Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 November 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)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 73 68
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.74% 0.88% 1.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.36% 4.82% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
Gloucestershire median daily rate £270 £363 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.66% +141.67% -62.96%
South West median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -28.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 110 166 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 16.74% 18.16% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 112 122
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +8.15% -7.53%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £150
90th Percentile £492 £575 £530
South West median daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +6.21% -2.03% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £54.50 £25.00 £14.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.00% +69.78% -3.44%
10th Percentile £15.70 £20.10 £12.15
90th Percentile £58.75 £36.75 £16.52
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +22.81% -27.39% +101.28%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Gloucestershire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Gloucestershire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Gloucestershire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Gloucester +4 11 £300 -7.69%
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £250 -
Skype for Business
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) ITIL
4 10 (55.56%) LAN
4 10 (55.56%) WAN
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco
5 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (27.78%) Skype
6 5 (27.78%) CCNP
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (27.78%) Remedy
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) DHCP
7 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 4 (22.22%) WLAN
7 4 (22.22%) Siemens
7 4 (22.22%) Nortel
7 4 (22.22%) Quality Management
7 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) Network Security
7 4 (22.22%) Network Design
7 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
1 1 (5.56%) OneDrive
1 1 (5.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) LAN
1 10 (55.56%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (27.78%) Skype
4 4 (22.22%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) DNS
4 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
4 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
4 4 (22.22%) WLAN
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
7 1 (5.56%) VoIP
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Support
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Server Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (16.67%) Solaris
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (22.22%) Network Design
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
3 4 (22.22%) Quality Management
3 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Demand Management
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) CCNP
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) Remedy
4 4 (22.22%) Nortel
4 4 (22.22%) Siemens
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) Polycom