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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 117 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
-38 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 1.88% 1.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.03% 12.78% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 30 27
Average daily rate £346 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
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
390 399 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.35% 14.71% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 196 238
Average daily rate £351 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -3 2 £214 -26.29% 1
Reading -23 2 £400 -5.88% 6
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Office 365
3 9 (40.91%) Skype
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
5 7 (31.82%) Migration
6 6 (27.27%) VPN
7 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
7 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
8 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 4 (18.18%) LAN
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) DNS
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 3 (13.64%) ITIL
9 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
9 3 (13.64%) LDAP
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (13.64%) Firewall
9 3 (13.64%) WSUS
9 3 (13.64%) SCCM
9 3 (13.64%) Polycom
9 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
10 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Sage 200
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CCM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Skype
2 6 (27.27%) VPN
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) Firewall
4 3 (13.64%) LDAP
4 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
5 2 (9.09%) DHCP
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) 3G
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.55%) LTE
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) French Language
2 1 (4.55%) German Language
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Lync Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Lync Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Onboarding Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Voice Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) ITSM
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Server Building
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCITP
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) MCTS
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) MOS
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (9.09%) ISA Server
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
1 3 (13.64%) WSUS
2 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) Polycom
4 2 (9.09%) Avaya
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Aruba
5 1 (4.55%) BT
5 1 (4.55%) CA
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.55%) Sage