The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.49% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.23%
Skype for Business
West Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
12 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.85% 2.96% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 15
Median daily rate £450 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.25%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Stafford - 1 - -
Skype for Business
West Midlands

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) CESG
2 2 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (66.67%) HDInsight
2 2 (66.67%) Power BI
2 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Data Lake
2 2 (66.67%) Data Lake Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) SQL

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Data Lake Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (66.67%) Data Lake
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) HDInsight
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) Power BI
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Azure Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Azure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) CESG
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Analytics
1 2 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Machine Learning
1 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) Terminal Services
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow