Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 172 147
Rank change year-on-year +20 -25 +6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 49 37 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 0.67% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.96% 4.27% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 44
South West median daily rate £345 £425 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +24.54% +21.88%
10th Percentile £252 £256 £180
90th Percentile £469 £680 £469
England median daily rate £363 £400 £396
% change year-on-year -9.38% +1.01% +13.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
South West median hourly rate £31.00 - £40.00
10th Percentile £12.20 - £37.50
90th Percentile £31.50 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -27.08% +37.18%

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 822 866 1,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.47% 15.71% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 559 748
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +0.69%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £538 £558 £525
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 37
South West median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +38.46% +59.12%
10th Percentile £10.94 £28.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £52.50 £49.85
England median hourly rate £20.48 £19.82 £19.72
% change year-on-year +3.33% +0.49% +3.78%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -13 11 £331 -35.37% 3
Wiltshire +10 10 £350 +21.74%
Devon - 9 £400 -
Gloucestershire +10 7 £358 -12.80%
Dorset -6 4 £215 -49.41% 3
Somerset - 2 £205 - 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 46 (93.88%) Skype
2 36 (73.47%) Office 365
3 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 27 (55.10%) Windows
5 25 (51.02%) Active Directory
6 21 (42.86%) SharePoint
7 17 (34.69%) SC Cleared
7 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
8 16 (32.65%) PowerShell
9 15 (30.61%) Migration
10 14 (28.57%) SCCM
10 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (28.57%) ITIL
11 13 (26.53%) VMware
11 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
11 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
12 12 (24.49%) Firewall
13 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (20.41%) Windows 10
15 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (16.33%) Citrix
16 8 (16.33%) CRM
16 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
17 7 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
17 7 (14.29%) MCSA
17 7 (14.29%) Windows XP
17 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
17 7 (14.29%) SAN

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 21 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (73.47%) Office 365
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.16%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (93.88%) Skype
2 12 (24.49%) Firewall
3 7 (14.29%) SAN
4 6 (12.24%) DNS
5 4 (8.16%) DHCP
5 4 (8.16%) LAN
5 4 (8.16%) VoIP
5 4 (8.16%) WAN
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.12%) NAS
6 3 (6.12%) NetScaler
6 3 (6.12%) SSL
6 3 (6.12%) WLAN
7 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.08%) Wireless
8 1 (2.04%) DMZ
8 1 (2.04%) Extranet
8 1 (2.04%) Intranet
8 1 (2.04%) SMTP
8 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MSI
General
1 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) SharePoint Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.12%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Office 365 Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) SCCM Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) IT Support
6 2 (4.08%) Lync Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Migration Manager
6 2 (4.08%) MSI Packager
6 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Clustering
1 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (6.12%) Replication
2 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
2 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
3 10 (20.41%) Windows 10
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 5 (10.20%) Linux
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.12%) AIX
8 3 (6.12%) Solaris
8 3 (6.12%) Unix
9 1 (2.04%) Android
9 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Migration
2 14 (28.57%) ITIL
3 8 (16.33%) CRM
4 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (10.20%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) Software Deployment
5 4 (8.16%) Application Packaging
5 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.12%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.08%) Decision-Making
7 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.08%) NsoIT
7 2 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.08%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) SC Cleared
1 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (14.29%) MCSA
4 4 (8.16%) MCP
5 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.12%) MCITP
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.04%) Degree
7 1 (2.04%) MCDST
7 1 (2.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.24%) XenApp
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) SCCM
2 6 (12.24%) SCOM
3 5 (10.20%) Backup Exec
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (6.12%) SCSM
5 2 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) VMware
3 8 (16.33%) Citrix
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco
4 6 (12.24%) IBM
4 6 (12.24%) Symantec
5 4 (8.16%) Dell
5 4 (8.16%) HP
6 3 (6.12%) Avaya
6 3 (6.12%) Meraki
6 3 (6.12%) Nortel
6 3 (6.12%) Sonus
6 3 (6.12%) Veeam
7 2 (4.08%) EMC
7 2 (4.08%) McAfee
7 2 (4.08%) Progress
7 2 (4.08%) SAP
7 2 (4.08%) Trend Micro
8 1 (2.04%) Sophos
8 1 (2.04%) Wyse