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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 85 122 82
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -40
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 20 3 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.99% 0.12% 1.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.49% 0.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 31
Median daily rate £300 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £314 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +20.75%

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
308 414 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.26% 16.45% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 249 212
Median daily rate £438 £370 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -1.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +5.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Bracknell +11 9 £475 +62.39%
Reading +15 8 £288 -28.12% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 33 (82.50%) Skype
2 21 (52.50%) Office 365
3 17 (42.50%) SharePoint
3 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
5 10 (25.00%) Migration
6 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
6 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
6 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
7 8 (20.00%) Windows
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco
8 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (17.50%) Presales
8 7 (17.50%) Yammer
9 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (15.00%) Remedy
9 6 (15.00%) Identity Management
9 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (15.00%) C
10 5 (12.50%) SQL
10 5 (12.50%) Internet
10 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (12.50%) Italian Language
10 5 (12.50%) Spanish Language
10 5 (12.50%) VMware
10 5 (12.50%) Degree
10 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
10 5 (12.50%) French Language
10 5 (12.50%) Virtual Team

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 17 (42.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (52.50%) Office 365
2 7 (17.50%) Yammer
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.50%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.50%) G Suite
5 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) Skype
2 5 (12.50%) Internet
3 4 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) WAN
5 2 (5.00%) DNS
5 2 (5.00%) Firewall
5 2 (5.00%) H.323
5 2 (5.00%) SMTP
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.50%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) DHCP
6 1 (2.50%) FTP
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) IPsec
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) SNMP
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (12.50%) French Language
1 5 (12.50%) Italian Language
1 5 (12.50%) Spanish Language
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) German Language
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Architect
1 12 (30.00%) Office 365 Architect
2 11 (27.50%) Consultant
3 6 (15.00%) Messaging Support
4 5 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Messaging Technician
5 4 (10.00%) Migration Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Office 365 Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Support Technician
5 4 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Support
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 5 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 3 (7.50%) IVR
2 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (17.50%) Presales
3 6 (15.00%) Identity Management
4 4 (10.00%) Office Automation
5 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (2.50%) DevOps
5 1 (2.50%) ERP
5 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Speech Recognition
5 1 (2.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (2.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) C
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) CCNP
4 3 (7.50%) CCNP Voice
4 3 (7.50%) CCVP
5 2 (5.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCDA
6 1 (2.50%) CISA
6 1 (2.50%) CISM
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.50%) Nagios
2 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) Remedy
4 5 (12.50%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) Avaya
5 3 (7.50%) Genesys
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Mitel
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.50%) Google
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.50%) SAP
7 1 (2.50%) Symantec
7 1 (2.50%) Verint