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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / South West
Rank 128 125 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.82% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.23% 4.49% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 5
Median daily rate £300 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £317 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £453 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £361 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.26% +16.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.38 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
404 534 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.75% 18.16% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 384 302
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £15.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £59.20 £33.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 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
Bristol +6 5 £300 -14.28% 7
Wiltshire -13 3 £320 -8.57%
Devon +10 1 £185 -47.14%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 19 (59.38%) Skype
4 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
5 14 (43.75%) MS Office
5 14 (43.75%) VMware
6 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (34.38%) SCCM
7 11 (34.38%) Office 365
8 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
9 9 (28.13%) XenApp
9 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
9 9 (28.13%) Thin Client
9 9 (28.13%) Cisco
9 9 (28.13%) DNS
9 9 (28.13%) Fat Client
9 9 (28.13%) Wyse
10 8 (25.00%) VMware ESX
10 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 8 (25.00%) VPN
10 8 (25.00%) Citrix
10 8 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
11 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (21.88%) Windows 10
11 7 (21.88%) Dell
11 7 (21.88%) DHCP
11 7 (21.88%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft App-V

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 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
1 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) CICS
3 2 (6.25%) Confluence
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) Skype
2 9 (28.13%) DNS
3 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 7 (21.88%) DHCP
5 4 (12.50%) LAN
5 4 (12.50%) WAN
6 3 (9.38%) Firewall
6 3 (9.38%) VoIP
7 2 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (6.25%) ISDN
7 2 (6.25%) MPLS
7 2 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (6.25%) WebEx
7 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.13%) CTI
8 1 (3.13%) Extranet
8 1 (3.13%) Intranet
8 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Server Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Fat Client
1 9 (28.13%) Thin Client
2 7 (21.88%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 3 (9.38%) Replication
5 2 (6.25%) Clustering
5 2 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (6.25%) iPad
5 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
5 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.13%) iPhone
6 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 10
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Unix
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.25%) Information Governance
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.25%) ITSM
4 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) JCL
2 2 (6.25%) REXX
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) MCP
3 2 (6.25%) CCDA
3 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) CNA
3 2 (6.25%) CNE
3 2 (6.25%) MCSA
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Novell Certification
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (28.13%) XenApp
4 8 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 8 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (12.50%) BitLocker
6 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (6.25%) RACF
8 1 (3.13%) Firmware
8 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.25%) CA Endevor
3 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) MOM
4 1 (3.13%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (43.75%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Cisco
3 9 (28.13%) Wyse
4 8 (25.00%) Citrix
5 7 (21.88%) AppSense
5 7 (21.88%) Dell
6 5 (15.63%) Symantec
7 4 (12.50%) CA
7 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 3 (9.38%) HP
8 3 (9.38%) IBM
8 3 (9.38%) Intel Security
8 3 (9.38%) Polycom
9 2 (6.25%) CommVault
9 2 (6.25%) Novell
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle
9 2 (6.25%) Xerox
10 1 (3.13%) Apple
10 1 (3.13%) Veritas