Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 19 October 2018 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 - 43
Rank change year-on-year - +43 +21
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.58% - 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.49% - 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Somerset median daily rate £225 - £300
10th Percentile £193 - £241
90th Percentile £240 - £370
South West median daily rate £390 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £46.00 - £40.00

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 Somerset with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 86 88 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 16.51% 18.80% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 48
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £213 £174 £235
90th Percentile £538 £535 £479
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 10
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £47.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +43.94% -18.77%
10th Percentile £39.07 £26.80 £28.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £50.75 £39.13
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.14% +21.54% -0.12%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Somerset

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Somerset

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Yeovil - 2 £218 -
Bridgwater - 1 £225 -
Skype for Business
South West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) DMZ
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Email Filtering

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) DMZ
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Email Filtering
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware