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 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 60 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.85% 0.62% 2.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.41% 2.98% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Average daily rate £385 £359 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -20.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £326 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £392 £525
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
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
136 168 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.15% 20.79% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 103 65
Average daily rate £394 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.31% -1.69%
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 Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 7 (70.00%) Office 365
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (30.00%) FireEye
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) iPad
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) iPhone
6 2 (20.00%) ProjectWise
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (20.00%) IronPort
6 2 (20.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) NetScaler

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) ProjectWise
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) FTP
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (20.00%) PBX
2 2 (20.00%) PSTN
2 2 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (20.00%) SSL
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Lync Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Lync Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Operations Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (30.00%) iPad
1 3 (30.00%) iPhone
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) B2B
2 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) FireEye
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) IronPort
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya