The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 32 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.69% 1.07% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.92% 5.88% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £214 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.29% -3.33%
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 £23.33 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+33.28% -35.77%
Skype for Business
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Application Platforms Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
51 51 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 17.71% 18.21% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 17
Average daily rate £335 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £244 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £480 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Average hourly rate £12.80 £13.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.22% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £13.65 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.65 £32.25
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 Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the Bracknell region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Bracknell region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Mimecast
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sage 200
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Aruba
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sage
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware