Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 February 2018 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)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 75 98
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23 +3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 27 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.43% 1.44% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.79% 9.35% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 6
Bristol median daily rate £313 £330 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +3.94% -41.74%
10th Percentile £253 £266 £219
90th Percentile £513 £680 £394
South West median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% -34.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 Bristol with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 307 246 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 16.27% 15.41% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 171 174
Bristol median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -9.56%
10th Percentile £257 £253 £148
90th Percentile £538 £575 £554
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £351
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.99% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Bristol median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £80.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -75.19% +388.64%
10th Percentile £18.85 £18.43 £47.56
90th Percentile £52.10 £126.75 £121.19
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% -8.28% +96.25%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Bristol

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Bristol

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Bristol

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 23 (85.19%) Skype
2 21 (77.78%) Windows
3 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) SCOM
5 12 (44.44%) SCCM
5 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 10 (37.04%) Windows 10
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (37.04%) VMware
7 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 9 (33.33%) Office 365
8 8 (29.63%) Citrix
9 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
9 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
9 7 (25.93%) DNS
10 6 (22.22%) DHCP
10 6 (22.22%) EMC
10 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 6 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (18.52%) vSphere
11 5 (18.52%) Security Hardening
11 5 (18.52%) McAfee
11 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
12 4 (14.81%) Finance
12 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (14.81%) Cisco
12 4 (14.81%) IBM
12 4 (14.81%) Project Management
12 4 (14.81%) SAN

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) Skype
2 7 (25.93%) DNS
3 6 (22.22%) DHCP
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (14.81%) SAN
5 3 (11.11%) NAS
5 3 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 2 (7.41%) Firewall
6 2 (7.41%) LAN
6 2 (7.41%) WAN
7 1 (3.70%) Extranet
7 1 (3.70%) Intranet
7 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Design Authority
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 10 (37.04%) Windows 10
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Security Hardening
2 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Information Security
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Management
4 2 (7.41%) Security Management
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) CCIE
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) APMP
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) vSphere
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) ISA Server
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (48.15%) SCOM
2 12 (44.44%) SCCM
3 6 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 6 (22.22%) EMC
5 5 (18.52%) McAfee
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco
6 4 (14.81%) IBM
7 3 (11.11%) SAP
8 2 (7.41%) Dell
8 2 (7.41%) HP
9 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
9 1 (3.70%) Lotus
9 1 (3.70%) NetApp
9 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.70%) Veeam
9 1 (3.70%) Veritas