The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 104 89 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 42 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 0.98% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.14% 5.74% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 4
Median daily rate £350 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.56% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
Skype for Business
England

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

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
588 418 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.87% 17.01% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 230 243
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 32
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.52 £35.95 £30.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
Birmingham +2 14 £375 -6.25% 1
Coventry -8 11 £394 -3.96%
Herefordshire - 9 £325 - 2
Solihull -4 3 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £451 -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 29 (55.77%) Skype
2 27 (51.92%) Windows
3 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 24 (46.15%) SharePoint
5 23 (44.23%) MS Exchange
6 17 (32.69%) Office 365
7 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 15 (28.85%) ITIL
9 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
10 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
10 12 (23.08%) Cisco
11 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
11 11 (21.15%) SQL
11 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
12 10 (19.23%) MS Office
13 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
13 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (17.31%) Symantec
13 9 (17.31%) NetBackup
13 9 (17.31%) Unified Communications
14 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (15.38%) SCCM
14 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (15.38%) Citrix
15 7 (13.46%) Project Management
15 7 (13.46%) DNS
15 7 (13.46%) WAN
15 7 (13.46%) VMware

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 24 (46.15%) SharePoint
2 23 (44.23%) MS Exchange
3 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (13.46%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.23%) MS Office
3 5 (9.62%) MS Project
4 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.69%) Office 365
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) Yammer
4 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.85%) Data Lake Analytics
4 2 (3.85%) SaaS
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (55.77%) Skype
2 9 (17.31%) Unified Communications
3 7 (13.46%) DNS
3 7 (13.46%) WAN
4 6 (11.54%) LDAP
5 5 (9.62%) DHCP
5 5 (9.62%) H.323
5 5 (9.62%) NetScaler
5 5 (9.62%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.69%) WebEx
6 4 (7.69%) Wireless
7 3 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.77%) MPLS
7 3 (5.77%) SAN
7 3 (5.77%) VoIP
8 1 (1.92%) DAB
8 1 (1.92%) Firewall
8 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.85%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.85%) HDInsight
3 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (3.85%) Power BI
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Back Office
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Advertising
4 2 (3.85%) Billing
4 2 (3.85%) Military
5 1 (1.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (11.54%) Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Messaging Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) IT Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Lync Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Office 365 Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
5 4 (7.69%) ITIL Project Manager
5 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Messaging Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.77%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) XMPP
2 3 (5.77%) WAP
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) PKI
1 5 (9.62%) PMI
2 4 (7.69%) CESG
2 4 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.85%) Android
8 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
3 7 (13.46%) Project Management
4 4 (7.69%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 4 (7.69%) Change Management
4 4 (7.69%) E-Discovery
4 4 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
4 4 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.69%) Service Design
5 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.77%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.77%) CRM
5 3 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.77%) Migration
5 3 (5.77%) Web Filtering
6 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.85%) Scrum
6 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.54%) DV Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) MCSA
5 5 (9.62%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (3.85%) CISSP
7 2 (3.85%) CLAS
7 2 (3.85%) ISEB
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.92%) APMP
8 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.62%) XenApp
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.77%) vSphere
4 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) NetBackup
2 8 (15.38%) SCCM
3 4 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (5.77%) SCOM
4 3 (5.77%) SmoothWall
5 2 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) DameWare
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.92%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.92%) SCSM
6 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.08%) Cisco
3 9 (17.31%) Symantec
4 8 (15.38%) Citrix
5 7 (13.46%) VMware
6 4 (7.69%) Sophos
7 3 (5.77%) Brocade
7 3 (5.77%) EMC
7 3 (5.77%) F5
7 3 (5.77%) HP
7 3 (5.77%) Juniper
8 2 (3.85%) Apple
8 2 (3.85%) Avaya
8 2 (3.85%) Dell
8 2 (3.85%) Lotus
8 2 (3.85%) Polycom
9 1 (1.92%) BT
9 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
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