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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 31 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.72% 1.27% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.64% 5.26% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% +4.57%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 55 57 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 19.71% 24.05% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 68
Median daily rate £500 £299 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -30.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 12
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 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

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (100.00%) Office 365
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 6 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (50.00%) OneDrive
2 3 (50.00%) BYOD
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (50.00%) EdgeSight
2 3 (50.00%) AppDNA
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS

Skype for Business
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) IT Trainer
1 3 (50.00%) Trainer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) BYOD
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Design
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) AppDNA
1 3 (50.00%) EdgeSight
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft