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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / South West
Rank 120 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 21 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.77% 0.61% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.29% 3.84% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 7
Median daily rate £525 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £222 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £473 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +28.20%

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
489 469 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.00% 15.95% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 320 316
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 15
Median hourly rate £43.00 £17.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+152.94% -25.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £10.10 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +12 18 £525 +84.21% 4
Wiltshire -5 1 £320 -28.88%
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 24 (66.67%) Skype
4 20 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (52.78%) DNS
6 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
7 15 (41.67%) Windows 10
7 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
8 14 (38.89%) Cisco
8 14 (38.89%) VMware
9 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (30.56%) SCCM
11 11 (30.56%) Office 365
11 11 (30.56%) MS Office
12 10 (27.78%) DHCP
12 10 (27.78%) Thin Client
12 10 (27.78%) Wyse
12 10 (27.78%) XenApp
12 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
12 10 (27.78%) Fat Client
12 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
12 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (25.00%) XenDesktop
13 9 (25.00%) VMware ESX
13 9 (25.00%) AppSense
13 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
13 9 (25.00%) Citrix

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 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
5 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) Skype
2 19 (52.78%) DNS
3 10 (27.78%) DHCP
4 8 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (22.22%) VPN
5 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 3 (8.33%) LAN
6 3 (8.33%) VoIP
6 3 (8.33%) WAN
7 2 (5.56%) Firewall
7 2 (5.56%) Internet
7 2 (5.56%) ISDN
7 2 (5.56%) MPLS
7 2 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.78%) CTI
8 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.78%) OpenScape
8 1 (2.78%) PBX
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Citrix Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Exchange Migration Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Fat Client
1 10 (27.78%) Thin Client
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 8 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.56%) Replication
5 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.78%) Clustering
6 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows 10
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (22.22%) Linux
5 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (16.67%) Change Management
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
3 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.89%) Information Security
4 4 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 3 (8.33%) Security Management
6 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.56%) Information Governance
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.56%) ITSM
6 2 (5.56%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (5.56%) CCDA
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) CNA
4 2 (5.56%) CNE
4 2 (5.56%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 26 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (55.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (27.78%) XenApp
5 9 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 9 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (19.44%) DFS Replication
8 4 (11.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.56%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) Wyse
4 9 (25.00%) AppSense
4 9 (25.00%) Citrix
5 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 7 (19.44%) Dell
7 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 4 (11.11%) Symantec
7 4 (11.11%) Xerox
8 3 (8.33%) Intel Security
9 2 (5.56%) CA
9 2 (5.56%) CommVault
9 2 (5.56%) Novell
9 2 (5.56%) Polycom
10 1 (2.78%) GENBAND
10 1 (2.78%) SAP
10 1 (2.78%) Siemens
10 1 (2.78%) Tandberg