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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 0.73% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.08 £18.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+28.40% +13.63%
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
19 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 13.87% 11.54% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Average daily rate £441 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.04% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £279 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Skype for Business
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco