The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 June 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 East / Hampshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 97 100
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 32 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.78% 0.81% 0.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.35% 5.25% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 15
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £488 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -14.66% +17.18%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 282 305 404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 15.68% 15.53% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 213 282
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 6
Median hourly rate £18.26 £52.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.21% +180.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.39 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.34 £59.31 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Hampshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Hampshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Hampshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Southampton - 4 £356 -
Basingstoke -10 3 £345 +27.77%
Havant 0 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £403 -
Portsmouth -3 1 - - 1
Eastleigh - 1 £450 -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 49 (79.03%) Microsoft
2 41 (66.13%) Windows
3 37 (59.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (58.06%) Skype
4 36 (58.06%) Windows Server
5 32 (51.61%) MS Exchange
6 30 (48.39%) VMware
7 28 (45.16%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (45.16%) PowerShell
8 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
9 21 (33.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (32.26%) Firewall
11 18 (29.03%) Citrix
11 18 (29.03%) Office 365
12 17 (27.42%) NetScaler
12 17 (27.42%) Hyper-V
12 17 (27.42%) XenServer
12 17 (27.42%) XenDesktop
12 17 (27.42%) TOGAF
13 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
14 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
16 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
16 9 (14.52%) Cisco
16 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (14.52%) ITIL
16 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
17 8 (12.90%) VBScript
17 8 (12.90%) XML
17 8 (12.90%) MCSA

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 32 (51.61%) MS Exchange
2 21 (33.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (4.84%) IBM Domino
5 3 (4.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) Office 365
2 8 (12.90%) IaaS
3 7 (11.29%) PaaS
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (58.06%) Skype
2 20 (32.26%) Firewall
3 17 (27.42%) NetScaler
4 8 (12.90%) SAN
4 8 (12.90%) Unified Communications
4 8 (12.90%) VoIP
5 5 (8.06%) PSTN
6 3 (4.84%) PBX
7 2 (3.23%) DNS
8 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (4.84%) Advertising
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Designer
1 14 (22.58%) Solutions Designer
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (12.90%) Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Messaging Support
6 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Citrix Designer
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (4.84%) Lync Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Office 365 Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Replication
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Clustering
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (66.13%) Windows
2 37 (59.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (58.06%) Windows Server
4 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) TOGAF
2 9 (14.52%) ITIL
3 6 (9.68%) Migration
4 4 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (6.45%) Validation
5 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.61%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.61%) Project Management
7 1 (1.61%) Service Management
7 1 (1.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.90%) VBScript
3 6 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) MCITP
3 8 (12.90%) MCSA
4 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.84%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (45.16%) VMware ESXi
2 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 17 (27.42%) Hyper-V
3 17 (27.42%) XenDesktop
3 17 (27.42%) XenServer
4 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.61%) vSphere
5 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) SCOM
3 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.23%) SCCM
3 2 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 49 (79.03%) Microsoft
2 30 (48.39%) VMware
3 18 (29.03%) Citrix
4 9 (14.52%) Cisco
5 8 (12.90%) NetApp
6 4 (6.45%) Polycom
7 3 (4.84%) Lotus
8 2 (3.23%) MobileIron
8 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.23%) Symantec
9 1 (1.61%) Acme Packet
9 1 (1.61%) McAfee
9 1 (1.61%) Sonus
9 1 (1.61%) Sophos
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago