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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 189 140 182
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +42
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 81 110 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 1.20% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.78% 7.14% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 75 41
Median daily rate £420 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £147 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -44.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.43% +12.12%
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
1693 1541 1595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.57% 16.75% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 923 895
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.54% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 53 71
Median hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.00% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.10 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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 31 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 31 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 -15 19 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 18 £425 +21.42% 1
Hampshire +5 14 £338 +12.50% 3
Surrey -30 11 £506 +68.75% 1
Oxfordshire +6 7 £325 +154.90% 2
West Sussex -33 7 £450 +233.33%
Kent -12 3 £425 -
East Sussex +3 2 - - 3
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 64 (53.78%) Microsoft
2 57 (47.90%) Windows
3 47 (39.50%) Skype
4 46 (38.66%) SharePoint
4 46 (38.66%) Active Directory
5 38 (31.93%) Office 365
6 32 (26.89%) Windows Server
7 31 (26.05%) MS Exchange
8 30 (25.21%) Migration
9 26 (21.85%) DNS
10 25 (21.01%) VMware
11 24 (20.17%) Project Management
11 24 (20.17%) Citrix
12 23 (19.33%) Firewall
13 20 (16.81%) VPN
13 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (14.29%) ITIL
17 16 (13.45%) SQL
18 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
18 15 (12.61%) MS Office
18 15 (12.61%) MS Excel
18 15 (12.61%) Cisco
18 15 (12.61%) Internet
18 15 (12.61%) Finance
18 15 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2013
19 14 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
20 13 (10.92%) Telecoms

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 46 (38.66%) SharePoint
2 31 (26.05%) MS Exchange
3 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (7.56%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (5.04%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (2.52%) IIS
8 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.84%) Confluence
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (12.61%) MS Excel
1 15 (12.61%) MS Office
2 9 (7.56%) ProjectWise
3 2 (1.68%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (3.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.84%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 38 (31.93%) Office 365
2 19 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.72%) OneDrive
4 5 (4.20%) Yammer
5 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 47 (39.50%) Skype
2 26 (21.85%) DNS
3 23 (19.33%) Firewall
4 20 (16.81%) VPN
5 15 (12.61%) Internet
6 13 (10.92%) LAN
7 12 (10.08%) SAN
7 12 (10.08%) Unified Communications
7 12 (10.08%) WAN
8 11 (9.24%) PBX
9 10 (8.40%) NetScaler
10 9 (7.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (7.56%) FTP
10 9 (7.56%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (7.56%) SSL
11 6 (5.04%) DHCP
11 6 (5.04%) PSTN
12 5 (4.20%) RTP
13 4 (3.36%) VoIP
14 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.72%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (12.61%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.36%) Electronics
3 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.36%) Marketing
4 2 (1.68%) Advertising
4 2 (1.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.29%) Consultant
2 15 (12.61%) Project Manager
3 13 (10.92%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Server Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Exchange Specialist
6 9 (7.56%) Lync Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Architect
7 8 (6.72%) Server Specialist
7 8 (6.72%) Wintel Server Specialist
7 8 (6.72%) Wintel Specialist
8 7 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Active Directory Specialist
8 7 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Lync Consultant
8 7 (5.88%) SAN Specialist
8 7 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Wintel Server Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Onboarding Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) Middleware
2 2 (1.68%) HTML
2 2 (1.68%) XMPP
3 1 (0.84%) CSS
3 1 (0.84%) HTML5
3 1 (0.84%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.20%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.36%) Clustering
5 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.52%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.68%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) CMDB
7 1 (0.84%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.84%) FMCG
7 1 (0.84%) Handset
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.84%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (47.90%) Windows
2 32 (26.89%) Windows Server
3 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (10.92%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.04%) Windows 10
7 6 (5.04%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.20%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.52%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.68%) Linux
11 1 (0.84%) Android
11 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) Migration
2 24 (20.17%) Project Management
3 17 (14.29%) ITIL
4 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (9.24%) Change Management
6 10 (8.40%) B2B
7 9 (7.56%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.56%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.72%) Data Migration
8 8 (6.72%) Presales
9 7 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (5.04%) High Availability
10 6 (5.04%) ITSM
11 5 (4.20%) Network Load Balancing
11 5 (4.20%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.20%) Service Management
12 4 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (3.36%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (3.36%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.45%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.68%) C
3 2 (1.68%) Java
4 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.72%) MCSE
4 8 (6.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.52%) MCITP
5 3 (2.52%) MCTS
5 3 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.68%) CCNA
6 2 (1.68%) CCNP
6 2 (1.68%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (1.68%) Degree
7 1 (0.84%) CCENT
7 1 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 46 (38.66%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.08%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.24%) XenApp
5 9 (7.56%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.52%) vSphere
8 2 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.84%) UAG
9 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) SCCM
2 7 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (4.20%) SCOM
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Intune
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.84%) vMotion
6 1 (0.84%) WMI
6 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (53.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (21.01%) VMware
3 24 (20.17%) Citrix
4 15 (12.61%) Cisco
5 12 (10.08%) IronPort
5 12 (10.08%) Oracle
6 10 (8.40%) CheckPoint
7 9 (7.56%) Blue Coat
7 9 (7.56%) F5
8 8 (6.72%) CommVault
8 8 (6.72%) HP
8 8 (6.72%) Remedy
9 6 (5.04%) EMC
9 6 (5.04%) NetApp
9 6 (5.04%) Polycom
10 5 (4.20%) Avaya
10 5 (4.20%) Mitel
10 5 (4.20%) SAP
11 4 (3.36%) Apple
11 4 (3.36%) Dell
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