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 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / South East
Rank 141 225 137
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -88
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 104 37 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.35% 0.43% 1.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.24% 2.48% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 25 74
Median daily rate £363 £430 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.69% +17.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £625 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £22.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £22.50 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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
1262 1489 1699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.37% 17.17% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 956 958
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 79
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.77 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £54.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

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 February 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 27 February 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 +42 44 £369 -19.83% 3
Surrey +25 19 £325 -50.00%
Berkshire +21 16 £388 -3.12% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 16 £394 -4.54%
Oxfordshire -4 4 £475 +46.15% 1
West Sussex -15 2 £130 -64.01% 1
Middlesex - 2 £455 -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 121 (67.22%) Skype
2 105 (58.33%) Windows
3 99 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 78 (43.33%) Active Directory
5 75 (41.67%) Office 365
6 65 (36.11%) Windows Server
7 58 (32.22%) MS Exchange
8 53 (29.44%) SharePoint
8 53 (29.44%) VMware
9 52 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (25.56%) ITIL
11 44 (24.44%) Cisco
11 44 (24.44%) PowerShell
11 44 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 42 (23.33%) Security Cleared
13 39 (21.67%) SC Cleared
13 39 (21.67%) Citrix
14 38 (21.11%) Windows 7
15 36 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (17.22%) Hyper-V
17 31 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (16.67%) DNS
18 30 (16.67%) VoIP
18 30 (16.67%) Migration
19 26 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2013
20 25 (13.89%) Windows 10
20 25 (13.89%) SQL
21 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
21 22 (12.22%) DHCP

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 58 (32.22%) MS Exchange
2 53 (29.44%) SharePoint
3 44 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.67%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (10.56%) MS Office
2 17 (9.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 75 (41.67%) Office 365
2 21 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.22%) OneDrive
4 8 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.33%) Yammer
6 5 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.11%) G Suite
7 2 (1.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 121 (67.22%) Skype
2 30 (16.67%) DNS
2 30 (16.67%) VoIP
3 22 (12.22%) DHCP
4 20 (11.11%) SAN
5 19 (10.56%) Firewall
6 16 (8.89%) PBX
6 16 (8.89%) Unified Communications
7 13 (7.22%) LAN
7 13 (7.22%) NetScaler
8 11 (6.11%) Internet
9 9 (5.00%) WAN
10 6 (3.33%) ISDN
10 6 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (3.33%) VPN
10 6 (3.33%) Wireshark
11 5 (2.78%) SMTP
12 4 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.67%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.22%) Big Data
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 11 (6.11%) French Language
2 10 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.33%) Spanish Language
4 5 (2.78%) Italian Language
4 5 (2.78%) Retail
5 3 (1.67%) Finance
5 3 (1.67%) Publishing
6 2 (1.11%) German Language
6 2 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (15.56%) Architect
2 22 (12.22%) Consultant
3 19 (10.56%) Office 365 Architect
4 13 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.22%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (6.67%) Analyst
6 11 (6.11%) Lync Engineer
7 10 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 10 (5.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 10 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Designer
8 9 (5.00%) Messaging Support
8 9 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
9 8 (4.44%) Office 365 Consultant
10 7 (3.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.78%) XML
2 5 (2.78%) Web Services
3 4 (2.22%) ADO
4 2 (1.11%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.56%) .NET
5 1 (0.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.56%) OAuth
5 1 (0.56%) OpenID
5 1 (0.56%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 10 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.89%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.78%) Clustering
4 5 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.78%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.22%) BYOD
5 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) User Experience
6 3 (1.67%) IVR
6 3 (1.67%) PKI
6 3 (1.67%) Replication
7 2 (1.11%) Social Network
8 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.56%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) iPhone
8 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (58.33%) Windows
2 65 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 52 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (21.11%) Windows 7
5 34 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (13.89%) Windows 10
7 12 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.33%) Android
9 6 (3.33%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.78%) Linux
11 3 (1.67%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.67%) Unix
12 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.56%) ITIL
2 30 (16.67%) Migration
3 17 (9.44%) Service Management
4 12 (6.67%) Change Management
5 11 (6.11%) Identity Management
5 11 (6.11%) TOGAF
6 9 (5.00%) ITSM
6 9 (5.00%) Presales
7 8 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (4.44%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.89%) Application Virtualisation
8 7 (3.89%) High Availability
8 7 (3.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (3.89%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.33%) Validation
10 5 (2.78%) Budgeting and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 25 (13.89%) SQL
3 15 (8.33%) VBScript
4 7 (3.89%) C
5 5 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (0.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 39 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 31 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (11.67%) MCSA
5 14 (7.78%) MCITP
6 10 (5.56%) Degree
6 10 (5.56%) MCSE
7 9 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.44%) CCNP
9 5 (2.78%) MCP
10 4 (2.22%) CCIE
10 4 (2.22%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.67%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (1.67%) CCVP
11 3 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.11%) CCNA
13 1 (0.56%) CCDA
13 1 (0.56%) CISSP
13 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) SLA
2 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 36 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (17.22%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 18 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 14 (7.78%) XenApp
6 13 (7.22%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (6.11%) vSphere
9 10 (5.56%) XenServer
10 3 (1.67%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (8.33%) SCCM
1 15 (8.33%) SCOM
2 9 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.89%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.78%) EdgeSight
5 5 (2.78%) SCSM
6 4 (2.22%) AppDNA
6 4 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.22%) WSUS
7 3 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.11%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.56%) Ansible
9 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.56%) Nagios
9 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (29.44%) VMware
3 44 (24.44%) Cisco
4 39 (21.67%) Citrix
5 15 (8.33%) NetApp
6 10 (5.56%) HP
6 10 (5.56%) Mitel
6 10 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 10 (5.56%) Symantec
7 9 (5.00%) Remedy
8 7 (3.89%) Sonus
9 5 (2.78%) Wyse
10 4 (2.22%) Apple
10 4 (2.22%) AppSense
10 4 (2.22%) Avaya
10 4 (2.22%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.22%) Genesys
10 4 (2.22%) MobileIron
10 4 (2.22%) Oracle
11 3 (1.67%) CA