Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 18 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 > Kent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 46 53
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.58% 1.00% 1.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% 9.26% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Kent median daily rate £525 £330 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -28.26% +26.90%
10th Percentile £500 £313 £265
90th Percentile £538 £409 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.48% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £55.00 -
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 Kent with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 63 54 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.19% 10.80% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 74
Kent median daily rate £350 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.20% +8.93% -
10th Percentile £309 £208 £254
90th Percentile £528 £664 £485
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Kent median hourly rate - £34.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.63% +13.15%
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.04% +21.62% +13.57%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Kent

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 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 Kent region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Security Engineer
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco