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 25 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 59 61
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.32% 0.85% 1.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.45% 3.42% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £475 £270 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.92% +111.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +5.14% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.66% +17.18%  

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 138 146 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 22.01% 24.83% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 106 118
Median daily rate £533 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.10% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £240 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Median hourly rate £10.50 £12.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -36.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.15 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £15.40 £80.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Skype
3 2 (40.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) APMP
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Trainer
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Trainer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (20.00%) APMP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (20.00%) VMware