The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 35 52 36
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.40% 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.22% 2.67% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £375 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
Skype for Business
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Application Platforms Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
45 75 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.79% 20.11% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 48 23
Average daily rate £350 £380 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +29.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £32.75 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.55% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the Southampton region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Southampton region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Wyse
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (16.67%) XenServer
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) EMC
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Varonis
4 1 (16.67%) Wyse