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 24 June 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)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 83 64
Rank change year-on-year +2 -19  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 10 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.83% 0.87% 2.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.10% 3.79% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 23
Median daily rate £525 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £585 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £345 £320
% change year-on-year +3.62% +7.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.66% +17.18%  

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 196 290 226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 16.28% 22.91% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 210 139
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £281 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 10
Median hourly rate £21.50 £11.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.45% -63.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.00 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £40.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 +8 3 £575 +8.23%
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (86.36%) Skype
2 10 (45.45%) Office 365
2 10 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (45.45%) Migration
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) Juniper
4 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
4 7 (31.82%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) Service Management
4 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 7 (31.82%) Blue Coat
4 7 (31.82%) ProxySG
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (31.82%) F5
4 7 (31.82%) ServiceNow
4 7 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 10
4 7 (31.82%) OneDrive
4 7 (31.82%) Palo Alto
4 7 (31.82%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (31.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (31.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (27.27%) Internet
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) DNS
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco

Skype for Business
Co-occurring 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 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Office 365
2 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (31.82%) OneDrive
2 7 (31.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) Skype
2 7 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (31.82%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) Internet
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) BGP
5 3 (13.64%) Intranet
5 3 (13.64%) IPsec
5 3 (13.64%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) German Language
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Coordinator
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Intranet Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Identity Management Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Manager
6 1 (4.55%) PMO Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) PMO Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Social Network
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
1 7 (31.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 7 (31.82%) Identity Access Management
2 7 (31.82%) Service Management
3 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Content Development
5 2 (9.09%) Content Management
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
6 1 (4.55%) Service Design
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) ProxySG
1 7 (31.82%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Blue Coat
2 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
2 7 (31.82%) Citrix
2 7 (31.82%) F5
2 7 (31.82%) Juniper
2 7 (31.82%) Palo Alto
2 7 (31.82%) ServiceNow
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle