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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 88 106 71
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -35
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 20 14 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 0.55% 2.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.92% 4.11% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 40
Median daily rate £325 £375 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -31.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £153 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -34.24%
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
289 341 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.56% 13.40% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 186 222
Median daily rate £439 £386 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% -9.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 9
Median hourly rate £20.81 £26.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.46% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.00 £148.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -10.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +6 14 £300 -25.00% 2
Bracknell +4 3 £475 +122.22%
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 56 (84.85%) Skype
2 44 (66.67%) Office 365
3 38 (57.58%) SharePoint
4 32 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 22 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 16 (24.24%) Windows
7 16 (24.24%) Project Management
8 15 (22.73%) Spanish Language
9 14 (21.21%) MS Exchange
10 13 (19.70%) Cisco
10 13 (19.70%) Migration
11 12 (18.18%) VMware
12 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (16.67%) Presales
12 11 (16.67%) Yammer
13 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (15.15%) Identity Management
13 10 (15.15%) C
13 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
14 9 (13.64%) HP
14 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
14 9 (13.64%) Unified Communications
15 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (10.61%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
16 6 (9.09%) SCCM
16 6 (9.09%) Degree
16 6 (9.09%) Computer Science

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 38 (57.58%) SharePoint
2 14 (21.21%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.58%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (66.67%) Office 365
2 22 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (16.67%) Yammer
4 7 (10.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.03%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (84.85%) Skype
2 9 (13.64%) Unified Communications
3 6 (9.09%) DNS
3 6 (9.09%) LAN
3 6 (9.09%) SMTP
3 6 (9.09%) WAN
4 5 (7.58%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (7.58%) DHCP
5 2 (3.03%) H.323
5 2 (3.03%) Internet
5 2 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) Firewall
6 1 (1.52%) FTP
6 1 (1.52%) HTTP
6 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.52%) MPLS
6 1 (1.52%) SNMP
6 1 (1.52%) VPN
6 1 (1.52%) Wireless
6 1 (1.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.52%) Power BI
General
1 15 (22.73%) Spanish Language
2 5 (7.58%) Electronics
2 5 (7.58%) French Language
2 5 (7.58%) Italian Language
3 3 (4.55%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Consultant
2 13 (19.70%) Onboarding Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Architect
3 12 (18.18%) Office 365 Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Office 365 Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Office 365 Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Manager
5 5 (7.58%) VMware Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 6 (9.09%) Virtual Team
2 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) IVR
3 3 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) BYOD
4 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) PMI
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (7.58%) Android
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.06%) Linux
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Project Management
2 13 (19.70%) Migration
3 11 (16.67%) Presales
4 10 (15.15%) Identity Management
5 6 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (7.58%) Data Centre Operations
6 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (7.58%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (7.58%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (7.58%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.03%) Information Security
7 2 (3.03%) Information Security Management
7 2 (3.03%) ITIL
7 2 (3.03%) Security Management
8 1 (1.52%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.52%) Data Management
8 1 (1.52%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.52%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) C
2 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
4 5 (7.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
1 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) CCNP
3 3 (4.55%) CCNP Voice
3 3 (4.55%) CCVP
4 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) CCDA
5 1 (1.52%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.06%) vSphere
5 2 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (9.09%) SCCM
3 5 (7.58%) AirWatch
3 5 (7.58%) NetBackup
3 5 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.58%) WSUS
4 2 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.70%) Cisco
3 12 (18.18%) VMware
4 9 (13.64%) HP
5 5 (7.58%) Genesys
5 5 (7.58%) MobileIron
5 5 (7.58%) Symantec
6 4 (6.06%) EMC
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle
7 3 (4.55%) Avaya
7 3 (4.55%) Mitel
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix
8 2 (3.03%) Lumension
8 2 (3.03%) Wyse
9 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.52%) Juniper
9 1 (1.52%) Remedy
9 1 (1.52%) Verint