The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 55 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.33% 0.96% 1.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.35% 5.39% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Median daily rate £438 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -34.24%
Skype for Business
Buckinghamshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
85 167 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.10% 17.90% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 82 96
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 3
Median hourly rate - £16.14 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -10.25%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (75.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Migration

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
1 1 (25.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (25.00%) German Language
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Account Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft