The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 3 months to 22 June 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.95% - 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.11% - 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £356 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £313
% change year-on-year +1.44% +10.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -7.14% -11.11%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 36 34 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 17.56% 15.45% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 68
Median daily rate £360 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Southampton

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Southampton

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Skype
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) XenServer
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Advertising
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Acme Packet
4 1 (20.00%) Sonus
4 1 (20.00%) Polycom
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Skype
2 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Lync Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Lync Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (40.00%) XenServer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Acme Packet
3 1 (20.00%) Polycom
3 1 (20.00%) Sonus