The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 26 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.50% 1.50% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.18% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
Skype for Business
South West

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

Application Platforms Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
33 105 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 13.75% 31.44% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 62 57
Median daily rate £390 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 3
Median hourly rate £33.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +12.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset 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 Somerset

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 3 £300 -
Bath - 1 £200 -
Street - 1 £313 -
Skype for Business
South West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (57.14%) OpenScape
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) BT
2 4 (57.14%) Handset
2 4 (57.14%) IVR
2 4 (57.14%) Unified Communications
2 4 (57.14%) PABX
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Siemens
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) PBX
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) OpenScape
2 4 (57.14%) PABX
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) Unified Communications
2 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Support Technician
1 4 (57.14%) Voice Support Technician
2 3 (42.86%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
2 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 3 (42.86%) Communications Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Voice Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Handset
1 4 (57.14%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) BT
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Siemens
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Mitel
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp