Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +16
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.31% 0.35% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.00% 1.79% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +200.00%
10th Percentile £418 £413 £363
90th Percentile £483 £438 £388
Bedfordshire median daily rate £335 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -21.18% +13.33% +200.00%
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 40 56 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 13.07% 19.38% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 31
Luton median daily rate £450 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -9.72% +20.00%
10th Percentile £413 £313 £300
90th Percentile £595 £469 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +16.13% - -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Luton median hourly rate - £36.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +132.26% +34.78%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -56.94% +2.86% +100.00%

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 11 December 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 Luton region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Yammer
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) HP APS
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) CMMI
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) NetScaler

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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
1 2 (50.00%) OneDrive
1 2 (50.00%) Yammer
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) CMMI
1 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
1 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
1 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE Security
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) HP APS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Meru Networks
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Trustwave
3 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media