Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 53 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 +16
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.87% 0.81% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.30% 5.21% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Bedfordshire median daily rate £335 £425 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.18% +226.92% +4.00%
East of England median daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +146.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £10.00 - £17.50

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 115 96 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.55% 15.53% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 69 55
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £291 £200 £120
90th Percentile £575 £488 £598
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £35.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.34% +1.43% +204.35%
10th Percentile £15.25 £32.65 £22.30
90th Percentile £15.75 £37.95 £45.25
East of England median hourly rate £36.50 £31.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +15.87% +6.78% +40.48%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -5 6 £450 +5.88%
Bedford - 1 £335 -
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
4 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) Citrix
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (53.85%) NetApp
5 7 (53.85%) HP
5 7 (53.85%) SQL
5 7 (53.85%) Windows
5 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
5 7 (53.85%) MCSE
5 7 (53.85%) MCSA
5 7 (53.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (53.85%) Skype
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
6 6 (46.15%) SCOM
6 6 (46.15%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (46.15%) iSCSI
6 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
6 6 (46.15%) NAS
6 6 (46.15%) EqualLogic
6 6 (46.15%) 3PAR
6 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (46.15%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (46.15%) DHCP
6 6 (46.15%) DNS

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 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
2 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
1 3 (23.08%) OneDrive
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Yammer
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Skype
1 7 (53.85%) TCP/IP
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (46.15%) iSCSI
2 6 (46.15%) NAS
2 6 (46.15%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
4 2 (15.38%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Storage Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Clustering
1 6 (46.15%) Replication
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
3 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
3 3 (23.08%) Business Transformation
3 3 (23.08%) CMMI
3 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (23.08%) High Availability
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
5 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 6 (46.15%) VBScript
3 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCSA
2 7 (53.85%) MCSE
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (38.46%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) CCA
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (15.38%) VCAP
6 1 (7.69%) CCIE
6 1 (7.69%) CCIE Security
6 1 (7.69%) CCNP
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) HP APS
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 6 (46.15%) Terminal Services
2 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Backup Exec
1 6 (46.15%) HP Data Protector
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (46.15%) NetBackup
1 6 (46.15%) SCOM
2 5 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (38.46%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) HP
4 7 (53.85%) NetApp
5 6 (46.15%) 3PAR
5 6 (46.15%) CommVault
5 6 (46.15%) Dell
5 6 (46.15%) EqualLogic
5 6 (46.15%) IBM
5 6 (46.15%) Symantec
5 6 (46.15%) Veritas
6 5 (38.46%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.69%) Avaya
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 1 (7.69%) McAfee
7 1 (7.69%) Meru Networks
7 1 (7.69%) Trustwave
7 1 (7.69%) Virgin Media