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 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / South East
Rank 145 204 139
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -65
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 97 49 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 0.59% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.85% 3.42% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 73
Median daily rate £378 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £363 £316
% change year-on-year
-6.20% +14.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £10.73 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.83% -38.68%
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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1096 1432 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.32% 17.15% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 873 948
Median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 58 67
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.72 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
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 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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +36 38 £400 +8.47%
Berkshire +22 17 £300 +2.56% 3
Surrey +36 16 £325 -7.14% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 14 £358 -0.69% 2
Oxfordshire +8 7 £375 +25.00% 2
Middlesex +2 2 £455 +44.28%
West Sussex -3 2 £130 -66.23% 2
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 122 (70.11%) Skype
2 95 (54.60%) Windows
3 90 (51.72%) Microsoft
4 73 (41.95%) Office 365
5 68 (39.08%) Active Directory
6 61 (35.06%) Windows Server
7 57 (32.76%) SharePoint
8 51 (29.31%) MS Exchange
9 48 (27.59%) VMware
10 45 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (25.86%) Cisco
11 40 (22.99%) Exchange Server 2010
12 39 (22.41%) PowerShell
13 36 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (20.11%) Security Cleared
15 33 (18.97%) SC Cleared
16 32 (18.39%) DNS
16 32 (18.39%) Citrix
16 32 (18.39%) ITIL
17 31 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (16.67%) Windows 7
18 29 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
19 28 (16.09%) Hyper-V
20 26 (14.94%) Migration
21 25 (14.37%) DHCP
22 23 (13.22%) Windows 10
23 22 (12.64%) VoIP
24 20 (11.49%) LAN
24 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
24 20 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure

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 57 (32.76%) SharePoint
2 51 (29.31%) MS Exchange
3 40 (22.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.57%) CMS
9 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (9.20%) MS Excel
1 16 (9.20%) MS Office
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.57%) InDesign
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 73 (41.95%) Office 365
2 20 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.05%) Yammer
4 11 (6.32%) OneDrive
5 9 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) G Suite
7 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (70.11%) Skype
2 32 (18.39%) DNS
3 25 (14.37%) DHCP
4 22 (12.64%) VoIP
5 20 (11.49%) LAN
6 16 (9.20%) PBX
7 14 (8.05%) Unified Communications
8 13 (7.47%) NetScaler
8 13 (7.47%) WAN
9 12 (6.90%) SMTP
10 11 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (6.32%) SAN
11 9 (5.17%) Firewall
11 9 (5.17%) Internet
12 6 (3.45%) ISDN
13 4 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (2.30%) Intranet
13 4 (2.30%) VPN
14 3 (1.72%) H.323
14 3 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.75%) French Language
3 6 (3.45%) Spanish Language
4 5 (2.87%) Electronics
4 5 (2.87%) Italian Language
4 5 (2.87%) Retail
5 3 (1.72%) Finance
6 2 (1.15%) Billing
6 2 (1.15%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) German Language
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (13.79%) Architect
2 22 (12.64%) Consultant
3 17 (9.77%) Office 365 Architect
4 16 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.90%) Analyst
6 10 (5.75%) Lync Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Voice Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) Designer
7 9 (5.17%) Solutions Designer
7 9 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (4.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.02%) Messaging Support
8 7 (4.02%) Senior Architect
8 7 (4.02%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.02%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Mitel Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Office 365 Consultant
9 6 (3.45%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) XML
2 4 (2.30%) ADO
2 4 (2.30%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) .NET
3 1 (0.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.57%) OAuth
3 1 (0.57%) OpenID
3 1 (0.57%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.20%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.60%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.02%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.45%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.87%) Clustering
6 5 (2.87%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.87%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.30%) BYOD
8 3 (1.72%) IVR
8 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.72%) PKI
8 3 (1.72%) User Experience
8 3 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.57%) Blog
9 1 (0.57%) iPad
9 1 (0.57%) iPhone
9 1 (0.57%) Social Media
9 1 (0.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 95 (54.60%) Windows
2 61 (35.06%) Windows Server
3 45 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 23 (13.22%) Windows 10
7 15 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (8.05%) Windows 8
9 13 (7.47%) Android
10 6 (3.45%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.72%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.15%) Linux
12 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.39%) ITIL
2 26 (14.94%) Migration
3 14 (8.05%) Identity Management
3 14 (8.05%) Mobile Device Management
4 12 (6.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 11 (6.32%) Data Centre Operations
5 11 (6.32%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 11 (6.32%) Service Management
5 11 (6.32%) TOGAF
5 11 (6.32%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 10 (5.75%) Change Management
6 10 (5.75%) Presales
7 7 (4.02%) Application Virtualisation
7 7 (4.02%) High Availability
8 6 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (3.45%) Project Management
8 6 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.87%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 5 (2.87%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.41%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.20%) SQL
3 11 (6.32%) C
3 11 (6.32%) VB
4 6 (3.45%) VBScript
5 1 (0.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (20.11%) Security Cleared
2 33 (18.97%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (7.47%) MCSA
5 11 (6.32%) Degree
6 8 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.02%) CCNP
8 6 (3.45%) MCITP
9 5 (2.87%) MCSE
10 4 (2.30%) CCIE
11 3 (1.72%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (1.72%) CCVP
11 3 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.15%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.15%) MCP
13 1 (0.57%) CCDA
13 1 (0.57%) CCNA
13 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 68 (39.08%) Active Directory
2 31 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (16.09%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.77%) XenDesktop
5 13 (7.47%) XenApp
6 12 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (6.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (6.32%) vSphere
8 10 (5.75%) VMware ESX
8 10 (5.75%) XenServer
9 9 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.72%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 17 (9.77%) SCCM
2 16 (9.20%) AirWatch
3 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (8.62%) NetBackup
4 11 (6.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (6.32%) WSUS
5 10 (5.75%) SCOM
6 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (2.87%) SCSM
7 4 (2.30%) AppDNA
7 4 (2.30%) EdgeSight
7 4 (2.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.15%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 90 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 48 (27.59%) VMware
3 45 (25.86%) Cisco
4 32 (18.39%) Citrix
5 19 (10.92%) Symantec
6 13 (7.47%) HP
7 11 (6.32%) MobileIron
8 10 (5.75%) Mitel
9 8 (4.60%) Remedy
10 6 (3.45%) Apple
10 6 (3.45%) NetApp
11 5 (2.87%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.87%) Wyse
12 4 (2.30%) Avaya
12 4 (2.30%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.72%) AppSense
13 3 (1.72%) CA
13 3 (1.72%) Genesys
13 3 (1.72%) Sonus
14 2 (1.15%) Varonis
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