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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 121 123 119
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.73% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.56% 3.82% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 17
Median daily rate £320 £345 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -36.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £405 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.42%
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
449 602 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.35% 19.09% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 431 366
Median daily rate £363 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 39
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.25 £22.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% +78.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £17.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -9.97%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +4 5 £325 -7.14% 6
Wiltshire -14 4 £320 -5.88%
Gloucestershire +4 3 £325 +116.66%
Devon +2 2 £185 -58.88%
Dorset - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 (73.81%) Windows
2 27 (64.29%) Skype
3 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
4 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (33.33%) VMware
5 14 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 13 (30.95%) MS Office
7 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 12 (28.57%) Office 365
8 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (23.81%) SCCM
9 10 (23.81%) Hyper-V
9 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
9 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
10 9 (21.43%) DNS
10 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
11 8 (19.05%) XenApp
11 8 (19.05%) Migration
11 8 (19.05%) Cisco
11 8 (19.05%) Citrix
12 7 (16.67%) DHCP
12 7 (16.67%) XenDesktop
13 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (14.29%) Fat Client
13 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 6 (14.29%) VPN
13 6 (14.29%) Thin Client

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 10 (23.81%) MS Exchange
1 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.76%) CICS
4 2 (4.76%) Confluence
4 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) OneDrive
2 2 (4.76%) Yammer
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (64.29%) Skype
2 9 (21.43%) DNS
3 7 (16.67%) DHCP
4 6 (14.29%) VPN
5 5 (11.90%) LAN
5 5 (11.90%) WAN
6 4 (9.52%) Firewall
7 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.14%) VoIP
8 2 (4.76%) Internet
8 2 (4.76%) ISDN
8 2 (4.76%) MPLS
8 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.76%) WebEx
8 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.38%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (11.90%) IT Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) IT Support
4 4 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Exchange Migration Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Server Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.76%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 6 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) Clustering
3 3 (7.14%) Replication
3 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) iPad
4 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (73.81%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.76%) Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Unix
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Migration
2 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.76%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.76%) Information Governance
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.76%) ITSM
5 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) JCL
2 2 (4.76%) REXX
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.14%) MCP
5 3 (7.14%) MCSA
5 3 (7.14%) MCSE
6 2 (4.76%) CCDA
6 2 (4.76%) CCNA
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.76%) CNA
6 2 (4.76%) CNE
6 2 (4.76%) Novell Certification
7 1 (2.38%) CCA
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.38%) ISEB
7 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (19.05%) XenApp
5 7 (16.67%) XenDesktop
6 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
7 4 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (7.14%) BitLocker
8 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (4.76%) RACF
10 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
10 1 (2.38%) Firmware
10 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
10 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (7.14%) WSUS
4 2 (4.76%) CA Endevor
4 2 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.38%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.38%) MOM
5 1 (2.38%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.38%) SCSM
5 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Cisco
3 8 (19.05%) Citrix
4 6 (14.29%) Wyse
5 5 (11.90%) Dell
6 4 (9.52%) CA
6 4 (9.52%) Intel Security
6 4 (9.52%) Symantec
7 3 (7.14%) AppSense
7 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.14%) HP
7 3 (7.14%) IBM
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle
8 2 (4.76%) CommVault
8 2 (4.76%) Lotus
8 2 (4.76%) Novell
8 2 (4.76%) Polycom
8 2 (4.76%) SAP
9 1 (2.38%) Apple