The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 April 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 71 53
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex - 1.07% 2.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 5.84% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Median daily rate - £275 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.08 £18.75
% change year-on-year -21.07% +28.40%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 120 137 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 21.16% 18.29% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 62 80
Median daily rate £500 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £258 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.62% +115.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +13.23% -15.77%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in West Sussex

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) PMO Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM