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 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)
South East / Surrey
Rank 64 92 73
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -19
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.73% 0.084% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.60% 0.45% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 11
Median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £350 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £350 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.75
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 Surrey region.

Application Platforms Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
127 220 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 13.70% 18.58% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 155 151
Median daily rate £375 £408 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% +10.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 10
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.71%
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 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 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
Staines - 5 £575 -
Camberley - 1 £325 -
Chertsey - 1 £650 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £484 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

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 Surrey region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 21 (87.50%) Skype
2 15 (62.50%) Windows
3 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (58.33%) Office 365
4 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco
5 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
5 7 (29.17%) Unified Communications
6 6 (25.00%) High Availability
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (25.00%) PBX
6 6 (25.00%) Apple
6 6 (25.00%) MS Office
6 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.83%) Migration
7 5 (20.83%) ISDN
7 5 (20.83%) VoIP
7 5 (20.83%) SLA
7 5 (20.83%) AirWatch
7 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (16.67%) Blackberry

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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 9 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.17%) InDesign
3 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 14 (58.33%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) Skype
2 7 (29.17%) Unified Communications
3 6 (25.00%) PBX
4 5 (20.83%) ISDN
4 5 (20.83%) VoIP
5 3 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (8.33%) Intranet
6 2 (8.33%) SAN
7 1 (4.17%) Firewall
7 1 (4.17%) LAN
7 1 (4.17%) NAS
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.17%) WAN
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications Specialist
1 4 (16.67%) Voice Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Mac Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Business Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Telephony Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Blog
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) Social Media
2 1 (4.17%) Social Network
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) Android
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Content Management
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Coaching
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) Document Management
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) SDLC
6 1 (4.17%) SEO
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) MCSA
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) AirWatch
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) Apple
3 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Adobe
6 1 (4.17%) arcserve
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.17%) HEAT Software
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Proofpoint
6 1 (4.17%) Sage
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec