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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 - 54
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.39% - 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.22% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £24.08 £26.50
% change year-on-year -35.61% -9.15%  

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 45 39 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 17.37% 13.78% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 53
Median daily rate £375 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.13 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.65% -42.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Southampton

Skype for Business
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Yammer
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) G Suite
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365

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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) G Suite
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) OneDrive
1 1 (33.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Expert
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
1 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Google