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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 125 94 112
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +18
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 11 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 1.37% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.09% 6.92% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 2
Median daily rate £318 £344 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.63% -23.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-31.08% +12.12%
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
526 506 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.73% 19.84% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 308 208
Median daily rate £400 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 35
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.90% +28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.92 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £33.80 £26.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

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
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 25 May 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 -6 4 £290 -17.14% 1
Coventry -6 3 - -
Warwickshire -10 2 £338 +3.84%
Solihull - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (54.76%) Skype
3 20 (47.62%) Migration
4 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 16 (38.10%) MS Exchange
5 16 (38.10%) Office 365
6 14 (33.33%) Windows
6 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 13 (30.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 10 (23.81%) MS Office
9 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (21.43%) IBM
10 9 (21.43%) Lotus
11 8 (19.05%) IBM Notes
11 8 (19.05%) IBM Domino
11 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) DNS
12 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
13 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (11.90%) Unified Communications
14 5 (11.90%) VMware
14 5 (11.90%) DHCP
14 5 (11.90%) Cisco
15 4 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (9.52%) CRM
15 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
15 4 (9.52%) C#

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 16 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 13 (30.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (19.05%) IBM Domino
5 8 (19.05%) IBM Notes
6 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (23.81%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (38.10%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) Skype
2 7 (16.67%) DNS
3 5 (11.90%) DHCP
3 5 (11.90%) Unified Communications
4 4 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (7.14%) VoIP
6 2 (4.76%) Firewall
7 1 (2.38%) LAN
7 1 (2.38%) SAN
7 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.38%) VPN
7 1 (2.38%) Wireless
7 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.76%) Advertising
1 2 (4.76%) Billing
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Architect
2 11 (26.19%) Consultant
3 9 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (14.29%) Messaging Architect
5 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Lync Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) CRM Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Exchange Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Lync Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) WAP
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Phone
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Migration
2 4 (9.52%) CRM
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.14%) Web Filtering
4 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.76%) Case Management
4 2 (4.76%) Data Management
4 2 (4.76%) Document Management
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (4.76%) SDLC
4 2 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
4 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) WSUS
2 3 (7.14%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.38%) DameWare
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) IBM
2 9 (21.43%) Lotus
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) NetApp
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) Apple
6 2 (4.76%) Avaya
6 2 (4.76%) Infor
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Dell KACE
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.38%) Sophos
7 1 (2.38%) Verint
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