Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 171 167
Rank change year-on-year +46 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 70 28 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.34% 0.52% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.43% 3.10% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 43
South West median daily rate £323 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.03% -8.82% -35.24%
10th Percentile £253 £180 £148
90th Percentile £586 £342 £494
England median daily rate £363 £368 £360
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.08% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.29 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.36% -6.91% -2.78%

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 830 904 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.89% 16.91% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 629 782
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.03% -1.33%
10th Percentile £232 £200 £200
90th Percentile £560 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 33
South West median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -22.35% +112.18%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £48.00 £42.60 £46.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%

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 20 January 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
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 20 January 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
Bristol +3 25 £313 +5.04% 10
Gloucestershire +38 19 £270 -17.08%
Dorset +7 12 £425 +25.93% 6
Wiltshire +5 6 £325 +1.56% 2
Devon +6 2 - - 7
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 South West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 53 (75.71%) Skype
2 40 (57.14%) Windows
3 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
6 24 (34.29%) Cisco
7 23 (32.86%) Office 365
8 22 (31.43%) DNS
9 21 (30.00%) DHCP
9 21 (30.00%) Windows 10
10 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
11 19 (27.14%) ITIL
12 18 (25.71%) MS Exchange
12 18 (25.71%) Migration
13 17 (24.29%) SharePoint
13 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (24.29%) Unified Communications
14 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
14 16 (22.86%) SCCM
14 16 (22.86%) SCOM
14 16 (22.86%) WAN
15 15 (21.43%) VMware
15 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
16 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (18.57%) Firewall
16 13 (18.57%) LAN
17 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
19 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2013

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 18 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (24.29%) SharePoint
3 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.29%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.86%) IIS
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.86%) Office 365
2 5 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.29%) Yammer
4 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (75.71%) Skype
2 22 (31.43%) DNS
3 21 (30.00%) DHCP
4 17 (24.29%) Unified Communications
5 16 (22.86%) WAN
6 13 (18.57%) Firewall
6 13 (18.57%) LAN
7 10 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (8.57%) SAN
8 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.57%) Wireless
9 5 (7.14%) PBX
9 5 (7.14%) VPN
10 4 (5.71%) NAS
10 4 (5.71%) Network Security
10 4 (5.71%) WLAN
11 3 (4.29%) 4G
11 3 (4.29%) Broadband
11 3 (4.29%) HSRP
11 3 (4.29%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) Power BI
General
1 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.57%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.71%) Electronics
4 4 (5.71%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (11.43%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) Consultant
2 7 (10.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 6 (8.57%) Architect
3 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support
3 6 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
4 5 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Administrator
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Network Support
6 3 (4.29%) Network Support Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.71%) Clustering
3 4 (5.71%) Replication
4 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.14%) Windows
2 21 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.29%) Solaris
8 3 (4.29%) Unix
9 2 (2.86%) Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Android
10 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) ITIL
2 18 (25.71%) Migration
3 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.57%) Capacity Management
4 6 (8.57%) Change Management
4 6 (8.57%) Information Security
4 6 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 5 (7.14%) Project Management
5 5 (7.14%) Security Management
6 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (5.71%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.71%) Network Design
6 4 (5.71%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (5.71%) Programme Management
6 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.57%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
4 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 9 (12.86%) CCIE
6 8 (11.43%) CCNP
7 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.29%) CCNA
7 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.43%) APMP
8 1 (1.43%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) MCITP
8 1 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.71%) vSphere
4 3 (4.29%) ISA Server
4 3 (4.29%) XenApp
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (22.86%) SCCM
1 16 (22.86%) SCOM
2 6 (8.57%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.71%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.86%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.29%) Cisco
3 15 (21.43%) VMware
4 9 (12.86%) Citrix
5 7 (10.00%) Nortel
6 6 (8.57%) IBM
7 5 (7.14%) Remedy
8 4 (5.71%) Avaya
8 4 (5.71%) Dell
8 4 (5.71%) EMC
8 4 (5.71%) HP
8 4 (5.71%) McAfee
8 4 (5.71%) Meraki
8 4 (5.71%) MobileIron
8 4 (5.71%) SAP
8 4 (5.71%) Symantec
9 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.29%) Polycom
9 3 (4.29%) Siemens
10 2 (2.86%) Veritas