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 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 33 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.06% 1.24% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.50% 10.26% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £350 £348 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +101.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £370 £195
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -34.24%
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
40 39 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.13% 12.07% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 37
Median daily rate £325 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £313 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £12.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -10.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Varonis
3 2 (50.00%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Thin Client

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
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) G Suite
2 1 (25.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (25.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) 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%) 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
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 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
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
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%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Varonis
3 2 (50.00%) Wyse
4 1 (25.00%) BMC
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds