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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 89 113 88
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 17 7 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.29% 1.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.59% 2.00% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 25
Median daily rate £300 £293 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -25.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £145 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-36.47% +21.42%

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
304 350 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.72% 14.32% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 191 197
Median daily rate £450 £353 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £26.50 £13.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.71% +94.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 January 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 January 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 +9 8 £475 +122.22%
Reading +5 8 £300 -20.00% 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 42 (87.50%) Skype
2 24 (50.00%) Office 365
3 22 (45.83%) SharePoint
4 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
5 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (25.00%) Windows
5 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (25.00%) Yammer
6 11 (22.92%) Cisco
7 10 (20.83%) C
7 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
7 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 9 (18.75%) VMware
9 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (16.67%) Presales
10 7 (14.58%) Migration
10 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.58%) HP
10 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.58%) Identity Management
11 6 (12.50%) Remedy
11 6 (12.50%) DNS
11 6 (12.50%) LAN
11 6 (12.50%) WAN
11 6 (12.50%) SMTP
11 6 (12.50%) Degree
11 6 (12.50%) Spanish Language

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 22 (45.83%) SharePoint
2 10 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (50.00%) Office 365
2 12 (25.00%) Yammer
3 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (87.50%) Skype
2 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 6 (12.50%) LAN
2 6 (12.50%) SMTP
2 6 (12.50%) WAN
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (10.42%) DHCP
3 5 (10.42%) Internet
4 4 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.17%) H.323
5 2 (4.17%) VoIP
6 1 (2.08%) BGP
6 1 (2.08%) FTP
6 1 (2.08%) HTTP
6 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.08%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.08%) SNMP
6 1 (2.08%) SSL
6 1 (2.08%) VPN
6 1 (2.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (12.50%) Spanish Language
2 5 (10.42%) Electronics
2 5 (10.42%) French Language
2 5 (10.42%) Italian Language
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) German Language
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Consultant
2 10 (20.83%) Architect
2 10 (20.83%) Office 365 Architect
3 6 (12.50%) Messaging Support
4 5 (10.42%) Active Directory Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Office 365 Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) VMware Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Messaging Technician
5 4 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Support Technician
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Exchange Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Migration Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 6 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) IVR
3 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.42%) Android
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Presales
2 7 (14.58%) Identity Management
2 7 (14.58%) Migration
3 5 (10.42%) Data Centre Operations
3 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 5 (10.42%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (10.42%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 5 (10.42%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 5 (10.42%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 4 (8.33%) Office Automation
5 1 (2.08%) Information Security
5 1 (2.08%) Information Security Management
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL
5 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.08%) Project Management
5 1 (2.08%) Security Management
5 1 (2.08%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.08%) Speech Recognition
5 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) C
2 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) VB
3 4 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) Degree
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.25%) CCNP
5 3 (6.25%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (6.25%) CCVP
6 1 (2.08%) CCDA
6 1 (2.08%) CCNA
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (10.42%) AirWatch
2 5 (10.42%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.42%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.42%) WSUS
3 1 (2.08%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Cisco
3 9 (18.75%) VMware
4 7 (14.58%) HP
5 6 (12.50%) Remedy
6 5 (10.42%) MobileIron
6 5 (10.42%) Symantec
7 3 (6.25%) Avaya
7 3 (6.25%) Genesys
7 3 (6.25%) Mitel
8 2 (4.17%) EMC
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle
9 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.08%) Citrix
9 1 (2.08%) Juniper
9 1 (2.08%) Lumension
9 1 (2.08%) Verint
9 1 (2.08%) Wyse