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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 70 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.56% 1.26% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.09% 7.00% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £360 £390 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +178.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+63.23% +13.33%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
162 243 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 18.04% 18.03% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 133 116
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Median hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -25.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.20 £15.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £16.21 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 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
Milton Keynes +8 2 £450 +12.92%
Marlow - 2 £343 - 1
Beaconsfield 0 1 - -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) Citrix
3 14 (60.87%) DNS
4 13 (56.52%) Windows
4 13 (56.52%) Project Management
5 12 (52.17%) Cisco
6 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
6 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
6 10 (43.48%) Firewall
6 10 (43.48%) VMware
6 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
7 9 (39.13%) Migration
7 9 (39.13%) Finance
7 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
8 8 (34.78%) LAN
8 8 (34.78%) WAN
8 8 (34.78%) FTP
8 8 (34.78%) VPN
8 8 (34.78%) SAN
8 8 (34.78%) CommVault
8 8 (34.78%) Oracle
8 8 (34.78%) B2B
8 8 (34.78%) SSL
8 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
8 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (34.78%) Internet
8 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
8 8 (34.78%) Data Migration

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 9 (39.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) ProjectWise
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) DNS
2 10 (43.48%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (34.78%) FTP
3 8 (34.78%) Internet
3 8 (34.78%) LAN
3 8 (34.78%) NetScaler
3 8 (34.78%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (34.78%) SAN
3 8 (34.78%) SSL
3 8 (34.78%) VPN
3 8 (34.78%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) Skype
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) PBX
5 2 (8.70%) SMTP
5 2 (8.70%) VoIP
5 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.04%) Electronics
3 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) German Language
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Server Specialist
1 8 (34.78%) Wintel Server Specialist
1 8 (34.78%) Wintel Specialist
2 7 (30.43%) Project Manager
2 7 (30.43%) SAN Specialist
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory Specialist
3 6 (26.09%) Exchange Specialist
3 6 (26.09%) Server Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) SAN Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) LAN Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) LAN Specialist
5 4 (17.39%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) WAN Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) WAN Specialist
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Project Management
2 9 (39.13%) Migration
3 8 (34.78%) B2B
3 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
3 8 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (34.78%) Data Migration
3 8 (34.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (4.35%) Coaching
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) MCSE
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (26.09%) XenApp
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 2 (8.70%) AirWatch
2 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) Citrix
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) VMware
5 8 (34.78%) Blue Coat
5 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
5 8 (34.78%) CommVault
5 8 (34.78%) F5
5 8 (34.78%) IronPort
5 8 (34.78%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) EMC
6 6 (26.09%) HP
6 6 (26.09%) NetApp
7 4 (17.39%) 3PAR
7 4 (17.39%) SAP
8 2 (8.70%) MobileIron
8 2 (8.70%) Symantec
9 1 (4.35%) Adobe
9 1 (4.35%) Remedy
9 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago