Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 9 December 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)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 59 55
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +17
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.10% 0.86% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.30% 6.59% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Cambridge median daily rate - £150 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -67.57% -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate - £573 £463
% change year-on-year - +23.78% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £10.00 -

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 Cambridge with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 127 91 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 17.45% 13.06% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 45 47
Cambridge median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £271 £213 £298
90th Percentile £577 £515 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £438 £351 £400
% change year-on-year +24.82% -12.38% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Cambridge median hourly rate £170.00 £17.75 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +857.75% +57.78% -74.29%
10th Percentile £160.00 £11.73 £10.63
90th Percentile £180.00 £23.58 £11.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £170.00 £10.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year +1519.05% -6.67% -6.25%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Cambridge

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Cambridge

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Skype
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (75.00%) Office 365
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) GroupWise
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (12.50%) Google

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) GroupWise
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Skype
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Aruba
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Google