The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 47 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 17 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.44% 0.87% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.76% 5.22% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 2
Average daily rate £350 £413 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +83.33%
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
South West

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

Application Platforms Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
158 115 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 22.64% 16.64% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 69 64
Average daily rate £350 £400 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £200 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £563 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.69 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.28% -7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £16.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £23.75 £40.00
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 Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 10 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
Swindon +11 15 £350 -15.15%
Corsham - 1 - -
Skype for Business
South West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 16 (84.21%) Skype
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
3 14 (73.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (68.42%) Office 365
5 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
6 9 (47.37%) ITIL
6 9 (47.37%) Migration
6 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (42.11%) NetBackup
7 8 (42.11%) Data Protection
7 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (36.84%) Finance
8 7 (36.84%) vSphere
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
9 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (31.58%) Ethernet
9 6 (31.58%) PRINCE
9 6 (31.58%) SAN
10 4 (21.05%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
10 4 (21.05%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 3 (15.79%) Internet
12 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
12 2 (10.53%) Replication

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 14 (73.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
3 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Domino
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) Skype
2 6 (31.58%) Ethernet
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) PSTN
6 1 (5.26%) DHCP
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
6 1 (5.26%) PBX
6 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Business Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Messaging Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
1 9 (47.37%) Migration
2 8 (42.11%) Data Protection
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) PRINCE
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (36.84%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.26%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.26%) SCSM
3 1 (5.26%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Barracuda Networks
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp