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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 104 103 126
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +23
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 40 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.31% 1.38% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.08% 8.21% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 8
Median daily rate £325 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £508 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
565 536 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.53% 16.75% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 372 318
Median daily rate £375 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 21
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% +85.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £16.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +7 8 £313 - 3
Wiltshire -21 7 £408 -14.21%
Somerset +17 6 £300 - 1
Dorset -1 6 £148 -22.36%
Gloucestershire -5 6 £400 +166.66% 3
Devon +14 5 - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 43 (60.56%) Skype
2 37 (52.11%) Windows
3 33 (46.48%) Microsoft
4 27 (38.03%) Active Directory
5 26 (36.62%) Office 365
6 20 (28.17%) Windows 10
6 20 (28.17%) SharePoint
6 20 (28.17%) MS Exchange
7 18 (25.35%) Windows 7
8 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
8 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (22.54%) Hyper-V
9 16 (22.54%) VMware
10 15 (21.13%) Finance
10 15 (21.13%) MS Office
10 15 (21.13%) SCCM
11 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
12 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
12 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (18.31%) SQL
13 12 (16.90%) DNS
13 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
14 11 (15.49%) XenApp
14 11 (15.49%) XenDesktop
14 11 (15.49%) WAN
14 11 (15.49%) LAN
14 11 (15.49%) Migration
15 10 (14.08%) ITIL

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 20 (28.17%) MS Exchange
1 20 (28.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.45%) IBM Notes
5 5 (7.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.63%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (4.23%) IBM Domino
7 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.82%) GroupWise
9 1 (1.41%) Alfresco
9 1 (1.41%) IIS
9 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (36.62%) Office 365
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) SaaS
4 3 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.23%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.23%) Yammer
5 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (60.56%) Skype
2 12 (16.90%) DNS
3 11 (15.49%) LAN
3 11 (15.49%) WAN
4 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
4 10 (14.08%) Unified Communications
5 9 (12.68%) DHCP
6 6 (8.45%) VoIP
6 6 (8.45%) VPN
7 4 (5.63%) Firewall
7 4 (5.63%) Internet
7 4 (5.63%) OpenScape
7 4 (5.63%) PABX
8 2 (2.82%) IMAP4
8 2 (2.82%) POP3
8 2 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.82%) SMTP
8 2 (2.82%) SSL
9 1 (1.41%) DECT
9 1 (1.41%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Military
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Consultant
4 7 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.45%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Support Technician
6 5 (7.04%) Tester
7 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Support
7 4 (5.63%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Voice Support Technician
8 3 (4.23%) Communications Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) .NET
1 4 (5.63%) CSS
1 4 (5.63%) HTML
1 4 (5.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Fat Client
1 8 (11.27%) Thin Client
2 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.86%) Handset
3 6 (8.45%) iPhone
4 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.63%) IVR
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) iPad
6 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.11%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Windows 10
3 18 (25.35%) Windows 7
4 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Test Scripting
2 11 (15.49%) Migration
3 10 (14.08%) ITIL
4 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.63%) Project Management
4 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
5 3 (4.23%) Data Protection
5 3 (4.23%) Identity Management
5 3 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.82%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.82%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (2.82%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.82%) Mobile Development
6 2 (2.82%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.82%) Regression Testing
6 2 (2.82%) Service Management
6 2 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.82%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) C
2 5 (7.04%) VBScript
3 4 (5.63%) C#
3 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.82%) ISEB
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.82%) MCSE
5 1 (1.41%) CCA
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 27 (38.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.54%) Hyper-V
3 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (15.49%) XenApp
4 11 (15.49%) XenDesktop
5 9 (12.68%) VMware ESX
6 6 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.82%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) SCOM
3 5 (7.04%) AirWatch
4 3 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.82%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.82%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.82%) SCSM
5 2 (2.82%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.82%) WSUS
6 1 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.54%) VMware
3 9 (12.68%) Intel Security
4 8 (11.27%) Cisco
4 8 (11.27%) Wyse
5 6 (8.45%) Dell
5 6 (8.45%) Lotus
5 6 (8.45%) Oracle
6 5 (7.04%) Polycom
6 5 (7.04%) Siemens
7 4 (5.63%) AppSense
7 4 (5.63%) BT
7 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (4.23%) Citrix
9 2 (2.82%) Apple
9 2 (2.82%) NetApp
9 2 (2.82%) Novell
9 2 (2.82%) SAP
9 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow