Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 19 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 78 95
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17 -10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 14 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.00% 0.36% 0.94%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.61% 2.78% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £584 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.22% +15.63% +263.64%
10th Percentile £565 £456 £267
90th Percentile £594 £469 £513
East of England median daily rate £363 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +20.83% -6.25% +146.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £10.00 - £17.50
East of England median hourly rate £10.00 - £17.50

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 184 144 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.14% 12.85% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 81 190
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £357 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +2.89% +3.67%
10th Percentile £175 £228 £299
90th Percentile £500 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £434 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +11.94% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 32
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £10.25 £10.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -16.67% -42.86%
10th Percentile £10.03 £9.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £10.68 £11.00 £43.70
East of England median hourly rate £36.50 £31.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +15.87% +6.78% +40.48%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Cambridgeshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Cambridgeshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Cambridgeshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge 0 5 - - 1
Huntingdon - 5 £584 -
Peterborough -10 2 - - 1
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (85.71%) Skype
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 10
3 9 (64.29%) Office 365
4 8 (57.14%) Citrix
5 7 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (42.86%) MCSE
6 6 (42.86%) NetScaler
6 6 (42.86%) XenApp
7 5 (35.71%) AppDNA
7 5 (35.71%) Unified Communications
7 5 (35.71%) AppSense
7 5 (35.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (28.57%) Service Design
9 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (21.43%) Polycom
9 3 (21.43%) Workflow
9 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
10 2 (14.29%) Wireless
10 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
10 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 2 (14.29%) Linux
10 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
10 2 (14.29%) Apple
10 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (14.29%) Data Protection

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) OneDrive
2 2 (14.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Skype
2 6 (42.86%) NetScaler
3 5 (35.71%) Unified Communications
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (14.29%) IT Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Audio Visual Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Android
3 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Design
2 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (21.43%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (42.86%) MCSE
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) XenApp
2 5 (35.71%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) AppDNA
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) AppSense
4 3 (21.43%) Polycom
5 2 (14.29%) Apple
6 1 (7.14%) CommVault
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) VMware