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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 27 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.44% 0.39% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.45% 2.70% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +21.42%

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
29 37 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.89% 14.34% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 44
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £284 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £439 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton 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 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 21 January 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Wyse
3 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Varonis
3 2 (50.00%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (50.00%) Failover Clustering

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) G Suite
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
1 1 (25.00%) OneDrive
1 1 (25.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Expert
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) DatAdvantage
1 2 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Varonis
3 2 (50.00%) Wyse
4 1 (25.00%) Google