Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 20 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 79 76
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 29 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.85% 1.73% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.93% 8.05% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 5
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% -7.28%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £325
90th Percentile £450 £543 £441
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £353 £410
% change year-on-year +6.16% -13.84% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £16.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £16.25 -
% change year-on-year +176.92% - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 243 323 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.50% 21.50% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 190 134
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +24.09% -2.14%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £211
90th Percentile £500 £563 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.35% -16.13% +12.73%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.53 £10.96
90th Percentile £25.03 £40.00 £19.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.46 £17.50
% change year-on-year +29.35% -11.64% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Birmingham

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 22 (75.86%) Skype
2 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 13 (44.83%) Office 365
4 8 (27.59%) Windows
5 7 (24.14%) Migration
5 7 (24.14%) Banking
5 7 (24.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 5 (17.24%) Legal
7 5 (17.24%) Change Management
7 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (17.24%) CTI
7 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 5 (17.24%) H.323
7 5 (17.24%) PBX
7 5 (17.24%) VoIP
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco
7 5 (17.24%) LDAP
7 5 (17.24%) Avaya
7 5 (17.24%) IVR
7 5 (17.24%) XMPP
7 5 (17.24%) OneDrive
7 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (17.24%) Unified Communications
7 5 (17.24%) Runbook
8 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
8 4 (13.79%) VMware

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Office 365
2 5 (17.24%) OneDrive
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) Skype
2 5 (17.24%) CTI
2 5 (17.24%) H.323
2 5 (17.24%) LDAP
2 5 (17.24%) PBX
2 5 (17.24%) Unified Communications
2 5 (17.24%) VoIP
3 4 (13.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MSI
General
1 7 (24.14%) Banking
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 5 (17.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Administrator
2 3 (10.34%) Business Consultant
2 3 (10.34%) Communications Support Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Consultant
2 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) IVR
2 4 (13.79%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows 10
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.90%) Android
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) Change Management
2 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Runbook
3 3 (10.34%) Capacity Management
3 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security
3 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.90%) ITSM
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
3 2 (6.90%) XenApp
4 1 (3.45%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Avaya
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.90%) EMC
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) NICE Systems