Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 19 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 37 -
Rank change year-on-year -40 - +31
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.29% 2.01% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.84% 12.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £346 £135 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +155.93% - -
UK median daily rate £360 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.07% +2.79% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +3.23%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 102 49 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.43% 16.44% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 22 9
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -13.33% +21.95%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £247
90th Percentile £438 £420 £515
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £14.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.30% - -
UK median hourly rate £20.22 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.09% - +14.29%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Northern Ireland

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Northern Ireland

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Northern Ireland

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 19 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
County Antrim -46 4 £348 +157.41%
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) Lotus
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) IBM Notes
2 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (75.00%) SCOM
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) NICE Systems
3 5 (62.50%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 5 (62.50%) NAS
3 5 (62.50%) CyberTech
3 5 (62.50%) ServiceNow
3 5 (62.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) PKI
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Avaya
3 5 (62.50%) SAN
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Legal
4 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (50.00%) Change Management
4 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) Mimecast

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 6 (75.00%) IBM Notes
1 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) Avaya Modular Messaging
2 5 (62.50%) NAS
2 5 (62.50%) SAN
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Legal
2 4 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Administrator
1 5 (62.50%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (62.50%) Wintel Administrator
1 5 (62.50%) Wintel Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Server Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) PKI
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Email Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCOM
2 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (25.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) Lotus
3 5 (62.50%) Avaya
3 5 (62.50%) CyberTech
3 5 (62.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) NICE Systems
3 5 (62.50%) ServiceNow
4 2 (25.00%) Clearswift
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec