The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 38 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke - 0.36% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £350
% change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.08 £26.50
% change year-on-year -41.84% -9.15%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 18 42 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 6.95% 14.95% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 6
Median daily rate £400 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £175 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Basingstoke

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) iPhone
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) IT Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Lync Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iPad
1 1 (50.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7