The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / East of England
Rank 110 112 111
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.85% 0.57% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% 3.63% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 9
Median daily rate £450 £185 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +143.24% -58.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £171 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £266 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% +4.57%  

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 of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 378 386 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.75% 15.71% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 196 289
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 28
Median hourly rate £27.00 £40.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +92.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £9.00 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.65 £57.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the East of England

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Essex -1 8 £450 +50.00%
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £350 +112.12% 5
Hertfordshire +2 3 £550 +197.29% 3
Suffolk - 2 £350 -
Bedfordshire -2 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 22 (52.38%) Office 365
3 21 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 18 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (40.48%) Skype
6 14 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (30.95%) Yammer
8 12 (28.57%) Case Management
8 12 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (28.57%) CRM
8 12 (28.57%) Oracle
8 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 12 (28.57%) SAP
8 12 (28.57%) COM
8 12 (28.57%) Infor
8 12 (28.57%) Retail
8 12 (28.57%) Data Management
8 12 (28.57%) Document Management
8 12 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (19.05%) XML
10 8 (19.05%) HTML
10 8 (19.05%) Java
10 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
10 8 (19.05%) MCSE
10 8 (19.05%) JSON
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 21 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (14.29%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (14.29%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 22 (52.38%) Office 365
2 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (30.95%) Yammer
4 5 (11.90%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (9.52%) Mimecast
6 3 (7.14%) OneDrive
7 2 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) Skype
2 5 (11.90%) LAN
2 5 (11.90%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
5 2 (4.76%) ISDN
5 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.38%) DHCP
6 1 (2.38%) DNS
6 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) PBX
6 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (11.90%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.76%) JUnit
1 2 (4.76%) Xcode
General
1 12 (28.57%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Dutch Language
3 2 (4.76%) German Language
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.76%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Consultant
2 8 (19.05%) Developer
3 6 (14.29%) CRM Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Azure Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) Office 365 Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Security Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Business Architect
7 2 (4.76%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
8 1 (2.38%) IT Support
8 1 (2.38%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) COM
2 8 (19.05%) HTML
2 8 (19.05%) JSON
2 8 (19.05%) XML
3 6 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (4.76%) Cocoa
4 2 (4.76%) Core Animation
4 2 (4.76%) Core Data
4 2 (4.76%) iOS SDK
4 2 (4.76%) iPhone SDK
4 2 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Animation
1 2 (4.76%) iPhone
1 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (14.29%) Unix
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (28.57%) Case Management
2 12 (28.57%) CRM
2 12 (28.57%) Data Management
2 12 (28.57%) Document Management
3 6 (14.29%) Analytics
4 5 (11.90%) B2C
4 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
6 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.76%) Logistics
7 2 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (4.76%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Java
1 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) Apple Swift
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (19.05%) MCSE
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) MCITP
4 4 (9.52%) CISA
4 4 (9.52%) CISM
4 4 (9.52%) CISSP
5 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 3 (7.14%) CCNP
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.38%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) Infor
2 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 12 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (28.57%) SAP
3 6 (14.29%) Adobe
4 3 (7.14%) Aruba
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix
4 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.76%) Avaya
5 2 (4.76%) Lotus
6 1 (2.38%) Apple
6 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) Sonus
6 1 (2.38%) VMware