The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 3 months to 28 June 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 / Middlesex
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 - 23
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.00% - 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.88% - 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -35.35% +54.68%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17 30 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 17.00% 16.76% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 12
Median daily rate £500 £404 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.83% +24.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £329 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £528 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Middlesex

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ISDN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) XMPP
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Telepresence
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ISDN
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
1 1 (33.33%) Telepresence
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Collaboration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco