Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 53 56
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 10 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.11% 0.78% 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.29% 5.33% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Southampton median daily rate £350 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -1.92% +88.41%
10th Percentile £321 £242 £293
90th Percentile £415 £468 £408
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £288 £333
% change year-on-year +39.13% -13.53% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.50

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 Southampton with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 70 75 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 14.74% 14.56% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 104
Southampton median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% -0.68%
10th Percentile £292 £213 £263
90th Percentile £478 £513 £438
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.97% +1.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Southampton median hourly rate £17.75 £12.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.00% -54.55% +85.06%
10th Percentile £17.33 £10.85 £12.32
90th Percentile £17.98 £14.15 £36.12
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.75 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -55.63% +9.59% +119.75%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 24 November 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 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (70.00%) Skype
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Polycom
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
4 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) XenServer
4 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (10.00%) Acme Packet
6 1 (10.00%) Sonus
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (10.00%) SaaS
6 1 (10.00%) PaaS

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 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Skype
2 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Lync Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (30.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Polycom
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Acme Packet
4 1 (10.00%) Sonus