Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 101 87
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 7 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.57% 0.64% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.61% 2.53% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 12
Oxfordshire median daily rate £488 £300 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +69.01% -55.63%
10th Percentile £418 £233 £126
90th Percentile £500 £375 £506
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £24.33 £17.25
% change year-on-year -46.56% +41.05% +20.78%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 268 316 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 21.70% 25.22% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 236 210
Oxfordshire median daily rate £444 £466 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.77% +43.38% -27.78%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £170
90th Percentile £579 £575 £520
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £10.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.72% -2.50% +25.00%
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.04% +21.62% +13.57%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Oxfordshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Oxfordshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Oxfordshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Oxford +1 4 £500 +66.67% 4
Abingdon - 1 £425 -
Kidlington - 1 £488 -
Skype for Business
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Skype
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) PMP
4 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Project Governance
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Degree

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (14.29%) IBM Domino
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Project Governance
4 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (14.29%) Service Design
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Lotus
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) VMware