The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 61 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.73% 0.20% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.76% 1.19% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Median daily rate £394 £413 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +14.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £303 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £523 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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

Application Platforms Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
136 168 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.69% 16.72% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 83 118
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +0.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
Milton Keynes +10 11 £425 -22.72%
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
Marlow - 2 £300 -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
5 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
6 12 (50.00%) Cisco
6 12 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
7 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
7 11 (45.83%) SharePoint
7 11 (45.83%) VMware
8 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
8 10 (41.67%) Skype
9 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (37.50%) LAN
9 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (33.33%) HP
10 8 (33.33%) ITIL
10 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
11 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (29.17%) Office 365
11 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
11 7 (29.17%) WAN
11 7 (29.17%) NetBackup
11 7 (29.17%) Symantec
12 6 (25.00%) Change Management

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
2 12 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (45.83%) SharePoint
4 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (20.83%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Skype
2 9 (37.50%) LAN
3 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (20.83%) SAN
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.67%) DHCP
6 4 (16.67%) SMTP
7 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
8 2 (8.33%) Firewall
8 2 (8.33%) VPN
9 1 (4.17%) Internet
9 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) Big Data
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Messaging Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) NetBackup Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.17%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) ADO
2 2 (8.33%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
3 4 (16.67%) Private Cloud
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Replication
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (25.00%) Android
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) Unix
9 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 6 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.67%) Analytics
4 4 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.50%) ITSM
5 3 (12.50%) Presales
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) VB
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (20.83%) MCSE
4 4 (16.67%) CCIE
4 4 (16.67%) CCNP
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.67%) MCSA
5 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) NetBackup
2 4 (16.67%) AirWatch
2 4 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (16.67%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) EdgeSight
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco
3 11 (45.83%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Symantec
6 4 (16.67%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) MobileIron
7 3 (12.50%) F5
7 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
8 2 (8.33%) Adobe
8 2 (8.33%) Lotus
8 2 (8.33%) SAP
9 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
9 1 (4.17%) AppSense
9 1 (4.17%) CommVault
9 1 (4.17%) EMC
9 1 (4.17%) Genesys
9 1 (4.17%) Meraki
9 1 (4.17%) NetApp