Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 20 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)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 81 66
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 -12
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.55% 0.56% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.78% 2.33% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Oxford median daily rate £500 £300 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +71.43% -59.30%
Oxfordshire median daily rate £488 £300 £178
% change year-on-year +62.50% +69.01% -55.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 Oxford with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 144 172 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 19.67% 24.29% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 139 115
Oxford median daily rate £450 £466 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +43.38% -31.58%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £148
90th Percentile £558 £551 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £444 £466 £325
% change year-on-year -4.77% +43.38% -27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Oxford median hourly rate £10.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - +25.00%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -48.72% -2.50% +25.00%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Oxford

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) PMP
4 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Lotus
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Domino
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (25.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Specialist
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (25.00%) Demand Management
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) VMware