Period
to 26 February 2020

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 6 months to 26 February 2020 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 - 39
Rank change year-on-year - +39 +2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.42% - 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.00% - 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 - £500
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £378 £388
% change year-on-year +9.27% -2.58% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +10.64% -12.96% -16.92%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 12 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.68% 8.30% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 31
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £356 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -8.06% +3.33%
10th Percentile £204 £218 £275
90th Percentile £463 £435 £440
West Midlands median daily rate £433 £413 £401
% change year-on-year +4.85% +3.00% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.11% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -30.23% +7.50%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 6 months to 26 February 2020. 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
Stafford - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 £375 -
Skype for Business
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 1 (33.33%) Okta
2 1 (33.33%) Server Management
2 1 (33.33%) Architectural Design
2 1 (33.33%) Police
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

Skype for Business
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Police
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Architectural Design
1 1 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Decision-Making
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Okta
2 1 (33.33%) VMware