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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 185 160 181
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 89 108 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 1.09% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.96% 6.51% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 72 30
Median daily rate £423 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+26.71% +20.63%
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
1796 1659 1574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.62% 16.67% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 945 888
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 84
Median hourly rate £14.25 £23.75 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.15 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £40.11 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 4 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Berkshire -9 25 £400 - 8
Hampshire +11 19 £375 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 17 £425 +17.24% 1
Surrey -24 11 £506 +30.22% 3
West Sussex -23 8 £275 -30.37% 1
Oxfordshire +4 6 £335 -7.58% 1
Kent - 3 £443 - 1
East Sussex 0 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 73 (54.89%) Microsoft
2 66 (49.62%) Windows
3 47 (35.34%) Active Directory
4 46 (34.59%) Windows Server
5 45 (33.83%) Skype
5 45 (33.83%) SharePoint
6 39 (29.32%) Office 365
7 35 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 35 (26.32%) Migration
8 34 (25.56%) Citrix
9 32 (24.06%) VMware
10 27 (20.30%) DNS
11 25 (18.80%) Project Management
12 22 (16.54%) Change Management
12 22 (16.54%) ITIL
12 22 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (15.79%) NetScaler
13 21 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 21 (15.79%) VPN
13 21 (15.79%) Firewall
14 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (13.53%) PowerShell
15 18 (13.53%) Hyper-V
15 18 (13.53%) Cisco
16 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
16 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2013
17 16 (12.03%) Internet
18 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (10.53%) Office Communications Server

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 45 (33.83%) SharePoint
2 35 (26.32%) MS Exchange
3 21 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (10.53%) Office Communications Server
6 10 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (4.51%) IIS
8 6 (4.51%) Live Communications Server
9 4 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.50%) Confluence
10 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) MS Excel
1 13 (9.77%) MS Office
2 10 (7.52%) ProjectWise
3 2 (1.50%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (3.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 39 (29.32%) Office 365
2 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.76%) Yammer
5 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (33.83%) Skype
2 27 (20.30%) DNS
3 21 (15.79%) Firewall
3 21 (15.79%) NetScaler
3 21 (15.79%) VPN
4 16 (12.03%) Internet
5 14 (10.53%) Unified Communications
6 12 (9.02%) LAN
7 11 (8.27%) PBX
7 11 (8.27%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (8.27%) WAN
8 10 (7.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (7.52%) FTP
8 10 (7.52%) SAN
8 10 (7.52%) SSL
9 7 (5.26%) DHCP
10 6 (4.51%) PSTN
11 5 (3.76%) RTP
12 4 (3.01%) VoIP
13 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.02%) Finance
3 4 (3.01%) Electronics
3 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.01%) Marketing
4 3 (2.26%) Advertising
5 2 (1.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (15.79%) Consultant
2 16 (12.03%) Project Manager
3 13 (9.77%) Architect
3 13 (9.77%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (6.77%) Exchange Specialist
5 9 (6.77%) Lync Consultant
5 9 (6.77%) Lync Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.26%) Exchange Consultant
7 7 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
7 7 (5.26%) Server Specialist
7 7 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.26%) Wintel Server Specialist
7 7 (5.26%) Wintel Specialist
8 6 (4.51%) Analyst
8 6 (4.51%) Onboarding Manager
8 6 (4.51%) SAN Specialist
9 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) Middleware
1 4 (3.01%) XMPP
2 2 (1.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.75%) CSS
3 1 (0.75%) HTML5
3 1 (0.75%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.01%) Clustering
5 4 (3.01%) iPad
5 4 (3.01%) iPhone
6 2 (1.50%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.50%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.75%) Handset
7 1 (0.75%) IVR
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 66 (49.62%) Windows
2 46 (34.59%) Windows Server
3 22 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.02%) Windows 7
5 12 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.51%) Windows 10
6 6 (4.51%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.50%) Linux
8 2 (1.50%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.75%) Android
9 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.32%) Migration
2 25 (18.80%) Project Management
3 22 (16.54%) Change Management
3 22 (16.54%) ITIL
4 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.27%) B2B
6 10 (7.52%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.52%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (6.77%) Data Migration
8 8 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.26%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (5.26%) Presales
9 7 (5.26%) TOGAF
10 6 (4.51%) High Availability
10 6 (4.51%) ITSM
10 6 (4.51%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.76%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (3.76%) Service Management
12 4 (3.01%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.53%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.77%) SQL
3 2 (1.50%) C
3 2 (1.50%) Java
4 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.51%) MCSE
4 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.26%) Degree
6 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.50%) CCNA
7 2 (1.50%) CCNP
7 2 (1.50%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.50%) MCITP
7 2 (1.50%) MCTS
8 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.75%) CCENT
8 1 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 47 (35.34%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.53%) Hyper-V
3 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (9.77%) XenApp
5 12 (9.02%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (8.27%) XenServer
7 8 (6.02%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.51%) vSphere
9 3 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.26%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (8.27%) SCCM
2 6 (4.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (3.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.01%) SCOM
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (2.26%) Windows Intune
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (1.50%) WSUS
7 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 73 (54.89%) Microsoft
2 34 (25.56%) Citrix
3 32 (24.06%) VMware
4 18 (13.53%) Cisco
5 14 (10.53%) Oracle
6 13 (9.77%) IronPort
7 10 (7.52%) Blue Coat
7 10 (7.52%) CheckPoint
7 10 (7.52%) F5
8 7 (5.26%) Avaya
8 7 (5.26%) CommVault
8 7 (5.26%) Dell
8 7 (5.26%) Polycom
8 7 (5.26%) Remedy
9 6 (4.51%) Apple
9 6 (4.51%) HP
9 6 (4.51%) Symantec
10 5 (3.76%) EMC
10 5 (3.76%) NetApp
10 5 (3.76%) SAP
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