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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 40 47
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.50% 0.27% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.44% 2.27% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £235 - £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £350
% change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -20.83% +12.94%  

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 45 44 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 11.25% 11.80% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 64
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £205 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 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
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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brackley - 1 £240 -
Northampton - 1 £230 -
Skype for Business
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Intranet
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) Intranet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365 Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM