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 27 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 159 156 119
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -37
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 95 116 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.19% 1.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.82% 6.19% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 70 87
Median daily rate £360 £328 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% -15.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £328 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -14.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +25.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.29 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £165.00 £23.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+86.44% -1.66%
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
1633 1875 1652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.42% 19.22% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1133 882
Median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 62 72
Median hourly rate £36.00 £18.68 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.71% +6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £41.60 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +13 36 £360 +6.66% 5
Hampshire -18 20 £350 +7.69% 1
Surrey +17 17 £375 - 2
West Sussex - 10 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +17 6 £343 +60.23% 1
Oxfordshire -14 2 £200 +11.11% 3
Middlesex - 2 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £135 -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 104 (59.43%) Skype
2 100 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 80 (45.71%) Windows
3 80 (45.71%) Office 365
4 71 (40.57%) SharePoint
4 71 (40.57%) Active Directory
5 49 (28.00%) Windows Server
6 44 (25.14%) MS Exchange
7 37 (21.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 36 (20.57%) ITIL
9 35 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 35 (20.00%) VMware
10 32 (18.29%) Migration
10 32 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (17.71%) Project Management
12 30 (17.14%) DNS
13 28 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (14.86%) Citrix
15 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 24 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010
17 23 (13.14%) PowerShell
17 23 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2013
17 23 (13.14%) SQL
18 22 (12.57%) MS Office
18 22 (12.57%) Cisco
19 21 (12.00%) DHCP
19 21 (12.00%) SCCM
19 21 (12.00%) Unified Communications
20 20 (11.43%) LAN

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 71 (40.57%) SharePoint
2 44 (25.14%) MS Exchange
3 24 (13.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.43%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.14%) CMS
8 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.14%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.14%) WordPress
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.57%) IIS
9 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (12.57%) MS Office
3 6 (3.43%) ProjectWise
4 4 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.14%) InDesign
5 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.57%) MS Project
6 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.14%) Sage X3
2 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (45.71%) Office 365
2 37 (21.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.00%) Yammer
4 10 (5.71%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (59.43%) Skype
2 30 (17.14%) DNS
3 21 (12.00%) DHCP
3 21 (12.00%) Unified Communications
4 20 (11.43%) LAN
5 17 (9.71%) Firewall
6 15 (8.57%) WAN
7 12 (6.86%) VoIP
7 12 (6.86%) VPN
8 10 (5.71%) Internet
8 10 (5.71%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (5.71%) SAN
9 9 (5.14%) NetScaler
10 8 (4.57%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (4.57%) PBX
10 8 (4.57%) SMTP
10 8 (4.57%) TCP/IP
11 6 (3.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (3.43%) FTP
11 6 (3.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.57%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.57%) Power BI
General
1 17 (9.71%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.43%) Finance
3 11 (6.29%) Spanish Language
4 7 (4.00%) Electronics
5 4 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (1.71%) Advertising
6 3 (1.71%) Back Office
6 3 (1.71%) Billing
6 3 (1.71%) French Language
6 3 (1.71%) Retail
7 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) German Language
8 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (13.71%) Support Engineer
2 20 (11.43%) Consultant
3 19 (10.86%) Lync Engineer
4 14 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.43%) Architect
5 13 (7.43%) Onboarding Engineer
5 13 (7.43%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 10 (5.71%) Analyst
7 10 (5.71%) Office 365 Architect
7 10 (5.71%) Server Engineer
8 8 (4.57%) Exchange Specialist
9 7 (4.00%) Office 365 Consultant
10 6 (3.43%) Active Directory Consultant
10 6 (3.43%) Office 365 Specialist
10 6 (3.43%) Windows Consultant
11 5 (2.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 5 (2.86%) Active Directory Specialist
11 5 (2.86%) Office 365 Manager
11 5 (2.86%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.71%) Middleware
2 1 (0.57%) ADO
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.00%) Clustering
3 7 (4.00%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.86%) Replication
4 5 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.29%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.29%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.71%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.71%) Statistics
7 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.14%) Blog
7 2 (1.14%) BYOD
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.14%) FMCG
7 2 (1.14%) Social Media
8 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.57%) Economics
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 80 (45.71%) Windows
2 49 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 32 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.00%) Windows 10
6 13 (7.43%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.29%) Android
9 9 (5.14%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.29%) Linux
11 3 (1.71%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.57%) ITIL
2 32 (18.29%) Migration
3 31 (17.71%) Project Management
4 13 (7.43%) Identity Management
4 13 (7.43%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.71%) Presales
7 9 (5.14%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 7 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.00%) Data Centre Operations
9 7 (4.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 7 (4.00%) ITSM
9 7 (4.00%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 6 (3.43%) B2B
10 6 (3.43%) Change Management
10 6 (3.43%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.14%) PowerShell
1 23 (13.14%) SQL
2 10 (5.71%) C
3 7 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.71%) Degree
3 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.00%) MCSE
5 5 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.14%) CCNA
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) MCITP
6 2 (1.14%) MCP
6 2 (1.14%) MCTS
6 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.57%) CCENT
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (0.57%) IIBA
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 71 (40.57%) Active Directory
2 28 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.57%) XenApp
4 12 (6.86%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (4.00%) vSphere
6 6 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.71%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.71%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.57%) UAG
9 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (12.00%) SCCM
2 14 (8.00%) SCOM
3 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (6.86%) NetBackup
5 11 (6.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (4.00%) AirWatch
6 7 (4.00%) WSUS
7 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.29%) SCSM
9 3 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.71%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (1.14%) DatAdvantage
10 2 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.57%) vMotion
11 1 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 100 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.00%) VMware
3 26 (14.86%) Citrix
4 22 (12.57%) Cisco
5 14 (8.00%) Symantec
6 13 (7.43%) Remedy
7 12 (6.86%) EMC
7 12 (6.86%) HP
8 11 (6.29%) Oracle
9 10 (5.71%) Mitel
10 7 (4.00%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.00%) MobileIron
11 6 (3.43%) Avaya
11 6 (3.43%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.43%) F5
11 6 (3.43%) IronPort
12 5 (2.86%) Apple
12 5 (2.86%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.29%) CommVault
13 4 (2.29%) Sonus
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