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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Hampshire
Rank 82 115 107
Rank change year-on-year +33 -8  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 33 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.77% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.22% 2.76% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 10
Median daily rate £358 £460 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.28% +53.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £370 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £469 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -44.04% +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 Hampshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 358 399 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 19.23% 18.29% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 277 182
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 13
Median hourly rate £26.50 £31.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.87% +40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £14.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Havant +4 9 £300 -
Portsmouth - 7 £450 -
Hook +13 6 £315 -26.74%
Southampton - 1 £375 - 2
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 52 (73.24%) Microsoft
2 50 (70.42%) Windows
3 48 (67.61%) Skype
4 38 (53.52%) Windows Server
5 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
6 35 (49.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (40.85%) PowerShell
7 29 (40.85%) MS Exchange
7 29 (40.85%) VMware
8 23 (32.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
9 22 (30.99%) Citrix
9 22 (30.99%) Office 365
10 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
11 18 (25.35%) ITIL
12 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
13 16 (22.54%) Hyper-V
13 16 (22.54%) Firewall
14 15 (21.13%) Cisco
14 15 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (19.72%) VoIP
15 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (19.72%) SQL
16 13 (18.31%) VBScript
16 13 (18.31%) SQL Server
16 13 (18.31%) XML
16 13 (18.31%) MCSA
16 13 (18.31%) SAN
16 13 (18.31%) NetApp
16 13 (18.31%) TOGAF

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 29 (40.85%) MS Exchange
2 23 (32.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (16.90%) SharePoint
4 11 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.23%) IBM Domino
5 3 (4.23%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.82%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) Office 365
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.63%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.82%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) G Suite
5 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (67.61%) Skype
2 16 (22.54%) Firewall
3 14 (19.72%) VoIP
4 13 (18.31%) NetScaler
4 13 (18.31%) SAN
5 11 (15.49%) DNS
6 9 (12.68%) DHCP
7 8 (11.27%) Unified Communications
8 6 (8.45%) PBX
9 5 (7.04%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (7.04%) Wireshark
10 3 (4.23%) PSTN
11 1 (1.41%) H.323
11 1 (1.41%) ISDN
11 1 (1.41%) MGCP
11 1 (1.41%) Q.931
11 1 (1.41%) RTP
11 1 (1.41%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.23%) French Language
1 3 (4.23%) Retail
2 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Wintel Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Designer
2 10 (14.08%) Lync Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Solutions Designer
3 9 (12.68%) Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.04%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Office 365 Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Applications Packager
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) OAuth
2 1 (1.41%) OpenID
2 1 (1.41%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Replication
2 3 (4.23%) Clustering
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) iPad
4 1 (1.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 50 (70.42%) Windows
2 38 (53.52%) Windows Server
3 35 (49.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.86%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) ITIL
2 13 (18.31%) TOGAF
3 10 (14.08%) Migration
4 7 (9.86%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (8.45%) Validation
6 5 (7.04%) Change Management
6 5 (7.04%) ITSM
6 5 (7.04%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.63%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.23%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 3 (4.23%) Network Architecture
8 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.23%) Service Management
8 3 (4.23%) Statistics
9 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.41%) ITIL V3
10 1 (1.41%) Time Management
10 1 (1.41%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.85%) PowerShell
2 14 (19.72%) SQL
3 13 (18.31%) VBScript
4 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (18.31%) MCITP
4 13 (18.31%) MCSA
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.54%) Hyper-V
3 15 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (18.31%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (16.90%) VMware ESX
5 12 (16.90%) XenDesktop
5 12 (16.90%) XenServer
6 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.63%) XenApp
7 3 (4.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) SCOM
2 4 (5.63%) SCCM
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 52 (73.24%) Microsoft
2 29 (40.85%) VMware
3 22 (30.99%) Citrix
4 15 (21.13%) Cisco
5 13 (18.31%) NetApp
6 6 (8.45%) Sonus
7 3 (4.23%) Lotus
8 2 (2.82%) Polycom
9 1 (1.41%) Google
9 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.41%) Remedy
9 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.41%) Sophos