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 3 months to 30 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)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 57 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.95% 1.87% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.80% 14.29% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 6
Median daily rate £525 £330 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £204 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £350
% change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £125.00
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 Bristol with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 125 119 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 15.26% 13.06% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 89 106
Median daily rate £396 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £440 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +23.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 19 (95.00%) Windows
1 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (75.00%) DNS
4 12 (60.00%) Skype
5 11 (55.00%) Windows 10
6 10 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (45.00%) Office 365
7 9 (45.00%) MS Office
7 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (45.00%) SCCM
8 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
8 8 (40.00%) Fat Client
8 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (40.00%) XenApp
8 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
8 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (40.00%) AppSense
8 8 (40.00%) VMware
8 8 (40.00%) VMware ESX
8 8 (40.00%) Wyse
8 8 (40.00%) Dell
8 8 (40.00%) Thin Client
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (35.00%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi

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 10 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) DNS
2 12 (60.00%) Skype
3 7 (35.00%) DHCP
3 7 (35.00%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (30.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) OpenScape
5 1 (5.00%) PBX
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (15.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) IT Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 8 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (35.00%) Client/Server
2 7 (35.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Signage
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (15.00%) Security Management
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.00%) Email Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 8 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (40.00%) XenApp
3 8 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (30.00%) DFS Replication
6 3 (15.00%) BitLocker
7 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
7 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) AppSense
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Dell
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Wyse
3 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) Xerox
6 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
7 2 (10.00%) Polycom
8 1 (5.00%) CA
8 1 (5.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) IBM
8 1 (5.00%) Siemens