Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 97 97
Rank change year-on-year -34 0 +58
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 57 69 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.49% 1.89% 1.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.39% 10.34% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 41
Hampshire median daily rate £398 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +3.45% -13.69%
10th Percentile £300 £149 £258
90th Percentile £491 £588 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +13.33% +8.70% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% - -
South East median hourly rate £13.25 £20.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -33.75% +66.67% +4.71%

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 771 667 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.21% 18.28% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 340 391
Hampshire median daily rate £464 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £190 £244
90th Percentile £600 £544 £519
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.04% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 35
Hampshire median hourly rate £21.87 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.35% -27.27% -12.70%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.91 £16.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £80.73 £66.29
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.90
% change year-on-year -15.79% -9.07% -11.09%

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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
Southampton 0 18 £400 +14.29% 3
Havant +4 16 £225 -35.25%
Winchester +1 7 £385 -6.67%
Portsmouth -18 3 £425 - 1
Hook - 2 - -
Basingstoke -3 1 - -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 54 (94.74%) Skype
2 50 (87.72%) Windows
3 47 (82.46%) Active Directory
4 43 (75.44%) Microsoft
5 37 (64.91%) Windows 10
6 34 (59.65%) Office 365
7 29 (50.88%) Citrix
8 28 (49.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (43.86%) Microsoft Intune
10 22 (38.60%) Migration
11 21 (36.84%) SCCM
12 20 (35.09%) SharePoint
12 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
13 19 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (33.33%) DNS
14 17 (29.82%) VMware
15 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
16 15 (26.32%) XenDesktop
16 15 (26.32%) NetScaler
16 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
17 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
18 13 (22.81%) Application Packaging
18 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (22.81%) ServiceNow
18 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
19 12 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
19 12 (21.05%) XenServer
19 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
20 11 (19.30%) Enterprise Software
20 11 (19.30%) Yammer

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 20 (35.09%) SharePoint
2 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
3 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (59.65%) Office 365
2 28 (49.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (19.30%) Yammer
5 5 (8.77%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (94.74%) Skype
2 19 (33.33%) DNS
3 15 (26.32%) NetScaler
4 9 (15.79%) DHCP
4 9 (15.79%) SAN
5 8 (14.04%) Firewall
5 8 (14.04%) Internet
5 8 (14.04%) VLAN
6 6 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (10.53%) iSCSI
7 5 (8.77%) SMTP
8 1 (1.75%) LAN
8 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
2 9 (15.79%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 9 (15.79%) Help Desk Support
2 9 (15.79%) IT Support
2 9 (15.79%) Service Desk Support
3 8 (14.04%) Office 365 Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Messaging Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Office 365 Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) SAML
2 3 (5.26%) WAP
3 2 (3.51%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.30%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (17.54%) Fat Client
3 10 (17.54%) PKI
3 10 (17.54%) Thin Client
4 6 (10.53%) Clustering
5 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (87.72%) Windows
2 37 (64.91%) Windows 10
3 20 (35.09%) Windows Server
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Migration
2 13 (22.81%) Application Packaging
3 11 (19.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (19.30%) ITIL
4 6 (10.53%) High Availability
5 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.77%) Performance Management
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (3.51%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (3.51%) Project Management
7 2 (3.51%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.75%) HOOD
8 1 (1.75%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.75%) Patch Management
8 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.75%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) CCA
1 9 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) MCSE
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 47 (82.46%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.32%) XenDesktop
3 14 (24.56%) Hyper-V
4 12 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (21.05%) XenServer
5 10 (17.54%) XenApp
6 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (14.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (12.28%) DFS Replication
9 4 (7.02%) vSphere
10 3 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (43.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 21 (36.84%) SCCM
3 7 (12.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (5.26%) AirWatch
4 3 (5.26%) SCOM
4 3 (5.26%) WSUS
4 3 (5.26%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 43 (75.44%) Microsoft
2 29 (50.88%) Citrix
3 17 (29.82%) VMware
4 13 (22.81%) ServiceNow
5 8 (14.04%) Dell
6 6 (10.53%) Proofpoint
7 5 (8.77%) Zscaler
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco
9 2 (3.51%) CommVault
10 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.75%) HP
10 1 (1.75%) Meraki