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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 58 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.59% 1.39% 1.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.36% 9.02% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £450 £350 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +150.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
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
119 133 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.68% 15.36% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 80
Median daily rate £406 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £15.25 £16.14 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +1.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 29 July 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 15 (88.24%) Citrix
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Project Management
4 11 (64.71%) DNS
5 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
5 9 (52.94%) Finance
6 8 (47.06%) Migration
6 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 8 (47.06%) Windows
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
6 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
6 8 (47.06%) SAN
6 8 (47.06%) CommVault
6 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
7 7 (41.18%) NetScaler
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (41.18%) ProjectWise
7 7 (41.18%) F5
7 7 (41.18%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
7 7 (41.18%) Internet
7 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
7 7 (41.18%) Firewall
7 7 (41.18%) Oracle
7 7 (41.18%) B2B
7 7 (41.18%) SSL

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 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) ProjectWise
2 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) SAN
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) FTP
3 7 (41.18%) Internet
3 7 (41.18%) NetScaler
3 7 (41.18%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (41.18%) SSL
3 7 (41.18%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) German Language
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Server Specialist
1 8 (47.06%) Wintel Server Specialist
1 8 (47.06%) Wintel Specialist
2 7 (41.18%) SAN Specialist
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory Specialist
3 6 (35.29%) Exchange Specialist
3 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
3 6 (35.29%) Server Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) SAN Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) LAN Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) LAN Specialist
5 4 (23.53%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) WAN Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) WAN Specialist
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Project Management
2 8 (47.06%) Migration
3 7 (41.18%) B2B
3 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
3 7 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (41.18%) Data Migration
3 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) MCSE
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
1 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (35.29%) XenApp
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Citrix
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) CommVault
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) Blue Coat
4 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) F5
4 7 (41.18%) IronPort
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) EMC
5 6 (35.29%) NetApp
6 4 (23.53%) 3PAR
6 4 (23.53%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) SAP