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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 90 89 107
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 35 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.49% 1.21% 0.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.75% 8.83% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 11
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £192 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £447 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.03% +9.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
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
400 351 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.03% 13.67% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 200 222
Median daily rate £436 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.06% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +33.33%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +10 21 £463 +42.30%
Bracknell -4 7 £350 -
Slough +6 1 £125 -61.24%
Maidenhead -1 1 £123 -60.64% 1
Wokingham - 1 £230 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 48 (81.36%) Skype
2 36 (61.02%) Office 365
3 30 (50.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
5 26 (44.07%) SharePoint
6 24 (40.68%) Project Management
7 22 (37.29%) Windows
8 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
9 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
9 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
10 10 (16.95%) Migration
10 10 (16.95%) Spanish Language
11 9 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (11.86%) DNS
12 7 (11.86%) Unified Communications
12 7 (11.86%) Performance Optimisation
13 6 (10.17%) Windows 10
13 6 (10.17%) Presales
13 6 (10.17%) High Availability
13 6 (10.17%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
13 6 (10.17%) PBX
13 6 (10.17%) PSTN
13 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
13 6 (10.17%) ITIL
13 6 (10.17%) SCCM
14 5 (8.47%) Network Load Balancing
14 5 (8.47%) Live Communications Server
14 5 (8.47%) VMware
14 5 (8.47%) MS Office

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 26 (44.07%) SharePoint
2 11 (18.64%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.17%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (8.47%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 36 (61.02%) Office 365
2 30 (50.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (6.78%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (81.36%) Skype
2 7 (11.86%) DNS
2 7 (11.86%) Unified Communications
3 6 (10.17%) PBX
3 6 (10.17%) PSTN
4 5 (8.47%) RTP
4 5 (8.47%) VPN
5 3 (5.08%) Internet
6 2 (3.39%) Firewall
6 2 (3.39%) IPX
6 2 (3.39%) SMTP
6 2 (3.39%) VoIP
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.69%) DHCP
7 1 (1.69%) IMAP
7 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.69%) POP3
7 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.69%) VLAN
7 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.69%) Power BI
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (16.95%) Spanish Language
2 2 (3.39%) Advertising
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Billing
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Onboarding Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Consultant
3 7 (11.86%) Onboarding Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.08%) Exchange Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Lync Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Office 365 Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) XMPP
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) HTML5
2 1 (1.69%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.39%) BYOD
1 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
1 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
1 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.69%) Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) FMCG
2 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.29%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.17%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Phone
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) Linux
6 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Project Management
2 10 (16.95%) Migration
3 9 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (11.86%) Performance Optimisation
5 6 (10.17%) High Availability
5 6 (10.17%) ITIL
5 6 (10.17%) Presales
6 5 (8.47%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (5.08%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (5.08%) Email Filtering
7 3 (5.08%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.08%) Web Filtering
8 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.39%) Information Security Management
8 2 (3.39%) Patch Management
8 2 (3.39%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) CCENT
4 1 (1.69%) CCNA
4 1 (1.69%) CCNP
4 1 (1.69%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.69%) MCITP
4 1 (1.69%) MCTS
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.39%) vSphere
3 2 (3.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.69%) UAG
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) VMware
3 4 (6.78%) Cisco
3 4 (6.78%) Mitel
4 3 (5.08%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) Avaya
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix
5 2 (3.39%) EMC
5 2 (3.39%) Genesys
5 2 (3.39%) Lotus
5 2 (3.39%) Lumension
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle
5 2 (3.39%) Polycom
5 2 (3.39%) Remedy
5 2 (3.39%) Wyse
6 1 (1.69%) Apple
6 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.69%) Kaspersky
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