Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 94 102
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -19
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.81% 0.88% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.69% 5.17% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 2
Bristol median daily rate £310 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -14.29% -35.78%
10th Percentile £253 £222 £325
90th Percentile £338 £389 £375
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £40.00 -
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 281 290 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.26% 17.05% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 211 193
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £180
90th Percentile £525 £525 £598
South West median daily rate £380 £363 £373
% change year-on-year +4.83% -2.82% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Bristol median hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.00% -80.00% +506.06%
10th Percentile £22.55 £19.10 £51.50
90th Percentile £55.60 £94.50 £125.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +22.81% -27.39% +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 22 November 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 22 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Skype
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) DNS
5 8 (50.00%) DHCP
5 8 (50.00%) Citrix
5 8 (50.00%) SCOM
5 8 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 7 (43.75%) Office 365
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
8 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (31.25%) SCCM
8 5 (31.25%) IBM
8 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
8 5 (31.25%) SAN
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (25.00%) ITIL
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (25.00%) Clustering
9 4 (25.00%) Replication
9 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (25.00%) NAS
9 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
10 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
10 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared

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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Skype
2 9 (56.25%) DNS
3 8 (50.00%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (25.00%) NAS
6 3 (18.75%) Firewall
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
7 2 (12.50%) Extranet
7 2 (12.50%) Intranet
8 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
8 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (6.25%) VLAN
8 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) IT Support
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Android
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Email Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCIE
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) ISA Server
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCOM
2 5 (31.25%) SCCM
3 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
4 2 (12.50%) AirWatch
4 2 (12.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) Dell
6 3 (18.75%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) Veritas
8 1 (6.25%) AppSense
8 1 (6.25%) Lotus
8 1 (6.25%) NetApp
8 1 (6.25%) Veeam