The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 28 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)
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 42 37
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.80% 1.21% 1.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.00% 9.26% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £448 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.58% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £301 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -35.35% +54.68%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 20 54 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 8.00% 13.08% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 35 47
Median daily rate £388 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.92% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.75 £27.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.72% -57.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Coventry

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Voice Network Engineer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco