Period
to 22 February 2019

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 6 months to 22 February 2019 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
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 162 161
Rank change year-on-year -18 -1 -28
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 19 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.65% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.50% 4.66% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 24
West Midlands median daily rate £378 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.58% -11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £132 £260 £186
90th Percentile £505 £599 £609
England median daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.88 £29.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.40% +80.00% -
10th Percentile £10.88 £15.93 £15.58
90th Percentile £21.50 £46.38 £16.73
England median hourly rate £15.00 £20.45 £16.29
% change year-on-year -26.65% +25.54% -6.91%

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following 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.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 761 665 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.17% 13.90% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 430 406
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £235 £222
90th Percentile £560 £588 £535
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.13 £11.12
90th Percentile £24.20 £36.35 £30.60
England median hourly rate £19.65 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.39% -5.00% +2.56%

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 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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 6 months to 22 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 7 £378 +4.14% 5
Coventry -6 6 £114 -56.80% 2
Solihull +7 4 £540 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (94.74%) Skype
2 15 (78.95%) Office 365
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 8 (42.11%) OneDrive
5 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
6 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 5 (26.32%) PBX
7 5 (26.32%) SCCM
8 4 (21.05%) PSTN
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) ISDN
8 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
8 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (15.79%) Sonus
9 3 (15.79%) IaaS
9 3 (15.79%) Presales
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (15.79%) MCSE
9 3 (15.79%) MCSA
9 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
10 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
10 2 (10.53%) WAN
10 2 (10.53%) Linux
10 2 (10.53%) SQL
10 2 (10.53%) SSL

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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 15 (78.95%) Office 365
2 8 (42.11%) OneDrive
3 3 (15.79%) IaaS
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (10.53%) PaaS
5 1 (5.26%) Apigee
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Functions
5 1 (5.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) Skype
2 5 (26.32%) PBX
3 4 (21.05%) ISDN
3 4 (21.05%) PSTN
3 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
4 2 (10.53%) SSL
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) PABX
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Business Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Support
5 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) HTML5
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
1 1 (5.26%) React
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
1 1 (5.26%) SignalR
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
1 1 (5.26%) WebSockets
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.26%) iPad
1 1 (5.26%) iPhone
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) CentOS
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Presales
4 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.26%) Email Filtering
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Server Building
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) MCSA
1 3 (15.79%) MCSE
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (5.26%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Sonus
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Progress
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
4 1 (5.26%) VMware