The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 29 April 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 93 88
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 10 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.62% 0.31% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.13% 2.55% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Median daily rate £245 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.33% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £428 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.08 £18.75
% change year-on-year -21.07% +28.40%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 242 196 290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 14.97% 12.26% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 123 171
Median daily rate £363 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £111 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 17
Median hourly rate £50.00 £14.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +257.14% -13.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +13.23% -15.77%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the East Midlands

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Nottinghamshire +9 5 £263 -12.50% 1
Northamptonshire +1 2 £235 -
Derbyshire -15 2 - - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 15 (78.95%) Skype
2 13 (68.42%) Office 365
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 11 (57.89%) SCCM
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (21.05%) PBX
5 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.53%) SCOM
7 2 (10.53%) Polycom
7 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (10.53%) VMware
7 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Intranet
7 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
8 1 (5.26%) Project Management
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Office 365
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.26%) IaaS
4 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) Skype
2 4 (21.05%) PBX
3 2 (10.53%) Intranet
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
General
1 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Business Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 2 (10.53%) Lync Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Support
4 1 (5.26%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Polycom
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix