The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.64% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
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 £26.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% -7.26%  

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 26 8 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 15.76% 7.69% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 2
Median daily rate £450 £290 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.17% +31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £365 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.05 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Portsmouth

Skype for Business
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Skype
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (50.00%) PBX
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (20.00%) PKI
7 2 (20.00%) SCOM
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (20.00%) vSphere
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) Firewall
8 1 (10.00%) Replication
8 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
8 1 (10.00%) Office 365
8 1 (10.00%) PSTN

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Skype
2 5 (50.00%) PBX
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) PSTN
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Lync Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Voice Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Voice Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco