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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 57 72
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.73% 0.17% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 20.78% 1.06% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £370 - £419
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 - £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 - £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -31.91% +46.87%  

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 77 94 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.12% 15.82% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 113
Median daily rate £383 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 22
Median hourly rate £14.25 £10.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.50% -56.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.98 £13.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Huntingdon - 7 £485 -
Cambridge +8 4 £237 -
Peterborough +1 2 - -
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (71.43%) Office 365
3 14 (66.67%) Windows
4 13 (61.90%) Skype
5 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (42.86%) SharePoint
7 8 (38.10%) MCSE
7 8 (38.10%) Citrix
7 8 (38.10%) Windows 10
8 6 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
9 5 (23.81%) XenApp
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 5 (23.81%) Yammer
9 5 (23.81%) OneDrive
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
11 3 (14.29%) Firewall
11 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (14.29%) SCOrch
11 3 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
11 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
11 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (14.29%) Active Directory

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 9 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (71.43%) Office 365
2 5 (23.81%) OneDrive
2 5 (23.81%) Yammer
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (9.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Skype
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (9.52%) ISDN
3 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
3 2 (9.52%) PBX
4 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
1 6 (28.57%) Senior Architect
2 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 10
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Service Design
2 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (38.10%) MCSE
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) Master's Degree
4 2 (9.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (23.81%) XenApp
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (14.29%) SCOrch
2 2 (9.52%) AppDNA
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Sonus
5 1 (4.76%) VMware