Period
to 20 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 128 125
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 -23
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 14 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.45% 0.46% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.12% 3.20% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 16
East Midlands median daily rate £240 £400 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +51.80% -30.66%
10th Percentile £195 £290 £145
90th Percentile £385 £460 £550
England median daily rate £400 £396 £340
% change year-on-year +1.01% +16.47% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £11.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.08% +37.16% +16.65%

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 449 469 494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 14.29% 14.51% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 294 289
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.54% +4.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £232
90th Percentile £500 £538 £550
England median daily rate £447 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.18% +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 26
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £12.31
90th Percentile £61.50 £20.50 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.91% +2.29% +8.57%

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 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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 +6 8 £223 -40.67%
Northamptonshire +7 3 £240 -26.15% 1
Derbyshire -19 2 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 10 (71.43%) Skype
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Office 365
4 6 (42.86%) SCCM
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
6 3 (21.43%) PBX
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (14.29%) Polycom
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (7.14%) Firewall
8 1 (7.14%) Wireless
8 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared

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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Skype
2 3 (21.43%) PBX
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (14.29%) IT Support
1 2 (14.29%) Lync Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 1 (7.14%) Business Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Deployment Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Support
2 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Network Communications Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Trainer
2 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Polycom
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) HP