The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staines 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)
Surrey / Staines
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 - 20
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staines 4.62% - 2.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.79% - 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £575 - -
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 Staines with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Staines
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 38 8 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staines 29.23% 9.88% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £428 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staines

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staines 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 Staines

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staines

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Staines

Skype for Business
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staines

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 Staines region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Skype
1 9 (100.00%) Office 365
2 6 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 6 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 6 (66.67%) Service Management
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (55.56%) Internet
3 5 (55.56%) Migration
3 5 (55.56%) OneDrive
3 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Mac OS
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) Apple
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) MCSA
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staines 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 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (100.00%) Office 365
2 5 (55.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Skype
2 5 (55.56%) Internet
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Mac Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Management Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Office Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Mac OS X
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
1 6 (66.67%) Service Management
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (33.33%) Apple
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle