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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 70 90 100
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 47 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.06% 1.21% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.99% 7.75% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 17
Median daily rate £360 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £290 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £447 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 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 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
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
392 400 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.18% 15.64% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 235 205
Median daily rate £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.48% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £36.30 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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 +36 31 £463 +20.91% 2
Bracknell +5 7 £350 -
Maidenhead 0 6 £360 +10.76%
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (83.58%) Skype
2 43 (64.18%) Office 365
3 33 (49.25%) SharePoint
4 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
5 27 (40.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (34.33%) Windows
7 21 (31.34%) Project Management
8 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
9 15 (22.39%) MS Exchange
10 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
11 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
11 11 (16.42%) Migration
12 10 (14.93%) VMware
12 10 (14.93%) Spanish Language
12 10 (14.93%) Yammer
12 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
13 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (13.43%) DNS
13 9 (13.43%) Cisco
14 8 (11.94%) HP
14 8 (11.94%) Presales
15 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (10.45%) Unified Communications
15 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (10.45%) C
16 6 (8.96%) MS Office
16 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
16 6 (8.96%) LAN

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 (49.25%) SharePoint
2 15 (22.39%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.96%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (4.48%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.49%) IIS
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 43 (64.18%) Office 365
2 27 (40.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (14.93%) Yammer
4 5 (7.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.48%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (83.58%) Skype
2 9 (13.43%) DNS
3 7 (10.45%) Unified Communications
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (8.96%) DHCP
4 6 (8.96%) LAN
4 6 (8.96%) SMTP
4 6 (8.96%) WAN
5 5 (7.46%) VPN
6 4 (5.97%) PBX
6 4 (5.97%) PSTN
7 3 (4.48%) RTP
8 2 (2.99%) Firewall
8 2 (2.99%) Internet
8 2 (2.99%) VoIP
9 1 (1.49%) 3G
9 1 (1.49%) Broadband
9 1 (1.49%) GSM
9 1 (1.49%) Intranet
9 1 (1.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.49%) Power BI
General
1 10 (14.93%) Spanish Language
2 5 (7.46%) Electronics
3 2 (2.99%) Advertising
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
4 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Consultant
2 13 (19.40%) Onboarding Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Architect
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Consultant
4 5 (7.46%) Active Directory Consultant
4 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (7.46%) Office 365 Architect
4 5 (7.46%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) Onboarding Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Exchange Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Exchange Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Lync Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) XMPP
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) HTML5
2 1 (1.49%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) BYOD
2 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) FMCG
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.33%) Windows
2 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.46%) Android
5 5 (7.46%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.99%) Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) Project Management
2 11 (16.42%) Migration
3 8 (11.94%) Presales
4 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.96%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (7.46%) Data Centre Operations
5 5 (7.46%) Identity Management
5 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 5 (7.46%) ITIL
5 5 (7.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (7.46%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 5 (7.46%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (4.48%) Email Filtering
6 3 (4.48%) High Availability
6 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.48%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (4.48%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.48%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.45%) C
3 5 (7.46%) VB
4 4 (5.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) CCENT
3 1 (1.49%) CCNA
3 1 (1.49%) CCNP
3 1 (1.49%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 2 (2.99%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.49%) UAG
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (8.96%) SCCM
3 5 (7.46%) AirWatch
3 5 (7.46%) NetBackup
3 5 (7.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.46%) WSUS
4 2 (2.99%) SCOM
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) VMware
3 9 (13.43%) Cisco
4 8 (11.94%) HP
5 5 (7.46%) MobileIron
5 5 (7.46%) Symantec
6 4 (5.97%) Mitel
7 2 (2.99%) Avaya
7 2 (2.99%) Citrix
7 2 (2.99%) EMC
7 2 (2.99%) Genesys
7 2 (2.99%) Lumension
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy
7 2 (2.99%) Wyse
8 1 (1.49%) Apple
8 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.49%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.49%) Lotus
8 1 (1.49%) Polycom
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