The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 17 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 3.45% 2.40% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.11% 15.38% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £238 £100 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -58.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
Skype for Business
Cambridgeshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
27 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 31.03% 15.57% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 18
Average daily rate £235 £110 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.63% -53.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £100 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £373 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Peterborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Multimedia

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Hardware Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) PC Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) PC Support
2 1 (20.00%) PC Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware