The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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)
West Midlands / Warwickshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - 32
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 0.70% - 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.44% - 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £345 £320
% change year-on-year +3.62% +7.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Warwickshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 45 66 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 15.85% 13.52% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 20
Median daily rate £200 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.66% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £22.60 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £32.75 £38.15
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 Warwickshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Telephony Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Telephony Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco