Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 133 131
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 -16
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 21 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.70% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.25% 2.52% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 10
East Midlands median daily rate £295 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.59% +11.48% +60.53%
10th Percentile £195 £310 £300
90th Percentile £425 £605 £460
England median daily rate £363 £368 £360
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.08% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.29 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.36% -6.91% -2.78%

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 336 437 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.28% 13.82% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 282 289
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +10.34% +0.69%
10th Percentile £213 £226 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 31
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +24.14% -17.14%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £42.20 £37.50 £22.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +14 11 £290 -25.16% 3
Leicestershire - 5 £260 - 2
Derbyshire +2 3 £325 -43.48% 3
Northamptonshire +10 2 £407 +35.67% 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 20 (95.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
3 15 (71.43%) ITIL
4 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (57.14%) Skype
6 10 (47.62%) VMware
7 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
7 9 (42.86%) SCCM
7 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (42.86%) Citrix
7 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (38.10%) Office 365
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
9 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
10 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
10 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (23.81%) CCNA
11 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (19.05%) Cisco
13 3 (14.29%) MCSE
13 3 (14.29%) SQL Server

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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.52%) IIS
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (38.10%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Skype
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Lync Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Trainer
6 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CCNA
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (14.29%) MCSE
5 2 (9.52%) CCNP
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) MCP
6 1 (4.76%) MCTS
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 20 (95.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) SCCM
2 4 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) F5
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Ivanti