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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 105 91 124
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +33
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 36 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.23% 1.36% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.78% 8.01% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 3
Median daily rate £338 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £150 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £426 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
531 512 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.15% 17.01% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 326 379
Median daily rate £375 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 19
Median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

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 26 May 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 26 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
Bristol -9 13 £325 +16.07% 8
Wiltshire -10 7 £410 -8.88%
Somerset +8 4 £300 +100.00%
Gloucestershire 0 4 £375 +150.00% 2
Dorset -7 4 £600 -
Devon +1 1 £375 +114.28%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 31 (55.36%) Skype
2 25 (44.64%) Windows
3 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 20 (35.71%) VMware
5 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
5 19 (33.93%) Office 365
6 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (26.79%) SCCM
7 15 (26.79%) Windows 7
8 13 (23.21%) VMware ESX
8 13 (23.21%) MS Office
8 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
9 12 (21.43%) SQL
9 12 (21.43%) Finance
9 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (21.43%) XenApp
9 12 (21.43%) XenDesktop
10 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
10 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
10 11 (19.64%) Fat Client
10 11 (19.64%) Migration
10 11 (19.64%) Wyse
10 11 (19.64%) SharePoint
10 11 (19.64%) Thin Client
10 11 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (17.86%) Unified Communications
11 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (17.86%) LAN
11 10 (17.86%) WAN
12 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP

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 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (19.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.36%) IBM Notes
7 2 (3.57%) IBM Domino
7 2 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.79%) GroupWise
8 1 (1.79%) IIS
8 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) MS Office
2 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.93%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (55.36%) Skype
2 10 (17.86%) LAN
2 10 (17.86%) Unified Communications
2 10 (17.86%) WAN
3 9 (16.07%) DNS
3 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
4 8 (14.29%) VPN
5 6 (10.71%) DHCP
5 6 (10.71%) VoIP
6 4 (7.14%) OpenScape
6 4 (7.14%) PABX
7 3 (5.36%) Internet
8 2 (3.57%) Firewall
8 2 (3.57%) PSTN
9 1 (1.79%) IMAP4
9 1 (1.79%) MPLS
9 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.79%) POP3
9 1 (1.79%) SMTP
9 1 (1.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) Military
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (8.93%) Consultant
2 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
2 5 (8.93%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (7.14%) Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (7.14%) Support Technician
3 4 (7.14%) Voice Support Technician
4 3 (5.36%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (5.36%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
4 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Communications Support Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Tester
4 3 (5.36%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
1 4 (7.14%) CSS
1 4 (7.14%) HTML
1 4 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Fat Client
1 11 (19.64%) Thin Client
2 7 (12.50%) Handset
3 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.93%) iPhone
4 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.14%) IVR
5 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.07%) Windows Server
5 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.71%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.93%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.79%) Android
9 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Migration
2 9 (16.07%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Test Scripting
3 6 (10.71%) Project Management
4 4 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
4 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.57%) Mobile Development
6 2 (3.57%) Service Management
6 2 (3.57%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.57%) V-Model
7 1 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.79%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.79%) Data Management
7 1 (1.79%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 11 (19.64%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.93%) C
3 5 (8.93%) VBScript
4 4 (7.14%) C#
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCSE
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (23.21%) VMware ESX
4 12 (21.43%) XenApp
4 12 (21.43%) XenDesktop
5 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
7 2 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) SCCM
2 5 (8.93%) AirWatch
3 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.36%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (35.71%) VMware
3 11 (19.64%) Wyse
4 9 (16.07%) Cisco
5 8 (14.29%) AppSense
6 7 (12.50%) Intel Security
6 7 (12.50%) Polycom
7 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.93%) Oracle
8 5 (8.93%) Siemens
9 4 (7.14%) BT
9 4 (7.14%) CA
9 4 (7.14%) Dell
10 3 (5.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (5.36%) Lotus
11 2 (3.57%) Citrix
11 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.57%) Symantec
12 1 (1.79%) Apple
12 1 (1.79%) Remedy
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