Period
to 17 August 2018

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 6 months to 17 August 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)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 96 150
Rank change year-on-year -23 +54 -37
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 55 63 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.46% 1.77% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.57% 9.95% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 22
Hampshire median daily rate £378 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.63% +14.29% +8.53%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £229
90th Percentile £533 £445 £490
South East median daily rate £363 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -9.25% - +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 -
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £12.75 £17.58
% change year-on-year +33.33% -27.46% +1.91%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 727 633 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.31% 17.77% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 384 527
Hampshire median daily rate £433 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £259 £242 £275
90th Percentile £553 £500 £498
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 57
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.10 £27.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.65% -27.63% +4.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.25 £13.95
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.38 £59.31
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year +27.70% -9.96% -2.83%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 6 months to 17 August 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
Winchester 0 12 £380 -1.94%
Havant -2 10 £413 +32.00% 1
Southampton -11 9 £395 +5.33%
Basingstoke +11 5 £265 -23.19%
Eastleigh -1 3 £363 -19.33%
Portsmouth -8 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 £375 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Fleet - 1 - -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 48 (87.27%) Skype
2 43 (78.18%) Windows
3 39 (70.91%) Microsoft
4 36 (65.45%) Active Directory
5 33 (60.00%) Citrix
6 28 (50.91%) Office 365
6 28 (50.91%) Windows Server
7 24 (43.64%) PowerShell
8 23 (41.82%) VMware
9 21 (38.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (36.36%) XenDesktop
10 20 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (36.36%) NetScaler
11 19 (34.55%) XenServer
11 19 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (32.73%) Hyper-V
12 18 (32.73%) SharePoint
12 18 (32.73%) Migration
13 17 (30.91%) DNS
13 17 (30.91%) SCCM
14 16 (29.09%) Firewall
15 15 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 13 (23.64%) ITIL
16 13 (23.64%) CCA
16 13 (23.64%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (23.64%) Thin Client
16 13 (23.64%) DHCP
16 13 (23.64%) Fat Client
16 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (23.64%) XenApp

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 18 (32.73%) SharePoint
2 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (50.91%) Office 365
2 19 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (23.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (18.18%) Yammer
5 4 (7.27%) IaaS
5 4 (7.27%) PaaS
6 2 (3.64%) SaaS
7 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (87.27%) Skype
2 20 (36.36%) NetScaler
3 17 (30.91%) DNS
4 16 (29.09%) Firewall
5 13 (23.64%) DHCP
6 12 (21.82%) VLAN
7 11 (20.00%) SAN
8 10 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (18.18%) iSCSI
9 3 (5.45%) SMTP
10 1 (1.82%) CTI
10 1 (1.82%) Internet
10 1 (1.82%) PBX
10 1 (1.82%) VoIP
10 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) IT Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Consultant
3 7 (12.73%) Designer
3 7 (12.73%) Solutions Designer
4 6 (10.91%) IT Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Messaging Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) IT Support
6 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Deskside Technician
7 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Technician
7 3 (5.45%) Office 365 Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Project Office Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Fat Client
1 13 (23.64%) Thin Client
2 10 (18.18%) Clustering
2 10 (18.18%) PKI
3 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) iPad
4 3 (5.45%) iPhone
4 3 (5.45%) Smartphone
4 3 (5.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) IVR
5 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Windows Server
3 21 (38.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (23.64%) Windows 10
5 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Migration
2 15 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (23.64%) ITIL
4 10 (18.18%) Application Packaging
4 10 (18.18%) High Availability
5 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
7 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.27%) Project Management
9 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.64%) Business Process Mapping
10 2 (3.64%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (3.64%) Document Management
10 2 (3.64%) Quality Management
11 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.82%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.82%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (1.82%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) CCA
1 13 (23.64%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.45%) PMP
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (65.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
2 20 (36.36%) XenDesktop
3 19 (34.55%) XenServer
4 18 (32.73%) Hyper-V
5 13 (23.64%) DFS Replication
5 13 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (23.64%) XenApp
6 10 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) SCCM
2 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (18.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (7.27%) SCOM
5 3 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 39 (70.91%) Microsoft
2 33 (60.00%) Citrix
3 23 (41.82%) VMware
4 10 (18.18%) Dell
5 8 (14.55%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.27%) Remedy
7 3 (5.45%) Apple
7 3 (5.45%) BMC
7 3 (5.45%) Symantec
7 3 (5.45%) Xerox
8 1 (1.82%) Avaya
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco
8 1 (1.82%) Juniper
8 1 (1.82%) Polycom