The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 23 June 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)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 29 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.11% 2.16% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.35% 12.28% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +64.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 63 57 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 17.55% 17.59% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 28
Median daily rate £425 £413 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +57.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £276 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £35.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Bedfordshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Luton -8 4 £425 -
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (80.00%) Business Transformation
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) CMMI
2 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Business Continuity
1 4 (80.00%) Business Transformation
1 4 (80.00%) CMMI
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) High Availability
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Web Filtering
2 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCA
1 2 (40.00%) CCIE
1 2 (40.00%) CCIE Security
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (40.00%) HP APS
1 2 (40.00%) MCSA
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) VCAP
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Avaya
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Meru Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Trustwave
2 2 (40.00%) Virgin Media