Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 102 80
Rank change year-on-year -8 -22 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 12 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.64% 0.35% 1.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.87% 2.99% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 20
Bristol median daily rate £413 £263 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -18.60% +15.18%
10th Percentile £275 £251 £198
90th Percentile £475 £324 £438
South West median daily rate £355 £373 £330
% change year-on-year -4.70% +12.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £40.00
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - £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 310 201 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 16.45% 11.75% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 147 215
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £214
90th Percentile £526 £513 £500
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +10.13% +2.04% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Bristol median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.94% +30.77% -46.72%
10th Percentile £16.93 £17.85 £22.20
90th Percentile £37.08 £43.60 £41.90
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £44.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -56.82% +33.33% +26.92%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Skype
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) Office 365
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (66.67%) VMware
5 7 (58.33%) Citrix
5 7 (58.33%) SCCM
6 6 (50.00%) XenApp
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (50.00%) NetScaler
7 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (33.33%) ITIL
8 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (33.33%) Thin Client
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (33.33%) Ivanti
8 4 (33.33%) SAN
8 4 (33.33%) CA
8 4 (33.33%) Firewall
8 4 (33.33%) Wyse
8 4 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 4 (33.33%) Fat Client

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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Office 365
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (16.67%) OneDrive
4 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Skype
2 6 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Extranet
6 1 (8.33%) Intranet
6 1 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Support
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 4 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (25.00%) Antivirus Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) Security Hardening
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) CA
4 4 (33.33%) Ivanti
4 4 (33.33%) Wyse
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) Trend Micro
7 1 (8.33%) Dell
7 1 (8.33%) EMC
7 1 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) McAfee
7 1 (8.33%) SAP
7 1 (8.33%) Veritas