Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 72 78
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 +15
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 12 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.00% 1.59% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.12% 11.96% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Cambridgeshire median daily rate - £550 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.92% +15.63%
East of England median daily rate £375 £450 £300
% change year-on-year -16.67% +50.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
East of England median hourly rate £33.25 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year +232.50% - -

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 196 184 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.29% 13.33% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 96 88
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £372 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.40% -7.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £265 £190 £228
90th Percentile £538 £538 £520
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.77% +11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £118.00 £13.40 £11.00
East of England median hourly rate £29.95 £33.02 £28.50
% change year-on-year -9.28% +15.84% -

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 23 October 2018. 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 -5 11 - - 2
Peterborough +9 1 - - 2
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (100.00%) Skype
2 9 (75.00%) Office 365
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 10
4 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Thin Client
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
6 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
6 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (8.33%) Content Development
6 1 (8.33%) SAP MDG
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (8.33%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco

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:

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
2 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Trainer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 4 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Content Development
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Aruba
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (8.33%) SAP