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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 93 104
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 1.17% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.88% 6.46% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 3
Median daily rate £588 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.58 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-48.11% +22.87%

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
313 480 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.06% 18.18% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 265 199
Median daily rate £400 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 27
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.00 £29.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 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
Herefordshire - 3 £650 -
Staffordshire +1 2 £528 +193.05% 1
Birmingham -5 2 £415 +14.48% 2
Wolverhampton +2 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 29 (82.86%) Skype
2 26 (74.29%) Office 365
3 23 (65.71%) Windows
4 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
5 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
6 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
8 10 (28.57%) DNS
8 10 (28.57%) Unified Communications
8 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
9 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
9 9 (25.71%) DHCP
9 9 (25.71%) MS Office
10 8 (22.86%) LDAP
10 8 (22.86%) Identity Management
10 8 (22.86%) SCCM
10 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.00%) ITIL
11 7 (20.00%) VoIP
11 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 7 (20.00%) Yammer
12 6 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (17.14%) OneDrive
12 6 (17.14%) Patch Management
12 6 (17.14%) Email Filtering
12 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
12 6 (17.14%) Kerberos
12 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange

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 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.86%) Quickr
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (74.29%) Office 365
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (20.00%) Yammer
4 6 (17.14%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (17.14%) OneDrive
5 3 (8.57%) Mimecast
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (82.86%) Skype
2 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 10 (28.57%) Unified Communications
3 9 (25.71%) DHCP
4 8 (22.86%) LDAP
5 7 (20.00%) VoIP
6 6 (17.14%) Kerberos
6 6 (17.14%) PBX
7 4 (11.43%) Bluetooth
8 3 (8.57%) Internet
8 3 (8.57%) LAN
8 3 (8.57%) WAN
9 2 (5.71%) WebEx
10 1 (2.86%) H.323
10 1 (2.86%) PSTN
10 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
1 4 (11.43%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Local Government
2 2 (5.71%) Private Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Office 365 Specialist
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XMPP
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) PMI
5 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) FMCG
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Android
5 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Identity Management
2 7 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (17.14%) Email Filtering
3 6 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) Patch Management
4 5 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) Computer Security
7 2 (5.71%) Coaching
7 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.71%) Investment Management
7 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Service Management
7 2 (5.71%) Wealth Management
8 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) VB
2 3 (8.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) MCITP
5 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.71%) UAG
5 1 (2.86%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (22.86%) SCCM
3 6 (17.14%) Nagios
3 6 (17.14%) SCOM
4 4 (11.43%) AirWatch
5 3 (8.57%) WSUS
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) SolarWinds
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) LANDesk
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 1 (2.86%) Avaya
6 1 (2.86%) BT
6 1 (2.86%) Capita
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.86%) Tandberg
6 1 (2.86%) VMware