Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 24 June 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 33 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.34% 1.94% 2.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.85% 10.87% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Luton median daily rate £300 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% - -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -29.41% - +112.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Luton with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 54 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 18.43% 17.83% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 37
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -15.00%
10th Percentile £300 £204 £273
90th Percentile £600 £541 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Luton median hourly rate £14.00 - £36.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £42.50

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Luton

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Luton

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

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) CommVault
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Storage Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CommVault
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) VMware