Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 130 103
Rank change year-on-year +49 -27 +18
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 84 38 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.40% 0.98% 2.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.46% 4.87% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 19 62
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £288 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -13.53% +2.31%
10th Percentile £324 £225 £263
90th Percentile £438 £414 £438
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50
10th Percentile £11.50 - £16.25
90th Percentile £13.90 - £18.75
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £24.33 £17.25
% change year-on-year -46.56% +41.05% +20.78%

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 624 781 930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 17.81% 20.22% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 468 551
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +1.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £246 £263
90th Percentile £488 £500 £513
South East median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 30
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.67 £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +9.59% +113.33%
10th Percentile £12.05 £17.50 £13.18
90th Percentile £41.35 £59.31 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +21.62% +13.57%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Havant +10 13 £348 -
Southampton +15 9 £350 +9.80% 1
Portsmouth +4 5 £375 +15.38%
Winchester - 5 £400 - 2
Basingstoke -25 3 £193 -3.75%
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 58 (69.05%) Microsoft
3 48 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 43 (51.19%) Citrix
5 39 (46.43%) Skype
5 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 36 (42.86%) XenServer
6 36 (42.86%) VMware
7 35 (41.67%) PowerShell
8 34 (40.48%) NetScaler
9 33 (39.29%) XenDesktop
9 33 (39.29%) TOGAF
10 31 (36.90%) VMware ESXi
11 28 (33.33%) Active Directory
12 25 (29.76%) MS Exchange
12 25 (29.76%) Office 365
13 23 (27.38%) Firewall
14 19 (22.62%) IaaS
14 19 (22.62%) PaaS
15 17 (20.24%) Migration
16 14 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
18 12 (14.29%) Windows 10
19 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
20 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
21 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
21 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
22 8 (9.52%) ServiceNow
22 8 (9.52%) SCCM

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 25 (29.76%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.76%) Office 365
2 19 (22.62%) IaaS
2 19 (22.62%) PaaS
3 5 (5.95%) OneDrive
3 5 (5.95%) Yammer
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (46.43%) Skype
2 34 (40.48%) NetScaler
3 23 (27.38%) Firewall
4 7 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.38%) DNS
5 2 (2.38%) PSTN
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Designer
1 29 (34.52%) Solutions Designer
2 13 (15.48%) Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) Citrix Designer
4 9 (10.71%) Architect
4 9 (10.71%) Consultant
5 8 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.33%) Messaging Consultant
6 7 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) Lync Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) Messaging Support
7 6 (7.14%) Support Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Active Directory Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Clustering
3 2 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 48 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
5 12 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) TOGAF
2 17 (20.24%) Migration
3 5 (5.95%) Analytics
3 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.57%) Project Management
5 2 (2.38%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (2.38%) ITIL
5 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.19%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) MCSE
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 36 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 36 (42.86%) XenServer
2 33 (39.29%) XenDesktop
3 31 (36.90%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.76%) XenApp
6 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) AirWatch
2 5 (5.95%) SCOM
2 5 (5.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 43 (51.19%) Citrix
3 36 (42.86%) VMware
4 8 (9.52%) ServiceNow
5 6 (7.14%) Polycom
6 5 (5.95%) MobileIron
6 5 (5.95%) Symantec
7 2 (2.38%) Remedy
8 1 (1.19%) Acme Packet
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco
8 1 (1.19%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) Lotus
8 1 (1.19%) SAP
8 1 (1.19%) Sonus