Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 July 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 64 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.40% 0.27% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.03% 1.52% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Northamptonshire median daily rate £240 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.15% -18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £227 £313 £281
90th Percentile £389 £338 £688
East Midlands median daily rate £240 £400 £264
% change year-on-year -40.00% +51.80% -30.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £11.00

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 99 132 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 13.34% 17.60% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 108 91
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £258 £276 £263
90th Percentile £544 £538 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £395 £375
% change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.39% +16.03%
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +233.33% - +11.11%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Northamptonshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Northamptonshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Northamptonshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Northampton - 1 £230 - 1
Brackley - 1 £240 -
Skype for Business
East Midlands

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

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) Retail

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Network Communications Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware