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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 176 191 132
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -59
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 71 82 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.86% 1.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.53% 4.79% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 55 89
Median daily rate £325 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £19.75 £10.73 £14.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.06% -24.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.03%
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
1284 1711 1718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.57% 17.93% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1030 991
Median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 55 65
Median hourly rate £34.00 £16.28 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.84% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £37.87 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.29 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+21.65% -9.70%

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 2 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 December 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
Hampshire +9 22 £338 -3.57% 2
Berkshire +16 20 £325 -18.75% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £305 -15.27%
Oxfordshire -1 7 £325 -37.19% 4
Surrey +20 6 £185 -48.96% 1
West Sussex +15 6 £375 -7.97% 1
Kent -4 3 £325 -13.33%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 123 (71.10%) Skype
2 93 (53.76%) Microsoft
3 88 (50.87%) Office 365
4 84 (48.55%) Windows
5 73 (42.20%) Active Directory
6 66 (38.15%) SharePoint
7 51 (29.48%) Windows Server
8 40 (23.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (23.12%) VMware
9 36 (20.81%) MS Exchange
9 36 (20.81%) Microsoft Azure
10 35 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (20.23%) DNS
11 32 (18.50%) ITIL
11 32 (18.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (17.92%) MS Excel
13 30 (17.34%) DHCP
13 30 (17.34%) Cisco
14 27 (15.61%) Citrix
15 25 (14.45%) Migration
15 25 (14.45%) PowerShell
16 24 (13.87%) SCCM
17 22 (12.72%) Windows 7
17 22 (12.72%) Exchange Server 2013
17 22 (12.72%) Exchange Server 2010
17 22 (12.72%) MS Office
17 22 (12.72%) Symantec
18 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
19 20 (11.56%) LAN
19 20 (11.56%) Project Management

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 66 (38.15%) SharePoint
2 36 (20.81%) MS Exchange
3 22 (12.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (12.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.89%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.16%) CMS
8 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.16%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.16%) WordPress
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (17.92%) MS Excel
2 22 (12.72%) MS Office
3 4 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.16%) InDesign
4 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.16%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 88 (50.87%) Office 365
2 36 (20.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.51%) Yammer
4 10 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (5.78%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.58%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 123 (71.10%) Skype
2 35 (20.23%) DNS
3 30 (17.34%) DHCP
4 20 (11.56%) LAN
5 17 (9.83%) Unified Communications
6 16 (9.25%) VoIP
7 12 (6.94%) WAN
8 10 (5.78%) SMTP
9 9 (5.20%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (4.05%) SAN
11 6 (3.47%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.89%) Internet
12 5 (2.89%) MPLS
12 5 (2.89%) PBX
12 5 (2.89%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (2.89%) VPN
12 5 (2.89%) Wireshark
13 4 (2.31%) Firewall
13 4 (2.31%) Intranet
13 4 (2.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.16%) Big Data
7 1 (0.58%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.58%) Power BI
General
1 15 (8.67%) Spanish Language
2 14 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.78%) French Language
4 7 (4.05%) Finance
5 6 (3.47%) Retail
6 5 (2.89%) Electronics
6 5 (2.89%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.73%) Advertising
8 2 (1.16%) Back Office
8 2 (1.16%) Billing
8 2 (1.16%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) German Language
9 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (12.14%) Architect
1 21 (12.14%) Consultant
2 19 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (10.40%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.25%) Lync Engineer
5 14 (8.09%) Office 365 Architect
6 13 (7.51%) Onboarding Engineer
7 11 (6.36%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) Analyst
8 8 (4.62%) Office 365 Consultant
8 8 (4.62%) Office 365 Manager
9 7 (4.05%) Voice Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.47%) Desktop Manager
10 6 (3.47%) Mitel Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Senior Architect
10 6 (3.47%) Service Manager
10 6 (3.47%) Windows Consultant
11 5 (2.89%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (2.89%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.31%) ADO
1 4 (2.31%) Web Services
2 1 (0.58%) .NET
2 1 (0.58%) OAuth
2 1 (0.58%) OpenID
2 1 (0.58%) RFC 2833
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.36%) Virtual Team
3 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.05%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.05%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.47%) BYOD
6 6 (3.47%) Replication
7 5 (2.89%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.89%) Clustering
7 5 (2.89%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.73%) IVR
9 3 (1.73%) Statistics
10 2 (1.16%) Blog
10 2 (1.16%) Social Media
11 1 (0.58%) FMCG
11 1 (0.58%) iPad
11 1 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 84 (48.55%) Windows
2 51 (29.48%) Windows Server
3 40 (23.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (12.72%) Windows 7
6 19 (10.98%) Windows 10
7 14 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (7.51%) Android
8 13 (7.51%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.31%) Linux
10 3 (1.73%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.73%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.50%) ITIL
2 25 (14.45%) Migration
3 20 (11.56%) Project Management
4 17 (9.83%) Identity Management
5 14 (8.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 12 (6.94%) Presales
6 12 (6.94%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.78%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 9 (5.20%) Data Centre Operations
8 9 (5.20%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 9 (5.20%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 7 (4.05%) Application Virtualisation
9 7 (4.05%) Service Management
10 5 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.89%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 5 (2.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.89%) ITSM
10 5 (2.89%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 4 (2.31%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.45%) PowerShell
2 19 (10.98%) SQL
3 12 (6.94%) C
4 9 (5.20%) VB
5 1 (0.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.09%) Degree
4 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.89%) CCNP
6 5 (2.89%) MCSA
6 5 (2.89%) MCSE
7 3 (1.73%) CCNP Voice
7 3 (1.73%) CCVP
8 2 (1.16%) CCIE
8 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.16%) MCP
9 1 (0.58%) CCDA
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
9 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.58%) MCITP
9 1 (0.58%) MCTS
9 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 73 (42.20%) Active Directory
2 32 (18.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.98%) XenApp
4 17 (9.83%) Hyper-V
5 12 (6.94%) vSphere
6 11 (6.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (4.62%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.05%) VMware ESX
9 6 (3.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.73%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (13.87%) SCCM
2 17 (9.83%) NetBackup
3 16 (9.25%) SCOM
4 13 (7.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (5.20%) AirWatch
6 9 (5.20%) WSUS
7 5 (2.89%) SCSM
7 5 (2.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (2.31%) AppDNA
8 4 (2.31%) EdgeSight
9 3 (1.73%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.16%) DatAdvantage
10 2 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 93 (53.76%) Microsoft
2 40 (23.12%) VMware
3 30 (17.34%) Cisco
4 27 (15.61%) Citrix
5 22 (12.72%) Symantec
6 13 (7.51%) HP
7 11 (6.36%) EMC
8 10 (5.78%) Mitel
9 9 (5.20%) MobileIron
9 9 (5.20%) Remedy
10 8 (4.62%) Apple
11 7 (4.05%) Wyse
12 6 (3.47%) Sonus
13 5 (2.89%) Avaya
13 5 (2.89%) Genesys
14 4 (2.31%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.31%) Oracle
14 4 (2.31%) Sophos
15 3 (1.73%) BMC
15 3 (1.73%) CA
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