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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 48 56 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.94% 0.80% 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.47% 5.56% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £350 £165 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -63.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% +4.57%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 59 90 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.05% 14.47% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 72
Median daily rate £450 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 16
Median hourly rate £43.50 £9.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +370.27% -55.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.10 £57.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +9 5 £350 +112.12% 4
Skype for Business
East of England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) SharePoint
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (54.55%) Office 365
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (45.45%) MCSE
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (45.45%) MCITP
5 5 (45.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) Skype
6 4 (36.36%) Mimecast
6 4 (36.36%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 2 (18.18%) VoIP
8 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 2 (18.18%) Java
8 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
8 2 (18.18%) Internet
8 2 (18.18%) Avaya
8 2 (18.18%) Lotus
8 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
8 2 (18.18%) Dutch Language

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 7 (63.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (36.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Skype
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) ISDN
3 1 (9.09%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (18.18%) Dutch Language
1 2 (18.18%) German Language
1 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (18.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Azure Consultant
1 5 (45.45%) Consultant
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365 Consultant
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCITP
2 5 (45.45%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
2 1 (9.09%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Avaya
2 2 (18.18%) Lotus
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) Sonus
3 1 (9.09%) VMware