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 3 months to 29 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.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 47 62
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.54% 1.20% 1.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.63% 6.19% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £475 £335 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.79% -7.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £350
% change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.08 £26.50
% change year-on-year -41.84% -9.15%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 114 97 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.54% 19.44% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 78 95
Median daily rate £475 £300 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -26.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -7 2 - - 4
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
1 8 (100.00%) Skype
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 4 (50.00%) SCOM
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (50.00%) BYOD
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (50.00%) AppDNA
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) IT Trainer
2 3 (37.50%) Trainer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) BYOD
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
1 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Service Design
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
1 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (37.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) AppDNA
1 4 (50.00%) EdgeSight
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
1 4 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft