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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 95 104 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 27 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.84% 1.68% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 4
Average daily rate £450 £413 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +55.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £363 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
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
462 357 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.10% 16.16% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 181 173
Average daily rate £450 £383 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 8 £480 -
Birmingham +2 7 £363 -12.12% 5
Coventry - 3 £450 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Shropshire -17 2 £500 - 2
Staffordshire - 2 £180 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £210 -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (53.85%) Migration
3 24 (46.15%) Windows
4 22 (42.31%) Office 365
4 22 (42.31%) Skype
5 21 (40.38%) Windows Server
6 20 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
7 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
8 14 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 12 (23.08%) ITIL
11 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
12 8 (15.38%) Project Management
12 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (15.38%) Lotus
12 8 (15.38%) IBM Domino
12 8 (15.38%) MS Office
12 8 (15.38%) IBM
13 7 (13.46%) IBM Notes
13 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
13 7 (13.46%) CISSP
13 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
13 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
13 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (13.46%) APMP
13 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (11.54%) DV Cleared

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 14 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (15.38%) IBM Domino
6 7 (13.46%) IBM Notes
7 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (42.31%) Office 365
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (42.31%) Skype
2 4 (7.69%) DHCP
2 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) Unified Communications
2 4 (7.69%) VoIP
3 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
4 1 (1.92%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) LAN
4 1 (1.92%) MPLS
4 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (5.77%) Advertising
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Architect
2 16 (30.77%) Consultant
3 10 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Lync Consultant
5 6 (11.54%) Exchange Consultant
5 6 (11.54%) Messaging Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Project Manager
6 5 (9.62%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Project Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) CRM Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) COM
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 21 (40.38%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Phone
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Migration
2 12 (23.08%) ITIL
3 8 (15.38%) Project Management
4 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
4 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.62%) Change Management
5 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
6 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.77%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.85%) CRM
8 2 (3.85%) Data Management
8 2 (3.85%) Document Management
8 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.85%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.85%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C#
1 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) C
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (13.46%) APMP
4 7 (13.46%) CISSP
5 6 (11.54%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.62%) MCITP
6 5 (9.62%) MCP
7 3 (5.77%) CISMP
7 3 (5.77%) MCSE
8 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) IAG
3 2 (3.85%) UAG
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) SCCM
2 4 (7.69%) WSUS
3 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) IBM
2 8 (15.38%) Lotus
3 6 (11.54%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) NetApp
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Infor
5 2 (3.85%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) SafeCom
5 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) Avaya
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Dell KACE
6 1 (1.92%) Kaspersky
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