The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 20 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 3.17% 1.22% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 33.33% 8.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £281 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £331 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.37% -13.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.17 £14.64
% change year-on-year
+94.03% -3.19%
Skype for Business
West Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
12 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 9.52% 15.24% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
Median daily rate £288 £300 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -15.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +21.12%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Solihull 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 Solihull

Skype for Business
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Juniper
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
1 3 (60.00%) Brocade
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) F5
1 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (60.00%) Skype
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) UAG
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) DAB
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (60.00%) Skype
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) DAB
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) UAG
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Brocade
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) F5
1 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft