The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 103 88 99
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 25 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.99% 1.47% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.39% 10.49% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 10
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £183 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+26.71% +20.63%
Skype for Business
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
464 391 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.39% 13.99% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 235 237
Median daily rate £414 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 20
Median hourly rate £12.50 £33.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.68% +94.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.80 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £37.50 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading 0 11 £400 +1.26% 2
Wokingham - 2 £253 - 1
Slough 0 1 - - 2
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 21 (75.00%) Skype
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (39.29%) Office 365
4 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
5 10 (35.71%) DNS
5 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 8 (28.57%) Project Management
7 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (21.43%) High Availability
8 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 6 (21.43%) VPN
8 6 (21.43%) PBX
8 6 (21.43%) PSTN
9 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
9 5 (17.86%) RTP
9 5 (17.86%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (17.86%) Live Communications Server
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) Internet
10 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco
11 3 (10.71%) DHCP
11 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.71%) LAN
11 3 (10.71%) WAN
11 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) Live Communications Server
2 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Sage 200
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Office 365
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) Skype
2 10 (35.71%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) PBX
3 6 (21.43%) PSTN
3 6 (21.43%) VPN
4 5 (17.86%) RTP
5 4 (14.29%) Internet
6 3 (10.71%) DHCP
6 3 (10.71%) Firewall
6 3 (10.71%) LAN
6 3 (10.71%) WAN
7 2 (7.14%) IPX
7 2 (7.14%) MPLS
7 2 (7.14%) SAN
7 2 (7.14%) SMTP
7 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
7 2 (7.14%) VoIP
7 2 (7.14%) Wireless
8 1 (3.57%) 4G
8 1 (3.57%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Billing
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Consultant
1 6 (21.43%) Onboarding Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Field Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Business Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Support Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) XMPP
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) HTML5
2 1 (3.57%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Phone
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Project Management
2 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 6 (21.43%) High Availability
4 5 (17.86%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Email Filtering
6 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.14%) Presales
6 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.14%) Web Filtering
7 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.57%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CCENT
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCITP
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) MCTS
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) Avaya
3 3 (10.71%) Mitel
3 3 (10.71%) Polycom
4 2 (7.14%) Lotus
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Apple
5 1 (3.57%) Aruba
5 1 (3.57%) Sage
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
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