 80 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.43% 1.46% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.50% 7.63% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £250 £180 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -55.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £330 £386
% change year-on-year
+1.13% -14.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.17 £14.64
% change year-on-year
+94.03% -3.19%
Skype for Business
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
200 131 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.82% 19.18% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 110 58
Median daily rate £463 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.18 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% -14.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% +20.83%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Oxfordshire region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Oxford -18 1 £200 -34.69%
Bicester - 1 £300 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Skype
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Meraki
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) Skype
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Operations Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
2 1 (12.50%) Meraki
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft