Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 78 86
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 +7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 20 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.17% 1.36% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.43% 10.68% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 16
Bristol median daily rate £463 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +53.85% +16.07%
10th Percentile £277 £259 £193
90th Percentile £531 £680 £441
South West median daily rate £350 £360 £340
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - -

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 269 206 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.74% 12.77% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 146 183
Bristol median daily rate £408 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.73% +11.11% -3.71%
10th Percentile £284 £247 £182
90th Percentile £525 £575 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Bristol median hourly rate £19.00 £27.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.28% -16.15% +47.73%
10th Percentile £16.70 £14.93 £21.05
90th Percentile £24.30 £40.58 £39.55
South West median hourly rate £26.00 £42.75 £31.25
% change year-on-year -39.18% +36.80% +55.53%

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 May 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 22 May 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 19 (95.00%) Skype
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) SCCM
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (40.00%) Office 365
7 7 (35.00%) SCOM
7 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (30.00%) EMC
8 6 (30.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) vSphere
9 5 (25.00%) Security Hardening
9 5 (25.00%) McAfee
9 5 (25.00%) Finance
9 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 4 (20.00%) SAP
10 4 (20.00%) SAN
10 4 (20.00%) Electronics
10 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
10 4 (20.00%) Firewall
10 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
10 4 (20.00%) Digital Marketing

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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) Skype
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) NAS
4 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) Extranet
5 1 (5.00%) Intranet
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
2 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (20.00%) Marketing
2 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (15.00%) Replication
1 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Security Hardening
2 4 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Gantt Chart
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) APMP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) vSphere
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCCM
2 7 (35.00%) SCOM
3 6 (30.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) EMC
4 5 (25.00%) McAfee
5 4 (20.00%) SAP
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) IBM
7 2 (10.00%) Trend Micro
8 1 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (5.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (5.00%) Veritas