The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 82 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 17 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.33% 1.42% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.76% 8.52% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 6
Median daily rate £375 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
Skype for Business
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
295 223 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 23.01% 16.64% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 152 159
Median daily rate £450 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 16
Median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £55.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +33.33%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey 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 Surrey

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Guildford -2 6 £375 +25.00%
Epsom +3 3 £200 -
Staines - 2 £513 -
Woking - 2 £350 -
Addlestone - 1 - -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £140 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (55.56%) Skype
4 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
5 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
6 10 (37.04%) Office 365
7 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
8 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (22.22%) SCCM
11 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (14.81%) XenApp
11 4 (14.81%) Android
11 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
11 4 (14.81%) LAN
11 4 (14.81%) WAN
11 4 (14.81%) Citrix
11 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (14.81%) Apple
11 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
11 4 (14.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (11.11%) Presales
12 3 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
12 3 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (11.11%) MCSE
12 3 (11.11%) Oracle

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
2 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
3 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (7.41%) CMS
6 2 (7.41%) Umbraco
6 2 (7.41%) WordPress
7 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (7.41%) InDesign
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Skype
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) NAS
3 3 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) Intranet
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.70%) MPLS
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (7.41%) Advertising
1 2 (7.41%) Marketing
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Lync Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) IT Support
3 4 (14.81%) Office 365 Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Desktop Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support
5 2 (7.41%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.70%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications Manager
6 1 (3.70%) WAN Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.41%) Blog
1 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
1 2 (7.41%) Social Media
1 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (14.81%) Android
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
2 3 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 3 (11.11%) Identity Management
2 3 (11.11%) Presales
3 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.41%) Content Management
3 2 (7.41%) CRM
3 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Document Management
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) ERP
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) SEO
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) Software Audit
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) MCITP
1 3 (11.11%) MCSE
1 3 (11.11%) MCTS
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (3.70%) vMotion
5 1 (3.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Apple
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) AppSense
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Adobe
4 2 (7.41%) arcserve
4 2 (7.41%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) FrontRange
4 2 (7.41%) Sage
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) Facebook
5 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.70%) Meraki
5 1 (3.70%) Mitel
5 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.70%) Twitter