Period
to 25 July 2017

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 July 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.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England > South West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 138 138
Rank change year-on-year -30 0 +35
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 35 71 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 1.18% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.14% 6.67% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 48
South West median daily rate £400 £341 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.22% +21.88% -30.00%
10th Percentile £255 £180 £150
90th Percentile £680 £469 £490
England median daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year - +18.52% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +81.82% +31.34%
England median hourly rate £18.50 £24.15 £17.35
% change year-on-year -23.40% +39.19% +15.67%

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 the South West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 845 1064 1087
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.41% 17.65% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 749 707
South West median daily rate £378 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +0.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £199
90th Percentile £549 £525 £523
England median daily rate £445 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +4.71% +8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 54
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +47.73% +25.71%
10th Percentile £25.33 £10.75 £12.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.13 £42.93
England median hourly rate £19.97 £20.00 £19.23
% change year-on-year -0.15% +4.02% +9.87%

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 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 +2 17 £500 +51.52% 2
Dorset +12 7 £425 +13.33%
Gloucestershire +2 4 £410 +2.50%
Wiltshire +2 4 £288 -28.13% 4
Cornwall - 1 £350 - 2
Skype for Business
England

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

1 28 (80.00%) Skype
2 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
3 26 (74.29%) Windows
4 18 (51.43%) Windows 10
5 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
5 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
8 13 (37.14%) DNS
9 12 (34.29%) Migration
9 12 (34.29%) SCCM
10 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
10 11 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (31.43%) Office 365
10 11 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (25.71%) Symantec
11 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
11 9 (25.71%) Cisco
11 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
11 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
12 8 (22.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (22.86%) SCOM
13 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 7 (20.00%) DHCP
13 7 (20.00%) MobileIron
13 7 (20.00%) AirWatch
13 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
14 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office

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 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
3 11 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
5 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) Skype
2 13 (37.14%) DNS
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
4 5 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (14.29%) VPN
5 4 (11.43%) Unified Communications
6 3 (8.57%) Firewall
6 3 (8.57%) LAN
6 3 (8.57%) WAN
7 2 (5.71%) OpenScape
7 2 (5.71%) WLAN
8 1 (2.86%) PBX
8 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.86%) VoIP
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Office 365 Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.71%) Migration Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.57%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.57%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Signage
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) IVR
5 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) Windows 10
3 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
6 9 (25.71%) Windows Server
7 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Migration
2 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
4 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.57%) Information Security
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security Management
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.71%) Security Management
5 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.86%) Change Control
6 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) PMO
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (11.43%) DFS Replication
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 8 (22.86%) SCOM
2 8 (22.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (20.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Cisco
2 9 (25.71%) Symantec
3 7 (20.00%) MobileIron
4 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.43%) Dell
5 4 (11.43%) Siemens
5 4 (11.43%) VMware
6 3 (8.57%) AppSense
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) Wyse
7 2 (5.71%) Nortel
7 2 (5.71%) Xerox
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) IBM
8 1 (2.86%) IronPort
8 1 (2.86%) Lotus
8 1 (2.86%) Polycom
8 1 (2.86%) Tandberg