The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Surrey
Rank 84 95 75
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 12 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.03% 0.46% 1.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.83% 2.40% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 10
Median daily rate £425 £575 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.08% +53.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £515 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £635 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £26.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% -7.26%  

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 Surrey with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 206 250 243
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 17.62% 19.32% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 187 145
Median daily rate £425 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +11.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 8
Median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% +143.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Surrey

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Surrey over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Surrey

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Surrey

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 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
Staines - 6 £575 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £484 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 21 (87.50%) Skype
2 16 (66.67%) Office 365
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) Windows
5 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco
7 7 (29.17%) Migration
7 7 (29.17%) ServiceNow
8 6 (25.00%) Unified Communications
8 6 (25.00%) OneDrive
8 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 6 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (25.00%) High Availability
8 6 (25.00%) Service Management
8 6 (25.00%) Citrix
8 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (25.00%) PBX
9 5 (20.83%) ISDN
9 5 (20.83%) MS Office
9 5 (20.83%) SLA
9 5 (20.83%) Internet
9 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (20.83%) AirWatch
10 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 4 (16.67%) VMware
10 4 (16.67%) Apple
10 4 (16.67%) VoIP
11 3 (12.50%) MCSA

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (66.67%) Office 365
2 6 (25.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) Skype
2 6 (25.00%) PBX
2 6 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (20.83%) Internet
3 5 (20.83%) ISDN
4 4 (16.67%) VoIP
5 3 (12.50%) Intranet
6 2 (8.33%) Firewall
7 1 (4.17%) BGP
7 1 (4.17%) DNS
7 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (4.17%) IPsec
7 1 (4.17%) LAN
7 1 (4.17%) SAN
7 1 (4.17%) VPN
7 1 (4.17%) WAN
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) French Language
3 1 (4.17%) German Language
3 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications Specialist
2 4 (16.67%) Voice Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Mac Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Business Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Intranet Manager
4 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Telephony Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Identity Management Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) Social Network
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) EPoS
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) High Availability
2 6 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (25.00%) Service Management
3 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Coaching
5 2 (8.33%) Content Development
5 2 (8.33%) Content Management
5 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.17%) SDLC
6 1 (4.17%) Service Design
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) MCSA
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
3 7 (29.17%) ServiceNow
4 6 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) Apple
5 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto