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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 51 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 7 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.27% - 0.89%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.56% - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £375 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +20.00%
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 Oxfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
126 112 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 22.87% 21.71% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 92 99
Median daily rate £525 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £520 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £20.65 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.63% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £14.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.29 £15.00 £25.00
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 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 21 January 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
Oxford - 6 £400 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 10 (100.00%) Office 365
2 9 (90.00%) Skype
2 9 (90.00%) Windows 10
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (50.00%) SCCM
5 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (40.00%) XenApp
6 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (40.00%) SCOM
6 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (40.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (40.00%) vSphere
6 4 (40.00%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (40.00%) AppDNA
6 4 (40.00%) EdgeSight
6 4 (40.00%) BYOD
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix

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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (100.00%) Office 365
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (30.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Skype
2 6 (60.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) IT Trainer
2 3 (30.00%) Trainer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) BYOD
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows 10
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (40.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Design
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (40.00%) vSphere
3 4 (40.00%) XenApp
3 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (30.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) AppDNA
2 4 (40.00%) EdgeSight
2 4 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (10.00%) Meraki