The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 21 26 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.47% 0.65% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.11% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £478 £180 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +165.27% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £353
% change year-on-year -12.50% +13.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -45.00% +6.38%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 18 7 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 13.24% 4.52% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 17
Median daily rate £375 £263 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -34.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £201 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £293 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Staffordshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 1 £480 -
Skype for Business
West Midlands

Skype for Business
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

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

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (100.00%) Coaching
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Service Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Service Management Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Management Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Coaching
1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle