The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 130 95
Rank change year-on-year +26 -35  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.40% 0.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.36% 2.34% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Median daily rate £413 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.32% -6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £285 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £493 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +8.45% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -35.35% +54.68%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 367 513 437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.82% 17.11% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 561 412
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 32
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.00 £19.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.45% -38.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £10.43 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.13 £24.00 £37.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the West Midlands

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Birmingham +20 10 £325 -13.33% 4
Coventry +11 2 £448 +34.58% 1
Shropshire - 2 - - 4
Warwickshire - 2 £450 -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 24 (92.31%) Skype
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 11 (42.31%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) Office 365
4 9 (34.62%) Cisco
5 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
6 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (23.08%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) LDAP
7 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
7 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
8 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (15.38%) LAN
8 4 (15.38%) WAN
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (11.54%) MVC
9 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
9 3 (11.54%) Migration
9 3 (11.54%) VoIP
9 3 (11.54%) DNS
9 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (11.54%) .NET
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
9 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
9 3 (11.54%) REST
9 3 (11.54%) Web Application Development
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (11.54%) SCOrch
9 3 (11.54%) Banking

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) JBoss
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (92.31%) Skype
2 5 (19.23%) LDAP
2 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
3 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) WAN
4 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) VoIP
5 2 (7.69%) CTI
5 2 (7.69%) DHCP
5 2 (7.69%) H.323
5 2 (7.69%) PBX
6 1 (3.85%) 4G
6 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Communications Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) ICT Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
1 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
1 3 (11.54%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) IVR
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) PMI
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) MVC
2 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
2 3 (11.54%) Web Application Development
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Facilities Management
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Coaching
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Line Management
4 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Software Licensing
4 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (11.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCOrch
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.85%) NICE Systems
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Tandberg
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
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