The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.96% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 37.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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

Application Platforms Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
24 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.89% 13.60% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 3
Median daily rate £450 £358 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.87% +37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.05 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Skype for Business
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Skype
4 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (55.56%) PBX
6 4 (44.44%) VMware
7 3 (33.33%) Windows
8 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
8 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 2 (22.22%) DNS
8 2 (22.22%) Cisco
8 2 (22.22%) PKI
8 2 (22.22%) SCOM
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (22.22%) vSphere
8 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Skype
2 5 (55.56%) PBX
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Lync Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Voice Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Voice Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco