The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 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 Midlands / Derbyshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 25 33
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire - 1.94% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 12.50% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £320 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Derbyshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Derbyshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 23 32 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 8.27% 15.53% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 8
Median daily rate £125 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.33% -1.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Derbyshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Derbyshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) PBX
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Polycom
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Derbyshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) PBX
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Lync Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Polycom