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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 43 42
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford - 0.34% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 1.27% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £125 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year +1.44% +10.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -7.14% -11.11%  

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 63 79 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 19.38% 27.15% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 58 58
Median daily rate £540 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.68% +18.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
1 3 (100.00%) OneDrive
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) IT Trainer
1 3 (100.00%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate