The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 202 145 144
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 44 123 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 1.29% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.84% 7.29% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 70 53
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £10.73 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
Skype for Business
England

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

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1550 1688 1518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 17.69% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 945 754
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 77 84
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the South East region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +8 16 £369 +22.91% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £360 +0.34% 5
West Sussex 0 7 £408 +1.87% 1
Berkshire -38 4 £346 -1.07% 7
Oxfordshire +2 3 £325 -25.71% 4
Kent -7 3 £460 +178.78% 2
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 78 (61.42%) Microsoft
2 60 (47.24%) Windows
3 47 (37.01%) Active Directory
4 44 (34.65%) MS Exchange
4 44 (34.65%) Windows Server
5 42 (33.07%) VMware
6 37 (29.13%) Office 365
7 33 (25.98%) SharePoint
8 28 (22.05%) Change Management
8 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (22.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 27 (21.26%) PowerShell
9 27 (21.26%) Citrix
10 26 (20.47%) Migration
10 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
10 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (20.47%) Skype
11 25 (19.69%) NetScaler
12 23 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
14 20 (15.75%) XenServer
15 19 (14.96%) Polycom
15 19 (14.96%) Windows 7
16 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (14.17%) Cisco
16 18 (14.17%) VPN
16 18 (14.17%) DNS
16 18 (14.17%) ITIL
17 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
17 17 (13.39%) Firewall

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 44 (34.65%) MS Exchange
2 33 (25.98%) SharePoint
3 28 (22.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (11.02%) IIS
5 13 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (9.45%) Office Communications Server
7 10 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.57%) Confluence
12 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.24%) MS Office
3 10 (7.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.57%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.57%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.79%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (29.13%) Office 365
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.15%) Yammer
4 3 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.36%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.47%) Skype
2 25 (19.69%) NetScaler
3 18 (14.17%) DNS
3 18 (14.17%) VPN
4 17 (13.39%) Firewall
5 14 (11.02%) WAN
6 13 (10.24%) LAN
7 9 (7.09%) Unified Communications
7 9 (7.09%) Wireless
8 7 (5.51%) Internet
8 7 (5.51%) MPLS
8 7 (5.51%) WebEx
9 6 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (4.72%) DHCP
9 6 (4.72%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (4.72%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (3.94%) VoIP
11 4 (3.15%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (2.36%) LDAP
12 3 (2.36%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (7.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.94%) Advertising
3 3 (2.36%) Finance
4 2 (1.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) French Language
5 1 (0.79%) German Language
5 1 (0.79%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (18.11%) Consultant
2 13 (10.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.45%) Architect
4 11 (8.66%) Lync Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Lync Consultant
7 8 (6.30%) Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Exchange Consultant
7 8 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.51%) Administrator
8 7 (5.51%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.94%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.94%) Exchange Specialist
10 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.94%) IT Architect
10 5 (3.94%) Lync Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) .NET
2 3 (2.36%) CSS
2 3 (2.36%) RSS
2 3 (2.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.51%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.15%) iPad
5 4 (3.15%) iPhone
6 3 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.36%) Clustering
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.36%) User Experience
7 2 (1.57%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) CMDB
8 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.79%) FMCG
8 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) IVR
8 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (47.24%) Windows
2 44 (34.65%) Windows Server
3 28 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (20.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (14.96%) Windows 7
6 18 (14.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.72%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.57%) Linux
8 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.79%) Android
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) Change Management
2 26 (20.47%) Migration
3 18 (14.17%) ITIL
4 13 (10.24%) Infrastructure Management
5 12 (9.45%) Project Management
6 10 (7.87%) TOGAF
7 9 (7.09%) Capacity Management
7 9 (7.09%) Service Management
8 6 (4.72%) Network Design
9 4 (3.15%) ITSM
9 4 (3.15%) Presales
10 3 (2.36%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.36%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.36%) Network Management
10 3 (2.36%) Scrum
10 3 (2.36%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.57%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.57%) Network Load Balancing
11 2 (1.57%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.26%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.72%) SQL
3 4 (3.15%) C
4 2 (1.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (20.47%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.54%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.45%) MCSE
5 9 (7.09%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.72%) CCNA
6 6 (4.72%) MCITP
7 5 (3.94%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.15%) Degree
8 4 (3.15%) MCSA
8 4 (3.15%) MCTS
9 3 (2.36%) CCIE
9 3 (2.36%) CCNP
9 3 (2.36%) MCP
10 2 (1.57%) CISSP
10 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.57%) PMP
10 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.79%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.57%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (37.01%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (15.75%) XenServer
4 16 (12.60%) Hyper-V
5 14 (11.02%) XenApp
6 11 (8.66%) XenDesktop
7 10 (7.87%) vSphere
8 8 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (6.30%) SCCM
2 7 (5.51%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (4.72%) WSUS
4 5 (3.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (3.15%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (3.15%) SCOM
6 3 (2.36%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.79%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.79%) Nagios
8 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 78 (61.42%) Microsoft
2 42 (33.07%) VMware
3 27 (21.26%) Citrix
4 19 (14.96%) Polycom
5 18 (14.17%) Cisco
6 9 (7.09%) Symantec
6 9 (7.09%) Tandberg
7 8 (6.30%) EMC
7 8 (6.30%) NetApp
8 7 (5.51%) Dell
8 7 (5.51%) Remedy
9 6 (4.72%) Aerohive Networks
9 6 (4.72%) QNAP
9 6 (4.72%) SonicWALL
10 5 (3.94%) Avaya
10 5 (3.94%) BMC
10 5 (3.94%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.94%) Spiceworks
11 4 (3.15%) Apple
11 4 (3.15%) Juniper
Hampshire
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Rate: £16.09 - £18.05 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago