Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 133 168
Rank change year-on-year -58 +35 +1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 43 71 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 1.27% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.62% 8.25% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 29
South West median daily rate £330 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.47% -5.88%
10th Percentile £198 £254 £188
90th Percentile £498 £538 £415
England median daily rate £400 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +10.34% +0.69% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £16.80
% change year-on-year -14.71% +1.19% +8.39%

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 931 861 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.28% 15.44% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 541 695
South West median daily rate £425 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +4.05% -1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £208
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 32
South West median hourly rate £40.77 £27.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.98% -18.18% -15.92%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.14 £12.58
90th Percentile £47.42 £50.68 £42.95
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Dorset -3 13 £400 -5.88% 8
Wiltshire -21 10 £350 +7.69%
Bristol -29 9 £425 +37.10% 12
Gloucestershire -31 5 £200 -25.79% 3
Somerset - 3 £225 -
Devon - 2 £175 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 37 (86.05%) Skype
2 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
3 28 (65.12%) Microsoft
4 27 (62.79%) Windows
4 27 (62.79%) Office 365
5 18 (41.86%) Windows 10
6 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
6 15 (34.88%) SCCM
7 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (32.56%) VMware
8 13 (30.23%) MS Exchange
9 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
10 11 (25.58%) ITIL
10 11 (25.58%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (23.26%) Citrix
11 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (20.93%) DNS
13 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
13 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
13 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
13 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (16.28%) NetScaler
14 7 (16.28%) Application Virtualisation
14 7 (16.28%) Virtual Environments
14 7 (16.28%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (16.28%) Ivanti
14 7 (16.28%) Fat Client
14 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (16.28%) XenApp

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 13 (30.23%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.98%) Confluence
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (62.79%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.65%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.33%) IaaS
5 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (86.05%) Skype
2 9 (20.93%) DNS
3 7 (16.28%) NetScaler
4 4 (9.30%) DHCP
4 4 (9.30%) SMTP
5 3 (6.98%) Firewall
5 3 (6.98%) VPN
6 2 (4.65%) DMZ
6 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 2 (4.65%) SSL
6 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.65%) VSAN
7 1 (2.33%) Broadband
7 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.33%) VoIP
7 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Citrix Specialist
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Packager
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Build Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.65%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Fat Client
1 7 (16.28%) Thin Client
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.98%) PKI
5 2 (4.65%) PMI
5 2 (4.65%) Replication
5 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Photography
6 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows 10
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
4 12 (27.91%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Application Virtualisation
2 7 (16.28%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (11.63%) Migration
5 4 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.30%) Software Deployment
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
6 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.65%) Change Management
7 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.65%) Security Hardening
7 2 (4.65%) Time Management
7 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) MCSE
3 3 (6.98%) PMP
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) MCSA
4 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) MCDST
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
2 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 30 (69.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (20.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (16.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (16.28%) XenApp
5 7 (16.28%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (65.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) VMware
3 10 (23.26%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) CA
4 7 (16.28%) Ivanti
4 7 (16.28%) Wyse
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco
5 4 (9.30%) Symantec
6 3 (6.98%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.33%) NEC
7 1 (2.33%) Progress
7 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow