Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 21 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 177 187
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 62 86 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.75% 0.88% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.58% 5.33% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 28
Midlands median daily rate £351 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.38% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £195 £271 £293
90th Percentile £515 £500 £500
England median daily rate £364 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.15% - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.80 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% -6.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1111 1612 1294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.51% 16.57% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 976 740
Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £216 £250 £236
90th Percentile £550 £545 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 46 71
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.24% -13.94%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.68 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £24.00 £31.44
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype for Business in the Midlands

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Midlands +6 48 £388 +9.70% 6
East Midlands +1 16 £250 -39.39% 7
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 41 (66.13%) Microsoft
1 41 (66.13%) Skype
2 33 (53.23%) Active Directory
3 29 (46.77%) Windows
4 27 (43.55%) Office 365
5 19 (30.65%) SharePoint
6 18 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (24.19%) ITIL
7 15 (24.19%) Cisco
8 13 (20.97%) Windows 10
9 11 (17.74%) Windows Server
9 11 (17.74%) MS Exchange
9 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.13%) Migration
11 9 (14.52%) VMware
11 9 (14.52%) SCCM
11 9 (14.52%) Unified Communications
11 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (12.90%) IIS
12 8 (12.90%) .NET
12 8 (12.90%) Citrix
12 8 (12.90%) VoIP
13 7 (11.29%) SQL
13 7 (11.29%) Change Management
13 7 (11.29%) MCTS
13 7 (11.29%) Finance
13 7 (11.29%) Banking
13 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 19 (30.65%) SharePoint
2 11 (17.74%) MS Exchange
3 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (12.90%) IIS
5 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (43.55%) Office 365
2 18 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.06%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (8.06%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.61%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (66.13%) Skype
2 9 (14.52%) Unified Communications
3 8 (12.90%) VoIP
4 5 (8.06%) CTI
4 5 (8.06%) H.323
4 5 (8.06%) LDAP
4 5 (8.06%) PBX
4 5 (8.06%) SAN
5 2 (3.23%) DHCP
5 2 (3.23%) DNS
5 2 (3.23%) Firewall
5 2 (3.23%) LAN
5 2 (3.23%) WAN
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.61%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (1.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 7 (11.29%) Banking
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.29%) Consultant
3 6 (9.68%) CRM Developer
3 6 (9.68%) Developer
3 6 (9.68%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Lync Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Business Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Communications Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.06%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) IVR
3 4 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.61%) CESG
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.77%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) Windows 10
3 11 (17.74%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.84%) Android
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Migration
3 7 (11.29%) Change Management
4 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.68%) CRM
4 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
5 5 (8.06%) Runbook
6 4 (6.45%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.45%) Information Security
7 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.23%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.23%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.23%) ITSM
8 2 (3.23%) Patch Management
8 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.23%) Service Management
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.29%) MCTS
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.06%) CCNA
5 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (6.45%) MCSE
5 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.23%) CCNP
6 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) CCA
7 1 (1.61%) CCIE
7 1 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.61%) Degree
7 1 (1.61%) MCP
7 1 (1.61%) MCSA
System Software
1 33 (53.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.84%) XenApp
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.23%) vSphere
6 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (66.13%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.19%) Cisco
3 9 (14.52%) VMware
4 8 (12.90%) Citrix
5 5 (8.06%) Avaya
6 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.23%) Apple
6 2 (3.23%) AppSense
6 2 (3.23%) EMC
6 2 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) NetApp
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) F5
7 1 (1.61%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.61%) McAfee
7 1 (1.61%) NICE Systems
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos