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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 27 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.05% 0.73% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.76% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £528 £180 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+193.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-36.47% +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 Staffordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
17 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.95% 5.84% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 12
Median daily rate £425 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 £480 -
Skype for Business
West Midlands

Skype for Business
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Coaching
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow