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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 81 96 69
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -27
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 37 32 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.70% 1.29% 2.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.71% 7.49% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 34
Median daily rate £360 £338 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -23.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £294 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £431 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £330 £386
% change year-on-year
+1.13% -14.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+205.08% +9.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.17 £14.64
% change year-on-year
+94.03% -3.19%
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
381 427 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.49% 17.25% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 264 211
Median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 18
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% +20.83%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +24 23 £305 -6.07% 2
Maidenhead -4 6 £360 +10.76%
Bracknell -5 5 - -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 52 (83.87%) Skype
2 42 (67.74%) Office 365
3 33 (53.23%) SharePoint
3 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
4 24 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (33.87%) Windows
6 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
6 17 (27.42%) Project Management
7 15 (24.19%) MS Exchange
8 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
9 12 (19.35%) Migration
9 12 (19.35%) VMware
9 12 (19.35%) Spanish Language
9 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (17.74%) Yammer
11 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
11 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (16.13%) C
11 10 (16.13%) HP
11 10 (16.13%) Cisco
12 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
12 9 (14.52%) Presales
13 8 (12.90%) Unified Communications
13 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
14 7 (11.29%) Identity Management
14 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
15 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008

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 33 (53.23%) SharePoint
2 15 (24.19%) MS Exchange
3 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (8.06%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.61%) IIS
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.68%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 42 (67.74%) Office 365
2 24 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (17.74%) Yammer
4 5 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.23%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (83.87%) Skype
2 8 (12.90%) Unified Communications
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (9.68%) DHCP
3 6 (9.68%) DNS
3 6 (9.68%) LAN
3 6 (9.68%) SMTP
3 6 (9.68%) WAN
4 4 (6.45%) VPN
5 2 (3.23%) Firewall
6 1 (1.61%) Broadband
6 1 (1.61%) H.323
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) Intranet
6 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.61%) MPLS
6 1 (1.61%) PSTN
6 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.61%) VLAN
6 1 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.61%) Power BI
General
1 12 (19.35%) Spanish Language
2 5 (8.06%) Electronics
3 3 (4.84%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) French Language
4 2 (3.23%) Italian Language
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Onboarding Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Consultant
3 7 (11.29%) Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Office 365 Architect
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) VMware Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Exchange Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Exchange Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Office 365 Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) BYOD
3 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.61%) FMCG
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.06%) Android
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.45%) Linux
5 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Phone
7 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Project Management
2 12 (19.35%) Migration
3 9 (14.52%) Presales
4 7 (11.29%) Identity Management
5 6 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (8.06%) Data Centre Operations
6 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (8.06%) ITIL
6 5 (8.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (8.06%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (8.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.84%) Email Filtering
7 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.84%) Web Filtering
8 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) C
2 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.68%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) Degree
3 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) CCENT
4 1 (1.61%) CCNA
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.45%) VMware ESX
3 4 (6.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.61%) UAG
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (9.68%) SCCM
3 5 (8.06%) AirWatch
3 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (8.06%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) VMware
3 10 (16.13%) Cisco
3 10 (16.13%) HP
4 5 (8.06%) MobileIron
4 5 (8.06%) Symantec
5 4 (6.45%) EMC
5 4 (6.45%) Genesys
5 4 (6.45%) Mitel
5 4 (6.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) Avaya
6 2 (3.23%) Citrix
6 2 (3.23%) Lumension
6 2 (3.23%) Remedy
6 2 (3.23%) Wyse
7 1 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.61%) Kaspersky