The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 108 118 130
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 35 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 1.08% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.22% 6.65% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 10
Median daily rate £325 £183 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.08% -51.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £538 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+63.23% +13.33%
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
563 541 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.41% 16.16% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 365 326
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 19
Median hourly rate £33.00 £38.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.88% +93.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.05 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the South West region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the South West region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Bristol - 9 £300 - 1
Dorset +2 7 £238 +25.00%
Devon +13 6 - -
Wiltshire -3 5 £358 -27.04%
Gloucestershire -1 4 £400 +166.66% 2
Somerset +14 3 £313 -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 45 (60.81%) Skype
2 41 (55.41%) Windows
3 34 (45.95%) Microsoft
4 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
5 26 (35.14%) Office 365
6 21 (28.38%) SharePoint
7 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
7 20 (27.03%) Windows 10
8 19 (25.68%) MS Exchange
8 19 (25.68%) MS Office
9 18 (24.32%) SCCM
10 17 (22.97%) Security Cleared
10 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (22.97%) VMware
11 16 (21.62%) Finance
11 16 (21.62%) Hyper-V
12 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
12 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (17.57%) SQL
13 13 (17.57%) DNS
14 12 (16.22%) XenApp
14 12 (16.22%) XenDesktop
14 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
15 11 (14.86%) Test Scripting
15 11 (14.86%) Migration
16 10 (13.51%) Unified Communications
16 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (13.51%) VMware ESX

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 21 (28.38%) SharePoint
2 19 (25.68%) MS Exchange
3 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.76%) IBM Notes
7 4 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (4.05%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.70%) CICS
9 2 (2.70%) Confluence
9 2 (2.70%) GroupWise
9 2 (2.70%) IBM Domino
10 1 (1.35%) Alfresco
10 1 (1.35%) IIS
10 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Office
2 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.14%) Office 365
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.41%) SaaS
4 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.70%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.70%) Yammer
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.35%) IaaS
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (60.81%) Skype
2 13 (17.57%) DNS
3 10 (13.51%) DHCP
3 10 (13.51%) LAN
3 10 (13.51%) Unified Communications
3 10 (13.51%) WAN
4 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.11%) VoIP
5 6 (8.11%) VPN
6 4 (5.41%) Firewall
6 4 (5.41%) Internet
6 4 (5.41%) OpenScape
6 4 (5.41%) PABX
7 3 (4.05%) WebEx
8 2 (2.70%) IMAP4
8 2 (2.70%) POP3
8 2 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.70%) SMTP
8 2 (2.70%) SSL
9 1 (1.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Back Office
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Military
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Analyst
2 12 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Consultant
4 8 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.11%) Support Technician
5 6 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Tester
7 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (5.41%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) IT Support
7 4 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Voice Support Technician
8 3 (4.05%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.05%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Communications Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) .NET
1 3 (4.05%) CSS
1 3 (4.05%) HTML
1 3 (4.05%) jQuery
2 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Fat Client
1 9 (12.16%) Thin Client
2 7 (9.46%) Handset
3 6 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.76%) iPhone
5 4 (5.41%) IVR
6 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.70%) Clustering
7 2 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.70%) iPad
7 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.70%) User Experience
8 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (55.41%) Windows
2 20 (27.03%) Windows 10
2 20 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.81%) Windows Server
6 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.70%) Linux
8 2 (2.70%) Unix
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) Migration
1 11 (14.86%) Test Scripting
2 9 (12.16%) ITIL
3 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
3 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
3 4 (5.41%) Project Management
4 3 (4.05%) Data Protection
4 3 (4.05%) Identity Management
4 3 (4.05%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (4.05%) Unit Testing
5 2 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.70%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (2.70%) Mobile Development
5 2 (2.70%) Programme Management
5 2 (2.70%) Regression Testing
5 2 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.70%) V-Model
6 1 (1.35%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) C
3 4 (5.41%) VBScript
4 3 (4.05%) C#
4 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) JCL
5 2 (2.70%) REXX
6 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.70%) ISEB
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) CCA
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.62%) Hyper-V
3 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (16.22%) XenApp
4 12 (16.22%) XenDesktop
5 10 (13.51%) VMware ESX
6 6 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.70%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.70%) RACF
7 2 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.35%) Firmware
8 1 (1.35%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) SCCM
2 6 (8.11%) SCOM
3 5 (6.76%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.70%) CA Endevor
5 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.70%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.70%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.70%) SCSM
5 2 (2.70%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.70%) WSUS
6 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.35%) MOM
6 1 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.97%) VMware
3 9 (12.16%) Wyse
4 8 (10.81%) Dell
4 8 (10.81%) Intel Security
5 7 (9.46%) Cisco
5 7 (9.46%) Oracle
5 7 (9.46%) Polycom
6 5 (6.76%) AppSense
6 5 (6.76%) Citrix
6 5 (6.76%) Lotus
6 5 (6.76%) Siemens
7 4 (5.41%) BT
7 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (4.05%) HP
8 3 (4.05%) IBM
9 2 (2.70%) Apple
9 2 (2.70%) CA
9 2 (2.70%) SAP