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 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands / Solihull
Rank 25 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 0.65% 2.44% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.03% 21.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +14.17%
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 Solihull region.

Application Platforms Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
33 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 21.43% 11.38% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £425 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +10.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 23 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) Capita
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Governance
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Capita
2 1 (33.33%) VMware