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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
East Midlands / Derbyshire
Rank 39 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 0.78% 1.25% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.67% 10.71% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £460 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £353
% change year-on-year -12.50% +13.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -45.00% +6.38%  

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 30 28 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 11.67% 11.67% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 11
Median daily rate £125 £370 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.21% +10.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £13.60 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business in Derbyshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Derbyshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Chesterfield - 2 - -
Skype for Business
East Midlands

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

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

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
2 6 (85.71%) Skype
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
6 2 (28.57%) Polycom
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (28.57%) PBX
7 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 1 (14.29%) SAN
7 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (14.29%) NAS
7 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
7 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
7 1 (14.29%) Migration
7 1 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (14.29%) Solaris
7 1 (14.29%) Linux
7 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (14.29%) Citrix
7 1 (14.29%) SQL
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle
7 1 (14.29%) Unix

Skype for Business
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Skype
2 2 (28.57%) PBX
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Polycom
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) VMware