Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 September 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)
England > South West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 157 150
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 -10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 56 44 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.95% 0.81% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.13% 5.39% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 39
South West median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.08% +47.73%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £212
90th Percentile £475 £441 £438
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £14.23 - £37.50
90th Percentile £47.00 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.10
% change year-on-year - -0.58% +0.59%

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 the South West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 913 816 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.46% 14.95% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 505 744
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +3.45% -0.34%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £213
90th Percentile £545 £538 £513
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 30
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £42.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.49% +31.54% +3.93%
10th Percentile £14.75 £19.68 £18.43
90th Percentile £47.00 £54.13 £51.50
England median hourly rate £21.33 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.02% +2.50% +3.94%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the South West

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the South West

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the South West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the South West

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the South West

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the South West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Skype for Business in the South West

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
Wiltshire 0 13 £343 +5.38% 1
Dorset -3 13 £400 -5.88% 3
Bristol 0 11 £425 +47.83% 3
Gloucestershire -12 6 £358 +25.55% 2
Devon - 5 £450 - 2
Somerset - 4 £213 - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 South West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 50 (89.29%) Skype
2 37 (66.07%) Office 365
3 35 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 32 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 32 (57.14%) Windows
5 18 (32.14%) SCCM
5 18 (32.14%) Windows 7
5 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
6 17 (30.36%) Windows 10
6 17 (30.36%) ITIL
6 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (30.36%) VMware
7 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 14 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (21.43%) Migration
11 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
11 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (16.07%) Citrix
12 9 (16.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (16.07%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 8 (14.29%) XenApp
13 8 (14.29%) NetScaler
13 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (14.29%) Firewall
13 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
3 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.36%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.57%) Confluence
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (66.07%) Office 365
2 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.14%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (89.29%) Skype
2 8 (14.29%) DNS
2 8 (14.29%) Firewall
2 8 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 4 (7.14%) VoIP
4 3 (5.36%) DHCP
4 3 (5.36%) SAN
4 3 (5.36%) SMTP
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.57%) LAN
5 2 (3.57%) NAS
5 2 (3.57%) WAN
5 2 (3.57%) Wireless
5 2 (3.57%) WLAN
6 1 (1.79%) DMZ
6 1 (1.79%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MSI
2 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Electronics
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Military
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Consultant
2 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Citrix Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Citrix Specialist
4 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Applications Packager
5 4 (7.14%) Exchange Specialist
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support
6 3 (5.36%) SCCM Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Fat Client
1 6 (10.71%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.36%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Clustering
3 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) PMI
3 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 18 (32.14%) Windows 7
2 18 (32.14%) Windows Server
3 17 (30.36%) Windows 10
4 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.93%) Linux
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.36%) AIX
7 3 (5.36%) Solaris
7 3 (5.36%) Unix
8 1 (1.79%) Android
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) ITIL
2 12 (21.43%) Migration
3 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (10.71%) Application Virtualisation
4 6 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (10.71%) Project Management
4 6 (10.71%) Software Deployment
4 6 (10.71%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (8.93%) Application Packaging
5 5 (8.93%) CRM
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.36%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.57%) Change Management
8 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.93%) MCSA
4 4 (7.14%) MCP
5 3 (5.36%) PMP
6 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.57%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) MCSE
6 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.79%) MCDST
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 5 (8.93%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (16.07%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (14.29%) XenApp
5 6 (10.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (10.71%) XenDesktop
6 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (32.14%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.36%) SCOM
2 3 (5.36%) SCSM
3 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.36%) VMware
3 9 (16.07%) Citrix
4 6 (10.71%) CA
4 6 (10.71%) Ivanti
4 6 (10.71%) Symantec
4 6 (10.71%) Wyse
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco
6 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (3.57%) Meraki
6 2 (3.57%) Nortel
6 2 (3.57%) Progress
6 2 (3.57%) SAP
6 2 (3.57%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.79%) Mitel
7 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.79%) Sophos